Hello, my Fellow Blogger’s and A MARVELOUS* May 1st. to you and your loved ones,I can hardly,believe it’s May!! YES!!! my mind and body seems to Scream,Yes,for May,brings Summer(Summer,Summer Time) I just sit back and unwind….. I can get my hands in the Earth& Dirt,Planting and uprooting over-grown foliage..I will visit the Nursery and Flower shops,looking for new and different Plants,and Shrubs..My Brother is building his Dream Home, and he chose our Company to do his Landscaping..Thanks Bro..lol..However,for now,I’m getting my Grounds in Order,We always,clean up after every Season,Thus,we don’t have a lot of tedious work to do..It is so much easier this way,I can just survey,and know where and what needs WHAT!!! (I Love It) When, I awoke this morning,before,getting out of Bed,I paused to Pray,I just wanted to thank the Lord for letting me see, A New Month,The Month Of MAY…… The Sun was shinning so Brightly, It enables life on Earth as we know it to exist.The Sun provides warmth and energy to the Earth,Thus, making One so Happy,and Enthusiastic….-sigh- I just inhaled,smiling ,happy in the knowledge,that summer, is just around the corner……Therefore,I would like to wish Each and Every One of you a MARVELOUS* MAY……..BTW:My Tulips,are lovely,in shades of Red,Pink,Yellow,and White.What a sight to behold….I’m liking May*already,and it’s only the 1st.lol….blm1957,hug your children, keep them close….Get out in the Sunshine,(don’t forget your SUNSCREEN) (Children also) Every Saturday Morning,I’m a Regular Customer,at Home-Depot,Lowe’s (some Sunday’s)English Gardens, and Rush Nursery, We have great stories to exchange,after,the long* Winter…(You find such a Variety of Greenery) So, here’s hoping you will get into the Planting Spirit…lol.Come on, Get busy,plant a Tree, Shrub,or Plant new Grass,where needed,most Hardware Stores,are more than eager to assist you,just ask….Happy Planting!!!!! Happy May Birthday’s-Tiffany Angel May 3rd. Mary E. May 4th. Twins, Jada & Ammon May 5th.and Ms.Taylor ,May 14th. Grandaugther*DAYZA~ “May 30th.HERE”S TO A MARVELOUS MAY’…….blm 1957..
Hello Everyone,I have not written on my blog,due in part to feeling “Overwhelmed” I’m just totally Overwhelmed,along with several friends and family members,I felt I was just recovering from the shock of Newtown.Thus,the newest tragedy,to befall America*,has me again stunned..to say the least somewhat bewildered. The latest Tragedy,being The Boston Marathon.As Millions,watched and waited to participate in this Yearly Race, Evil,struck,yet,again.The day was bright,clear,and full of Anticipation, Runners,were warming up,ready for the Race ahead.Knowing some last year winner’s would become losers,and some losers,this year would become Winners… Although,(there are no LOSERS)Some just knew,this was/is the Year!!!!!!!
….At 2:50pm.Life changed AGAIN>I do not want to speak on these BROTHER’S,I just DONT…To the 3 deceased,(ages)8,21,and29.I offer my sincere Sympathy,to the badly injured,most(life-altering) loss of limbs,etc.etc.I offer Prayers,and Healing*to your wounded bodies,may God heal you and deliver Peace*and Comfort* to your Spirit.Mind and Soul..I pray you heal in record time,for,with TIME*comes Healing..Amen&Amen… I would like to offer some tips when one is feeling (OVERWHELMED)-If you now feel weighed down,plagued,beset, inundated,or just Exhausted!!!!Take short breaks,listen to soothing music(water&streams) try breathing exercising, or take a walk with your friend or grands,maybe,even Alone!! remain Calm,(TRY) calmness,is sometimes fleeing,but, you can achieve Calm if you focus….Turn off the TV,or simply change the channel to a movie,you enjoy!! Hug your love one’s, everyone is feeling strained,and in some cases DRAINED!!!!I would love*to Thank All Law-Officials,and the F.B.I. for a Speedy,Quick,Capture!!!!!!!(job well done)Thank You,and to the Public,who offered Pictures,and Information, We all Thank You,American’s are such wonderful,caring,People!! God,Bless Us,in our time of trouble,bring us up and out.. Amen&Amen.I Truly hope in some small way,these tips will somehow help you,Prayer,is the key..Stay Prayerful…God Bless America,Our beloved President,and every Citizen*of this Nation…blm1957,hug your children,keep them close to you…Peace..#Newtown,#Boston,#West,and the MIT Officer…..Keep Hope alive…. BTW:Happy Birthday to My Big Daddy.The Best Dad..R>I>P>H.D.Dozier…..
