Thursday, February 23, 2012
Today is day TWO ... I "de-activated" my account... 40 days of will power. I miss it and find myself automatically wanting to "check in"... that's primarily what I do on facebook, quick check in, check out...
I "think" I'll miss updated photo's the most... but they will be there when I return... and I'm hoping I miss it "less and less" as the days and weeks move on...
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The private, quietness of the real reason "why" we are to do things... a hard message to convey to children, but hopefully they learn from example...
Gospel, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
1 'Be careful not to parade your uprightness in public to attract attention; otherwise you will lose all reward from your Father in heaven.
2 So when you give alms, do not have it trumpeted before you; this is what the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win human admiration. In truth I tell you, they have had their reward.
3 But when you give alms, your left hand must not know what your right is doing;
4 your almsgiving must be secret, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.
5 'And when you pray, do not imitate the hypocrites: they love to say their prayers standing up in the synagogues and at the street corners for people to see them. In truth I tell you, they have had their reward.
6 But when you pray, go to your private room, shut yourself in, and so pray to your Father who is in that secret place, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.
16 'When you are fasting, do not put on a gloomy look as the hypocrites do: they go about looking unsightly to let people know they are fasting. In truth I tell you, they have had their reward.
17 But when you fast, put scent on your head and wash your face,
18 so that no one will know you are fasting except your Father who sees all that is done in secret; and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.
will reflect on this again...
Friday, January 27, 2012
How about... he divorced wife # 2 because he was cheating on her... she was on probation for larceny... he never went to one of his kids sporting events... she was fired for always being late...
You get my drift?
Monday, January 16, 2012
Why do I love this sign so much???
Eight years ago my sisters had a hand made sign made for us... we went to the man who took such pride in his work, he hand carved it, painted it and pointed out all the signs he made in the area (Upper Saddle River Library, etc.). Can you believe someone "stole" it... I assume they lived at a "61" too. I was devastated! We made our own version, nothing special... I told this story a few times... once to a dear friend who had another one made for us... she knows I love pineapple's (sign of hospitality)... SO... it went up the day after Christmas... hanging so beautifully - if someone even "THINKS" of taking this one!!!!!
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Let us remember that the Christmas season starts on Christmas Eve, ask many in earlier generations, their Christmas Tree was only decorated on Christmas Eve! Similar to not having our church decorated until Christmas Eve... sad that the radio stations that play Christmas Music 24/7 stop on Christmas Day... I'm still playing Christmas Music... Remember that the Twelfth Night is followed by the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th! Keep you music on, keep your tree up... now is the time to celebrate the season!!!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
10 things about me-Christmas version
My blogger buddy "Frau" did this...
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
What is your favorite Christmas song?
"Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Do you have a nativity scene?
YES, a few, one was made by my parents
What is your favorite Christmas animation?
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
What is your favorite childhood Christmas memory?
Going to "the old" Newark Airport every year to pick up my grandmother...she was a character, a lot of fun and every year she told us that the current year it was "the best" Christmas Tree we ever had!
|The "old" Newark Airport|
What is your most memorable gift?
A doll set that came with a doll and hair dryer AND my Easy Bake Oven...impossible to choose!
Do you have any Christmas traditions?
Yes, too many (exhausted every year to be sure I don't change them...as I like to do some new thing's too)... Stone Crabs flown up for Christmas Eve Dinner. Friends who come every year for Christmas Breakfast. Christmas Day with my sisters, parents and family. And Irish Whiskey Cakes that I make dozens of every year as gifts! And... celebrating my Mom's birthday, Decembe 23!
"Some of the girls"
Christmas Eve - Stone Crabs
DOZENS of Irish Whiskey Cakes
Do you have a special Christmas wish this year?
Yes, to NOT over stress and make time to go to a few concerts and events that are NOT commercial and will help "ground" me and keep this holiday in perspective!!
I do NOT want to feel like this...
Plan to go to concerts!
If you could have anything for Christmas what would it be?
A VERY expensive, best on the market vacuum that picks up golden retriever hair... I just can't let myself spend over $1000. on a vacuum, but I want one SO badly!!!
|"Wish List" that I'd be SO mad if someone spent this much...|
If you could spend Christmas anywhere, where would it be?
HOME...or local with family. The thoughts of waking up anywhere but home is not an option!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
"Self, do it so next Spring, it looks organized" ...AND - the same with summer clothes in the attic and sweaters coming out... AND... sort of the same with my check book, keep it balanced... don't worry, I'm careful when driving or crossing a street... but these thoughts "do" flash through my mind...
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
Colleagues forget favors.
Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are
And a girl friend is never farther away
than needing her can reach.
"NO idea who wrote this... but loved it so much and had to share"
Sunday, November 6, 2011
|Love these, but don't want the brown only on the top|
|LOVE these, if only the suade was brown leather!|
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Bang Bang Tacos
We went to Bonefish Grill the night before "Irene" ... LOVED it! Going again with friends tomorrow night, besides very reasonable... so good, fun and lively atmosphere, fresh fish and the menu seems to have favorites but also seasonal specials... Highly recommended!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011