Jeanne's Bliss Blog

Sunday, January 31, 2010

What is ReaL?

Waiting for Spring♥

~ By Margery Williams ~

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but Really loves you, then you become Real."

"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.

"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."

"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get all loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

Saturday, January 30, 2010


A lavender rose
to accent the thougts of the ones coming into our garden this summer
And Ahram's birthday coming up February 12th and our wedding anniversary
February 12th as well.♥

A Photograph I took at a chocolate shop in British Columbia

Photograph from a google search

Save the planet it is the only one with chocolate

Friday, January 29, 2010

Happy Friday

My late beloved Mother and my precious Grandmother

Weekend Weekend Cha Cha Cha

What Life is All About

Life isn't about keeping score.
It's not about how many friends you have.
Or how accepted you are.

Not about if you have plans this weekend or if you are alone.
It isn't about who you're dating, who you used to date,
or how many people you've dated, or if you haven't been with anyone at all.
It isn't about who you have kissed. It's not about sex.

It isn't about who your family is or how much money they have,
or what kind of car you drive, or where you are sent to school.
It's not about how beautiful or ugly you are, or what clothes you wear,
what shoes you have on, or what kind of music you listen to.
It's not about if your hair is blonde, red, black, or brown.
Or if your skin is too light or too dark.

Not about what grades you get, how smart you are,
how smart everybody else thinks you are,
or how smart standardized tests say you are.
It's not about what clubs you're in or how good you are at "your" sport.

It's not about representing your whole being on a piece of paper
and seeing you will "accept the written you."

But, life is about who you love and who you hurt.
It's about who you make happy or unhappy purposefully.
It's about keeping or betraying trust.
It's about friendship, used as a sanctity or a weapon.
It's about what you say and mean, maybe hurtful, maybe heartening.

About starting rumors and contributing to petty gossip.
It's about what judgments you pass and why.
And who your judgments are spread to.
It's about who you've ignored with full control and intention.
It's about jealousy, fear, ignorance, and revenge.
It's about carrying inner hate and love, letting it grow, and spreading it.

But most of all, it's about using your life to touch or poison other people's hearts
in such a way that could have never occurred alone.

Only you choose the way those hearts are affected,
and those choices are what life's all about.

Author Unknown

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bless Shoe

Chocolate Shoes

Image from a Google Search

Save the planet it is the only one with CHOCOLATE♥

Ahram and Justin always stepping towards bright beautiful tomorrows.

There are approximately 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet,
and they excrete as much as half a pint of moisture each day

Your feet are made up of 1/4 of all the bones in your body
52 bones

Women have about 4 times as many foot problems as men
lifelong patterns of wearing high heels often are the cause

Seventy five percent of Americans will experience
foot health problems of varying degrees of severity
at one time in their lives or another.

Illinois Podiatric Medical Association
Fun Foot Facts

One Shoe can change a life

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Give all to Love♥

Beautiful image created by my dear friend Dani.
Thank you Dani for your friendship and all the joy you bring to my heart♥

Love is the strongest force in the Universe♥

Listening to my Seal CD in the car as I drive
and one of my favorties songs
Love's Divine♥

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Winter a lingerging season

The Above image was sent to me by my dear friend Shelley.

Thanks Shelley
Love you

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right.
Forget about the ones who don't.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy,
they just promised it would be worth it.

Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour." - John Boswell

Monday, January 25, 2010


Photograph from a google search

February 12, 2010 the commencement of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver

British Columbia Canada

5, 500 Olympic Athletes and officials
80 plus Countries participating
1.6 Million winter games events tickets
2.3 million people expected to attend
10,000 estimated number of media representatives
25, 000 Estimated number of Games volunteers.
Olympic Winter Games run February 12, 2010-28th Paralympic
Games follow March 12-21
Tourism Vancouver
City of Vancouver

Source Windsor Star
January 20, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Babeeeee's you ARE a STAR(S)

My son and Ahram in New Zealand
Christmas 2009 January 2010

Two Hearts

Two hands to hold onto forever,
Two arms to be embraced by eternally,
Two eyes to gaze into for always.

Two souls fused by commitment,
Two names written in the stars above,
Two lives intertwined by God,
Two hearts joined by
the purest of love.

Author Unknown

Corey's been shopping for dinner in Paris

Love to you all
Weekend Weekend
Cha Cha Cha♥

Friday, January 22, 2010


This was all sent to me by my dear friend Judy
I love you Judy
God bless you and your family real good today and always
Love Jeanne♥


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them.'

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.'

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5.. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help NOW.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.