Have you ever wondered how your blessings can come to you sooner and Greater?? The answer is quite simple and easy…..Have You Passed The Small Test*Lately??? God, sends us signs, that feeling you have deep-down in your Soul!! The knowing…When you just know you should do more for your fellow-man,When that inner-voice,speaks softly,yet urgently,making one feel drawn to do an act of kindness,At times,you CANNOT rest or find inner-peace until,you help a person less fortunate than yourself.. The next time you are buying your morning cup of coffee,turn to the next person in line,(behind you/beside you)and offer to buy their coffee Free,just because!!! Do It,don’t take No for an answer,Pay before they can object!!(chances,are they could use that money for bus, or train fare home.How about walking up to the next person,who look as if they can use a couple of dollars,why not reach into your pocket,pull,out 5or10 dollars,gently,place the 10 dollar bill in their hand,bless them,and keep moving!! However,warning..get ready to receive a blessing,bigger and larger than 10.00.Try it,for when you have these urges, to do a good deed*(that you had no intention of normally doing) when you obey this Call*Urge* You are sitting yourself up for A Blessing,and Favor,and joy abound,God,needs to know he can depend on you for the LITTLE*TESTS and when we obey and Pass,each test,we are Closer and Closer to Joy,Happiness,Peace and an abundance of every dream and desire in your heart.I want to keep passing the test,of helping my fellow-man,passing the small test of obedience,for,OBEDIENCE*,brings,windows and doors of blessings and favor,one,cannot even imagine.Strive to pass the Small Tests,Our Father,places,in your heart,it is only meant to better you,and open you up to untold Grace,Joy,Mercy and the Powerful FAVOR* of God..Amen&Amen……..blm1957,hug your children,keep them close…Did you pass A Small Test Today???I hope so……Peace….blm 1957…….
Hello,Friends and all my Followers!!!! how you Doin??? Shout it out!!!!lol…. I Trust everyone had a Blessed Easter..My Family did…..Now, if we can only get Spring to Appear!!! lol, Guess What?It’s coming,YES! I can hardly, hold on to this joy.The joy of Spring….my Bulbs,are looking great,as the little heads peek through the earth,I feel happy,for, this is what makes me happy!! truly happy..Well,Friends, get ready for Spring cleaning,start with your yard,clean your windows,sweep your porches,remove all unused items,make your* Home sparkle….Peace and love to you and your family,God’s Blessings,to everyone…blm1957,hug your children,keep them close…Think Spring!!!!!!
