Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Taking a break

So much to do and not enough time in the day!  My personal website has been long-neglected and I need to get my online store ready to open again, so . . . I'm taking a bit of a break from blogging to do a major update on

I'll still be dropping Entrecard clicks and advertising within the system.

Take care my friends . . .

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Abundant blessings of love

It has been a whirlwind of days that have flown by!

This week has been about love . . . abundant blessings of love.  

My cousin Leslie and her husband Ralph celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this weekend.  It is such a joy to spend time with family . . . there are many of us . . . and so much happiness and love :)  It has been an awesome time for most of us.  We are truly blessed . . . I'm so grateful!

Needless to say, I overdid it and have ended up mostly bedridden again.  When I'm feeling good, I tend to push the limits of my arthritis and it bites me back.  As a result, I'm trying catching up on sleep again . . . that is, when Mimi the cat lets me.  She is such a spoiled little thing . . . she wakes me up since she is not getting attention when I'm sleeping.  Looks like I'm going to have to close the door when I really want to sleep!

We came home from Leslie and Ralph's party to hear of Whitney Houston's death.  The media coverage is troubling as usual.  They love to tell the story of a rising star only to tear them up in their bad times.  Way too much information . . . today they released photos of the bathtub she supposedly drowned in.  We are a sick society!

I wrote more about Whitney on two of my other blogs . . . Gina's Music Memories and Babyboomer Flashback.  

Once again, the nation's conversation has turned to drug and alcohol abuse . . . and the role doctors play in the whole scenario.  Since my sister-in-law's brother died of an overdose on Thanksgiving, I have readdressed my relationship with prescription drugs and have been successfully weaning myself off.  My new doctor questioned the use of certain drugs I had been prescribed in the past . . . and not very happy about them.  Nice to have a doctor that is not a pill pusher!  

Maybe prescription drugs are being given out way too freely and not monitored effectively as a rule . . . what do you think?

Last week's news was so sad with the death of the two little Powell boys at the hands of their sick dad. How can a human being be so selfish?  Very sad situation and my thoughts and prayers are with Susan Powell's family . . . and now with Whitney Houston's family making final preparations.  May the media let them all have peace to grieve . . .

Hope that everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day with abundant blessings of love!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

What's Up at My Blogs

I'm starting to feel better, but the process has been way too slow!

My thoughts have been on romance . . . they usually are . . . but with Valentine's Day around the corner, it is on my mind more than usual since love is the theme of my blogs this month.

The themes . . .

Babyboomer Flashback . . . my favorite love and romance movies of the past

Gina's Music Memories . . . my favorite love songs

Gina's Italian Kitchen . . . sweet treats for your sweetie

LaBelladiva . . . Valentine's Day crafty and DIY projects . . . and more

Peace Love Happiness . . . posts about romance, love and relationships

Have an awesome day :)

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