Monday, October 25, 2010


What a glorious weekend spent with family...all women. Fantastic! My Mom, My Aunt and my Cousin, Lora.

We laughed, we cried, we ate yummy, fattening food, we played cards, we hung out in our jammies. It was perfect!!

Gotta tell you about a GIVE AWAY going on over at this website!! Be sure and stop by. You could WIN a wonderfully inspiring book from my Blog Friend, Jen!!!:)

It's hard to imagine...but this time next week Christmas will be everywhere. It seems the day after Halloween every television station, every newspaper add, every magazine becomes Christmas. Now, don't get me wrong...Christmas is my favorite time of the year...but I happen to ADORE Thanksgiving, too. Sheesh, time is is slipping through my fingers.

There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men:  time.  ~Napoleon I, Maxims, 1815

Speaking of time passing waaaaay too quickly...we are already into Week 4 of our 52 Words 52 Weeks Challenge. Wow! 

Our Words so far have been...


If you missed any of these big deal. No need to start from the beginning. Just jump right in!

I have given quite a bit of thought to this week's word and have come up with this...


feeling or showing appreciation: an appreciative audience at the concert.

 There is lots going on in my world this week and instead of feeling overwhelmed I want to appreciate all that I get to do. Soooo....this is the Word I need to help me through the week;)

Several of you have created scrapbook layouts of your Words. LOVE this!! Stop by Sharla's Blog for a bit of scrappy inspiration.

This week I have two start eating clean again and continue working out daily AND to create a bit matter what. I find I spend more time thinking about creating rather than doing it. Not this matter how busy I am! 


What are you working on this week? I would love to know. Remember to appreciate all that you have to do and get to do!! Be appreciative to your family, your friends, your boss, your Maker. It will make a difference in your life. I promise!!;) 


  1. Great word! I went to Wal-Mart today and CHRISTMAS was already everywhere! But, I LOVE IT!!! Oh, and I appreciate your blog!

  2. Leslie..thanks for your comments. I just finished assignment 2 and will post tomorrow. I love the gratitude one, and feel that is one that needs some serious work. Apprciate also, I need to quit taking things for I look forward to thinkin on this word. Thank you for the opportunity to reflect on words, and what they mean to us individually.

    Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend, the pj's and the food~~~ that's what I call a really good time!!! ;)

  3. Beautiful word - and meaning behind it - you are so right - thank you for the reminder! And Donnie and Marie!!! HOW cool is that? I bet it was so much fun, xo

  4. Dear Leslie-thanks for the gentle reminder to be appreciative...sometimes I really need it!! And you are right...time is just whizzing by...I can't believe it's already the end of the year..almost!! Things are so crazy busy here Leslie-we fly out of here in less than a month!! Thanks for your well wishes and support re our move...hope you are doing well over there!

  5. First I have to say thank you for featuring my blog this week. I cannot tell you how much it means to me. I truly appreciate it. I love your blog (even if I don't find the time to read it as much as I'd like). So much of what you write is what I feel. You're just so much better stringing words together to express it. I'm getting there.

    I totally spend more time thinking about creating than actually creating. And I need to follow right along with my eating and working out. And I love your statement about loving all that you get to do rather than being overwhelmed with all that you have to do. You are such an inspiration. I appreciate your words and inspiration. Thank you.


  6. This is fun! I shared my take on appreciation over on my blog. Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. Wow. You opened my eyes this morning with that one line: "I want to appreciate all that I get to do." The words "GET TO DO" jumped out at me. I am so blessed and have so much to be appreciative of and sometimes take it all for granted. I will focus on being grateful I have so much, and am able to share with others via "giving away" (i.e., Salvation Army). There was a time SA was the only place I could afford to shop. I appreciate that I can now give back!


I appreciate your thoughts and ideas...they inspire me!! I will be visiting you soon. Have a CREATIVE day!!

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