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Peach State says: Tuesday…Just For Fun!

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Tuesday…Just For Fun!
On an off the phone with members of my family due to a health situation! Not having much fun…so I went to check in on Facebook and found the above picture. Sooo…enjoy this little brain teaser!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

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Peach State says: It’s Facebook Funnies Wednesday!

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Knowing when and how to do certain bodily functions is always an advantage.

Welcome…It’s Facebook Funnies Wednesday! Today we explore the should-be-medicated mind of the beloved family cat. We will finally find out what makes a mother! We will peek into high finance and health and be visited by famous personalities…well at least the costume! Are you ready?

Let’s Begin with Finance and Health!. These two topics fit so well together…it takes a lot of money to pay for your Heath care, Right?

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I have never considered that method when taking medications…I wonder if it works well!

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I don’t know about this technique of weight loss…I am such a picky eater!

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This is a side effect to taking to many prescription drugs and having 1 to many doctors.

All these years and the diagnosis has finally been made!

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How about some feline therapy?

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What a way to start off!
Maybe I should have started with this one!

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The next big thing in game entertainment…

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I guess it is because of:
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Isn’t he precious?

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Don’t Ask…Don’t Tell Shipping!

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I know what Dog thinks…

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(drum roll) This weeks Blog Worth Award Winner came from “Our Mutual Cat Lover Friend:

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Reality TV and Movies:
These will speak for themselves!

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It is time for a little Mom Time!

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Mom just needs a little love instead of the constant repeated phrases echoing through her day!

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Maybe if she had just done things correctly…

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How about that perfect TV mom…they loved being a mom!

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I had a lot of fun gathering these wonderful and humorous morsels this week. I hope you enjoyed reading them. My hope is that a tiny little grin might creep into your day. I said tiny grin because you don’t want to be sitting in a crowded area and burst out laughing…people might …well it would not be good! Have a great day!

Peach State

Peach State says: It’s Gonna Happen Folks…No Matter How Much Coffee You Drink!

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With my latte’ in hand a morning ritual began. A mutual coffee lover and I were talking yesterday and as usual the conversation touched on the subject of coffee! Her husband had read that drinking this “Heavenly Brew will increase your life. “Drink more…Live longer!”. We were thrilled…but then the conversation turned to what things will still occur. It’s Gonna Happen Folks…No Matter How Much Coffee You Drink!

Things That Will Always Happen:

The sun will rise!
A cup to wake up with…maybe two!
We all need money!
Money and Coffee…a cup of coffee will always be present!
We all have bills!
Must have coffee!
Bills have to be paid!
Stressed? Have another cup!
There will always be people who annoy you!
A simple escape…coffee break!
Traffic!
Commuter cups!
Growling stomachs!
Hoping this cup of coffee will fool my stomach into thinking I am eating!
Complaining children!
Another coffee break!
Paying for gas!
Calm down…sip!
We will always be aging!
At least I am old enough to drink coffee!
Aches and pains!
A cup of coffee and two Tylenol…just what the doctor ordered!
Dieting!
Fat-free creamer…Fat-free flavoring
Lines at the grocery store!
NOOOO! My cup is in the car!

I know there are more constants…but coffee will be with them as well! We can’t drink away our problems. We will always have situations that influence the way we live and we will always adapt. The fact is we have grown up knowing what lies ahead as we age…what responsibilities bring with them…how money evaporates, like a ghostly vapor, before putting it in the bank. We continue our journey and typically have a cup within reach.

What is a constant in your life? How does coffee( ok…I will accept tea!) help you deal with these daily situations? You know it as well as I do! LifeIt’s Gonna Happen Folks…No Matter How Much Coffee You Drink!

Have a great day…and enjoy your coffee!

Peach State

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Peach State says: The Long Awaited Facebook Funnies

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Here we go! The Long Awaited Facebook Funnies!
The picture above reminds me of the Barnabas Collins character in “Dark Shadows”…What do you think?

