Friday, March 30, 2007

Prioritize your day

Eat a live toad the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
~~Unknown

Do the yucky job first and the rest will seem easy. Yeah RIGHT! *lol* Nice quote, but it leaves me with a unpleasant image. I sometimes hate being so imaginative.

Monday, March 26, 2007

I hate Spring!!

I know many people love it, but not me. My normal reason is because of the way the wet weather makes me feel. Wet weather is AWFUL for my arthritis and fibro. I have another reason which this season stands out worse than others.
  • mud
  • water puddles
  • dog doo doo
  • white carpet
  • dogs
  • towels
  • laundry
Care to guess why I don't like this time of year? I have to wipe the dogs feet to avoid getting all sorts of unpleasant things on the white carpet, which was put in by the previous residents who obviously did NOT have dogs. I wish I could teach my dogs how to wipe their own feet :) They aren't that smart.

Oh, I have similar feelings about Fall as well. I don't like wet weather EVER.

The rivers are thawing and rising. No serious flooding in the area close to me yet, but it won't be long before the fields are under water again. I was noticing some pretty big junks of ice on the Red River as we crossed today. Since the silly thing runs north, we may be in for some flooding, but I'm hopeful that our lack of snow will help us avoid it. Looks like my hopefulness is going to win out. Just found an article from an area paper that agrees with me. Yippie!!!! Unfortunately, some people are dealing with flash floods due to ice jams.

It's been 10 years this spring since the last major flood in this area. That was one awful Spring. I remember the devestation that cause. Looks like Uncle Sam has finally come through with the final funding to finish the dike. The thing is 97% complete. With this funding, it will be finished by Sept.

Well time to close with a quote or two :)

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
~~~Abraham Lincoln

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.
~~~Albert Einstein

Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. This is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil.
~~~Albert Schweitzer: Civilization and Ethics, 1949

Thursday, March 08, 2007

More quotes.....I love quotes :)

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he gets the job done.
--L Coleman Cox

~ Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away ~

"Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew."
Cicely Tyson

"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody is not thinking." - Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Today's quotes

Medical Transcription – We make what you mutter look good.
-unknown

"When it gets dark enough, you can see the stars."
Charles A. Beard

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
~ Helen Keller

"Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow."
--Plato

Life is good; work is great; people are terrific!
Coffee is my friend.
-unknown

"Lord, help me become the person my dog thinks I am."
- Dawn Ewing

Outside of a dog, books are a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
--Groucho Marx

"Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was, that they escaped teething."
-Mark Twain


The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed.
-Nelson Boswell

Just when you think you know the answers to the questions....They change the questions!
-unknown

~*~ Whenever I feel blue, I just start breathing again. ~*~

St. Francis of Assisi quote

"START by doing what is NECESSARY, then what is POSSIBLE, and suddenly you are doing the IMPOSSIBLE." - St. Francis of Assisi.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Joyce Meyer quote

A person is not a failure because she tried some things that did not work out. She fails only when she stops trying. ~Joyce Meyer~

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Eistein quote

Einstein’s oft-quoted remark, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk?”