A Wonderful Mother
You Are What You Repeatedly Do
First you make your habits,
& then your habits make you.
You become a slave to your constantly repeated acts.
What at first you choose, at last compels.
Your habits are either the best of servants
or the worst of masters.
Your thoughts lead you on to a purpose,
your purposes go forth in action.
Your actions form your habits.
Your habits determine your character,
& your character fixes your destiny.
Once in motion, a pattern stays in motion.
Make it a habit to pamper yourself! :o)
God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old.
He made her smile of the sunshine,
He molded her heart of pure gold.
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks, fair roses you see.
God made that wonderful mother,
And gave that dear mother to me.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
I just simply can't believe that it's been 4 months since I have been on here. Blew my mind when I saw the date of my last entry. I always say "I have so many wonderful friends" here, yet, I neglect to visit. I am so sorry! I will make a concerted effort to do much better, because, after all, this is my true 'blog home'!!!!! I lose sight of that sometimes. I tend to stay on Myspace, not the visiting or the blogging part. I have a virtual pet that I spend time playing with. Kinda tends to take away the stresses of the moment. Know what I mean??? Guess we all need some kind of diversion from time to time. I am just sorry it's been so long since I have been by.
I am sorry, too, that I missed my friend Mellow's visit!!!! I wonder about you all the time, and if you come back to read this, please send me your e-mail address again. A while ago my old puter crashed and I lost alot of my e-mail addresses. Love you, too, Girl, and miss you lots!!!! My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org I think you had the iol27 one, but, it is still good as well!!! Please keep in touch!!!
I haven't gone back and read my past entries, so if I repeat myself, I am sorry. I am just so excited to be back!!!! Nothing much has been happening here. Toot is in a private school this year. Took her out of public school for personal reasons. She just didn't do well there. She started off in a Christian school, and now is back in it. She is advancing very well, especially since the public school felt she should be in first grade again. CCA moved her to second, as I requested, and she is doing very well. I am so proud of her!!! She also has a new hamster, as of yesterday, her name is "Hammie"!!! Beautiful little thing. She is silver. Never seen one that color!!!
I think I mentioned us going on a vacation a while back. We decided on, and are finally planning it! We are going to Orlando Thanksgiving week, so Toot won't have to miss school or anything. We are also taking her cousin, Lillie, along so she has some company besides us old folks!!!!! That should be a blast! I can't wait!!! The kids are excited too! Disney....whoohoo!!!
Still have Ma living with me. Working out well. Some nights and days there isn't much rest, but, still, I love her and am so blessed to be able to work at home! Love it!!!
Will go now and see about catching up!!!! Love to all and HEY!!!!!!! :)
Posted at 03:52 pm by Beeba
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
OK, Maria!!! I will try this again! I did an entry yesterday, but it is out there somewhere in 'never never land' floating somewhere! If it finally appears here, then, I shall have two!!!
Things are much better in my frame of mind 'state'!!! The problems, that weren't even really mine, worked themselves out, however, it could have been re-written for another analogy, but, I am too blessed to be stressed, and I have no worries! How 'bout that????
Angel, thanks for the short but sweet visit! I miss you so much! I think of you often and if you, Mellow, come by, as always, I miss and love you too!!! You Gals, keep in touch! Please!!!
We celebrated George's birthday Monday, with friends, family and had a great time! I got him a pair of Tulane flippers, he really liked. Another gift will come soon, but he liked those.....alot!!!! Toot made banners and streamers and other decorations for his 'party'!!! He was excited to see her hard work and deep thought processes of the decor! She is so talented!! She really is!!! My only regret is I forgot to take pictures of her work, didn't even cross my mind until now. Maybe I will hang them back up, and though it won't be the same effect, I will have the pictures...silly me...how could I forget???
Still haven't taken that vacation. Still waiting to get the dates lined up. Want to wait till it is a little cooler, but then again, I can't wait too long, cause we don't want to freeze 'swimming with the dolphins'. Toot is absolutely going to love that!!! I can hardly wait!!!
I will go and see if I can this to work this time. Beens so long, I almost forgot how to create an entry and post it!!! The one last ngiht surely didn't apperar here! LOL Love to all........
Posted at 06:22 am by Beeba
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Why are there so many un-happy people in this ole world, that has to create turmoil in someone else's life for theirs to be complete? Most of us go through life, in our own little worlds, oblivious to other's, just trying to make it one more day, until a friends path crosses, and we grab the gusto and enjoy their mark on our lives. Then, we go back to our own family routine, until the next time. We work, we play, we dance, then we sleep. Ok, everything is great, until one day, BOOM, the silliness starts. Some comment has to be made in an unkind way, about something they really know nothing about in the first place, then, a bunch of nonsense gets started, and you sit back and wonder, 'what did I do'? I am over here, 25 miles away, minding my own business, not bothering anybody, doing what I need to do, but all of this hatefulness is directed at me, by no means of my own, and it is pointless, senseless, and stupid. I just sit back, with this dumbfounded look on my face and in my heart and say "huh"? I truly hope you find some peace within yourself, and find your happy place, because I surely cannot find it for you. All I can do is leave you alone, as long as you let me, and go on, and live as I need to, with my peace, love and open heart. I pray that you and your family find the peace and contentment you so desire, even without knowing it. And, to be honest, I still love you. Through it all.
