Wednesday, December 31, 2008


it's a bit of a wierd superstition or maybe obsession on my part, i suppose, but since music has always been one of the major parts of my life, i always tend to really *notice* the first songs that i hear when we ring in a new year. considering everything that happened and all i was feeling in 2008.....i find it appropriate and yes, maybe even a good *sign* that the first songs i heard in 2009 were "changes" by david bowie and U2's "it's a beautiful day!" (altho it was being sung by julianne hough) maybe 2009 will be a good year, which will be a refreshing change. no....2009 WILL be a good year. believe it!

It's a beautiful day

Don't let it get away

It's a beautiful day

you say you want a resolution.....

i rarely make resolutions for the new year, but when i do i usually keep them. i'm afraid i didn't do so well this past year. it's been very, very, very hard for me to remember to "love anyway"....but i am DETERMINED this matter how hard people try to drive me completely insane! lol!! i need to pray more, and get more centered within myself and on GOD. (thanks to my shimmering mutt for the meditation's going to be such a huge help!) time is flying by at warp speed, and there just isn't time to waste being angry and unhappy.

having said that, tho.....i HAVE to get one final vent in for 2008!! i do so wish that people would "pay attention." i feel like we're winding back to last year, and i don't like the feeling. if you're want to be a vital part....then BE one....but just remember that you're not the ONLY one. ( i know there are only 2 of you who know what i'm talking about....the rest of you don't need to try to figure it out my cryptic rambling! cool?) oh! and another thanks to my mutt twin for letting me vent about this today, too!! i love you girl!!!

happy new year, y'all!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

just another christmas song.....

i'm sure this isn't the first time i've posted the lyrics to this song, and if i live to see another christmas...i'm sure it won't be the last. GOD bless us every one!!!!!

Once in royal davids city stood a lonely cattle shed,

Where a mother held her baby.

You'd do well to remember the things he later said.

When youre stuffing yourselves at the christmas parties,

You'll just laugh when I tell you to take a running jump.

Youre missing the point I'm sure does not need making

That christmas spirit is not what you drink

.So how can you laugh when your own mothers hungry,

And how can you smile when the reasons for smiling are wrong?

And if I just messed up your thoughtless pleasures,

Remember, if you wish, this is just a christmas song.

(hey! santa! pass us that bottle, will you? )

Monday, December 8, 2008

all you need is love..........

There's nothing you can know that isn't known.

Nothing you can see that isn't shown.

Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.

It's easy.

All you need is love.

After 28 years, my heart is still broken.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

do unto others................

i've most likely mentioned "my kids" here church kids. altho its not all of them by any means, a good many of them are from low income families. in fact, our church has a food ministry, and a few of the kids belong to some of the families that receive food each week. i also work with teens, and we all know how self absorbed they can be. lol!! this week on the news i had seen how our local st vincent de paul society was really hurting because of the recession. in november of 2007, they fed 70 families. in november of 2008 they fed 875!!! one of the spokeswomen was on the news talking about the desperate crisis they were in, and saying that if all you could afford to give was one can of soup, that it would be appreciated! anyhow....this morning i was telling the kids about this. as i mentioned, none of their families have much, but it's still important, i think, that they realize how bad the economic situation is and that there are so many people worse off than they are. as soon as i got thru telling them what i had seen on the news, these precious angels start digging in thier pockets....handing me nickles, dimes, quarters, and one penny so that i could go buy some soup to give to the food panty!! i have to state that i didn't ASK them to do this......they just came up with the idea. the generosity was their own!! i don't think i've had anything touch me so deeply in a long, long, long time!! if EACH of us would dig deep like these kids did, and show some love and concern for others, we could wipe out hunger on the face of the planet!!! GOD bless 'em! i love those kids!!

later in the morning i was telling another dear friend of mine about what "my kids" had done, and she gave me $100 (!!!!!!!!) to add to the fund to buy food for those less fortuate than we are. i'm not mentioning her name, because i'm not sure she wants the whole world to know of her generosity......don't let the right hand know what the left hand is doing and all that jazz. but again, i was touched, moved to tears and wishing, wishing, wishing that we all were filled with that sort of love! oh....did i mention she's a minister. 'nuff said. (love you girl........)

do unto others as you would have others do unto you...............

Saturday, December 6, 2008


we're getting ready to implode, and i honestly don't know if i can't stand the fallout. GOD help us.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

dancing with the nutcrackers..........

i was wondering what i was going to do without DANCING WITH THE STARS now that the season is over. i'll have dancing withdrawls!! yikes!! but, thanks to the ovation channel, i'm hooked least for a few days!! they are showing a different version of THE NUTCRACKER every day this week. tonite i watched matthew bourne's very different interpretation of the ballet! twas lovely, and it's a nice way to ease out of not having a dance show on every week!!

Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn. ~Sweetpea Tyler