Month: March 2014

All for the good

So starting tomorrow at work, they have set up a big blue donation box, where you can drop off your gently used clothing and items, it will be going to good will.  I have decided to donate my clothing I haven’t and will not ever be wearing again, lol.  All those skirts I bought , that I only wore a couple of times, and I have some blouses and shirts that will be going as well.  It’s all for the good.  I have gone through my closet, and will rid myself of all that I haven’t worn in a couple of years.  That way I can make room for new stuff.  It’s all for the good.

What do you do with the clothing that you haven’t worn in years?  Do you donate?

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Day 112:

Today I am…   Looking at History.  To all the men that served in the Vietnam war, looking at the photos I took yesterday, when I went down to the capitol.  There were some veterans down there at the memorial, it was really nice.  As I stood there, I knew I was looking at history.  So here are some of the photos I took.  Hope you enjoy.

Today I am…  Looking at History.


memorial wreath 1



memorial monument for the vietnam vets

memorial wreath 2

Vietnam Vetrans Memorial

memorial wreath 3


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Day 111:

Today I am…  Opening my eyes.  I am seeing things in a whole different light.  I am seeing things I have seen before, but in a whole new way.  Places I have been, things I have seen before, all seen through newly opened eyes.  Yes indeed, yes indeed.  I walk around this city and my eyes are opened to so many beautiful things.

Today I am…  Opening my eyes.

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Day 110:

Today I am…  Being Truthful.  To myself, I am not ready to get back out into that dating world, I see couples all around me, and long, even ache for it.  But the truth is…  I am not ready for it, not  at all.  It’s been a year since the break-up, and I am still grieving it, and getting through it.  In my own time, it doesn’t  hurt the way it did, but it is not gone either.  I still have my major days with it all.  So I am not trying to re-bound and jump into something that I know isn’t going to be good for either me or the other party.  Not to say I don’t see hot looking to cute guys at work, but that’s just a bit of eye candy.  Until I am mentally stable for another relationship, I will continue to work on myself inside and out.

Today I am…  Being Truthful.

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Day 109:

Today I am…  Taking the chance.  That is whenever I can, I am walking.  Today, while I waited on the bus, I walked around the perimeter.  I want to be able to gather my walking  strength back to where it was and then some.  It is spring, and I am feeling too good to pass up these beautiful opportunities to get out and walk.

I am heading to work, work seems to be clicking, no real friends yet, plenty of friendly people.  In time, the ones that are meant to be, will be.  Got my head up and praising The Lord every day.

Today I am…  Taking the chance.

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Day 108:

Today I am…  Not going to get caught up.  In the rain that is, yes, my friends and loyal reader’s it is raining here in good old Austin Texas.  It started yesterday evening, just as I got out early from work, and I was caught up in it without my umbrella, only for the fact I did not check the weather, it was a bit too good to be true, it was cloudy, and very windy out yesterday, didn’t think it was going to rain, but it did, and I without my trusty rainbow umbrella.  Thank goodness my jacket has a hood, and hood it was to be the rest of the way home from bus to bus.  It was windy, got cold and rained lol, I say that was the trifecta there.

Today my reader’s I will not be leaving this apartment empty.  My oh my!  It’s already 9:30 in the am.  I have to be out of the apartment by noon heading to work, I better be getting dinner on.  Going to make it now before I leave so that I have it ready when I come in from work tonight.  I don’t like fiddling around cooking, when I get home.  Tonight’s dinner menu is Bird’s eye voila family size Cheesy Ranch Chicken.  Enough to eat for two days, then on to something new.  Beats making something new every day I say.

Well here’s to hoping you stay dry where ever you may live, enjoy your Thursday, and always stay safe whatever you may or may not do.

Today I am…  Not going to get caught up.

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Day 107:

Today I am…  Comforted!  Yes, I raise my hands up to Him, for He is my comforter, as tears fall down my cheeks I know I am loved by Him.  He is my comforter.  Today’s message from Joyce Meyers.  It is so true, so true.  I am healing through my hurt, through the struggles, through all that is going on, I know, I know He is with me.  I could not have made it where I am today without Him, without knowing that He walked beside me through it all.  Yes, I raise my hands up to Him.

