02 August 2010

Eddie Bauer

My oh my.  What a busy little hamster I have been; and I certainly have things to be grateful for.  Let's start with that:
1) I am grateful for the Eddie Bauer Expedition I was able to purchase Saturday in cash.
2) I am grateful to not have any car payments.
3) I am grateful for my support system which I have leaned heavily on during the past two weeks.
4) I am grateful for my second beautiful grandson born Friday.  Both mother and baby are happy and healthy; my son-in-law is just over the moon!
5) For me...I am so, so grateful to have located my siblings, three of my brothers whom I haven't been in contact with in over 17 years.  I am an aunt several times over! And my brothers miss and love me! They welcomed me with warm and loving hearts and encouraged me. Especially Mike. Mike and I have back to back birthdays...lol..his is the 30th and mine is the 1st. 
What was so special about hearing from Mike is that he re-affirmed everything...about my past.  I don't want to get in that...but to have a sibling say, Riccie, I was there, I feel tremendous guilt because I should have done something, etc, just undid me.
Of course I immediately wrote back to him and told him to stop it; I held nothing against him; never did and never will, and we both know who the real culprit is. 
I am a very content person today.  I have my expedition and I have re-established contact with my brothers.  Now I've got to go to the DMV and take care of the formalities...but that's ok. 
God is soooooo good.  He works in His own time.  And he is so Good.

Not my will but Thy will be done,
All my love
Riccie

30 July 2010

Life in the Slow Lane

I guess I'm the Aunt Mabel that keeps turning up when you least expect it.  I've been getting a lot of encouragement from my doc (about a years worth lol) to get back to journaling...but it took a gentle nudge and a joke or two from a special friend to get this blender brain of mine in gear.
So hear I am.  I blew it on this entry, though.  I spent most of my time re-arranging the look of my place here.  I've run out of energy for the actual task of writing so this is going to be a bit dry.
I resolve to write at least three times a week.  My reasons are 1) get my ability to put my thoughts down more coherently 2) work on my ability to focus and 3) stop being afraid to get back into doing something I love.
Gratitude.
Dennis once had us write down a couple of things we were grateful for.  Those of us who participated, and I was one of them, were to do this exercise for thirty days.  I faithfully wrote in a previous version of my blog for thirty days things I was (were?) grateful for.  I think I'm going to start there...and see what comes out of it.  After all, last night I meant to answer an email to a buddy with a few quick lines and ended up nearly writing a novel.
So. Here goes.  I'll do four things daily for thirty days. 
What I am grateful for today, July 30, 2010.
1) I am grateful to have the ability to own and operate my own small business.
2) I am grateful that Jesus Christ saw fit to bring Komando back to me when he got lost.
3) I am grateful to have a nice apartment to live in.
4) I am grateful for my doctors who are helping get through all of these issues I'm facing.
Ok.  It wasn't so tough.
Until tomorrow.

31 May 2010

Star Trek: Enterprise Theme Song

'I'VE GOT FAITH' BY RUSSELL WATSON: MY LIFE'S THEME SONG!!!!!