S: From Me to You ~ somethings you might find helpful
BC: I love you. I'm proud of you. Everything is going to be all right. ..... and remember the best is yet to come ..... enjoy the ride!
FC: To Sarah, Austin, and Kayla From Mom with love | From Me to You ~somethings you might find helpful
1: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." | ~ Leonardo de Vinci | The Basics | Simplicity, more often than not, is the way to go. | A smile is the best anti-depressant. Make at least 3 people smile everyday. In the morning, fill in "My purpose is to _______ today." At bedtime, think about 3 blessings in your life and 1 thing you accomplished today. Go out of your way to spend time with people over 70... ...or under the age of 6.
2: live with 3 e's | energy enthusiasm empathy
3: empathy understanding and entering into another's feelings Put yourself in other's shoes and imagine you can feel what they feel. | enthusiasm excitement for or interest in a subject or cause Feelings, moods and emotions will follow action. If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastically. | energy the capacity for work or vigorous activity People bursting with energy have three things in common: they deeply honor and respect themselves; they completely accept themselves (and others) for who they are and don’t take themselves too seriously, and they see challenges as opportunities to be creative.
4: Start a new trend of slowing down. | Read Books | Play Games | Make Fresh Lemonade
5: Take a breath | Be Alive
6: "When you have it together, you find you don't need so much crap." | Clouds can move and skies will be wide open. | Simplify & Declutter | Let new energy into your life | Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful, or joyful. Delay all discretionary purchases. Conspicuous consumption is no longer in style. (America's economic downturn has pushed us to a better place - a slower, thriftier place.) Grow something. Spend time outdoors every day. Find something to be thankful for.....every day.
7: Something to think about.... By nature, we tend to give greater value to an immediate reward as opposed to something that's delayed. People tend to overestimate their ability to resist temptations around them, thus undermining attempts to shed bad habits. People have this self-control hubris, this belief they can handle more than they can. ~ experimental psychologist Loran Nordgren | Pictures from San Diego, Spring '10
8: Hot, hot, hot! | Momma Terry | Power Foods | Blueberries, Cranberries Salmon, Trout, Herring, Mackerel, Tilapia, Cod Broccoli/Dark Leafy Vegetables Avocado Pomegranate Almonds/Walnuts Green Tea Garlic, Onions, Olive Oil, Flaxseed Dark Chocolate Red Wine (resveratrol) | What's cookin' good looking? | Does anyone really know what time it is? | Everyone | Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, eat less food that is manufactured in plants. Drink 2 ounces of water for every 1 ounce of wine. Psyllium husks is a great source of fiber.
9: Food has replaced sex in my life; now, I can't even get into my own jeans. Tee hee!! | If you try the Paleo diet, says Cordain, you'll likely increase your protein and fat consumption, while modestly lowering your carb intake. But since the carbs you do eat will come largely from fruits and veggies, you'll be swimming in healthful micronutrients. The protein will come from lean meats with low levels of saturated fats, and from fish with high levels of healthful omega-3 fats. You'll get more healthy, monounsaturated fats from canola oil, walnut oil, and olive oil. These fats won't raise your heart-attack risk; in fact, they'll probably lower it. And there's no reason to worry that your friends will call you crazy like a caveman. "The Paleo diet isn't an oddity," Cordain says. "What's odd is the way we've been eating the last 10,000 years, and particularly the last 200." | The Paleo Diet
10: ~ Fatigue can lead to overeating. ~ Reduce your portion sizes by 20%. ~ Eat larger portions of water-rich foods. | Tips
11: Brain Balance | Right Brain | Left Brain | LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS uses logic detail oriented facts rule words and language present and past math and science can comprehend knowing acknowledges order/pattern perception knows object name reality based forms strategies practical safe | RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS uses feeling "big picture" oriented imagination rules symbols and images present and future philosophy & religion can "get it" (i.e. meaning) believes appreciates spatial perception knows object function fantasy based presents possibilities impetuous risk taking | Four essential pillars to maintaining a healthy brain.... Physical Exercise - Do something cardiovascular that gets your heart beating faster. Mental Exercise - Learn something new every day. Work puzzles (like crosswords or sudoku or play games like chess and bridge) and do a variety of things you aren't good at. Good Nutrition - Eat more vegetables, particularly leafy green ones. Stress Management - Set aside 5–10 minutes to just breathe deeply and recharge.
