Monday, February 28, 2011

Back In Time

Are you old enough to remember the 70's?  I took a walk back in time last night.  My sister and I went to see "Blue Oyster Cult" and "Foghat" in concert.  You remember the songs......."GODZILLA" and "I just wanna make love to you".  The days of the 70's seem long ago and maybe I am dating myself but those were the good ole days!  And I must say I really enjoyed the concert.  If you have no clue who these bands are check out youtube there is plenty to be seen there.  We had a good time and both bands have quite a following!  And yes I did see both bands live back in the 70's.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

It's Back; Full of Color

I was out walking around in my yard yesterday and noticed my little cactus is back!  Yeah!  It died out when we had so much rain but somehow it survived and came back to life full force and full of gorgeous color.  We are expecting another big storm by the weekend.  I hope all my flowers survive.

Here is another little saying from my book Now Is the Time...... to watch the clouds
   Take time to watch the clouds as they decorate the sky.
    See how they morph into fabulous, ever-changing images.
    Note their ephemeral beauty and their endless patience.
    Admire their stunning simplicity.
    Learn their signs.
    Heed their warnings.

"In the hour of adversity be not without hope, for crystal rain falls from black clouds."
             (Persian Proverb)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Outstanding

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Broadway performance of the Wizard Of Oz.  My all time favorite movie since I was a small child.  This performance did not disappoint.  With the wonderful acting, singing, performances of all including the dog Toto this was an outstanding show.  Over the years I have seen The Wizard Of Oz  over 100 times on television, on ice, plays, shows, on the big screen and my son played a flying monkey at the age of 5 in a performance of The Wiz with a local theatre.  As a volunteer I helped with costumes....that was an exciting time to be in the midst of the behind the scenes of a huge production.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

 Happy Valentines Day.  Hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful day.
 I am watching my nephews today so I whipped up a couple fun treats for them.  My son does not eat cookies and chocolate but my nephews LOVE it.  So I will spoil them today.
The above is Rice Krispies, white chocolate and semi sweet chocolate, sprinkles and conversations hearts.  I don't like a lot of chocolate but when I tasted this it was GOOD! I got the recipe over at http://bakeat350blogspot.com/.  She is one creative lady.  And this was very easy.  After it sits for a bit you break it up into pieces. Yummy.

Enjoy your day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bad News Thursday

To make a long story short....I went to the doctor today to get my lip checked out due to some discoloring and a bump.  The doctor ended up taking a biopsy...I will spare you the details of that experience.  Came home with my lip stinging and pounding and looking like I was hit in the mouth and had stitches.  I no sooner got in the door at home and the phone rings.....it is my sons pediatrician...after a routine physical a week or so ago so my son can be on the golf team at school they sent him for extensive blood work.  The doctor on the other end tells me "the blood test came back that your son has Celiac Disease...HE HAS WHAT???  And he is slightly anemic.  You need to make an appointment with a specialist gastro for more testing....gastro what??" I hear her say "I am sorry I have to give you such bad news over the phone; but all the other blood work came back normal."  At this point I feel like I am going to hyperventilate.  I don't like anything to do with doctors or medical stuff.  Even talking about it gets me quizzy.  After I hung up I was numb, my heart sank and all I could do was cry.  All I could think about was how was I going to tell my 14 year old son he has this...it just made me cry even more.  My son already suffers from asthma and severe food allergies.  After I get over the initial shock and heartbreak this brings to me I am sure we will get through this.  I did sit my son down and explain it to him and told him this is another challenge that has been thrown our way and we will get through it.  I had him read a simple explanation of what this is and I think he was okay.

And oh one more thing.....my brother that died on the operating table a few moths ago and they brought him back was in surgery today.  He lives in Tennessee and I have not heard from his wife how he did.  I think I need a few prayers sent my way....please.  Thank you for listening to me ramble; I think I feel a bit better for the moment.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A song in the Air

Lately in the morning when I wake up I hear birds singing their song.  The chirping, the singing.....I have noticed so many birds around our yard.  It's not Spring yet.....is it?  Our weather has been so strange that maybe the birds are confused.  What ever the reason it is joy to my ears when I hear them singing.  During the day it sounds as though they are carrying on conversations.  Here's another quote from my little book......Now is the Time.......to listen for the birdsong
Whether your"re in the wilderness,
or in the "Big Smoke,"
listen for the songs of birds.
Somehow, somewhere, they will be near you.
They offer a sign of optimism,
of the rhythms of nature,
of the triumph of the individual.
They sing of hope.

Hope you have a song in your heart.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Seizing the Moment

A while back I was browsing the local book store and came across this cute little book.......Now Is the Time  170 Ways to Seize the Moment by Patrick Lindsay.  As the inside cover reveals this book will inspire you by gentle, encouraging words, reminders that within you lies the power to change your life, for the simpler, for the better - if you just embrace the moment and seize the day.   It also states that the morsels of insight, each accompanied by a meaningful quote from a noted luminary, contribute not only inspirational guidance but also specific actions one might take.  The fist one in the book is so true.........  Now is the time.......to tame your inbox ~
  Stop allowing e-mail to dominate your life.
  It interrupts your concentration.
  It puts you in a state of constant anticipation.
  Break the cycle.  Disconnect.
  Treat it like snail mail.
  Check it once each morning and late afternoon.
  Give yourself time to think.

"Information is pretty thin stuff, unless mixed with experience."
Clarence Day (1874-1935)

From time to time I will post more of these.  In the meantime.....enjoy your day!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The simple things

I purchased this cake stand a few weeks ago.  It caught my eye as I wondered around the store.  When I picked it up to take a better look  I noticed it was half price......even better!  It even came with a cake server.  The price for this was only $12.99.

Although no one in our home eats cake very often I had to have it.  The colors are vibrant and it just puts a smile on my face.  Isn't it grand when something so simple can make you smile?  Hope you all have something in your home that makes you smile when you glance at it.  Happy Friday!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sunny Shadows


This past Saturday as I looked out my back door I saw all these wonderful shadows and decided to capture them. Saturday was a warm sunny day in the 80's but Sunday was a different story - the weather turned cold and rainy.  No complaining here after seeing how much snow is coming down on some of you. 




Hope you all are having a wonderful week.