~~~~#BLIZZARD 2016~~~~


Hello friends,how are you and your family surviving,this #Blizzard of 2016???? Here in the mid-west,we are currently dealing with Cold Temps,the blizzard, heavy Snow,evaded us….Amen..However,the East,and North East,got piles,and piles of the white stuff..Feeling helpless,and sad for all our citizens,in the path of this turbulent storm/blizzard…I felt the meteorologist’s really tracked the storm with truthful,informative, reporting,thus,allowing ample time to hunker down,rush to the grocery store,hardware,and any other ware!!!lol.. you have to visit,however, please (STAY INSIDE)…….Early this morning, after Prayer and Meditation,fully dressed now,I walk over to my side entry door,to let (Ge’Ge)our poddle, out for her duties. lol…As I opened the door slightly,a bone-chilling,wintry,blustery,burst of cold air,engulfed me,boy,the wind was gusty,howling,as it snapped off small tender foliage,I called Ge’Ge ,she ran in with no hesitation!!It was as if ,she thought you only have to call me once….lol.Reaching for the remote,the weather reports,were showing what had transpired,as we slept,it did not look good…Hopefully, people, had everything in order,ready to move,run,evacuate,at any given moment…As well, have fresh batteries,working  flashlights,candles, food,(Canned Goods) can opener,(hand-held)manual,*along,with several cases of bottled drinking water..Your car should always have a Full* tank of gas, also, washer fluid,for clean, clear windows, as you drive in at times white/out conditions…You never know how long it will take, if God-forbid you get stranded…Keep extra clothing for each family member,extra phone charger,socks,king size blanket,protein bars,easy/open fingerfood…Idealistically ,(the water will melt) hopefully!!!!Also,crackers,etc, etc….Add gloves,for frosty fingers…Additionally,for the home,a (am/fm) storm alert radio,should be ready, in case of wide-spread power-outages,that could ultimately,unfortunately last for 1 or 2 days,or a week or more…With so much piled/up snow,10/32 inches in some areas,,One has to wonder, where the piles of now gray,brownish/black,dirty snow final resting place will be??? Will another spring/summer Flood* once again bring destruction,and reap havoc,on our friends on the east coast,and beyond? leaving helpless citizens,homeless*and in disbelief,as they ponder,where the family will go from here?? It is a deep situation…Flooding,* rising water,just the thought,frightens me,I can only imagine how scary,the rising,swiftly moving, murky water must fill one with panic, causing,death,fear,and deep despair on/to my fellow Americans….God bless us/them, we ask for your Mercy Father,in these trying,unbelievable days,and unknown times ahead of us……Friends,Climate-Change* is real,and we are living it daily/weekly,2015*,was the warmest/hottest year in recorded history,(Record-Breaking) even……As the East-Coast clear out/clean up,days of shoveling snow is ahead,I hope you have a snow-blower,and 1 or 2 shovels in varying sizes….Keep the Faith,Pray,and see the good,make it a family affair,gather your children together,and make a day of clearing snow,making snowmen,angels,in the snow,sledding,and tubing..Turn,the despair into fun and joy,as you can once again see your brown lawn..lol..For, spring is just around the corner…God bless and keep you..blm1957@wordpress.com ..hug your children,and keep them close….Blm 1957 …..#Blizzard of 2016  Peace…#Family-Bonding

TIPS FOR FIGHTING DRY,WINTER SKIN, 2016


Hi friends,how are you and your family surviving these cold frozen days of winter 2016….Do you find your skin DRY*and dull? even, Older looking,itchy,flaky,and just, Drab!!!!!….Well,my friends,I would love to past along some Helpful Tips, and Suggestions,to revive,your suffering Skin,making it once again, supple,moist,and soft…..Firstly,the air,and cold dries out our skin…Therefore,can everyone say “Moisturizer”?? If you have the misfortune of Dry skin,you should slather yourself with a (daily) Moisturizer,it is particularly important to do so immediately after you shower,or bathe,better results are had if you apply your favorite lotions,coconut oils,while your skin is still Damp…..If you shower or bathe too often in winter,you strip the natural oils from your skin,thereby,causing your skin to become dry,dull,flaky,and itchy….Hot water also robs the skin of Moisture,(I Love a Hot* Shower)however, I have to adjust the temperature accordingly…. It saddens me to see my once supple,smooth,soft* hands,now older,rough and dull,it hurts,it seems some lotions only make them drier,I had a health issue,in which,one of the side-effects were my skin would probably no longer have that smoothness,suppleness,and beauty..