Thursday, April 30, 2009

Came to see Lindsay at College

Having a great time and enjoying the time away! I needed this...hugs, cheryl

Lindsay and Mom at Central Bible College

Erica and Jeff

Lindsay and Bianca...

Monday, April 27, 2009

I have lost 6 pounds.. I will get there! hugs, cheryl

I am trying hard and drinking more water! I will make this challenge! It is another week and off to see my daughter in MO...can't wait to get away for the week..hugs, cheryl

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lamp made from old cd case recycled!

this is so neat can find the directions for this here

Monday, April 20, 2009

I am stuck at 4 pounds

It is monday and raining...just weighed myself and cannot get past 4 pounds..I am going to try harder this cheating, lots of water and more sling comes off on Thursday from my Rotator Cuff Surgery!!!! Yeah...hopefully he lets me do a few more things..I have to say though six weeks did go by faster than I mom was like it will be here and gone before you know it...I was in so much pain I thought no way...and here this week is Here!!!! She was right...never like to admit our mother's are alway's usually right...have a great week...hugs, cheryl

Saturday, April 18, 2009

To Mothers!

My eyes are always watching to see how you’re going to respond

If I want my dreams to come true, I must not oversleep.
Of all the things I wear, my expression is the most important.
The happiness of my life depends on the quality of my thoughts.

The heaviest thing I can carry is a grudge

One thing I can give and still keep…is my word.

I lie the loudest when I lie to myself.

If I lack the courage to start, I have already finished.
One thing I can’t recycle is wasted time.

I lie the loudest when I lie to myself.

If I lack the courage to start, I have already finished.
One thing I can’t recycle is wasted time.

My mind is like a parachute…it functions only when open.

My mind is like a parachute…it functions only when open.

Laughing is healing

The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too late to become what I might have been.

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.

Think of Mother as a Verb.
Thinking of the word mother not as a noun but as a verb (”to mother”) helps change your internal definitions so that you stop looking to a human female for perfect parenting and begin to identify your mother as anyone who offers you maternal care. You’re being mothered when anyone offers you one or more of the following gifts:

Acceptance. This is not the anxious adoration of a mother who pins her hopes for happiness on her child’s appearance or achievements. True mothering starts with unconditional love for another person, without demands or expectations.

Nourishment. Sustenance, comfort and care, whether physical or emotional, are components of real motherhood. Anyone who nurtures you, in body, mind or heart, is mothering you.

Instruction. Real mothers teach constantly, showing both by example and by explanation what their children must know in order to live well.

Empowerment. Real mothers are intent on working themselves out of a job; by building in those they mother the courage and confidence needed to become completely independent.

The perfect mother is available to all of us if we’re willing to let go of expectations that will never be filled, and to see what is being offered to us here and now. Though all mothers are limited, the force of motherhood is not. It surrounds us every day, in all sorts of guises, some predictable and ordinary, some startling and extraordinary.
If you allow yourself to embrace it, I guarantee you’ll find it waiting to embrace you. And that, to me, is the mother of all comforts.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

If you don't design your own life plan,
chances are you'll
fall into someone else's plan.
And guess what they have planned for you?
Not much."
-- Jim Rohn --

I am losing weight!!!

I have started dieting and have lost 4 pounds...I am trying to follow weight watchers as my daughter lost almost 40 pounds on it and decided I am going to do this! My daughters laughed and told me I am old and can't do it and get down to where I was when I was 35 so now I am more determined than ever....I am finally getting over the pain from shoulder surgery...two more weeks of the sling! I never want to go through this again..I have honestly had enough surgery's for my life now...Pray for my daughter as she had to have a ct scan on Friday as they think she might have damaged her back in gym class...she is in College in Springfield, MO and had surgery a year ago...we find out Monday morning what is wrong! hugs, cheryl Have a great Easter Weekend!

Monday, April 6, 2009

printable 40 0ff coupon

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

"It isn't the people you fire who make your life miserable, it's the people you don't." Harvey Mackay

"Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory." -- J. Donald Walters

"Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch—what makes you go beyond the norm." -- Cicely Tyson

"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure." -- Peter Marshal

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -- Margaret Thatcher

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mohandas Ghandi

"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Whether you are a success or failure in life has little to do with your circumstances; it has much more to do with your choices!" -- Nido Qubein

"Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose." -- Stephen Covey

Natalie got a job today! yeah...

She got hired at the new movie theater by our did her two girl friends...they are all so happy...she has been going everywhere trying to get an interview and today she got through two interviews and hired!~ hugs, mom

Going to lose 20 pounds!

I am in a contest to see who can lose 20 pounds first...I am determined to win this challenge! Will also get to a size 10 this summer!