Happy sweet treats tuesday! :) feeling better, and ready for post office adventure! :)

Happy sweet treats tuesday!!! :) pumpkin spiced iced coffee CHEERS!!! :) with a nice hint of autumn season in the air! :) September is just beginning to shine with it's nature beauty. :) we're enjoying a nice day today. :) Kayla had her first day of school. :) She began the 4th grade today. :) we went for a nice car ride to dunkin donuts. :) i got a nice pumpkin spiced iced coffee. :) one of my favorite seasonal treats. :) i've got my autumn themed writing area all set up, and decorated. :) i've been writing cards, and notes, gearing up, for our super fun, and super sweet, autumn countdown roads post office adventure tomorrow. :) my mom and i are looking forward to returning to the post office. :) it feels great, getting back on track, and into the swing of things. :) i've been enjoying decorating here in my computer room, and even put some movies on this afternoon. :) i have a special weight loss goal update to share with everyone. :) You all have helped me achieve my goal, of getting down to 210 pounds. :) i've lost a total of 33 pounds this year. :) my new goal, is to maintain my new weight. :) i'm feeling very thankful, blessed, and fortunate. :) enjoying some peaceful days, as we ease into the new week. :) Tomorrow is super wednesday! :) my mom and i going to the post office, and my friend Holly and i are gonna have a ghost hunters party. :) celebrating a super sweet day, with my wonderful family and wonderful friends. :) double iced coffee CHEERS! :) The ghost hunters party is on! :)
SWEET TREATS, SWEET WRITINGS, A SWEET START TO THE NEW WEEK! :) my family and i feel like it's new beginning as we dwelve our spirits into the month of September. :) today's Kayla's first day of school. :) She began the 4th grade. :) We're very proud of her. :) She was so excited about returning to school, and seeing her friends. :) back to school time, always brings back lots of nice memories we have, from when we were kids, and returned to school. :) Kayla enjoyed a great first day of school. :) it was a really nice holiday weekend, beginning around friday, baking some cookies, getting to return to DS and writing to friends, a nice saturday, sunday going for a car ride in Mystic, CT, and yesterday having a nice BBQ cookout at my brother's house, and yesterday evening, my brother Charlie and his girlfriend Barbara stopped by for a visit. :) we sat outside under our front tree for a little while, enjoying a nice talk. :) it was great to be spending lots of nice quality time with family and friends this past weekend. :) my brother was showing me a nice fuji camera he bought at the goodwill store, and we were talking about the autumn season, and halloween season, and all of the festivities, traditions, and celebrations to look forward too. :) my brother's girlfriend mentioned, that she wants to visit Salem, Massachusetts in October. :) there's a chance we may join them for an adventure for a day in October, traveling there. :)
it was so nice, talking about autumn, and halloween season, it made me even more excited about all of those fun things to look forward too. :) more and more as the days have been going on, with things getting back to normal, i've found my spirit getting more and more brightful, and really feeling like myself again. :) Everyone's amazing love, care, and support, helps so much, and brings my family and i this wonderful joy, happiness, and peace. :) last night, i called our dear, and lovely friends Holly and Maria (Love4You) :) the past week, i've been calling many friends, and texting with friends. :) things like that, always brings a joy to the heart, and to be back, and to have made it through such a wild week like last week, it's just nice to be getting back to normal routine. :) my mind and thoughts felt a bit jumbled last week, but the past few days, my thoughts have been settling again, and today, on a sweet treats tuesday, i went old school getting a nice pumpkin spiced iced coffee. :) my family and i thank you all so very much, for your wonderful continued amazing support, guidance, encouragement, and heart-felt well wishes. :)
Today is one of our favorite days of the week, sweet treats tuesday. :) i'm sipping a nice pumpkin spiced iced coffee, it feels like old times, getting a pumpkin spiced coffee on a tuesday. :) i'm really excited about the nice decorating i've done here in my computer room, decorating for autumn season, and also the upcoming football season. :) each year, when september rolls around, i love to decorate. :) it helps me get into the spirit of the season. :) i took some pictures of my autumn themed writing area today. :) i've got some nice letters i've written, and also have been writing a few notes today. :) Tomorrow my mom and i are going to the post office. :) it's felt like it's been a long time since we've went there, last week, was so emotional at times, it truly felt like 3 weeks all rolled into 1 week, with all that was going on, but to be back onto a nice peaceful pace this week, it's a pure gift, and treasure to our hearts. :) something i'm also looking forward too, is stocking up on some more writing supplies, especially for autumn/halloween cards writing. :) i'm looking forward to going trick or treating around the world, sending halloween cards to everyone. :) it's gonna be lots of fun. :)
