This is Blackcomb Mountain, in Whistler.
We went up to
Whistler to get a breath of
It was lovely with all
We had lunch at the Village and then drove home.
We hardly ever have snow but being surrounded by
always have a mountain here or there to look at.
You can never get enough of all this beauty.
Makes life worth living just to see another day.
This angel I call a toasting Angel
cause she sits on a
can of coke.lol
She is faceless cause her face is a bulb but for some reason
the black couch is reflecting a face so she looks like
she has a mask on and is ready for Mardi Gras or a masquerade
New Years Ball.
She has a stuffed upper body and is about 10 inches tall.
The dress is crocheted in baby wool.
I can still make her taller
but I had no patience. Maybe later I will lengthen the skirt so she is bigger.
She looks wonderful on my coffee table and ginger bread man is behind her
full of cookies.
What is good about these angels is that after Christmas you can use them
to cover a roll of toilet paper or a bottle of perfume and as you can see
a can of coke you want to hide from people, who otherwise drink
all your stash.lol They'll never look under there.
As usual the picture does not do her justice
This little angel was made with a tree bulb.
I made a doily and stuck it to the bottom.
It was easy cause the hookie thingy comes out
and then you
insert the doily and then put the hookie thingy back
don't even have to spoil your doily with glue or anything.
Then you just glue the hair on top of the head and put a string
and its ready to hang.
Later you can just hang the head and reuse the doily or maybe
attach a body to it.
Each Angel is about 6 inches tall.
Boy this video covers everything.
Puts a lot into perspective and makes so much sense.
and to think I wasn't going to watch it.
Well my 8 dolls are up in the tree.
They look like something out of Lord of the Rings.
I also made 4 angels to my surprise, using bulbs for heads.
They turned out wonderful.
It was totally unexpected.
My clay birds and clay tree decorations are up.
The tree is lit and I am putting my stuff away cause
there is no end to it all. lol
The damp weather is playing havoc with my body.
Shoulders are sore, wrists, knees ,ankles, neck . lol
You reach a certain age, you need to walk around with an oil can
to grease joints up. lol
Wish it was that simple lol
Every day is different.
Tomorrow is house cleaning day.
Have to pull out my steam cleaner.
Today there was so much screaching outside.
Seems two birds got into a fight and just now more scratching is heard in the fireplace.
Would not be good to have guests up there lol
We have bunnies running around
Maybe one of them was attacked.Hope not.
Now what would life be without Glen Miller.
I enjoyed listening to him today.
It looks like a very nice day today.
I am still working on my dolls
The tree is finally lit up and we can enjoy some Christmas spirit
in betwixt all what is happening in the world.
I managed to wrap a few token gifts just to get the whole thing started.
I managed to play jingle bells on my piano lol
Its the simplest one to play but I think I am getting a grip on Fur Elise too.
In highschool I wanted to play the violin but got stuck with the big base.
I figure I better start using the piano or I will never have a chance to as every year one gets older
and time is becoming shorter to learn. lol
I am still sad cause if I had been given the violin or even a viola to play, I
would have been proficient at it today because I loved it.
But teachers push you to do what they need and not what you want.
Most of life is like this. You do things because you have to and not because you want to.
In the end... Life is not all about you but about every one around you.
I got my son a sax to play at school but he was not very into it either and just did it
to make us happy. Then other kids would have loved to be given the chance he
was given to learn a few instruments.
Thing is, it's nice to be able to know how to play a few things at home.
Music is always good to know.
Hope you have a wonderful day.
A Special Birthday Cake told by a child.
Children are a joy and a blessing and make life worth living
and the whole world lights up around them,
just like a great birthday cake.
I lucked out. Usually I dont like making dough cause of all the mess
but lately I have been making it
and it always comes out so poofy and nice, it gets me all excited.
So I had enough for pizza crust and 27 large meat pyrogy and one ball to freeze to use later and to see if it will be just as good, cause then I will freeze more.
I made ribs and after a day of dishes I was glad to finish.
I sprayed my dolls and now they are ready to dress.
When you have a whole bunch of dolls sitting together, it makes you fall in love with them
and mine are coming out nicer and nicer with each effort.
Each one is so different and adds character and color and each one has a story.
No wonder kids love to play with them.
Yesterday I watched a movie and one actor said:
"Police have rules and criminals don't".
This brought my eye brows up cause it fit right in with all
what is happening right now between the police and the public.
The public is raising heck over police shooting of people but
they are missing the point.
Much of the blame lies with the public.
The public does not know how to behave in public.
The public is rude and arrogant and unpredictable.
We raise children as lost souls, robbing them of their child hood.
No wonder the police does not see them as such.
We watch programs of how police here in BC have to talk a person down
when he is high and edgy. Here they know chances of a person being armed is small
but they could be armed with an infected needle.