Everyday things Change,and the World,seems like a New Place….Certain things Rearranged,Can make One feel the Sad Pains.Pain’s of loss,defeat,sorrow,and despair,However,there is always Hope!!Thus,I take all Change,in Stride…..Being,a Christian,A Believer,in my Lord and Saviour,I view Change,as a chance to make a huge difference,in One’s life.A person’s life,can Change,in a blinking of the Eye…….. Therefore,I choose to remain,HOPEFUL*,JOYOUS,and PRAYERFUL……………CHANGE- We,cannot Change our Past.We cannot Change,the fact that People Act,one way with you, and another way with others…….We cannot Change,the Inevitable!!!(Death) when it’s our time to leave this Earth… The One thing we can do is Stop,Listen,and avoid hurried Decisions. Last Year I decided,to Change my Attitude!!!! Believe me It felt very good,to listen quietly,to my inner-self. While,in Prayer,I visualize, Water,running softly,yet,forceful,as if a storm is brewing,deeply under the Earth’s Core,silent,but, deadly, with enough force to uproot a huge home in a matter of seconds.But,I find the Water,proves,to be so refreshing,and cleansing,that the Roaring,Pounding, Sounds,leaves you at times frighten,yet,Unmoved,by the rapid,currents surrounding you.In the Storm, you refuse to give in to FEAR,nor, will you let the Water,detour,you from your Prize.Peace and Joy,awaits,if you only hold on despite,the Furious sounds all around you Amen&Amen… Change,is a Beautiful thing.Hold on tightly…for, Joy comes in the Morning………Why don’t you Change,one of the Rooms,in your Home,Rearrange,your Furniture,buy a new lamp,or lamp shade,(you will be surprised)what a Change* in Redecorating can do for your Postive* new Self!!!!!lol.seriously,try it,will you lose any-thing? NO…..You will feel empowered,and Free,with the Knowledge,that you are to “Blessed to be Stressed!!!!!! Change- Is the Essence of Life,Be willing to Surrender,What you are,For,What you can Become.Anyone,can give up!it is the easiest thing in the World to do,but,Hold On!Keep it together, when everyone else would Understand,if you fell Apart,No,don’t give in.Hold on!(THAT’S TRUE STRENGTH)Amen&Amen…”Don’t Cry because it’s Over,Smile because it Happened!!!!!!!! Try and Fail,(it’s okay)BUT,DON’T FAIL TO TRY……………Change, is a great thing,moving into Another Level,Make your Change.do it for you………Change Is Good……hug your children,keep them close to you….blm 1957….I made Changes,Will You??? God Bless You and Your Loved Ones…..blm
Do you have a Best Friend? Are you lucky enough to have a Childhood Friend?????? Well. I can answer YES, to both questions,Yes, My Best Friend of 45 years,(Marla) is also, a (Child-Hood) Friend!!! At the Tender age of 7 years,Our Families,Lived next door to one another,for 20 Years!!!!Back in the Day,(Late 60′s))Everyone,in our Neighborhood,came from Large Families,Uncommon, was a Family of 3 or 4 even.For,Everyone, I knew, came from a Family of Seven, or more…Funny,you say,Absurst!even, lol.But,These were the best of times,we didn’t have Monetary Wealth,nor, Big* Fancy,Large,Homes,(However) My Parents,provided their Children,Yep, all 7 of us with a Lovely 4 Bedroom Home,However,we only had (one)Bathroom!!! Yes,I said,( 1.Bath,(I know you are wondering how can 7 children,2 Adults,Commandeer 1 Bathroom!! We did it, It made us,Proud,Independent,Loving,Caring,Sharing, Strong,Children.My Mom,had a Shift,A Plan,if you will……………The Girls,went in first,you brushed your teeth ,and styled your hair.Washed,as we generally bathe the night before,sometimes,I wish to linger longer,to set in the tub,if,only for 5 more minutes….