We have many friends who enjoy, and love football. :) on thursday, the season officially begins, with the Saints vs Packers, and then on sunday and monday there's many more games. :) on thursday i'm going to take some pictures of my Redskins collectibles. :) on top of my dvd stand, i decorated it with my Redskins collectibles, and looking forward to sharing it with everyone. :) the days, weeks, and times go by so fast, it's truly amazing how we're 9 months into the year already, the summer was wild at times, some long days, some short days, some fun days, and even some rough days, but we made it through all the times, and now with autumn approaching, halloween season, it's time for some seasonal fun. :) it's so very important, to keep busy, and active with each day. :) it helps so much. :) my family and i are very happy, thankful, and blessed to have such wonderful friends, all around the world. :) i feel this beautiful warmth within my heart, and always will, whenever i think of the very special friendships we share. :) last week, when power, phone, and internet was down, i missed you all so very much, and i missed being able to sign on here every day, and sending you all hugs, but to be able to finally sign on again, and to read all of your many wonderful comments, hugs, and messages, and writing to you all, it's so incredible. :) You all are family to us, and we cherish, and treasure your friendships. :) We have so much to look forward to celebrating together. :) i talk with my family often, and mention you and your family's. :) we all share very special friendships. :)
i have a special GOAL UPDATE to share with everyone. :) when this year began, i started a new goal, to eat healthier, and to lose some weight. :) when the year began, i weighed 243 pounds, the most i've weighed in years, and on this sweet peaceful september day, i'm so very happy, delighted, and thrilled to share with everyone, that my goal, to lose weight this year, i have achieved that goal, because of your wonderful love, care, support, guidance, and encouragement. :) i currently weigh now, 210 pounds. :) i've lost 33 pounds this year. :) having success with this goal, is very nice. :) i had some ups, some downs, some weeks where i lost weight, and even weeks when i had gains, but through it all, you all have always stuck with me, and when i first began my goal, i thought about how i would love to get down to about 210 pounds by end of the year, and to be there right now, it makes me so thrilled, because i think back to those times when i would have some struggles, late night cravings for treats and chips, but eating more fruits, and vegetables, and getting onto a healthy balance, it's meant the world to me, and just before i post this journal today, i'll proudly push the bar to 100%. :)
i want to set a new goal, to maintain my new healthy weight. :) i want to remain around 210 to 215, and will continue to weigh myself once per week to see how i'm doing. :) it's really an amazing feeling of joy, accomplishing a goal, and i want to share this accomplishment with you all, because you all have helped me to be able to achieve this goal. :) being 33 pounds lighter now, it's a great feeling. :) through all of this goal achievement, i've still been able to enjoy some of my favorite treats from time to time. :) i want to treat myself soon, as a reward for achieving this goal, i want to get a new pair of jeans, and a new pair of shoes sometime. :) i'm gonna save up, and looking forward to going shopping. :) i want to thank you all so very much, for believing in me, and having faith in me, and for being with me every step of the way. :) i'm with you all, all the way too. :)
We're enjoying a super sweet day. :) my family and i are doing well, and are in good spirits. :) my mom and dad have been making some phone calls, about my dad's unemployment status, and retirement, and both went through. :) it's such a wonderful relief. :) we were running a bit low on money last week during all that we went through, with the storm, and also the aftermath of the storm. beginning in October, my dad will be recieving retirement each month, which is really nice. :) things are continuing to get back on track. :) for the first time in a while, i've felt my thoughts really come together today, i admit, last week, i went through some deep sadness, and feelings of my thoughts being numb, even into the weekend, i was feeling a bit off-balance, but it's so nice, being back on track with things. :) we felt your loving presence with us last week, every day, and it helped us cope, and make it through all of the rough times. hugs :) our dear, and lovely friends Maria (Love4You) and Jasmine (JasmineRenee) called me today. :) it's so nice talking. :) Today for lunch, i enjoyed some homemade chicken noodle soup, with wheat toast. :) lunch was delicious! :) we have some rain in our area today, i did put some peanuts outside for the squirrels and bluejays. :)
