Jeanne's Bliss Blog

Monday, November 30, 2009

Merry Christmas Darling Grandmother

Precious Grandmother

Especially at Christmas Grandmother
love surrounds you, enfolds you , embraces you
and your family gives thanks for your most kind and generous spirit
and we honor your legacy of love

From a Hallmark Greeting card I bought for her

My beloved Grandmother will be 95 in January.
Each moment shared with her is very precioius as you can well imagine.

Granmother you are loved♥

A Grandmother is a maker of memories
and a keeper of dreams

The highest form of wisdom is kindness

This is my precious Grandmother

John Cardinal Newman describes a person of gentleness as one who never
knowingly inflicts pain in another person.
He or she is one who avoids the clashing of opinion or suspicion or gloom
or resentment.
He or she is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant,
merciful toward the absurd.
He or she never speaks of himself/herself except when compelled
Has no ears for slander
never insuates evil, and has too much good sense to be afronted by insults.
The best reformers start on themselves.
George Bernard Shaw

This all decribes my precious Grandmother
I was so blessed to be raised by her and my beloved Late Mother♥

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Be A Queen

Image I scanned the Patience Brewster Greeting card
I bought for my Sister for her upcoming birthday in December.

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!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's like Spring out there today

Love is all you need.

Love is all you need

Photograph of our lovely Ahram and a LOVE sign I love so very much.

I watched a Paul McCartney concert on TV this week
from New York City and no matter how many times I hear the song
My Love I melt and cry.

It's a gorgeous spring day out there today temperature wise.
We have had a record November for these gorgeous days.

"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou

Some images were taken at places like Remark Farms and
Vernacular but for the most part images are from our home

Christmas is love and Magic all year long

Friday, November 27, 2009

Cinderella and her shoe

The gold shoe under my tree reminds me of Cinderella
This is for lovely Ahram
You and Justin are the pieces of gold that flashes through my soul.

Only those who truly love and who are truly strong can sustain their lives as a dream. You dwell in your own enchantment, Lifes throws stones at you, but your love and your dream changes those stones into flowers of discovery. Even if you lose, or are defeated by things, your triumph will always be exemplary. And if no-one knows it, then there are places that do. People like you enrich the dreams of the worlds, and it is dreams that create history. People like you are unknowing transformers of things, protected by your own fairy-tale, by love
Ben Okri

One shoe can change a life
Thank you Anna for this quote I read on your blog
once upon a time.

I love this song Playground Love

The birthstones for both Justin (December) and Ahram (February) as seen in an ad.

Everything I look at reminds me of the two of them.

I carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)

i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)

i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)

and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

- e. e. cummings

Thank you Flickr Toys

and wishing everyone a most blessed and peaceful holiday season.
Love is the greatest gift of all and good health and love
ones to share it with.

Are you ready for some holiday cheer?
Let us make the magic last all through the year

Thursday, November 26, 2009



Thanksgiving a day of family, food and festivities and prayers to God
for all the blessings in our lives♥

“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.”
~MFK Fisher

I am defined by my family
Family faces are truly magic mirrors for me..............
I treasure every golden moment I can spend with those I love
With every moment shared an absolute blessing♥


For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy moments, PRAISE GOD.
Difficult moments, SEEK GOD.
Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD.
Painful moments, TRUST GOD.
Every moment, THANK GOD.

~ R. Warren

To all my family and friends who are celebrating Thanksgiving today
I share I care
I love you very much
I thank God for each and every one of you.
Thanks for the joy, the love and the glorious memories we share.

The greatest gift is people loving people and when we love
we are but one step from Heaven.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Christmas One Month from Today

Our beautiful Ahram
Merry Christmas and much love each and every day of the year
Thanks for loving me so well and my son too
We love you ♥

I found my Christmas outfit darlings.

I am drawn to ruby red this Christmas
Ruby Ruby Ruby won't you be mine?
You're so fine.............

Image scanned from a boxed set of Christmas cards I have of the young
boy and girl carrying a Christmas tree.

