"Here I Stand; Pride & Determination Keeps Me Going"



I am laying down thinking about all the things I have to do. I sometimes wish there were more hours in a day. Oh, how I could accomplish so much more!!! So, as I lay here thinking about tomorrow and the tasks I must complete, but tonight is different, I decided to take a Deep Breath and Take Time Off Tomorrow. YES,  Take Time Out for ME and do things that I enjoy. I will have no time schedule, and will be spontaneous. I do not know what I will do, but whatever I decide I will be happy and free spirited and full of life.  I do like being with my friends and going to my spot “The Coffee House”, but this time its All About Me and Time Alone! Some may think that makes a person A Lonely Person, but I must correct you on that, This does not make you Lonely, It Simply Allows you To Find yourself again, enjoy life, and be free Even if it’s just for a day!  Yes, for a change “It’s all about me”. This is not being conceited nor even self centered; this is An Unselfish Act and a Much Deserving Reward.  You will find when you are usually on the go from the time you awake until the time you get home, going full throttle throughout the day, meeting deadlines, rushing in lines , completing the most difficult tasks, stuck in traffic, and only able to complete 50% of what is on your daily list and then add helping  others.  Sometimes, when I do help others during my chaotic day I tend to forget about me. This is when we lose ourselves and forget we are the ones who should be a Priority, yet we find ourselves frustrated, angry and ready to blame others for what we have not accomplished. Therefore, Realize  It is not a selfish Act to Put Yourself First and Take Time Out For You!!! You Have One Life, Live It, and Love It and Most Of All Appreciate It.

As Always, Jazz:)



Jazz: Being The Perfectionist

“Being the perfectionist, you know you can do anything that is remotely possible. But being good is being able to recognize what is possible and what requires help. Realize it’s not a weakness to say, I need help or I don’t know… it’s really contributing to the success of the process over-all.”



Patiently Waiting…

What do you do when you really like someone, but you haven’t quite shared that with him? What do you do when you have been communicating for 8 years and have not even met?  What do you do, when you get “spacey”, because you get a little nervous to talk to him?  “Why am I a Simple Silly Mess?

 What initially drew me to him, was his poetry.  His poetry is simply amazing, intriguing, grasping, thought provoking, imaginative, and riveting.  I  thoroughly  enjoy and look forward to reading them.  We understand each other, and can relate on a level that’s hard to explain.  I find him to be intellectual, educated, and knowledgeable.  He seems to be honest, respectful, caring and compassionate. Wow a “Southern Gentleman” for a change. He also has a great sense of humor, which sometimes he gets me going.  OMG.

We  talk for hours on the phone.  Guess what,AND, I am so not a phone person, at all.  You are lucky if you can even talk to me for 5 minutes!!  The conversations with him are always wonderful.  After talking to him, it makes me smile.  Wow, I’m sharing my “Unspoken Secret”

“I know I want to meet him, but I know I will probably be a basket case from the time we arrange a date to the date itself.”   “Oh No, Now, what do I do?” He’s doing something to me, making me nuts!!!! In a great way. Wow.


P.S.  I must say he is also, “A Handsome Southern Gentelman”

As Always, Jazz:)

My past caught up…

I knew this would eventually happen.  My parents said “Wait until you have kids”, “Keep it up, you will have kids just like you”, but of course we never believed it. We thought their advice was “blah, blah, blah” and we were always right.  We knew everything and couldn’t wait to grow up and be out on our own.

Then it happened.

OMG, what did I do???!!!

We now have children. My dear, it surely is a major wake up call.  How could this happen to us? Why did our parents wish that upon us!” OMG, they are just like me when I was younger. They have my ways, but what tops this all off is that I sound like my parents.  I tell my children “Wait until you have kids…..” “I remember when I was younger I walked up hill both ways in the snow to go to school”, “Why in the world did you do that, and don’t give me the answer ‘I don’t know’.

Wow, my past surely caught up to me!!!!!!

As always,



Whom We Admire….

“We can not learn from those whom we are jealous of and resent,

we learn from those whom we admire.”Image

Best decisions; My Fave Pic of my minnie me and me

“Sometimes the toughest decisions are the best decisions.”  Image