HAPPY VETERANS DAY

HAPPY VETERANS DAY

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My Daddy

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Gone BUT Never Forgotten

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Thank you to all the men and women who serve our country!!

PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Copyright 2015 – Michelle Molloy

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I’M BACK!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FELLOW BLOGGERS!!!

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We are finally in our new place!  Yes, it was a lot of work remodeling , but we couldn't be happier!  I must admit I missed blogging and reading all your blogs!!  I haven't even been writing in my journals because there has been no time for it. Now, I'M BACK!!!

I have so much to catch up on and tell you all about.  The holidays were a little crazy but all in all they were wonderful.  Lots of good food and time spent with family and friends.  I couldn't have asked for anything more than that.  I'm blessed any many ways!

On a sad note... Our beloved Chelsea Belle, our twenty year old cat, had to be put down on Christmas Eve.  We couldn't let her suffer any longer.  She had a tumor behind her left eye and after trying to treat her for a few weeks, we were told it was time to say good-bye.  It was very sad but she lived a long, happy life and I know she is now in a better place and no longer in pain.

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Chelsea Belle

I hope you all had a safe but Happy New Years Eve!  We moved that day, so after a long day, we kicked back with our feet up and drink in hand.  I think I was fast asleep before 1 am.  I was so beat from all the physical work, getting this apt ready, that I didn't get out of bed at all, on New Years Day.  My body needed the rest so bad!!  We have a few more things to do around here but for the most part, we are in good shape.  Not climbing stairs is a bonus!!

I look forward to catching up with all of you and your blogs.  I appreciate those of you, who are still following me and did not abandon, Dish with Mish.  I see I lost a few followers, while I was away, but hopefully they will return.

Have a Groovy weekend my friends and remember to be kind to one another.

Peace out, Mishy

Keepin’ In Touch

Good Morning my fellow bloggers... I have missed You!

It's been a while since my last post and I know I have not been keeping up with my e-mails.  Things have been really busy around here.  Back in June the tenants on the first floor finally moved out, however, they destroyed the apartment.  The woman was a cat hoarder!! Need I say more!! The entire place is being redone... From the ceilings to the floors.  I've never seen a place look and smell as bad as this did!  It was disgusting, to say the least!

AJ and I are doing most of the work, so we have been working non-stop down there.  By the end of the day, I have been too tired to even think about writing.  Suffering from chronic pain and working hard labor like this, tends to take a toll on me. I have just enough energy to keep up my daily chores and prepare dinner every night.

The apartment is coming along very nicely.  We have decided to move down to the first floor.  It will be easier on my legs, hips and feet and it will also be easier on our dog Ruby, who is getting up there in age.  It will be nice to have our own entry and the fact that my mom will be able to come over and visit, is a bonus!! She can't climb stairs.  Now a days she's confined to a wheelchair, pretty much 24/7...  She hasn't seen the inside of my place in over five years.  It will be a nice change for everyone.

Please note that I am not ignoring your posts and or e-mails! I actually miss reading your blogs.  I'm on a time crunch and need to have our new apartment ready and moved in by the first of January.  New tenants already signed a lease, for our present apartment.  Just so happens I know the girl.  We grew up in Franklin together and our parents used to be close.  It's a WIN-WIN all around!

I plan to be off the grid for another week or so but I promise to get back in to the swing of things and concentrate on my writing and catch up on yours.  Please don't forget about me!

Have a groovy weekend my friends and remember to be kind to one another.

Peace out, Mishy

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(P.S.) Happy Holidays to you ALL!!

Copyright 2014 - Michelle Molloy

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Home

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Strange how things happen sometimes.  Or so we think.  Funny how life likes to throw curve balls at us, when we’re at the home plate.  How we deal with it, is up to oneself.  Pondering over the “what ifs,” in life… My life… My family’s life… My friend’s life.

Every road we decide to travel down will take us where we need to be, at that given moment.  In my case I want it to be a place of calmness, serenity, lots of laughter, plenty of love and happiness.  I can take the bad that creeps in along the way.  After all, no one ever said it was going to be easy, traveling this long journey.

The journey we call life has its ups and downs.  As long as at night, I lay my head down where I’m meant to be.   Where I’m surrounded by love and compassion, then every thing will be okay.   I will make it through another day.

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I will hit that curve ball out of the park and make it a home run! 

Home to a place of Serenity!

Home to where the Heart lives!

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BOUNDARIES

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People need to learn their boundaries and where their place is, in YOUR WORLD.

I at one time, would over step mine quite often.  I had to learn what was appropriate behavior and what was not.   Learn to stay out of other people’s personal space, unless I was invited in.  Know when to step in verbally during a conversation and WHEN NOT TO!  Thank you Pauly D, for that well-lesson learned. (For those who don’t know, Pauly D is my mentor)

I believe most of us know when we are over-stepping or crossing the line.  Yet we do it anyway.  Subconsciously? Maybe or maybe not.  It usually ends up badly, so why chance it?  If one doesn’t understand or know their boundaries, they could be in for a world of hurt, sadness, aggravation and some hard lessons learned.

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No matter the situation, that you find yourself in… STOP & THINK!  How would you feel if the shoe was on the other foot?  Keep to your own personal space, until invited in and know when to speak and not to speak.  Let Go of your Ego and do what is RIGHT!  Otherwise you will do nothing but clash with those around you and cause distance between you and the ones you love and care most about.

KNOW YOUR BOUNDARIES

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MY BATTLE WITH MYSELF

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My battle with myself comes and goes.  You know,  my mind is always racing.  Always busy.  That’s why I meditate daily,  so I can slow my brain the fuck down.

Even when I’m thinking about what I need to do for the day,  so I can feel relaxed, every morning I have to make a list and cross things off as I complete them.  ALWAYS! DAILY!   Even on the weekends!  The fact that I can see it while passing through our apartment and I’m reminded of what needs to be done,  it puts me at ease.   IMMEDIATELY!  EVERY TIME!

For instance,  when I do laundry,  I have to separate them BEFORE I bring them downstairs to wash them.  It drives me crazy when I have to sort them out in the basement.   I make sure this rarely happens.  But on occasion, when my man is trying to help me, he’ll carry all the dirty laundry down for me at once.  This way I don’t have to carry them down all those stairs.  What a beautiful and kind gesture, but it makes me bonkers knowing all those clothes are down there.  Not really sure why it makes me anxious,  it just does!

Seems so silly when I say these things out loud and even as I write this, but these are the types of battles that come and go.  The battle within myself.  My battle with (OCD), Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder.

 

 

Real Talk

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My Friends…  Live your life to the fullest and be true to yourself!

I try to live in-Spirit and Walk my Talk. To have NO ego, jealousy or anger. Not always easy my friends. At times I struggle to do what is right.  I must be sure, confident, compassionate and choose my words wisely. I Am a work in progress and will continue to put my best foot forward and live in the Now. I strive to be happy, forgiving, flexible and most of all, To Be Present! If and when I fall off said Path, I get back up, brush myself off and continue to carry on…

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My Path looks colorful, happy and clear!

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