Finacial Management is a great responsibility.
At school one student was asked what the difference was between a
plan and a budget.
His reply: A plan is what we want to do
and a budget is why we can't.
Countries who learn this are kept free. Countries who don't
know this are bought and sold and the people have no
choice in the matter.
Time is a river.. and books are boats
many volumes start down that stream,
only to be wrecked and lost beyond recall
in its sands.
Only a few, a very few, endure the testings
of time and live to bless the ages following.
Because you're mine,. I walk the line.
This is love for sure.
I have gotten into doing cross word puzzles.
They are always beside the horoscope in our paper lol
I still like to read the horoscope.
I tried my hand at sudoku and I have to say I am awful at it
Everything works until the end. lol
I never played solitary either.
I remember a boy sat me down to play chess.
I was about 5.
I had no idea how to play and as a result I never liked it.
But checkers.... now you are talking.lol
My Dad would want to play games with me and my Mom.
He hated to lose and when I lost, he would sit gloating.
He'd keep saying things like, oh look shee's upset. Oh look what a sore loser..
The fact of the matter was, that I never cared to win or to lose.
I played to make him happy. lol
But I would lose my good will nature when he would begin the incessant
teasing about how I felt about losing.
It almost made me not want to play games with him but if I didn't, he
would probably have teased about that too.
I would console myself by thinking that maybe this was how he felt when he lost.
He was a lot more competitive than I ever was.
I was always happy when people were happy, win or lose.
He just didn't understand that.
A brain I will never be lol
But I will always be a student because of my thirst for knowledge.
Before it was about shopping for things and today, it is about shopping for
food bargains. Most people are complaining about the food
I keep saying ... keep it local.... but the government is right and
the people are wrong.
Even the stores are saying that it's scary.
They buy at higher prices and if the people dont buy ie asparagass
at $ 7.00 a bunch, it rots and they lose money.
Smart is the guy who buys local.
Smart are the towns that do green house grow ops. or hydrophonic gardens.
People always need food.
Bowie passed away today. More and more actors and singers
are leaving us at a very early age.
The weather this morning was brisk and icy but then it warmed up into rain.
On the whole it was pretty dull the whole day.
The morning sky was pale blue at the bottom of the horizon, turning into mauve with
clouds edging in pink from the sun above. It was unbelievably beautiful .
I don't think I've ever seen a sky so striking.
It didn't last.
We managed to get to the farmers market.
I got two huge cucumbers (over one foot long) for 1.50 each
Most of the veggies were cheaper so I got the broccoli,lettuce tomatoes, ginger , spinach
and eggplant . Zuccinis for some reason were still expensive.
The olive oil was cheaper too but hubby said we'll come back.
We need mazola lol It was not cheap. lol
It's a lot more fun to shop at farmers markets.
You never know what you will find there.
The tomatoes were expensive at the Superstore and worse.... rotten.
One wonders how they could charge so much for rotten vegetables.
I got out one of my paintings to finish.
As I was looking at it from afar, things started to click in place as to how to finish it
but now it's up close, and the visual perspective from yesterday declined.
It's always good to step back when painting something.
Today I remembered my childhood. My Mom put me to bed at six ever night and I spent the rest of the evening pestering her for food and water and pee time. lol
Disney land came on TV at 6 so when I saw that, I would beg her to stay up and watch it.
She would relent saying ok Just Disneyland and then to bed you go.
Maybe this is why I hate sleeping. I always wish it was day and day and day.
What a treat it was to watch Disneyland and Mr Disney was such a special man to me.
Today our throw away society doesn't appreciate 3/4's of what's out there.
Something breaks, get a new one.
When you learn not to treasure your belongings, you obtain bad habits which then
affects friendships, families, pets, marriages, education.....not to mention a dump full of things which
could have been recycled and reused.
People don't want used today but used carries with it an air of mystery to discover.
Who owned it? How was it used? What spiritual imprint was left on the object.
What era did it come from?
Take amber for instance. Amber was very much valued by my Grand mother.
Today we see amber and much of it is fake. Even the real ones may not be the ones
from resin trees that are supposed to be over 1000 years old.
They even put insects into it to get more value
Real amber does not melt. It burns. But they drill holes and put in insects or scorpions etc...
and then fill in the holes with some plastic filler.
So now, even if you want to buy it, it somehow loses it's mystery knowing how people try to cheat you.
Living a so called solitary life, whereby one really stands out as an individual,
being all about oneself, can be a lonely existence and experience.
Eventually one tires of it and looks to connect with another soul.
Lucky are those who can find a soul mate, willing to stand by you through
thick and thin.
Very special indeed.
Some people sold their Alf at the Flea Market but I still have mine. lol
It was my sons and I am keeping it for him.
It is a way to not forget the past when we enjoyed him on tv.
He comes out at Christmas along with all the other toys and train set
keeping up with tradition.
I hope one day when I am gone my kids will bring out these toys and
put them around the tree to enjoy the nostalgia of Christmas past.
It is very chilly this morning as I took the dogs out.
My son was already vacuuming his car.lol
This is inspirational.
Today was a beautiful spring day.
People have taken down all the lights while mine are still on.
They were put up late so I am trying to make the best of them.
Some houses are still lit up and the tree is in the front window .
The 6th is our Christmas., Hay under the table to represent the manger
Wheat to represent the abundance of Christ coming
Linen Table cloth to represent Jesus' clothing
12 course meal to represent the 12 apostles. : barley, honey, stewed prunes, pierogi, sauerkraut,
potatoes, lima beans, garlic, Lenten bread, mushroom soup and salt.
