A Sneak Peak…Monday’s Masterpiece

So far so good with the posting on my blog. So happy to be back. I have a feeling of what went awry with the blog, but I’ll save that for another day.

The Artist is working on another Masterpiece. It always makes me happy to see him doing what he loves and what I think he was alway suppose to do. He has never taken any art courses at all, but that just proves what a great artist he really is. Here is a sneak peak at, “Monday’s Masterpiece.”

If your are a sports fan then no introduction is necessary. Let’s see how many of you know this great one. I’m a fan but I wouldn’t of known who this was unless he told me 😉 … Good Luck

Thankful Thursday…

I’m probably a week early, but whatever.

Going back into a Midwest winter, which is something everyone can be grateful for…Not. But it’s going to be okay. I’m just grateful for being on my blog again. It’s going to take a bit to get my, “Editorial Calendar” operating again, no worries though. I’m just grateful for being able to blog and post.

So if your reading this, just post a comment in the section below so I’ll know that I truly am back… 🙂 Thanks so much for the help Mr. John. It worked, blessings to you for helping this blogger.

I just had to post a picture of our absolutely precious newest granddaughter !!! My heart just melts. Our family is truly blessed.

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday and it really is. Having an amazing fall here in the Midwest, but we all know what’s coming…I really need to get out and get my tree pictures i.e. leaf peeping. I have seen a few that makes !!!!

I saw this today and I grabbed it with my phone. I loved it and making, “Lists”…Really I can’t do the day, any day, w/o a list. Top 3, To Do’s, Daily, yadayadayada. I’m sure you get the picture.

The weather has been prrrrfect up until yesterday but I think we’ll eek out a few more nice, sunny, warm days before everything goes south. I think they call it Indian Summer…I know, that you can only call it that after the 1st tracking snow. Yes, I’m also a weather geek…There really isn’t a season or storm that I don’t like.

I hope this makes you smile !!!

This one’s for you Mz. Cheryl !!!! Because I knew you <3 This song really says it all for me <3 I love you friend <3 …

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Happy October

I’m going to just get something up b/c I’ve been away for a bit…You know, time just goes by so fast. Can’t believe it’s almost that time of year.

The family Northwestern vs. Wisconsin

Tickets to the game !!!! Birthday present from the kid’s for grandpapa. Thank you so much. It was a perfect day. The game wouldn’t of been complete w/o breakfast at Walker Bros.

A couple of our girl’s <3…Breakfast at Walker Bros./Evanston, IL

The artist is still rocking out !!!

Thankful Thursday …

I told myself today I am going to sit here and write a blog !!!! I’m not getting up til I post something. I miss you guys and I’m sorry for not posting all summer, but summer’s are for being outside and enjoying the sun and warm temps. It’s also time to love the storms, what can I say I am a weather geek…

This morning I got up at my usual, 7 am ish and drove the husband to the train, to go to work yadayadayada… I decided I would post today and as we all know life happens, distractions, you know. I was cleaning out a closet and came across some old pics. Hard copies, that you can actually hold an look at. Seriously, on some of them I tried to enlarge them with my fingers like I was viewing them on my phone, but it doesn’t work that way with the old pics from back in the day…sorry I digress. I smiled to think how much our world has changed.

I had a bit of a scare last week that I’ll start out with. I didn’t feel very well and it woke me up early on Labor Day Sunday. I couldn’t feel my hands and that scared me b/c I wasn’t laying on them. I thought I was having a stroke. I jumped out of bed and started doing the, “stroke protocols” that I know b/c I’ve been surrounded by nurses my whole life. The husband just said, “Let’s just go to the Hospital and get you checked out.” His father died when he was very young from a stroke/aneursym.

Out the door we went to the ER. I got checked in and they started the usual triage on me. It was making me a bit nervous. They started an IV and started hooking me up to heart monitor’s. Then the creepiness started to set in. I watched real close to what they were doing. I ask a lot questions b/c that’s what I’ve been taught by all the nurses in my life. The looks on their faces rivaled the faces of a Hollywood movie i.e. think “Independence Day” when they saw the spaceship. I’m like, what are you looking at. Fast forward to them starting another line, i.e. a second IV in my other arm and then moving me to a “B I G G E R R O O M” Me, “I don’t want to go to a bigger room, this one is fine and what is that second IV about. Them, the nurses, “Just in cast we need another line.”

