Thursday, December 27, 2007

Fitness Weekend 2008

For those of you who know me, I am part of a group called Body for Life and this coming summer we have planned a big event called "Living Legends at the Legends." If you are interested in learning more about this wonderful weekend, please go to http://www.kschampionsweekend.com/

Friday, December 21, 2007


I usually don’t post negative comments or thoughts on my blog. For those who know me well, know that I’m just not that kind of person but this subject REALLY upsets me. Just last night, there were two fatality accidents in our area. I didn’t know either victim but it still broke my heart that there are families out there grieving. How shocking to receive the news that your loved one passed away especially around the holiday season. :-( All because the driver of the vehicle was NOT paying attention or going to fast. This is madness and drives me insane. Seriously, what is so darn important that you have to risk your life and others? I say STOP the madness. What is the hurry??? Just take a minute to think about why you are going so fast. Is getting to your destination 10 minutes late just not an option? What would the damage be??

While I have some sympathy for people in a hurry (and I don’t have much unless you are a person of authority who needs to be some where to save a person’s life or you have an injured child), the general truth is that impatience on the highway can kill, and letting the urge to drive faster than all other people overtake your thoughts, is a road that will only lead to a serious accident. Cars and especially SUVs can’t respond quickly enough at high speeds to human reflexes when a road hazard such as deer, children, or other vehicles appear in front of your vehicle.

I have witnessed people driving (speeding) along, zooming in and out of lanes, trying to get ahead. By the time I get to the red light, there he or she is right along side me. Now I ask …what was the purpose of their pole position driving? They haven’t gotten any further along than I did. Hurry up and wait!
There are so many other reasons why people get into accidents too.

There is no denying that cell phones do distract some drivers. I have a friend who starts dialing her phone as soon as she gets in the car. It is as if making a phone call is as essential to operating the vehicle as turning the key and putting it in gear.

Just the other day, some woman, completely oblivious to me, pulled out in front of me. Never stopped coming out of the parking lot. Never saw me. She was completely absorbed in a conversation on her phone. I'm sure the conversation she was having was more important than her life or mine. :(

But it is not just cell phones. I see people who are putting on makeup, eating (actually eating a bowl of cereal with a spoon, come on already), playing with the radio and even reading, all the while behind the wheel of a car.

And it never fails, I always seen a lady or two behind the wheel putting on her makeup. It is one thing to do it while you are stopped at a traffic light, I suppose, but I have seen women doing it while going 75 mph down the highway during rush hour! Here is an idea. Get out of bed 15/20 minutes earlier so you can get ready before you leave the house.

A few days ago, I was behind someone who completely disappeared from view because he was looking for something, probably something insignificant, on the floorboard of the car, all while the car was in motion.

Now I don't claim to be a saint in this area myself BUT I do know that while I am driving it is my No. 1 priority at the moment. I do not want to be responsible for or be the cause of an accident that could injure me or others or even worse their death. So if you are reading this and are one of these “types” of drivers, please please slow down and pay attention. I don’t want to read about you in the paper or get a call to tell me you are in the hospital or dead. I love you too much not to mention this.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, let's spend our time doing what we are supposed to be doing behind the wheel, which is paying close attention to the road and the other drivers on it.

Saturday, December 15, 2007


This is what is happening in the weather today in Kansas:

Our dog Stoli loves it:

I'm wishin I was some where warm, like perhaps Florida!

And Winter hasn't even "officially" started! Oh my! :)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

When You Say Nothing At All - Happy Anniversary Kevin

Happy Anniversary Honey! It has been an amazing journey and it will only keep getting better!We’ve got a lot to celebrate. I am proud of all we have accomplished, overcome and triumphed. Here’s to another 50 or more years together!

Remember this song:

It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart
Without saying a word you can light up the dark
Try as I may I could never explain
What I hear when you don't say a thing

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes sayin' you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
You say it best when you say nothing at all

All day long I can hear people talking out loud
But when you hold me near, you drown out the crowd
Old Mr. Webster could never define
What's being said between your heart and mine

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes sayin' you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
You say it best when you say nothing at all

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes sayin' you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
You say it best when you say nothing at all
When You Say Nothing At All -

Alison Krauss & Union Station

NOTE: The beautiful part about our relationship is we get to celebrate two anniversaries! That's right, TWO! One in December which represents the day we got married in the States. The other date is in August which represents the day we got married in the church in Canada. Both of these days hold a special meaning to us!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Don't Forget The Real Reason for the Season! :)

You are cordially invited to
Guest of Honor: Jesus Christ

Date: Every day. Traditionally, December 25 but He is always around, so the date is flexible...
Time: Whenever you are ready. (Please don't be late, though, or you will miss out on all the fun!)
Place: In your heart.... He'll meet you there. (You will hear Him knock.)

Attire: Come as you are... grubbies are okay.He will be washing our clothes anyway. He said something about new white robes and crowns for everyone who stays till the last.

Tickets: Admission is free. He has already paid for everyone... (He says you wouldn't have been able to afford it anyway...it cost Him everything He had. But you do need to accept the ticket!!
Refreshments: New wine, bread, and a far-out drink He calls "Living Water,"followed by a supper that promises to be out of this world!
Gift Suggestions: Your life. He's one of those people who already has everything else.(He's very generous in return though. Just wait until you see what He has for you!)
Entertainment: Joy, Peace, Truth, Light, Life, Love, Real Happiness,Communion with God, Forgiveness, Miracles, Healing, Power,Eternity in Paradise, Contentment, and much more! (All "G" rated, so bring your family and friends.)

R.S.V.P. Very Important!He must know ahead so He canreserve a spot for you at the table.Also, He's keeping a list of His friends for future reference.
He calls it the "Lamb's Book of Life."
Party being given by His Kids (that's us!!)!Hope to see you there! For those of you who will be at the party, share this with someone else today!

NOTE: I got this from my Mother in Law today and I thought I would post it on my blog. I LOVED it! Merry Christmas everyone. :)