PRAYERS REQUEST. my family and i have special prayers requests. recently, 2 of our dear, and lovely friends Cj (ddeadred), and Gail and their family's lost loved ones. Cj's friend Miss Judie, who was like a mom to her, and Gail's cousin's Julia's (jmk1973) son Dean passed away. please keep them in your thoughts and prayers, and also, please keep everyone in Texas who are being affected by terrible wildfires, and also everyone who recently was affected by hurricane irene, and tropical storm lee in your thoughts and prayers, and please send positive healing energy, and well wishes. Thank you everyone, so very much. big group comforting hugs.
i have 4 letters and a small envelope to mail tomorrow. :) i'm so happy, and thrilled about mailing these treasures. :) i've been enjoying my pumpkin iced coffee, and enjoying some nice quality time here on DS this afternoon. :) it just feels so great, to be back, and into the swing of things again. :) i put some movies on here in my computer room, and i'm really continuing to look forward to decorating for halloween on September 15th, through the rest of september. :) the countdown to halloween season is on! :) i have so many plans for my halloween town this year, lots of cool pictures, videos. :) i absolutely can't wait! :) my family and i feeling so very extremely blessed, thankful, and fortunate. :) we have such wonderful friends, you all, from all around the world. :) thank you so much, for all that you do for us. :) You all are so very wonderfully nice, and sweet. :) We deeply appreciate everything, with all of our hearts. :) BIG GROUP HUG :) we hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful day. :) Tomorrow's super wednesday! :) our dear, and lovely friend Holly and i are looking forward to watching ghost hunters tomorrow night. :) The ghost hunters party is on! :) tonight, i'm going to enjoy a healthy snack, and going to watch some tv. :) There's lots of great things to look forward too. :)
We love you all, very much, and we care about you all. We think of you all every day. You all are so very loving, caring, and supportive, and you all are so very sweet, kind, and thoughtful. :) Thank you everyone, so very much for everything! All your kind words, support, well wishes, advice, positive vibes, encouragement, guidance, keeping me balanced, hugs, comments, messages, texts, treasures, everything! we appreciate everything, with all of hearts, spirits, and souls. :) You all are in our hearts, always, and forever. we adore you all, and i cherish, and treasure our friendships, with all of our hearts :) You all help uplift us, and keep us in good spirits every day, giving us strength, and hope. Thank you, so very much. :) You all give us wonderful guidance, and help guide us through the experiences. :) our ds angels :) You all will always have a very special place in our hearts. :) You all inspire us, giving us hope, and strength, keeping me strong, focused, determined, and motivated, to work hard toward achieving our goals, and fulfilling my dreams. :)
my family and i hope and pray, that everyone is enjoying a super sweet day. :) god bless. :) You all are in our thoughts and prayers. :)
my mom says hi. :) She says, "i hope everyone had a good day" :) awww! :) we love you lots and lots mom! :) Thank you, so very much, for everything! :) take very good care. stay safe everyone. :) Kayla says hi to everyone. :) She says, you all are very nice. :) awww! :) We hope everyone is well. :) We thank you all, for everything. :) my mom and i want everyone to know, we'll always be here for you all. :) i tell my mom and family your wonderful messages. Thank you so very much, for being a very special part of our lives. :)
stay strong angels, think positive, keep determined, motivated, focused, and lets continue to move forward together, one positive step at a time. :)
my family and i send our love, warm friendship wishes, and caring thoughts :) We think of you all, often. :) We wish everyone, great health, happiness, peace, and smiles surrounded by sweet blue sky, and sunshine :)
much love and big warm sunny sunflower hugs for everyone here from Connecticut! :)
"Together we are united from one side of the world to the other and have made such great friendship from the love and encouragement our highs and lows triumphs and tragedies but we can stand tall as you and i have realy achieved so much from our friendship our encouragement and your inspirational journey for 2007 that has just touched my heart so much as i took that journey in 1987 and like you i fought hard and won!Stay positive Love mum xoxoxoxoxoxoxo"- my lovely ds mum (bloss) :)