12: Love Your Life ~ Value your daily diversions - When adding items to your to-do list, don't forget the good stuff like reading in bed, taking long walks, listening to music, sitting quietly outside. Build your strength and independence - Be sure and make your daily workout.Try telling yourself that you need to do only 10 minutes of exercise. Sticking with an exercise plan can strengthen your immune system and enhance your body's production of mood-boosting hormones. Squash your stressors - Don't let stress sap your joy. Practice stress-reducing strategies. Try taking little deep-breathing breaks, inhaling through your nose and then exhaling slowly through your mouth, 3-4 times to allow oxygen into your blood stream and increasing your feeling of calm. Celebrate and share your skills Colunteering in your area of expertise can improve your well-being and emotional health. Appreciate the people around you. Unwind and share a few laughs with your family or friends once or twice a month. Sharing openness and trust can give you perspective to cope with everyday challenges. Laghing lowers blood pressure and releases endorphins. Feelng satisfied and fulfilled with your life is an essential part of youremotional and physical well-being. As you grow to appreciate your time, your independence, your self-assurance, your skills, and your relationships, you will be amazed at just how good you feel, both in body and spirit.
13: Health Factors Blood pressure BMI Calcium intake Caloric intake Cell phone use Daily vitamin Diverse diet Family history of breast cancer Flexibilty exercies Flossing habits Folic acid intake Fruit servings Good oral hygien Good sleep levels HDL and LDL levels Limited or no secondhand smoke exposure Low alcohol use Medication use No drinking & driving Omega-3 intake Potassium levels Red meat intake Safe driving & vehicle size Safety belt or airbag usage Social network Strength training Stress Unsaturated fat Vegetable intake Vitamin C intake Vitamin E intake Workout schedule
14: Multivitamin Vitamin C (3000-6000mg) per day in three doses every six hours Vitamin D3 - fight cancer - immune system Zinc (25-50mg) per day with morning or noon meal - immune system Selenium (200-250mcg) per day with morning or noon meal - fight cancer Vitamin B Complex (50-100mg) Omega-3 fatty acids - heart health Coenzyme Q10 - heart health Glucosamine - joint health L-Carnitine - heart health & weight Teanine - mood/sleep Biotin - hair/nails Magnesium - organ health Vitamin E Aspirin 81 mg | Supplements to Consider | Omega-3 oils improve brain function, decrease inflammation, reduce the incidence of fatal heart attacks and Ischemic strokes, improve the outcome of autoimmune diseases, and improve vision. | Green Tea Therapeutic beverage Antioxidant Anti-inflammatory Supports weight control Promotes fat burning Boosts exercise capacity Boosts metabolic rate Helps to prevent cancers of the breast, colon, skin, and blood Helps diminish cardio disease | Brush Your Teeth There's an association between gum disease & systemic conditions like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis
15: Staying hydrated helps maintain peak physical performance by helping to sustain physical endurance and strength. | Water | Your brain is about 73% water. Water helps maintain alertness and concentration, as well as ward off dehydration, which can cause headaches and fatigue. | Water helps eliminate toxins from your body. It acts as a lubricant and cushion for the joints, protecting sensitive tissue from shock. It aids in the digestion process, by helping break down the foods eaten. | Recipe for Regularity (Sorry) 6-8 glasses of fluid/day, eliminate caffeine & alcohol, eat fruits/vegetables 1 at breakfast, 2 at lunch, 2 at dinner (prunes & apricots are good), bran & yogurt at breakfast w/ 1-2 t wheat bran, 250-500 magnesium, and 250-2000 mg Vitamin C. 20-30 min/day aerobic exercise and 20 min. bedtime meditation will help as well. Clockwise circular massage from lower right abdomen up, across and down to left lower abdomen daily before arising and following with 2 cups warm water is also good. Mix 1 cup applesauce 1 cup oat bran or unprocessed wheat bran 3/4 cup prune juice Begin with 1-2 T each evening mixed with or followed by one 6-8 oz cup of water. This should regulate you within 2 weeks. If no change occurs, slowly increase serving o 3-4 T. You can make this part of your daily routine for the rest of your life. This may be frozen in 1-2 T and thawed as needed. (After, roll knees in and out 2-3x to complete.) i
16: Don'ts ~ Don't waste precious energy on gossip, or issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. ~ Life isn't fair, but it's still good. ~ Don't subscribe to all or nothing mentality. ~ You don't have to win every argument. Agree t disagree. ~ Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present. ~ Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about. ~ No one is in charge of your happiness except you. ~ Forgive everyone for everything. ~ What others think of you is none of your business. ~ Remember God heals everything. ~ However good or bad a situation is, it will change. ~ Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. ~ Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. ~ No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
17: Tranquility | Have a Trouble Tree .... as he walked towards the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands. "Oh, that's my trouble tree, 'he replied 'I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure, those troubles don't belong in the house with my family.. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning, I pick them up again." "Funny thing is that when I come out in the morning to pick them up, there aren't nearly as many as I remembered hanging up the night before.'