-sigh-..it took a new attitude to help me get on with my life, even when the luxurious,most expensive,creams and lotions,seem not to work,as they did before aging,(how-ever slightly)lol…However,I’m so blessed to be alive,until I refuse to let this one (little) problem stop/hinder the love I have for myself,I soak,rub,then apply 2 extra coats of lotion/cream and keep it moving….if your skin is really sensitive,try unscented soaps,and lotions,they work well in the cold winter months,those delightful smells,will just have to go a little further back in drawer/shelf,until spring/summer…..As well,drink plenty* of water,all fluids,this will help keep your skin moist from the inside out..Lastly,avoid scratchy,coarse,rough fabrics,such as wool,as it can make skin feel itchy….Choose cotton or silk,for the softness..Try running a Humidifier,in your home, aim for a humidity level of 45-55 degrees…Here’s to smooth,soft,supple skin,with main focus on hands and feet…Good luck,and remember to Always Moisturize,for,soon this Cold to shall pass!!!!blm 1957@wordpress.com …hug your children,keep them close…blm1957…Your skin is getting softer with each passing day,if you follow these simple suggestions/tips…..Peace…


Hello friends,Happy Blessed New Year,to you and your family …….2016,it seems unbelievable,that the year is 2016!!!!! How did we get here???? Fondly,I remember the New Year of 1999,fearful,hopeful,yet aware that the end could be near………However, So many events have occurred to date,I’m at a lost as to where to begin?? Thus, I shall speak on what I know for sure…..Therefore,I would like to offer some helpful tips,on starting over with a clean,fresh,slate this 17th day of January,2016……I feel happiness,depends upon your outlook on life….Strive, to see the good* in others (even when rumor and gossip abound).. Wait,watch,before you judge!!!! For, who among us is Perfect? Our attitude and focus is very important in feeling our/your best*…..A positive driven life,makes one more energized and stable.Also, continue to find/put Passion in your life,career,family,spirituality,and purpose… Love,hobbies,and goals,should remain Important* especially,if you are in it to win!!!!! Moreover,Marriage,takes  Respect, WORK*,devotion,and patience,(are you willing to remain involved for the long journey??) You can rise above,you can, you shall,if you are serious about your situation……Also,do what you love*,(your personal joy,Peace*) never be forced into an undesirable situation….Through counseling,and prayer,also,long,heart-pouring talks,with my best friend Marla,(we are child-hood besties)awwww..lol… I, now Truly love myself!!!! What a great feeling…..-sigh-I love ME*…….I’m a Christian, kind,,so creative,attractive,intelligent,loyal,great listener,God-fearing,and  goal driven..unfortunately,and I’m okay with it,I’m not Perfect*,and never will be,but, I’m humble,and striving to be a better person daily,just helping someone out,opening a door,shoveling a Senior’s drive, an act of kindness,compassion….All the while,scoring points,with the Man above….lol…….Life is good….It’s what you make it…..Never,sell yourself short,go big,or go home…….This New Year,reminds me to stay in Faith*,even when things look bleak,(where is your Faith??)seek your Second Touch*of Blessings overflowing with your Hearts desires!!!! Believe…..Lastly,the New Year affords,one the opportunity,to begin with a clean slate!!A new beginning… A Fresh* Start..Shake off any doubts,negativity,and make the most of 2016*,make this the best year ever…Happy New Year,my friends…blm 1957@wordpress.com  hug your children,keep them close…….blm1957 

 

~~~~THE BEAUTY OF OCTOBER~~~~