I was not prepared for any of this. I figured it was just a sudden drop in blood sugar and here’s some juice and you’ll be fine. OMG this was not the way it was going. Me again, let’s just forget the whole thing and everything is fine. Can I go now ??? Two IV’s, all kinds of heart monitor leads, ECG, x-ray machines…WT..you know the last letter. Drawing blood, chest X-rays and then the emergency room doctor was sitting by my bed taking my pulse, watching the monitor, and he has that look on his face that everyone knows not a good look. He gets up and leaves. Me and the husband have been in hospitals enough to know this is not going in a the direction that we are hoping it would go too. I told the husband to call our RN Daughter (our personal nurse) and get her here.

One phone call and she was there … Fast. I realized when she got there she’s me, only younger. She had 2 bags (1 was a purse), starbucks and an extra drink in her thermal cup, just in case for later. I smiled 🙂 …

Scarlet’s in the Emergency Room !!!

Scarlet’s in the Emergency Room taking a Selfie…

Okay so back comes the ER Doctor and he said all my test results were fine and he consulted with the Cardiologist on call because he thought he saw something when he was sitting next to me. The Cardiologist says it was just a, “Blip” it was nothing. Basically I had a $6000 anxiety attack. First mistake was saying what a great weekend we were having. That’s the kiss of death 😉 …

I know long story short, I’m fine…Really, but I am really thankful for everything being good. I was reminded of how quickly life can happen. Anyone who knows me, knows about my car accident I had when I was a new bride.

I suffered a traumatic brain injury, (i.e. coma) hospitalized 5 weeks. Left side paralyzed, physical therapy to get me walking again… That was an experience that changed me for the better, it changed me for good <3 … That was my first experience learning about how fast life can come at you. I don’t remember any of it. My poor family had to watch and wait and pray that I would come back to them…Remember it’s always a good day when you are present <3 …

God wasn’t quite ready for me that day. I had to go on to bring 5 tiny human’s into the world and leave my mark. Today for me I am thankful to be alive and well, as is my family. When I was cleaning out the closet, I came across these pictures from my car accident. Seeing the pictures of that accident along with the trip to the ER last week, reminded me just be thankful. Life is to short to be anything but happy. I love my life and I’m happy to be here. Let’s have the best day ever !!!!!

FYI My featured picture is me wearing the Bengal’s T-Shirt that my sweet daughter Lizzie the RN & Cordell her other half, bought for me from their weekend trip out to Cincinnati…I love it<3 … I’m not a Bengal’s Fan but it’s a gift from two of my favorite people…I love you guys to the moon and thank you so much for being there for me and dad…Family is everything always<3 …

Scarlet & Cordell

Love the shirt…It has been a great year so far !!! No I’m not a Bengal’s fan, but love the shirt !!! Thank you Lizzie & Cordell !! Your mother loves you to the moon …

We always find our way back…This one’s for you … Your mom loves you !!!!

Because I new you !!!

Share Your World

Questions

Fill in: ‘If I were really completely honest, I would say that …’ This is a question for ‘radical honesty’. What are the things you wouldn’t normally say? Things you would otherwise actually hide?  What’s on your mind? What would you really like to be able to say?
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I guess I normally don’t speak about my conservative morals & values b/c they aren’t likely to align with today. I don’t really hide them, it’s better just to keep your cards close to the vest. The people that really are important in my life know what they are and that is all that matters. Actually all that truly matters is me, but whatever. I write in my Common Place book quite often and one of the entries way back on February 16, 2013 was

Have you ever broken anything? What about rules?
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I suppose that’s all I ever do is break the rules. The question I have to ask myself is who makes the rules?? Isn’t that why rules are made to be broken ?? I don’t care about these wordpress settings that keep changing and altering mid post, whatever…ugghhhhhhh

Are you  also  afraid of spiders? What is your biggest fear, other than spiders?  (if you’re not afraid of spiders, use your biggest phobia instead).
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Spiders just creep me out. I mean how can you be afraid of something so small…Just smash it with a shoe or your foot. But whatever you do, don’t have your husband kill it b/c he hates them worse than you do and 9 x’s out of 10 he misses and it disappears under the bed!!! :0 Ahhhh OMGGGGGG

Do you think time goes faster as you get older?
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I’m certain it does. Think of your life’s timeline as a roll of toilet paper…At the start it is big and bulky and takes some coaching to come down. When it gets to the end of the roll, well it just spins out of control right til it’s empty 😉 Am I right ??? You know I am 😉

GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, optional)

Please share something that really inspired you from this last week or month.