When we honestly ask which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not-knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness… makes it clear that whatever happens in the external world, being present to each other is what really matters.”
-Henri F.M. Nouwen

I thank each and every one of you who love me so well.
Live life in full bloom

I wish each and every one of you
Smiles when sadness intrudes
Comfort on difficult days
Rainbows to follow the clouds
Laughter to kiss your lips
Sunsets to warm your heart
Hugs when spirits sag
Friendships to brighten your being
Beauty for your eyes to see
Faith so that you can believe
Confidence for when you are in doubt
Patience to accept the truth
Love to complete your life
~Author unknown to me

For Ahram with much love Christmas and Always

this ones for you

Because in everything I do
You always have a part,
Because a loving thought of you
Is always in my heart,
Because each little wish of mine
You've tried to make come true --
At Christmas time, I want to say
How dearly I love you.

Author of this verse unknown to me.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy 11th Birthday Lily

I love these Bella Pilar cards........

Our first born Grandchild Lily arrived on this day 11 years ago.
I always wished for her a life of health joy peace and happiness.

I pray my wishes for her always come true.

WE love you♥

For Girls
If you can trust yourself though others doubt you
And conquer fears that limit what you dare
So you can freely give to those about you
The skills and talents that rare yours to share;

If you can live, not for your pleasure only,
But gladly lend your gentleness and grace
To warm the hearts of those whose lives are lonely
And help to make their world a better place;

If you can balance dreams with practicality
And deal in facts, but never lose ideals,
If you can face the harshness of reality
And find the truths that prejudice conceals;

If you can be courageous when defeated
And humble in the face of victory,
Or give your best until a task's completed,
However difficult that task may be;

If you can temper facts with understanding
And seek to gently guide, not to control,
And neither be too lax nor too demanding,
But keep in mind the worth of every soul...

If you can strive, not caring who gets credit,
And work at building bridges, and not walls,
Or hearing idle slander, just forget it
And never fail to help someone who falls;

If you can give your help without begrudging
The patience, time and effort you impart,
Or look at others' weakness without judging
And see, not with your eyes, but with your heart;

If you can take resources that surround you
And use them in the way you feel you should,
You'll be a woman...and all those around you
Will be the richer for your womanhood!

Stop living life for what’s around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street.

~ Grant L. Miller

We thank you God for all of our blessings♥

My beloved Mother always made sure my Sisters and I were dressed exquisitely
as was she
This store reminds me of the type of clothing we had

Slipping through my fingers from Mama Mia

I love this song

Slipping Through My Fingers
Schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile
I watch her go with a surge of that well-known sadness
And i have to sit down for a while
The feeling that i'm losing her forever
And without really entering her world
I'm glad whenever i can share her laughter
That funny little girl

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do i really see what's in her mind
Each time i think i'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sleep in our eyes, her and me at the breakfast table
Barely awake, i let precious time go by
Then when she's gone there's that odd melancholy feeling
And a sense of guilt i can't deny
[ Abba Lyrics are found on ]
What happened to the wonderful adventures
The places i had planned for us to go
(slipping through my fingers all the time)
Well, some of that we did but most we didn't
And why i just don't know

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do i really see what's in her mind
Each time i think i'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sometimes i wish that i could freeze the picture
And save it from the funny tricks of time
Slipping through my fingers...

Slipping through my fingers all the time

Schoolbag in hand she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile...

Thanks Sande for the link

Monday, November 23, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

We celebrated at the Rainforest Cafe for our Grand Angels 11th birthdy and
yesterday we put our tree up.
I always put it up for her birthday (November 24th) and don't take it down
until after my precious Grandmother's birthday and my cousin Wendy's birthday.

Have a fabulous Monday.
2009 has zipped on by like a dream.
Life is but a dream shaboom shaboom

A Story To Live By

by Ann Wells, Los Angeles Times

My brother-in-law opened the bottom drawer of my sister's bureau and
lifted out a tissue-wrapped package. "This," he said, "is not a slip.
This is lingerie." He discarded the tissue and handed me the slip. It
was exquisite; silk, handmade and trimmed with a cobweb of lace. The
price tag with an astronomical figure on it was still attached. "Jan
bought this the first time we went to New York, at least 8 or 9 years
ago. She never wore it. She was saving it for a special occasion. Well,
I guess this is the occasion." He took the slip from me and put it on
the bed with the other clothes we were taking to the mortician. His
hands lingered on the soft material for a moment, then he slammed the
drawer shut and turned to me. "Don't ever save anything for a special
occasion. Every day you're alive is a special occasion."