They could spit at you and this could be equally deadly.
The worse the public they deal with becomes, the harder their job and frankly,
they are not paid enough to put themselves in such jeopardy.
Police also have families to go home to who love them.
Now the issues here are not "human rights", or "blacks have a right to live".
Every one has a right to live.
The issue here consists of behavior.
A child should be a child. An adult has to behave like an adult and not like a child.
An adult is more accountable and responsible for his own life and righteousness.
When the public behaves like unruly, unpredictable children, a policeman has a right
to self defense and this results in a bad end.
The public should not fear the police but then the police should not fear the public either.
Thing is today....police fear the public and this is what has to be addressed.
This is a very interesting and informative video.
I enjoyed watching it.
Last night was terrible The winds were blowing all night
and we thought the electricity would go out at any time and this would not be good .
They would take a long time to come back.
80,ooo people in Vancouver are without electricity this morning.
I am slowly putting my doll bodies together. They look so cute sitting like old buddies
inter reacting. lol
Once I dress them up they will be nice.
The heads are much bigger.
Yesterday shopping I met a woman and she asked me if I was ready for Christmas.
I told her no. Not much in the mood after watching all the news on TV.
She answered, well come to my house and make sour krout pyrogies.
I burn my hands frying them
My Mom made sour krout progies and they were very tasty.
She would fry onion and sour krout and then put them into yeast dough and fry them
They were so good.
So I laughed and told her OK I will come.
I loved her free old fashioned nature so rarely seen today. Those were how the old people behaved and always gave you a feeling of belonging.
"So, come to my house" they'd always invite.
Today we don't do this much. We have to be very selective who we invite to the house
cause you never know what they would have up their sleeve. You might wake up the next morning
either dead or half dead.
Disappointing about Bill Cosby. It is unbelievable that he would do such a thing to so many women.
Why would he have to?
I just don't believe all these woman would sit there back then and be afraid to expose him when he supposedly did these things. I know if he did this to me I would, regardless and especially, if I knew I was drugged.
I would be petrified to have been given something very bad to hurt me and the doctor would be the first person I'd go to see. Drugs and sex could loose a person a career a lot faster than exposure to a crime could. So ... all these stories seem incredible to me.
I can't believe so many women were/are so stupid. There must be more to this story as to why they all stayed quiet and they are not as innocent as they claim.
As for the 15 year old. Where were her parents that she was drinking and went to a play boy mansion alone with a stranger? Did the parents not know where she was?
That took a lot of time to do. Any smart girl knows never to do things like this.
This is all so unlike Schwartznegger who some women also tried to accuse of sexual misconduct but then other women came to his rescue and said Arnold..... any time baby.. A n y t i m e. lol
Just seems a bad time to have all this come out, when he is almost at the end , in the autumn of his life.
Goes to show. You just never know.
Underwood sang How Great Thou Art so well and the audience, full of actors,
was as touched by her as I was.
Gill did well beside her on guitar.
Well the weather is still wet but at least the winds stopped.
Every one was afraid Tsawwassen Beach would flood the homes
They are so close to the water and level with it. When the tide comes in
along with 5 ft waves, It's not something you like to see.
They put up walls but one crumpled and went down.
Making dolls is a long process but I will end up with 8 for Christmas.
4 are already sitting in the tree. These next guys have bigger heads and
I want to make them pudgy. lol They will have cloth torsos
I put together the arms and legs and they look like little robots from I Robot.
Then the dressing part so they look like elves will be tricky.
The worst part about doing stuff is collecting all the items at bargain prices.
Micheals is the worst. They sell lots but lets face it it must all come from China
but the prices are like triple and even 4 x the price.
When they say they have something on the net and you go there, they say oh we don't carry that.
You have to go to the big stores in tim buck two.
Fancy that. lol
Of course trying to get it to their store cause of customer demand is not something they do.
They had some thread on special for 1.99 so I took it and they charged 3.99. I told them no
the sign said 1.99. You have to watch cause they cheat you. So she did not like it
that I refused to buy it.
When you get upset about how hard it is to shop with them, they get huffy.
In the mean time this store shut down so many small local outlets where it was
convenient and cheaper to get stuff. The clay carving tools were like 4.99 and with them they charge 23.99. Where is the logic?
Now people sell from homes and I am not one that likes to go to private homes.
Well nothing one can do That's a sign of the times.
It sure is a catchy title. Catching Life by the Throat by Josephine Hart
It features 8 great poets among other things. Looks like a good read.
It sure is windy today.
And dull and dark.
I woke up at 4 and then fell back to sleep at 6 and it still hasn't stopped pelting
Guess to day I'll make pork chops and soup.
I cleaned the fridge drawers so they can be filled up again with veggies.
We never had so much wind before. I hope my balcony plants survive.
