Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I also remember KuKla, Fran and Ollie, and trust me, that was really quite the weird little puppet show, but I watched it.
Now after all of this discussion, and I am in hopes that he remembers some of it, he just didn't seem to be that impressed with my vivid and colorful memory......in fact he seemed to be grateful that the ride to school was over and he could escape.........sigh......I am thinking that I am losing a listener quickly here...........
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Egads, i didn't post for two days and now you have to do something new to get into your blog. Ok, ok, for you organized ladies (and trust me, when I said the word 'organized', it wasn't said in a kind, loving voice!!!!) I bet you have all of your accounts either in alphabetical or numerical order written down or hidden away in a secret file on the computer, along with each and every password that you have.............phllllllllllllllllllt! Me, well I have these two pathetic pieces of paper, stuck away in my address book. Now these two pieces of paper are really treasures......for not only do they have all of these little notes jotted here and there, but they have 14 gazillion crossouts and re-writes where I have had to change my password, because I didn't remember it the first 100 times and then that particular site would assign me a new one. I love some of their password..........yellow bus 1458 butterfly........or candy33bluehair87.....or love737fall97..........like, hello?? You really expect me to remember this? So with great sorrow, I am unrolling my l o n g list of "to-dos" and add, organize site info..........man, even tho' it is 583 on the list, it just makes me shake.........
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I received the best link this a.m.............I am sharing with all of you........and trust me, I laughed and laughed and laughed.........that good down deep happy laughter........I am sharing it with you too in hopes that you will also laugh, chuckle or at least a wee smile will appear.........
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
The above graphic is a Mary Engelbreight.......... http://www.maryengelbreit.com/default.aspx, I love her work..........but the whole thought I am going to try to share IS: I may be computerless!!! Just typing the words sends chills down my spine.......isn't that pathetic???? The digital camera that I have is old. It is so old that it uses the plastic floppy discs.......which always confused me, as they are hard hard plastic, so why are they called floppy? Well, one got stuck in my A drive (I know, most computers don't even have an A dive any more.......). I have tried removing it with my fingers.........oiy vey.......took all the skin off around the cuticle area of my pointer finger.......ouch!!!!! Then I went and got my most favorite tool in the house...........my tweezers............I am telling you, I don't let anything happen to these tweezers, they are jewels!!! Even tried using the small kitchen tongs.........so now I will wait until Steven gets home and see if together we can retrieve that nasty little disc.............if not, then off to the computer doctors my machine will go............and trust me, I just don't want that to happen. I have come to rely on my computer to keep in touch with friends, retrieve information both needed and trivial, play games (and I do wish I had more time to do that..........I like to play games) and share photos with people and keep up my new site. I do remember a time when my computer didn't have internet and I could just use it for writing letters and such..........shoot, I can remember when I functioned and quite well actually, without a computer at all..........but I don't like to think about those days .............no not really........so if you don't mind, send some good thoughts this way and if I disappear, it isn't because I am being held captive............I will return.......
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I don't know why I am amazed at this........but I am. I didn't picture palm trees in Texas, I pictured, cacti..........and there are quite enough of those prickly items here. Now, it's not that I don't like palm trees, but in my mental image, I don't have any of these tall beauties floating about.........so put palm trees in one hand and wrangler dressed gentlemen in the other.......shoot, I do hope you know which one is going to win out in my game !!!!!!!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. Spanish Proverb
I believe that.......I do, why if I accomplished just half of what I have put on my list for tomorrow, why I would be the most productive woman, not take that back, most productive human in America. Tomorrow holds the promise that things that overwhelm us, will have dwindled in size. Tomorrow teases us with hopes of the thinness, clear skin, silky hair, and neatness. Tomorrow also possesses the ability to allow us to day dream, have fantasies, and hope.........and when tomorrow comes, we will forgive him/her if the promise isn't fulfilled...........why there is always the next tomorrow to let our hopes and dreams thrive, and become more enriched. I also like that tomorrow holds the words of love, forgiveness, understanding and compassion. The next day and night, can lead us into so many wonderous avenues of learning, music, literature, taste, smell, discovery..........ah never let my love of tomorrow fade, for if it does, I believe that is when I will have lost my youth.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Valentine's Day History
There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine's Day. Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries. Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer's daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it "From Your Valentine". Other aspects of the story say that Saint Valentine served as a priest at the temple during the reign of Emperor Claudius. Claudius then had Valentine jailed for defying him. In 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 to honour St. Valentine.
Gradually, February 14 became the date for exchanging love messages and St. Valentine became the patron saint of lovers. The date was marked by sending poems and simple gifts such as flowers. There was often a social gathering or a ball.
In the United States, Miss Esther Howland is given credit for sending the first valentine cards. Commercial valentines were introduced in the 1800's and now the date is very commercialised. The town of Loveland, Colorado, does a large post office business around February 14. The spirit of good continues as valentines are sent out with sentimental verses and children exchange valentine cards at school.
Valentines have done some amazing turn arounds.........some for the better and yet I am sorry, I do so love all of the wonderful Victorian valentines. All the roses, glitter, (see that glitter and glitz thing again), the mushy poems, the dramatic couple looking at each other with those dreamy love smitten eyse. Ok, ok, on to my childhood (yes it was before landing on the moon !!!) , by this time, the pre-boxed valentinese were available, but we still would make our own, iwth the dolies and red construction paper, tons of glue and if you could afford it glitter.......whoa, again the glitter.
I remember that my children (who have all visited the big 30 by now) had about the same options, the packages valentines with the various themes and I am sure some of them contained whatever the phase was at the time........balloons, color your own, etc. I just know that I hoped and prayed that the two girls didn't want the same "theme"........oh my goodness, the trauma and dramatics that took place when that happened!!!!
This year, my grandsons had tattos in their valentines.........of course I couldn't figure out how to keep them inside the little flimsy fold over valentine, that you help together with a sticker.........so we are putting them over ourselves and that has turned into a fun activity...........guess there is suppose to be a slit in the valentine somewhere........I can't find it.
I ramble, guess you realize that by now..........but through all of this, my heart still belongs to the old-fashion valentine of the Victorian age..........Love, isn't it beautiful..........
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
So, I thought it was interesting, there were many more and I am sure that if you are interested in this flower trivia, that there are copies of this book somewhere, or lists that will either agree or disagree with the above "meanings" of flowers.............I just know that I love flowers. I like them wild, in a garden, and in a bouquet...
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I don't know what it is about those pearls, crystals, seed beads, and other wonderful stones, but man, I just can't keep my hands off of them........and someone said that it shows. If you haven't had a chance to visit the site, I hope you will..........and I would LOVE to hear comments, suggestions, and just plain chatter.........I love chatter. Thank you to all who have supported me through my many and various stages of "finding myself". I can't gaurantee that I truly am found, but right now I am liking where I am at.............