Monday, September 13, 2010

For Today - September 13, 2009

Outside my window...beautiful day, but fall isn't in sight.  It's supposed to be 95 here today. :-( 

I am thinking...about the full day I have ahead of me, & the little girl that is anxioulsy awaiting to come join us in this day (Avery).   

I am thankful for...memories.  I was thinking about my brother Charles yesterday, & laughing out loud at some of the things we had talked about or done.  How I miss him!  It still seems unreal that he's gone. 

I am remembering...our lazy, relaxing weekend.  Heard of pj days?  Well, this was a pj weekend! 

On my mind...all that I want to do today - wish so badly I could have 10 more hours in each day.     

I am pondering these words...Time is infinitely more precious than money, and there is nothing in common between them.  You can't accumulate time; you cannot borrow time; you can never tell how much time you have left in the bank of life.  Time is life... 

From the learning rooms...I'm learning so much about my iPad, & the more I learn, the more I love it.  It's amazing what you can get on it & the things you can do. 

From the will be quiet tonight...hubby called a few minutes ago & said to be ready to go out for dinner tonight (Mimi's).  

I am wearing...still in pj's - Mickey Mouse ones. :-)  I am a big kid at heart!

I am creating...'Tappy Memories'.  It is a program designed so that you can write your life story.  I found the app in the app store for my iPad, & it's going to be a lot of fun.  Some of the questions are thought provoking.  Some, I will have to dig deep to remember - like how I felt on my first day of school.  There are set questions to make it easy, but you can also add your own questions.  The catagories are personal, creativity, education, work, & travel, & tons of questions under each category. You can also add photos with each entry, & you add audio if you'd like to answer a question that way.  Can you tell that I am excited about this venture???  Once I finish it, which will probably be a 'long' while, I'll have it bound into a book for each of my children, & give it to them. I had my Mom fill out a book for me years before she died, & I cherish that told me many things about her that I never knew, & that I would have never known.  How I would have loved to have her be able to answer some of those via audio, & to be able to listen to her now.  Here's the link if you'd like to check it out - Tappy Memories.  It's a neat program!  Simple too.

I am fix me a smoothie in a few minutes.  I love all the fresh fruit in it. 

I am Bible, What Difference Do It Make, along with a few other shorter books. 

I am friend gets good news on her Mom soon. 

I am hearing...Emily singing to Tinkerbell. 

Around the house...cleaned up & ready to start our day. 

One of my favorite iPad...I'm 'so' in love with this gadget! 

A few plans for the rest of the week...sit down to meal plan, grocery shopping, create some graphics, enjoy my days with the kids, & chase Avery (she will be here this afternoon).  

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...Avery will be here in a few hours...she'll be here for a week.  She is so sweet, but oh so active!

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  1. I love the new background for the fall! This is my time of year! I love everything about it! LOL

    So glad you are getting to enjoy Avery again this week! It seems like things are working out in the department at least! :)

    I haven't even thought about an iPad cause I know it's too expensive so I just don't even drool over them! LOL I'm a geek at heart so I love all kinds of gadgets too! HUGS

  2. Hi Sweet Judy, Love the new fall look in here. I love that idea of writing your story, but gosh yes I don't think I could remember half of that stuff now! I gave Jason's mom a book similar to that to fill in for Kristen over time, I told her she could give it to her whenever she felt like it. It may be some years before we see it but it will be nice if she fills it in. I should think of doing one myself! I owe you an email when I get some time tomorrow. Was busy bathing Boo today!!!

  3. Hi Judy, I love the pic of Avery!! And her sweet little foot holding on the flip-flop!! Your site looks wonderful!!! I just love Fall too, my absolute fav time of the year!! Going over to check out Tappy Memories! Thanks again for another wonderful post! Hugs!

  4. Hi Judy! I almost chose this background for my blog too! See we are a lot alike! Have a great week with Avery again! I am so thankful that it is working out! Love the idea of the Tappy app, sounds just like you! My mom did a book like that for her grandchildren. Well I have to get some rest! Love you!

  5. Ciao Judy, lovely entry and new look. I think we all wish we could have many more hours to do all the things we'd like to do and to see all the people we'd like to see. :) So glad you are getting to enjoy Avery again this week! What a blessing. And a lovely pic of her. :) Hugs! ~kia~

  6. Hi Judy,
    Love your post!!
    I love the Fall background so much-really beautiful!! How I love Fall!!
    I am thrilled that all is working out for Shad and having Avery-God is so faithful and so good! Avery is so cute!!
    Enjoy your day.Love you.
    Blessings and hugs.

  7. Hi Judy,
    What an incredibly moving post. Your quote on time and money couldn't have come at a better time for me with my two young children and craziness. I'm also so glad that you are enjoying your iPad and Tappy Memories. I developed it for my parents and in-laws, but knew that a lot of other people would find it useful. I wish I had a book from my Grandmother like the one you received from your mom. If you have any questions or comments about the app, please contact me. Take Care.

  8. Love the new look sweetie!! As usual it is gorgeous in here! I love Fall too but I am not quite ready to give up on my summer..I am still enjoying my outdoors time and in Michigan once Fall hits you don't get a lot of nice outdoor days!! Guess I'll have to come visit you where it's warm!! LOL Have a great day!! Love ya!!