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

We all need to live life to its fullest each day!! Worry about nothing. Pray about everything!

Our niece is going to Hong Kong soon
I directed her here

Thank you my lovely friend for your links

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Dear Aunt Ruth's Surgery went very well today

My Son with my Aunt Ruth and Uncle Steve on his last visit home♥

Our dear Aunt Ruth
Always smiling and happy and a joy to us all.

My dear Aunt Ruth's surgery went very well today.
She hopes to sleep well tonight and go home tomorrow.

Wishing everyone great health this year and much happiness.
Surgery and hospitals are never a favorite to anyone.
Treasure your good health.

Thanks everyone for your good thoughts and good wishes
and hugs and hopes and prayers.

No one likes hospitals especially those that are in one.

Love to you all♥

Keep Calm and have a cupcake

Thank you Deb for this award.

Please visit Deb's gorgeous blog
Posted from Home

Photographs of cupcakes made by

3 Girls and a Cupcake
Here in Windsor Ontario

Keep calm and have a cupcake.............

Starbucks also sells cupcakes now.............

"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature~ trees, flowers, grass~ grow in silence, see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...we need silence to be able to touch souls." Mother Teresa

All photographs courtesy of our lovely Ahram and my fabulous son Justin
of their adventures in New Zealand 2009/2010

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose." The Wonder Years

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Whales and Mermaids

Whales and Mermaids

Recently, in a large city in Australia ,
a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym.
It said, "This summer,
do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"
A middle-aged woman,
whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster,
responded publicly to the question
posed by the gym.
To Whom It May Concern,
Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans.)
They have an active sex life,
get pregnant and have adorable baby whales.
They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp.
They play and swim in the seas,
seeing wonderful places like Patagonia ,
the Bering Sea
and the coral reefs of Polynesia .
Whales are wonderful singers
and have even recorded CDs.
They are incredible creatures
and virtually have no predators
other than humans.
They are loved, protected and admired
by almost everyone in the world.
Mermaids don't exist.
If they did exist,
they would be lining up outside the offices
of Argentinean psychoanalysts
due to identity crisis. Fish or human?
They don't have a sex life
because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex?
Just look at them ... where is IT?
Therefore, they don't have kids either.
Not to mention,
who wants to get close to a girl who smells
like a fish store?
The choice is perfectly clear to me:
I want to be a whale.
P..S. We are in an age
when media puts into our heads
the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a
good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a piece of chocolate with my friends.
With time, we gain weight
because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads
that when there is no more room,
it distributes out to the rest of our bodies..
So we aren't heavy,
we are enormously cultured,
educated and happy.
Beginning today,
when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think,
¨Good grief, look how smart I am!¨

Monday, January 18, 2010

Valentine's Day Forever in My Heart

Image scanned from a Valentine's Card sent to me...............

I love love love love Valentine's Day♥

Lessons Of Love

A ninety-one year old woman died
after living a long dignified life.
When she met God, she asked him something
that had long bothered her.
If Man was created in God's image,
and if all men are created equal,
why do people treat each other so badly?
God replied that each person who
enters our life has a unique
lesson to teach us.
And it is only through these
lessons that we learn about life,
people, relationships and God.
This confused the woman, so God began to explain.
When someone lies to you, it
teaches you that things are not
always as they seem. The truth is often far
beneath the surface. Look beyond the masks
people wear if you want to know their heart.
And remove your own masks to let people know yours.
When someone steals from you,
it teaches you that nothing is forever.
Always appreciate what you have,
for you never know when you might lose it.
And never, ever take your friends
and family for granted because today
is the only guarantee you have.
When someone inflicts an injury upon you,
it teaches you that the human state is a fragile one.
Protect and take care of your body
as best you can, it's the only thing
you are sure to have forever.
When someone mocks you,
it teaches you that no two people are alike.
When you encounter people who are
different from you, don't judge
them by how they look or act;
instead base your opinion on the contents of their heart.
When someone breaks your heart,
it teaches you that loving someone
does not always mean that person
will love you back. But don't turn your back
on love because when you find the right person,
the joy that one person brings will
make up for all the past hurts put together.
Times ten. When someone holds a grudge against you,
it teaches you that everyone makes mistakes.
When you are wronged, the most virtuous
thing you can do is forgive the offender without pretense.
Forgiving those who have hurt us is the most difficult,
the most courageous and the noblest thing man can do.
When a loved one is unfaithful to you,
it teaches you that resisting temptation
is man's greatest challenge.
Be vigilant in your resistance against
all temptation. By doing so you will be
rewarded with an enduring sense
of satisfaction far greater
than the temporary pleasure by which you were tempted.
When someone cheats you,
it teaches you that greed is the root of all evil.
Aspire to make your dreams come true,
no matter how lofty they may be.
Do not feel guilty about your success,
but never let an obsession with achieving
your goals lead you to engage in malevolent activities.
When someone ridicules you,
it teaches you that nobody is perfect.
Accept people for their merits and be
tolerant of their flaws.
Do not ever reject someone for
imperfections over which they have no control.
Upon hearing the Lord's wisdom,
the old woman became concerned
that there were no lessons to be learned
from man's good deeds.
God replied that man's capacity to love
is the greatest gift he has.
At the root of all kindness is love,
and each act of love also teaches us a lesson.
The woman's curiosity deepening,
God once again began to explain.
When someone loves us it teaches us that love,
kindness, charity, honesty,
humility, forgiveness and
acceptance can counteract all the evil in the world.
For every good deed, there is one less evil deed.
Man alone has the power to control
the balance between good and evil,
but because the lessons of love
are not taught often enough,
the power is too often abused.
When you enter someone's life,
whether by plan, chance or coincidence,
consider what your lesson will be.
Will you teach love or a harsh lesson of reality?
When you die, will your life
have resulted in more loving or hurting?
More comfort or pain?
More joy or sadness? Each one of
us has power over the balance
of love in the world. Use it wisely.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Dreaming of Spring