All to remind people life is both bitter and sweet/ Life is everyday a work in progress.
A candle represents the star in Bethlehem.
An extra setting is always set ( do it all the time) for Jesus in spirit or as a traveller.
Honey is crossed over our forehead : May we love one another as a bee loves honey
A cup of wine is passed around
Uniting faith and love bread is broken and dipped in honey to eat.
Garlic is cracked between the teeth is eaten to ward us from evil
Food is eaten without knives or pepper as these represent argument and cutting relationships.
candle is blown out gently. If the smoke rises straight up it means a
blessing for the year.
I love tradition. Makes celebrating special.
The crock pot soup in my kitchen is delicious and soothes the spirit
otherwise disturbed by world events.
The Kennel Club accepted two new dog breeds . One is a hairless
terrier. I like it. It looks like a naked Miniature Dalmation Pincher. lol
The other is like an Grayhound. A very docile sporty looking dog.
If I was in a dog buying mood I would definitely look at these new breeds.
The terrier looks very smart and can be taught well. I wish I was younger
to play with them but alas the small dogs I have now,
are wonderful dogs for me.
I tried sweeping leaves outside but it was a fruitless attempt everything
being wet and dirty.
My acorns opened up like the day which slowly ebbed into nightfall.
Days , like life and the spirit , are regenerated
Worth watching 1 2 and 3 as well.
We should all awaken and live with our third eye.
I love pine cones.
Whenever I take the dogs out, I always find one or two
that have fallen from the tree.
So I pick them up and dry them out inside the house.
Some have seeds which I plant and others do not being
already eaten by the so many birds and squirrels we have here.
We don't know the symbol of the pine cone and it is found
in basically all religions symbolizing regeneration.
A pine cone is a sign that Jesus will always regenerate
and this means he is always with us.
Europe was quiet this year but Vancouver put on a huge fireworks display.
The first in 10 years.
We are always the last to celebrate after the world finishes so we try to go to New York
and Hong Kong but this year we had our own celebration and the people were very happy.
There was a small one earlier for the kids too.
My Tanya was petrified of the fireworks She sat the whole night shaking.
Natalie Cole died This is the first person this new year.
I loved her Dad. What nice songs he sang.
Last night Jack Frost created a winter wonderland to look at.
Everything was glistening under a brisk clear sky.
We stayed up but saw no lights in the sky (aurora borealis).
I wonder who did?
The year of the monkey should prove to be interesting.
So the holidays are finally over. They go by so fast.
When I was a kid there seemed to be so much more going on in our house.
In our family every one is hardly ever home. There are no excuses to stay
home to shovel snow or school cancellations.
No excuses to look for Santa or prepare milk and cookies.
No one singing Christmas Carols on the street .
No excitement families usually have when they have small children.
None of the hustle and bustle and frills.
Times have changed and so have the people.
This morning there is the Polar Swim so people have to get up early to
freeze some butts lol
The sun is shining on the frosty trees and birds have begun to sing.
We don't see so many but they are out there.
Might be the moon cause dogs have attacked people both on the street and in homes.
It is not normal for dogs to flip out like that.
According to the Horoscope, this year is the year of the Red Monkey.
Apart from going down town Vancouver, where they say a lot of security
will be hired so people could enjoy the fireworks,
tonight is a good night to enjoy at home .
Tonight is the time for Tarot cards and Horsoscope and predictions
for the New Year.
Tonight is the time for New Year resolutions and closing the page
to begin a new.
Dust yourself off and start again.
For most, it should be a very positive year to look forward to.
Hope you all have a nice drink ready. I am partying already with New Zealand
It's a whole day reserved for toasting countries as every one celebrates at different times.
We in BC are the last ones. Kinda makes us the Lonely West Coast doesnt it. lol
But New York Time Square is at 9pm and we will watch the big blue ball with enthusiasm.
We had a jolt like no other at 11:49 last night.
It was like a sonic boom!
Scared us out of our pants.
They said 10,000 people could die in Vancouver
from a serious quake and the island could split in half.
Thankfully this time it was small but Princeton gets many
and Charlotte Island where you could buy a summer place for 19k.
I guess its good until it's gone.
Not a good sign for the new year. too many quakes
This was an amazing part of history come to an end.
I have always admired Lee Quan Yew because he reminded me
of our own Mayor Jean Drapeau ,of Montreal, Quebec, who equally
loved his city and country.
Our Mayor once threatened to separate Montreal from Quebec if
Quebec ever tried to separate from Canada.
Lee Kuan Yew was surprised Malaysia let Singapore go.
He now was left alone to build Singapore
and what a job he did!
This Island state was the safest and best place to raise children.
It almost made you cry when coming back home, your children had to face
a culture of drugs, foul language, bullying, etc....
Some say the culture shock was in Asia at the time but coming back,
I found the culture shock was in North America, to see just how far down
the ladder people had fallen.
The poor, the homeless, the damaged souls, living under bridges,
in city street lanes....the drugs, alcoholism, people walking with wet pants,
having peed in them, people fighting with street lamps...
just not things one would see in Singapore during Lee Kuan Yews' time even at the thieves market lol
Lee Kuan Yew left a Legacy he can be proud of. He was Singapore.
If all the Mayors of cities and Premiers of Provinces and the Federal Government,
took the example of Lee Kuan Yew, we would have a strong country to be proud of.
Lee Kuan Yew did not follow political correctness, but what was correct.
Some of the issues Justin Trudeau was elected on, seems down right shameful
as Canada quietly falls from a country of the first world, into a country of the third world.
