Jeanne's Bliss Blog

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Finish each day and be done with it

I love Pooh and all the fabulous quotes♥

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, (attributed)
US essayist & poet (1803 - 1882)

Life is slippery take my hand♥

How they shop in Seoul

This is your Life. YOUR Life. Make it good. Spend it with people that you Love. Do things that bring you joy. Remember what is really important to you. Remember what matters. Hold on to what makes Life good. Everything else can take a number. Kick rocks. Catch ya' next time. You get the idea...

Everyone have a safe and happy Canada day weekend♥♥

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Perfect June day today

Advise from a Tree
Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter

Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night.
Seek nourishment from the good things in life
Simple pleasures
Earth, fresh air, light

Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible
Remember your roots

Enjoy the view!

By Ilan Shamir

As read on the blog The Dutchess♥

A perfect June day today

Fabulous indeed♥

It's a perfect June day out there today.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Words are the voice of the Heart

My Son and his wife beside tea fields♥

Thank you very much to the Windsor Police for all your help assisting me in this mater and for everyone who is doing so much for me and loving me so well.
Your love and support at this time means so very much to me.
I love you all dearly♥

Driver who fled from crash sought

The Windsor StarJune 28, 2011 5:07 AM

Windsor police are seeking the public's help to identify a driver who fled after careening into the side of a minivan last week.

Police said a 59-year-old woman had been driving her silver 2010 Dodge Caravan north on Dominion Boulevard just north of Cabana Road West when she observed a small silver car speeding toward her.

The small car attempted to navigate a curve in the road but struck the driver's side of the Caravan. The driver of the small car continued driving south on Dominion Boulevard without attempting to stop. The car is believed to have extensive damage to the driver's side.

The Caravan sustained about $7,000 in damage. Its driver was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Windsor police traffic enforcement unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4211, or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477.

© Copyright (c) The Windsor Star

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As seen on the beautiful blog Posted from Home♥

I love the number 28 and Tuesdays♥
Have a fabulous day full of love and peace and joy♥

Monday, June 27, 2011

Information for the Windsor Police

Any eye witness reports from my hit and run accident which happened to me last Thurs morning June 23 on Dominion Blvd. just off Cabana shortly after 8:00 while I was driving in my van north on Dominion Blvd and the other car losing control on the curve and hitting me dead on crash boom bang, world shaken, must be fully written out and handed personally to the Windsor Police Att. Constable Cassidy Traffic Division Thanks

Special thanks to Mrs. Sullivan and her son who took me into their home and cared for me.
Very special thanks to my husband who came right away and took care of me and all the details for follow ups on everything.
I have very special people in my life and thank God for each one of you.

Thanks so much to all my friends and loved ones who have tenderly cared for me and helped me through this ordeal.

So damn easy to say that life’s so hard
Everybody’s got their share of battle scars
As for me I’d like to thank my lucky stars that
I’m alive, and well

And today you know that’s good enough for me
Breathin' in and out's a blessin' can’t you see
Today's the first day of the rest of my life
And I’m alive, and well
I’m alive, and well

and very.very.thankful

We must make sure this person never does this to another human being again

My van can be fixed in spite of the thousands of dollars of damage done
Me shaken to the core
But thank God I seem fine so far
Just shaky and lost my confidence in driving.
Getting behind the wheel for short drives.
I have never been involved in an accident before
never care to again.
Drive safe eand take responsibility when you are behind that wheel♥

Karma is a boomerang baby

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday

I have been having problems trying to blog since updating Internet Explorer
We shall see if this post works.

Love you
Happy Sunday

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Oooooh la la

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy First Day of Summer

I love this image of Jon Hamm aka Don Draper (Mad Men)
Cannot wait for the series to return. I miss it.

I love this

Happy First Day of Summer I love this song called Summer Sun by Koop

I love this blog

Monday, June 20, 2011

Joyful June

Photograph taken by my Son
Thank you Ahram and Justin for always sharing your photographs with me.
Love you both so much♥♥

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June."
L. M. Montgomer

I love this song

Thanks for always putting a song in my heart♥

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day

Cute little video from my dear friend Carolyn's blog.