Hello friends,I welcome you to the Beauty of October….This morning,as I opened my sleepy eyes ,taking a few seconds to focus….I slowly gazed around my dimly lit bedroom glancing,at my heavily draped windows remembering,to leave a small opening thereby,allowing bright,sunlight to warm me,move me,inspire*me to get up,and go….Meanwhile,I pause to pray,  as I retreat to my chaise lounge….It’s,huge!!!, Oversized..(Super King)  Caramel,in color plush,soft,sunken,and a joy to lie back,relax,and meditate…….,While sipping very warm,(bordering on hot), Pearl Jasmine tea, spiked with lemon and honey…Soothing,as it smoothly,glide down my throat,I feel the warmth of the tea,the delicate taste of jasmine and honey I so love this morning ritual….We purposely,positioned the lounger, in front of the east window,because of my love, and Need for the Sun!!!.Why,it’s 6 am…Walking to the window,I grab the remote to open the draperies,as far as they suspend,what a beautiful sight…Im just taken aback,at the beauty of October….As, a October chill penetrates the early morning,cutting through my half-open window,as I reach up to pull it shut I’m amazed,as a squirrel,then a  bird appears,(chirping softly) suddenly,the sound of a distance leaf blower,hums away….As the sun shines brighter, warming me,my community,and the earth….As well,joy,peace,and gracefulness,feels my eyes and heart…My, such a lovely sight…..Seemingly,only the outdoors, and myself,get to savor  this glorious early morning moment…….The Trees*,are what take me too another level!!!! The brilliant colors,orange,brown,yellow,red,was that a wine colored leaf rolling,and twirling in the wind? It sure looked wine…..lol..However,my Maple Tree,is my object of peace,the stunning beauty,the bright oranges,yellows….Standing 12 ft. tall now!!!It is truly Beautiful……my hubby, planted it 80 feet from our bay window on purpose,so I would have this beautiful foliage to behold up close and personal*every fall/autumn morning/evening……  The leaves are piled high in places,while a large pile seems to whirl around in circles,covering my already leaf filled yard…Lastly,like myself,I hope you are enjoying the “Beauty of October”get out,grab your children,and rake the leaves,better yet,let the little-ones play/throw the leaves….Fun.Fun.will be had by all,(Free Clean Family Fun)…Try it…..blm1957@wordpress.com…hug your children,keep them close…BLM 1957…Peace,Love,Joy,seek happiness in the Beauty of October………..#So Be It,#Praying for Lamar     Family October Birthday’s: October 13th: Twins,(Jack&Jay) R.I.P.Miss You… Also,October 13th. Charlie B,October 19th: Sweet* Zan Meredith.kiss,kiss..& Ms.Prin..October 22nd.(My Father-in-law) Jesus Tenario,Miss you Dad,love you,R.I.P. October 27th:My 3rd. Son, Derian Patrick,Love You Son,Lastly,October 29th:Madison Lee,love u Maddie….Blessed Birthday’s…

~~~LIVING A PURPOSEFUL LIFE IN SEPTEMBER~~~


Hello friends,how are you and your family doing this “Super” 22nd,day of September??I trust that everyone,is far to Blessed* to be Stressed*, I just know you are too Joyous,Thankful,and living your DREAM……….As well,when a person lives with Vision,goals,thoughts,of realizing and discovering your true Calling*,if you have Conquered this most important link toward true freedom,and peace,you should indeed give yourself,a pat on the back,indulge in a gentle self-squeeze..lol..hug yourself,love you for the loving,giving person you strive to be…For, when we come to the Realization,of our Purpose,here on Earth,(When you know you Must keep your Secret Place*,(your Heart)as clean,pure,as you can,(Knowing No One Is Perfect****) Noone..I Challenge you to ask our Father* for the Desire’s of your Heart,(It shall be given,Believe,have Faith,hold on to that Faith no matter what obstacles arise,and they will!!!! unfortunately, most times when things are going great,some unexpected problem/worry,an unexpected financial Burden WILL* visit your HOME!!!! Seemingly,when you/we have no cares/ worries,as you Strive every day, living as Honest,Clean,Truthful,Upstanding,Law-abiding,Citizen.you can/are…..Admittedly,making mistakes..However,we repent,ask for forgiveness,and face another day….When all else fail….Pray!!!! Pray, Believe,Trust in our Father…Don’t give up!!! Never give In,Stay Focus,In these troubled times,It will be ALL* over in the morning….Amen and Amen…hug your children,keep them close…blm1957@wordpress.com…#Pope Francis,I Pray for your Health,Safety,and Peace,as,you continue your Walk* with our Father……# The Pope Comes to America….Blessings,Blessings,what Peace I felt just watching him,listening,what a Joy…….God Bless America!!!!!blm1957,These last days of September,please Live with a Purpose,a Goal,Help a person in Need,make a difference…….It begins with You/Us………

~~AUGUST,A MONTH THAT TEST OUR FAITH~~