Yes, we are falling. Our leaders did not inspire our people do do what is correct and instead
we follow what is politically correct and this is nothing short of lies our Justin Trudeau's
wide open mouth keeps spewing every day and tells us that he will continue to keep his mouth
One day the flies will fly in and choke him, since there can only be one truth.
Not political truth but truth and every one, deep inside know what that is.
We cannot succeed running a country on corrupt values, be they in government or business
or the banking system. Eventually it all comes to an end and then so many will fall
into an abyss which is called hell and pull every one else along with them.
In Canada, Justin won on the issue of fear. He manipulated vigilance into fear.
But fear is what inspired Lee Kuan Yew, because he loved his country.
Fear built a swamp into a wonder city people can now enjoy. Fear kept the people clean and pure.
Fear made the world turn around and pay attention to this little island.
Part two - the eulogies - are important to listen to since many called this Garden State, land of the orchid , The Lion City and a friendly dictatorship.
Order works but order is not supported by many in North America, who think freedom lies in drugs, abortions, assisted suicide, gay pride and contracts written to make sure the customer fails and can be extorted from, keeping him poor.
The aim of justice is to encourage people to trust and believe in a system , geared towards the benefit and enrichment of the people, not the destruction of the middle class.
There in lies the difference between giants of men and wannabees running for government, to gain a larger pension.
I made a total of 12 angels.
The two red ones are the latest and these are all going on the tree.
I'd like the pink and beige one to be a tree topper She had the most work done on her.
One would use toilet paper centers to place over the top and the angel over.
As candle covers , one would again use the center of the toilet rolls to place 3-4 candles inside.
Being held tight they would then allow the angel to sit over them.
These angels are so much fun to make.
This year we see so much of Merry Christmas as opposed to Happy Holidays and
Christmas carolers .
May you all have a wonderful safe Christmas.!!!
Such a wonderful singer.
Laura Branigan died in 2004 from a brain aneurism.
I was wondering why all of a sudden she disappeared.
Went to a hot spring this week end. The hot water sure was nice
to soak in.
Stores were not too over crowded. The more they improve malls,
the more rent they charge and the higher the prices for shopping there.
Slippers which generally cost 39.-45.00 now cost 98.00
Then they wonder why Walmart does so well. lol
Most stores shocked me out of there.
Metro town had much better prices.
My son got his niece a few things from Frost. This is a nice story
about a Princess turning everything she touched to ice.
I had no idea it was so popular but then I had boys and I'd be
looking at Star Wars lol
Years go by but some things just stay popular through generations.
It was nice to spend time with my son. The day was his treat and he
was in a wonderful mood and the winner was me for most of the day. lol
Life goes in waves. Some waves are warm graceful waves
where you feel wrapped in silky satin.
Others are waves that make you sputter and choke as they
are swift and irregular not giving you a chance to take a breath..
Then you have the bashing thrashing waves that really take you through
the wringer. If they cast you ashore still alive, consider yourself lucky.
Poseiden had pity on you.
Life is always to be accepted for what it is.
It is in charge and it is in control and it decides when it is time to move forward.
If you are one to believe in destiny and in a path that was written well
before your birth, then it is easier to accept life such as it is.
Life is an act of being that is never ending.
It continues in its' act of exploration and experience , as it does when a child is born
into a new world, taking its first breath and then at the end when God and angels
show it the light and allow it to breath in a new phase of existence.
In that sense we are always children to continuously be educated.
We grow old and still wonder what this was all about?
What is the truth of it all?
The truth is in being at peace and allowing destiny to continue showing you the way.
Man is no different from the corals which send out spores into the universe.
The act of life is laborious in nature but there are moments of rest and peace
when the silky satin wave appears and grace overtakes the trusting soul and
shows it the way.
We reject many things not believing in their existence but thankfully,
what is, still believes in us and this makes all the difference knowing,
I will be there.
Life always presents you with unexpected things.
No matter who you are, life surrounds pain, suffering, joy,
regret, love, hate
................ and teaches you to bend.
You are not alone. There is no shame.
Every one loses self control at one point in life or another.
This is what makes us human and alive.
These are the learning experiences that help make us grow in body and spirit
into mature understanding people.
What would life be without problems to resolve?
With nothing to lose self control over..... life would be boring.
Just think.. Today we had snow.
Big... beautiful... fluffy snowflakes
to lose control in.
I felt like Gene Kelly dancing in the rain. lol
I felt like Picasso exploring images beyond human comprehension.
It's nice to let go and just be yourself.
There is life and then there is life.
One is to let go in and the other..... is to say to....
You want to take my self control and sometimes you do
When I met my beloved husband I called him eagle eyes.
They were so bright
and seemed to glisten like the wild eagle, full of strength,
passion, innocence and power.
A hunter, survivor, a symbol of pride and elegance,
How could a gal resist such eyes? lol
I compared his eyes, to the Russian song Your Dark Eyes,
a song I loved so much about hypnotic black eyes .
But.............. black eyes
often scared me as they seemed to be doors to the underworld.
There was a door one dare not pass through until the time was right.
Very light blue eyes were also too hard to look at,
as they seemed to be cold.
Eyes, after all , are windows to the soul.
It's funny how people interpret other people through such simple things
like eyes ears nose smile. My husband had ears nose and smile I also loved.
Attraction as they say, is not a potato and beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder.
Michael Jackson was ahead of the times loving life the way all
life should be loved and cared for.
His video shows how much he wanted love to reign on this planet.
Very touching video.
Well, I must say I've been reading a lot.
After fasting 12 hours, I gave myself a gallbladder flush consisting of
olive oil and lemon juice.