So Sweet Thanks Carolyn

Happy Father's Day to all those celebrating today.

I love this

Father's Day
The love of parents is the closest we can come to understanding the heart of God
quote taken from the blog

Mennonite Girls Can Cook.
Thank you ♥

I love this

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Every picture tells a story

Every picture tells a story

Happy Father's Day weekend to all those celebrating.

Friday, June 17, 2011

In loving memory of Betty Pare

In loving memory of Betty Pare

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world God calls a butterfly.

The Obituary for Aunt Ruth's late Sister Betty Pare is in today's paper with all the information necessary for tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Words of Love

I love this dress

If you would dream it

If you have an idea
OPEN it.

If there is longing

If there is mission

If there is daring
DO it.

If there is love

If there is resource
USE it.

If there is abundance

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Marcus James has entered our world this morning

Baby Love♥♥♥

No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.
- Sarah Josepha Hale

To a child's ear, 'mother' is magic in any language.
- Arlene Benedict

Romance fails us and so do friendships, but the relationship of a parent and child, less noisy than all others, remains indelible and indestructible, the strongest relationship on earth.
~Theodor Reik

Image of the baby from a Google Search♥♥

My fabulous niece Danielle and her wonderful husband Darren welcomed their first child into the world this morning at 12:07 AM

Marcus James

It is a glorious June 14th day a good day to welcome the little Prince into the world and into the family.

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

Congratulations and God bless you all real good.

The Twelve Gifts of Birth
by Charlene Costanzo

Once upon a time, a long time ago, when princes and princesses lived in faraway kingdoms, royal children were given twelve special gifts when they were born. You may have heard these stories.

Twelve wise women of the kingdom, or fairy godmothers as they were often called, travelled swiftly to the castle whenever a new prince or princess came into the world. Each fairy godmother pronounced a noble gift upon the royal baby.

As time went on, the wise women came to understand that the twelve royal gifts of birth belong to every child, born anywhere, at anytime. They yearned to proclaim the gifts to all children, but the customs of the land did not allow that.

One day when the wise women gathered together they made this prophecy:

"Some day all the children of the world will learn the truth about their noble inheritance. When that happens a miracle will unfold on the kingdom of Earth. Someday is near."

Here is the secret they want you to know.

At the wondrous moment you were born, as you took your first breath, a great celebration was held in the heavens and twelve magnificent gifts were granted to you.

The first gift is Strength.
May you remember to call upon it whenever you need it.

The second gift is Beauty.
May your deeds reflect its depth.

The third gift is Courage.
May you speak and act with confidence and use courage to follow your own path.

The fourth gift is Compassion.
May you be gentle with yourself and others. May you forgive those who hurt you and yourself when you make mistakes.

The fifth gift is Hope.
Through each passage and season, may you trust the goodness of life.

The sixth gift is Joy.
May it keep your heart open and filled with light.

The seventh gift is Talent.
May you discover your own special abilities and contribute them toward a better world.

The eighth gift is Imagination.
May it nourish your visions and dreams.

The ninth gift is Reverence.
May you appreciate the wonder that you are and the miracle of all creation.

The tenth gift is Wisdom.
Guiding your way, wisdom will lead you thru knowledge to understanding. May you hear its soft voice.

The eleventh gift is Love.
It will grow each time you give it away.

The twelfth gift is Faith.
May you believe.

Now you know about your twelve gifts of birth.
But there is more to the secret that the wise women knew.
Use your gifts well and you will discover others among them a gift that is uniquely you. See these noble gifts in other people.

Share the truth and be ready for the miracle to unfold as the prophecy of the wise women comes true.