Justin and Ahram on the beach in New Zealand during her most recent trip there.
She is back in Seoul now.........
Thanks for sharing all of your lovely photographs with me.
I love you both so much♥
Everyday is Spring with you two in my life♥

Justin and Ahram enjoying the summer days of New Zealand.......
They always put their best feet forward and are marvelous.
I love you both so very much♥

Dreaming of long leisurely car rides with spring clothes and
hair blowing in the breeze...............

Ah a faint hint of spring is in the air today♥
Loving it.

Can hardly wait until spring and to put panies and fresh flowers on the porch.
Winter Schminter

A passion flower from our garden last summer

Counting the days until fresh flowers are everywhere............
I love Spring
Pansies always remind me of my dear Uncle Ed in Heaven
He loved pansies and I do too and so does Wendy

I send thee pansies while the year is young,
Yellow as sunshine, purple as the night;

Flowers of remembrance, ever fondly sung

By all the chiefest of the Sons of Light;

And if in recollection lives regret

For wasted days and dreams that were not true,

I tell thee that the "pansy freak'd with jet"

Is still the heart's ease that the poets knew

Take all the sweetness of a gift unsought,

And for the pansies send me back a thought.

~Sarah Doudney

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week”

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Photographs of Australia courtesy of my dear friend Nooshin who lives in Australia.
Thank you for sharing your photographs and your friendship and your love.
Blessings my beautiful friend♥

If you have not seen Avatar as yet please do.........
It was amazing.............
I loved the Tree of Souls
and the visual affects captivating to say the least
all in 3D

Each of our lives is like a painting and we are the master. Each day and each act can be another stroke on the canvas. If our hearts are in the right place, we will create something of beauty that will touch people's lives and be remembered.
~Robert Duncan

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. "Agree to disagree".
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a "secret", you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16 Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take "no" for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over-prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ''In five years, will this matter?"
26. Always choose life.
27. Forgive everyone everything.
28. What other people think of you is none of your business.
29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
31. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
32. Believe in miracles.
33. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
34 Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
35. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
36. Your children get only one childhood.
37. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
38. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
39. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
40. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
41. The best is yet to come.
42. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
43. Yield.
44. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

{Unknown author}


Friday, January 15, 2010

Weekend Weekend Cha Cha Cha

Source of this photograph unknown to me♥

Jumping for Joy that it is Friday and the weekend is here............

Scatter Love
Spread Joy♥

"All women are princesses, it is our right." ~Maya, A Little Princess

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Is it Spring Yet?

A photograph taken by me last year.
I love this beautiful Angel on this door.

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars
Og Mandino

Waiting for Spring................

If a man speaks or acts wtih a pure thought, happiness follows him,
a shadow that never leaves him.

One month today is Valentine's Day

"How do you spell "LOVE?"
Piglet asked Pooh.

"I don't have to spell it,"
said Pool.
"I just feel it."

True love stories never have endings.
~Richard Bach

The sun is sparkling and I feel warmth
I am more than ready for Spring
but first my favorite non religious holiday
Valentine's Day♥

What the world needs now is love sweet love♥

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sherry Baby

Jersey Boys tonight

My late beloved Mom always loved the Song Sherry Baby by the Four Seasons
We sang it to my late sweet Sister Sharon always.