(You Kids/Children) TODAY,have it made in the Shade,and hardly,any of you Realize it………. Clean and Dressed, we headed,off to School.Later,as we grew into Tweens,then Teens,Young Ladies,Wife’s,Mother’s,Marla and I, always remained Best Friends, Marla’s Husband, lived 2 Streets over,lol.My Child-Hood (Sweetheart)lived about,10blocks away,-sigh-..lol..I liked him so much!!!! My Johnny…..Back,to the 1 Bath,LOL…..We Sister’s, knew just how long we each had,So we hurriedly,used our Time Wisely,San,was always slow,as we yelled Mom,San is to Slow,make her hurry,I would hear my Mom sometimes,laugh,yet,some Morning’s she wasn’t Playing*with any of US..lol…Just,the Tone of her Voice,the Pitch,Determined,if you should Wisely,get in and get out………lol..and we did.My Mom,had 5 girls,2 boys,Marla’s Parents,had 9 Children,3 girls, 6 boys,Wow.. We have,had So many Laugh filled Days,remembering,our Child-Hood,Her,Mom was soft-spoken,My mom was a bit more Robust,you knew just where she was coming from…At times,we heard,Marla’s Mom,softly,Chastising, her children,and at times,if her Dad got home early from Work,We could hear him Yell, at the boys,for their unfinished chores,my Dad had his loud Days,also..As,for Punishment*!! Yes,we got a (Whipping)with a belt or Hand,it made us better adults.I feel Children need structure,discipline,and love,along with compassion and hugs……(Time-Outs..Yeah Right) I’m thankful,for my rearing,and the spankings,I received,so,does Marla.We,often laugh,as we remember,listening,if either,Parent,was upset or louder than usual..It was fun!!! Our Mom;s would stand at the Clothes-line,hanging all those clothes,Marla’s Mom,had so many pairs of boy’s Jeans,(it was as if a Demin truck,crashed,and dropped,loads of blue demin,onto, her clothesline)softly,quietly,leaving,demin for days…..their had to be 50 Pairs,lol…I had to Iron,the Parents Clothes,Marla had to Iron all her Sister’s Clothes,Each child had a Chore to Do…Everyone,We had days,when we disagreed on something,but,we always,remained friends,even,when one of my Sister’s were no longer,talking to her Sisters,lol..We’ve stayed BFF’S,and today Years later,we live only 10 minutes,away from One Another’s Home,Yes,we’ve gone to School Plays,Recitals,Basketball Games,attended,Weddings,(our children) Births,Baby-Showers,You Name It…Her Children call me Auntie,My Children Call her Aunt Marla,She has 2 Children,A Daughter,and Son,I have 3 Children,A Daughter,and 2 Sons,our Daughter’s are the same age…Awww. as,well as our oldest Sons,same age,(Isn’t that Special) WE THINK SO!!! I love my Best Friend,Marla,she has been their for me,and I her,Illness,and Health, We know we are Forever Child-Hood Friends……Do you have a (Best Friend) Child-Hood Friend?(A Friendship that has withstood the Test Of Time??????????)I Do. My BFF,Marla…….Hug your children,keep them close,,,blm1957…Peace and Friendship………Friends,how many of us, Have Them???…GOOD FRIENDS,CHILDHOOD FRIENDS……….. BTW:My Dad,added an additional Bath&Shower,also,a Guest Bedroom,Several Years later..Thanks Dad….lol
Today, would have been my Mother’s 88 Birthday!!! 88??Why, I cannot even compute……Mommy,you left us,suddenly,we called an EMT(to take you to the Hospital,(Quickly) But, you never returned……………Even, today, when I see an Ambulance,I cry,I cry,because you never came BACK HOME…..My Mom was ONLY 55,(55)When she departed this life,But, God’s Will Must Be Done….It was her time,to rest and awake on that Wonderful Day,When The Lord Returns…Therefore,this brings me Peace,knowing you are safe in God’s Arms….I MISS YOU MAMA….”SO TODAY IS YOUR DAY” (All Day)…… I Love you,I carry you in my Heart Always…….I always feel your Presence,especially,when I find a DIME…..lol.my Mom Collected Coins,DIMES,were her Favorite…. Mommy,you would love Brennan,and All your Grands…..I Love and Miss You………..Your Daughter,BLM1957….Peace and Love.March 11th.Your Special Day……..(You have Beautiful Grandchildren,and Great-Grands) I Miss You……………ox Brigitte,also,miss & love you…she always says GRAM* said this and GRAM* said that……(SIGH)..MISS YOU………….
