Saturday, November 23, 2013

Your Aura is Blue

Your Aura is Blue!
Personality: Blue’s are very loyal and can be the truest friend any aura could hope to find. On the inside, blues tend to be emotional and even a bit moody. However, you know that other auras depend on you, so you put on a strong front. They tend to live a quiet but enriching life. Blues are very giving of them and is hard to let go of relationships. They believe the key to living a good life is simple: Be as honest with yourselves and others as possible. They value the truth over everything else. Blue will remain loyal to those who are honest with them, even if their honesty hurts. Compared to most other auras, blues handle the truth very well. They take every event into stride. Blues are the calm spot in a sea of chaos. They think that the solution to most problems is open communication; they wish that people would be more real with each other. A Blue personality uses its five physical senses to access information. An emotionally driven personality, you need to be liked and accepted. It is one of the "needs" that can cause apprehension in your personality. You are a polite, cooperative person who seeks to create conflict-free surroundings. You possess highly developed powers of observation. Family is important to you and you sometimes find yourself in the role of being a caretaker. You are conservative, reliable and trustworthy - you are quite trusting of others although you are very wary in the beginning until you are sure of the other person. You are not impulsive- you always think before you speak and act and do everything at your own pace in your own time. You take time to process and share your feelings. You are genuine and sincere, and you take your responsibilities seriously. You have a deep need for peace and harmony in your everyday life. You appear to be confident and self-controlled, but may be hiding your vulnerable side. You are generally fairly even-tempered, unless your emotions take over - then you can become either moody and over-emotional, or cool and indifferent. You are sensitive to the needs of others. While you are friendly and sociable, you prefer the company of your own close group of friends. You are a rescuer and love to be needed. You can be rigid - you like to stick to what is familiar to you- you stubbornly do things your way even if there is a better way. Untidiness and unpredictability overwhelm you. You don't like to draw attention to yourself. While you don't like to have discord or conflict in your life, you are often the cause of conflict with others; you can be quite manipulative but in a very subtle way.
You make a loyal and faithful marriage partner and you are an honest, trustworthy and sincere friend. You are aware of others feelings and sensitive to the moods of others. You are approachable and friendly, always making people feel welcome in your life. You have a thirst for knowledge in order to gain wisdom and appear knowledgeable in whatever area interests you. You can be too cautious and worry about every little thing.

Love Life: Relationships are your top priority, and this includes love. You are most happy when you are serious with someone.
Yellow: Too annoying to even take a liking to
Pink: You are very lucky if Pink even pays attention to you, their reputation may be in the way to start a relationship with them
Green: Another perfect match for blue! They have one of those personalities that make you want to be around them all the time.
Orange: They believe they are way too good for blues, which is not true at all!!
Purple: Without Blue there would not even be a purple, they are the best bet at finding your soul mate
White: Their studies get in the way from every flirtatious move you make to them
Perfect Color Love Match: Red: Committed and Passionate they are definitely a good mate 
Friendship Color: When you and purple are together no one can stop you!
Color Opposite:Your color wheel opposite is Orange. Orange people may be opinionated, but you feel they lack the depth to truly understand what they're saying
Words that Describe Blue: Emotional, Affected, Sensitive, Peaceful, Tranquil, Connected, Spiritual, Experimental, and Deep
Purpose of Life:Showing Love to Other People

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Mom's Values

Citizenship: Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities.

Compassion: Being kind and considerate, and showing concern for the well-being of others.
When someone needs your support, give it, whether it is convenient or not. 

Cooperation: Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal.

Courage: Being brave and doing what is right regardless of my fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.
Suck it up. 

Faith: Having inner strength and confidence based on a trust in God.

Health and Fitness: Being personally committed to keeping my mind and body clean and fit.
Go Organic. 

Honesty: Telling the truth and being worthy of trust.
Character Counts. 

Perseverance: Sticking with something and not giving up, even if it is difficult.
Don't Whine. 

Positive Attitude: Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations. Smile & Hug. 

Resourcefulness: Using human and other resources to their fullest. 

Respect: Showing regard for the worth of something or someone.
Hold the door open. 

