Saturday, 1 November 2014

November has arrived Rabbit Rabbit

.Smile ♥
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Beautiful stationery from Seoul
Courtesy of my Son and his wife♥ and son


Briskly tingling, the days have chilled.
With exhilarating crispness the air is filled.
The barren branches of the oaks
Form lacy networks of roughhewn spokes,
Etched in contrast of bolder hue
Against a sky of deepest blue.

Busily engaged are the fallen leaves
In a lively dance with the autumn breeze.
Noisy flocks of feathered races
Gather to travel to warmer places.
While those of us they leave behind,
Warmth in hot cider and firesides find.
This is the thrill that memory craves
Of refreshingly brisk November days.
Author Unknown to me.

Happy November First
May blessings abound this month and always.
Happy Birthday to my beautiful cousin Angela.

Dani your creations are purrfect
and so are you my lovely friend.


All freezes again
among the pines, 
whispering a prayer.

Riei Eigthteenth Century Japanese Poet

Outside the airplane window the clouds are thick and rippled, unbroken as acres of land. They are suffused with peach-colored, early morning sun, gilded at the edges. Across the aisle, a man is taking a picture of them. Even the pilot couldn’t keep still—“ Folks,” he just said, “we’ve got quite a sunrise out there. Might want to have a look.” I like it when pilots make such comments. It lets me know they’re awake.
Whenever I see a sight like these clouds, I think maybe everyone is wrong; maybe you can walk on air. Maybe we should just try. Everything could have changed without our noticing. Laws of physics, I mean. Why not? I want it to be true that such miracles occur.
I want to stop the plane, put the kickstand down, and have us all file out there, shrugging airline claustrophobia to breathe easily this high up, to walk on clouds as if we were angels, to point out our houses to each other way, way, way down there; and there; and there.
How proud we would suddenly feel about where we live, how tender toward everything that’s ours— our Mixmasters, resting on kitchen counters; our children, wearing the socks we bought them and going about children’s business; our mail lying on our desks; our gardens, tilled and expectant.
It seems to me it would just come with the perspective, this rich appreciation.
- Elizabeth Berg, “What We Keep”

As read on my dear friend Chel's Blog
Gingerblue in the side bar......Please visit her lovely blog.......Thanks Chel and Elizabeth Berg for this lovely piece.


Lovely words as Always on the Blog
Please visit if you can.

Briskly tingling, the days have chilled
With exhilarating crispness the air is filled
The barren branches of the oaks
Form lacy networks of rough hewn spokes
Etched in contrast of bolder hue
Against a sky of deepest blue.

Busily engaged are the fallen leaves
In a lively dance with the autumn breeze.
Noisy flocks of feathered races
Gather to travel to warmer places
While those of us they leave behind
Warmth in hot cider and firesides find
This is the thrill that memory craves.
Of refreshingly brisk November days.
Author Unknown to me
It's from the November Bulletin from the Nursing Home where my precious Grandmother resides.

Memories of Logan's first Halloween in China
with his family and school mates

Logan went to visit his Daddy in his class room

A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don't allow the happy moment, because they're so busy trying to get a happy life. ~ Abraham-Hi.

My son in his classroom holding his son

"Love is the basic nature, the goodness of all beings, waiting to manifest. Whether we offer love in silent prayer or aloud, we are helping love to flower in all beings everywhere. This expression of our deepest nature is the loving power of loving kindness - as the Buddha said, 'it glows, it shines, it blazes forth.'" - Tara Brach, "Radical Acceptance"
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Mother Teresa once said, “Every time you smile at someone, it is an act of love.

November Morning
A tingling, misty marvel 
Blew hither in the night, 
And now the little peach-trees 
Are clasped in frozen light. 

Upon the apple-branches 
An icy film is caught, 
With trailing threads of gossamer 
In pearly patterns wrought. 

The autumn sun, in wonder, 
Is gayly peering through 
This silver-tissued network 
Across the frosty blue. 

The weather-vane is fire-tipped, 
The honeysuckle shows 
A dazzling icy splendor, 
And crystal is the rose." 

