Jeanne's Bliss Blog

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Our fabulous relative Melissa
and her friend were lucky enough to be in England at the time of the Royal
Wedding the photograph above and below were taken by her.........
We all have fairytale fever♥

Her Royal Highness

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Baby Love and the Day Before the Wedding

My beautiful friend Nia is a proud new Mother of a new beautiful daughter.
Her second child. She already has a Princess at home a new big Sister Kallie
can hardly wait until Mom and new Sister come home.

Babies are bits of stardust handblown by God's own hands.

Congratulations to you all.

Love Jeanne♥

I have my Tiara on and all set to watch the Royal wedding
tomorrow AM............
And they lived happily ever after♥

The Day before the wedding

The day before the wedding..
The bride sings to her lover:

Broad were the leaves on the lofty tree—
Why came you not last night to me?
I wonder! But of course
Maybe you had no horse!
Maybe you lost your way!
Your mother made you stay?

Her lover replies:

I had the horse and the way I knew,
And my mother kept me not from you.

But my youngest sister loves you not.
She hid my saddle in some strange spot.

My oldest sister sought and found—
Swift on my horse’s back ’twas bound.

She whispered, “Try and get there soon,
Riding along by the light o’ the moon!

“In body brave keep a good head,
Brother o’ mine,” she laughing said.

“In Sweetheart Land there’s much to learn,
The road has many a curve and turn.

“Don’t lose your horse, don’t go astray!
Ride—ere yet dawns your wedding day.”

The Day before the Wedding
By Florence Randal Livesay

From “Slavic Songs

Verse as read on the blog
The Dutchess

The Dutchess

Please visit this beautiful blog if you can.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ruby Tuesday

Symbol for Love

"Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace." ~ Buehner

The entire month of April has been pretty much wet and rainy.
April showers bring May flowers.
I hope to see an abundance.

Nine Steps to get what you want in life

Monday, April 25, 2011

In Loving Memory

A member on my husbands side of the family passed away
on Easter Morning.
Our love and prayers and deepest sympathy
to all the family.

Those who live forever in our hearts are never far away.

Love you all

Douglas James Pitblado

Tuesday April 26, 2011
2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Parish Prayers 3:30 p.m.
McKinlay Funeral Home

Funeral Mass
10:00 a.m. Wednesday April 27, 2011
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Memorial Donations
Canadian Cancer Society
Charity of Your Choice

Pitblado, Douglas James, a resident of Chatham. Douglas James Pitblado passed away peacefully at his residence with his family at his side on Sunday April 24, 2011 at the age of 34. Born in Chatham cherished son of Diane (Cass) Pitblado, Chatham and the late Dr. Ronald E. Pitblado. (2009). Beloved husband of Kathryn Kovacs-Pitblado. Dear father of Georgia & James Pitblado. Brother of Dave Pitblado & Leia Patzernuk, Burlington. Special son-in-law of Jim & Judy Kovacs, Chatham. Brother-in-law of Carolyn & Aaron Marcotte, LaSalle, and their children Rachel & Jack and Rick & Tanya Kovacs, Belle River and their children Dylan & Blaine. Also survived by Kathryn’s grandfather Murray Wilcox, Chatham Twsp. and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Tuesday April 26, 2011 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish Prayers will be offered at the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Bombardier celebrant. Cremation to follow with Interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham at a later date. Donations in Memory of Douglas to the Canadian Cancer Society or Charity of Choice would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be left at McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham (519)351-2040

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday

My Son and his wife love nature and all animals and birds as I do.
Photograph courtesy of my Son's photographs taken on his hike on the weekend
in Seoul.

When we are out in nature we are in communiong with God.

Rejoice and Give thanks

On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer. ~Douglas Horton

Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. ~S.D. Gordon

Words below as read on a dear friends blog
Thank you

But the angel answered and said to
the women, "Do not be afraid, for
I know that you seek
who was crucified.

He is not here; for He is risen,
as He said. Come see the place where
He lay.

Matthew 28: 5-6

3 nails
1 cross
4 give

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Holy Saturday

Husband and Wife Week--If your spouse is your best friend, works hard, has been with you through thick and thin, who loves you when you're at your worst, and to whom you are PROUD to be married, tell the world I just did

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Friday, April 22, 2011


Subject: Walk!
He could hear the crowds screaming "crucify" "crucify"...

He could hear the hatred in their voices,

These were his chosen people.

