Out of the blue, straight to the point, tell-it-like-it-is, no holds barred, break a sweat, warm & fuzzy or rants & riffs on MLC...the MidLife Crazies...and other things that are rubbing me the wrong way...some times the right way!
Cook tasty dinner & don't discuss your problems with him.
Let him watching tv and don't burden him with house work.
Don't demand new clothes or shoes.
Make love as often as he wishes the way he likes it.
If you do this for one year, your husband will be OK."
On way home, husband asks wife: "What did doctor say?"
Wife: "Dr. says you will die very soon..." (unknown author)
On the Flip-side:
Husband takes seriously ill W to doctor:
Doctor to husband:
"Give her a healthy breakfast every morning.
Be in a pleasant mood.
Appreciate the tasty meals she cooks and LISTEN don't fix her
problems...encourage her to explore her talents and gifts.
Don't bury yourself in your computer, TV or iPhone.
Compliment and NOTICE the things she is doing for you and
Realize that taking care of children and a home is work too and
she may be tired. SEX is NOT on the top of her list. But a bubble bath, nap,
taking care of the kids or cleaning the dirty kitchen might get her in the mood
(one time doesn't count)
If you do this for one year your wife will be okay."
On the way home, wife asks husband: "What did the doctor say?"
Husband: "Dr. says you will die very soon."
Wife: "Yeah I know...I was lucky you noticed anything was wrong
and brought me to him...but, what did he say?" (ME)
WE both (men and women) need love and nurturing...to be listened
to and appreciated.
OR.........A person can choose to get off the roller coaster also...sometimes it is just too scary....Exhausting or a roller coaster you didn't choose to ride on...you were forced to ride it because of someone else's' choices.
Many women in mid-life crisis put their families on an emotional, physically and spiritual roller coaster that literally changes their lives forever.
When in MLC, as women, we must realize that WE are changing and our changes do force others to change also...BUT we must be patient and understand they may not want to be on our ride. Consider what you are doing, feeling and saying in relation to others when in MLC, which may be the hardest thing you do....MLC is a very selfish event...it needs to be as we neglect ourselves up until that point...but we must not forget we are in relationships and they will be effected by our changing and our roller coaster ride.
To help with your roller coaster ride check out Women in MLC...a website to helpWomen in MLCand for the partners and family of those who are on the roller coaster.
Okay...so for many years I have fought teachers who insisted that our talented artist and daughter MUST stop Doodling on her homework and test papers, also while they are teaching. They said it was distracting...
To whom, may I ask?!!
Apparently, to the teacher...a child with their head down and doodling must be goofing off and not paying attention.
In fact, one teacher that Maggie LOVED (despite) punished her all the time for Doodling on her papers or called her out to stop while she was teaching the class. I would get notes, phone calls and even a Parent/Teacher's conference primarily on the topic of her "continual" Doodling!!
Maggie's Doodle in 3rd Grade
I was told at said meeting that the continual Doodling was not a measure of good discipline and that she would not tolerate her doodling while she was teaching..."it was not fair to the other children...that they had to have their eyes front on her concentrating on the subject at hand, while, my daughter, was off in 'dream-land' doodling.(Please refer to the video below as this theory is debunked) As for her doodling on her test and homework papers..."this was just a distraction and made her work look messy."
I challenged this teacher saying: "First, let her doodle and then quiz her on the material, then have her not doodle and quiz her...see how she does."
Have you ever seen what your smile can do for someone? I have seen older people come alive when they looked lonely and sad when someone has smiled at them. I have seen others in cars brighten up when I have given a smile and a wave. I have been able to change the mood of my children when I have cajoled a smile out of them when they were down.
Smiles are wonderful Non-Verbal language that no matter the language, we ALL understand.
USE YOUR SMILE TODAY and make the world a brighter place!
He saved me from myself and to think that years ago He sacrificed HImself for my sins...because hHe did this for me...I will take the mess I have made and serve HIm by helping others.
"The Hell that you have gone through was to make you who you are so you could reach others that are where you have been. Here's a reminder, Whatever the devil took from your life and made a mess, God cleans up and makes it your message. God never puts more on you than he has put in you!"Kimberly Jones-Pothier
On Maunday Thursday and the next several days, may we all understand the sacrifice and miracle of this time of year!
Just when I thought I had seen the last of Courtney Robertson from The Bachelor, she shows up in my mail promising me deals at Stein Mart!
Courtney Robertson in recent Stein Mart Ad
This arrival of postal paper garbage only affirms my theory that her appearance on the show was primarily promotion, to get her on magazine covers and lots of visibility for her modeling career!
But please...after Omarosa Of Celebrity Apprentice fame...Courtney may be the most hated reality star contestant since and like Omarosa, she is a horrible gift that keeps on giving! Will this gal ever go away?!
I mean few people were convinced she was genuine during the show...Viewers tweeted and Face-booked about how Ben should give her the boot every week and then...sure as shootin' Courtney got a rose and then gloatted off camera. "Winning!"
Here is my theory...hypothetical...of course!
Courtney was picked for the show in the first place because...
I want and need this welcome mat!! I would not be embarrassed about putting this outside my door...at least those who enter are forewarned!!
I used to have poem posted by my front door that was titled "Excuse this House" which pointed out to those entering that I chose to play with my children, enjoy my life with my family and husband instead of being worried about making sure my house looked like something out of "Martha Stewart" or ready for an "Architectural Digest" shoot.
I have five children and at the time they were all young and