My life is good, no doubt, He has opened my eyes to more and more.  I am growing, and stretching, I thank you my Lord, for all that You have done, and continue to do for me.  GOD is the Source of all Comfort!  It has not been a smooth ride, I’ve had my ups and downs, and more tears than I ever thought I would have at this time, but it has also been tears of joy and tears of encouragement and tears of comfort.  Not all good, but not all bad either.  I praise Him, that I am where I am.  Through the loss and through the pain, come out knowing He is my comforter.  Thank you Lord.

Amen!  Everyday I see the blessings in my life, and when I think back, I see, I see it was all for the better, for me, and for the situation around.  The relationship that I lost, wasn’t a loss, it was a gain, sure at that time, my eyes couldn’t see it, but I see it everyday, through the people I meet, the job I have, the life I am living.  There is still a faint pain, but this too shall pass.  Life goes forward, and that is what I am doing, going forward.  Thank you Father God, for without You, I would be a mess, and with You, I am stronger each and every day.

Today I am…  Comforted!

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Day 106:

Today I am…  Feeling Energized.  It could be  for the two cups of coffee I downed, or it could be from all the walking to and fro, whatever it is…  I am feeling it.  It was almost funny, when I went to work yesterday I had to really focus, I had almost forgotten where things were, plus they had new buttons to make it a little easier, I caught on fast to this, so I also upped my points, I was going to slow and got a warning, so that lit a fire under my fingers to speed it up a bit more.  Today I feel energized, and like I can do more.  Today looks really nice out, yes, spring is coming along alright.  Just have to take it day by day.

The one thing I am thinking about is getting myself enrolled into this health care stuff, the deadline is the 31st, and I have yet to get that done, I have to do it this week, or be penalized, and I don’t even want to know what that penalty will be if I don’t get it done.

Well reader’s here’s to a timely Tuesday, may it be all that it can be for you.

Today I am…  Feeling Energized.

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Day 105:

Today I am…  Remembering back.  I just finished watching Pump up the volume, man it brought back memories of my teen angst years.  It was hard being a teenager.  Only hard emotionally lol.  I had an ok upbringing, nothing major, my mom was a single parent raising 3 kids, working full-time and going to school, but she brought us all up.  Those teenage angst years, where you thought you were going crazy, all the drama, the rollercoaster of emotions in a overboiling pot.  Sheesh, I am so glad those days are done with.  I have to say though, it is harder being an adult.  But through it all I wouldn’t go back to those teenage years for anything.  It is OK to look back every once in a while, just to see how far you have come from that, and the growth you have made.  Just don’t stay.

Monday, Monday, Monday.  The start of another work week, the weather looks a bit funky out, something cold may just be blowing in.  I have enjoyed the weekend, now it is back to work.  I had to cancel my appointment to get my taxes done, now I have to reschedule it for my next day off.  What fun, what fun.   Here’s to the start of Monday and all that comes.

Today I am…  Remembering back.

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Day 104:

Today I am…  Done.  Yes, done with the day, I have put the last of the laundry in the wash, and the dryer is going, I am now ready to sit down and watch some Netflix, they have some new movies on there.  I decided to watch both old and newer footloose movies, and can you say, remakes sucks.  The old is so much better, can you believe it’s been that long since that movie came out, man I’m feeling old lol.  Today has been a busy, busy, busy kind of day.  Got up and treated my mom and dad to IHOP.  Then they went and picked up their sofa with the reclining ends, got it packed onto the back of the truck, then we headed back to my apartment, to pick up the rest of their things, got that all packed into the truck, and they were off back to San Angelo.  It was a good time had this weekend.

So let the spring cleaning begin, I took off the cushion covers to the loveseat, and washed them, got a new broom and was having a go at it sweeping the living room, yes, must get a vacum, washed laundry, cleaned kitchen and bathroom, very much tempted to go take a very hot bath and soak.  I have it smelling really fresh and citrus here.  I love those clean smells.    Got the loveseat fixed and situated the way I wanted, next on the list is a bed, got it narrowed down to what I want, it will be a full sleigh bed, oh how I love sleigh beds.  Stay tuned.

Got a drawer for my bedroom, is really nice, I am going to put baskets underneath the bottom part, cleaned out my closet and put things into the drawers, things are really coming along now.  The weekend was really great, now back to work tomorrow.  Hope you had an awesome weekend.

Today I am…  Done.


P.s.  Here are pics of my loveseat, chair, and drawer.


chair and loveseat photo

loveseat and chair