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What a Way to Walk Down the Aisle July 24, 2009

Filed under: Media — alwayswithme @ 12:41 pm

Received this is an e-mail, I don’t know the people involved nor did the person whom I got this from but I want to view this whenever I need a happy heart.  Might be a bit irreverant for some but I say, loosen up a bit.


50 Questions to Ask Yourself July 13, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — alwayswithme @ 11:58 am

These questions have no right or wrong answers.  I can’t wait to do this.  It should be very revealing.  See H/T below.

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
  3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
  4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
  5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
  6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
  7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
  8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
  9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
  10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
  11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire.  They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend.  The criticism is distasteful and unjustified.  What do you do?
  12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
  13. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
  14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
  15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
  16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
  17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?  What’s holding you back?
  18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
  19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
  20. Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
  21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
  22. Why are you, you?
  23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
  24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
  25. What are you most grateful for?
  26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
  27. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
  28. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
  29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now?
  30. What is your happiest childhood memory?  What makes it so special?
  31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
  32. If not now, then when?
  33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
  34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
  35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
  36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
  37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
  38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
  39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
  40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
  41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
  42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
  43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
  44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
  45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
  46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
  47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
  48. What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
  49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday?  What about the day before that?  Or the day before that?
  50. Decisions are being made right now.  The question is:  Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?



Reading With the Family July 12, 2009

Filed under: Books — alwayswithme @ 6:22 pm

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers is the true, real-life story of the Von Trapps of The Sound of Music movie fame.  I have heard  that the real story beats the movie hands-down! Their family life was far richer and more God-centered than the movie even begins to let on, and all with very little money once they left Austria. This heritage is obvious in that their descendants are still Christian and still travel about singing the way Maria and Georg and their children did in the late thirties and forties.

This will be a great book to read when I find our own copy.    I appreciate the suggestion from Econobusters.

A Book On Money

Filed under: Books — alwayswithme @ 10:30 am

Overall, I thought it was well written, succinct, and applicable; three qualities I admire in a book. It’s even valuable if you know nothing about personal finance, because Passell does a good job explaining the basics like Coverdale accounts and Certificates of Deposit. It’s a book worth pulling from the bookshelf to find out if you like it.


Where to Put Your Money Now by Peter Passell

H/T Bargaineering


Do I Wish I Hadn’t Sold July 7, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — alwayswithme @ 1:24 pm
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my something similar?  Never thought about painting it or staining it darker.  I will add this to my looking for at garage sale list!

Neiman Marcus Blue Crewel Chair 

neiman marcus crewel chair


About the Dentist

Filed under: Health — alwayswithme @ 8:55 am
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I don’t like going to the dentist, but up until two years ago, I went every six months like we were supposed to.  When my DH lost his job, we lost our dental coverage, plus we had no money and so we didn’t go.  Even after he found a job we didn’t go because we had no dental insurance.  We finally got some and it coincided with one of my crowns coming out so. . .I went to the dentist.

The first thing they always say is “oh my, you do have a small mouth”; this is after I tell them that I have a small mouth and would they please give me a baby or a childs tooth brust.  Anyway. . .I had periodontal disease (great) so yesterday I had the first half of my scaling and root planing done.  I hate going to the dentist.

So, to anyone who may read this please remember to floss, if you have a tiny mouth like mine use those portable flossers that are ready made on your back teeth.  Also use Crest Pro Health as your toothpaste and as your rinse.  Be thinking of me in August when I have the other side done.

Tips for when you go to the dentist, bring your IPOD and ask for gas.


Check This Out – Gorgeous

Filed under: Catholic — alwayswithme @ 8:42 am
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While perusing blogland several months ago, I came across this site, A Catholic Mother in Minnesota and while there today, I noticed her header for the first time (perhaps because I always read it in a reader format or perhaps because God wants to go to adoration) whatever the reason,  just look at this monstrance! and a great site as well. .

A Catholic Mom in Minnesota