I remembered those words through the funeral and the days that
followed when I helped him and my niece attend to all the sad chores
that follow an unexpected death. I thought about them on the plane
returning to California from the Midwestern town where my sister's
family lives. I thought about all the things that she hadn't seen or
heard or done. I thought about the things that she had done without
realizing that they were special. I'm still thinking about his words,
and they've changed my life.

I'm reading more and dusting less. I'm sitting on the deck and admiring
the view without fussing about the weeds in the garden.

I'm spending more time with my family and friends and less time in
committee meetings. Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of
experience to savor, not endure. I'm trying to recognize these moments
now and cherish them.

I'm not "saving" anything; we use our good china and crystal for every
special event-such as losing a pound, getting the sink unstopped, the
first camellia blossom.

I wear my good blazer to the market if I feel like it. My theory is if
I look prosperous, I can shell out $28.49 for one small bag of
groceries without wincing.

I'm not saving my good perfume for special parties; clerks in hardware
stores and tellers in banks have noses that function as well as my
party-going friends'.

"Someday" and "one of these days" are losing their grip on my
vocabulary. If it's worth seeing or hearing or doing, I want to see and
hear and do it now. I'm not sure what my sister would have done had
she known that she wouldn't be here for the tomorrow we all take for

It's those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew
that my hours were limited. Angry because I put off seeing good friends
whom I was going to get in touch with-someday. Angry because I hadn't
written certain letters that I intended to write-one of these days.
Angry and sorry that I didn't tell my husband and daughter often enough
how much I truly love them.

I'm trying very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that
would add laughter and luster to our lives. And every morning when I
open my eyes, I tell myself that it is special. Every day, every
minute, every breath truly is...a gift from God.

by Ann Wells in the Los Angeles Times

We need a little Christmas right this very minute.

Sunday, November 22, 2009



I love Kate Hudson in Nine
Fabulous just like her goreous Mother

Bronze Goddess (drink)
Cheers Darlings

1 1/2 oz Gibson's Finest Sterling Canadian Whisky
4 oz. pomegranate juice

Add all ingredients to a rocks glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a lime wheel and fresh or frozen pomegranate seeds.

Drink responsibly during each day and night of your life.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Penguins for Ahram

Our newest cocktail napkins
Penguins for Ahram

with this drink
P.S. I love you

1 oz bacardi black rum
1/2 oz. Disaronno Amaretto
2 oz cream

Add Bacardi Black Run, Disaronno Amaretto and cream to a cocktail shaker
and shake with ice. Strain into a martini glass and add a pinch of ground cinnamon
and a candy cane for garnish.

I loved the movie The Blind Side

Friday, November 20, 2009

Shanghai Girls

Our beautiful Ahram
She loves everything with Penguins this year my Christmas card theme was mostly penguins and I am buying everything with Penguins I see.
I love you Ahram.
WE are truly blessed♥

I am enjoying the book Shanghai Girls so very much by Lisa See.

I had my H1N1 shot yesterday. Arm is a little tender but no side affects thank God.

Regular flu shot in 2 weeks.
So many were sick yesterday going to the doctors......especially young children.

My son is away for another week travelling and I wish him safety and fun times.........

Soon his lovely bride to be will be going to visit him again in New Zealand for Christmas. They can both hardly wait.
I cannot believe I will see my son turn 31 this December. Where does the time go to.
Dropped off more Christmas gifts today and spent the morning at the beautiful Vernacular flowers. They did all the flowers for my wedding.
I feel as if I am in a fairy wonderland there.

Buying gifts for the little girl we sponsored through our church.
We do this every year and love to do this.