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Monday, June 13, 2011

Ladder to the moon the next children's book I plan to purchase

A perfect June day♥♥

I am in my garden and listening to glorious music
like this

I love this song my heart melts

I love this song

Interview with God

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Thank you
for all those that put a song in my heart eaach and every day of the year

Thank you for putting a song in my heart

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety,
or by the handle of faith.
~Author Unknown

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Love and hugs

My precious Mom and Grandma taught me to love well.
I am so ever thankful that God placed them both in my life as my parents♥♥

Being Taught

I always wanted to say the right words
at the right time
so she taught me to listen
I always wanted to give the right gift for the right reason
So she taught me to give my hug
I always wanted to stand above the crowd
So she taught me to step back and serve mankind.
I always wanted to heal the wound
So she taught me to love the hurt
I always wanted to fix the situation
So she taught me to pray.
I always wanted to forgive others
so she taught me to forgive myself
I always wanted to avoid mistakes
So she taught me to face my fears
I always wanted to win the battles in life
So she taught me to befriend my enemies
I always wanted the best of things
So she taught me to have peace and enjoy
that which I have been granted.
~Life itself
~Kirk Skinner, D.C.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Love the ones who don't just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it your life, let it. Kiss slowly. Forgive quickly. God never said life would be easy. He just promised it would be worth it.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

What a Day for a Daydream

My beautiful daughter of the heart my Son's wife enjoying a weekend at the beach
with my Son and their friends.
Ahhhhhhhh living the dream my darlings♥♥

Adventures don't begin until you get into the forest.
That first step in - an act of faith.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Ruby Tuesday

I love this photograph
Lucky young lady♥

A few pictures taken this morning of our gardens

Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends. Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover and to savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation. "

Monday, June 06, 2011

The Whale Story

A humpback whale freed by divers from a tangle of crab trap lines near the Farallon Islands nudged its rescuers and flapped around in what marine experts said was a rare and remarkable encounter.

"It felt to me like it was thanking us, knowing that it was free and that we had helped it," James Moskito, one of the rescue divers, said Tuesday. "It stopped about a foot away from me, pushed me around a little bit and had some fun."

Sunday's daring rescue was the first successful attempt on the West Coast to free an entangled humpback, said Shelbi Stoudt, stranding manager for the Marine Mammal Center in Marin County.

The 45- to 50-foot female humpback, estimated to weigh 50 tons, was on the humpbacks' usual migratory route between the Northern California coast and Baja California when it became entangled in the nylon ropes that link crab pots.

It was spotted by a crab fisherman at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the open water east of the Farallones, about 18 miles off the coast of San Francisco.

Mick Menigoz of Novato, who organizes whale watching and shark diving expeditions on his boat the New Superfish, got a call for help Sunday morning, alerted the Marine Mammal Center and gathered a team of divers.

By 2:30 p.m., the rescuers had reached the whale and evaluated the situation. Team members realized the only way to save the endangered leviathan was to dive into the water and cut the ropes.

It was a very risky maneuver, Stoudt said, because the mere flip of a humpback's massive tail can kill a man.

"I was the first diver in the water, and my heart sank when I saw all the lines wrapped around it," said Moskito, a 40-year-old Pleasanton resident who works with "Great White Adventures," a cage-diving outfit that contracts with Menigoz. "I really didn't think we were going to be able to save it."

Moskito said about 20 crab-pot ropes, which are 240 feet long with weights every 60 feet, were wrapped around the animal. Rope was wrapped at least four times around the tail, the back and the left front flipper, and there was a line in the whale's mouth.

The crab pot lines were cinched so tight, Moskito said, that the rope was digging into the animal's blubber and leaving visible cuts.

At least 12 crab traps, weighing 90 pounds each, hung off the whale, the divers said. The combined weight was pulling the whale downward, forcing it to struggle mightily to keep its blow- hole out of the water.

Moskito and three other divers spent about an hour cutting the ropes with a special curved knife. The whale floated passively in the water the whole time, he said, giving off a strange kind of vibration.

"When I was cutting the line going through the mouth, its eye was there winking at me, watching me," Moskito said. "It was an epic moment of my life."

When the whale realized it was free, it began swimming around in circles, according to the rescuers. Moskito said it swam to each diver, nuzzled him and then swam to the next one.

"It seemed kind of affectionate, like a dog that's happy to see you,'' Moskito said. "I never felt threatened. It was an amazing, unbelievable experience."

Humpback whales are known for their complex vocalizations that sound like singing and for their acrobatic breaching, an apparently playful activity in which they lift almost their entire bodies out of the water and splash down.