Responsibility: Fulfilling our duty to God, country, other people, and ourselves.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

compassionate service

Oath: Do on to others, as you would have them do onto you. Motto: Be the example, do not follow others example. Law: If someone needs help, you give it, whether it is convenient or not. some would say that I am a doormat instead of a compassionate service provider. some would say that I am an enabler rather than looking out for the younger populations best interests. (I do not do this for the adults). but I do believe in karma. I do believe in setting the example of charity and community service. I do at least hope that I am teaching those that I care for and those that I care about learn what it means to put the needs of others ahead of the needs of one self. my boys may not like that they are not the center of attention. but I am teaching them that it is not all about them. my girls may not appreciate the personal sacrifice today, but I do expect them to understand when they are in the same position that they would see the obligation to family. mostly I believe that Charity is patient and is kind; love doesn't envy. Love doesn't brag, is not proud. If I can teach that by demonstrating it, eventually others will follow and also give charity, love, and service. The hard part is to learn to accept charity and love and service from others. because as much as I feel that to give service is important, I can not withhold that gift from others that also benefit from giving. THAT is what I am working on personally. not saying no, but saying, can you help with this....

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Greek Yogurt at Home

1 gal whole milk, 3 cups powdered milk.

Heat to 150*, cool to 115*.

Add 1 cup FAGE yogurt with live cultures. Mix well. Put in jars.

Set in oven with the light on to keep it all cozy for the next 12-24hrs.

Put lids on and chill in the fridge for up to a week.

This makes 9 pints of Plain Greek yogurt.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Trying my Hand at a Sourdough

Over Night Sourdough
Start the Starter:
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 Tb honey
  • 2 Tb potato pearls
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour


  1. In a glass bowl, add warm water and yeast. Mix with rubber paddle until the yeast is dissolved.
  2. Stir in flour. Mix until smooth. let sit out for 24 hours to bloom
fold over and shape into loaf let rise on caste iron oven with plastic to keep moist

after two hours of rising, preheat oven to 425'F, once dough has doubled, remove plastic, place caste iron lid on dutch oven and into oven. bake 45 minutes or until internal temperature is 165F

Saturday, September 15, 2012

9 little monkeys

Bouncing on the bed, one fell of and bunked his head, Momma called the doctor and the doctor said:

No more monkeys bouncing on the bed

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Most Ferociously Determined

Where did that person go? She was right here just a second ago. I know she was. I started college as a single parent with two under 18 months. I finished 153 semester credit hours with minimal help from my family. I gutted it out with studying after the kids went to bed, giving up hours studying to go on camp outs with the family, or Easter in another state. but I did it. I finished.
what happened next? was it the three special needs children and countless hours in IEP and ARD meetings? Was it living up to my own expectations of excellence that I set as the gold bar of parenthood?
I have always believed that the children that I was blessed with were truly a gift from god. that they were hand picked to be raised and guided and protected by me. If they failed to reach a milestone, that was my personal failing, if they deviated from the course, I had not given them the right guidance. If they had a personal struggle, I was to listen, suggest, guide and direct. If they were not prepared for life, I had failed my calling. I always thought if I could just get them graduated from high school I would be 'done', a success, and my job complete. then I thought, well if we can get the grand baby to 1st birthday, I would be 'done', a success, and my job complete. then I thought, if we can just get through one miltary war zone deployment, I would be 'done', a success, and my job complete. then I thought, If I can just get them through a semester of college, I would be 'done', a success, and my job complete. then I thought, okay, if I could just get them through a divorce and the grandkids safe, the daughter on the way to a healthy place, I would be 'done', a success, and my job complete. then I thought, what if I do not survive all this? what about the fact that I am going deaf? what about the fact that I am going blind? what about the fact that I know I am not going to get out of this alive, but I was sure I would be around longer than this?  

I used to think that I could do all things if I just had someone that believed in me, truly thought that I was genius. It was a short lived fleeting dream. Eventually you discover that part of being human is that no matter what, you are not brilliant, you are not a genius and even if you are technically one, no one really cares, and more importantly, they really do not like the fact that you are one and are constantly looking for situations and examples to disprove that you really are anything more than just a little less than they are. a little less smart. a little less wise. a little less healthy. a little less responsible. a little less consistent. a little less pretty. they discover what you knew all along. you are old. ugly. fat. crazy. obsessive. fallible. human. anything to take away from the talents that you posses. I want to met the girl that was Most Ferociously Determined person again. I miss her.