Happy Birthday to ME

We had the opportunity to travel to Moab, Utah and visit Arches National Park. It was amazing! We got to do some hiking and lots of sight seeing. I would highly recommend a visit! We also got to visit Canyonland National Park. So awesome!

Now I am continuing with my birthday celebration! My family and friends are amazing! So loving and so supportive! I hope you are not to crazy over my photos I like to post! Oh well, have a great time doing what you like to do! I sure am. 🙂

I have been really busy writing away as a Master Editor for my friends at Everipedia.com. Have you created your page yet? What are you waiting for? Come on over! If you want a page, just ask! 🙂

Believe in Yourself;
Luisa Doraz

 

Laugh vith Doraz….A Womans Story*

Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur’s youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and, if after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.

The question?….What do women really want? Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch’s proposition to have an answer by year’s end.

He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everyone: the princess, the priests, the wise men and even the court jester. He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer.

Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would have the answer..

But the price would be high; as the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged.

The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no choice but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer the question, but he would have to agree to her price first

The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur’s closest friend!

Young Arthur was horrified. She was hunchbacked and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises, etc. He had never encountered such a repugnant creature in all his life.

He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a terrible burden; but Lancelot, learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur.

He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur’s life and the preservation of the Round Table.

Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered Arthur’s question thus:

What a woman really wants, she answered….is to be in charge of her own life.

Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth and that Arthur’s life would be spared.

And so it was, the neighboring monarch granted Arthur his freedom and Lancelot and the witch had a wonderful wedding.

The honeymoon hour approached and Lancelot, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But, what a sight awaited him… The most beautiful woman he had ever seen lay before him on the bed. The astounded Lancelot asked what had happened.

The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she appeared as a witch, she would henceforth, be her horrible deformed self only half the time and the beautiful maiden the other half.
Which would he prefer? Beautiful during the day….or night?

Lancelot pondered the predicament. During the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old witch ? Or, would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day, but by night, a beautiful woman for him to enjoy wondrous intimate moments?

What would YOU do?

What Lancelot chose is below. BUT…..make YOUR choice before you scroll down below. OKAY?

Noble Lancelot said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself.

Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life.

Now….what is the moral to this story?

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The moral is….
If you don’t let a woman have her own way….
Things are going to get ugly

Planting a Garden of Life~~~*

My Observation
June 5, 2009
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I do not know about you guys, but my friends keep me from going totally insane! I have noticed that when ever I get in one of “those moods,” one of my friends happens to call me or stop by. At first, I wish they would have not bothered me…I wanted to sulk, in peace…but, then I was HAPPY they found me! I am one of those people who does not want to bother other people with “my personal problems,” yet…I am there, no problem…for others! For some reason, I feel like I am bothering my friends, when in fact..I am not. They are always more than willing to hear my “sad song.” So, I noticed..once again…what a TREMENDOUS responsibitity it is to be a truly “real” friend to others, as well as to myself. Kristi sent me the following. It says it all. Enjoy.

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How To Plant Your Garden First, you Come to the garden alone,
while the dew is still on the roses….

FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING,
PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:

1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:

1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:

1. Lettuce be faithful

2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another

NO GARDEN IS WITHOUT TURNIPS:

1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another

TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME:

1. Thyme for each other
2.. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends

WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE. THERE IS MUCH FRUIT IN YOUR GARDEN BECAUSE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Greetings Upon Entering…….

My Observation
June 2, 2009
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Entering what you ask? What kind of greetings is she talking about? What is the point of this post. Well, sit back..relax…and read on, if you please!

Today I had a mission in my shopping adventure. I needed to get some screws. I know what some of you are thinking…Don’t they have any in their garage? Don’t they have a construction company? Shouldn’t they have screws? Well, YES to all of the above, but NO we did not have a certain type! Don’t ask me the difference, I am just the shopper with a note from my hubby! So, I got dressed, got my coffee to go, and off I went…for what I THOUGHT would be a simple thing!

