5 Things I do on Fridays

 

Of all the days of the week, I make the effort on Fridays to prepare for my weekend days.

With children, you really don’t have a choice in the matter, especially if productivity is a part of your lifestyle.

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1: Paying all bills due in the present week.  Gives a sense of clarity in the financial aspect of my life.

2. Updating the children’s calendar with upcoming events/activities for the following week, gives both husband a Gage of the week ahead for the children and how it impacts our personal schedule

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3. Over a cup of tea or coffee, depending on our preference, husband and I sit and discuss the weekend schedule. It may be our only time to spend a little quiet time with him, but I make sure to never fall short on this todo especially.  Plus it’s the start of the Shabbat and we mentally prepare the family for that too.

4. Empty all laundry hampers. I don’t want anything to do with laundry on my weekends.

5.  Always keep a bottle of wine in the house. I enjoy with my dinner on the Sabbath and maybe a glass before bedtime.

I believe having a little order in certain parts of your life, your walk can take a completely different perspective to those that just exist.

Do you have things you only do on certain days?

Well, are you a pen or a pencil?

When I read the scriptures and discover some of the ways God would work his gloriousness on the earth with man, it makes me wonder why we cannot see what he’s put in us. Instead, we end up choosing not listening and taking another path, ending up in conclusion to death and destruction.

The Father says, his ways are not our way, nor are his thoughts our thoughts.  As I have an ear to hear, I don’t think to ask why or how he did what he did upon the earth with us before or in present day.  Are you crazy?? Not this daughter of YAH!

I do however take from his teaching, that sometimes I’m going to need to make tough decisions, and I need to take the pen over the pencil method in handling them.  Not all decisions are made for your comfort, or mine.  Once you understand those principles, you can walk with confidence, eyes wide open and close your eyes at the end of day when it’s time to be still and sleep.

As always, walk in his glory.

 

7 things Simple living is for me

I consider myself one of the lucky ones, when I think about my life journey and the point I’ve reached thus far.

I say lucky because I know what I want in my life, but MOST IMPORTANT, I know what I DON’T WANT in my life. When you don’t know these things,  is when problems and confusion can make a presence in your and stick around whether they were invited or not.

I call my state of mind and living simple.  Now don’t get me wrong, simple doesn’t mean easy by any means.  Don’t make that mistake, because in order for simple to take precedence the choices you need to make may not be comfortable for everyone.
7 things I do to live a simple life.

  • I plan the time to work on tasks that require “more” of me.  Don’t ask me to come learn to change a tire, when I’m about to make myself a coffee.  It’s not happening.
  • If the family is planning the schedule or events, I’m vocal from the start with my husband so id he about my yes’ and no’s to everything
  • If I don’t have time right now, I’ll let you know
  • Limit major tasks that need major attention to only two per day.  There’s only so many hours in the day
  • Seek joy in saying YES to NO when it’s required.
  • Reference my Proverbs and Psalms daily, limit how much junk mail I put in my system
  • Where I am, Water is right beside me, as a reminder to drink some everyday

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Sounds easy enough?  I think so.  I’ve never been a YES girl to everything and how I need to live in this life to survive is extremely important to me, especially my health (mental included).
How do  you do simple in your life?

Why my life has order

With so many laws and statues surrounding us in the world, makes me think the reasons they were put there in the first place.

As I reference the scriptures daily, it reads that God put laws and statues in place for his chosen people, some of us today know as the 10 commandments, even though there’s more than 600 commandments. They were put in place for the people to have a certain order. How that compares to life today, is another story.

Today however, it’s seems that with all the freedoms and craziness accepted in society, you need to have your own set of rules and statutes set to keep yourself centered and balanced in this life. If you don’t, be prepared for the ride of your life.

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With my personality, I need to have certain guidelines set in place for those who I encounter daily in social or work settings.

The world is a desert table, but I’m sticking to the shortbread and strawberry cake and chocolate dipped in strawberries. Everyone else can have the rest and I’m fine with that.

God said, the devil (deceiver) can have the clay, silver, gold even diamonds, he’ll take the rubies. I love that. Do you consider yourself the clay or a Ruby?

Every day is good

 

Have you read Psalm 104 in the bible?  It’s a refreshing reminder to us of the truth of our daily life.  The things that we should be focused on and reminded that are blessings unto us for living this life.

My favorite verses: Psalm 104:15 and wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.

Psalm 104:18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats, and the rocks for conies.

Psalm 104:19 He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.

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When you take a couple steps back on your path and observe your surroundings.  Ever since I dropped my load on the floor and walked with just my back-pack (with my bible and  Clinique lip gloss), what is bought to my attention is a lot quieter, more simple, soothing and joyful.

I could walk with my cosmetic bag full of beauty products, but if I only need my lip gloss, where am I going with everything else?  When you travel, you can pack anything and everything, but when that suitcase goes on the scale, make sure your credit card is ready to load with fees for the extra, and your conscience can carry the stress of added expenses to your life.

I hope you choose walk the quieter path, it’s a lot easier.

5 summer cocktails to try

The colour ORANGE means  pure summer and heat to me.  I love it.  Summer time is an excuse for me to try new cocktails in my favorite summer colour.

Here are 5 cocktail mixers on the market that have my favorite “mixer ingredients”.. Jack Daniels, Southern Comfort, Tequila and Orange juice.
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Check them out! Which ones have you tried, or curious about sampling?

  • Screwdriver
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Mimosa
  • Agent Orange
  • Fuzzy naval


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Fresh Friday, Morning!

Good Morning, Friday!

Just wondering, who else out there wakes up without the sound of an alarm going off or the children yelling and screaming from another room.

It’s a lovely feeling to experience.  It’s as though the universe has given you a customary wake up call, with peace added to the equation.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t always leave my entire trust on the universe, especially on days with events scheduled.



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I want you to have a good day

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I can’t guarantee I will have a good or bad day, but I can send a good morning greeting out into the world, upon anybody that reads this.  Letting you know, I want you to have a good day.  Some may consider this a small prayer, or a kind gesture.  Either way, they both represent my truth.

Blessings.

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Dreams defined by scriptures, not created by man

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Do you know what your dreams mean?  That’s the title of most of the books being sold on the subject of dreams.

During my bedtime reading of the scriptures, I came across a passage explaining dreams, that I was exhilarated and put at peace to discover.

I don’t care what anyone says, when it comes to dreams, no man knows what they truly are, but there are books sold every day to people like myself who are seeking understanding to this life.  After reading, this passage, my spirit felt a comforting and relaxed state.  The wondering of what, who and why disappeared.

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By nature, I’m not a worrier.  I don’t pay attention to things that I know will upset me, discourage me or add confusion to my life.  I have children, and our daily walk together fills each of those categories daily.

This life has a difficult walk for all of us.  Buying books written by man  on a subject that man didn’t make, doesn’t make sense.  In closing, if our maker and creator of all things says not to pay attention to them, why do we?  Keep on living, folks and enjoy your day!

Before 9am

I’m not sure if it’s like “most people”, but speaking for myself, I get the best out of myself when there’s an order or a system to follow.

Listed below, my 5 MUST DO things before 9am daily.  Unless of course, sickness of one of the children or chronic pain wants to give me a worse day than usual, I always make sure my mornings start out this way.

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What are you must have’s before 9am?