Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Children learn

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.

If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.

If children live with security, they learn to have faith.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with acceptance and friendship,
they learn to find love in the world.

....by Dorothy L. Nolte

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Six Strange Things

I've been tagged by my friend Liz. So here are my 6 things.

1. I enjoy skiing but, I enjoy snowboarding even more. Thanks to my dear loving husband Steve. I hope to go snowboarding again in the near future. Hint, hint…

2. I love growing roses so much, that we are expanding our rose garden in our back yard. We just purchased 13 roses, with more on the way.

3. Some time during 1976 I had my very first hula lesson.

4. I am addicted to puzzle games.

5. I'm the queen of kitchen gadgets; cooking tools junkie. It’s a good thing we expanded our kitchen and added a big walk in pantry.

6. If I see a plant, tree or flower that interest me, I become obsessed with finding out everything I can about it.

Here are the rules - Each player of this game starts with the "6 Strange Things about You." People who get tagged need to write a blog entry of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says 'you are tagged' in their comments and tell them to read your blog!

I'm tagging anyone who is interested. You know who you are, e-mail me if you like. =)

Saturday, January 20, 2007


John 10 months and 3 days old

Monday, January 01, 2007

My goals 2007

Return to my Weight watchers life time member status by summer 2007.

Be more physically active (walks, hike, biking, martial arts and sports).

Broaden my culinary horizons either by taking classes, self learning or with family and friends

Continue to improve my photography skills.

Set aside time for myself once a day.

Continue to improve my mind, body and soul.

Travel and spend quality time with family and friends.

Create a better bird & butterfly sanctuary in my back yard.

Make a new & improved vegetable garden in my back yard.

Expand my rose garden.