18: To be true to ourselves is a lifetime journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. It is building on our unique gifts and interests, while accepting without shame our weaker aspects. | Self Compassion | When learning to love, forgive, and cultivate compassion it is only possible to do this if we start with ourselves. | Self Kindness, Devoid of Judgment & Self Evaluation | All human beings deserve kindness and understanding | Each day brings with it the miracle of a new beginning. Many of the moments ahead will be marvelously disguised as ordinary days, but each one of us has the chance to make something extraordinary out of them. ~ Douglas Pagels | Then came the day when to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~ Anais Nin
19: Who said that? | The only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. | “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” ~Dr. Seuss | When you have a choice to be right or to be kind, always pick kind. | We are all spiritual beings having a human experience. | Na, na, na na. Na, na, na, na ..... Na, na, na ....let it be! | No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible. George Chakiris | F it, in 20 years I won't remember it anyway! | Maybe I'm amazed at the way you love me all the time | “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one” C.S. Lewis | There is no one alive who is Youer than You. ~Dr. Seuss | I love myself, therefore I forgive and totally release the past and all past experiences and I am free. ~Louise L. Hay | Don't stop - but yield from time to time. ~What can I say - My Mom worked at the Highway Department | “Do the thing you fear; and the death of fear is certain.” – Ralph Waldo | Kick Ass! | Wag more, bark less
20: Keep a Good Things book by your bed. Wrote down beautiful moments, keep a photo, save compliments, and pleasure in them as part of your day-to-day routine & outlook. | How do you measure time? You have all the time in the world to do whatever you choose. | What cannot be fit into your day, cannot be done -- forget about it. | Recognize the difference between having and living. | Lower the Crossbar - One of the greatest strains in life is constantly having to live up to the standards we set for ourselves. From time to time, relax those standards a little! | Pretend you're human - Leave it to others to be pefect, to be wonderful. Be content with who you are - how relaxing! | Disregard small issues - The most important skill in staying calm is not to lose sleep over small issues. The second most important skill is to be able to view ALL issues as small. | There are only two ways to handle tense situations: you can change them...or you can change the way you look at them. | When you swell on the sound of your breathing, when you can really hear it coming and going, peace will not be far behind. | Stand straighter and taller than you believe feels natural, with an imaginary thread attached to the top of your skull lifting you a few millimetres above the ground. | Listen for the Quiet - Quiet is the essence of calm. | You cannot force quiet, you can only accept it when it comes. But if you listen, you will find it in unexpected places. | Find
21: Practice being calm in a certain place - say, a favorite chair - soon your subconscious will associate feelings of calm with that place. Then simply go there and become calm. | Take a long distance view - Your eyes are most relaxed when they focus on distant scenes, especially natural ones. | To relieve tension, simply press on the roof of the mouth, behind the front teeth, with your tongue. | Some of the most powerful calming acupressure points can be found at the temples. Apply a light pressure as you breathe out, ease the pressure as you bring in. | Tighten your forehead and eyebrows into a tight, ugly frown. Then raise your eyebrows and eel the tension lift. | Massage your eyebrows in an outwards direction - you do this intuitively when under pressure. | Say your prayers to achieve tranquility. | Pretend you are calm: adopt the characteristics of a calm person, pretend others see you as a calm person, and in no time you'll be a calm person. | Calm | Most things are not black and white. Most people are basically good.
