Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

We did nothing...but build the 1st part of our deck! Man, was that fun...LOL.
OK, OK...I just watched.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What have you done today... make you feel proud? I love that song. I know it's the theme to The Biggest Loser, and maybe Oprah used it one season. No matter. The words are moving and thought provoking. Everyone should take them to heart and just ask themselves...WHAT have you done today to make you feel proud?
For me, I'm more of the write a note or send a card to someone to let them know I'm thinking about them, the hubs is more of a rake someone's leaves if they aren't capable of doing it kind of person.
You? What type of person are you? Do you leave a nice comment on a Facebook picture? Call up an ol' teacher and say, "Thanks, you made me a better student."? Think about it for just one easy it is to make a difference in the world. I always like to think of the recycling motto...think globally(you could pray)...act locally(you can do). So go forth...See...Be...Do! Make yourself proud...and maybe even your Mama, too.
Mrs. B

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Winter Blues

It's October and I already have the winter blues? I will shrivel up and die by the time January gets here. I NEED more sun. Where are you Indian Summer?

If most of you are like me, the winter makes my body and brain creep back into certain lifestyle choices that I do not wish to encounter this year. I watch more TV. Do less Exercise. I bake more. Therefore, I eat more. I make plans for so many holiday functions that most do not get finished. I am NOT a winter girl!

This year, I am going to try to make different choices, but when it's rainy, cold, and sunless outside I can't help but feel the need to crawl back into bed, pull the covers up and watch TV...or read...or sleep. Are you that way?

Regardless, I am not taking "any" flu shots this year. I am just going to load up on the vitamin C and continue to use my elliptical and see where that leads me...and what I really want to know is...Are you gonna go my way?...LOL.

Take care, keep warm and keep moving.
Mrs. B

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are

Thank you Maurice Sendak! Thank you Spike Jonze!
Thank you Mr. Chad! Thank you Catarina and Claudia!
I have never fallen so much more in love with a book then now.
Sendak created the perfect children's story.
Jonze, the perfect movie interp.
Mr. Chad did his part by taking me and letting me talk about when the girls were little and how I read it to both of them and how it meant different things to both...
and my girls for always being my little "wild things".
Ahhh, how nice just to be so happy all over!
Mrs. B

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sweater Vest

Why won't my hubs let me get him a sweater vest? I think he would look so trendy and modern. (I can't say handsome because I think he is handsome all the time.) He has slowly been making his own changes, and people are noticing...LOL. I can not take credit for it, though. He just comes up with something...and says it...and then it just is.

A few weeks ago it was more button-ups, last week it was a belt, he gladly agreed to a 6 inch haircut, now he wants some "smart" glasses. I better stick to this diet or some young 20-something will steal him from me. :o(

Anyway, the one thing that I have asked him to get is a sweater vest and he will have no part of it. I just think that's beyond funny, but then again I am talking about MY nothing is "beyond" anything.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Halfway from JBS...and Hello Jaron!

Many years ago, in a school far away, I was a schoolmate with David Tolliver (Halfway to Hazard). No, we didn't hang out at the Hunger Den together, but we were friends. In fact, he was friends with everyone in our school. We were all friends, because it was like family there...all 200 K-12.

David didn't stand out much. In fact, he blended quite well, but he had a super personality. He was the guy that didn't just hold the door open for the girls, he would hold it open for everyone! Even back then, he was destined for greatness...and he is on his way. Far from the show choir days, or pageant stages, Dave is off and running with his band Halfway to Hazard. I know him well enough, also, to predict that if dedication and hard work equals success...move over Brooks and Dunn and Montgomery Gentry.

Recently, I got to see Dave perform live. I loved the music, but was washed over with such happiness of his success that the concert could have been in the Superdome instead of the top of a mountain...the results would have been the same. I believe that whether he performs for 10,000 hometowners or 70,000 screaming Southerners the result would be the same. 100% all the time. But enough blowin' sunshine up Dave's booty. :o)

My blog is about me...LOL....and this is...the rest of the story.

Not so many years ago, but back when I was a tad bit cooler, I was totally into a lil' duo called Evan and Jaron. They had a nice top 40 song called "Crazy for this Girl"...I always pretended they were singing to me, but I would right?...because I was that cool..LOL. Anyway, they kind of just lingered around, good jewish boys as they are... probably were working on a master's degree in music or something as they pursued their coffee-house dream. :o)

A few years ago, they worked with USA Network (characters welcome...and boy, am I that...HA!) hosting this road trip segment which was pretty neat, but they really weren't on my list of "stars I want to meet". In fact, they were more on the opposite list that I have crafted, "stars I DO NOT want to meet b/c if I do and they are mean or d-bags, I will be broken" list. However, as fate would have it...Jaron dropped into the mountains with Dave as an opening act.

OMG! Oy Vey!

There he was and for like 3 1/2 minutes...I was happy out of my gourd!

Would you look at her
She looks at me
She's got me thinking about her constantly
But she don't know how I feel
And as she carries on without a doubt
I wonder if she's figured out
I'm crazy for this girl
Yeah, I'm crazy for this girl

All was right with the world...there on top of that mountain...and when I thought it couldn't get better...and before I could say brother was turning out some BEP's, "I got a Feelin". Maybe he sang it as an inside joke, as he shouted mazel tov laughter feeled his soul knowing 98.9% of the people there had no idea what that meant, but Jaron, my friend...I did.

So, thank you for the song soooo many years ago and thank you for not being a d-bag in the present. I can only wish you success now, my brother. Shalom.

Mrs. B

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Think Pink

It is October and all women are geared to "think pink". I am for many reasons. I have 2 Aunts that are SURVIVORS. Both have remained in great condition over the years, but I am sure breast cancer is never far from their minds.

This is a time for those of us not afflicted to be affected to be pro-active and encourage EVERY woman we know and love to get a breast exam. Tell them to start by doing a self-exam at home and to follow it up with a visit to their doctor.

Mammograms are encouraged for women. According to the American Cancer Society's website:

Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.

Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a periodic (regular) health exam by a health professional, at least every 3 years. After age 40, women should have a breast exam by a health professional every year.

Breast self exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s. Women should be told about the benefits and limitations of BSE. Women should report any breast changes to their health professional right away.

Women at high risk (greater than 20% lifetime risk) should get an MRI and a mammogram every year. Women at moderately increased risk (15% to 20% lifetime risk) should talk with their doctors about the benefits and limitations of adding MRI screening to their yearly mammogram. Yearly MRI screening is not recommended for women whose lifetime risk of breast cancer is less than 15%.

Tell someone you love today or if you want, send them here and I will tell them. Fly that Pink Ribbon high and Save 2nd Base.

Mrs. B