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Peach State says: My Job Is Done!


I wanted to share a smile with you this morning…so I have tried to upload a video. I know it might be early for some of you so please take heed of this warning before clicking on the video. You may laugh, smile, remember and even sing along. If you are under doctor’s orders to avoid abrupt emotional experiences please Do Not Press the Play Button…
What can I say after that?

De peeps de peeps…

My Job Is Done!
If this video did not upload correctly I will try again. Oh the joys of modern technology! If you can’t wait the video is on YouTube under The Muppets “Oh Danny Boy!”

Have a great day!

Peach State

Peach State says: After a Very Long Day


It had been a very long morning of practices that ended after 1:00. I had gotten home to find my check had come and rushed off to the bank. My youngest and I spent the rest of the day getting the espresso beans ground, a stop at the Nail Salon, then off to the grocery store. We were finishing up at the store when he saw the Muppet Movie was on display for sale. I have to confess, I LOVE the Muppets. We paid for the groceries and darted over to the RedBox. I found the movie and pulled up a promo code off my phone and got the movie. We headed home and put the groceries away and the two us prepared for the movie After a Very Long Day.

What a delight! There were old favorites I could sing along with mixed in with the new songs. The story was very cute. Just as the movie reached the end, in true romantic fashion, there it was. My song filled the screen and the room. “Mahna Mahna”! My 18 year old had watched a little of the movie and said he would bet me I would cry during the movie….and I did! I love this song and sang along through the smiling tears. I called a friend of mine and told her she had to get the movie…just for this song… “I know what she will be doing this week!”

After dinner…bedtime for the youngest…the Blind Side came on. Another of my favorites! I sat back and watched while I waited for my husband to come downstairs. The other boys were not home sooo the TV remote was mine! When my husband finally came down he said “Oh…I have seen this before!” He does not like to watch things more than once…”If that is the case…why does his watch the news channels…all day?” (insert a chuckle)

The next thing I knew he was involved in the movie…we watched the entire movie with interruptions and paused TiVo. I did not nap as usual and when the movie ended it was 11:40. Well worth it!
It was a good day with some not so good things thrown in…but that will be for another day. I headed for bed After a Very Long Day!

Have a wonderful day!

Peach State

Peach State says: We all have a Flair for Style!

What dictates style? A flair for the unique like seen on the runways of Fashion Week? I would like to venture that we all have a flair for stylish fashion. A flair that is unique to us and works to make us feel beautiful. “We all have a Flair for Style!”

I have a friend, who I consider part of my close-knit group, that is quite unique in her fashion style. I could not attempt the styles she wears for several reasons. We need to realize that each of us are not the runway model, for the most part, and see ourselves as flawed in some way or another. I am too skinny, I am too fat, I am too tall, I am too short, Where is my waist? We have a hard time being satisfied with who we are on the outside and forget we are beautiful on the inside.
I struggle with my outside beauty but know, thanks to being ever reminded by my wonderful grandmothers and my mother, that I am very beautiful because of my heart. I know it sounds a bit corny and you have probably heard it before!

If we use our heart to view ourselves and those around us we will see things in a whole new and improved way. I hate having my picture taken and I do not like my smile…but there are pictures of me that I love! My husband and I had our picture taken about three years ago and the look on my face is one I had never seen before. He said “That is the smile I see all the time.” We are too critical of ourselves and need to accept and move on. I look at my friend who lost a few pounds and everyone just gushes over her. ” I lost over five times more than she did and still am not that small!”. Reality check…I never was that small…and never will look like that! Know your limitations!

I love trying to copy different styles I see…within my economic boundaries of course. It is fun to sport new looks and not limit yourself to one idea or look. Take a chance and be bold! I recently saw a picture on my FaceBook with Miss Piggy from the Muppets sporting a peacock skirt and lacy top. She had a cute hat with her ears sticking through. If the picture had shown her shoes they would have been stylish too! She has a real flair for fashion….but face it…who has a waist that small…( insert laughter here). I have not seen too many people wearing peacock skirts and do not want to be one of them. I guess I am conservative in my fashion…but not too conservative!
“We all have a Flair for Style!”

Try new things and take a chance on changing your style. It can be the use of accessories or use of colors. Have fun with it and make yourself feel good first. When we feel good about how we look we tend to shine from within. We just have to remind ourselves that “We all have a Flair for Style!”


Peach State says: Mahna Mahna

Have you ever needed a word that fits all your needs? A word for the times you’re uncomfortable or a  conversation drags…Do I have a word for you!
Mahna Mahna!

Remember the Muppet’s song with the two singing a sweet little diddy and the fuzzy headed guy filling in the “Mahna Mahna“.  He tries to break the flow of the song with his quirky add-ins only to find the disapproving looks focused on him. It has recently made a comeback in my circle of friends. It has become the virtual solution to a problem or the tool to quickly change the topic. We are all singers and, have on several occasions, almost completed the song.  The only problem is the fact that we are in the middle of a practice.  I know this may be a bit odd…most singers are!  There are times to sing what is written and times to sing what is in your heart.  We all have those times when we want to be different. Changing the order of how things are always done can be a good thing.  Boredom can be done away with and habits can be broken.
I love being with this group of people!  We are a varied group of people!  There is a core of about 9 men and women in our music program of 40-50 singers.  If you are looking for one you will find us all.  Some people may call us a clique…but we are far from that.  We have many ties with others in the church and community.  In modern language…we all have lots of friends on Facebook.  We tag each other and joke with each other…communicate with each other away from church.  It is the most wonderful feeling to have a support group like this.  We have experienced loss and joy together.
Mahna Mahna!
This phrase can be added to home life too. My youngest will rattle on and on…”He is very ADHD” and not realize how annoying he is.  I will simply look at him and say the magic word…“Mahna Mahna!!”  stunned he looks at me and says..”What?”  This word causes a momentary paralysis in speech.  It is amazing!!!  But then he starts back up and I reach for my trusted earplugs…”Just kidding!”  I love this song and the smile it brings to those the funny little word is spoken to.  I recently saw someone who looked as if their dog just died. I went up and simply whispered “Mahna Mahna!” and a smile came over her and she grabbed me and gave me a huge hug…”I needed that!” she said.  She had just had a hard morning and needed a reason to smile.  It could have been the the acknowledgment of a smiling face in time of need…but there is a sensory response when this word is spoken. “Don’t believe me…try it!”

I wanted to put the video on here to brighten your day but the videos would not load with sound. I wanted to hear it again, not just in my head. Do you have a magic word or phrase?  How does it make others feel?  If I had to choose another concept to bring a smile to the face of those around me it would have to be from Monty Python. “Pie Jesu Domini…[whack]” The monks would go around hitting themselves in the head after chanting….I speak from experience, sadly, this is funny when done in a group. “I know, I know….I am weird!” I never said I wasn’t…
Mahna Mahna!!!!