Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my two parakeets, Lola@Carlo

Finally got a girlfriend for my parakeet Carlo.   We named her Lola.....

Little by little Lola is making her presence known, while Carlo on the other hand is playing hard to get. He pretends she's not there, then he sneaks up alongside her, and gives her a peck or two..

Lola at first accepts his advances, but then she decides to play hard to get, and inches away from Carlo.  After  a few minutes of this game playing, Lola and Carlo are finally sitting side by side, but all of a sudden he decides to fly down to the lower perch.

Lola upset, sits on her perch above, and yells at him for flying away from her. But Carlo just hangs upside down, ignoring her, causing Lola to yell louder...

Does this sound familiar to you... um..... aren't relationships like that......

Yes,  I have to say, watching my two parakeets make me laugh...... they are a joy to have in my home..

Therefore Carlo and Lola, will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, August 29, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/share your stories

For those who read my blog. and for those who are new to my blog, please share your Hurricane news with me..

And for those on the West Coast, share your earthquake stories..

And for those in other countries, please share your weather related stories as well.

In the comment section of my blog....

thank you, and I look forward to reading them..


FOREVER YOUNG/finally Electricity

Thank God that we survived Hurricane Irene. It could have been much worst and more devastating but we were spared and I'm grateful for that.  But other states didn't fare so well, and my prayers go out to the families who  lost loved ones.  And others who felt the brunt of Irene, and lost their homes as well.

My children, my life, even though their all grown up, as a mother you always worry, regardless,  and Thank God their okay and got through this horrific storm.

But I have to vent a little. For those who didn't heed the warnings to evaluate, shame on you.

Even though you got through the storm, and maybe wasn't as bad as predicted for your area, refusing to evaluate, could have placed rescue workers in harms way, if the storm did do severe damage. Hopefully, and regardless if you think mother nature will do you harm, please think twice before making that decision to stay. Be thankful, there are experts to guide you through the process, and who care about your safety and respect their orders.

Now on a lighter note.  We lost our power for two days, so do you think I would know not to ask my husband to turn on the light in the kitchen, so I can see what I'm cooking..... um.... yes we have a gas stove and was able to eat, and eat we did do, like my body really needed some extra pounds at my age, but light well that was another story.

So you see how the mind thinks, at least my mind..... makes one appreciate electricity more.  And since I've been though this many times while living in the Poconos, through many many snowstorms and blizzards, you sort of get used to not having electricity, or do you???

Well I guess for me, ELECTRICITY, will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Friday, August 26, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/Hurricane Irene

It's a coming, Irene the hurricane, she's a coming.

People rushing everywhere, buying food, gas and items they will need, in case the electricity goes out.

For mother nature is an unpredictable entity. Fickle, and unsure of what path it wants to take, but once her mind is made up, well all I can say, don't stand in her way.  Because this time her bite will be worst then her bark....and yes I know I'm comparing Hurricane Irene to a dog.. Just thought I would throw in a little bit humor...   Did I make you smile, just a little?

But really, I want this storm to go away, and pray everyone listens to the news, and do as they say.

I can hear you right now, " many times the weather man has been wrong", yes I will agree, "but many times they've been right", and if anything,  just think of the practice you'll get if there ever was a national disaster....  And I'm hoping this is not one of them. because Irene will affect millions, including myself and my family.

But if we keep our heads on tight, that's all we can do......  because it will be one hell of a ride, probably one we'll never forget for a long long time...

So therefore your story, my story, about Hurricane Irene, will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Thursday, August 25, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/the earthquake

Did you feel the earth move under your feet.... yes they are words to a song, but a song that I really lived and never thought it could happen here on the East Coast.. We felt the affects of an Earthquake that hit Virginia, and Washington D.C.

I was sitting on the couch at the time when suddenly, I felt the floor move. I really thought my house was going to explode from a gas leak.  I shouted this to my husband and son, but they looked at me as if I was losing my mind.  They of course admitted later that I wasn't.  Nice of them...lol...

Now I've never experienced a earthquake or a tremor from one, and I'm sure many of you can say the same thing on the East Coast, but I'm sure the West Coast is probably laughing at us, they have them all the time.

The only weather related incident that I ever experienced, was being in a tornado when I was a little girl.
I loved school so much, that I didn't want to miss a day even though my mother didn't want my sister, brother and I to go.

It didn't look so bad when we started our walk, but by the time we got to the school, the winds picked up considerably.  I saw another little girl blown into the streets, and out of no where two men ran to her rescue, while my sister brother and I were holding tightly to the fence, surrounding the school yard.

Both my sister and brother managed to get to the school doors, while I was glued to the fence and couldn't move. One of the nice young men, had to pry my hands away from the fence. He then walked me to the front door, and made sure I was safely inside before he left. I was so scared...

Needless to say, the school was practically empty, so I guess we should have stayed home. A lesson learned.

But then again, if I did that, I wouldn't have actually seen the tornado, and that was exciting.

How did I see it.. Well my teacher asked me to do an errand, and as I was walking down the stairs, I looked outside the window, and to my amazement I saw the funnel of the tornado swirl in the air and dissipate.  It was truly a great experience, and one I never forgot.

