Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My Beautiful Woman: ความลับของเจน 3/3

I love the things you can find on YouTube
This one is simply stunning in its message
get a hankie ready......good stuff coming

Saturday, February 8, 2014

relief from winter

It's only flurries
but really
and to top things off, I'm not feeling well today
too much popcorn at the movie theater yesterday
the movie was excellent
Labor Day
based on the book by Joyce Maynard
which I have ordered
...something to look forward to
I want to see if the director's vision
matched the author's
For a few hours I was transported to New Hampshire
a sweltering weekend in 1987
ahhh...the power of a good story
and a wonderful filmmaker
let it snow

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Intervention please,somebody

There is cold and snow outside
There is stew in the oven
I just finished a brainless beach read
and the Godiva chocolates...
are calling my name
If this winter doesn't end soon
I may have to sign up for the Biggest Loser TV show
and my husband too
Did I mention so far this past week
I have baked cookies and made a cake
It's serious folks

Monday, February 3, 2014


Little Tuula
was a light bringer
lighting her mama's life with overwhelming joy

and Finn's

Yesterday was not only Superbowl Sunday
but Candlemas
A celebration of light
40 days after the birth of the Christ child
his mother went to the Temple
with her son
She went to the temple to offer a sacrifice
as required by mosaic law for her purification
while her son was seen by Simeon
who was told by the Holy Spirit that he would not die
until he had seen
 the Light of the world
Yesterday a day to honor the Lord as the Light of the world

Candlemas is also halfway between Winter solstice and Spring Equinox
ancients celebrated the lengthening days
commemorating the annual beginning of the agricultural year
delivering them from darkness
Some people celebrate this day without electricity
...try that on Super bowl Sunday
But I did light candles
and thought about the light the Christ has brought into my life
the light that never extinguishes in matter what
it is warm and comforting
a constant....for me....a light within
Not that darkness never tries to overwhelm me
but I fear it not for I have hope and light
I'm not certain about this winter...will it ever be over
today it is to drop to 8 below and tomorrow more snow
light a candle I say to myself
and gaze upon it and know
the season will change in due time
I have heard that one ethnic group
celebrates Jan 6th (Epiphany) with a circle cake
with wisemen figurines in the center
and inside the cake is buried a little Christ child figure
the one who gets the baby has to throw a party
on Candlemas day.....with tamales
Sounds like fun 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

They always find my house

I have seen this scraggly, dirty old cat a few times
...but not during this artic weather we've been going through
I did spot some cat footprints near our garbage can
and this morning I looked out and saw him
hiding under the mugo

He came onto the deck
but all there was was birdseed

He ran when he saw me
ran under the deck
So I went outside and dropped some dry food
by the opening going under the deck
He came out when I went inside
and ate

Who could resist that face
not me
ps. I meant to post this on my garden blog, but oh well
I guess I was meant to share this with you
We are expecting another blast of snow and cold
good grief this is the longest winter
I can hardly keep up with the bird seed
But I give thanks that I can help any of them
...the least of these

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