_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: March 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Life Explained ...... EXCELLENT

On the first day, God created the dog and said:'Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.
The dog said: 'That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?
So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said: Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span.
The monkey said: Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?
And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow and said: You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.
The cow said: That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years.... How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?
And God agreed again.

On the fourth day, God created humans and said: Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years.
But the human said: 'Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?'
'Okay,' said God, 'You asked for it.'

So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.Life has now been explained to you.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Life's Little Lessons

Week 12 in our Journey through "Life's Little Instruction Book"

52) Avoid overexposure to the sun.
Skin Cancer ........

53) Vote
If you don't vote - don't complain about what is happening. You ARE part of the problem if you are not part of the solution.

54) Surprise loved ones with little unexpected gifts
Everyone likes surprises - even those of us that say we don't.

55) Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
Welcome to the world of an adult - responsibility for your actions is key.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Inner Peace

Dr. Oz proclaimed, 'The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished.'

So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Tequila, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos, and a box of chocolates.

You have no idea how freaking good I feel right now. I'm just wondering if all those people who's tax returns I haven't finished will be happy I feel this freakin' good!

Pass this on if you know anyone you think might be in need of inner peace

Monday, March 22, 2010

Life's Little Lessons

Week 11 in our journey through "Life's Little Instruction Book"

48) Keep a tight rein on your temper
When your temper gets the best of you - you never know what will happen.

49) Buy vegetables from truck farmers who advertise with hand-lettered signs.
Farm fresh is always better than wondering how long its been since it saw the farm.

50) Put the cap back on the toothpaste
Enough said.

51) Take out the garbage without being told.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Life's Little Lessons

Week 10 in our journey through "Life's Little Instruction Book"

43) NEVER give up on Anybody. Miracles happen EVERY day.
Everyone has a purpose for being in your life. Whether it is a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime. They have something to teach us - so don't give up - they WILL teach you something.

44) Show respect for teachers
Remember they teach our children our history - if they don't learn it we are bound to re-live it .... the good, the bad, and the ugly.

45) Show respect for police officers and firefighters
Remember they are the ones that run TOWARD the danger when everyone else is running AWAY from it. They are a very special breed.

46) Show respect for military personnel
Remember freedom isn't free - these men and women earned it for us!

47) Don't waste time learning the "tricks of the trade". Instead LEARN the TRADE.
If you don't know the trade, you don't know why the "tricks" work - and when they don't work you won't know how to fix it!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Life's Little Lessons

Week 9 in our Journey through "Life's Little Instruction Book"

38) Keep secrets
Be the one that everyone comes to when they need to talk to someone

39) Take lots of snapshots
Pictures help to keep memories alive.

40) Never refuse homemade brownies
What can I say - doesn't everyone love home made brownies?

41) Don't postpone joy
Why wait? Tomorrow is not promised to anyone.

42) Write "thank you" notes promptly.
Make the giver know that you received their gift, don't make them guess. Oh and let them know that you liked it.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Looking for a new floor?

There are lots of things that need to be done around my house, and I'm sure I'm not the only one that is thinking that Spring should be fix up time around the house.

One of the things we want to do is finish redoing the floors in the kitchen and eating area and the bathrooms. I have been introduced to an interesting website ukflooringdirect that has some great ideas as well as some great information for us "do it yourselfers". Do you know the difference between hardwood flooring, engineered wood flooring and laminate flooring? If not (or even if you do) you need to check out ukflooringdirect.

One of the things I was thinking about using was cork - very eco-friendly you know. If you go to Cork_Flooring you can get some insight into what the history of cork flooring is and what the next generation is going to be.

Another option that is definitely eco-friendly is Bamboo, which really looks nice and could be another option for my kitchen. There are so many different colors/variations that are available that won't hurt the environment or end up killing off a "species" of wood.

And have you seen all the different types of Laminate_Flooring there is? They have this great section that shows all kinds of different flooring. So many different types just to add to the options.

Ukflooringdirect also sells Tarkett_Flooring that is an engineered wood flooring that looks so fantastic!

Another option for the areas I'm looking to redo is Luxury_Vinyl_Flooring which was something I didn't think I wanted at all. I thought been there done that wanted something different. Now I'm not sure because it appears that even vinyl flooring is so much better than before.

I will need to do some serious thinking about what I am going to do with these floors. I thought I was ready to decide, but after looking at this website - I think I need to investigate just a little more. I will be looking at this site just a bit longer ....... since there seem to be so many new and different and so much better than I thought, ideas for flooring.

Check out ukflooringdirect to find your Spring project!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Did you Remember?

Did you wear your red today?

Did you forget why so you didn't wear red?

Check out red-friday then join us next Friday with your red on!

Shay Day

Hope your day today is a Shay Day ....

Don't know what a Shay Day is ? Check out choices so that you too can have a Shay Day.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Life's Little Lessons

Week 8 in our Journey through "Life's Little Instruction Book"

34) Learn to identify the music of Chopin, Mozart and Beethoven
Perhaps this will be the class I take after tax season.

35) Plant a tree on your birthday
So that you have made a mark on the land in a good way - each year.

36) Donate two pints of blood every year.
You will never know how many people this could help.

37) Make new friends but cherish the old ones.
Old friends are the gold that make us shine.