Sunday, March 29, 2009

good words for a birthday...

"I believe"...

A birth certificate shows that we were born. A death certificate shows that we died. Pictures show that we lived!!!

I believe that just because two people argue, doesn't mean that they don't love each other, And just because they don't argue, doesn't mean that they do love each other.

I believe that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change

I believe that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in awhile, and you must forgive them for that

I believe that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I believe that you can do something in an instant that will give you a heartache for life.

I believe that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I believe that you should always leave loved ones with loving words ... it may be the last time you see them.

I believe that you can keep going long after you think you can't

I believe that we are responsible for what we do, no matter what we feel.

I believe that you either control you attitude or it controls you

I believe that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences

I believe that money is a lousy way of keeping score

I believe that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and still have the best time

I believe that sometime the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones that will pick you back up

I believe that sometimes when I am angry, I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel

I believe that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you have had, and what you have learned from them... and less to do with how many birthdays you have celebrated

I believe that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.. sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I believe that no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief

I believe that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become

I believe that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret, it could change your life forever.

I believe that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different

I believe that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you

I believe that even if you think you have no more to give, if a friend cries out to will find the strength to help

I believe that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being

I believe that the people you care about most in your life are taken from you too soon.

And I believe that the happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything......

rainy sunday..

Today is a grey, rainy day... good day to catch up on things and "get done" the stuff that seems to always be waiting....

But, it wasn't raining last night... it was just plain cold (well, cold in a sense.. certainly not "January cold"..but "March cold). Either way, we bundled up with the rest of the family (after supper) and went out for .... ice cream!!!!

"Memories" has opened again for the season. You would think that on a cold March night, not too many people would be ready for ice cream.. but you would be wrong. There were a number of people there... like us, all bundled up, and sitting out on the porch enjoying their first taste of summer!!! The ice cream was very good, but I have to say.. I think I will enjoy it more in July!!!!!

And thought I would share this photo of the "living" room" with all it's doors and windows in place. I gave my dear friend Betty, the "grand tour" yesterday... and just wished I could have offered her a cup of coffee!! Oh well, one day soon....

"Poor Titus"... he is SO long overdo for a good tank cleaning. I try to completely do the tank every three months or so... but, it's been longer than that. So, today, after we got out of church and had some lunch, I decided that it was time to tear down his tank and just get it clean.

I am a little surprised at how many people make a comment on him when they come to visit. Course, not too many homes have a 150 gallon fish tank with a turtle the size of a dinner plate .. but, people seem to really like him. And when his tank is a mess, I feel a little embarrassed that I haven't "taken better care of him". Still, tearing down the tank is a whole afternoon job, so, I almost have to make a date to do it...

Course, it means that Titus is without a "home" for the time that I am cleaning. Today, I found this old cooking pot to put him in ...

I'm not so sure that he was impressed with his new house, especially since he kept trying to climb out... hope he didn't think that he was about to become "Turtle soup".. (which I understand is a real thing!!!)

He's back home now, the water is beginning to settle down and he seems pretty happy to have a nice clean house to be in....