22: He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything ~Unknown ~ Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. ~ Exercise at least 3.5 hours per week. ~ Take the stairs instead of the elevator. ~ When your muscles are nice, warm, and have more elasticity, target the muscles that you worked that day. ~3,500 = 1 lb. of fat, so to lose 1 lb. of fat per week (which is recommended) you will need to eat 500 less calories per day. ~ Track the way your body feels. By tracking good and bad symptoms after eating, you will learn to listen to your body & provide it with the foods that will make it run efficiently. ~ Maintain a body mass index, BMI, under 30. ~ Mental exhaustian is controlled by the emotional, reptilian mind, not the rational one. Use your rational mind to keep you working out. | Don't take yourself so seriously. | No one else does. | Get Fit (cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training) | Workout Plan Day Aerobics Strength Training Monday 25 20 Tuesday 45 0 Wednesday day off day off Thursday 25 20 Friday 45 0 Saturday 25 20 Sunday day off day off
23: The first wealth is health. ~Emerson | Happiness lies, first of all, in health. ~George William Curtis | ~ To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art ~ La Rochefoucauld | Hydration 64 oz. of water is recommended ~ unless you are exercising or live in a higher humidity, are sick, etc.. | Living Well Exercise Nutrition Strength Training Weight Management Stress Management Smoking Cessation Depression Management Limit Alcohol | Stay Well Wash hands frequently Eat well Drink water Get enough sleep Vitamin C Ginger & Curcumin Zinc Echinacea Warm baths/showers | Reduce Inflammation Certain foods such as cold water fatty fish, blueberries, green leafy vegetables, olive oil, flax seeds, nuts, and fish oil supplements help reduce inflammation.
24: Sitting It doesn't matter if you go running every morning, or you're a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting - in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home - you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and an early death. In other words, irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you. | Desk Exercises
25: Being Present Stop light meditation – At a red light, take a moment to feel your body how it touches and seat, your feet on the floor of the car, hands on the steering wheel. Take 2-3 conscious breaths. Telephone Ring meditation -When you hear the phone ring don’t reach for it immediately. Consciously take 1-2 breaths, feeling your feet on the ground, your buttocks in the chair. At the end of the two breaths answer the phone. | Office Scoop | Chair Squat: While sitting, lift up until your hips are just hovering over the chair, arms out for balance. Hold for 2-3 seconds, stand all the way up and repeat for 16 reps. Dips: Make sure chair is stable and place hands next to hips. Move hips in front of chair and bend the elbows, lowering the body until the elbows are at 90 degrees. Push back up and repeat for 16 reps. | Office Scoop
26: (instead of Scarcity) ~ List 10 times you thought there wouldn't be enough of something and you survived. ~ List 10 areas where you have too much, not too little. ~ List 20 or 50 or 1,000 wonderful things that entered your life just at the right time, with no effort on your part. Start with the little things like oxygen, sunlight, a song on the radio. You'll soon think of bigger ones. The most important things usually show up this way. | Abundance | Women don't always have the crushing chest paints that often signal a heart attack in men. instead, women may experience chest discomfort that lasts more than a few minutes and may come and go in the center of the chest. It may feel like pressure, fullness or pain. Discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach. Shortness of breath. Nausea, lightheadedness or a sudden cold sweat. Extreme faigue. | Approach Life With Love Not Fear Shifting from the flight-or-flight (sympathetic nervous system) to the rest-and-relaxation (parasympathetic nervous system) helps with love, finances, and housekeeping. | The best way to achieve your destiny is to begin at the end. | Accept the Moment | Thought is Fact | Trust, confidence, learning to set people free, not trying to control them, ensures a lifetime supply of love. "I'll always love you, and I really don't care what you do." | People remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see, 70% of what they say, and 90% of what they do. | Warning Signs of a heart attack for women | Cognitive Distortions (David Burns) 1. All-or-Nothing Thinking: If your performance falls short of perfect, you see yourself as a total failure. 2. Overgeneralization: You see a single negative as a never-ending pattern. 3. Mental Filter: You pick out a single negative detail and dwell on it, so that your vision of reality becomes darkened. 4. Disqualifying the Positive: You reject positive experiences by insisting they "don't count". 5. Jumping to Conclusions: You make negative interpretation without facts, mind read without checking facts, or fortune tell by anticipating that things will turn out badly. 6. Self-Fulfilling Prophecy 7. Magnification or Minimization 8. Emotional Reasoning: "I feel it, therefore it must be true." 9. "Should" Statements 10. Labeling & Mislabeling
27: It takes 3 weeks to change a habit * Be aware of a habit you want to make or a bad habit you want to fix * Figure out why the bad habit exists * Figure out how you'll slowly change your bad habits into new ones (for example, how to slowly change bad eating and exercise habits into healthier new ones) Take baby steps! Take things one step at a time. Try to gradually incorporate new habits over time. | New Habits ~ Piece of Cake Take baby steps. Become more mindful. Read food labels, pay more attention to what you're eating. Make a plan - be specific. Achieve a new mini-goal each week. Try topping your sandwich with slices of cucumbers. Add shredded carrots to muffins. Be Realistic. Slow and steady wins the race - along with a dose of vigilance. Practice Stress Management. Focus through exercise, relaxation, meditation,etc. so you don't fall back into old routines during periods of stress. | Live to be a 100 ~ Have a strong sense of purpose (We need to feel needed and want to contribute to a greater good.) ~ Keep a focus on family (families provide support and a sense of purpose and belonging) ~ Maintain social networks ~Keep hard at work (find joy in everyday physical chores and work) ~ Get some sunshine ~ Embrace a common history (spiritual traditions help us to remain relatively free of stress) | Self CPR Without help, someone alone may only have about 10 seconds before losing consciousness. You can help yourself by coughing repeatedly and vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough and the cough should be deep and prolonged. Repeat every two seconds until help arrives. | Cool | Emotional Freedom Tapping (using your index and middle fingertips of one hand) Top of Head, Eye Brow, Side of the Eye, Under the Eye, Under the Nose, Chin, Collar Bone, Under the Arm, Wrists | Everything good is readily available. | People Loved Being Loved Without A Care.