Evaleen Stein

Happy All Saints Day

Dear Father,
You have given the saints in Heaven eternal happiness and they now live in the fullness of Your glory. Because of their holy love for You, they also care about me and my family, my friends, my church, and my neighbors. Thank You for the gift of their friendship and the witness of their holy lives. I ask our patron saints and every saint who has become especially dear to me to intercede for us. I ask them to help us journey safely on the narrow path that leads to Heaven. O Lord, give us their protection. Grant us their assistance in overcoming temptation and gaining the fullness of life with You. Amen.
~Catholic Prayer for All Saints Day

“It was November--the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul.” ~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

⊰✿ ░░ ⊰✿ ░L░O░V░E░ ⊰✿
it always protects,
always trusts, always hopes,
and always preserves.
Corinthians 13:7-8

I love gold sparkles on the lips

"November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.
The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring."
- Elizabeth Coatsworth

Friday, 31 October 2014

It's Halloween

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( ☆* Happy Halloween….. 
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Justin and Logan Halloween 2014 in China
In my Sons classroom
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"Goblins on the doorstep,
Phantoms in the air,
Owls on witches' gate posts,
Giving stare for stare.
Cats on flying broomsticks,
Bats against the moon,
Stirring round of fate-cakes,
With a solemn spoon.
Whirling apple parings,
Figures draped in sheets,
Dodging, disappearing,
Up and down the streets.
Jack-o'-lanterns grinning,
Shadows on a screen,
Shrieks and starts and laughter--
This is Halloween!"
~Dorothy Brown Thompson, This is Halloween


It's Halloween! It's Halloween!
The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what can't be seen
On any other night.

Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls,
Grinning goblins fighting duels,
Werewolves rising from their tombs,
Witches on their magic brooms.

In masks and gowns
we haunt the street
And knock on doors
for trick or treat.

Tonight we are
the king and queen,
For oh tonight
it's Halloween!

~Jack Prelutsky

Spooktakular creation from my dear friend Dani

I feel it in my fingers I feel it in my bones
So if you really love me come on and let it show

"The skeletons are out tonight,
they march about the street,
With bony bodies, bony heads
and bony hands and feet.
Bony bony bony bones
with nothing in between,
Up and down and all around
they march on Halloween."
~Jack Prelutsky, Skeleton Parade

Justin and Ahram from Halloween a few years back

I'm strong to the finish cause I eat my spinach 
I'm Popeye the sailor man
and his best love Olive Oil

Our darling Ahram at Halloween
She is always boooootiful and spooktakular

He did the Monster Mash

Thanks Relyn for this version of the song


Riddle me this . . . 
Riddle me that . . . 
Halloween Rhymes is where it's at .•.•.•.•.•����•��•��

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Orange is the New Black

Orange is the new black

What did the snowman and the vampire name their baby?

Courtesy of Cultured Coffee Bean

the coffee from here is glorious and superb

Gelman dressed as George Mendez from Orange is The New Black!
Photograph from Live with Kelly and Michael on Facebook

Love the music and the movie  Boo

Love these beautiful animated cards

Just in time for Halloween
I want Candy

Some other treats your lady might like for Halloween

Eisenberg so French line

Cheers to autumn ales
Scream radio

Black is black I want my baby back

Did you know that....
A pumpkin is actually considered a berry, although the pumpkin's hard shell is what makes it different from all the other berries.
The first Jack O'Lanterns were actually made from turnips.
The game "bobbing for apples" is believed to have originated from an ancient pagan Roman harvest festival that took place in late October. The festival honored the Roman goddess of fruit and trees – Pamona.
Choose you costume carefully if you live in Alabama! It is illegal to dress up like a priest on Halloween in Alabama.
Legend has it, if you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved on watching over you.
Halloween tricks can actually trigger a medical condition called Samhainophobia, described in medical terms as an intense and persistent fear of Halloween that can cause people to have panic attacks.
Other Halloween-related phobias include: Wiccaphobia (fear of witches), phasmophobia (fear of ghosts), and coimetrophobia (fear of cemeteries).
46 percent of American adults carve a pumpkin for Halloween
(Sources: Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, Guiness Book of World Records, National Retail)

