Archive for October 22, 2009

a quote   Leave a comment

I’m reading a book by Jodi Picoult called “Handle with Care”
and in this book I just read a line that requires me to jot it down here because it goes back to what I was saying the other day about people wanting me to feel sorry for them when they do something they know better than to do.
The quote is “there is a big difference, the way I see it, between a nightmare you woke up in unexpectedly and a nightmare of your own making”

that says it all to me.
If you are faced with something so out of your control and want my help I will help you.
But if you keep doing the same thing every day of your life and can’t stop complaining about it and wanting someone to make it all better for you, then I can’t be sympathic.
Does this make sense?


Posted October 22, 2009 by Marge in ramblings

Open your eyes!   Leave a comment


Zion National Park


Mt Rainer, Washington State

arches park utah

The Arches National Park, Utah


Blackstone Bay, Alaska

Cane_Creek_Falls    Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee

Costa_Rica_2_074  a beach in Costa Rica

Travel Trip Foliage Smackdown

a river in New Hampshire

Where ever it is, or where you need to go to find it.
God’s beauty is all around us.
All we have to do is open our eyes and look.

my favorites   my back yard in West Liberty Iowa

happy-girls1  or in my living room

Just look for it.
Everything around us is God’s gifts to us.

Posted October 22, 2009 by Marge in family, God, Kayla, Keira, my loves, ramblings

When the rain gets you down….   Leave a comment


when the rain gets you down, you should be thankful it isn’t this………


because in a month or two, it will be this, and you will be wishing it was rain….


for every season there is a reason!
Be happy people!!!

Posted October 22, 2009 by Marge in ramblings

half empty or half full?   Leave a comment

I have a friend, who complains about everything.
To the way people drive, to how they act, to what they wear ……etc……

I realize for the most part this friend is unhappy with in himself so therefore he has to find fault with everything

I have a hard time talking to this person because he is constantly complaining about something.
He is a half empty glass kind of person.

I am always a half full kind of person.
I want to look on the bright side of things.
We have a good life, we should dwell in that and be grateful for all we have and not be so dang negative.

if only I could get this across to my friend.

I’m not saying I never get down or depressed, I do.
I just want everyone around me to be positive and upbeat and happy about life and their families and loved ones.
It could be worse.

We could be sick, we could be without a job, we could be living with or knowing someone who is dying……we could be in a country where a war is going on…..

there are so many things that could be wrong…..


Posted October 22, 2009 by Marge in ramblings

STOP!!!   Leave a comment

Generally I think I am a pretty good listener.
I think I can be helpful and I know I am able to have empathy for my fellow man

but what gripes me is these people who EVERY day it rains or gets cold that they complain about the weather.
I can’t deal with it.
I just want to tell them to shut up and quit whining about it.

What good does it do to complain?
We get what we get and that is just the way it is.
IF You don’t like Iowa weather MOVE!!!!

Please just stop bitching about it!

Posted October 22, 2009 by Marge in ramblings

revisiting an old friend   Leave a comment

a week or so ago, (maybe longer )I wrote about a friend of mine who is incredibly unhappy in  her relationship with her husband but doesn’t feel like she can leave  the marriage due to her obligations to him and their children.
Today I suggested she talk to a therapist.
She wasn’t happy with me.
I didn’t mean to imply that she needs a mental hospital, not at all.
I mainly suggested that she might want to see someone, a therapist who specializes in helping people with their problems.
I have done it in the past and while I didn’t care for the therapist I was seeing (she was quite condescending to me)  I think the over all therapy helped.

to talk to a total stranger who has no involvement in the situation and who has been trained to make my friend think.

I don’t know if she will take my advice or not.
I guess maybe she thought talking to me was all the therapy she needed.
She even went so far as to apologize for burdening me with her problems.
I told her it was no burden.
I felt badly for her but I wasn’t carrying the weight of her problems on my shoulders like some dark heavy cloud.

I hope she does talk to someone.
I can’t help her.
I listen and I ask her questions but obviously not the right ones……

Posted October 22, 2009 by Marge in ramblings

5 year goals   Leave a comment

5 years from now I will be 53 years old.
What will I be doing?
will I be here still at this job?
or will I have gotten the gumption and ambition to go back to school?

My 5 year goal plan is pretty simple but I will lay it out here……….

1- get thinner and healthier
2- be out of dept

3 travel to Hawaii

4-travel to Alaska

5-learn to play the piano

6-learn to play the guitar

7-read the bible and have a better understanding of my walk with God

I’m sure there are other goals, but for right now these seven come to mind.
Of course I hope to have more grand children in the next five years and bask in the wonderfulness of being Nana.
And I hope my children and husband and siblings (and their families) are all doing well and are happy and healthy.

Posted October 22, 2009 by Marge in ramblings

Fussy Headache   Leave a comment

My darling Keira is sick and she told me last night that she has a “Fussy Headache”
I asked her what that meant and she just said it was fussy feeling.
I assume she meant because it hurt it felt scrambled or something.
not the ordinary way she feels.

I want to call my daughter in law and see how she is feeling but I don’t want to wake them up either so I will wait until 9 am or so…..

Posted October 22, 2009 by Marge in Keira, ramblings

Good Time Cowboy Casanova   Leave a comment

Carrie Underwood has the new above titled song and I just love it.
not so much the words as the beat.
Very up tempo and neat.

I like her singing, she isn’t my favorite singer or anything but she does come out with some pretty good songs.
I would never say she was a better entertainer then Kenny Chesney and I wouldn’t have voted for her to be entertainer of the year but she does have a talent that is respectable.

I like Good Time Cowboy Casanova though.

Posted October 22, 2009 by Marge in ramblings

strained/pulled muscles   Leave a comment

I have to tell you that I find this very strange.
Tuesday morning I was setting up the lunch tables for breakfast and pulled a muscle in my back, causing spasms so severe that I went home for the day to rest it.

While at home on Tuesday my daughter called me and I was laying down on the couch watching TV.
I reached up with my right arm to grab the phone that was sitting on the end table, and strained/pulled a muscle in my right hip.
It felt like someone stabbed me, it hurt so badly.

fast forward to last night at home, I bent over to straighten a rug in the dining room and pulled a muscle in my left arm!

What the hell is going on?
Why suddenly am I so susceptible to pulling muscles?

My hip feels fine now and my back is always going to hurt but the muscle spasms are gone.
But my left arm, right below my shoulder hurts like hell.

I don’t get it.
What is the sudden problem here?
3 strained/pulled muscles in a little over 24 hours?


Posted October 22, 2009 by Marge in ramblings