He loved them,

And they were going to crucify him.

He was beaten, bleeding and weakened...

His heart was broken,

But still He walked.

He could see the crowd as he came from the palace.

He knew each of the faces so well.

He had created them.

He knew every smile, every laugh, and every shed tear,

But now they were contorted with rage and anger

His heart broke,

But still He walked.

He felt alone.

His disciples had left, denied, and even betrayed him.

He searched the crowd for a loving face

And he saw very few.

Then he turned his eyes to the only one that mattered

Knowing that he would never be alone.

He looked back at the crowd...

At the people who were spitting at him

Throwing rocks at him and mocking him

And He knew that because of Him,

They would never be alone.

So for them, He walked.

The sounds of the hammer striking the spikes echoed through the crowd.

The cheers of the crowd, as his hands and feet were nailed to the cross,

Intensified with each blow.

And God's heart broke.

He had let His son walk.

Jesus could have asked God to end his suffering,

But instead He asked God to forgive.

Not to forgive him, but to forgive the ones who were persecuting him.

As he hung on that cross, dying an unimaginable death,

He looked out and saw, not only the faces in the crowd,

But also, the face of every person yet to be,

And his heart filled with love.

As his body was dying, his heart was alive.

Alive with the limitless, unconditional love he feels for each of us.

That is why He walked.

When I forget how much My God loves me,

...I remember his walk.

When I wonder if I can be forgiven,

...I remember his walk.

When I need to be reminded of how to live like Christ,

...I think of his walk.

And to show him how much I love him,

...I wake up each morning, turn my eyes to him,

......And I walk.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Get Service

Get Service

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The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.
(Bern Williams)

Flash Mob in Windsor Ontario

Little White Lies

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Pencil Maker

Photograph of my Son and his wife courtesy of both of them♥
Only the heart knows how to find what is most precious♥

I repeat the words over and over again
I love you both with all my heart.
Happy Easter my darlings.
I cannot wait until July♥

It has been my experience that whenever one human being reaches out to another in compassion, a bridge is built. A bridge which leads out of despair, into the light of hope and the possibility that tomorrow will hold a few less tears than yesterday. Dr. Maithri Goonetilleke

Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box.

"There are 5 things you need to know," he told the pencil, "Before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be."

"One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone's hand."

"Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you'll need it to become a better pencil."

"Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make."

"Four: The most important part of you will always be what's inside."

"And Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write."

The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

Now replacing the place of the pencil with you. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.

One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in God's hand. And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.

Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems in life, but you'll need it to become a stronger person.

Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.

Four: The most important part of you will always be what's on the inside.

And Five: On every surface you walk through, you must leave your mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to do your duties.

Allow this parable on the pencil to encourage you to know that you are a special person and only you can fulfill the purpose to which you were born to accomplish. Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot make a change.

~ Author Unknown

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday Monday

Photograph courtesy of my darling friend Nia
I am so anxious for another new bundle to arrive from Heaven
very soon for you and your family.
I love you Mama Nia♥

Remember to laugh and giggle each day it is so good for your soul

and count your many blessings

Count your many blessings

"As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You'll have your heart broken and you'll break others' hearts. You'll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you'll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you've never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone's hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don't be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back."

~ Unknown

as read on this fabulous blog

Thank you

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Message of Hope

A Message of Hope

Thanks Rob♥

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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It's my fabulous brother in law Pat's birthday today.
May Heaven hear your every wish and may you and my Sister celebrate well.

Somewhere over the rainbow

My late beloved Mom and I love this song
I love this version too.

Keep a song in your heart♥

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday Smiles

Our beautiful family member who brings so much sunshine and smiles to everyone.
I love you
Stay gorgeous♥

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I love this

I love this as well

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

Count your many blessings

This is one of the characteristic of love... to look at a person, know their true faults and accepting that person into your life... all the while recognizing the nobility in their soul. Help others to realize they can overcome their faults. If we show them the "rose" within themselves, they will conquer their thorns. Only then will they blossom many times over.

~ Unknown

Happy 12th to my beloved Husband
I love you with all my heart♥

Infertility is a heart-wrenching, faith-questioning, relationship-testing, life-altering experience. April is Infertility Awareness Month. Whether a friend, a family member, a colleague or yourself has fought through this difficult fate that MILLIONS of women and men are fighting day in and day out, then post this as your status if you or someone you know has walked to hell and back for the chance to be a parent.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Love you

There are a handful of people in this cold world, who can warm the hearts of others. Their happiness is genuine, their smiles sincere. At first glance they appear to be like everyone else, But a second look reveals an extra-ordinary person.
Thank you for being one of those people.