My son and I argue about food we should eat . We agree on a low carb diet
but apparently our body does need fat.
The gall bladder consists of bile and cholesterol
which it injects into the lower intestine for digestion purposes.
If you have no fat to dissolve ( meaning if you are vegetarian, no fat) the cholesterol
and bile crystallize and form gallbladder stones because there is no fat for them to
Some stones can be dissolved with drugs like
ursodiol or chenodol which takes about 6-8 weeks,
or they can inject something into the gall bladder and
dissolve the stones within 6-12 hours .
This procedure involves a painful burning sensation.
Then there is the removal of the gall bladder which involves 5-6 days in hospital.
Apparently they have a new, less intrusive way to do this today than in the past.
All in all , fat is required in ones' body to function properly so binge diets, aimed at quick
weight loss, is also bad to do for the above reason.
So when it comes to fat, my son and I are at a grid lock.
Every day they come up with something new. Who to believe.
Live and learn lol Made great soup today The smell is unbelievable.
We forget time is timeless and the world can survive with or without us.
Would be nice to enjoy and wake up to the sun, take a deep breath
and think..... what a beautiful world!
If only people would stop fighting and get along.
Michael Jackson left a great legacy.
Weather still dull and rain is consistent but the mountains look beautiful.
This is interesting. La Foule was discovered by Edith Piaf ,in Argentina.
She made it famous in 1957.
She didn't like the original lyrics by Enrique Dizeo so she made her own.
The song was composed by Angel Cabral of Argentina in 1936
The original song is called "Que nadie sepa mi sufrir", and is one of
two Argentine composed Peruvian waltzes that were regional hits, being
"Amarraditos" the other. "Que nadie sepa mi sufrir" was composed in
1936, almost twenty years before Edith Piaf heard it from the the 1953
recording by Alberto Castillo (the first recording was done in 1936 by
Hugo del Carril).the song completely creating the world hit that is known today as
The original lyrics are clearly meant to be sung by a
heartbroken man who has been abandoned by his lover, whereas the Edith
Piaf song keeps the heartbreak in the context of a dazed girl who falls
for a man in a crowd and then loses him almost immediately.
The song is something like this:
don't be amazed if I tell you what you were
an ungrateful person with my poor heart
- because the fire of your beautiful black eyes
illuminated the way of another other love
and to think that I loved you tenderly
- that I felt better than ever by your side
- and because of those funny things in my life
I saw myself without the kiss from your mouth
lover of my lovers, love of mine
What have to done to me, that I can't resign myself
- without contemplating about you
- as you paid back badly for my sincere affection
what you'll get is I never mention you again
love of my loves you stopped loving me
don't worry about it, nobody will find out
what do I gain by telling you that there's a many that changed my luck
they make fun of my and nobody knows of my suffering
don't be surprised if I tell you what you were like
an ungrateful heartbreaker
because the fire of your beautiful black eyes
illuminated a new love
and to think I simply adored you
that with you I felt like never before
and with those fateful turns of life
I was faced with losing your kisses
love of all my loves you stopped loving me
don't worry about it, nobody will find out
what will i gain by saying there's a man who changed my luck
they mock me because nobody knows my suffering
I will die of lovesickness and nobody will be the wiser.
amor de mis amores si dejaste de quererme / (repeated chorus)
no hay cuidado que la gente de esto no se enterara
que gano con decir que un hombre cambio mi suerte
se burlaran de mi que nadie sepa mi sufrir
In past 150 yrs Armenia, Holocaust Cambodia Darfur Rwanda Bosnia Native Americans all
12th C, Sultan of Delhi ,Kutb-d Din Aibak practiced what was called Democide.
In 1221 the Mongol army slaughtered 1,300,000 people.
Democide is a term revived and redefined by the political scientistR. J. Rummel (1932-2014) as "the murder of any person or people by their government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder". Rummel created the term as an extended concept to include forms of government murder that are not covered by the term genocide, and it has become accepted among other scholars. According to Rummel, democide surpassed war as the leading cause of non-natural death in the 20th century.
used to remember tribes in South America, who actually could claim
genocide, but there is no one left to talk about them.They are hard to
find on line or maybe I just don't know where to look. Every one today, who talks about genocide, can only claim attempts at genocide if anything. Even the Germans, can't claim to have succeeded and we have Israel to prove it. The
Germans did not only kill Jews. They killed every one and Slavs were
next on their list to exterminate. How do you also explain people
killing their own people like in the Russian Revolution, French
Revolution,or Iraq and Syria, Hiroshima and Nagasaki etc... Do you claim the killing of Non Muslims genocide? The aim is to kill
Non Muslims not races of people, which is like 76.98% of the world?
If one goes into multicultural countries like Canada and the US, we cannot claim genocide since there are so many cultures and races found here . There has never been total ethnic cleansing by the people claiming this was done to them. When there is total ethnic cleansing, there is no one left to talk about it. This then would be genocide.
A better term would be found in the word Democide.
If you go back in time far enough, no one is immune to the word Democide. There is war and in war, people die. xoxoxoxo
My Angel City is growing .
I should find them some flowers and ribbons.
Religion is again under attack.
The Pope asks for changes to be made
and the conservatives again voted for very little.
When God has to change his values to those of the devil....
well this means the church is dying.
If the church values die there will be no reason to believe in God.
He will have no mandate to direct, instruct people or play as a role model
to promote truth and justice if he has nothing to teach.
If there is no truth in the words of God, then a watered down religion
is no religion at all.
Life has ebbs and flows and what today may be popular, a more mature society, might see fads to be exactly what they are, fads, and not truth as it really and truly is.