28: 20 Things I Like About Myself * I'm open minded and try to see both sides of an argument. * I'm commitment to personal growth. * I'm passionate and compassionate. I'm a hopeless romantic. * I'm dorky and have a great sense of humor. * I'm creative & unique. * I appreciate the arts sometimes. * I'm adventurous and like to go walking. * I make mistakes & enjoy laughing at myself. * I live in the present. * I love to learn new things. * I'm a hard worker when I want to be. * I love unconditionally & connect deeply with people. I believe most people are good. * I love this world. I'm generous. * I don't take things for granite. * I'm not a quitter. * I'm an honest person. * I'm a great friend. * I love my family and friends. * I love to take pictures and make photo books. * I talk and think too much. | Emotional Intelligence ~ Know your own feelings. Put words to them to express them more precisely. ~ Manage your feelings so your life is not sabotaged. Learn how to bounce back quickly from life's upsets and setbacks. When you are fearful or anxious, for example, shift your fears to creative thinking about how to deal with your situation Identify what you really want and think about what you can do to help produce the result. ~ Keep your attention on the tasks at hand, delay gratification, manage impulsiveness, and inspire yourself. There is enormous energy behind your feelings. Identify and remind yourself often of long-term objectives to wisely invest your energy.' ~ Recognize feelings in others. ~ Show others you have heard what they have said and understand how they fee. Believe you have influence over the events of your life and can meet challenges as they arise!
29: Destressors | 1. Listen to slow tunes. Slower-paced music can lower your heart rate and blood pressure. 2. Give yourself a time out. Set the alarm on your phone for 5 minutes, find a quiet place (even if it's a bathroom stall) and just sit, say a short prayer, and breath deeply (inhale through your nose, counting to 5 1/2 Exhale through your mouth, counting to 8 1/2.) 3. Burn a lavender, lemon, or mango candle. They contain lanolil, a naturally occurring fragrance that reduces the activity of genes normally elevated in stressful situations. 4. Laughter temporarily increases your heart rate and blood pressure, and then when they drop, you feel relaxed. 5. Lend a hand. Listen & provide emotional support to others. 6. Exercise improves your mood, and working out with a friend leads to a greater production of endorphins. 7. A positive outlook reduces stress, so pay attention to your words and thoughts. 8. Get a good night's rest. 9. Distract yourself to divert attention away from what's bugging you. Games, movies, and cooking can be great distractions. 10. Loose, less restrictive clothes put less pressure on your stomach and can help relax your muscles. White or light colored clothing helps lead to calm. 11. Say what’s on your mind and practice being spontaneous. Those who hold back may experience resentment and stress. 12. Consider practicing yoga, meditation, tai chi, or something similar. 13. Spending a little time with a calm person will leave you feeling calm. 14. Spend time outside. Study outside. 15. Pet a pet. 16. Hugging always helps. 17. Never take yourself too seriously. 18. Drop your jaw. Then drop your shoulders. Gently roll your head from side to side several times. Stretch and tense-hold-release your muscles. 19. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed. | Affirmations 1. I am a happy, healthy, intelligent, attractive, positive, energetic, witty, creative, person. 2. I love myself unconditionally just as I am. I attract loving relationships into my life. 3. I am the best judge of what is best for me, and I trust my judgment completely. 4. I can say no to other people and know I remain loved and cared for. 5. I am fully competent and capable in everything that I decide to do. 6. I am a self determined person, and I allow others the same right.
