Kids, gotta love it!

My niece, wrote a quick note on her face book tonight. I just had to share it. This is how her conversations went with our great nephew, Christopher, her son. He is a delight, as well as, her daughter. (Miss Katie)

She writes:

“Working overtime, called home to check on my babies it went something like this Christopher~hi mom so how was your day at work Me~ good how about you Him~ oh pretty good got in a bit of trouble for disrupting class but there’s always tomorrow huh mom?!”

Got to love it! Always tomorrow!

WEATHER…..or not…. I’m not coming……

… SHARPLY COLDER WEATHER ON SATURDAY WITH SOME SNOW…

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH CENTRAL ILLINOIS TONIGHT BRINGING AN END TO THE MILD TEMPERATURES OF THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS. HIGHS THIS AFTERNOON HAVE SOARED INTO THE MID 60S BUT THAT WILL BE REPLACED BY 35 TO 40 DEGREE TEMPERATURES ON SATURDAY. ALONG WITH THE MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES MOVING IN OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS… A WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL BRING SOME SNOW TO AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF THE ILLINOIS RIVER… WHERE 1 TO 2 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THE DAY. LESS THAN AN INCH IS EXPECTED EAST OF THE ILLINOIS RIVER. SNOWFALL TOTALS WILL BE A BIT HEAVIER OVER PARTS OF EASTERN IOWA… NORTHEAST MISSOURI AND EXTREME WESTERN ILLINOIS WHERE UP TO 4 INCHES OF WET SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE IN A FEW LOCATIONS.

SEVERAL FACTORS SHOULD KEEP SNOWFALL TOTALS DOWN ACROSS OUR AREA ON SATURDAY. THE FIRST BEING AIR TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE FREEZING DURING THE DAY AND SECONDLY… THE TWO INCH SOIL TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE UPPER 30S TO LOWER 40S IN THE AREAS THAT ARE EXPECTING THE ACCUMULATING SNOWS. AREA ROADWAYS SHOULD REMAIN MOSTLY WET WITH ONLY SECONDARY ROADS AND SOME BRIDGE DECKS BEING AFFECTED BY THE WET SNOW. A NORTHEAST WIND GUSTING AS HIGH AS 35 MILES PER HOUR AT TIMES WILL MAKE IT FEEL EVEN COLDER OUTSIDE ON SATURDAY. QUITE A CONTRAST TO THE WEATHER WE HAD THIS AFTERNOON.

 Here is our weather warning posted for Illinois, for Saturday. Will  someone please find that ground hog!

Peter, meet Liz. Come with me. Lets take a little trip!

Today, I would like to tell you about two very special people Liz and Peter. First, let me say I know what Liz looks like. I see her often I know how she talks, her laughter, her facial expressions and about her family. I only know Peter by a photo on his blog. Our relationship could be described more like the movie, Jumping Jack Flash. Perhaps some day I might hear his voice. Enjoy his laughter, and even talk with him.

Peter does not know Liz. However, they have something very real in common, both have cancer. Yes, they were both whisked off too Cancerland, as Peter so eloquently describes in his blog. Which I encourage you to read.

Liz, landed in the metropolis called Thyroid. Which is near Esophagus, and is where Peter is located. Which I understand he has been taken in plenty of fluids, that oddly are infused from a bag which hangs upside down. While Liz, is now sequestered after received a small tablet just today that will bestow in her a strong radiant glow for several days.

One of my favored aphorisms, of which I have several, is, “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.”

Now, at fifty, one would think that I had that all figured out. But, I seem to be following more in a direction similar to that of Colonel Sanders and Clara Barton. Whom both, in their mid-sixties, started brilliant successful business, so I maintain there is hope for me yet.

I’m leaning towards a sailor, or a captain of a ship. I adore the water.

Our pool here on Main Street will soon be open, and you will find me on my comfy boat raft  drifting from one end to the other. For there I feel comfort and one with life.

So come and sailing with me. I hope that you will feel peace, tranquility and believe that all things are possible.

Hugs, and ALL ABOARD!

Chick here…..Chick there….

 

 
Have you ever just taken the time to have a little fun? Enjoy the moment? Do something out of the ordinary, spontaneous or out of character?
Meet Eric, also known as Pastor Eric. What a wonderful picture of downright excitement and enjoyment in the moment.

Everyday life often is overwhelming, and we neglect to evoke excitement and enjoyment into our lives. Our inner child held at bay, denying us the experience of something so simple as the warmth of baby chick in the palm of our hand.

One of my favorite bible verses is from Mathew 6:25-34. It guided my husband and I throughout his cancer treatments and into his remission. It was one of the darks times of our lives. But, as Mathew writes in verse 27, “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” Sounds so simple, yet so hard for us to answerer, none.

Find that child like sprit and find enjoyment and excitement in each day, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Don’t say you weren’t warned!

 

  

Good Morning and welcome to March 14, 2010. Did you remember to spring forward? Which really means you are going to feel rushed all day or late. Well, you lost an hour. An hour of sleep, play, reading, shopping or pure fun but don’t despair, because it will now  stay light longer. There is where your hour went. 
Nevertheless, the changing of the clocks means Monday when it’s time to get up and go to work or school you my experience a bit of resistance. Remember, it’s an hour earlier, and you stayed up an hour later to play and have fun. 
  
Don’t say you weren’t warned!