Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday VIDEO Spotlight - O Canada






In light of the Terror Attack that took place in Ottawa yesterday, I thought that there was no more appropriate video to spotlight today than the tribute made last night at the Penguins - Flyers game.

Thank you for loving gesture!

God Bless Canada and the United States.







Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happy Zodaic Birthday HOROSCOPE For The Week Of Oct 22nd - 28th!






Is your BIRTHDAY October 22nd - 28th? Be sure to visit EE on your special day to check out your HappyZodiacBirthday HOROSCOPE and remember to share this page with your friends and family who may also be celebrating a birthday this week!

Happy Birthday!!


October 22nd -2014
Try not to focus on the things that upset you. If you must deal with it then do so, but try to keep your words and emotions at a low.

October 23rd -2014 
If you are into entertainment, media, or a business owner then look forward to success this year. Looking for a new career? This is the year to dig in and find one.  

October 24th-2014
Never be afraid to stick up for yourself. It is best to say what you feel instead of keeping it in, just be mindful of how you deliver your words. Remember that tone is very important.

October 25th -2014
Now is not a time to judge. It is time to ponder your own flaws and contemplate how you can fix your shortcomings. Nobody is perfect. Try not to pick the speck out of your friend’s eye when you may very well have a log in yours.
 
October 26th -2014
People on social networks are checking you out. Be mindful to represent yourself the way you would want to be seen, not only online, but also in person.

October 27th -2014
Do not give up on your dreams. Time is of essence yes, but only if you are procrastinating.

October 28th-2014
Say what you feel and do what you say. Why not be the true you?

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Your HOROSCOPE For The Week Of October 20th!






Aries (March 21-April 19)
Someone will plead with you and ask for something that you may feel uncomfortable giving. Listen to your heart and do not go against what your gut is telling you.

Taurus (April 20- May 20)
Do not be afraid to say no. No does not indicate negativity, it can actually create self-empowerment.  

Gemini (May 21- June 20)
Applaud a friend who is doing well. They may not act like it, but your approval means a lot to them.

Cancer (June 21- July 22)
It is time to focus on health. Big breakfast, medium lunch and small dinner is the best way to trim fat and get fit. If you are trying to gain weight then remember that provisions such as sweet potatoes, plantains, bananas, local calabash pumpkin, yucca (cassava or manioc), green papaya, christophene (chayote), breadfruit, avocado, malanga, okra, peas and countless other roots and tubers are high in energy and filling.

Leo (July 23- August 22)
Worried about what others will think? Not you Leo! That would be highly unlikely, however, if you are slightly concerned then do not worry because others are quite impressed by you right now.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
A gossiping friend is the first indication that you cannot trust them. Beware of their loose lips, the less they know about you the better it is, no matter how much they know you.  

Libra (September 23- October 22)
Frustration is not the best way to deal with children or animals. Yelling, hollering and screaming will just exasperate the situation. Patience is the key, breathe and count to 10 and collect your thoughts.  

Scorpio (October 23- November 21)
Good karma starts with you. It is not given out so easily as candy, but once you do gain your karma it will be sweet as sugar. Interested in building your karma? Do something nice everyday. Even just holding the door for someone is a way to increase your good karma.

Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)
You are on a good roll, and it is okay to take a little break before you go full force into the next season. If you are planning a vacation then go for it. Expect to have the time of your life.  

Capricorn (December 22- January 19)
It is paramount right now to pay more attention to your family and finances for the next few weeks.

Aquarius (January 20- February 18)
A family member or friend who tends to experience emotional ups and downs will cause you some concern, but your support will help them wiggle out of their low time.

Pisces (Feb 19- March 20)
Expect the unexpected and but expect the unexpected to be epic.




Saturday, October 18, 2014

Total Knee Replacement - Update






Yesterday was six weeks since I had my knee replacement surgery and it got me to thinking. Time is an interesting thing - isn't it? These past six weeks on one hand; have flown by - feeling like only a week. On the other hand, it has felt like six months!

If you have been following along in my recovery, you know that the first three weeks were hell, and although I am six weeks post-op, I feel like I am really three weeks in my recovery. And let me just say that I have really excelled in these past three weeks.

This past Thursday was my 5th session of physio. I am now officially off of the walker!! YAY!!! In fact, my therapist (Ryan) and I went for our regular walk down the hospital hallway, and we usually do this walk with a cane, but Thursday I did the walk with no equipment. Even though I don't use any equipment in my home, I just hold on to furniture and walls when needed, I just cannot tell you how freeing it was to walk down that hallway on my own! I feel so proud of myself! :-)

As you can see by the photo above, my knee is healing very well. The picture on the left was taken on September 19th following staple removal. The picture on the right was taken today - one month later. What a huge difference! The staple holes are starting to fade, and the holes in the incision are closing nicely.

