Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Before and on my way

Ok, here goes. This first pic is me from last October. The one below is me from this morning, 7 weeks into Weight watchers and several pounds down. I am doing this for a multitude of reasons, but my main reason is to be healthy, I will not have a heart attack like my parents and extended family!

October 2006

February 2007

Don't forget to check out my cutie Max down in the corner :)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Duck and take cover

Oh my goodness I am in a foul mood today, I went to bed angry, woke up one too many times last night because of other people and animals, and woke up in a bad mood. Thank goodness my boss decided none of us should go into the office today because of the weather, I probably would have taken someone's head off. So duck and take cover, I am not a friendly person today!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Amazing Site

I found this ladies website a few weeks ago and I'm hooked. If you have children or want children in the future I recommend reading this site. She explains how her family has raised good, obedient, godly children. Check it out http://www.raisinggodlytomatoes.com/

Friday, February 09, 2007

Mayonnaise Jar and Golf Balls

I heard this story on the radio the other day.....

Mayonnaise Jar and Golf Balls

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls . He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar! Effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things--your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions--and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.

The sand is everything else--the small stuff. "If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first--the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."