Thanks Shelley for posting this and for being one of those fabulous people in my life
Love you

Thank you Military

Link via Cyndy at Detroit Magic thank you

Thank you for all those fighting for our freedoms.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Symphonies

Casting Crowns

This was sent to me by a dear friend
Thank you


Before U were thought of or time had begun,
God stuck U in the name of His Son..

And each time U pray, you'll see it's true,
You can't spell out JesUs and not include U.
You're a pretty big part of His wonderful name,
For U, He was born; that's why He came.

And His great love for U is the reason He died.
It even takes U to spell crUcified.

Isn't it thrilling and splendidly grand
He rose from the dead, with U in His plan?

The stones split away, the gold trUmpet blew,
And this word resUrrection is spelled with a U.
When JesUs left earth at His Upward ascension,
He felt there was one thing He just had to mention.

"Go into the world and tell them it's true
That I love them all - Just like I love U."

So many great people are spelled with a U,
Don't they have a right to know JesUs too?

It all depends now on what U will do,
He'd like them to know,
But it all starts with U.

When Jesus died on the cross he was thinking of you! If you are one of the 7% who will stand up for him, forward this.

Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.
~Oprah Winfrey

Friday, April 08, 2011

Symphonies of Spring and Celebrations

Celebrate you and surround yourself with people that do.

I thank God for each one of you
Thank you for loving me so well.

Love Jeanne♥

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Spring Fling

All photographs taken by me
Spring will you marry me?
After all you are a Swanky Affair

Swanky Affair


These are the things I learned:
Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.
And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK.
And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out in the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.

[Source: "ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN" by Robert Fulghum. See his web site at]

We turn not older with years,
but newer every day

Emily Dickinson

I realized that if I had to choose

I would rather have birds

than airplanes

~Charles Lindberg~

Three Little Birds

Little to the Birds

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life,
and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
~Thomas Jefferson

Wynken Blynken and Nod

Photograph courtesy of my Son
Babies are bits of stardust handblown by God's own Hands♥

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, one night sailed off in a wooden shoe;
Sailed off on a river of crystal light into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going and what do you wish?" the old moon asked the three.
"We've come to fish for the herring fish that live in this beautiful sea.
Nets of silver and gold have we," said Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.

The old moon laughed and sang a song as they rocked in the wooden shoe.
And the wind that sped them all night long ruffled the waves of dew.
Now the little stars are the herring fish that live in that beautiful sea;
"Cast your nets wherever you wish never afraid are we!"
So cried the stars to the fishermen three - Wynken, and Blynken, and Nod.

So all night long their nets they threw to the stars in the twinkling foam.
'Til down from the skies came the wooden shoe bringing the fisherman home.
'Twas all so pretty a sail it seemed as if it could not be.
Some folks say 'twas a dream they dreamed of sailing that misty sea.
But I shall name you the fisherman three - Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.

Now Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes and Nod is a little head.
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies is a wee one's trundle bed.
So close your eyes while mother sings of the wonderful sights that be.
And you shall see those beautiful things as you sail on the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three - Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.

~Eugene Field

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” - Loa Tzu

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

They are Playing your Song

A new little family member Isabelle arrived this week.
She lives in North Carolina.
Welcome to the world little Princess


When a woman in a certain African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes out
into the wilderness with a few friends and together they pray and meditate
until they hear the song of the child. They recognize that every soul has
its own vibration that expresses its unique flavor and purpose. When the
women attune to the song, they sing it out loud. Then they return to the
tribe and teach it to everyone else.

When the child is born, the community gathers and sings the child's song
to him or her. Later, when the child enters education, the village gathers
and chants the child's song. When the child passes through the initiation
to adulthood, the people again come together and sing. At the time of
marriage, the person hears his or her song.

Finally, when the soul is about to pass from this world, the family and
friends gather at the person's bed, just as they did at their birth, and
they sing the person to the next life.

When I have shared this story in my lectures, a fair amount of people in
the audience come to tears. There is something inside each of us that
knows we have a song, and we wish those we love would recognize it and
support us to sing it. In some of my seminars I ask people to verbalize to
a partner the one phrase they wish their parents had said to them as a
child. Then the partner lovingly whispers it in their ear. This exercise
goes very deep, and many significant insights start to click. How we all
long to be loved, acknowledged, and accepted for who we are!

