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BE Patient, BE Kind, BE Loving

Ken made me a very good breakfast, egg-white and 1 egg omelet with toast, potatoes and a cup of coffee.  The kids ate first while he cooked ours and we had a semi-quiet breakfast alone together.  Then we were off to church, Catholic today.  We decided that we are going to alternate every other week between St. Mary's Church and Woestina Reformed Church.  This way the kids are exposed to both and can later decide for themselves.  Father's homily in a nut shell today , "BE kind and do not judge others for what's wrong with them.  Focus on what's right with them.  You'll be surprised when people are just as surprised about you getting into heaven as the next person."  When we got home and were making lunch and cleaning up, I really had to do that BE Patient and loving.  The girls were fighting and whining so I just kept saying "I love you, I love you, I love you," to get through and stay calm.  It worked for today, I need to remember it for the

BE Courageous and BE Strong!

" He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." BE COURAGEOUS! "The fall is so swift and fast.  The challenge is getting back up. You must dig deep for strength.  One day at a time."  BE STRONG! I borrowed those quotes from 2 friends on facebook.  They were just so true and good and relevant, I had to share. I got up with Ken this morning to help him get out fishing early, really early.  Ken, Ed and EJ (his 16th birthday) left at 4 am to go way up north in the Adirondack's.  After they left I immediately went back to bed.  Got up later and had my breakfast with the Today Show.  This morning they were talking about interfaith marriages and it got me thinking.  An interfaith marriage we are not but we are very torn in how to practice our faith.  It came to me that we should treat our Faith Exploration like an Interfaith Marriage.  I think we should alternate churches every other weekend.  BE an EXPLORER BE FAITHFUL For bre

~BE Patient~

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Kids are driving me crazy!  I really want to get things done on the computer and they are fighting over this and that.  UGH! I made Blueberry Muffins from scratch for breakfast.  DELICIOUS!  I had a few of those with coffee while getting my normal dosage of the Today Show.  Left over vodka penne and a salad for lunch with iced tea. I'm very easily frustrated today, trying to remain PATIENT.   *ICED COFFEE TIME* For dinner tonight I made roasted potatoes and chicken with a cucumber tomato salad.  DELICIOUS! Still feeling very frustrated tonight, like I could cry at any minute and I don't know why.  Girls are having a friend sleepover and they are still awake.  I'm trying very hard to BE PATIENT.  It's 11:30 pm and I want to go to bed but I can't, they are still up.  Ahhhhhhh-----------------Quiet ***) 12:14 AM  time to stop working on my artsyBE blog, but I just can't stop.

BEing Healthy Take 2

<Oops!  Let's try again, I can't believe I didn't catch that.  I know why spell check didn't because tan is a word, just not the word I wanted.  So, I'm re-posting this for myself.  I'm not perfect but I'm trying to BE better.> What is really in my head right now is skinny, but I know I will never BE Skinny.  So I just want to BE Smaller tan than I am today and in doing so BEcome healthier doing it.  This is going to BE my first step to BEing ME. I'm going to try journal what I eat for a while.  I'm going to do this right along with my other journal so they BEcome one.

BE Healthy - Eat Healthy

Slept late because of the crazy cat in heat outside my window last night. OMG!  It kept me up for hours. Usual morning cup of coffee while watching the Today Show with a mini bagel egg and Canadian bacon sandwich. On the Today Show - BIG NEWS US Troops leaving Iraq.  I hope that means my brother Lars won't have to go now.  While watching my friend Kelly called.  We met her and her boys at Sassafras park.  Then to Walmart for a few things.  Had a healthy lunch, grilled chicken tacos.  Then to Kelly's for the kids to play in their "Water Park."  She has a small pool and water slide.  The kids had so much fun!  I'm glad we went.  It's important to take the time to ENJOY your FRIENDS!  She brought out chips for the kids and fresh strawberries and pineapple for snacks.  JUST SAY NO TO CHIPS- and I did!  Dinner tonight at my parents to celebrate my Aunt Anne's 75th birthday.  Grilled London Broil,  potatoes, corn and salad with a glass of red wine.  Red win

August 18, 2010

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Happy 14th Anniversary! Enjoyed my daybreak coffee with a banana and a mini bagel with pb&j, while watching the Today Show. Did the usual morning tasks laundry and beds.  Eating Healthy!  Tuna on a small roll with grapes and almonds on the side and a glass of Ovalteen.  After lunch Ken and I talked about my BE List and he thinks it's a GREAT IDEA.  He said he would help me set up this blog.  I left the room and came back to find a Pandora bag on the bed.  Ken got me Pandora earrings with interchangeable danglers, pearls and peridot.  BEAUTIFUL! We actually had an anniversary date at Russo's tonight.  Tried a Grape Cosmo, yum sort of.  It was like  grape koolaid with a kick. French Fries with Gravy for an appetizer and antipasto to share.  Ken ordered stuffed shells with meatballs and I had vodka penne with sausage.  Everything was delicious!  Real comfort food in a great hometown restaurant.  . Then we had to go home and pick up the kids

ME I WANT TO BE

Wife-Mother-Daughter-Sister-Friend-Niece-Granddaughter Healthy-Smaller-Organized-Clean-Patient-Saver Faithful-Strong-Giver-Patient-Relaxed Passionate-Fun-Courageous-Explorer Dreamer-Believer-Thinker-Maker-Doer Artist-Singer-Photographer Remembered

ME NOW

Wife-Mother-Daughter-Sister Friend-Listener-Talker-Conservative Artsy-Dreamer-Thinker-Armature Photographer Caregiver-Worrier Niece-Granddaughter BIG-Cluttered-Messy-Procrastinator Thrifty "Hyper" or Red "HOT" Headed

*My BE List*

BE Me BE Healthy eat right exercise pray sleep read write love BE a Crafter jewlery designer card maker pocketbook maker painter photographer Children's Museum idea design grant open Go Places Lake Placid Strong Museum Rhode Island NYC Disney Camping Finish What I Start Front Door School Chairs Kitchen Floor Back Door & Cellar Door Photo Albums GO SEE Family Ocean Mountains Today Show, Martha & Oprah Santa MAKE EVERYDAY AND OCCASION AND BE HAPPY! Most of these Things have been on my New Year's Resolutions for the past couple of years and I still haven't crossed them off.  RULE:I don't knave to do things exactly as I have written and I might change things or add more along the way.  I JUST HAVE NEED TO BE ME!

I Made My First Post

I can't BElieve it, I just made my first blog post.  I did it, but not without help from my computer genius husband.  THANK YOU, KEN!  I'm feeling excited and scared too.  My BE List idea is out there now, for the world to see.  AMAZING!

My BE List Idea

It's 12:25 am on August 18, 2010,  I tried to go to bed 25 minutes ago and could not fall asleep suddenly this idea came to me to make a BE LIST , so I got up and started writing. Everyone talks about their "Bucket List," the things they want to do before they die.  Tonight while going to bed late as I often do, I kiss my husband goodnight and looked at the clock, it was 11:57, I realized that in 3 min's it would be our anniversary, 14 years.  14 years of BEing lucky in love with the boy I always thought was cute.  But also 365 days away from 15 years.  15 seams like such a milestone, just like 40, of which I will be in 360 days.  360 days who thinks of their next birthday in days?  Well, I think I finally figured out that's the way to do it, like they always say "take it one day at a time."  So one day at a time I will take it.  I'm going to LIVE my life and BE!  I'm going to BE all the thinks I dream of BEing and sometimes I might BE Happy, s