Joshua's chair

Joshua's chair
Happiness is . . .Craftiness & the Old

Saturday, October 23, 2010


James sent an email about the fly-overs from past football games. Glorious!
It inspired me to amend the following hymn:

My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of (endangered) liberty
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died, (defending LIBERTY, my life and my right to happiness)
Land of the pilgrim's (hard-earned) pride,
(some ancesters were on the first ships landing on this precious land),
From every mountainside (& glen, & valley, & building top)
Let FREEDOM ring.

My native country, thee, (and I have the birth certificate to prove it)
Land of the nobleFREE, (and a few anti-Christs, and a few evil-doers, and a few illegal parasites)
Thy name I love (and revere and am most grateful for)
I love thy rocks and rills, (and cacti and waterways,)
Thy woods and templed hills, (and the FREE peopled cities)
My heart with rapture thrills (when I see the military in action) like that above.
(It also aches in mortification with what a few narcissists are trying to do to it.)

Let music swell the breeze (not rap, not rock; real music)
And ring from all the trees (and buildings, too)
Sweet FREEDOM's song;
Let mortal tongues awake; (along with brains)
Let all that breathe partake; (and vote)
Let rocks (& patriots) their silence break,
The sound prolong.

Our father's God, to thee, (even when some do not believe in Thee)
Author of LIBERTY,
To thee we sing; (and . . . say it . . . PRAY);
Long may our land be bright with FREEDOM's holy light.
Protect us with thy might (from tyranny, selfishness, and overstuffed egos),
Great God our King (not Obumma, not the democrats, not the senate, not the republicans, not congress . . . GOD! our KING!)

(Do I hear an AMEN?) Yes.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Organize and Plan

Sunday - rest
Attend Church
Visit in person, by phone, email or letter
Plan, calendar in appointments, commitments, errands and chores
Look forward

Monday -
Clean up Kitchen, go to the gym, go to work or do some service
Lawn & Garden

Tuesday -
Fix, repair, replace
Make future appointments, work, serve
Ironing, polishing

Wednesday -
Clean Bedrooms, go to the gym, work, serve
Launder bath towels and bed sheets

Thursday -
Vacuum, dust, work, serve

Friday -
shopping, garage sales, work, serve

Saturday -
Clean up, go out
Lawn & Garden

Sunday -
reflect, worship, rest


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

WoW! It's been over a year since I blogged here!

Guess what! In that time I have lost 35 pounds, and become a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant.
AND I have strengthened my body and changed my lifestyle with good nutrition.
Thanks to the support and encouragement of my kids from near and far, especially Matt who encourages me to work out at his INTERACTIVE FITNESS gym in Corona. I am better than ever!

I have learned that nutrition, fitness and hydration are the key to WELLNESS.
I have learned that hard work and sweat reap the highest rewards.
I have learned that sacrificing a few hours each week to work out is 100% rewarding.
I have learned that my children love me...even like me.
I have learned that I will never be too old to exercise.
I have learned that self-discipline has great payoffs!

In the past year I have welcomed two new additions to our family in the form of grandchildren numbers 19 and 20!

I am busy enough to stay happy most of the time, and un-busy enough to rest up for the busy times.

If there is anything you want to know about aging, I can tell you up to the age of 65. HA!
If there is anything you want to know about house cleaning, raising children, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and discerning between right and wrong, I can refer you to the experts! (or me)

Life is beautiful. Life is good. Life is what you make it.