Welcome Everyone, to this New Month of March.What a Joy,it is to behold another Year!!I’m very Thankful,for being afforded,this blessing of seeing a New Year,as well as another Month of March…March Madness!!!!!! Some fondly,call this Month,of new beginnings,for, Winter Bulbs,Crocuses,Lilly’s,and Tulips,are rearing,their lovely heads…..It fills me with such*delight to see/know,that Spring**** is just around the corner..Yea!!! Think SPRING!! how awesome it is,to have 4 Season’s,I love them all..(Spring,Summer*,Fall,and Winter) I love living in the Mid-west, knowing, I will get the opportunity,to enjoy,all 4 Weather Changes…(what a pleasure)knowing in the Spring,the Earth begins to slowly Warm,causing growth,green*(Greenery) be it your lawn,plants,or trees,Bud’s and Bulbs,are coming back to life,you feel better,you seem to have more Energy,a sence of well-being,overcomes you,you can go that extra mile or block,(it seems)….Summer*(Summer is my time of Year) in the Summer,I arise,EARLY,(5:00am) Taking time to Pray,and give God the Glory,for awaking me,not, letting any illness,pain,or distress,disturb my world,(I’m truly grateful)for this Grace,God is Good!! Amen.We have a Landscaping Business,I have several customers,4 permanent One’s.. I’m not afraid to get my Hands Dirty,I just LOVE being outside in the Summer…At times,it seems I’m a Ship,adrift,at Sea,alone,off course, uncertain,of my direction,but, I remain cool and calm,in the midst of,loud,cold,dark,waves,it appears, the water, will over take my Ship,but, NO!! just, as it seems,to fill, with an abundance of murky,salt water, Thankfully, the Sun, comes out,Bright and Clear,and Land, is inches away,if I only take a small step,I will be on Dry Land….This is how Summer affects me,My husband has literally,called me in,asking nicely, Honey, okay.you’ve been outside long enough now,come on inside,I’ve fixed you a snack.. This always gets me!!!lol,,Snacks….Food,,summer food,(light snacks) cold,refreshing, Drinks…I love summer, So many things to do,and explore,spending time with family, Picnic’s, Family Reunion’s, etc. etc. Then, their’s Fall, you begin,to clean up your yard,and trim,and cut,In this Weather, you only need a light Sweater,(my mom always loved Fall,because,she said,you only need a sweater) awwww!!! Summer,was a tad hot for her..lol..Fall brings, a delightful Crispness,to the Air, (a cleanness if you will) You can feel that change* is Coming….. Winter Maybe???? Well, That Snapped Me Back****LOL… For,it’s the dead of Winter, it’s Cold and Snowy….. I’m a little tired of the Cold now!!! (sorry )lol… But, I KNOW* Spring is just around the corner,so I’m Good!!! Oh,Yeah,I’m going to make it!!!! I have to.I’ve got to much living to Do….. God Bless You and your Family…Hug your Children.keep this Close……… Happy March,Remember,Summer will be here shortly………. Amen&Amen…blm1957..Peace…
Why, Today,is the Blessed Day!of my Dear,Sweet,Handsome*,with a Capitol H..lol.. Grandson’s 5th Birthday!! FIVE>> 5th. 12345.” So Today Is Your Day”!!! Wow, Bren it seems, like just yesterday,your Parents,brought, you home from the hospital,Bren, You’re a “GENIUS” with so much Promise!! You are a Winner, Our Prince*…..Geese,Loves you So Much,It Hurts ,Sometimes…I laugh,throughout,the day,as, I think of the Intelligent, Grown-up, Hilarius,,things you say!!!!You are a Cool Dude,,My Sweetheart,My Grandson, You are ready for School.Five,what an Important Mile-Stone.For,Ages, 1, 5,13,16,18 ,21, and 30. Are/Will be your most Important, Cherished Birthdays….I will continue,to always remind you to keep Jesus*,First Place,In your Life!(Father God)Our Lord&Saviour…… Well,Geese & Paw Paw,are getting things ready for your (:Chuckee Cheese) Party!!!!! Yea!!! Bren, Loves Chuckee,* lol.Well, Grandson, you are (SO SPECIAL) to me,I Love You Bren…Happy 5th.Birthday,Grandson…Love Geese,&Paw-Paw,Bren, You, said when you turned 5* you were going to stop calling me Geese,and Call me Grandma!! Are You?? Guess what I like Geese now!!! LOL..See You Soon Birthday Boy..(SO TODAY IS YOUR DAY)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (All Day) Yes,We Got What You Wanted For Your 5th. Birthday!!!!(that’s what Grandparents do)……………Wrapped and Ready…oxxo…. “SO TODAY IS YOUR DAY’,AS GRAM,WOULD SAY.BLESS HER SOUL… Bren’s Special Day!!FEBRUARY 20th…………………..
