Sunday, May 20, 2018

829.

On another note, I had my first watermelon of the season last week. It was yummy.

Sadly, I left home before I finished it and didn't think to chop it up to bring on the road with me. I asked Baby Bliss to eat the rest.

She's not a huge watermelon fan so I hope and pray it's not rotting in my fridge as I type this.






Sandia.  πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

Saturday, May 19, 2018

828.

Hey folks!

It's been a while, yes?

My apologies but I have been super busy.

Among other things, I have been burning up the road every month since December to visit daddy in the nursing home. I stay a week, minimum.

I've also been dating, which has become challenging with my travel schedule.

This month has been particularly busy.

I visited daddy then had to hightail it home for Baby Bliss's birthday celebrations as well as the Mother's Day festivities.

Mother's Day night I got word that a dear friend had lost her mom earlier in the day.

So Thursday I got on the road to get home for the funeral.

I'll be here another few days, as the funeral is taking place a few days later than I thought. But no worries. I've been able to spend time with other good friends and I am staying at an Airbnb accommodation with a beautiful family.

God continues to bless me and I'm thankful. (Though exhausted!)

I'm thinking about skipping my June visit to daddy or perhaps delaying it by a week or two because his wife is now in the nursing home with him.

He seemed content when I stopped in for a short visit Thursday morning. She did too.

Amen.

Kisses to you all!

More later...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

827.

Hello everyone. πŸ‘‹πŸΎ

It's a chilly but relaxing evening in my cozy spot on the sofa. Hopefully you all are somewhere safe and you have everything you need.

Today was a really good day for me. I have so much to be thankful for as it winds down:

  1. I talked to both my parents today. 
  2. I was able to help my dad with an ongoing issue that had worrying him .
  3. Baby Bliss and her fiancΓ© treated me to lunch today. We had a great time.
  4. I treated myself to a movie today. (Proud Mary) It wasn't what I expected but I enjoyed it.
  5. The forecast calls for snow to start in about 7 hours. I went to Aldi and Walmart before heading home. If I get snowed in, I'll have food to eat.
  6. My car has an almost-full tank of gas.
  7. I have a safe and warm place to live.

I am aware that there are people in the world who currently lack necessities. Some of them may be people I know.

My prayer is that if anyone who crosses my path needs help, I can assist or find an appropriate resource. I also pray that I am mindful of and grateful for my every blessing. 

Amen.

Friday, January 12, 2018

826.

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you are all safe, sound, and happy as the weekend slides your way.

Despite the gloom of today's weather, I've been in a good mood.

I talked to daddy several times today; he sounded tired but he was in good spirits. I also made the pasta salad for the party. It's chilling in the fridge until departure time when it will make the hour-long drive with me to Party Central.

I'm also taking drinks and napkins. There can never be too many napkins at a party.

It will be great if someone brings fried chicken or a really good dessert. Cheesecake, fruit tarts... If someone brings Napoleons, I'll be in heaven. (And probably Weight Watchers by Monday afternoon because I'll eat them all.)

Aha! I remember what I came to tell y'all: I started a gratitude jar.

Every night before bed, I write down a few things I'm thankful for on a half sheet of paper. Then I fold the paper and put it in the jar.  πŸ’• ✍🏾 πŸ“ƒ

It's just a mason jar but it's light blue. I found it at Goodwill I think. It's been here for a while so the memory is vague.

I believe it's one of the tools helping me stay focused on what's important.

Another is my background music.

There is a YouTube channel called Meditative Mind. The videos are healing music, set to different frequencies depending on what needs healing (mind, body, spirit, etc.)

Of course it's a debated topic, whether or not sound healing of this kind works. I say if it works for you then work it.

It's working for me and I'm thankful.

The music plays low so that it's a constant undercurrent as I go about my daily to-do list.

Right now I'm listening to this one: Om Mani Padme Hum.

It's soothing.

On that note, I'll bid you all a fond good night.

Sweet dreams... πŸ’‹