Granted society is full of so many different people on different planes
of growth but the aim is to grow and not stagnate society to believe that this way is right and the other is wrong especially when the right way, Gods' way, is the true way.
Today the fads are showing their teeth and becoming more fascist with their ideas than the church is.
and this can be seen with Germaine Greer below.
Germaine Greer, a champion of human rights for women, is being asked many questions these days. She is being called a fascist by the gay lesbian organization on her comments on trans women, who she does not believe in.
Truth hurts and the gay/lesbian organization is showing its' teeth and its' fascism as opposed to Germaine Greer. No one it seems, can disagree with them. They are afraid of the truth.
I remember way back when, when feminists equated married women to
prostitutes because they do the same thing as prostitutes do. They are supported by husbands and have sex. I was offended saying there is a lot of difference. You needs sex sanctified by God so it stays beautiful and meaningful. Sex is not just sex.
People like me never tried to stop her from airing her right to speak as the gay/lesbian people are trying to do today. Her voice matters.
Sex is not a reason to change oneself.
To have sex is important in life for obvious reasons, but when sex becomes an obsession and a need
far greater than life and living, then it becomes a sickness.
Another example we can use is " breasts" and breast feeding.
Breasts are a normal part of a female anatomy and men in other societies see them as such and they don't bother them. In our society
breasts have become a symbol of sex and lust.
There is so much money being made today on breasts that it's become a sickness.
Of course one cannot say it is because people get offended but
I don't see animals getting excited over breasts when they have to do what they have to do. lol it goes by smell and whether or not a female is
ready for it at certain times of the year.
The animal female is not sexually abused every day. A male does not need sex every day as it is being explained to humans every day.
So the topic of sex is distorted and lied about and this can't be discussed today, as sex could not be discussed openly a few years back.
So most of the changes which take place today are fads.
But truth is what lies in the beginnings of the church which was also abused by people steering it to reasons for war.
The church is supposed to keep doors open for people who grow up and come to understand of their own volition, that they speak the truth.
It is to guide people, into becoming better people.
Politics does not make better people because it is about power, manipulation and lies.
A good government seeks votes through truth and justice a bad government gets votes for power through manipulation and lies and appealing to vices hurting people.
Playing La Playa takes me back a long way. I still love it.
Some things are just not fads that come and go.
They stay with generations of people signifying that truth is truth,
love is love and political correctness is not something we should
lay down our lives for.
One must always question and not sit in political myopic views.
Always look at the long range of decision making.
Today they said on the news that they have a drug
that will come out in 2 years, that will only attack cancer cells.
To this I say .....Yipee!!
So every one who has or had cancer and worries about
it returning, I'd say this is good news.
In the future, I shudder to think how many people will
be affected by cancer. Might be in the millions.
Personally I know throughout my life, I drank so much
hot coffee from plastic and styro foam cups.
I am probably as toxic as the poor Beluga Whales in the St Lawrence River.
They are my very favorite whales, resembling dolphins,
and my heart bleeds for them.
Apparently they were estimated to have enough toxins to kill 10 men and
were miraculously handling it.
People just do not realize how much harm plastic does to one and every
one is fed plastic in one form or another.
I think the best thing for plastic, is to melt it down back into oil.
The Japanese have the machine one could keep at home to do it.
Imagine beaches cleaned by these purifying plastic melting machines.
They would never hurt anyone,ever again and supply people with good oil to reuse.
She sits and watches your every move,
knowing you better than you know yourself.
She walks with you, sleeps with you and sits
politely waiting for her tid bits.
She cleans you and pities you and loves you.
She defends you with a pure lion heart when
you are attacked by people who come into the yard at night and
try to steal things like lawn mowers and yard decorations.
Though small, this little dog can be a best friend in more ways
than one, in a world laughing at justice and abusing it to
win elections, court cases, and international debates.
This little dog, sitting in a home, knows right from wrong
better than people do.
This little dog knows justice better than people do.
This little dog knows a lie when it hears one and
truth in the eye of the beholder.
This little dog is all soul and conscience staring at you.
The world of animals is quietly being destroyed.
The animal gene pool is quietly being destroyed
and man with his "Rights" does not hear the call of the wild
in its' pure form and exposes himself to dangers he cannot see
or understand with his myopic view of life.
Man is losing his rights by destroying the senses which sift
through right and wrong.
Man is losing rights by losing mental capacities to listen
and loving truth.
What is today if not the future we lay out for ourselves?
If you don't care enough today, to say no,
tomorrow, will not care about you
Prevention requires the word NO.
I really enjoyed this Poldark series and what makes it exciting
is that Vision TV is putting it on as well.
However, the movie actors are different from the TV version.
If the tv actors are as good as the actors in the movie version,
it should be equally enjoyable to watch.
I would always see the faces
of the movie actors since I just saw it and got attached to them.
They were brilliant!
This is my last Angel for the year.
Made 5 and that's enough.
This one took a lot of cotton thread. It is very lacy.
I used the doily I made previously for the wings.
There is no glue used so if one day I get tired of the Angel,
I can take it apart and still have 2 doilies plus a head and body with hair
for another project.
It is also easy to wash. Just let it sit in some gentle soap to get the dust out
rinse and air dry.
The weather continues to be wet and damp.
My hibiscus continues to flower but the poor sunflowers have all their heads down
from all this rain. I am not sure the coleus likes it indoors but the apple trees
seem to be doing well. I will try to keep them indoors this year and see what happens.
The lemon trees are growing very well.
When you compare pics from spring, they like quadrupled in size.