30: Relationships | Kind of neat to remember sometimes........ People come into your life for a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do When someone is in your life for a reason, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason, you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on. When people come into your life for a season, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season! Lifetime relationships teach you lifetime lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person or people (any way); and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. Of all the words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these... it might have been. Thank you for being a part of my life.
32: Visuals | BP < 120/80, LDL < 100, HDL > 40-50, Triglycerides < 150 , BMI betw 24.9 & 18.5
33: Cooking Tips * Tenderize steak with a vinegar & oil rub and allow to stand for 2 hours. * Keep apples from turning brown by tossing with a little lemon water * Add a pnch of salt to coffee grinds to remove some of acid taste. * Add flaor to hot tea with a dissolved hard mint candy *
34: Some of My Favorite Things | Musicals Fiddler on the Roof Oliver The Sound of Music West Side Story Zilker Park musicals | Rodney Dangerfield Sayings My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you're ugly too. Rodney Dangerfield I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet. Rodney Dangerfield | "Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, Thats why it's called the Present" | * acupuncture * Armadillo World Headquarters * Austin, Texas * BBQ * blue jeans * blue skies * breakfast tacos * | camping at Inks Lake * Chipotle's * 202 Cinderella Street * coffee shops * creeks | friends * full moons * grandkids * greenbelts * guitar music * handwritten letters * hawks * | * dark chololate * decks * eagles * Easter * family * farm land * feeding cows * fireplaces * fire * | Things to Think Think in ways you've never thought before. - If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message Larger than anything you've ever heard, - Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats. Think that someone may bring a bear to your door, - Maybe wounded and deranged; or think that a moose Has risen out of the lake, and he's carrying on his antlers - A child of your own whom you've never seen. When someone knocks on the door, - Think that he's about To give you something large: tell you you're forgiven, - Or that it's not necessary to work all the time, Or that it's been decided that if you lie down no one will die. ~ Robert Bly ~ | Bands at Armadillo World Headquarters Amazing Rhythm Aces * Arlo Guthrie * Asleep at the Wheel * B.B. King* Balcones Fault * Bob Marley * Charlie Daniels * Commander Cody * Cooder * Browne * Doug Kershaw * Dr. John * Fats Domino * Flying Burritos * Frank Zappa * Freddie King * Greezy Wheels * Lost Gonzo Band * Lynyrd * Skynyrd * Marcia Ball * Marshall Tucker Band * New Riders of Purple Sage * Plum Nelly * Ray Charles * Seals & Croft * Shiva's Headband (* St. Elmo's Fire * Talking Heads * The Pointer Sisters * Thin Lizzy * Too Smooth * UT Shuttle Bus Rally * ZZ Top | Freddie King | I'm Fat Freddy's Cat' I'm Fat Freddy's cat, and I'm mean and rough and I don't take no guff when I strut my stuff... I'm so ornery and full of piss, if don't watch out you'll run into THIS!! If you see me coming, better step aside, a lotta cats wouldnta and a lotta cats couldnta give lickin to chicken or a razzin to rat after they finished messing round with Fat Freddy's cat!!!
35: Movies Billy Jack Dirty Dancing Dr. Zhivago E.T. Funny Girl Ghost Gone With The Wind Jaws Love Story Nell O Brother, Where Art Thou? One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Pretty Woman Rush Hour (Jackie Chan - Yah!) Teenage Catgirls in Heat (Yeah!) The Godfather The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean The Three Lives of Thomasina The Graduate The Sting The Wizard of Oz Titantic | Word Search - how fun is that! | height * hippies * home * horny toads * hot tubs * ice cycles * iced tea * Indians * Jesus * lace * Lake Travis * leaf * | limestone * Luby's * massages * nt car * new shoes * numbers * oak trees * mail packages * | * pansies * pecans * piano * pick-up trucks * pillows * Pineapple upside-down cake * pulling weeds * pussy willows * | * rain * rainbows * red dirt * rocks * root beer * sea shells * shish kabobs * short * steaks | Favorite Bible Verse "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life... ...what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" Matthew 6:25-27 The day-to-day challenges of life have a tendency to wear on us, especially during our toughest times. This verse reminds us that we shouldn’t be afraid. God will provide and will take care of us. With God, our trials do not define us and our circumstances don’t dictate our outlook on life. With God, our very being isn’t centered around the challenges of life. We can face life with a joy that is not of this world. Nuff said. | A Little Luck Never Hurts * Wish on your eyelash and blow it away.