My dear friend Maggie has her blog up again and I am so thankful.
I missed her postings so much.

If you get a chance please visit.
Beautiful photographs and words and a most precious friend.

Have a great weekend.
Off to see Blind Side tonight and celebrate our grand angels 11th birthday
with her this weekend in the US.
She has a few surprises coming.

Our Grand Angels with their Dad.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

All we are saying is give Peace a Chance

Gap ad scanned from a magazine

The present you can give
Just for free.
The Gift that
Keeps on Giving More

Gap I love your ads and Christmas messages.

All we are saying is give peace a chance♥

Remember we don't need gifts in our hand we need to
keep the Magic of Christmas in our hearts.
That message is love and peace.

My dear friend Elaine and her husband Gary are now once again
Grandparents this time to triplets.
Born in Tennessee this morning to Gary's son Jay and his wife
2 girls and a boy
Congratulations to everyone and love and prayers for the babies.

More of my Son's photographs of New Zealand

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The blessing of each day♥

Love my blossoming teas.
Love all of you♥

Treasure the blessing of each day it is a gift.

Just read the book Still Alice very good indeed.
Just picked up Shanghai Girls and am told that too is very good.

Making good progress with my Christmas cards...........
My husband will bring our tree up today and I'll decorate it slowly.
Everyone around us has their trees up and lights galore outside.
My walks are like a fairy wonderland of magic.

Our daughter Kim phoned us last night and they too have their tree up.
Perhaps we all need a little Christmas right this very minute.

"To feel the love of people whom we love is fire that feeds our life.
But to feel affection that comes from those whom we do not know, from those
unknown to us, who are watching over our sleep, and solitude, over our dangers and our weaknesses~that is something still greater and more beautiful because it widens
our boundaries of our being, and unites all living things.
~Paoblo Deruda, from the Childhood of Poetry"

As read in this months O magazine.

Time Passes.....

Life happens.....

Distance separates.....

Children grow up.....

Jobs come and go. Love waxes and wanes. Men don't do what they're supposed to do......

Hearts break. Parents die. Colleagues forget favors. Careers end.....

BUT.....Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach.....

When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end.....

Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you....or come in and carry you out. Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters.....

Daughter-in-laws, sisters, sister-in-laws, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life!

The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other.. Every day, we need each other still.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Holiday Cheer Ready for It?

Gap Ads I scanned from Magazines

Today is my dear friend Elaine's birthday
as well as our dear Uncle Murray on my husband's side of the family.
May Heaven smile and hear your every wish.

I love this song by Little Dragon

"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store."
Maybe Christmas means a whole lot more.
[After the Grinch stole all the Who's Christmas presents...]
last pages of How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess

Good recipes

Various photographs taken by me this November 2009
and some of my son and Ahram taken by them.
Some items viewed are photographs I took
in Vernacular Flowers a place I adore......
They have the most beautiful things including the Christmas boots.

It is my wedding invitation you see and my wedding shoes and purse
I will pass my wedding purse along to our darling Ahram to use it if she chooses.

2010 will be a most magical year.

Love is all you need♥

Monday, November 16, 2009

I love GAP ads and Telus commercials

This holiday season
Let's relax a little more

Remember we don't need Christmas in our hands
We need it in our hearts

To see how someone talks to a child tells you a lot about their heart.

The Pig of Happiness

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas Memories

I love these Bella Pilar cards...............

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.

As I put a Christmas Wreath on my beloved Mothers Grave on Friday as well as my late beloved Sister Sharon a thousand memories of Christmas days of past came flooding back.

Once we know longer believed in Santa (but I still do and his magic)
My Mom was so excited for Christmas she would give us little sneak previews of gifts and we were using our sparkle paints and other gifts well before Christmas..........
She worked very hard for us and always made each day special.

I always sing that song Dido to her Thank you
She made every day the best day of my life................
A fabulous Mother and person

loved by all

Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.

-- W.S. Merwin

Treasured and adored in Heaven as you were on Earth♥

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I love Winnie the Pooh

I love Winnie the Pooh cards and quotes.

What are some of your favorite quotes by Winnie the Pooh?

