Friday, March 30, 2007

I hope I'm not 92 before I can do this....

A good friend of mine sent me this today and I so needed it. I had to share it on my blog so that I can have it here to come back to often.

I hope I'm not 92 before I can learn how to do this.....

A 92-year-old, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably coifed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready. As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window. "I love it," he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy. "Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait." That doesn't have anything to do with it," he replied. "Happines s is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it." It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away. Just for this time in my life. Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in> >> the bank account of memories! Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank. I am still depositing."

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

I am adding another rule and that is:
SMILE and laugh often!!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Back from LA

Sprinkle cupcakes in Beverly Hills!! Yummy! We ate here the 1st and last day!!Baylee got to be on the former set of Friends.
Her she is with Phoebe's guitar.

Baylee with her favorite star, Johnny Depp! Baylee before we got kicked out of Louis Vouitton for taking this picture of the ugly dresses that cost over $4000!

Shopping on Rodeo Drive. (Melrose is better)

Muscle Beach, Venice!

Cold Water!

Johnny Depps Viper Room.

The best cupcakes in the world!!!

Outside our hotel! our myspace picture! HA

A star's mansion in Beverly Hills!

Our Bed and Breakfast hope. Sylvester! He is going to be in a new show on NBC called Life.

Danny Bonaduce at the Hardrock cafe! He looks rough but he is was very friendly!

Wow what a trip. I have drifted off to another Universe and cannot seem to return. Ever since we returned 2 weeks ago, I have not even been normal or even close to functioning. I feel so robotic. What did LA do to me? I have to get out of this fog. I think maybe it was the smog there or maybe the wonderful Sprinkles cupcakes. It could have been the fact that we were surrounded by strange. Maybe it is because I am still starstuck from seeing "Chandler" Matthew Perry and Danny Bonaduce. Maybe it is because I witnessed such materialism. Or maybe it is just the wonderful scent of lemon and orange tree blossoms. Whatever it is, I have got to find my way back to the sane world.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Spring Break!

On Monday the trip begins!
Yay! Mom, Me, and Baylee head to Hollywood.
Girls trip! Funtime!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Spring flowers need showers

My pink hyacinths are blooming. My purple verbena are blooming. My fringeflower is blooming.......... My pincushion flower is blooming. My daffodils have been blooming. My chickweed and dandelions are blooming (UGH not good).!!!! My, my, my everything is budding out and looking alive. I am hoping no late freeze but we know better than that, there is always a late freeze. I have been working to keep the vegies watered. We have not had a drop of rain in it seems like forever. I am going to have to do a rain dance soon! Ha! That would be funny. I dance like a chicken.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Daffodil Time

My daffodils are blooming!! I just love the first blooms of spring. It is a cool crisp morning and the flowers are happy and cheerful!