Know what I'm sayin? lol
So many people voted already in the advance polls. Doesn;t look good for Mr Harper
but then he's been in power a long time and its always good to change but
handing power people not experienced in running a country is not good news.
This might leave a hard future for the youth of today.
Already there is discussion of giving every one a guaranteed income because companies
are all going robotic. There will be no jobs left for people to do.
If you consider how much taxes are collected every year, if every one was given 1 mill
there would be no poverty in Canada and still some money left for government.
I suggested it a while back and seems someone heard. lol
Our Library is a treasure trove of good movies.
I always say use your library so it doesn't close down.
I found Koodo books. Sort of like Kindle .
I enjoyed reading them cause the words were big and did not strain
your eyes. Each Koodo had about 4-5 books on it.
One movie I watched is The Horde.
It takes place in 1357
when half of the Eastern
world was controlled by the Golden Horde.
I love movies with good sceneries and this was a foreign film which
is always a breath of fresh air.
When the Khan gets sick, they required a Christian Saint to be brought
for a cure.
When God failed the Saint, the Saint was put through hell by the Horde
but when the Khan was cured a day later, they began to believe it was
due to the Saint. What followed was truly Gods' will and the movie shows
we are all not in control.
There is no one beyond the almightys' power.
The Return is another foreign movie. Think I've seen it before on TV.
My son tells me that it seems there is not one movie I did not see. lol
I tell him that is why I am so smart lol
This movie is a psychological thriller.
It is about two boys who come home one day to find that their estranged Dad
returned. The Mom is nervous and tells them they have to go fishing with their Dad
for a week.
The Dad takes them on a journey. He is not much of a talker and gives a lot of orders
and demands respect. The boys see this as threatening behavior
and begin to fear him.
A test of wills begins early.
Seems the Dad has problems seeing life through a childs' mind but he
also wants to teach them things.
He wants to be a Dad, something that just
doesn't happen overnight.
Anyway, unfortunately it doesn't work out for the Dad.
The kids did learn valuable lessons and there are secrets which are left
undisclosed in the movie which stayed with the Dad.
Intriguing movie by Andrei Tarkovsky and Roman Polansky.
I liked it.
This is a close up of the pretty angel I made for my sons' girl friend
She likes the color purple..
They are beautiful to display for Christmas.
Today they showed a young lady who wrote a book about her experiences
in North Korea. Life was hard and she and her Mom escaped for a bowl of rice.
They got caught by a group who sold women as sex slaves and were abused by these men.
They escaped and found a group who told them they would be free with them.
It took me back to Thailand where a man asked me if I was a jealous woman (I gathered
because he wanted to sell my husband a woman for sex) I found this question rather odd
and told him yes, I am jealous. And he answered, oh that's not good.
I then told him to ask my husband if he was jealous but this question did not relate to men.
It did not relate to men because this was a mans' world where women were objects to be bought and sold. Selling of sex was a way of life to survive.
In Kuwait, one felt vulnerable as well. One did not feel human but like a piece of meat to be used as the men saw fit.
Women mean nothing there.
Without a husband,anything could happen to you.
This is why safe guarding our freedoms here in North America
is very important and when new immigrants come in , supporting this mans' world, it is insulting
to every North American woman who fought hard to obtain freedom.
Of course these new immigrants don't understand why there is such a fuss made coming from a mans' world. They are used to this abuse because it is normal and natural for them.
I guess you can compare this to birds. If you raise a crow in a cage, it doesnt mind being in a cage
but if you take a crow from the wild and stick it into a cage, it will die.
Such is the difference between freedom and slavery .
Freedom and prison.
Freedom and the niqab.
Women from the old world, are imprisoned in their beliefs. They don't mind living in a cage.
Lucky for them that in this country, they have the cage door open to flee any time they want to.
Some never will.
Some will fight not to only stay in the cage but to put you into one as well.
There in lies the problem.
I had this thread and thought hmm it won't be good for an
angel but as it turns out this angel turned out the best
Every one loves it
Unfortunately I only have one. lol
Guess I have to make more like it.
Listened to Harpers' platform today and seems it is the
Others offer things to be taken away with high costs later.
thus will do more hurt than care.
Voters will not be smart to vote for them.
I love books written by Dostoyevsky.
As a kid I would lie on my porch divan with a bushel of McCintosh apples,
the best apples in the whole world .
We would go to the orchard
in the fall, to collect them off of trees,
helping the farmers.
The best apples, went down well with Crime and Punishment, The Gambler,
The Idiot , Poor Folk, Demons, Brothers Karamazov (my favorite),
Notes from the Underground.
As a kid you don't know what treasures you hold and read until one day,
as a grown up, things begin
to fall into place.
This is why I always say kids need their space and their own world to live in.
Mine was around books which I devoured with passion.
I never really got to know Dostoyevsky as a man though .
This foreign movie, in 8 episodes,
depicted him so well and one could see what he went through to write such books.
This movie showed him as a convict, gambler, lover, and a famous writer.
He was exiled to Siberia , suffered from epilepsy as did his son who died of it.
He lost his first wife to consumption. They showed him to be a compassionate man
who suffered deeply and needed support from his brother and aunt and then finally his
An artist painted his picture and as people came to the gallery to look at his portrait, some to
sneer and make remarks about his books and life , others saw a great suffering in his eyes.
A man of soul.
I am glad I saw this movie by Vladimir Khotinenko and I think others would enjoy it too,
enough to actually find it worth while to read the books he wrote.
The scenery was good as well
I am now making a cotton Angel It will be a lot more work
since the cotton is thin.