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Still a bit scary!

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Been there…done that!

Continuing with this scary theme…What if animals have the same fears we do?

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What if animals have the same needs and wants like us?

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As you know…music is a very important part of my life! Here are a couple of music related ideas:

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This is has made the rounds today!

Drum roll…The Blog Worthy Award Winner!

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This was from a Facebook Friend who was a music teacher and Minister of Music from my hometown.

Health is something we all hope be have a lot of…But?

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And

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When it comes to work and time off we are often met with surprises…

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“Do you have any superglue and a hammer?”

Well when it comes to organizing my day…I wish I had days like this…

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Sorry for the lateness of the day…I had one of those unscheduled busy days…
I have literally done this post while cooking my dinner. I will be heading to church for choir practice in about 20 minutes. I hope you all enjoy this group of Facebook Funnies!

Have a great day!

Peach State

Peach State says: The Best Things in Life!

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Each day we are told what we must have to be successful and happy. The new car, jewelry, that vacation resort package… But what about those of us who do not have the luxury to have those things. Why are we still happy? Not the superficial happiness but the deep down in your heart happy! “I know!” We have realized that “The Best Things in Life” are not things at all! They cost…your time, your love, and your care.

This is not going to be a “I’m am so broke” type of story. The truth is we may be able to do more but just choose not to. The various reasons for this are the schedules we keep and the children still at the house. I would love to go on a vacation! I have a beach house I can use anytime I would like to, within reason. “I may actually get to go this summer.” I don’t want the flashy jewelry…it could get lost working in the yard. The new car…okay…What kind would I like? I would love a new car…but I have a car to drive that is decent. This is about the little things we do for those we love…it does not cost a lot of money but can cost time. Making time is sacrificial any way you look at it but, the rewards benefit those touched by this time given. It is about taking care of each other! Doing for others…letting others do for you. Give and take is not equal but balanced. I guess I am on the receiving end right now. How do I know this statement is true…well…

Saturday night: My husband tried to wake me up after watching TV. “I sometimes fall asleep for about 30 minutes in the evening but for some reason I could not keep my eyes open.” It took him several tries to stir me. He has noticed a change in my sleep habits at night and knows that I do not get the rest I need. He put his proverbial foot down! You will stay home tomorrow and you and I will spend time together. You will not have any alarms set…complete rest…
When my husband notices my lack of sleep he begins to watch me. I have only learned this about my husband in the past 5 years. He makes light and uses humor as an excuse but, I know what he is doing. He has seen the wincing and painful looks cross my face and hide in my laughter. He has watched as my diet has changed as I confess I didn’t feel like eating.

Sunday: Well…no alarm set and I still got up early. “Not as early as I usually would on a Sunday!”
I made the coffee and our lattes’ and headed back upstairs. He told me he was taking me to breakfast…”Go get ready and I will take my meds.” We woke up the 18 year old to watch the 11 year old and left. It was a pleasant drive and since his returning to work our time together is definitely precious. After being seated the concern was voiced. It came down to his feeling I was overdoing it…pushing myself for others and forgetting about me. “I do that…that’s me!” I know I am not as young as I used to be…but that doesn’t mean I can’t still… “I was cut off!” I know you are in pain and it is from over doing it! It has not come from working at the house…he stopped knowing I knew he was referring to church. I have been involved in a number of projects that called for more physical brute strength on top of the normal everyday activities. These additions to my schedule along with the extra practices would take this conversation one way… I quickly beat him to the punch and said “I know how you feel and I will do my best to lessen the manual labor during my daily activities. I will make sure I rest and eat properly.”