"Live for the moment i say and will say forever, you will always be you and you'll end up where you want to be when it's time."- our dear angel friend Jeremy Olearnick :)
"live for tomorrow. yesterday is gone and we cannot change what we did yesterday, but we can look forward to a bright and happy tomorrow" - my lovely ds mum (bloss) :)
" tomorrow is a new day, and a new beginning"- our lovely friend Maria (Love4you) :)
"keep on keeping on"- our lovely friend Cj (ddeadred) :)
"i'm a completely different person now. Ready to take on the world, instead of hiding from it. i'm ready to live! oh my!" :) -Dee (DeeKorn13) :)
"in the garden, my soul is the sunshine." :)
"sunflower, i support you as you bend, you support me as you make me smile, you and i stand strong together, even if it takes a while. from seed, to sprout, to beginning your journey rising tall. i know that we have eachother, we will never fall." :)
"true peace comes from above. It's like the sound of falling snow" :)
"where there's a sunflower, there's a smile" :)
i'm so very thankful and blessed with many wonderful things in my life. :)
family, friends, dailystrength, having good health, celebrating my birthday with my wonderful family and wonderful friends, nature walks with my mom, visits with grandma, grandma's smile, my mom's smile, seeing people smile, for having the wonderful opportunity to spend time with our dear friend Jeremy Olearnick, birthday lunch with my mom, spending my birthday with family and friends, talks with my mom, my mom's homecooked meals, baseball talks with my dad, memories of when my dad and i would buy sports cards, memories of my dad teaching me how to garden, and gardening with my dad, my dad and i playing basketball together, walks with my mom, pictures colored by my little niece, playing in the snow with my little niece, building a snowman with my little niece, birthday excitement, Christmas gatherings with grandma, sweet countryside and oceanside summer traveling adventures, sweet trips down memory lane, trick or treating at grandma's house, helping my grandma decorate her tree, Christmas party's at my lovely grandma's house, and at our house, decorating Christmas tree with my family, Christmas gatherings with family, my ds angels, opening gifts with my family, riding around in the city on Christmas night looking at the beautiful Christmas lights, thanksgiving turkey decorative from my lovely friend Deb (stardust), Christmas spirit and holiday cheer, gardening shopping adventures with my mom and dad at Malerba's farm, MEGA holiday shopping experiences, building sand castles with my little nieces, holiday talks with family and friends. birthday rainbow, decorating halloween town, and giving everyone a tour, sweet sunny summer time visit with my ds brother Taino and ds sis Cyn, a sweet fall season visit with our lovely friend Emma (ZenEm), wonderful happy birthday wishes, and treasures, autumn's beauty, my writing area, Easter egg coloring adventure, enjoying a wonderful Easter dinner with my family, and friends, Easter angel, getting a Christmas tree with my family, baking friday memories, countryside farmland car rides to Franklin, CT to pick pumpkins, game days, having a home, making other's smile/laugh, the excitement of an upcoming winterstorm, winter wonderland approaching, seeing someone smile, uplifting strength and hope that i recieve everyday from everyone here, hope and unfailing faith, prayer, memories, my mom's love, care, support, talks with my mom, walks with my mom around the neighborhood and our yard, my mom's hugs, building a snowman and igloo with Kayla, holiday christmas shopping excitement, Halloween 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 celebrations, festivities, and traditions with everyone here on DS, and all of our friends all around the world, Rose City sight seeing adventures, spending nice quality time here on DS, my mom giving me advice and guidance, my mom's encouragement, the strength and hope my mom gives me, my mom coming on field trips with me while i was in kindergarten as we went to the apple orchard, and farm, my mom holding my hand, memories of cooking food on the grill with my mom, when i was younger, as she taught me to how to cook, memories of picking dandylions for my mom, giving my mom tour of the gardening areas, my mom being with me, every step of the way, memories of when i was younger, my mom and i would walk across the school bridge, and we'd collect pinecones, celebrating my 30th birthday with everyone, my mom always giving 150% effort to make me happy, my mom's laugh, gardening with family, celebrating the Kentucky Derby with family and friends, celebrating