She’s in Full Bloom and I couldn’t be happier. 11 Flowers and counting. She’ll keep doing this all summer. Her name is Pride and Joy. I’ve had her now for about 10 or more years. She was a little baby when I got her. No bigger than maybe 6 inches with one flower. She has traveled with me across country and back. She’s never let me down and I’ll always take great care of her. I know I shouldn’t show favoritism but I love her so much. I talk to her, I dust her and in return she blesses me with flowers. And I always thank her for the flowers. She’s outgrown this pot but I refuse to separate her. Once I get her in a bigger pot I’ll never be able to move her but I’m gonna attempt it this weekend. My Pride and Joy…I love you.
The Healthy Eating Pyramid, from the Harvard School of Public Health (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So as you know I’m on a quest to maintain my healthiness. I’m still drinking my veggie fruit drinks and now I did the one thing I thought I’d never do. I cut the sugar. Can I tell you I have been going around here like a junkie looking for her next fix. I didn’t realize how much sugar I consumed until I stopped using it. Now I had stopped using sugar in my coffee and tea a while ago and let me tell you….that wasn’t easy. I still drink my sweet tea when I do make it but I haven’t had it recently.
I’ve been watching my carb intake as well. Now most of you who know me are saying to yourselves “what the hell for you ain’t no bigger than a stringbean”. True, but this stringbean is trying to be here for another 45 years. As I’ve said before, the older you get, the more you realize that you need to take care of yourself from the inside out. When you’re young you worry about the outward appearance but with heart problems and cancer history in my family I have to take care of the inside first and that will take care of the outside. My skin is so much healthier, my hair and my nails. I’m in a better frame of mind. Oh and did I mention I’m up to brisk walking 2 miles a day. Yes, I did drop 2 pounds in one week, but everything is so much tighter. I may be skinny, but as you get older gravity takes hold of you and flabs start to show.
I also booked a trip and will be going away in a few weeks. Not gonna tell you yet where I’m going but I will tell you and share pictures once I return. I’m even working on my core section using the total gym. Yes, people, sh*t has gotten serious. I’m proud of this new lifestyle journey that I’m taking.
Who else is as addicted as I am? I just realized there are 365 levels. I’m now up to level 65. First I played for the fun of it but the higher the level the more strategic it gets. Tell me the truth, are you playing?
Mother’s Day is coming. We only get one. Wether she birthed you or not, she raised you, reared you as the old timers would say, taught you right from wrong. She changed your diapers, held your hand when you crossed the street, wiped your tears when you shared your first broken heart. She wiped her tears when you left home for the first time and shared the joy of you becoming a parent.
Sure, we’ve all had moments when we thought, “Whatever” when she scolded us, and then we’ve all had the “I’ll never do that again as long as I can get home to my Mom”. And there are many of you who at this very moment are saying “I Miss My MoM. If I could just have one more day I would…….”.
You only get one. Celebrate the joy of her in your life this weekend. Don’t just make it for one day, make it for everyday. And for those who currently lost their mom or who haven’t had their mom with them for years, take time to reflect. Go ahead and cry, she was a part or you. She still is.
So as I’ve mentioned in the past I plan on redoing my page and moving forward. I’ve started with a new logo and blog button. What do you think? Go ahead and grab it. I’m gonna be grabbing yours and adding to my blog roll. Yep, gotta add that too. A Blog Roll. I’m getting there. I’m gonna put it on my blog so you can go ahead and grab
I have a HUUUUGGGGEEE problem with this. I have 2 daughters. One is almost 18 and the other is 15. So now are you telling me that she can basically go out there and get down and durty and then go to the drugstore tomorrow and swallow a pill that can possibly save her from getting pregnant? Are you telling me the government is promoting promiscuity? What every happened to safe sex and the threat of AIDS and HIV. This pill doesn’t take that away.