The how of Pooh? The Tao of who? The Tao of Pooh!
in which it is revealed that one of the world's great Taoist masters is not Chinese
or a venerable phiilospher but is in fact none other than the effortlessly cal,
still reflective bear.
A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh!
From the back cover of the book
The Tao of Pooh by Benmamin Hoff

"Sometimes people care too much...I believe it is called Love."
~Winnie the Pooh

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I'll never have to live without you."
~Winnie the Pooh

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.”

~Winnie the Pooh

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas Pajamas

Thank you my darling friend for this award

I pass this along to everyone in my sidebar.
Kindness is the special art of living with a loving heart♥

My Christmas Pajamas from 2007

My little baby Sister Sharon(now in Heaven)
On Santa's knee as a very young child

Photo above from a Google Search

Every year Mom would buy me and my Sisters a new pair of Christmas pajamas.
I still hold true to that tradition.
I am still looking for some this year.

I made myself a snowball
As perfect as can be
I thought I'd keep it as a pet
And let it sleep with me
I made it some pajamas
And a pillow for its head
Then last night it ran away
but first it wet the bed.

Be careful darlings it is Friday the 13th
I love you ♥

Christmas Day by Dido

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The 12th.........we always celebrate our love

With this ring..............

With this ring

Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in the time to come.
She opens her mouth with
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
She watches over the
ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her
Her husband also, and he praises her:

Proverbs 25-28 (NKJV)

My husband and I married on the 12th of February in 1994
Every month on the 12th we exchange cards and everyday
say to each other how blessed we are to be loved so well.

Until the 12th of never I'll still be loving you.

I want to watch this DVD

The Antartica Challenge...............

In the midst of our ordinary lives we must find all the things that make our souls sparkle and help the world remain healthy and strong.............

Look for something find something else, and realize
tht what you've found is more suited to your needs that what you
thought you were looking for.

~Lawarence Block

Here in Canada
Write a letter to Santa
put your addy on the envelope
mail it to
Santa Claus
North Pole
and your child (or who you wrote the letter for)
will receive a letter from Santa.
No postage required as long as it a regular sized envelope
Put it in a Canada Post Mail box soon.

I love the song Always and Forever

and My love by Paul McCartney
and Loves Divine by Seal
and Love by John Lennon

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lest We Forget

Taken this morning with the fabulous students from L'Essor High School
who give thanks and honor our Veterans.
Thank you

(the rest of the photographs can be seen on Facebook)

Photograph taken by me.
Poppies taken this past spring in our neighbors yard
Remembering the poem in Flanders Fields I always think of Poppies
Here is Canada everyone adorns a red poppy on their coats
(Pictured below)

Photograph taken by me..........

Remembrance Day

Remembering today and always those that have fought for our freedoms
and still continue to do so today.

Thank you♥

Remembrance Day

"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone … and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something." ~ Sandra Day O'Connor

soldiers - war - freedom - death
"What is lovely never dies,
But...passes into other loveliness."
This last quote sent to me by my dear friend Cathy♥

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Penguins for Ahram

Hungarian Szeretlek te'ged

Korean Tangsinul sarang ha yo

Our lovely Ahram loves Penguins

We love you Ahram
Always thinking of you with so much love♥

Sometimes people care so very much
It is called Love
~Winnie the Pooh♥

Love is patient, love is kind
and envies no one.
Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude;
Never selfish, not quick to take offense.

Love keeps no score of wrongs;
Does not gloat over another's sins
but delights in the truth.
There is nothing love cannot face;
There is no limit to its faith,
its hope, and its endurance.

In a word, there are three things
that last forever:
But the greatest of them all is LOVE
1 Corinthians 13

Monday, November 09, 2009

Love and hugs

Many of our neighbors have their Christmas trees up and our neighbors at the corner
their entire front yard is a festive Christmas displays that lights up for miles with all the lights

We need a little Christmas right this very minute

Mistletoe Kiss Martini For Justin and Ahram

1 1/2 oz cranberry flavored vodka
1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
1 oz coconut cream
Maraschino cherries for garnish

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with maraschino cherries.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

What a Wonderful World

My Dear friend Nooshin in Australia sent me this photograph.
How beautiful is our world and all the bounties God sends to us
and the fabulous people we love who bring us so much joy.