Memories are a wonderful thing.

Me and my two Sisters when you
Sweet Sharon on the Right
Me on the left and our baby Sister in the middle.

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

~ R. Warren

Monday, January 11, 2010

2010 and they all lived happily ever after

I love you Ahram and Justin
This is your very special year............
Blessings my fabulous loved ones♥

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams"

Dr. Seuss♥

When we are born, the soul we are given
Splits apart and half of it is given to someone else
So all of our lives we are looking
for the other half of our soul
And if we are lucky enough to ever find that person
Our soul says, "At last, I can rest.
I have found my missing half."
Then, it is said, we have found our soul mate
and we are happy and at peace
When I saw you, when we first met
You were familiar, you were known
When I saw you, when we first met
My heart recognized you as part of its own!

Oh, the comfort,
the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person,

having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together,
certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping,
and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.

George Elliot

Each of our lives is like a painting and we are the master.
Each day and each act can be another stroke on the canvas.
If our hearts are in the right place, we will create something of beauty
that will touch people's lives and be remembered.
-Robert Duncan

Love this

Saturday, January 09, 2010

My Precious Grandmothers 95th Birthday

It is my Precious Grandmother's 95h birthday today.
How wonderful and marvelous she is...........
We all love you so very much Grandma
May Heaven hear your every wish.

This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes
and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Grandmother is a maker of memories
A keeper of dreams
Love Surrounds you
enfolds you, embraces you.
Your family gives thanks for your kind and generous spirit
and we honor your legacy of love♥

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)

A good woman is proud. She respects herself and others. She is aware of who she is. She neither seeks definition from the person she is with, nor does she expect them to read her mind. She is quite capable of articulating her needs.
A good woman is hopeful. She is strong enough to make all her dreams come true. She knows love, therefore she gives love. She recognizes that her love has great value and must be reciprocated. If her love is taken for granted, it soon disappears.
A good woman has a dash of inspiration and a dabble of endurance. She knows that she will at times have to inspire others to reach the potential God gave them.
A good woman knows her past, understands her present and forces toward the future.
A good woman knows God. She knows that with God the world is her playground, but without God she will just be played with.
A good woman does not live in fear of the future because of her past. Instead, she understands that her life experiences are merely lessons meant to bring her closer to self-knowledge and unconditional self-love.
~~ Author Unknown ~~

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!

Oprah Winfrey

How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these."
George Washingon Carver

Through my Grandmothers eyes I always looked
for bright beautiful tomorrows thhrough her eternal optimism
in spite of all the hardships in life
with her strong loving spirit

Through my Grandmothers ears I always heard the blessings
of life with her strong faith, and devotion
and very deep perserverance that all is good in life.

Through my Grandmothers words I was taught to speak
only words of kindness and love and always being
aware how harmful words can be
I try and always use words to never harm nor hurt anyone.

Through my Grandmothers heart, I always try and live
with love and compassion in my own, and be the light
of Christ in everyone I meet just as she has been to everyone.
My Grandmother has been a most excellent teacher in my life
and no words could ever express my love for her.

Written by me Jeanne
for my precious Grandmother on her 92nd birthday!
I wrote this a few years ago.
Now she is 95

The Beauty of a Woman

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair,
The beauty of a woman must be seen from her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart,
The place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
The passion that she shows,
The beauty of a woman with passing years
Only grows.
~Author Unknown to me

Friday, January 08, 2010

In loving memory of my sweet little Billie Bird

My sweet little companion who lived at the Nursing home where my Grandma lives died this past Sunday I just found out today.
I have been unable to visit Grandma and Billie Bird due to my cold.
I was so sad to hear this news

Thank you Billie for your sweetness and always putting a song in my heart.
You will always be in my heart forever.

The nursing home is getting a rabbit next.

I love you Billie
I will never forget you.

"I heard a bird sing
in the dark of December
a magical thing
and sweet to remember
'We are nearer to Spring
than we were in September'
I heard a bird sing
in the dark of December"
~Oliver Herford~

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Thursday once More

ME and Mr. Lego Man in Chicago.....................

Blessings for a most beautiful day full of love and peace in your heart.
Love and hugs

There is something quietly civilizing
about sharing a meal with other people.
The simple act of making someone something
to eat, even a bowl of soup or a loaf of bread,
has a many-layered meaning.
It suggests an act of protection and caring,
of generosity and intimacy.
It is in itself a sign of respect.