Witches Brew
Prep:5 min
Inactive Prep:--
YIELD:1 serving


  • 1 1/4 oz. shot Malibu Coconut Rum


Mix juices and 7-Up in a highball glass. Pour shot down the side of the glass right before drinking.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Happy Birthday Brenda

Never Known a Girl Like you Before

♡*`*♡ Good morning gorgeous!♡*`*♡
It's your birthday and let the celebrations begin

Beautiful memories of our summer fun 2014
Some of my flickr favs for you
Today, tomorrow and always I am wishing you a charmed life

Shēngrì kuàilè
Happy Birthday in Chinese as Logan may be speaking Chinese or Mandarin Smiles Wink Wink he keeps us learning new beautiful things
We will dance until our pink boas fall off

Family faces are magic mirrors
Your beautiful new future daughter in law Melissa
what a beautiful lady to welcome into the  family
As I always told you when our sons treats their ladies
like a Princess then surely they were raised by Queens
Wink Wink

We are Queens my darling

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
Be A Queen!
Be a queen. Dare to be different.
Be a pioneer. Be a leader.
Be the kind of woman who in the face of adversity
will continue to embrace life and walk fearlessly
toward the challenge.
Take it on! Be a truth seeker and rule your domain,
whatever it is--your home, your office, your family
with a loving heart.

Be a queen. Be tender.
Continue to give birth to new ideas
and rejoice in your womanhood. . .
My prayer is that we will stop wasting time
being mundane and mediocre. . .
We are daughters of God--here to teach
the world how to love. . .
It doesn't matter what you've been through,
where you come from, who your parents are
--nor your social or economic status.

None of that matters.
What matters is how you choose to love,
how you choose to express that love through your work,
through your family,
through what you have to give to the world. . .

Be a queen. Own your power and your glory!

For the Princess in us all

Bless shoe today tomorrow and always
One shoe can change a life


Row row row your boat gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream♫

Happy Birthday Brenda may Heaven smile and hear your every wish.

Much love and many blessings


A birthday is your own personal New Year


Aunt Mary holding Baby Brenda circa 1959
How blessed we are to be so closely united in hearts of our lovely family
whether near or far in Heaven or here on earth
we treasure and adore them all.

Beautiful Brenda

A precious memory from the past

It's not what we do in life
or where we go it is who we have beside us

Those were the days my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la...

We are stardust we are golden

Fun with PhotoFunia

Lots of fun and giggles whenever we are together

Brenda you always make us laugh and smile and giggle
Let the good times roll

Fabulous memories to last forever

Happy Birthday Glamma

Brenda's fabulous Christmas tree with family pictures
You have so many talents and your sense of humor
always makes us all so happy.
You light up the room when you walk in it with your gorgeous smiles
and funny stories for us all.

Happy Birthday may your year be enriched and enchanted

Celebrate one of your bootiful holidays you love so well

Always celebrating life with her precious Sophia and the family

A song for your birthday Brenda

I love John Legend and I love this song


Flowers in October

Brenda you introduced me to this movie and we both love this song
so much from the movie  enjoy♪

Love you 

boldog születésnapot
"happy birthday" in Hungarian

Here's a holiday I can get behind!
It's National Chocolate Day! 
....and did you know, chocolate helps control appetite? 
It contains fiber, which is a natural appetite suppressant. Plus, the complex blend of antioxidants and fats in chocolate prevent cravings for salty snacks, like chips and pizza. In fact, the weight-control benefits of chocolate are so strong that a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that people who ate chocolate 5 times a week had lower BMIs than people who ate it less frequently. 
Of course, this isn’t a license to dive into a box of Godiva every day. Nutritionist Katharine Tallmadge says you should limit your intake to an ounce at a time……And choose dark chocolate that has a cocoa content of at least 60 to 70%.
For some money talks but for many chocolate sings

“Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.”
― Dave Barry

 Little Brenda with her parents

And let the celebrations begin

Too much of everything is absolutely wonderful

Family faces are magic mirrors

Me with Wendy Grandma and Brenda 
on my wedding day to Robbie August 4, 1973

Your little Princess brings so much joy to everyone

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May your day be full of magic

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Glam Ma

Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul. 
Our precious Grandma always sharing our most treasured memories

Family faces are magic mirrors.