championship sunday with family and friends, Easter eggs hunts with my family, and nature animal friends, Easter countryside car rides, Easter gardening adventures, celebrating the superbowl with family and friends, discussing gardening with family and friends, birthday celebrations for my lovely grandma, look for ladybugs in the garden with Kayla, having lunch at the Chinese buffet for my mom's and Alyssa's birthdays, baking goodies for my mom and dad for their anniversary and presenting the goodies to them, enjoying a nice lunch at the Rose City marina with my family, celebrating national birds day with everyone, writing, pumpkin carving adventures, decorating my halloween town, halloween excitement, horror-ween movie fest, the smell of autumn leaves, and enjoying a nice cup of apple cider, fall foilage car rides in our city, spring excitement, celebrating Easter with family and friends,  coloring Easter eggs, fresh crisp warm spring air, cleaning gardening areas and getting them ready for gardening, big gardening weekend, harvesting potatoes, grapes, apples, and pears, surprise gardening blossoms, feeding the squirrels and bluejays and watching them enjoy their yummy foods, bird watching with my dad, rose city fall foilage sight seeing adventures, autumn season shopping, writing in my journal, talking with family and friends on the phone, exchanging text messasges with friends, spring returning, the smell of flowers, fresh cut grass, and mulch, seeing beautiful birds soaring and flying over, with sweet blue sky in the background, and the birds flapping their wings so peacefully, and gracefully, so happily, DS football partys, 4th of July fireworks shows, 4th of July holiday excitement, energy, spirit in the air, baking goodies and making chocolates for my mom and dad, for their 45th wedding anniversary, and them getting so excited when they saw the goodies, halloween season, super wednesday, discovering our first ear of corn growing in our garden, celebrations, nice soil for gardening, potato treasure hunts, harvesting sunday, sweet blue sky and sunshine, nature walks in the yard and garden, soaking up sweet sunshine with the sunflowers, the smell of food cooking on the grill, recieving Valentine's day gifts, welcoming spring tulips blossoms on a sweet treats tuesday, the spring excitement in the air as spring is here, and many are into the gardening spirit, sweet fall foilage car rides on sweet treats tuesday, rose city christmas lights tours, my plants, tending the plants, gardening,  my 29th birthday celebration party, halloween season countdown, trick or treating at tim horton's and dunkin donuts, ghost stories, Easter egg hunt in the kitchen, countryside car ride on mother's day, blossoming spring roads post office adventures, playing nintendo wii bowling with my family, beautiful views, sunshine and rain to nourish the plants, sunflowers, treasures, nature walks, having wonderful furnace, that keeps us warm during winter time, amethyst treasure hunts, excitement of seeing someone open treasures packages, excitement of opening treasures packages, DS superbowl party, superbowl sunday excitement, summer time gardening adventures, cookie decorating adventures, raspberry and snap peas picking adventures, giving everyone a tour of the plants, blossoming sunflowers, sunflower smiles, sunflower dreams, early morning visits with my sunflowers and hearing songbirds singing and enjoying breakfast as the sun rises, spring time gardening adventures, football and those sweet sunny sunday's when it's 1pm and football games are beginning, the excitement of the crowd, and the opening kickoff, and a sweet awesome football game, that goes all the way down to the wire, with 2 minutes left, and the game has us all on the edge of our seats, superbowl 45, superbowl sunday festivities, traditions, celebrations, cooking, and baking superbowl themed goodies, introducing myself to sunflowers, that very special moment, when seeing a sunflower blossomed, and knowing once, i held this sunflower in my hand, as a seed, and now, the sunflower is here, it's journey is complete, getting to witness that, feeling that in my heart, spirit, and soul, it's wonderful, baking goodies with my little nieces Kayla and Taylynn, October blossoms, October gardening, new years eve party with family and friends, new years day nature walk, meeting Sunflower10 and her family,  shopping at Ocean state job lot with my mom and dad, exchanging Valentine's day gifts with family and friends, writing Valentine's, recieving a heart shaped Valentine's day donut and blueberry iced coffee from my mom and sister Lisa on Valentine's day, leaves changing color, fresh crisp autumn air, goals, dreams, beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing countryside rides, very special visit by owl, nature, listening to birds sing, photography, feeding the seagulls popcorn, bird watching, autumn