Nigel Slater

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Somebody's Baby

Baby it's cold outside♥

Life is a series of a thousand tiny miracles.

I received a Calendar of Hudson's Detroit Michigan's Legendary store that is no more
sadly it closed some years back in downtown Detroit and is now known as Macy's in the suburbs, but the essence is just not the same.
I think those of us close enough to visit all hold a million special memories
of J. L. Hudson's Department store..........
My hope chest was filled to the brim with treasure troves from Hudson's

and I bought Justin a great deal of Carter's baby clothes from Hudsons.
It was a dream come true store and the windows were decorated in New York City style
and they had things you could not get anywhere else.
Ah dreaming of those days and smiling.

Somebody's Baby
She's So fine

Always love to go here too

Next week for Jersey Boys

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

All women are princesses, it is our right." ~Maya, A Little Princess

It feels good to rest, relax and rejuvinate after a very very very busy holiday season.
I love to settle into a routine.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Everyday Life is the Prayer

Everyday life is the prayer.
How we conduct it, cherish it,
celebrate it, consecrate it.
~Sarah Ban Breathnach

I love Sade I cannot wait for her new CD

My precious beloved Grandmother will be 95 January 9th.
Everyday with her is a golden treasure far beyond any measure
I adore her♥

Sunday, January 03, 2010

My Wishes for You

I wish you Health...
So you may enjoy each day in comfort.

I wish you the Love of friends and family...
And Peace within your heart.

I wish you the Beauty of nature...
That you may enjoy the work of God.

I wish you Wisdom to choose priorities...
For those things that really matter in life.

I wish you Generosity so you may share...
All good things that come to you.

I wish you Happiness and Joy...
And Blessings for the New Year.

I wish you the best of everything...
That you so well deserve.

Author Unknown

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Here's to a brand new year of sparkling clean days

It was too bitter cold last night to stand outside for too long
but this one image was of our gorgeous blue moon on New Years Day night

A blue moon is when the second full moon appears in the sky in one month.

My beautiful relative saying good bye to 2009 and welcoming in 2010
I love you Sarah
Stay Gorgeous my darling♥

My two gorgeous friends ringing in the New Year
Kisses Nia and Blessings to you and yours
Kiss the Princess for me............
I love you both so much♥

Here's to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here's to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.”

For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"



1. Drink plenty of water
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, and eat less food
that is manufactured in plants (with machines)
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy
5. Make time for prayer
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009
8.. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day ---- and while you walk, smile


11. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their
journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control.
Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't overdo; keep your limits
14. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need…
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her
mistakes of the past.
That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.
Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade
away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.


25. Call your family often
26. Each day give something good to others
27. Forgive everyone for everything
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day
30. What other people think of you is none of your business
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your family and
friends will. Stay in touch.


32. Do the right things
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful
34. GOD heals everything
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
37. The best is yet to come
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy
Courtesy of an email from my cousin Duane
Love you Cousin♥

Friday, January 01, 2010

Dawn of a New Year and Decade 2010* Rabbit Rabbit

Thank you my darling Ahram for always sending me this New Month Good Luck
I hope you and Justin are having a great time.
Happy New Year my darlings
I love you♥

Back from our little get away and had a fabulous time.

I hope you will all be blessed with a most fabulous New Year and New Decade.
May God's most richest blessings be upon us all.

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart
smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts♥

A New Year Prayer

Holy Father,

God of our yesterdays, our today, and our tomorrows.

We praise You for Your unequaled greatness.

Thank You for the year behind us and for the year ahead.

Help us in Your new year, Father, to fret less and laugh more.

To teach our children to laugh by laughing with them.

To teach others to love by loving them.

Knowing, when Love came to the stable in Bethlehem, He came for us.

So that Love could be with us, and we could know You.

That we could share Love with others.

Help us, Father, to hear Your love song in every sunrise,

in the chriping of sparrows in our backyards,

in the stories of our old folks, and the fantasies of our children.

Help us to stop and listen to Your love songs,

so that we may know You better and better.

We rejoice in the world You loved into being.

Thank You for another new year and for new chances every day.

We pray for peace, for light, and for hope, that we might spread them to others.

Forgive us for falling short this past year.

We leave the irreparable past in your hands, and step out into the unknown new year knowing You will go with us.

We accept Your gift of a new year and we rejoice in what's ahead, depending on You to help us do exactly what You want..

I say it again, we rejoice!

In Jesus name,


"We will open the book. It's pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."

~Edith Lovejoy Pierce