Then  right after that, the sun made it's glorious entrance, as if there never was a tornado... That's how unpredictable the weather is.  One time it's dangerous, and harmful, and other times it's beautiful and peaceful.

 Like life, when things go wrong, they really go wrong, and when things go right, it's fantastic and wonderful.

So like the old saying goes, you have to sometimes take the good with the bad, or is it the bad with the good.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/woke up on the wrong side of the bed

Did you every wake up on the wrong side of the bed, an expression that means you woke up in a bad mood, and nothing seems to go right from the moment you plant your feet on the floor.

For many years, I was chastised and made fun of for always being happy in the morning, and I do believe some  of these people  now wish they hadn't teased me so much about that, because there are some days it backfires, and I wake up grumpy and miserable, and today just happens to be the miserable one. And now who regrets my happy smile, um....lol..

So I'm hoping real soon I snapped out of this mood, because I'm no good to myself or others in this frame of mind.  But I'm sure everyone has felt this way, sometime in their life.  If not, then tell me your secret. I sure would like to know.

Therefore, I leave this blog,feeling blah,  but tomorrow is another day. And may I wake up on the right side of the bed, but one never knows,  can only hope for the best...lol.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/a day with my husband

Monday usually a day to pay bills and buy food... ugh....but this Monday was different. My husband and I spent some quality time together.

It was just nice having nothing to do, or think about for one day. If we could give that gift to ourselves once a month, that would be great,   But sometimes that's an impossible feat. So we grab what we can, and appreciate it.

We took a walk down memory lane. We laughed about all the silly things that happened, and remembered all the treasured moments of raising our wonderful children, who are now all grown up and on their own.

We ate food that wasn't good for us, but of course we rationalized, it wouldn't kill us for one day.. And happy to report, it didn't..

And as the years goes by, I'm sure we'll keep remembering the days past, which will keep us young in mind, the body, well I'm not so sure about, and the fact that as I get older, I won't look in the mirror ever again........ okay maybe I'll peek a little...  so I guess I am a little vain...but who isn't....

Yes Monday was a great day, but like all good things, it had to end, but then again, there's always next month, right?  We just have to work harder to make it happen..or else...lol..

So for me, spending a day with my husband, made me feel


Monday, August 22, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG /I wonder what this week will bring?

Yes, Oh yes it's Monday..... the week begins.... This is the day I usually do all my errands, pay bills, that I didn't want to look at over the weekend.

Why ruin the weekend, when you have plenty of time during the week to think about all the bills that need to be paid, and think about who you're going to pay first.  That's enough to ruin anyone's mood especially when you have all week to worry, and dwell over, who you're going to pay first..

Don't you agree?

So my philosophy, is give everyone something, just to let them know that you're not ignoring them, because paying something is better then nothing, and then everyone is happy....

Then once I've completed that task, and mentally fatigue from the process, I begin to wonder what this week will bring.

Of course winning the lottery would be a good thing, then I would never have to worry about paying bills, because there would be none...

So maybe I'll go on a cruise, or better yet, buy myself a island and live there forever, Okay I know what you're thinking, but it's not impossible, right?  And it's nice to dream about, at any age...

Now that I got that out of my system, I will put this blog to rest, until tomorrow that is..


Sunday, August 21, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/Sunday a day to relax?

Sunday's usually a day of relaxation, yet sometimes it can be one of the most unpredictable days of the week. Especially if you think you're going to relax, and find that you have tons of work to do, before the week begins.

Maybe you forgot to do all the laundry, and absolutely need those slacks or top to wear for work,  or you ignored all the dishes that were left in the dishwasher, and there's not a clean one in the house, because everyone including you were too lazy to wash a dish, and now you have no choice.

Or the project you've been putting off for sometime, and now you have to rush and  get it finished because you realized it's due this Monday..

Ah  yes Sunday's might seem like a day to rest, but  really it starts the thinking cycle of what your week ahead will be like, and how you will solve one problem after another.......

And if you're not physically tired by catching up on all your chores today, you are mentally tired just thinking about everything you need to get finished before the week begins.

Yes Sundays you could be watching your favorite tv show, or catch up on the ones you missed all week, or root for your favorite sports team, and hope they come out the winner, or read that best seller book you've been meaning to, but never had time for.

Or have that great meal you've been wanting to cook, but didn't have time to make during the week, or have that backyard barbecue and invite all your family and friends, because during the week it's always impossible to get together.

And yes the clock keeps ticking and ticking away, and before you know it, it's the Monday Day Blues.

So please take the time to relax, even if it's for an hour or two, which can make a big difference in your mood..

Because for me Sunday's will always be FOREVER YOUNG.

Friday, August 19, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/until tomorrow

I wrote something on my blog.  Was going to start in Sept, but didn't want to loose this blog site..

Hope everyone is having a great summer. Mine is nothing to write home about, but still, summer is a time to just sit back and take those weekends and that week or two vacation to just relax and have some fun.

Fun, what does that word mean to you.  Why don't you tell me about your summer and what interesting things you did.  Would love to hear your stories and comments.

And if by chance you do read my other entry I made today, this site will never be about preaching, politics or religion, it will just be about everyday life, mine, of course and about others who I've observed, that put a smile on my face....

Smiles.... what does this word mean to you?

So until tomorrow,  FOREVER YOUNG