season lunch at the marina, picking fresh from the garden goodies, harvesting sunflower seeds and baking sunflower seeds, the first sip of a fresh iced coffee and thinking, this is great!, waking up to a surprise winter wonderland, hot chocolate and hot tea on a cold day, adventures in the kitchen, going for nice relaxing and peaceful car rides with my family and friends with us in spirit, and looking at the Christmas decorations, baking gingerbreadmen cookies for the first time. holiday baking friday adventures, having a pizza party on baking friday, enjoying nature walks and gardening with my dad on father's day, gardening shopping with my family and friends with us in spirit, a view of winter's beauty, the cozy warm feelings and excitement knowing that a snowstorm is coming, and enjoying a hot cup of hot chocolate, and watching it snow outside, autumn and halloween shopping adventures, 200th baking friday adventure beach carnival theme, Christmas excitement, holidays, cooking/baking, baking friday's, sharing baking friday stories/pictures with family and friends, ghost hunters party's with family and friends, nice relaxing and peaceful countryside rides, breakfast with my sunflowers, apple picking adventures with my family in our yard and garden, first signs of seeing plants sprout, talking with friends, talking with friends while walking around the yard, giving everyone a tour of the gardening areas, DS superbowl party's, watching a sunflower make it's journey to growing strong, and tall, and blossoming, and smiling at the sun, breakfast with the squirrels and bluejays, animal friends, baking friday adventures with Kayla, Taylynn, family, and friends, pumpkin picking adventures, holiday shopping, Thanksgiving excitement, helping my family prepare a Thanksgiving meal, the scent of a Thanksgiving meal being prepared as the parades are on tv, going to see spring musical shows at Kayla's school, the excitement when recieving something in the mail, the surprise of recieving wonderful treasures, laughter, a nice jar of sunflower seeds, that i've harvesting, and enjoying the sunflower seeds, as i watch movies/tv, fall harvesting season, harvesting sunflower seeds, harvesting goodies from our yard and garden, cruising the city with my family, Thanksgiving parades, the first snowfall of the season, baking friday birthday surprise, Kayla and Lisa baking birthday cake, and peanut butter cookies for me, BBQ cookouts, 150th baking friday adventure, carnival theme, sunrises, sunsets, beautiful letters/cards, championship sunday, the big games in the nfl, football talks, snowfalls during the night, where it doesn't feel cold, and the snow is calm and peaceful, nice relaxing sunday's, sweet blue sky and sunshine days during winter, Valentine's day messages/goodies/treasures, celebrating my mom's and dad's 46th wedding anniversary, the excitement of the countdown to halloween season, super wednesday post office adventures, Kentucky Derby day excitement, pickle making adventure, potato harvesting adventure, visiting the beach and collecting seashells and rocks, monster mash themed baking friday adventure, holding a seashell close to my ear, and hearing the ocean, seeing the water when the sun is shining on it creating a sparkle, super wednesday post office adventures, the fresh crisp winter air during late winter where it feels like Spring is coming, new experiences, social interaction, sunny sunday mornings, indoors gardening, wonderful simple pleasures, great shopping experiences, making eye contact, enjoying shopping, Christmas season 2010, walking outside on a sweet blue sky, and sunny day, and breathing in the fresh air, and thinking, "i am so very happy to be here! to have the chance to experience life", and smiling! :)
Enjoy the simple pleasures in life. They truely are, simply wonderful! :)
-never lose hope
i dedicate all of my pictures in my journal today, to my wonderful family and wonderful friends. :) i love you all bunches and bunches! :) You all inspire me to enjoy celebrating life, nature, and the seasons, each day to the fullest. :)
my autumn themed writing area! :) awww! :) i've been enjoying a fun time, bringing out some autumn decoratives, and decorating for the lovely autumn season. :) i love this time of the year. :) many festivities, traditions, and celebrations. :) it's a pure joy, decorating my writing area with the wonderful gifts, treasures, and decoratives my family and i have recieved from our dear, and wonderful friends, from all around the world. :) We adore you all, and cherish and treasure your wonderful friendships. :) my writing area is very special to me. :) it's a very peaceful, and tranquil sanctuary, where i love to dwelve my spirit deep into the heart of my thoughts, writing cards, letters, and notes. :) sending lots and lots of love, and sunshine smiles across the miles, from our home to yours :) Happy friendship smiles :)

