Today is National World Kindness Day….
So I just want to send a SHOUT OUT to the love of my life…and my absolute best friend.
She is one of the kindest, most caring, compassionate persons I have ever known. How I got lucky enough to snag her…I have no idea.
But she cares so much for EVERYONE and would literally give you the shirt off her back if you needed it. (maybe not in public…but you know)
Anyway….RENE….I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!! Thank you for being you!!!
So…one of the things that I hate the most about Menieres, is that I am no longer able to drive. I LOVED TO DRIVE! There were times that I was happy that I didn’t have to (usually when I was asleep) but for the most part…I wanted to do the driving.
Now, it was recently brought to my attention (from my Mom) that I should appreciate the fact that she and Rene are willing to drive me around…and that I should quit being a backseat driver.
And although this is true…there are stories folks! Stories about her driving that would scare a ghost from haunting their own home. And Rene would be the first to admit this. Well…maybe second after me. LOL But I do appreciate the fact that she is willing to drive me everywhere…just like I know that she appreciates me being “The Automatic Warning System” in the car since we can’t afford a fancy one that is like a psychic robot on wheels.
Never-the-less…I came across the above photo…and it “spoke to me” in a way that just felt right! Like I should post it! Like I should take the chance of pissing off my wonderful wife who does everything for me. Because no matter what…I always speak the truth! LOL
Catch You In The Backseat!
Happy Birthday Mom! We both love you so much and hope you have a GREAT day!
Now…I know that I snore….
But MAN….does René have a set of pipes on her when she is asleep!
And right now…she is using a CPAP machine…so I know that her snoring cannot be helped…So I do feel bad posting the above quote.
Yea….no I don’t!
BUT I LOVE HER NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!
So…for awhile now…René has been going to Yoga classes with her sister Casey. There have even been times when she has gone by herself.
I am totally impressed with her about this! This is not something I think I could ever do. I do not have the patience or the attitude to do yoga…even if I was healthy enough to do it. And I think it has had a really good positive affect on her.
Not only physically…but mentally. She not even has a sign next to the bed that says “Start each day with a grateful heart.” Now…this is someone who wakes up on the wrong side of bed….every day of her life! NOT A MORNING PERSON…if you catch my drift. But since starting yoga…she has truly improved her morning attitude.
And the other day…she took a bad spill outside hitting the concrete really hard (bad abrasion and concussion – had to go to the ER)…but while waiting for her mom to come get her…she used her Yoga breathing techniques to calm herself down. AWESOME! I am just so proud!
Now…I still give her a hard time about some of the names of the poses, etc. Doggie Style and Xena Warrior Princess and what not…but I truly am so proud of her!
Unfortunately…I don’t get to go see her in action…and it is hard for to show me the poses and workout routines here in the house….so I found the following…and this is what I imagine every time I know she is at Yoga….
Did I mention I was proud of her??? Still won’t keep me from getting in trouble! LOL
But that is my job in the relationship! LOL Why do you think she needs to go to Yoga!?
Something every man should be lucky enough to tell his wife!
Not my wife…their own wife!
January 26 is Spouse’s Day, a day to celebrate your spouse, better half, or significant other. The unofficial holiday encourages people to let their spouses know how much they are loved, respected, and appreciated.
Not Only Marriage
While the term spouse is traditionally used to refer to individual bound by law through marriage, these days it can be used to refer to people who may be in a common-law marriage, domestic partnership, or civil union.
The holiday is also known as National Spouse’s Day in the United States.
How to Celebrate?
- While gifts are always nice, the best and the most meaningful gift is the gift of time. Spend some quality time with your partner. Maybe take the day off and surprise them with a picnic.
- Do their errands and chores for them.
- Make their favorite foods and treats.
- Whatever you do, make sure you tell them that you appreciate everything they do for you.
Did You Know…
…that Denmark was the first country in modern times to recognize same-sex marriage in 1989?
So….for this Christmas…the Booker Family decided to jump on the bandwagon and do their own version of the Mannequin Challenge. Now…we aren’t talking about trying to be like Andrew McCarthy and bring a Mannequin to life to “get lucky with.” Nope this one is the viral internet trend where people remain frozen in action like mannequins while a moving camera films them.
The logistics of doing this with only 5 people and getting us all in was a little hard to do…but I think we pulled it off WONDERFULLY! Hope you enjoy it!
Check it out: Booker Christmas Mannequin Challenge
Here is a quick excerpt from the video featuring Scott and his Mom!
When it comes to eating…both of us LOVE food!
And when it comes to cooking dinner….René usually does it!
Firstly, because she enjoys it!
Secondly, because I prefer to do the baking.
Thirdly, because she is just so GOSH DARN GOOD AT IT!
And she loves to try new recipes! So when my mom gave René a recipe that came from her dear friend Patty, she immediately gave it to René to try out. When her mom’s birthday rolled around, we invited her and her sister Casey over for a home cooked meal. Below are pictures of René cooking dinner and the final product.
And BOY OH BOY….it was delicious! Everyone enjoyed it!!!!
THANK YOU PATTY!
Since this is Patty’s recipe, if you are interested in having it, just let us know! We will make sure it is ok with her and get it to you!
So…since I no longer can drive due to my Meniere’s Disease…René has to do all the driving. And I…I had to change my ways and no longer be a back-seat driver. But I can’t promise that I don’t have this look on my face sometimes! LOL