Well, my first stop was at a Home Depot. I walked into the store and a lady say, “Hello, welcome to Home Depot, is there something I can help you find?” Big decision…do I or don’t I ask? I figured, what the heck..so I asked. She got this look on her face and says, ” I believe you can find those in aisle 12.” I thanked her and went on my search for these screws. Well, I looked and they were not there! So I see an older gentleman, and I ask him for help. “Excuse me sir, where are the screws?” He looked at me and replied, “I am sorry Miss, we do not sell shoes here, you may want to try Target.” I decided I would not try to explain, and just left the store to go to Target. They have a hardware department, right.

As I enter, I was greeted with, “Hello, welcome to Target, Are you finding everything you need?” I looked around puzzled, didn’t I just walk in! So, I just smiled and asked him where I might find those screws. He pointed me to the right of the store and asked, “Would you like me to show you? I said I thought I could manage, and thanked him. I went to the department, and of course, no luck! So, I look around and am greeted by a Target employee who asks, “Are you finding everything you need?”

At that point, I decided I would just smile and say, “Yes, thank you!”

Well, I had already spent 2 hours on this mission. I decided I would give up and go get a coffee! I would just leave the job up to my hubby!

So, I walk into Starbucks and am greeted with, “Welcome to Starbucks, what can I get for you?”
I could not resist…….I’m sorry…….I said, “Where can I get a screw?”

They just looked at me with their mouths open!
I just laughed and took a much needed break!
Tomorrow is another day!

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

And I Know This…How?*

My Observation
June 1, 2009
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I noticed today, something I already knew but needed reminding, and that is that some people think I have ESP. Simply put, that is the ability to understand what “THEY” are thinking! Now, do not get me wrong, sometimes I am pretty good at “figuring people out” by the way they are standing or holding their arms. Sometimes I can figure people out when they are looking like they can just step on a bug and really squish it to death! Sometimes I can figure people out when they knock into me to get in line first, obviously in more than a hurry than I am! Sometimes I can figure out that people do not want to be disturbed by the “glare into outer space!” So, sometimes, I DO pride myself in avoiding situations! Today, was not one of those days! No matter what I did or what I said…or did not say…I could not win! It was one of those days I just wanted to pull more hair off of my head, but I figured I had enough of “those” spots on my head already! It all started when I got up, later than usual, and I was immediately needed for a million things!!!!
Oh,….. maybe I should pull out some hair on the heads of my kids and hubby? Just a thought! Or, better yet maybe I should go on a little vacation…all alone…or maybe with a good book! Sometimes, we can just not win. Have you ever had one of those days that you want to share? Some days you just have to smile and say, “Tomorrow WILL be better!”
Hope you all have a good day using that ESP! If not, do like me and act like an ostrich. HIDE for a while!

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

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In Line at Taco Bell…..My Observation…5/31*

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I just left Taco Bell with the biggest smile on my face! I was trying to figure out what to order, so I asked the older man in line behind me if he wanted to go first. He said, “No, I am still looking, too.!” So, I started rattling off my order, “Four chicken tacos and 3 grilled chicken burritos, please.” Just then, I hear a chuckle from that man. He says, “Gee, how do you stay so skinny eating all of that food?” I smiled and replied, “Thanks, but you might want to go get an eye exam, cause I ain’t skinny!” He replied, “Well ,you are skinnier than me!” So, I smiled and the guy at the register asked me if this was to for here or to go. The older gentleman said, “I hope it is to go, unless she plans on eating it all herself here!” We then both laugh! I explained it was for my 2 teenage sons and my hubby. He then told me he had a 40 year old son who was loaded with tattoos. He told me it was an expensive gift to himself. I told him that as long as his son was happy, that is all that matters. He agreed. When he ordered, he got 2 drinks that he did not want, so he wanted me to take them home to the kids! What a nice man! We then talked for a bit, until our food came up ready. We shook hands and wished each other a great day. I learned so much about this man and his family, it was amazing! I only imagined what I could have learned over lunch with him! Once again, I was reminded that if you are nice to others, they will be nice in return. I was also reminded that people enjoy other people. They enjoy the community they choose to live in, and make the best of it. When I left with my order, I was smiling at life. Hope you can also find some “little things” to smile about….daily!