36: Once Upon A Time | Emil Reimers Worked at the Butler Brick Co. in Elgin, Texas Knew how to makemtatted lace Made me earrings out of acorns I called him Buddy. | Wendish Noodles One egg One half egg shell of water (about 3 tablespoons) One and one-half to two cups of flour Beat egg and water together. Add a sprinkle of salt and enough flour to form a stiff dough. Roll out thin on a pastry cloth. Let stand to dry, turning over occasionally. Cut into thin strips when dry but still pliable. Cook in a rich chicken broth until tender. Chopped parsley, chopped green onion tops, and a dash of nutmeg may be added for flavor, if desired. | Alma Reimers Her grandfather, Peter Fritsche, was a Wend who ame over on the Ben Nevis from Germany and settled in Paige, Texas. | Wendish Easter Eggs The Wends are Slavic-Germans who have four techniques of decorating eggs: Wax Batik, Acid, Scratch, and Embossed. The most commonly used technique in Texas is the Wax Batik. In this method, the wax design is applied to the egg with a tip of a goose feather cut into geometrical shapes, or the head of a straight pin. The wax protects the egg from taking the dye. Multicolored eggs are created by applying the design in stages, dipping the egg in a different color dye after each wax application. When the egg is completely decorated, the wax is removed and the egg oiled. | Bring the past only if you are going to build from it. ~Doménico Cieri Estrada
37: How about that? The roots of the word have been defined as follows: super- "above", cali- "beauty", fragilistic- "delicate", expiali- "to atone", and docious- "educable", with the sum of these parts signifying roughly "Atoning for educability through delicate beauty." According to film, it is defined as "something to say when you have nothing to say | Terry Has a history in the movies Sneezes really loud Can walk & talk while sleeping Can smell burny ants Can say dociousaliexpiisticfragicalirupus! Wants to be buried holding a picture of Alf in silk pajamas! | Mark Can wiggle his ears. Raced semi-professional motocross. Likes to say, "Come on, it's time to go!" way before everyone is through eating. | Sarah (Sweetie Peatie, Say Say, Poohbear) Sarah's past loves include a blue & gold Macaw She is a practicing barber. Put the first tooth she lost back in her mouth instead of telling anyone. | Austin (Roodle Toodle, Aubie Daubie) Can toss up a soccer ball, catch, and balance it between his shoulder blades. Can solve s rubik cube in less than 2 minutes. Cannot pee in a cup at a doctor's office. Tried to keep all of his baby teeth, in addition to his permanent ones. | Kayla (Baby Cakes, Kayla Koo, Puddle Duck) Has a future in theatre, and wants to be reincarnated as a platypus. Is not scared of trying new things (swim team, au pair) Loves thrift stores. Is very comfortable with her bodily functions. Is very driven. | Who Knew? | We are not our past!
38: Once Upon A Time | Emil Reimers Worked at the Butler Brick Co. in Elgin, Texas Knew how to makemtatted lace Made me earrings out of acorns I called him Buddy. | Wendish Noodles One egg One half egg shell of water (about 3 tablespoons) One and one-half to two cups of flour Beat egg and water together. Add a sprinkle of salt and enough flour to form a stiff dough. Roll out thin on a pastry cloth. Let stand to dry, turning over occasionally. Cut into thin strips when dry but still pliable. Cook in a rich chicken broth until tender. Chopped parsley, chopped green onion tops, and a dash of nutmeg may be added for flavor, if desired. | Alma Reimers Her grandfather, Peter Fritsche, was a Wend who ame over on the Ben Nevis from Germany and settled in Paige, Texas. | Wendish Easter Eggs The Wends are Slavic-Germans who have four techniques of decorating eggs: Wax Batik, Acid, Scratch, and Embossed. The most commonly used technique in Texas is the Wax Batik. In this method, the wax design is applied to the egg with a tip of a goose feather cut into geometrical shapes, or the head of a straight pin. The wax protects the egg from taking the dye. Multicolored eggs are created by applying the design in stages, dipping the egg in a different color dye after each wax application. When the egg is completely decorated, the wax is removed and the egg oiled. | Bring the past only if you are going to build from it. ~Doménico Cieri Estrada