Before 1900, an estimated 15,000 humpbacks lived in the North Pacific, but the population was severely reduced by commercial whaling. In the 20th century, their numbers dwindled to fewer than 1,000. An international ban on commercial whaling was instituted in 1964, but humpbacks are still endangered. Between 5,000 and 7,500 humpbacks are left in the world's oceans, and many of those survivors migrate through the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

Whale experts say it's nice to think that the whale was thanking its rescuers, but nobody really knows what was on its mind.

"You hate to anthropomorphize too much, but the whale was doing little dives and the guys were rubbing shoulders with it," Menigoz said. "I don't know for sure what it was thinking, but it's something that I will always remember. It was just too cool."

Humpback whales hold a special place in the hearts of Bay Area residents ever since one that came to be known as Humphrey journeyed up the Sacramento River in 1985. The wayward creature swam into a slough in Rio Vista, attracting 10,000 people a day as whale experts tried desperately to turn it around. Humphrey went back to sea after 25 days of near-pandemonium and worldwide media attention.

In the fall of 1990, Humphrey turned up again inside the bay in shallow water near the Bayshore Freeway, finally beaching on mud flats near Double Rock, just off the Candlestick parking lot. He remained stuck for 25 hours, until volunteers, helped by a 41-foot Coast Guard boat, pulled him free and sent him back to the ocean. He has not been seen since.

Humpbacks like Humphrey do seem to relate to people more than other whales, according to Stoudt.

"You do hear reports of friendly humpbacks, whales approaching boaters, especially in Baja California," Stoudt said, "but, for the most part, they don't like to be interacted with."

E-mail Peter Fimrite at

Back by popular demand I have had many requests for this story of late.
Love to you all
Happy Monday

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Our back garden very early this morning

Our back garden very early this morning...........
It reached 100 degrees yesterday
I keep the bird baths full of fresh water for the birds.

Everyone have a fabulous Sunday♥

Life is Like a Train Ride

Life is like a train ride.
We get on. We ride. We get off. We get back on and ride some more. There are accidents and there are delays. At certain stops there are surprises. Some of these will translate into great moments of joy; some will result in profound sorrow. When we are born and we first board the train, we meet people whom we think will be with us for the entire journey. Those people are our parents!

Sadly, this is far from the truth.
Our parents are with us for as long as we absolutely need them. They too have journeys they must complete. We live on with the memories of their love, affection, friendship, guidance and their ever presence.

There are others who board the train and who eventually become very important to us, in turn.

These people are our brothers, sisters, friends and acquaintances, whom we will learn to love, and cherish.

Some people consider their journey like a jaunty tour. They will just go merrily along.

Others will encounter many upsets, tears, losses on their journey.
Others still, will linger on to offer a helping hand to anyone in need.

Some people on the train will leave an everlasting impression when they get off….

Some will get on and get off the train so quickly, they will scarcely leave a sign that they ever travelled along with you or ever crossed your path…

We will sometimes be upset that some passengers, whom we love, will choose to sit in another compartment and leave us to travel on our own.

Then again, there’s nothing that says we can’t seek them out anyway.
Nevertheless, once sought out and found, we may not even be able to sit next to them because that seat will already be taken.

That’s okay …everyone’s journey will be filled with hopes, dreams, challenges, setbacks and goodbyes.

We must strive to make the best of it… no matter what...

We must constantly strive to understand our travel companions and look for the best in everyone.

Remember that at any moment during our journey, any one of our travel companions can have a weak moment and be in need of our help.

We too may vacillate or hesitate, even trip… hopefully we can count on someone being there to be supportive and understanding…

The bigger mystery of our journey is that we don’t know when our last stop will come. Neither do we know when our travel companions will make their last stop. Not even those sitting in the seat next to us.

Personally, I know I’ll be sad to make my final stop…. I’m sure of it! My separation from all those friends and acquaintances I made during the train ride will be painful. Leaving all those I’m close to will be a sad thing. But then again, I’m certain that one day I’ll get to the main station only to meet up with everyone else. They’ll all be carrying their baggage… most of which they didn’t have when they first got on this train.

I’ll be glad to see them again. I’ll also be glad to have contributed to their baggage… and to have enriched their lives, just as much as they will have contributed to my baggage and enriched my life.