I have 2 started One in pink and one beige
I never thought I would enjoy doing doilies this much
But when you can get Angels out of them then visiting a flea market
is another option since they have many doilies.
Of course they are machine made but so what.
The ones on the 2 ends are for my cousin and his wifes' Mom.
They will fly to England..
This election Justin Trudeau wants to be Prime Minister and lead
his deficit country smoking pot. lol
What have we come to?
Our old Prime Ministers' would roll over in their graves if they saw what
was happening to this country.lol
I enjoyed this movie The Rain Shadow , with Rachel Ward.
She is a brilliant actress.
Victoria Thaine also played her role extremely well.
The story is about these two vets in Adelaide who have personal problems
as well as a drought and sheep disease and clients who are also neighbors.
They have to decide the moral and ethical things to do because it is not
only about them but the people who live in this small town of Paringa.
In spite of differences the goodness in people is reflected and
once people are understood, there is no such thing as a bad man.
This is a sensitive movie about caring and love and lifes' daily battles.
I can recommend this movie as a good one to watch.
Oh how they cheer one, glancing at you with their colorful display
of golden yellow.
I have 5 heads in one pot but I am not sure if they will have time to mature
My friends have taken their tomato plants and flowers inside but I think mine
can stay outdoors till the end of October.
They only just began to produce.
The hibiscus is flowering big time as well and I just can't believe it.
I made three angels and began a fourth one. Keeps me busy for a while.
I crochet making a head and neck and then a torso which I stuff. Then I make the
hair and then I do the skirt which is attached to the bottom and then another
doily forms the wings.
She then stands beautiful , blessing your home with her goodness.
I suppose she can be used as a tree top but she does not have a light.
All she would need is spray starch.
The weather has held on, being warm and wet. Umbrellas are covering outdoor chairs
and I suppose they will soon have to be covered in plastic for the winter months.
We are waiting to vote. Will be interesting to see who wins.
Life is moving along at a steady pace. One keeps looking over ones' shoulder to
see if the big one will hit BC any time soon.
They found out that apart from the fact the polar ice cap is melting from above,
heat is coming up from below, which has nothing to do with anything man does.
One of my son's friends has a missing Dad who went hiking up to Cypress and
after missing 12 days the search was called off. They say he must be dead since
the weather up there is much colder.
Many hikers get lost up there but most are found. One needs a GPS or something
so it can send a signal.
October is a birthday month for many in my family
I wish every one a Happy Birthday.
Let love encompass your heart so you see life through the eyes of the beholder.
in its' raw enchantment.
Have a good one.
This is another foreign film I enjoyed albeit a sad one.
It is a Golden Globe Winner.
It is a story about injustice, something we all understand and know about
today, life being what it is.
A corrupt Mayor tries to destroy a mans' home business and land.
The man fights back by getting a trusted attorney from Moscow.
who proves not to be strong enough to fight this Mayor and his gang.
What is heart breaking is that this Mayor goes to church and sits like the devil he is, teaching
his son that God sees all, while the priest lectures on morals ethics values, and Christ. "God dwells not in power but in truth Not in strength but in love Not in cunning but the Lords' wisdom Not in anger and hatred but with bravery Truth is Gods' legacy Truth reflects the world as it really and truly is Without distortion He who knows Gods' truth can find truth and Gods' truth is Christ himself. He who lives feels and does like Christ Can tell good from evil How can one preach freedom, while destroying the foundations of morality? Freedom, is finding Gods' truth Know Gods' truth and it shall set you free Only a man who lives by Gods' truth, who defends it, only that man is free. True values are replaced by false ones and who sits in the church, but these same people who profess Gods' truth under pretentious conditions."
Power in the church and the town, is governed not by God but by corrupt killers who sit deaf
to Gods' words, pretending virtues they do not possess for personal gain.
It is a movie similar to mafia movies we see.
The scenery makes it heart breaking to see a family destroyed the way it is
by greed, alcohol, self pity, and gluton.
The movie leaves one thinking that there must be a way to fight city hall as they say
but the job is not for amateurs.
You can't just say NO to the liberals or dictators of this world who say everything
is ok as long as it is their way.
Sad movie. Sad life.
On the news Montreal said it has to throw raw sewage into the St Lawrence River
for 2 weeks because they have no where else to put it, doing the repairs they need to do.
Forget that Beluga whales in that area have been tested to be living with so many toxins
that they should already be dead.
Where is the justice and why is there no other place to put this sewage and why were they not
prepared to do this job the right way?
The buck continues to be passed by those elected to run this country but who don't know how.
This is similar to the marijuana shops who sell drugs to people without a professional license
proving they are qualified to do so.
Hurting the innocent is always the end result.
No one asks why we have so many toxins in our raw sewage?
People run in elections, to ask votes of other people who are ignorant or just don't care.
If it kills the animals in this world, man is next and yet human rights is used to kill innocent
people . The public does not understand that human rights, do not exist.
Privilege exists and privilege can be taken away by the same people vying for human rights.
Leviathan is a book by Thomas Hobbes and can be read on Project Gutenberg
Zvyagintsev and Negin won the award for best screen play.
I keep looking out at my sunflowers and finally in September they opened.
Only God knows if they will actually have seeds or be frosted over.
The tomatoes are still green and every day I wonder if they should be picked.
My neighbor cut his sunflowers down but they had big heads. Mine are small.
Such long thin stocks, standing on their own, defying wind storms and
rain, bringing sun shine into every soul that looks at them.
The yard was full of birds this year, especially hummingbirds which came within
a few feet of you and hovered.
It was like Gods' angels coming from fairy land
taking you away into this mystical world we see so little of.