Beau is outside and we keep asking him to come in but he doesn't, so it must not be that bad.
He will have to come in and then he will whine to go outside again.
-- I watched a movie with Nicholas Cage, "Joe", and had night mares all night.
It was about killing trees so the forest people could cut them down and replace them with small ones
but mainly it was about the lives of these people who worked doing this job. Some worked hard but some were worthless drunks. One stole water and never worked. He killed other drunks to rip them off of their
money wine and drugs. These brain fried people, fight for stupid reasons and even sell
their daughters for a drink.
I remember in the country one man did this to his daughter. He sold her
for sex, for a few drinks. She had a bad reputation but I just felt so bad for her.
It reminded me of those days.
I had long forgotten about them..
Maybe this is why I am so verbal these days about how bad things can get and so saying yes to everything is not the right thing to do.
I remember my parents, who took to looking after this young girl who got married way too young.
She went to New York to be a strip tease dancer. She would come back and tell my Mom all these stories I was not allowed to hear. One day she came to show her a rash on her hands and my Mom told her it was VD and she had better go to the hospital. She fell in love with this man in NY and lived with him and his mom. The man pimped her out. She came back home with a daughter and told the man to stay away.
She raised the child herself and became a born again.
It's an ugly world out there.
I told my husband boy this "Joe" story is soo out of reality it's not funny.
Cage saved a girl and her 15 year old brother from their drunk Father who beat his family. He said he took care of his family when in fact his family took care of him . He stole their food and money . In the end Cage got shot protecting the kids. He killed a few bad
guys and the Father jumped off a bridge.
I don't remember what I dreamed but I know it had to do with the movie..
The dogs were hiding beside me from the wind. They get scared.
Here are my Elves.
I made 4 of them and they range
from 10 to 12 inches high.
I have them with the bunnies I also made for the tree.
So much fun to make and keeps life interesting.
Christmas is for children and a theme of home made toys
is always fun.
I got to learn how to make dolls now and my fear of failure
Have a good one.
Began putting up the tree and trying my hand at playing my piano,
I havent touched for years. I got it for my kids but ....hard to get them
to be serious about it.
Believe me when I say everything doesn't come back.
Fingers don't move properly and there is a need to learn to read the notes again.
They have new easier methods to learn to play.
Well I only play easy music so no need to worry about that.
On tv they show every woman knowing how to play piano and yet today
they can't give them away.
So many pianos are thrown away and schools could sure use them
as well as senior citizens homes and hospitals,
Well, have yourself a good one.
With people getting heads chopped off to policemen
who have been killing innocent (or maybe not so innocent people
This 1939 video from MGM, seems apropos.
Michael Brown stole from a store and aggravated his situation
with very bad behavior.
The Garner story, on the other hand, looks like plain cold murder.
There were 4 men on this man.
The shooting of a 12 year old boy is something totally awful.
We should see something is wrong when policemen fear children,
who seem to have no soul.
These are the type of people police have to deal with every day.
How do you differentiate?
I know if anyone put me in a choke hold , my neck would snap.
I know if I told someone that I can't breathe, I would expect that someone
to help me and not continue to choke me or lessen the hold.
On the other hand,
an RCMP officer , Cpl. Jean Rene Michaud, a 40-year-old father of two with
13 years experience
was shot after stopping a car in Kamloops, BC. He did nothing.
That's just what happens when things go wrong.
Why does the police have such a low opinion of the public?
Why does the public have such a low opinion of the police who
are there working for us?
To live in a situation, where no one can trust anyone ,
means we are not on the same page.
People using drugs dont help. Prostitutes don't help.
Once more and more people get involved in doing
self destructive things, it then goes into arrogance, theft and killing to support habits and
the selling to more and more people,especially the young.
So the situation becomes explosive.
So people have to keep family members close and how do you do this?
By being vigilant and at home, to make sure kids are not hanging outside somewhere.
So what kind of families are these? Traditional families.
If poor families require 2 people working homes then the employment times have to be
such that someone is home when the kids are or at least have a grand parent or aunty
Where there is a will there is a way and it would make the job of the police much easier.
I have a person from a blog usicdidribee titkea emailing me very unfortunate messages about depression and evil around the world. It is easy to feel hatred. Listening to the news makes every one feel depressed and we all say the same things this person feels. Yes! There is hell on earth!
The thing is, you have to be part of the solution and not part of the problem, for what does hate do but breed more hate. What does violence do but breed more violence.
In my country we try to resolve problems through communication , dialogue. In my country , when we see problems we can't resolve, we seek third party help. We talk about it to as many people as we can, to help make a difference. In our world we have International Organizations who were created to do this sort of work.