In the African tribe there is one other occasion upon which the villagers
sing to the child. If at any time during his or her life, the person
commits a crime or aberrant social act, the individual is called to the
center of the village and the people in the community form a circle around
them. Then they sing their song to them. The tribe recognizes that the
correction for antisocial behavior is not punishment; it is love and the
remembrance of identity. When you recognize your own song, you have no
desire or need to do anything that would hurt another.

A friend is someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you have
forgotten it. Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made
or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you
feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you
feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.

If you do not give your song a voice, you will feel lost, alone, and
confused. If you express it, you will come to life. We attract people on a
similar wavelength so we can support each other to sing aloud. Sometimes
we attract people who challenge us by telling us that we cannot or should
not sing our song in public. Yet these people help us too, for they
stimulate us to find greater courage to sing it.

You may not have grown up in an African tribe that sings your song to you
at crucial life transitions, but life is always reminding you when you are
in tune with yourself and when you are not. When you feel good what you
are doing matches your song, and when you feel awful, it doesn't.

In the end, we should all recognize our song and sing it well. You may
feel a little warbly at the moment, but so have all the great singers.
Just keep singing and you'll find your way home.

By Alan Cohen

You can donate for the Animals in Japan through WSPA
World Society for the Protection of Animals

Japan Relief Fund

Dontations for Japan

Songs for Japan is available for donations as well
Starbucks are taking donations for Japan
so is the LCBO and many churches

Please help in any way you can and don't forget those in Christchurch New Zealand
as well.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Ruby Tuesday

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I love this song

To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
(Oren Arnold)

The Love Parade I love this song

A Christian

Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston , Texas . Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change.. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, 'You'd better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it.' Then he thought, 'Oh, forget it, it's only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a 'gift from God' and keep quiet.'

When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, and then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, 'Here,you gave me too much change ..'

The driver, with a smile, replied, 'Aren't you the new preacher in town?'

Yes' he replied.

'Well, I have been thinking a lot lately about going somewhere to worship. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change. I'll see you at church on Sunday..'

When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, 'Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter.'

Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is a really scary example of how much people watch us as Christians, and will put us to the test! Always be on guard -- and remember -- You carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself 'Christian.'

Watch your thoughts ; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
W atch your actions; they become habits..
Watch your habits; they become character..
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

I'm glad a friend forwarded this to me as a reminder. So, I choose to forward it to you - my friend. God bless you.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Happy Monday

Photo I took yesterday morning♥
Here comes the Sun

You can turn off the ☼ sun ☼ but i'm still gonna ☆.:*´¨`*shine*´¨`*:.☆ Good Monday Morning World!!

I love this

Thanks to my friend Nancy for sending this to me♥

"Love cures people -- both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it."

- Dr. Karl Menninger

Surround yourselves with people you love, who share your values, and who treat you with kindness. Let the Universe deal with the rest of them because YOU don't have to. It's all about choice. ♥
Thanks Gillian for this fabulous quote♥

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Sunday Symphony

I love these Milk Cards

“All endings are also beginnings.
We just don’t know it at the time.”
~ Mitch Albom

Happy Sunday everyone♥

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Saturday, April 02, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Heres to pink palettes and symphonies of spring

The LCBO puts out the nicest flyers with the most gorgeous photographs and recipes.
This photograph was scanned from one of their flyers♥

Pansies on the porch last spring
Still a bit too early to put them out as yet.
I cannot wait to find pussywillow stems as well.

My Home
I’d have my home a bright, bright spot
Where the strife of life would be forgot.
Where hearts should grow more strong and fair,
In thoughtfulness for beauty there.

I’d have surroundings pure and bright
Flowers with all their sweet delight
And singing birds and waving trees
No home’s complete without all these.

And in this pleasant house of mine,
Love, hope and peace should ever shine.
Love in the dear hearts sheltered there
Hope and peace in the whole glad air.
~Nov. 15, 1865

As read on this blog

Thank you for posting this lovely verse.

Home where our feet may leave but never our hearts.

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe
and enough shadows to blind those who don't
Blaise Pascal

I love this

Friday, April 01, 2011

Rabbit Rabbit

Photograph Taken by my Son in Seoul

Rabbit Rabbit

Happy April 1st
April the Angel of Months

Happy April Fools Day

Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can."

~ A. Hoffman

Morning Song

The Power of Words