This is a picture of my scarecrow autumn harvest towel. :) i put the towel in my writing area. :) i love scarecrows and pumpkins :)

i love decorating my writing area. :)

thinking of our dear, and lovely friends up north, and everyone along the east coast, who were impacted by the storm last week. family and i were very relieved, and overjoyed to hear, from our dear, and lovely friends Arlene and her family in Vermont, that they are ok, and safe. :) many healing blessings. :) i put this Silk Road bridge magnet, which is located in Bennington, Vermont, in my writing area. Arlene, and her family sent me this magnet.

my autumn house. :) my dear, and lovely mom bought this cute, and adorable house for me a couple years ago. :)

the autumn scarecrows have arrived, and are ready to help build my halloween town beginning september 15th. :) October 1st, halloween season begins, and is the grand opening of my halloween town. :)


happy friendship smiles :) a lovely friendship card, and magnet from our dear, and lovely friends, Maria (Love4You) and her family. :)


i brought our fall harvest banner out. :) it's background of my autumn themed writing area. :)

here's another picture of my writing area. :)

happy sweet treats tuesday! :) i love those seasonal treats at dunkin donuts. :) i treated myself to a pumpkin spiced iced coffee today. :) it's so delicious! :) CHEERS!!! to family, friends, to healing, to sweet treats tuesday, and to celebrating life. :)


Kayla's first day of school. :) Kayla began the 4th grade today. :) We're so very proud of her. :) She was so happy, and excited about her first day of school, and seeing her friends and teachers. :) It's amazing, how she's in the 4th grade already. :) i remember in 2007, my first year on DS, Kayla was just beginning Kindergarten! :)



Hi Chris Glad you had a good day and feel back on track. Congrats on reaching your weightloss goal. You should be very proud of yourself. You did so well. Enjoyed seeing all of the photos of your writing area. It looks so amazing,Love to see all your Fall decorations. Great Photo of Kayla she is really growing up. Thanks for the great hugs today. Hugs to all-Stephanie

congrats Kayla on the first day of 4th grade and congrats to you for losing 33 pounds...awesome! I just love your autumn decorations -made me smile and think of cooler climates...it\'s a little cooler here but you probabloy wouldn\'t think so but 91 is cool for us :) I love the smell of pumpkin spice-it is one of my favorites too. Have a wonderful rest of the day to evening, Chris--Sylvia

