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My word for Week 6 is love. What is else would it be this week?

Yes, I realize this is late. I’m still trying to catch up after my mom and Vegas.

I have a question.

Why is the main focus of Valentine’s Day always on the other person in a relationship? I realize that this is the way it has always been and always will be, but I’m still asking the question.

What if we all loved ourselves just a little bit more on Valentine’s Day? What if we were a little bit nicer to ourselves? What if we bought ourselves a present? Treated ourselves to a nice dinner? Took the day off work to spend the day with ourselves and got to know ourselves just a little bit better?

We are so focused on making the day super special for someone else that we forget about the most important person in our world.


How sad is that?

We need to remember ourselves and how important we are. We need to remember that we need to make ourselves happy and that we need love, too.

What if we told our spouse that we wanted to do something for ourselves on Valentine’s Day and that he or she should go do something that made him or her happy? To spend the money that you were going to spend on me on yourself. Focus on what you need today.

And I will do the same.

What would happen? It would totally rock the boat.

We all need to love ourselves a little bit more. Encourage ourselves a little bit more. Be there for ourselves just a little more.

Imagine what the world would look like if we took the time to do this.

Love. Love. Love.

My husband and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. He’s rarely home on Valentines Day and I don’t need $85.00 roses or an overpriced meal. All I want is for him to come home safe and sound every week.

One simple thing that is mostly is God’s hands. Not my husbands. Although he does play a part.


Love myself more.

That’s what I did for Valentine’s Day. I went to accupuncture. I took myself out to lunch. I said positive affirmations to myself throughout the day and was kinder to myself.

I had a wonderful day.

This may sound kind of selfish, but this year is all about me. ME. Learning more about myself and what I want and need. Who I am and what makes me me. Spending time creating and learning more about my creative self.

I wanted the picture I drew at the bottom of the post, but it wants to be at the top.

This weeks artwork was a cool experience. After I drew and colored in the heart, the words came rushing out of me. Not what I pictured in my head but I am happy with it. What I had pictured was a red heart with ME in black letters across it. It just didn’t feel right. I tried several times to draw a perfect heart. No luck. So I settled with imperfect.

Imperfect is good.

Love is good.

Cleaning Out A Cabinet

Cleaning out all of my kitchen cabinets is on my Finishing The Unfinished list. In all of my purging last year I haven’t touched the kitchen. It’s weird and I dont know why.

During my accupuncture appointment on Friday I had a vision of what I wanted the cabinet to look like so I decided I would tackle it on Sunday.

So that is what I did yesterday. Here’s what it looked like.

What a mess.

I took everything out and washed it out with Lysol. After it dried I put a new piece of shelf liner in.

I had so much crap in there that I didn’t use. Blue garbage bags. We have to put our recyclables in a garbage can now so I no longer use the blue bags. I must have 20 Scotch Brite scrubbers. I kept 10. If I haven’t used it it went.

Here’s my collection for my church to use in their kitchen.

I can’t believe I had all of that extra stuff in there. Plus empty garbage bag boxes and lysol wipe containers. Used rubber gloves. I probably haven’t cleaned it out since we moved in.

Sad but true.

About six months ago I bought two kitchen helper shelves. They have been sitting next to the garage can in the corner so I’m glad I’m finally using them. I was sick of looking at them.

Here’s what my cabinet looks like now.

Wow! What a difference. I dont know why I put this stuff off, but I do.

I’m glad I took the time to do this this weekend.

What a great way to start the week!


This is my word for Week 5.

I had a lot to be grateful for this week.

1. My mom. She was released from the hospital on Saturday. Yeah. She also had her chest tube removed that day. I am grateful that she is home and getting better every day.

2. She is cancer free! The lymph nodes they removed didn’t show any signs of cancer and the cancer didn’t move anywhere so that is great news.

3. Las Vegas. We left for Vegas on Saturday. Don’t be mad. My mom said we could go. I will call her every day. I talked to her for an hour this morning.

4. My angry brother. My mom lives with him. He and I have been communicating a little. It’s been ok. Just grateful we are texting. Although I had to leave the my mom’s room while he came to visit…. Dont ask. Messed up situation.

5. Slot machines. I won almost $200.00 already.

6. Postive affirmations and prayer. I have been doing a lot of both of these lately.

7. I am grateful I have a lot to be grateful for.

I didn’t draw a picture this week. I was hoping I could find a sign or something to take a picture of, but no luck.

Crap. This is late. I forgot to hit publish days ago. Guess I was having to much fun!

Another thing to be grateful for!

Surgery Went Well

My mom’s surgery went well. She is still in the hospital because of seepage around her lung, but she is doing very well.

I thought I would get my word of the week from last week posted tonight, but I’m going to relax alone in my hotel room. I have my picture drawn and my post hand written. I just need to type it.

But not today.

It’s been a long two days. I took a shower and I just finished my load of laundry.

I’m grateful that she’s doing so well. The nurses think she will go home on Thursday with the chest tube in. She can’t wait.

We had a good day. My mom’s best friend came to see her and while my sister and i were eating lunch in the cafeteria we ran into one of sister’s good friends that absolutely adores my mom. We were all very surprised and happy to see him today.

I’ll spend the morning with my mom tomorrow and then I’ll go to work. After work, I will drive a half hour back to the hospital and sleep on the couch in her room. Hopefully I can take her home Thursday morning, but if I can’t, one of my siblings will take her home later on.

I’m going to bed now.

Sweet dreams.