Hello friends, I greet you with love, peace, mercy and grace…Friends, I must reveal, my Faith has truly been tried this turbulent Month of August..Wereas,the weather in various parts of our great U.S.A….As well,several countries,are left with total devastation,and destruction…Father’s murdering their innocent family,kind,loving,People,getting shot down/DEAD,ON LIVE T.V…S.M.H…Just doing the Job,they love………Oh Father, I humbly come before you,asking for peace,faith,to help us make some sence of these daily occurrences,help us Father, to realize your will Must be done… Moreover,I made the decision  to only watch 1 News broadcast a day….It’s too overwhelming….My only recourse,and Hope,*is my Faith*,my Trust*,in Jesus-Christ……….For,it gives me the strength to venture on,Not giving up,as I struggle,to understand…. the horrible,disgraceful,senseless(Senseless) Tragedies,that provokes,disbelief,sadness,that feeling of just wanting to give up,throwing one’s hands to the sky,in total defeat….Again my/my family Faith has been tested*in this turbulent Month of August…….However,I will not stop Believing and Praying for (the families of all Murdered Love-ones….Also,those who have suddenly became Home-less,through no fault of their own…Bless Them,Comfort Them,(Comfort them Father,as Only you can)……Amen and Amen…Lastly, my prayer is that you remain safe,secure,and loved in these last days….Ask Our Father,for the desires of your heart,remember,(Ask and it shall be Given)…Amen…I realize we are living in troubling times,but, things could always,Always be worst…Just be Thankful….September,is 1 day away,lets, begin September,with Hope,Joy,and Love for our Country and fellow citizens….I’m Grateful,just to write this post,Blessed to have a home,food,Health** Bills paid,and Peace…Amen and Amen…Stay Inspired,hug your children,keep them close..blm1957@wordpress.com ..                      #Allison Parker,#Adam Ward  # Trooper Wolf (Michigan)#Understanding………  blm1957@wordpress.com  #Katrina 10 years later,we will Never forget you…..

JULY, A TIME FOR YOU,GO ON, PAMPER YOURSELF


Hello Friends,as this Smoldering month of July leaves us,I  invite you to take a hard look at your life,your dreams,and goals…Inventory,if you will….Are you living your best life?? Are you taking out time for yourself, in this hot, humid, muggy weather,here,in the mid-west,the weather has not been as torrid,as the month of June…I would like to ask all mother’s and adult daughters,to set  goals,for yourself,as we enter into the new month of August..Oh, August, my August..Mother’s unite,for a new school year,as hard as it is to imagine/believe is just around the corner!!! Oh,School Clothes, Supplies,etc.etc….No! don’t think about school clothes,nor,supplies,today,(Let It Go)!!! (It’s all about you today)..,Take a moment,Breathe,find your (Quiet Place).. Relax,if a Spa day is unaffordable,make your own little spa scene/area,Be it, your bathroom,den,or bedroom,Aww,I’m feeling calmer already….Buy several scented candles,move a plant,preferably,a palm tree,into your space….The mood/effect is senual and calming…….lol…Moreover,before beginning, make one trip to your favorite local Wal-Mart,Macy’s,or Kmart,or Penny’s,and purchase a soft white bath robe,inexpensive,white slippers,and you are good to go…. After, the house is empty,and quiet, Inhale,exhale,lock all doors,lol.. and go for it….It’s “ALL” about you……Are you like me,loving the sweet pungent odor smell of Lavendar????it’s a heavenly scent,grab,a bottle of your favorite lotion,and of course baby oil..Yes, baby oil,is a scented sensation…However,Lavendar,is #one any day!!!!! you can apply it lightly or heavy,(making sure too protect the area,you are lying in/on….. Using,a warmer,to heat your lavender oil,in seconds, the sweet smell permeates,throughout your room, relax and enjoy,where do you keep your Boom-Box??lol..(you know you have a(Boom Box)lol..I love tranquil music,as I relax,and condition my over-worked,dry,tired,body,as I lie,quietly,The sounds of water,softly,at times rough,take me to a place of pure joy,the quietness,the peace,of being home alone,(no worries) no problems,as,I/You refuse,to receive any Negativity…….Have your favorite nail-polish,on your table,as,you have already removed any old polish on your nails and  toes,it’s, so much fun,and Sanitary to give yourself a mannie and peddie…Gotta love it……Blm 1957@wordpress.com.hug your children,keep them close…As your body,soak in the oils,,and you once again feel renewed,enjoy  the feeling,the Softness,Suppleness,and Serinity of a soft,glowing,pampered body…For, IT’S All ABOUT YOU……….. blm 1957……….Gooy-Bye July 2015……