Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere. – Anonymous
Too many of us worry about things that we cannot change. Although worrying gives you something to focus on, there are more productive ways to spend your time. Instead of worrying about the things you cannot control, remind yourself that worrying doesn’t bring change. If it is a situation that you can control, then there is no reason to worry! Find a solution and spend your energy fulfilling it. If nothing else, just talk to someone about your concerns. Getting them out in the open tends to help put your mind at ease.
This is another SparkPeople’s Healthy Reflections. I guess you should know by now why I read them everyday. Or at least try to. The 17 yo was worrying a lot the first week she was here. This week she just has been making our lives mirseable. You know it’s bad when the 15 yo wants to kick her out. 😛 Just reinforces the Let Go Let God approach.
We have our first all day visitation today. I have no idea if Ashley is looking forward to it or not. She is pulling the not be at home much when her dad and I are home thing. She was home some yesterday, but according to her sister, so annoying noone could stand her. We will see how this goes. Rain is to be here from 9AM to 9PM. Should make for an interesting day. Justin is to come and go riding with Rick and others. Can you say FUN? NOT!
On a brighter note, we may take Rain to see my mom. Mom has not gotten to see Rain in person. And I have not seen my new little brother. Don’t Panick. This is not something you will see on the news. 🙂 My mom and stepdad adopted an Affenpinscher from a rescue place in Tulsa. (Yeah, we had to go look that one up too!) Dillon is very cute and tiny. Mom is adjusting to the new dog well. Jerrell is getting to know him bit by bit. Jerrell is out of town some and Dillon is a bit stand offish. Dillon came from a puppy mill in the KC area. She got him and then went new car shopping. So I have yet to see either her new Jeep or Dillon. I figure this should be a good time. And get Ashley away from the house while Justin is playing with the horses.
I found this site last night and have listened to one video. I am looking forward to listening to more. Rick listens to Zigler all the time. I just have never heard him speak. He is very thought provoking. Thought you all might be interested.
We are stating to get more interest in our ranch. Rick is hoping to be able to quit the real job soon and work only the ranch. We will be developing a list of things for the kids to work on until then. That should be interesting. We went to another ranch’s open house. It was very well attended. We gave away a gift certificate for a lease on a horse. It should be interesting to see what kind of responce we get out of this. It has been hard to ramp up advertising with not knowing when Rick will be out of town. Maybe is Ashley does settle a bit she can help with lessons. Right now she seems to be on hyper active mode. Not sure where that is coming from, but she is being evaluated by some professional help. We will see.
I have had some kind of wierd cold/allergy thing. Yesterday afternoon talking became interesting. Guess that’s why I have typed so much this morning. LOL! Funny thing is my typeing seems to come out with a stuffy head also. I figure I should be safe around Rain since I don’t have a fever, but you never know.
Well, I best get. I have over 300 email to read. Still need to pay bills and get caught up on those things. In addition, to finishing the business plan, finishing the Sierra Ranch website, updating the Hooves website, making a contract for Ashley to live by while living in our house and a bizzlion other things. The joys of small business owner, mother, and engineer. 🙂 Have a great week!
Deb in Claremore, OK
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