Posted at 05:51 am by Beeba
Thursday, May 28, 2009
WOW!!! It's been ages since I have been here! I always say that, and how I miss everyone, but, still I fail to get here. I have got to do better. I have so many good and faithful friends here, and I do apologize for my lack! Love you all!!!
Things have been quite busy around here! Still working out of my home, taking care of Momma. I have adopted her! She is a real jewel! I feel like she is my Mom and I love taking care of her. When she leaves, a part of me is gone too. I need her!!!
With special thanks to her Aunt Cathy, Toot has started Summer Camp at the Christian School she will be attending next year. She did so well at the Christian school she began her pre-K at, but in the Kindergarten year, she transferred to public school. She didn't get the attention she needed, and she wanted to go back to her 'old school', so she didn't do very well. She made it through Kindergarten. They held her back in first grade. George and I are going to work with her through the summer, and maybe send her to Sylvan Learning Center, and work with her on the second grade Abecka program Andy is sending to me. The new Christian School is going to test her before school to see if she can do ok in second grade. With help, determination, prayer, and the guidance through the outside help, we feel confident she will do nicely! If not, well, she will have a whole lot behind her to make it through next time!!! Just so we know that we did the very best we could, and she could, everything else will fall back into place!!!
George and I have been doing alot of planting flowers and I started a small garden. I only have four plants! Two tomatoes, one squash and one bell pepper! I want to see how that goes, and maybe next year, I can do more! We spent most of the weekend re-potting some plants that have outgrown their pots, and planted cuttings off of others, and had a few broken pots that needed some attention! We replanted about 30 or so! Everybody says my porches look like a jungle.....I love it!!!!
I also get a new computer, laptop, a Sony Vaio! I love it, too! My other laptop was getting on it's last leg, but George wants to use it when he goes outside to swing, so he can do his puzzles out there and have his coffee. He loves the porch and he loves the swing, the only thing, he takes my wireless internet out with him, but it's ok, I will share!!! I love him that much!!! lol
Hope everyone had a nice memorial Day. We were going to bar-be-que, but Momma was here and wanted a waffle, so we took her to I HOP for dinner. She enjoyed it very much and we did, too. I love the country fried steak, so that's what I got. Just something about that white gravy!!! Love it!!!
Will go for now so I can go visit my friends on here! I really have missed all of you and will be back soon! Love to all......
Posted at 10:26 am by Beeba
Monday, February 23, 2009
Planning a vacation, but don't know where to go!! Smoky mountains, Orlando, Myrtle Beach, or Upper Michigan!!! Too much to comprehend on such a little mind!!! Where to go?????
Posted at 10:19 am by Beeba
Friday, February 13, 2009
Got a really neat idea by leaving a comment for my friend Cathy!!! Everyone knows the dilemma of those unmatched socks. They sit in a basket for a looooooooong time, awaiting their never-to-be-seen-again-mate. So, they sit, and you think, 'one day I'll get rid of those, but, just maybe....', how about getting a large bin, fix some sandwiches and drinks, chips and dip or some such simple thing, invite a few friends over with their 'treasure', put them all together, and see if any can be matched??? If nothing else, it would be fun to get together and share some laughs along the way, and it will be the first 'party' of it's kind!!!! Some might say I just have too much time on my hands!!!! Oh well....it still would be fun!!!!!!!! And, I'm gonna do it!!!!! Wanna come play?????
Posted at 08:05 am by Beeba
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Can you believe it?? After ten thousand years, it seems, we had a date!!! We had so much fun!!! We got a "babysitter", thanks so much Tudie, I appreciate you so much!!!!! We went Saturday night to see the Harlem Globetrotters at the River Side Centroplex in Baton Rouge! Then, we went to Monjouni's to eat dinner. We went with some friends, Jim and Cathy. Had a delightful evening!! The show was spectacular! It was awesome! First time I ever had seen them, besides on tv. I am so happy and still excited we went!!!! So much fun!!! Looking forward to the next event!!! George and Jim both like ZZ Top. Cathy said she will be on the lookout for tickets!!! The only concert I have ever been to was a long time ago, Sandy and I went to see George Strait at Gilley's in Pasadena. That was fun too!!!! Feel like a kid again!! Doing something different and fun, am in awe!!!
Posted at 10:24 am by Beeba
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Have you ever had a dream that seemed to go on and on, and when you finally do wake up, you find yourself exhausted? That's what happened to me last night. When the clock went off, I didn't know what to do. My mind was racing from the dream, and I didn't realize for a second what that noise was, or even where I was! I hate those times! Hope I'm not the only one!
