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So it seems the battle of breaking the blankey habit for kids continues for parents and probably will forever I suppose.
I overheard two young Moms at the mall talking (yes I was eaves-dropping) about their kids need for that “torn up old security blanket” and ”dirty, one eyed teddy bear”. They were debating back and forth on what the best age and time is to tear the little darlings away from these security objects. ”Oh silly children, they have to learn that life isn’t always comfortable and secure. Better they learn this at a young age, right ha ha ha.” This was the jist of the conversation.
And then it hit me …
That is EXACTLY what my cell phone is to me. Purely a nasty ole security blanket or one eyed teddy bear. Just the thought of having my cell phone torn away from me would put me in a stage 5 hissy fit causing me to flop around on the floor like a child too! I mean, picture this horrible scenerio for a moment. I’m at the doctors office, waiting to be called into see the physician and I don’t have my phone and I get bored! OH the HORROR! No Angry Birds or Facebook to pass the few minutes till my name is called. I can hardly continue even pretending this situation is emotionally manageable for me.
Hey, don’t laugh, 66 percent of us have such a fear of being separated from our cell phones that it now has a name, it’s actually called no mo phobia!
I wanted to ask them to go without their cell phones for just 12 waking hours. I wonder who would be in a better state of mind after those 12 hours. I’m thinkin’ the kids win that one!
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How do I know my husband loves me? He watches Brady Bunch reruns with me. Wait a minute, I hear you laughing! But it’s true, it’s true!
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve LOVED The Brady Bunch. I used to be able to tell you which episode it was before the first word was spoken as they were zooming in on the house. Now that’s talent! Even better, I used to drive my family crazy repeating every single word as I watched the show each night around dinner.
Ok, so fast forward to modern times, like me at 45 years old. I can honestly say for as much as I love the BB, my husband does not! So when we surf through the channels and he stops on an episode, I know it’s all for me. It’s because he wants to bring me joy and he finds happiness in being able to do that.
As I grow older, I have begun to realize that we need to take care of each other, really love each other and give our best. And I’m sure there’s lots of times we don’t even realize we’ve got each others “backs.” Does he know that when I poke a whole by accident in his roll when I’m making his lunch that I plug it up with cheese so the mayonnaise doesn’t squirt out onto his shirt? Probably not. Just one of those little things I can do because I’m simply crazy about him and want good things for him.
Now, I realize I’m blogging this on the eve of Valentines. This is not meant to be a ticket to getting out of flower and candy gift giving. It’s just a good time for me to remember to give as well as appreciate the little things outside of February 14th each year.
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I’m a weirdo. It’s ok, don’t say awwwww, no you’re not Suzanne. I am, and I’m good with that. Now I’m good with it. Wasn’t so good with it as a pre-teen. I’ve always felt different and I still think I’m a misfit. Again, after much counseling, I’m fine with this. I’m kidding about the counseling (mostly).
I just needed time to come to understand and actually embrace my weirdness. Those thoughts and feelings that made me feel this way are God’s finger print on me. And now I wouldn’t change them.
Ok, where do I start with my quirks. Well, first off, I love knowing God is going to speak to me in my quiet time of taking a candle lit, frappaccino drinking bubble bath every day. In the bible He spoke to people on mountain tops. Me, he nabs in the tub. That’s weird, yet … special.
Hmmm, what else. I don’t like to unpack my clothes from my suit case when we’re in a hotel, no matter how long we’re staying for. I like a room to be about 65 so I can wear a sweatshirt but keep my face freezing cold. Also, I simply cannot think when I have shoes on! Seriously! I carry socks in my purse so I can have them even in boarder-line appropriate situations such as bosses house parties and walking around the halls at work. Another one is that I don’t like food warmed up all the way through. I like the hot and cold spots. It makes each bite interesting and different. I love to talk to strangers and I make it a goal to connect with the person in the airplane seat next to me every single time I fly. I’ve gotten lots of FB friends that way acutally and met some incredibly great people!
Anyway, the point is the older I get, the more I see God made us all so different and it really makes me more tolerant of others. And I’m thankful for that!
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Weight Gain. Ugh, I don’t even like talking about it! Matter of fact, can I just pretend I still look like my skinny picture?
Ok, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I didn’t just wake up one day and suddenly discover that the weight magically appeared. The truth is, the weight crept on little by little over months and years without me noticing. Or more like me WANTING to notice if we’re gonna be totally honest here.
The first signs of short term weight gain are that my rings aren’t fitting right and I have to soap it up to slip em off. Ok, so my excuse for that is this Florida humidity! Works year round down here, right?
Then pretty soon I have to lay on the bed to zip up those ole jeans. Probably shrunk in the dryer. Pay no attention to the fact they’re 10 years old and have been washed and dried hundreds of times
Then before I know it I’m shopping at the “mature woman’s” stores buying Mom jeans with more elastic than zipper.
So, you in the same (gravy) boat as me when it comes to denial and excuses? Well we’re not alone.
The problem is actually really common. In fact, a study published online in the Journal of Women’s Health found that a significant number of women were unable to recognize small weight gains — between 4.5 and 8.8 pounds — over a period of six months.
Truth is, I gained each pound honestly….one chicken nugget at a time.
Let’s look at the bright side. I still fit PERFECTLY into those earrings I wore in high school!
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Who really needs friends? You do. Especially if you’re a woman!
with other humans is just as dangerous to our physical health as smoking!
Please don’t tell me that I’m the only one who had a problem getting my kids to do their chores when they were little. I mean by the time I figured out a reward system, fairly splitting what needed to be done, checking over their work and devising a consequences plan I was exhausted! It was sometimes just easier to do the chores myself and I admit, there were times that’s exactly what I did. It wasn’t worth the fight some days.
Welcome to High Score House! www.highscorehouse.com
This is a computer app you can download that sets up your chore list based on your own personal needs around the house as well as keeping track as your kids accumulate their “chore points.”
It’s brand new and already they’re hearing about kids that have become joyful chore-doers. Even hearing about kids asking for more chores so they can rack up those points!
Some of the most popular rewards include riding shotgun and having ice cream for breakfast. I’m not so sure about that one personally, but you decide and let me know how it works for ya!
Hey welcome to the new Z88.3 website! It seems like I’ve been using that word “new” a lot lately. My husband and I are enjoying a “new” year in our “new” home state of Florida!
I know, it can be a scary word … new. Yikes! New!?! I mean you could actually replace the word new with words like untried, unexposed and even the word radical! Those aren’t comfortable words. Untried? Radical? Thanks but no thanks, right?
On the other hand … remember that other words for new are fresh and potential. Think of the possibilities! As God tell us in Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path” means that He gives us just what we need to know for each step that very day, not for our lifetime.
So let’s embrace what God has planned for us this new year. Let’s take this year on with gusto and get excited about “new”!
I mean if I knew how much fun new can be, I would have embraced it a long time ago