What a Wonderful World
I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

Thanks Relyn for always reminding me what a wonderful world this is
by the song playing on your blog and for all you share with us
who are lucky enough to be your friend.
Please visit her blog
Come Sit by my Fire (sidebar link)

I love you
Love Jeanne

It is a spring like weekend here.
For the first time since my beloved Mother died in 2006
I am excited about Christmas
Can you tell?
Smile my Sugar Plums♥

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Tree of Life written by my dear friend Carole Whynott

Photograph taken by my son in New Zealand

My Dear friend Carole just sent me this cook book and I am so anxious to try the fabulous recipes and was proud when she asked me to submit recipes to the cook book she was working on with many for the White Rock Hospice Society in British Columbia Canada.

The recipe book is fabulous and thanks dear Carole and friends for including the ones I submitted into the book.
I shall treasure this cook book always.
Your lovely word all throughout the book are an inspiration to me as always.

My dear friend Carole has written this lovely piece in the front of the cookbook
called "Tree of Life"

I am the ancient tribal fire where our ancestors met
and home of the winged and animals that live withinme.
I am tall and lush and provide your many needs.
I am one of the oldest forms of life on Mother Earth
and have within my plants that bring healing
I am the heart of yor heart on cold winter nights
and your friendsly shade
screening you from summer's hot sun.

I am the log granting you safe housing
and the bedon which you lie
I am the timber of the boart carrying you off to far off places
and the wood that cradles your child each night.

I am the talking stick, and prayer stick,
empowering the one who holds me
while teaching others silence.
The sky is my father and earth my mother
and all things my companion.

I am the paper in this book and
in all the books you read and cherish
I am the "Tree of Life."
Written by my dear dear friend
Carole Whynott
I love you
Thank you for your golden gift of friendship
all through the years.

I love the sound of this Indian Bamboo Flute

Friday, November 06, 2009

When Your Heart Speaks Take Good Notes

Remember darlings all that glitters is not gold.

When your heart speaks take good notes♥

"No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

When your heart speaks take good notes♥

Heart is your Love,
Your love is
your Family ,
Your family is your Future,
Your future is your Destiny,

Your destiny is your Ambition,

Your ambition is your
Aspiration ,
Your aspiration is your
Your motivation is your Belief,

Your belief is your Peace,

Your peace is your Target,

Your target is your Friends,
Life is no fun without

Thursday, November 05, 2009

We are shaped by our thoughts

I love those Bella Pilar Cards and accessories♥

We are shaped by our thoughts
we become what we think
When the mind is pure
joy follows like a shadow that never fades.

Stella McCartney and Gap

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

In the midst of our lives

Not sure of the source of this graphic above.

In the midst of our lives we must find the magic that makes our souls soar.

For the healthiest food eat close to the source.
Stay tuned in to emotions. They connect you to the moment.
When you feel at ease with yourself you become totally free.
Stop talking yourself out of what you want most in life.
Style has less to do with what you wear and more to do with who you are.
Experience the power of true silence.
Every moment of silence bring an opportunity to build resilence.
Don't let fear of the unknown hold you back from making a change.
Fall represents a time to return to our roots.
Let yourself rest and replenish.
Happiness doesn't just happen it emerges.

Body and Soul Magazine
October 2009

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Love is all you need

Starbucks is making spirits bright
Christmas theme looks so pretty♥
This photograph taken by me this morning♥

All Photographs courtesy of Ahram
Thank you
and most of all for YOU and our love and all the joy
you bring into our lives♥

The greatest thing you will ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.

Some people move our souls to dance
and they awaken in us an understanding
with the passing whisper of their wisdom.

Some people make the sky
more beautiful to gaze upon
they stay in our lives for awhile
leave footprints on our hearts
and we are never ever the same.
I believe this was from a Flavia card.

I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.” ~ Shel Silverstein
Thanks Lance for posting this.
I love this♥