One sits and thinks that we tell children stories about these worlds we do not
ourselves believe in but they exist.
There were more places where they could be found
but man destroys their habitat with concrete cities every day
and we lose much by it.
One wonders how man can live and feel once his dreams and soul is taken away from him.?
One wonders how children can be raised without dreams hope and imagination?
One wonders how people can live without touching feathers on a chicken or fur on a bunny
or smell fields of cow manure without blocking noses.
We called it a breath of fresh air and took deep whiffs of farmers fields as we drove by them lol
In the fall we'd go into forests of rich black soil to collect mushrooms from rotten logs.
Our sense of smell was alive as we searched for more and more smells from nature.
Today we can't find soil like this anymore.
Even the so called black soil we buy in the garden outlets does not compare to what nature
herself creates. This soil was rich with worms and bugs. It was living soil.
The forests were living forests full of shit and flowers and wild succulent berries full of juicy flavor.
Skeletons of deer heads could be found by rocks and clear water puddles were safe to drink from.
Life was danger and it was great to be vibrant and alive living a life that was not stagnant ruled and poisoned.
You had to make do with what you had. You had to be creative because there was no Martha Stewart selling overpriced garbage at Michaels to make your cake look nice.
This was your job and because it was, it was what made you an individual and different and respected and loved and envied. People, neighbors, the owner of the corner store, were valued .
Achievements were valued more.You wore dresses and coats and shoes and felt like a million bucks,
because they were made by your Mom or Grandma or by elves and the shoe maker.
Self sacrifice was something one did to make others happy.
No one had to teach us to pay it forward.
Old people were respected.
We helped them and were in turn rewarded by a sweet kindness and stories our parents had no time to share with us.
Between canning and shredding and salting, basement shelves were stocked with goods no store could sell. Your mouth watered when Mom pulled out a can of tomato juice or pickled mushrooms or eggplant spread or apple sauce.
Life was good. Fulfilled. No one had trouble sleeping nights.
When I think about what children today lose out on, it makes me sad.
Man needs a living life, to keep him whole and his soul in tact and the mall is just not the answer.
You miss walking on city streets shopping and bargaining with small business people.
You miss the smells of bread shops and meat shops, salamis , smoked meat drifting through the night air on streets being covered by big flakes of white snow.
You miss store windows which spent hours every year creating a vision for young minds to behold of towns churches trains and animals. Little elves working away to make people happy sent a huge message. No one questioned the existence of Santa cause if you did not believe there would be no presents lol And who is Santa but someone who makes us better people and enriches us by the idea of sharing .
Jesus in his manger was a story beloved by one and all.
A gift of a babe, to teach man kind that we are all babes that need taking care of.
No man is immune to lifes' injustices and we have to be there for one another.
A living life .
A living sunflower.
How much of it is lost every year, by people who do not believe and teach others not to believe.
She is full of love and loves to rough house with my son.
She has everything planned out.
Walkies with Dad, Food with Mom and arguments with Tanya.
She is good for Tanya in that she forces her to accept
does not revolve around her.
Tanya argues back like hell it doesn't lol
Bella finally decided the toys have to move over and maybe
should be her next play things.
She is a big talker and demands attention.
Even without kids, toys are nice to look at strewn around the house.
Makes you remember about how life was with kids running around.
Now the dogs are the kids. lol
But even for my son, its nice to see his old things Even though
he doesn't say anything,it makes him feel like home.
The summer was full with changing of the rotten back stairs and getting rid
of and trimming trees damaged by the wind storm we had.
One tree has a top of 6 feet bent 90 degrees but its not broken and the
workers were not able to get it down. It would require a hydro crew
with a bucket on a hydraulic lift to get that baby down or wait till it falls
by itself maybe hurting someone. The problem is that it is hanging on the
neighbors' side and he is not happy.
The city really should come and do it since it doesn't allow trees to be cut.
If it wasn't for the wind storm, we would not be allowed to do
even the job we did, do to clean up the mess.
With the elections coming up , attention is being paid to crime.
Abbotsford is trying to shut down the marijuana shops.
I don't understand people. We buy drugs from pharmacies from
licensed professionals and here shops are allowed to sell drugs.
Like.......... who are these people and by what right do they profess
to know what is good for society ?
We have one woman running in White Rock who says marijuana is safe
for kids. She says in fact , women who took it while pregnant have smarter kids.
Are we making excuses again to breed irresponsibility?
I remember one kid smoking in a dry park being told he was under age.
He was being told to not smoke there because he could set the park on fire.
His response was f off. If my Mother doesn't care, what business is it of yours?
People say don't tell me what to do but when the shit hits the fan,
these same parents blame society.
It is never their fault.
Well ended up after telling schools and the city, that someone was going to die in that park,
15 years later, a girl was killed in there. Then they cleaned up the park
and began to pay attention to what was going on in there.
15 years too late.
Have we learned nothing from the history of China when people were all sitting
in opium dens un phased by the world around them?
It all begins innocent enough. Just open the door.......
Today it is with trees We tell them the trees are a problem.
They take the side of the trees rather than the side of the people who will end up with
higher insurance costs once one falls through their roof and kills someone.
Insanity. Even cities pass the buck.
Laws are supposed to work for the people, not against them.
We elect people to safe guard our cities our children our nation and yet the ones
who do this get the most criticism.
Come election time, the liberals as usual say yes to everything for a vote.
Do we want to fall like the US?
Do we want our good laws and freedoms to fall to ancient barbaric laws?
Women have the most to lose.
I guess we will see which direction we take in a few more days.