Saturday, May 21, 2011

Make them bloom

People deal too much with
 the negative, with what is wrong...Why not try and
see positive things, to just
 touch those things and make
 them bloom?
--- Thich Nhat Hanh
My friend Marie and I went to a
couple of nurseries this past week
and of course,  found all sorts of
wonderful plants!    The above is
a Sunscape Daisy and looks just
like a sunset.

Another friend and I saw the movie
Something Borrowed.   There is a book
out, in fact two, so we are looking
forward to the second one,
Something Blue.
It was cute, although something
was a bit off that I wish they
would have explained a bit more,
but I love these romantic
comedies anyway!
I forgot to mention that Mike
and I saw Soul Surfer and Rio
this past month too.  Both were
great movies and I wasn't
disappointed in Soul Surfer. 
 I was so looking forward to it
 and it was wonderful!
 See my past post about
Bethany  HERE
Remember to enter my first
giveaway by becoming a follower
of my blog.  Details HERE

Friday, May 13, 2011

May 12th was International ME/CFS Awareness Day.

Yesterday, May 12th, was
 International ME/CFS Awareness Day.
For a glimpse of what it is like
to live with this devastating disease/virus
please click HERE 
Here is a bit from Laurel's post ---
"For the millions who are sick, for the millions who have lost years of their lives, and for the millions more who will later become afflicted, please take a moment from your day to reflect and remember. If you know someone with ME/CFS, take the time to write them a quick note and let them know you care, and you have not forgotten them. Take time to learn more about this devastating disease and help spread the word to increase awareness. Take the precious time and the blessing of good health that so many ME/CFS patients have lost, and savor it. Savor it not just for yourself, but for them. For all of those who have lost so much, and who so desperately want their lives back."

In honor of Laurel
 (and her outside birds)
this photo is a new nest on our front
porch.   I wish the Mommy bird was
there, but she must be eating.
Hopefully the little eggs while hatch
over the next couple of weeks.   :o) 
I'll try to get a photo of them if I can.
(At least, I think there are eggs up there!)
  The previous owners put up the wire,
but this is the first year in five
that the birds have made a nest.
I am so excited!
Here is the Mommy bird!
She was on her nest, but
flew out when she saw me.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Betty's 90th Birthday

Today we celebrated Betty's
90th birthday at our local
health food store.   Betty works
 there twice a week, each a 3 hour
shift.  She wanted to say she worked
 until she was 90!   I asked her if
now she was going to work until
she was 95 and she said,
"if she'll have me!"
She gives me such hope!
A friend called tonight to say 
Betty was at a local bar with
 friends for Margarita Wednesdays
sipping a margarita!
Such inspiration !   :o)


Monday, May 2, 2011

Jasmine's 5th Birthday / Giveaway

Well I got my computer back
although there are still programs
to re-load, etc.   I thought I would
do a quick post and show you
a photo of my dear sweet
niece, Jasmine, celebrating
 her 5th birthday.

Behind her is Mike on the right
 and my Dad on the left .
We all met in Old Town Sacramento,
 rode the train, ate at Joe's Crab
Shack and then walked around
Old Town.   This was taken
at Joe's.  They dressed her
as a birthday fairy and the
bottle she is holding was
 fairy dust she was
to sprinkle on everyone.
You can tell how thrilled
she was!  She was so cute though,
she walked around sprinkling it
on the ground in a big circle,
 with a dead-pan face.
Everyone loved it!

Here she is opening one of her
 gifts (natural modeling clay)
 with a big smile!
Reminder about my giveaway.
Go HERE for more info.
Hope everyone is doing well.
I'll be back in a couple of days
with more stuff.   :o)