We’re all on this train ride together. Above all, we should all try to strive to make the ride as pleasant and memorable as we can, right up until we each make the final stop and leave the train for the last time.

All aboard!
Safe journey!!


Author Unknown to me

Life is an opportunity ~ benefit from it.

Life is beauty ~ admire it.

Life is bliss ~ taste it.

Life is a dream ~ realize it.

Life is a challenge ~ meet it.

Life is a duty ~ complete it.

Life is a game ~ play it.

Life is a promise ~ fulfill it.

Life is sorrow~ overcome it.

Life is a song ~ sing it.

Life is a struggle ~ accept it.

Life is a tragedy ~ confront it.

Life is an adventure~ dare it.

Life is luck ~ make it.

Life is too precious ~ do not destroy it.

Life is Life ~ fight for it.

~Mother Teresa~

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Weekend Weekend Cha Cha Cha

Rabbit Rabbit
I love Rabbits
My Son and his wife cared for their friends rabbits one weekend.
Here you go my darlings

Life is short! Break the rules! Forgive quickly
Kiss slowly! Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret anything that made you smile!
Sent to me in an email from my dear friend Elaine

Life is short make FUN of it

Rabbits hopping all over the neighborhood
Canada Geese babies crossing the roads with their parents
A turle on the road

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh slow down and savor every single moment

My son driving while he was living in New Zealand

Pink Moon by Nick Drake

Friday, June 03, 2011

Weekend Weekend Cha Cha Cha

Enjoy your weekends darlings

So proud of our City

Spring being a tough act to follow,
God created June."
- Al Bernstein

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Greek Potatoe Salad and the movie The Help

Great recipes

Thanks Dani for posting this site on Facebook

Greek Potatoe Salad
2 lb unpeeled new potatoes
2 medium bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 medium tomatoes, seeded, cut into eighths
1 medium cucumber, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 medium red onion, very thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup whole kalamata or ripe olives
1 package (4 oz) crumbled feta cheese (1 cup)

Lemon Dressing
1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

I loved the book The Help and cannot wait to see the movie this summer♥

I cannot wait to see this movie

I know I will love the soundtrack as well♥♥

The Help

As Kathryn Stockett, a struggling novelist, was trying to get her first book, The Help, published, her best friend, Tate Taylor, acquired the film rights and began work on the screenplay. After being rejected by more than 60 literary agents, The Help was finally published in 2009 by Amy Einhorn Books and Putnam and spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Set in Jackson, Mississippi, during the early 60s, the book examines members of the affluent white community and the black women who work for them.

This August, DreamWorks will release the film version, adapted for the screen and directed by Taylor. Emma Stone stars as Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, a recent college graduate and aspiring writer who returns home and decides to write a book about the experiences of the maids and nannies who raised her and her friends. Viola Davis stars as Aibileen Clark, and Octavia Spencer co-stars as Minny Jackson, with Bryce Dallas Howard as the town’s queen bee, Hilly Holbrook.

I cannot wait to see the movie The Help

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Be A Queen by Oprah

Be a queen. Dare to be different. Be a pioneer. Be a leader. Be the kind of woman who in the face of diversity will continue to embrace life and walk fearlessly toward 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 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 glory!

Be sure to watch Sons of Perdition tomorrow night on OWN
The Oprah Network.

Oprah Winfrey. Chicken Soup for The Woman's Soul.

Sensational Seoul and Rabbit Rabbit

Photographs courtesy of my son and his wife.

My Son and his brides wedding video

Posted once again as I have been asked for many requests for it once again.........

Photograph courtesy of my Son and his wife.

Sensational Seoul

My father told me there are two kinds of people,
the takers and the givers.
"The takers sometimes eat better", he would say
"But the givers always sleep better"
{Marlo Thomas}

Rabbit Rabbit♥

The Quiz

The following quiz appeared on the web and has been all over the world. See how you do:

1. Name the 5 wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last 5 Heisman Trophy winners.
3. Name the last 5 winners of the Miss America contest.
4. Name 10 people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

The point: None of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are not second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name 3 friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name 3 people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of 3 people you enjoy spending time with.
6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.


The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money or the most awards. They are the ones who care.

~ Unknown