What the F&CK is the world coming to? I don’t give a damn that they may throw a deterrent of a high price on this (possibly $70). Do you really think that’s gonna keep a kid away? Hell, if a kid can talk their parents into a $200 phone $70 is nothing. Heck half of them may even have it in the bank. already. Now I really have to go there…”Um, Mr President, how did you allow this to happen? Don’t you have two young daughters? One that I believe is 14? Are you saying you support this? REALLY?” I’m so disappointed in this bill being passed I don’t even know what to think.
More than ever we need to keep talking to our children about practicing abstinence as well as safe sex. Let’s face it, a lot of us work and kids come home to an empty house. We would like to think that nothing is happening but we aren’t there and so we don’t always know. Parents, this is a call to action. Now more than ever we really need to let our girls know that this is not a good idea. What kind of long lasting physical affects will this have down the line? Is there a limit to how many pills one can take let’s say in a week or month? And do you think a kid is going to care. And then there’s boys. Don’t even tell them that it’s ok to go out and feel their oats as long as they can help her pay for the pill the next day. This is so freaking stupid I can’t stand it. Surely someone else has to be as pissed as I am.
He’s Jason Collins, NBA player, barely even a household name and oh by the way, he’s gay. Now, he’s a household name. Wow, amazing what it takes to be recognized in this world. I’d really like to know the men’s thoughts on this because as a woman I think we could care less. I do watch sports. I’m a big football fan myself and once in a while I will watch Basketball but I guess because football is so barbaric, there just seems to be more of a testostronesque sport according to women.
Now when I think of a statement such as his being made in the NFL, I would think that it would cause a ruckus. My thoughts are, however the game ends up, win or loose, that attitude is carried into the locker room. And I see football players as so huuuuge that even when they are horsing around it could get crazy. So imagine this big huge guy feeling some kind of way because his team lost and then he find out that perhaps the one who missed the catch in the end zone lost the game for them and oh, by the way, he happens to be gay. Would most hetorosexual men be okay with that, or will they charge at him like a bull not for loosing the game, but for his sexual preference?
I think in the NBA there may be that same type of atmosphere in the locker rooms but maybe not as barbaric. I’m not in the locker rooms so I wouldn’t know. But maybe the fellas out there can enlighten me. Kobe showed support as well as a few other fellow NBA players. Does it really matter in the long run? Is it going to make him play his game any differently? I mean in the end it’s really just about his sexual preference which has nothing to do with the game.
I guess you’ve figured by now that I could care less. No more than if it were a female sport and one of the players announced she was gay. It’s not going to affect my feelings of how you play if I’m a fan. It all boils down to what you do in your bedroom and I really don’t want to know and could care less.
So Jason, I say to you, “Good for you for standing up for what you believe in”. I think homosexuality is more accepted in today’s world because the world is changing. And I also know there are a lot of people who don’t agree with it. I’m not going to go all deep into this but again I think Jason is brave for putting himself out there. He wasn’t trying to be a spokesperson for any type of gay movements he just got tired of not being himself. And as I saw on an interview he stated “After the Boston bombings, life is too short”. Sometimes it takes a major event to happen for us to realize matters of importance in our own lives.
So we are doing something a little different in the garden this year. We are using earth boxes this year. This saves on having to be out in the garden every day weeding and most importantly for me being scared away by snakes. I know for a lot of people you are probably thinking we are taking half of the fun out of it but hey, to each his/her own. The veggies have grown tremendously. They are self watering which means we can go away and not have to worry about them. We just did tomato plants yesterday but we cheated and used self-watering posts instead of making them ourselves.
Did a lot of background work on the benefits of earth boxes and let me just tell you, these veggies will grow like weeds. There has already been a surge of growth in the past 3 weeks. I’m ready to pick lettuce to eat now. As the weeks grow (I mean go) I’ll post some more pictures to show you how things are coming along.
It’s absolutely ridiculous how dependent I’ve become to having my phone. I can’t do anything without it. Well maybe a few but really, it’s my mini even sometimes better than laptop computer. I have receipies, pictures, directions, google, everything on it and what does it do to me????? IT FREEZES