All of this to say…I knew my husband was doing this out of love. He is not a very nurturing type of personality…but he has his days. I have learned to see through the cracking of jokes and see his fear and concern. I have learned to hear the undertones in his conversation and the read between the lines. This intervention of sorts came from his heart. I know he could not live without me…
“Who would take care of the dry-cleaning and fixing of meals and…” (insert laughter here)

When I turned my phone on for the first time I did notice the unbridled worry from three of my BFFs. Let me say to them…”I am sorry I could not reply as I should have!” I respected the time my husband set aside for us and did not take time away from us. I know you were worried and apologize to you now and more personally in a little while. The fact that they checked on my absence is one of “The Best Things in Life!” “Thank You!”

The small amount of time together with those we love and hold dear are precious. The smile in passing may turn someone’s day completely around. The pat on the back and holding of doors are often seen as nothing but nice manners. I love the line in the movie “While You Were Sleeping” when the characters are talking about doing for others. The topic of giving up a seat and letting a woman sit down may have seemed trivial but not to the woman able to sit down. We never know who will be touched by the little things we do. A kind word, a helping hand, a smile may be just little things but, when done with a loving heart they are priceless. Nothing is ever small! It doesn’t matter if they are close to us or someone we may not know…it is just a way to share “The Best Things in Life”.

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Peach State says: Just Find Your Happy Thought Peter!

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We face many obstacles everyday as we journey along through this life. Brick walls block our way forcing us to alter our direction and plans. We see no light at the end of our endless tunnel that seems to grow darker with each step. “Just Find Your Happy Thought Peter!”

Finding a happy thought can be difficult but not impossible. The smallest glimmer of hope can shed light on a virtual wasteland of defeat. We force ourselves to get up in the morning and trudge off to jobs or busy schedules with family and friends. There are many happy thoughts in that statement…we can get up and are breathing..we have a job…we have family and friends… Many people feel they don’t even have these luxuries in their life. They may not be able to get out of bed or may have experienced the death of a loved one. There is an emptiness than envelopes us during this time. It is temporary but does not feel like it at the time. “Just Find Your Happy Thought Peter!”

Tinkerbell tries to help Peter remember his happy thought so Peter can fly. Faith, trust, and Pixie Dust…that is all it takes! Unfortunately we don’t have a Pixie Dust distributor or fairies flying around sprinkling the transporting glitter over the heads of those in need. We all have needs in our lives and have to find ways to get past them and move one to the next challenge.

Faith is one way…faith in your beliefs and in those around you. Faith grows with each giant we face…even though we may not realize it at the time. We may not slay the giant but we will get past the giant. Situations bombard daily life in the decisions we make, people around us, finances, and health. We may not be able to see the road block until it is too late. What builds our faith is our reaction. The approach we take in resolving the situation could lead us down
various paths and we must follow through…step by step. The path may be steep and hard to maneuver. Trials and tragedies may come our way in many different varieties. We may find no solution is available to solve the problem and the only way around this road block is filled with treacherous, spirit defeating, landslide prone ground. We must have the faith to continue and trust in our progress. Faith goes hand in hand with Trust!

Bad things happen to good people…we trust that something good will come out of the situation. If our finances are dealing us fits and thrusting us into a life of uncertainty we can trust that we can find something good. (Happy Thought) Things are tight and we cannot do the things we used to do…but we can spend time together as a family or enjoy quality time with those dear to us. Making the most of what we have, at any given time, is the best use of time. The death of a loved one or friend affects many in different ways. Withdrawing from those closest to you will only lead you into a dark place. We must cling to those around us and hold each other close. Healing will take time! We must find our happy thought in the memories left behind. Those we lose want us to continue and not dwell on their passing. A smile or scent may bring us that happy thought needed to get through the days ahead. These complications are difficult and overwhelming…but as we move forward and glimpse the problems we faced behind us we can see they were just growing pains. “Those pains during childhood growth spurts, doctors call non-existent, that let us know we are changing.” We get through them and stand taller because of them. (OOO! Another Happy Thought!) We will get through these situations and do not need Pixie Dust! In our set backs and struggles we must hold on to our Faith and Trust, setting our eyes forward and take the next step. There are happy thoughts all around us…“Just Find Your Happy Thought Peter!”</em

Peach State