If your skin needs a Boost* a Facial Mask,might be in order.First, you have to find your particular skin type. My skin type is dry/oily,it seems to become driest,in winter,oily,in summer,Therefore,I adjust to the season.lol. Have you tried a facial mask? Do you think they are helpful? I flutter both ways, Yes,No,Maybe so!!!!lol…How about scrubs?However, I try a facial mostly in winter,last night,I gave myself my first facial of the season,it felt great!my skin has a glow and shine,I have missed.Although,they seem to irritate my very sensitive skin,awww.Therefore, I limit the usage, my sister Ann,gives herself a facial twice weekly,she has done this for years,it never affects her,and she has the beautiful glow to prove it.My Dermatalogist, suggested a mild facial,to see if it helps,with my dry scales,suggesting,I only leave it on for 5 minutes,instead,of 20 min.So, I applied my (mild) mask for 5 minutes, I must say,my skin felt,very smooth,soft, and clear…(but, will I break out later?) was my question!!!well,I will have to just wait and see……..My sister,says,I have to stick with the facial,giving it time to adjust to my skin,as,one application,will not do the trick,she insists,I have to*make it apart of my skin regiment,and once my skin adjust,I will see a change!! Maybe, I should make her my Derm,and visit her as needed..LOL..Masks,contain a higher concentration of active ingredients,than creams and lotions.Thus, you may see results faster than you would with a cream or moisturizer alone. To, bring dull,tired,irritated skin back to life,here is some advice on choosing a Mask,that will work best for your skin type:1)FOR OILY SKIN AND LARGE PORES:look for ingredients like Kaolin Clay,and Silica,these products,can be found at any beauty supply store.BTW:Warn your spouse and children, so,as to not scare them to death…lol..(not a pretty look) smile….Kaolin Clay and Silica,absorb oil and reduce shine. Kaolin,helps calm breakouts by fighting inflammation and redness.Also,2)THE BODY SHOP TEA FACE MASK- by Roth Therapeutic.(if you have dry flaky patches,look for a Hydrating Mask with oils and emollients)3) TRY BOOTS NO.7 SKIN HYDRATION MASK-with Glycerin and Ceramides to replenish the Skins Suppleness..For sensitive skin like mine, look for water-based gel masks that contain natural skin soothers,like cucumber and aloe.These masks cool your skin as they dry,thereby,helping reduce redness and irritation,Store the mask in the Fridge. Yes, Cucumbers,with Colloidal and Oatmeal shows great results…Look for these main ingredients:Hyaluronic acid and Olive leaf Extract,which helps repair the skins natural balance. 4) FOR ANTI-AGING-Look for Masks that contain Collagen-building Retinol.Face Masks,that contain,Acids,Lactic’s,and Citric Acids,remove dead,dull skin cells,and reveal plump skin..Yes.(that’s what I’m talking about)lol..always check with your Doctor first!!!!!!!! HERE’S TO A GLOWING-CLEAR,FRESH YOUTH-FUL FACE…AMEN&AMEN…blm1957..Keep That Glow…Peace…