Most importantly, I am feeling stronger each and every day. And my Bentley will be coming home in two weeks! I just cannot wait to see him again. I miss him beyond words. I can't wait to hold his face in my hands, kiss his nose, and see his big brown eyes!






Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Happy Zodiac Birthday HOROSCOPE For The Week Of October 15th - 21st!!







Is your birthday October 15th - 21st?  Be sure to visit EE on your special day to check out your HappyZodiacBirthday HOROSCOPE and remember to share this page with your friends and family who may also be celebrating a birthday this week!

Happy Birthday!!


October 15th -2014
Never worry about others taking your place. They cannot fill your shoes. Smile and enjoy your day.

October 16th -2014 
Someone who you love dearly wants to show you the world and offer it to you in the palm of their hands. Even though they are unable to that, it is the thought that counts and should be appreciated immensely.

October 17th -2014
Give three people compliments on your day and you will see karma responded tenfold.

October 18th -2014
Your aura is shinning a hue of red. Red denotes determination and drive to get things done. Use this energy to get ahead. Stay on track and the track you are on will lead you to happiness.
   
October 19th -2014
Thinking of a career change? If so it is on the rise. Thinking about starting a new relationship? Well that is on the rise as well.

October 20th -2014
Satisfy your every need. Expecting others to do it for you, especially just because it is birthday, will only set up disappointment. Do what needs to be done and others will haul in and do their share, then you will be overwhelmed with gratefulness.

October 21st -2014
You will need to express your concern with the matters of the heart. Do not yell or command. Simply speak your mind and know that this too shall pass. Over all your birthday will be satisfactory.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!






Well, it is that time of year again. The time of year when we focus on that which we should be thankful for. Funny isn't it? We know that we should be thankful all year round. We should focus each day upon our blessings, our loved ones, our health, our life. But in the rat-race we call life, we often forget to stop - and zone in on the good things in our life. Perhaps we know in the back of our mind that there is a day specifically intended for gratitude. Just as our Birthday comes once a year, and we choose that day to celebrate ourselves - when in actuality, we should celebrate ourselves every single day. We use Thanksgiving Day as the day to celebrate our blessings. To acknowledge that we are blessed.

The very fact that I am alive is a reason for me to be thankful. The fact that my eyes were met with brilliant blue skies and sunshine this morning, is a reason to be thankful. And that is exactly why when I open my eyes, before I even get out of bed each morning - I give thanks. And when I go to bed each night, I give thanks once again. For the day, for the lessons, for the challenges, for the strength to meet those challenges.

But as much as I try to be thankful - show gratitude for my blessings on a daily basis. I am not perfect. I forget. I neglect. Alas, I am a work in progress. So, with tomorrow being Thanksgiving, I, too, want to focus in on the gifts in my life. And I want to STOP - and acknowledge the blessings in my life.

Clearly, this year has been an eventful one.. Aren't they all?  (lol)  For me, 2014 will be a year of rebirth. I quit smoking this year, in fact it has now been over 7 months since I switched to ecigs!! 5 weeks ago I also had my Total Knee Replacement surgery. Which I am still recovering from.  And with each passing day, I get stronger. With each step I take, I am closer to reclaiming my life. A life that was lost these past two years, due to my inability to walk. This journey in and of itself has been a gift. Forcing me to slow down and focus on the mini accomplishments, which, when collected, amount to huge accomplishments.

I am now off of the wheelchair fully. This week I should be off of the walker, fully transitioned to the cane.  My dog should be coming home at the end of this month. My daughter and I have gotten much closer over these past weeks. My sister and I have rebuilt a relationship, a friendship, a sistership, over these past two years.

I have felt the love of my friends. A spotlight has been cast down to illuminate the goodness of the people in my life. All of the messages, phone calls, prayers, support and encouragement has carried me through some of the toughest times of my life. I am delighted to say that the vast majority of people in my life have risen to meet the call. And I am thankful, grateful, for each and every one of them.

What I have learned - or relearned .... is that it is the hard times in life that shape us. It is interesting how we tend to focus on the good times, the happy occasions, which we refer to as blessings. But it isn't the sunshine that challenges us. It isn't the happy occasions that shape our character. It is the storms in life that ultimately define us. It is the darkness that allows us to truly see what is around us. To truly see who is around us. To discover what we are made of. And it is then that we get to decide if we like who we have become. And if that answer is "No", then we have a opportunity to change what we don't like. And it is the opportunity that is the blessing.

So, I want to give thanks for the opportunities. For the darkness. For the challenges. For the illumination of my soul. For all who surround me with love and light.

Tomorrow I will be preparing my annual turkey dinner, which in and of itself is a miracle - given that I am still in recovery from surgery! I will welcome my family into my home and share in this beautiful day, in the blessings, in the delicious food. In each other.

Whether you are celebrating today, or tomorrow.....

I want to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving!!


Love and Light ..

-Laura