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Friday, March 22, 2013

18 years ago today

Eighteen years ago the house phone rang before the sun was up - our grandpa R. had passed away. (His wife, grandma J. had passed away several years prior). May they be remembered and may I try to be a better person because of lessons I have learned. God grant them peace - Amen.



[I have realized that I recall the events of March 22nd, 1995 more clearly than the day of his actual funeral... Am so very blessed to have people in my life who love and care about me... Thank you...]

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My Godson

 Today, March 19th, is my godsons feast day!
(In case you missed my Pope blog a few days ago, I am Catholic)


LOVE and miss my godson, his twin sister, and their family!
I am so excited and looking forward to their visit this summer!


First Summer Visit 2010

Second Summer Visit 2011

Third Summer Visit 2012


Plus an extra one of him laughing just to hold the place for many future visits and photos!




EDIT: Today is also my 30th birthday -- how lucky I am to have so many wonderful family and friends in my life! Thank God for my parents, my sister, and all of my family and friends! Love from me to you!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New Pope!

Today the Catholic Church once again has a Pope! The conclave finished voting (see image of white smoke below; white smoke is a confirmation of more than two-thirds majority whereas the previous votes went up in black smoke to indicate that we were still without a spiritual leader here on Earth)



After Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope (he will never again be addressed as such, only addressed by his new name -- for those who are not aware every new Pope chooses their name and his is significant!).... Here is an image from the first public appearance of Pope Francis I
 (Sorry, am not positive who the two individuals standing behind him are)



Found this online as well and while a fake baseball card is amusing it also is a cute "cheat sheet" of facts about the new Pope! Two of the most important facts are that he is the first Pope from South America and that he is also the first Jesuit (the Jesuit priests are a particular order) Pope! Two wonderful firsts! Have to wait and see how his life as Pope will play out -- however he has an amazingly down-to-earth manner apparently. Some examples repeated often about this former cardinal is that he cooked some of his own meals, chose to live in a small and simple location instead of the lavish/larger options, and HE TOOK PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REGULARLY TO VISIT "BAD" AREAS OF TOWNS TO HELP HOW AND WHERE HE COULD.  Safe, blessed, what an example of living life simply -- hence "Francis" is the perfect (and first time ever chosen) new name of our Pope.


Prayers, positive hopes, and ::HUGS:: to all

Friday, March 8, 2013

Seven Identical Doors


"You find yourself in front of seven identical doors. A voice from above tells you 'These seven doors lead to seven places: Narnia, Neverland, Wonderland, Hogwarts, Camelot, Middle Earth, and Westeros.' Which door do you go through? Why that door? What happens?"


Found this online and LOVE IT! Problem is I could never choose just one door... I might be able to settle for three of them, is that okay? What would you do?? Also please do not say you have no idea where any of the doors go, it would hurt my book-loving heart! : )

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The function of music


"The function of music is to release us 
from the tyranny of conscious thought."

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Lessons/Test


in school
we learn the lessons
before we take the test

in life
we take the test
before we learn the lesson



(Life is good and not that great at once -- hoping for more positive)

When you say YES


"When you say YES to others, make sure you are not saying NO to yourself"


(BOTHERSOME COMPUTER!  POSTED PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT BUT WAS NOT LOADED PROPERLY SO TECHNICALLY MONDAY BLOG POST IS NOT HERE....RAR!!!!)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Why Complicate Life?


Why Complicate Life?

Missing somebody? ...Call
Wanna meet up? ...Invite
Wanna be understood? ... Explain
Have questions? ...Ask
Don't like something? ...Say it
Like something? ...State it
Want something? ...Ask for it
Love someone? ...Tell it

We just have one life. Keep it simple.


(THIS IMAGE AND QUOTE WERE FOUND ONLINE. WHY DOES LIFE SEEM SO MUCH MORE COMPLICATED THAN THESE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS? HAVE A GOOD DAY EVERYONE!)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Hello March!


Another month... Loved the photos I put in yesterdays blog, that particular plum tree has been in my backyard for years! This looks to be a busy month, starting with a baby shower today. Hope the first two months of the year went well -- and if they did not that this month turns things around!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Plum Blossoms!

 Plum blossoms - first of the spring! (Feb 2013)

Plum blossoms with Oak tree behind (Feb 2013)

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF MARCH!