Monday’s Masterpiece <3

Thankful Thursday

So I just realized that I have not been blogging. Totally in my January Slump. I don’t like January at all except for January 1st. I haven’t been doing anything that I am suppose too. That’s going to stop right now.

The husband is at work at I can’t tell you how that worries me. It’s not the same Chicago it was back in the day. Very dangerous place and I would rather he just work from home. A business man was attacked right out on Michigan Avenue, OMG stabbed right out in broad daylight !!!

There’s really nothing I can do about it and I can’t waste my days worrying about it. Hopefully he will retire soon and we can leave Illinois. As far as states go, it’s pretty horrible here.

My BFF called this morning so we chit chatted for a bit, as we do every morning. I’m her phone call as she drives to work. She works for the husband (i.e. he’s a dentist) at his office. We catch up on the day or whatever, I’m her ride to work. I look forward to that call everyday <3 . When she calls, I know it’s time to get to work 😉 … I’m thankful for her and our phone calls. It’s good to keep in touch with the people that you love <3 .

This afternoon the day started to drag and I needed to get something accomplished so I went through my recipes and found one that didn’t need a lot of ingredients or energy to make. I came across a really tasty one and you could even say it’s healthy, 😉 😉 … I’ll let you be the judge.

Let me know what you think ?? Im waiting for my Nespresso Coffee order to get here. It’s out on truck being delivered today, Y A Y … Love, love, love my coffee.

I have to get busy and get caught up on the challenges…Blessings blogger’s <3 .

Share Your World…

Share Your World <3

Questions

Who do you think is an example of a successful person?

A person who is kind and is loved. Someone who is a giver and not always taking.

Why are you doing what you’re currently doing?

Staying inside keeping warm and getting the house back to ground zero from the holiday’s. Setting up my plan for the next year and finishing up on decorating. I just have 1 room to paint, 1 bathroom and then the kitchen. I should have it all done by the summer and then we’ll move 😉 Isn’t that how it always works out ???

What is your personal theme song?

This one is an easy one and for anyone who knows me, well it will always be this song…

Nothings Gonna Stop Us <3

What do you think about tofu?

I don’t like it. I thinks it’s just blah…

GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, optional)

Where did you find bliss this past week?

I am loved and I have a friend. We went out to an exhibit of “Princess Diana and to dinner. It’s nice to have a friend to do things with <3 . She is my royal friend…We watched both of the wedding’s together and we love all things Royal…Yeah we’re kind of geeky that way but we have fun <3 Love ya, Mz. Beth <3 .

Princess Diana Exhibit
Beth <3 Princess Diana

Thankful Thursday…

I always like to think about all I have to be thankful for. Being grateful and thankful are the key to being happy. I have experienced many things in my life that were a challenge and if you’ve followed my blog you know many of them. I must admit though I am grateful for those experiences because they taught me much about life and myself.

All of them made me a stronger and better version of myself and for that I’m truly thankful for. I came out on the other side of it all a little wiser and learned that when life happens you just have to hold on a little tighter and realize you are not in control. There is something bigger than you and has a plan for your life. I have learned that you have to trust in that plan and believe it all happens for our good. I pray a lot and that has gotten me through all of it b/c sometimes that’s all you can do. The higher power is in control and I believe in God and his plan for me to get back to him.

When we were young <3 … 1990’s

After having my children and experience the gift of being a mom and seeing my children being born that is when I knew there was a God b/c only something that grand could create something so perfect. He took one from me, a son Sean Patrick, but that was all part of his plan. I didn’t understand it at the time and I don’t really understand it still. One thing I do know though is it was part of his plan for me and I have an angel in heaven. It made me a better mother and for that I’m grateful for. We will meet again <3 . I am have been blessed with 5 children and for that I will always be thankful for. Blessings Blogger’s and remember to say thank you at the end of the day and thank you when you are given a new day. Happy, Happy 2022 <3 .

January Blogging Challenge/Widget So I thought I throw in my #jusjojan challenge for todayThe prompt for today is “Anticipation” and again I usually will do the first thing that come to mind. Today that would be a song by Carly Simon. https://youtu.be/PDJ_Mz8ftqI

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