Congratulations my dear Friend! I am so proud of you archiving your Goal.. :)
Hello Chris, I love your new Writing Area :) Your pictures are so adorable :) Kayla is growing up and so beautiful! It\'s a nice and sunny day here in GA, upper 80\'s... I am so happy the heat is finally gone...My time of the year :)
Have a relaxing and peaceful evening, thinking of you and your family :)

Love and hugs,Maria

kayla is in 4th grade already??? time sure does fly.

congratulations on the weight loss... you rock!

love you xxx

ARE YA READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!! WHOHOO, i cant wait!!! A true sighn that fall is here, ahhh football season, i love it! GO REDSKINS GO SEAHAWKS!!! =o) Im so very happy that you & your family had a good time last night at Charlies =o) HOLY cow 33 pounds CONGRATS my friend thats so awesome!! Good for you! Happy sweet treats Tues to you, we had nice coffee\'s today too. We also went to a movie this afternoon, we saw Apollo 18...wasnt that great, but it was nice to be in a theater again, its been over a year. Way to go Kayla, 4th grade, wow, i remember her starting kindergarten!!! How is your grandma doin?? I just love the way you decorated your computer room, so good! =o)
love you lots & lots

You already have your fall stuff out! You\'re ahead of the game! I\'m glad you had a good Sweet Treats Tuesday :) I hope you have a wonderful evening and night :) Happy Post office adventure tomorrow. Congratulations on your goal to lose weight that is excellent! Way to go! It is exciting the kids starting school & everything, I hope they have good teachers & enjoy the year. Have a wonderful evening and night! Nice job on decorating Love you XOXO

Dearest Chris... CONGRATS ON REACHING YOUR GOAL!!! WHOOOOHOOO!!! AND YEEHAWWWW!!! You know I\'ve been in that same battle most of my life, but I\'ve never let me weight get entirely out of hand ever since I was almost 300 lbs... I KNOW how hard it is to loose weight, and I admjre you so much for achieving your GOAL!!! Congrats, dear friend!!!

CONGRATS TO KAYLA AS WELL!!! 4th grade already??? She is growing up to be a beautiful womyn, and I just love that she LOVES SCHOOL!!! A good education is the best pathway to a successful life in whatever we choose to do... She is well on her way to becoming a wonderful young womyn!!! I hope she has great aspirations for her own future as that is really half the battle... And staying FOCUSED is alway the best thing!! I love that she likes her teachers and school as a whole!!

Long day for me a I really did some good cleaning in the house... Today, I did my normal load of launtree, ran the vacuum, and dusted... Guy finally made me quit when I knocked a cable of the new TV... Of course, he had not attached it completely, but I\'m just glad it happened when he was home!! I need to look at the back of the TV so I know what is hooked up where...

My Mom checked out her new washing machine a Lowe\'s today, and she is very excited!!! Womyn get excited about the stupidest things sometimes, but she is really low on clothing so I understand her stress... She was very happy with the features of her new washing machine!!

Long day on the farm and I\'m glad it is done... One egg so those girlz are in trouble for being SLACKER CLACKERS!! LOL... I\'m dropping that dozen eggz to Janet in the morning as she got stuck in town today with her work... Tomorrow, I\'m off to town for a few things and gasoline for my big trip on Saturday... I will be gone all weekend and not back until Monday afternoon, but I have to admit, I\'m looking forward to getting away for a while...

Love to you and Mom and Dad and the NEW 4TH GRADER KAYLA!! Have a super evening in CT!! WE\'re all good here on the farm, and I for one plan to get to bed early tonight as I really wore myself out today! xoxoxo Cj

i am so glad you had such a good day. your writing area looks great!!!! good luck at the post office!!!! ttyl

Well done Chris on getting to your goal weight, I am so proud of you for doing so well. That was so nice Kayla enjoyed her first day of school, gosh this year has gone so fast. Can\'t beleive she back at school again. Love the writting area the way you decorated it. Hugs xx