A toast with your Polish Prince as you call him
on your wedding day
I love this photograph

Family faces are magic mirrors

Cherished memories to hold on to forever.

When October goes by Barry Manilow

(¯`✻´¯) Happy Birthday Brenda♥

Growing up in the Fabulous Fifties

Mike's PlaceThe Fifties

Were you a kid in the Fifties or so ?

Everybody makes fun of our childhood!

Comedians joke. Grandkids snicker.

Twenty-something's shudder and say "Eeeew!"

But was our childhood really all that bad?

Judge for yourself:

In 1953 the Canadian population was much less than now.

Yet you knew more people then, and knew them better ...

And that was good.

The average annual salary was under $3,000 .

Yet our parents could put some of it away for a rainy day

and still live a decent life .

And that was good.

A loaf of bread cost about 15 cents ...

But it was safe for a five-year-old to skate

to the store and buy one ...

And that was good.

Prime-Time meant I Love Lucy, Ozzie and Harriet, Gunsmoke and Lassie .

So nobody ever heard of ratings or filters ...

And that was good.

We didn't have air-conditioning ...

So the windows stayed up and half a dozen mothers

ran outside when you fell off your bike.

And that was good.

Your teacher was either Miss Matthews or Mrs. Logan or Mr. Adkins ...

But not Ms Becky or Mr.Dan .

And that was good.

The only hazardous material you knew about .

Was a patch of grassburrs around the light pole at the corner .

And that was good.

You loved to climb into a fresh bed ...

Because sheets were dried on the clothesline ..

And that was good.

People generally lived in the same hometown with their relatives ...

So "child care" meant grandparents or aunts and uncles .

And that was good.

Parents were respected and their rules were law .

Children did not talk back .

and that was good.

TV was in black-and-white ...

But all outdoors was in glorious color ...

And that was certainly good.

Your Dad knew how to adjust everybody's carburetor .

And the Dad next door knew how to adjust all the TV knobs ..

And that was very good.

Your grandma grew snap beans in the back yard .

And chickens behind the garage .

And that was definitely good.

And just when you were about to do something really bad ...

Chances were you'd run into your Dad's high school coach ...

Or the nosy old lady from up the street .

Or your little sister's piano teacher ...

Or somebody from Church .

ALL of whom knew your parents' phone number .

And YOUR first name .

And even THAT was good! ~~~~~


Send this on to someone who can still remember Nancy Drew,

The Hardy Boys, Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, Sky King,

Little Lulu comics, Brenda Starr, Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery,

The Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, Nellie Belle, Roy and Dale,

Trigger and Buttermilk as well as the sound of a reel mower on Saturday morning,

and summers filled with bike rides, playing in cowboy land,

playing hide and seek and kick-the-can and Simon Says,

baseball games, amateur shows at the local theater before the Saturday matinee,

bowling and visits to the pool...

and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar,

and wax lips and bubblegum cigars ..

Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say,

Yeah, I remember that!

And was it really that long ago?
You may like this Brenda
Love you and Happy Birthday

and to honor your Cinderella themed birthday
One shoe can change a life.  Cinderella

My beloved Mom used to wear shoes and jewellery just like this.
Enchanted I am with anything that sparkles glistens and creates so much love in the world
as she always did.  She loved you and everyone in our family as we all love you so very much.
Never forget how special you are to us all.

Blessings my beautiful cousin Brenda.

Brenda I know you love this as I do

I think we should all get our pink boas out and dance dance dance until we cannot not dance any more.

On my babysitting ventures on California avenue remembering all our times shared,   Annies Dairy Bar hamburgs,milkshakes our adventures to the haunted house with the cute boys next door you and Wendy and Memories with your wonderful parents and you put on dance routines for us the minute you walked through the door I knew you were a man of distinction.  How fabulous is every memory

Love love love you and all your family.