The company I use to work for calls me at least every other day to come back to work. I have since then, gotten the perfect job. I take care of Maw Maw, I call her, in my home for 3 days a week. She is a jewel! I adore her, and so does Hubby and Toot! She has become a part of our family. I can't wait for Monday's when she's coming!! She stays till Thrsday afternoon. She loves fires in the fireplace. George keeps them going for her! She talks about it all the time when she goes back home, and that is saying something, cause she has Alzheimer's. She never forgets George's name, however, she calls me Vickie. Why? I dunno!!! But, she remembers George!!!!!
Anyway, I dreamed last night that the company called and stressed me out. To shut them up, I went to the client's home. After arriving there, and getting things set up, I remembered I left Maw Maw home alone. I told them I had to leave, but, they said I had to work first. I called George to come get me. He wanted to stop at the store, and while in the store, my neighbor came in with Jossie! I was excited to see her, but, I needed to get home to Maw Maw. Nobody would help me get to her!!! That's all I could think about! I woke up trying to get back to her! I was tired! If Maw Maw is still asleep when Toot leaves for school, guess where I am going!!!!!!!!
Silly dream, I know, but it was so real! gosh!!! So, see Maw Maw, I love you even in my dreams. (even if I did forget about you for a moment)!!!
Posted at 06:54 am by Beeba
Friday, January 09, 2009
Thought I would drop in to say hi to you this morning! I am in such a good mood. Don't know why! When I looked out this morning at 4:30, I saw the most awesome full moon! Shining so bright and so beautiful!! I went outside and stared at it for just a moment, to relish in its beauty, and feel God's wonderful Hand! I took a picture with my cell phone, but no way was it able to captue the real beauty. It was one of the most beautiful moon's I have ever seen! Wish I could post it for you!!!
I hope all have a wonderful day! I am going off to Mississippi when Toot leaves for school, to check on Charlie. He will be 91 on the 15th. He is falling alot, but, I think for the most part, given his age and physique, he is doing rather well!! He is still driving, (whoa!) which is sometimes a challenge!! He doesn't drive in the city anymore!! But, he can manuever around his little town rather well!!! He is great!!!
Gonna run! Love to all..................
Posted at 05:48 am by Beeba
Saturday, January 03, 2009
I am alive!!!!!! Sorry I have been away so long! I have neglected my friends here that are very dear to me. I have a Myspace and Shoutlife that I try to keep up with too, and I apologize so much for not being here as well. I have many friends here that I chreish, and I am so sorry I don't get here more often. You are always thought of, though!!!
I hope everyone's Christmas and New Year was a blessed and happy one! Safe, too!!! Ours was nice. We went to Brandy's for Christmas dinner, and they came over here for New Year's Day, as did Jaime and Mike. We had an enjoyable time with family and friends. George got a new truck for Christmas, (which I stole from him, though I do let him drive it sometimes), a Dodge Ram, extended cab. Very nice. Drives like a dream!! A six speed, CD, the usual stuff!!! We love it!!!
Jordyn and Deirdre and I went to see Lacey and the boys a few days after Christmas to bring their gifts. They were so excited to see their big sister!! Jordyn was happy to see her mom and brothers, too!!! If I knew how to post pictures on here, I would show you, but talented like that, I am not!! I also stopped in Avondale on the way back and got some hot tamales to bring home!!! I miss the good ole days when Dad and I use to go get them to munch on!!! Can't get those good ones no where around here!!!!!!! Nothing like Manuel's, out of New Orleans!!!!! Yummie!!!!
If you want to visit me on Myspace, my name there is awesomebeauty. I love natue, so it seemed to fit nicely!!! Shoutlife is beebasreflections. Visit me there if you want to and if you have a page on either one, send a friend request. I will be happy to add you!!! I don't get on there everyday, but I do try to visit pretty often. But, ya know me, and how I lack sometimes!!!
I am pretty tired today. Went to Mississippi Wednesday to pick up 3 kids from a friend of mine, to keep for 3 days, so Jordyn would have someone to play with. The girls are 7, 8, and 2!! The two year old thinks I am her mommie, she sticks to me like glue. I went to Wal Mart last night without her. George called me about 15 minutes later asking if I was about through. She started crying as soon as she knew I was gone. The only way he could calm her down was to tell her to go outside with him and wait for me in the driveway. Luckily, we don't live but around the corner from Wal Mart, so, it didn't take me long!!! I was getting in the truck to come home when he called!!!! Today when I brought her home, she cried and cried when I was leaving. It saddened me to leave her. She is so sweet! My sweet little Emily!!!! Wish I could post a picture of her. She is chunky like Shirley Temple, and has the same curly hair, and little round face. She is beautiful!!!!
Guess i will go for now and visit some of you and see what is going on. George wants to go to the coast tonight, so I don't know what time I will have on here! I will take the laptop with us, as we have wirless internet. He loves it cause he can be on the net while I drive down the road!!!!!! Yep, I do the driving, most of the time! I let him drive sometimes :) !!!!! Love to all!!!!!!!!! Be back soon, I promise!!!!!
Posted at 05:19 pm by Beeba