Saturday, February 28, 2009

Glory to the Lord

Behold, for I have risen,
saith in the name of the Lord


The next time a sunrise steals your breath
or a meadow of flowers leave you speechless,
remain that way.
Say nothing, and listen as heaven whispers,
"do you like it?
I did it just for you."
Max Lucado

Friday, February 27, 2009

The wonderment of clouds

Forget not that the earth delights
to feel your bare feet and the
winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran

Beautiful Skys

```Adopt the pace of nature:

her secret is patience~~~

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Early morning Mountains

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
~John Muir~


Don't walk behind me, I may not lead
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
~Albert Camus~


After a debauch of thundershower,
the weather takes the pledge and signs it
with a rainbow.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich~

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I Believe

Heroes are the people who do what has to be done
When it needs to be done, regardless of consequences.

Looking for Spring

Can't wait for the hummingbirds, butterflies,
and all the beautiful blue bonnets and indian paint brushes
to show their little faces.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The deer antler and petrified wood

My brother found this deer antler and an old
beautiful piece of petrified wood and
put them together to form this exquisite
piece of art. He made me one from
the right antler and my sister the
mirror image from the left.
What a treasure to cherish.

Miss Maggie guarding the castle

Now that we have Millie, she helps Maggie

with the guard duty. Millie was a

Christmas present for Maggie.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Smile of the day

Smiles are the next best thing to halos.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sunday Spirit

Sing aloud and make a

joyful noise unto

the Lord


Friday, February 20, 2009

My Great Escape Haven

This is my winter haven of escape.

I love my room and at times don't want to

exit the peace and tranquility this room has to offer.

The walls are painted a soft New England yellow, trimmed with

a unusual blue.

Only in New York

This wonderful waterfall is in the court yard
across the street from the hotel we stayed in.
At lunch time we would head to the local
deli, pick up a delightful lunch and enjoy
every crumb listening to the peaceful water.
The temperature was perfect.

A little more of Friday in New York

She still stands strong for our wonderful country.

Friday in New York

This was really an experience. We enjoyed
our breakfast from the roof of our hotel.
It was an incredible view looking down at
this beautiful city while enjoying a warm
cup of coffee. Just couldn't resist the picture.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Feeling a little Older...

This little guy is getting married in April.
Congratulations Captain.

New York, New York

Memories of a wonderful vacation. My Granddaughter had the opportunity of a lifetime.
She worked with the Rockets for a week at Radio City Music Hall. While she was dancing her legs off, my daughter and I spent the week, walking our legs off. We were up at the crack of dawn and didn't go to bed until after midnight most nights.
It was a wonderful experience. The two highlights of the trip was watching her dance on stage at RCM, and going to see "Phantom Of the Opera" What a glorious time the three of us had.
"Every time we remember to say "thank you", we experience nothing less than heaven on earth."
~~~~Sarah Ban Breathnach~~~~~~

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday Books

Wordless Wednesday- Books

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

In Love Always and Forever

Life is not measured by the breaths we take...,but by the moments that take our breath away~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Monday, February 16, 2009

Snow Angels

To everyone that is buried in the snow. May the snow angels visit with you and place warmth in your heart.``````````

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Things that just hang around

Have a blessed week. Keep a joyful song in your heart!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Soar High

To renew your inner spirit, Open your heart and let it soar like an eagle~~~~~~~~~~J.L.~~~~~~

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Poop scoop of the day

DOGS...DOGS...DOGS.. You've just gotta love them, so I continue to tell myself. This is a true story...I am one of the fortunate people that can take lunch time at home. My office is only a 7 min. drive from my home. As I opened my front door today at lunch time, two very unhappy little dogs greeted me. Millie, the baby had a terrible upset stomach and was covered with poop. I could tell that Maggie (the older one) must have tried to help her, because her front legs and chest were covered with the baby's poop. Needless to say, I spent my lunch time cleaning up the best I could until evening. I sprayed both dogs with water to get the bulk off, gathered up throw rugs, crawled around on hands and knees to clean all the little puddles of poop off the hardwood floor, and boy did I spray lots of febreze into the air. Oh my gosh! How did she get it on the wall? As I was about to finish and scrub up, (Just vision, I am still crawling around on all four legs as you might say) and my hair continued to fall in my face, I was getting a little irritated so I positioned my fingers to push it back. To late, my fingers were already in a rapid forward motion. Oh Lordy, as they passed my nose I could smell it, again to late. Yes, I jumped up and ran to the bathroom and had to spray down the front top of my hair to remove the clot of poop that was stuck there. No time to use the dryer, dried it the best I could with a towel. Made sure the babies were okay, grabbed an apple and a muffin and back to work I hurried. I think the smell lingered in my sinuses for most of the day and I was self-conscious of still having the poop on me, and boy was I praying that others couldn't smell what my sinuses were allowing me to smell. Returning home for the evening, both babies were doing well and had forgotten about the perils of our lunchtime madness. Had a very busy evening washing away the last remnants of the earlier noontime disaster. Both babies received a very good scrub. The night ended with two little babies curled up close to their mommy and producing some very pleasant little ZZZZZZZ"s.. Have a blessed uneventful day!!!!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Night clouds

And now the sun dies in the sky and there is only a pale thin ribbon of pink to commemorate its passage. Overhead the dense, fast-moving clouds, heavily moonlit, seem even brighter now, a night-blooming celestial cloak.

Hand quilted christmas tree

My daughter is preparing for a wedding shower for her future daughter-in-law and ask to borrow a few things.

Well, all of the few things were packed away in the garage.

I started dragging down several boxes and come across the beautifully quilted Christmas tree with collector buttons placed as decorations....It brought tears to both our eyes remembering the beautiful lady that made it for me over 20 years ago. My Mother and her Nana. She is now living amongst the angels. I thought it was lost forever, but, I had just misplaced it in all my moves over the last 12 years. Somehow it sustained well. No damage, not even dirty. The crystal Victorian lamp was tucked away with it. Well, it is my daughter's responsibility now.

She received several gifts from my boxes in the garage. I don't have to keep up with them now.

If I need something, I will just drive to her house and borrow it.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Princess

I would like to introduce you to my granddaughter. She has been dancing since she was 2. She is in her second year of college now. Today 2-07-09 is her birthday "Happy Birthday Princess". She and her brother the Captain are the loves of my life.
When Louis Armstrong sings "What a Wonderful World" it sums them up completely.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Healing Nook

"Let us be grateful to people

who make us happy:
they are the charming
gardeners who
make our souls blossom."
*Marcel Proust*

The Quote Quarters

All I want is to stand in a field
and to smell green, to taste air,
to feel the earth want me,
Without all this concrete hating me.

Plillip Pulfrey

The Poem Balcony

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields
has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand,
rejoice, for your soul is alive.
~~~~Elonora Duse~~~~

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Aloe in bloom

My aloe is blooming, have never seen this before and I have had a pot of aloe for years.