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

PORK CHOPS…a STORY*

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In a zoo in California , a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately,due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size, they died shortly after birth.

The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health,although physically she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate
another mother’s cubs, perhaps she would improve.

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After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother. The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother
of one species will take on the care of a different species. The only orphans’ that could befound quickly, were a litter of weanling pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets intiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger. Would they become cubs or pork chops?

Take a look… you won’t believe your eyes!!

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Now, please tell me one more time… Why can’t the rest of the world get along?

Thanks Pam S.!

To My Friends ….a STORY*

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A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package.

“What food might this contain?” The mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed this warning: “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.”

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”

The pig sympathized, but said, “I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers.”

The mouse turned to the cow and said, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”

The cow said, “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.”

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s mousetrap . . . Alone. . .

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house — the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey.

The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did no see it. It was a venomous snake whose tail was caught in the trap.

The snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital. When she returned home she still had a fever.

Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup. So the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient.

But his wife’s sickness continued. Friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock.

To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. But, alas, the farmer’s wife did not get well….She died.

So many people came for her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them for the funeral luncheon.

And the mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and you think it doesn’t concern you, remember — when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk..

We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.

YOU MAY WANT TO SEND THIS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER HELPED YOU OUT… AND LET THEM KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE.

– REMEMBER –

EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD IN ANOTHER PERSON’S TAPESTRY. OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REASON.

One of the best things to hold onto in this world is a FRIEND.

Thanks Kristi!

Just Sitting Here Wondering…..my story*

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Just sitting here wondering about things in life. I guess I am in a philosophical mood. Now, do not worry…I am not going to go off and talk about philosophers, just my own look on life here! I often wonder what makes a person even care to do half of the things they do, on a daily basis. I mean, do they just decide to do…and then do it? Or, do they sit there for days and go over in their head the reason why they should do something over why they should not do something? How much energy is floating around out there looking for a place to go? How much does our brain get fried over the constant changes we throw at it? I could go on and on about this subject. What subject, you ask? MOTIVATION of self! You got any secrets you care to share?

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

A FUNNY STORY…..

DEAR ABBY ADMITTED SHE WAS AT A LOSS TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING:

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Dear Abby, A couple of women moved in across the hall from me. One is a
middle-aged gym teacher and the other is a social worker in her mid
twenties. These two women go everywhere together and I’ve never seen a
man go into or leave their apartment. Do you think they could be
Lebanese?

Dear Abby, What can I do about all the Sex, Nudity, Fowl Language and
Violence On My VCR?

Dear Abby, I have a man I can’t trust. He cheats so much, I’m not even
sure the baby I’m carrying is his.

Dear Abby, I am a twenty-three year old liberated woman who has been on
the pill for two years. It’s getting expensive and I think my boyfriend
should share half the cost, but I don’t know him well enough to discuss
money with him.

Dear Abby, I’ve suspected that my husband has been fooling around, and
when confronted with the evidence, he denied everything and said it would
never happen again.

Dear Abby, Our son writes that he is taking Judo. Why would a boy who
was raised in a good Christian home turn against his own?

Dear Abby, I joined the Navy to see the world. I’ve seen it. Now, how
do I get out?

Dear Abby, My forty year old son has been paying a psychiatrist $50.00 an
hour every week for two and a half years. He must be crazy.

Dear Abby, I was married to Bill for three months and I didn’t know he
drank until one night he came home sober.

Dear Abby, My mother is mean and short tempered I think she is going
through mental pause.

Dear Abby, You told some woman whose husband had lost all interest in sex
to send him to a doctor. Well, my husband lost all interest in sex and
he is a doctor. Now what do I do?

Just Think . . . !!! These people can vote!!!