39: Once Upon A Time | Emil Reimers Worked at the Butler Brick Co. in Elgin, Texas Knew how to makemtatted lace Made me earrings out of acorns I called him Buddy. | Wendish Noodles One egg One half egg shell of water (about 3 tablespoons) One and one-half to two cups of flour Beat egg and water together. Add a sprinkle of salt and enough flour to form a stiff dough. Roll out thin on a pastry cloth. Let stand to dry, turning over occasionally. Cut into thin strips when dry but still pliable. Cook in a rich chicken broth until tender. Chopped parsley, chopped green onion tops, and a dash of nutmeg may be added for flavor, if desired. | Alma Reimers Her grandfather, Peter Fritsche, was a Wend who ame over on the Ben Nevis from Germany and settled in Paige, Texas. | Wendish Easter Eggs The Wends are Slavic-Germans who have four techniques of decorating eggs: Wax Batik, Acid, Scratch, and Embossed. The most commonly used technique in Texas is the Wax Batik. In this method, the wax design is applied to the egg with a tip of a goose feather cut into geometrical shapes, or the head of a straight pin. The wax protects the egg from taking the dye. Multicolored eggs are created by applying the design in stages, dipping the egg in a different color dye after each wax application. When the egg is completely decorated, the wax is removed and the egg oiled. | Bring the past only if you are going to build from it. ~Doménico Cieri Estrada
40: How about that? The roots of the word have been defined as follows: super- "above", cali- "beauty", fragilistic- "delicate", expiali- "to atone", and docious- "educable", with the sum of these parts signifying roughly "Atoning for educability through delicate beauty." According to film, it is defined as "something to say when you have nothing to say | Terry Has a history in the movies Sneezes really loud Can walk & talk while sleeping Can smell burny ants Wants to be buried holding a picture of Alf in silk pajamas! Can say dociousaliexpiisticfragicalirupus! | Mark Can wiggle his ears. Raced semi-professional motocross. Likes to say, "Come on, it's time to go!" way before everyone is through eating. | Who Knew? | We are not our past! | Indian Animal Symbol Beaver: Apr 20 – May 20 Take charge, adapt, overcome – this is the Beaver motto. Mostly business, the Beaver is gets the job at hand done with maximum efficiency and aplomb. Strategic, and cunning the Beaver is a force to be reckoned with in matters of business and combat. One might also think twice about engaging the Beaver in a match of wits – as his/her mental acuity is razor sharp. The Beaver has everything going for him/her – however tendencies toward "my way or the highway" get them in trouble. Yes, they are usually right, but the bearer of this Native American animal symbol may need to work on tact. In a nurturing environment the Beaver can be compassionate, generous, helpful, and loyal. Left to his/her own devices the Beaver can be nervous, cowardly, possessive, arrogant, and over-demanding. | Mark Can wiggle his ears. Raced semi-professional motocross. Likes to say, "Come on, it's time to go!" way before everyone is through eating.
41: Sarah (Sweetie Peatie, Say Say, Poohbear) Sarah's past loves include a blue & gold Macaw She is a practicing barber. Put the first tooth she lost back in her mouth instead of telling anyone. | Austin (Roodle Toodle, Aubie Daubie) Can toss up a soccer ball, catch, and balance it between his shoulder blades. Can solve s rubik cube in less than 2 minutes. Cannot pee in a cup at a doctor's office. Tried to keep all of his baby teeth, in addition to his permanent ones. | Kayla (Baby Cakes, Kayla Koo, Puddle Duck) Has a future in theatre, and wants to be reincarnated as a platypus. Is not scared of trying new things (swim team, au pair) Loves thrift stores. Is very comfortable with her bodily functions. Is very driven. | Sarah (Sweetie Peatie, Say Say, Poohbear) Sarah's past loves include a blue & gold Macaw She is a practicing barber. Put the first tooth she lost back in her mouth instead of telling anyone. | Austin (Roodle Toodle, Aubie Daubie) Can toss up a soccer ball, catch, and balance it between his shoulder blades. Can solve s rubik cube in less than 2 minutes. Cannot pee in a cup at a doctor's office. Tried to keep all of his baby teeth, in addition to his permanent ones. | Kayla (Baby Cakes, Kayla Koo, Puddle Duck) Has a future in theatre, and wants to be reincarnated as a platypus. Is not scared of trying new things (swim team, au pair) Loves thrift stores. Is very comfortable with her bodily functions. Is very driven. | Who Knew? | We are not our past!
42: Capturing the Moment
43: Fear Less
44: 2011 | Date Entry | Date Entry | Date Entry | Date Entry | Date | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | Date Entry | 2010 | ...was the year of the Chilean miners, BP oil, royal engagements, Tea Parties, 3D movies, and iPads.. Of multi-tasking, maxi-texting, and mega-discount shopping. We learned that we should spend more time with the people who matter most and less money on things that don't really matter at all.
49: Additional helpful hints