Monday, December 28, 2009

Good Morning everyone
I feel mentally well and recharged : )
Physically I think I am older than my 60 years.
I am grateful for so much and glad I fall asleep without aid of medications each night.
I seem to have issues with my Followers/Friends gadget so before I became a raving maniac
it will not be on my side bar any more because it is frustrating to keep adding and watch it disappear : ( Honestly, I love blogging and the dear Friends I have met and the new ones I meet but since all of you know who you are...Mission is accomplished!!!
I will continue to follow all of the super and wonderful blogs!!!

Pleas click the above photo and peruse this blog!!!
What a graphic designer she is. Her blog is pure delight!!!
I am still sorting through, literally, hundreds of photos taken during these Christmas holidays to find the pictures of Lil Malaika to show everyone.

Here is Lil Malaika, in her Mommie's bed, saying no more photos : )
Actually she just fell over as she is almost 5 months now and has not quite mastered the skill of sitting up too long by herself : )
I like this picture of Lil Malaika and her Auntie Shana, my oldest daughter.
Today is a busy day for me as I have an Etsy order to mail off, need to list more items to sell on Etsy and just breathe deeply and enjoy life : )
Peace and Love to all

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bohemian: Vesele Vanoce

These little photo's were taken with my daughter's cell phone as she lost her digital camera.

I sewed this very large Christmas stocking the other day,
per my daughter's request,
 as she wants to use it as a prop for Little Malaika's first Christmas photograph.

Yes, I think she is the best Christmas present ever : )
I have lots to post but I have been transferring the photos and important information
I have on this computer's hard drive to a couple of 8 gigabit flash drives so that I will
not loose everything when it crashes.
The Cyber guys who serviced it said to be prepared for the eventual demise : (
I have to go through the photographs so I can show you the beautiful pictures of presents I have received all the way back to earrings I won from Darla in October : )
I promised I would take picture in them and I will do this when the daughter comes over
Christmas eve.
Tia (Mz. Smoochie Lips to us old timers : ) of  
Domestic Underground blog made a decoration with the focal point a very pretty bird and said in her post "whomever wants this send me your name and address" I almost broke my finger writing so fast!!! Well, she sits on the top of my desk looking so queenly.
My friend, Sharon at A Fanciful Life blog, sent me so many lovely presents that it was mind boggling!!!
Then (ta dah with a drum roll) Sweet Carol Anne
Carol Anne's Boutique blog, sent me a creation that made me swoon!!!
Please when you have time visit all of the above blogs as I look to them for delightful inspirations!!!
I am so happy with the ending of the year that has allowed me to deal, positively, with
many challenges I thought would make me pass out : )
I found, through many discussions with many friends, that life serves us surprises and
  fortunately I am here to talk about them!!!
Oh, I finally got my brace for my left leg : )

 I tried it on and I almost walk normally.
It is rather exciting for me as my left side has me walking with a gimpy stride.
This is for many years because of an aneurysm I had when I was about 24.
Then I had botched foot surgery that severed a main tendon in my left foot.
Then the spinal stenosis surgery made me limp even more.
Most people I have met only notice if I am tired and I have to think to lift my foot : )
At least my brain still works : )
 Sometimes, I feel not regular and then I think of how truly fortunate I am : )
Now all I have to do is go to Ross's or Nordstrom's Rack and find a pair casual
leather walking shoes (they have to be 1 size larger to accept the brace and my foot)
so I can start using it.
Thank you dear ones
Merry Christmas 
around the world!!!
  Merry Yule!, God Jul!, Christmas Alegre,  
Joyeux Noel, Frohe Weihnachten,  
Hauskaa Joulua, Boas Festas,  
Vroijk kerstfeest, Gladedlig Jul, 
 Natale allegro,  
Feliz Navidad, Maligayang Pasko
Happy Hanuka, Peaceful Ramadan,  
Vesele Vanoce,

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Hospital Window

I read this and it put several things into perspective for me this morning. 
I am in awe of people that face adversity with an open heart and show strength while enduring pain (emotional, physical, etc) I cannot imagine. 
What will my words say to them?  
I know strong women & men, my Mom, and several on the blogs. 
I admire them and hope I would be as strong as they when my time comes.

 The Hospital Window
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.

The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.

Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man could not hear the band, he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days, weeks and months passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.
She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his firstlook at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.

It faced a blank wall.

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, 'Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you to live and get well soon to have a look at all the nice things of this world.'
There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.  
Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.
'Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present.'
I am glad to have people on blogs to know, meet, listen too, talk with and enjoy the company of many people.
Thank you!!!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Sunday computer malfunctions

Hello and cheers to all:
I am on my way to take my computer to the repair guys as I have some spyware and malware that is shutting my computer down : (
See everyone in a couple of days!!!
I got my chocolate fudge from Grandma Yellow Hair's give away and it is so delicious; my daughter, Shana, said it is too good. Like addictive good!!!
Will write about it and other stuff when my computer is well again.
I miss everyone already!!!


Love, Peace and Big Cheer for this wonderfulChristmas!!!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Good Morning:
I found {No, it was not lost : )} the neatest blog last night.
They are having a SUPER Give Away.

Click on the above photo link and photo and see their site : )
Then sign up for their marvelous Give Away.
It made me smile and what JOY there is to behold!!!
Lil Malaika did a sleep over here last night. First time.
It is the first time my oldest daughter Shana, almost 35, had a baby stay all night with her : )

I am truly enjoying using these photos with the words applied to them : )
Click on the photo and it will take you to the site.
Have a GREAT day; I have to package up a couple items I sold in my etsy shop : )