On my blog I have worldman who is out there every day helping refugees and bear, who also suffers from depression. I have people who are dealing with cancer issues, fighting, to stay in the light and not be consumed by darkness and who is the light, if not the gentle lamb Jesus, who only spoke of goodness and kindness and love? This is the world we all want to live in. Do you want to tell these people there is no light or hope or love and only darkness? Jesus set us an example of how it could be.A world with no sickness violence hate abuse where people understand, make good judgement decisions and don't need laws and politics to keep them at bay. We can't blame the world for aids. Aids is a social problem, the result of evil behavior and good people working on this problem, today can say, they have real hope for a real cure. See ? Positive solutions to bad things that happen.
We can't blame the world for rape, or hate, or war,hunger, killing, stealing, lying, abuse........the list of bad things is long. But unlike Islam, which hides all this under the guise of Muhammad, and has been controlling people through fear and brain washing, we bring these things out into the light to be viewed and discussed. We open doors to education and enlightenment. People helping people, instead of dictatorship. We discuss oil companies and womens' issues. We discuss laws and religion. We try to bring out these problems into the light and seek ways to make things better. What we don't do is attack Jesus who brought in Christianity, as a way to resolve man's problems. Remember, man is still not an enlightened entity. Every day, man falls pray to hate and violence and bad behavior.
Man took down the 10 Commandments from the walls of justice so that corruption finds justice in what it is doing. Is that an answer? Why do they fear the 10 Commandments?
You see, when you destroy perfection, you fall off the main road. You fall into a crevice you have to then climb out of.
usicdidribee titkea has fallen off the main road into one of these crevices, into the world of depression and charles manson.
Now why would he be someone to bring attention to, when we have people like Ghandi and Buddha and Confuscious to name a few of so many people out there, promoting goodness, without violence and hate. An old intelligent man once told me: " Child, don't look at evil, cause then evil looks at you." Every day I remember these words and I see them to be true. But evil comes in and makes you look at it so how do you fight it? You fight it with the light, the good. You fight it through grace, forgiveness, and learning.
So I fight for childrens' rights. Kids, who don't vote. Kids, who will be our future. I fight for rights of kids to have a Mom and a Dad who are happy and have a job and loving home to offer them so they can then protect them from seeing evil. But the fight for children, involves adults and adults are selfish. They sit absorbed in themselves and their egos and their wants and desires and then make excuses that it's all ok. It's ok to do drugs. It's ok to have sex. It's ok to drink. Its ok to psychologically abuse.It's ok to prostitute, it's ok to legally deceive people etc... (Was a time we could not bring children to restaurants cause it offended someone. lol) And why? Well, they justify it all because man is not perfect and man has human rights. Well, if it is ok to do everything, then it is also ok to rape and steal and kill.... You open doors to horror. Liberalism, opens doors to horror. When you tell man his laws are better than Gods' and man is born equal, then the laws are what each and every individual says they are. Laws are as good as the men who make them. Muhammad for instance, was a man, a killer, not the son of God. So today, man is looking for other answers. He is creating smart people because he says we, the public, are not smart. We sit and cry and whine and talk of depression and listen to evil minds like Charles Manson instead of developing ourselves through enlightenment and education. The public enjoys evil and makes laws and rights to encourage it and fights to go back to tribalism, which then starts the whole cycle over again. You have two choices in life. You either follow the light or you make excuses and sit in the dark. In the end it is not me or you that will make a difference. But when it becomes "US", together, we can make a difference.
Sending me mail, telling me that mans' problems are all Gods' fault? Who are you kiddin? You are free to change your life and help people change theirs, to the better good. That's a big job. Man asked God for rights to make his own decisions and God said ok. You can learn the easy way or the hard way but in the end, you will learn. He gave us our freedom and 10 laws to help us learn. Whether God is or is not, the 10 Commandments came from another world with experience and knowledge far more advanced than we give them credit for. In the end, you either follow the 10 rules or rot in horror. In the end.. the choices we make together, will be our making... or they will be our end. Until we realize this, sending mails of hate is not part of the solution but part of the problem. Resolves nothing, my dear usicdidribee titkea.
My advice to you is to stop hating, seek help for your depression and get involved in the light. Make yourself a better person so love fills your heart. xoxoxoxoxo
Every Christmas I usually give to the Salvation Army
because they do a good job at feeding the so many in need
here in Vancouver, BC.
But some of the other Charity Organizations, make me angry when
I see how they exploit the good will of the people, to help
the poor. The last 4 seem to be the best organizations to donate to,
knowing they will do the right thing.
President and CEO Marsha
J. Evans' Salary for the
year was $651,957 plus
DIMES It is called the March of
Dimes because Only a dime
for every 1 dollar is given to
Way President Brian
Gallagher Receives a
$375,000 base salary along with numerous expense
UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern
receives $1,200,000 per year (100k
per month) plus all expense including a ROLLS
ROYCE. Less than 5
cents of your donated dollar goes to the
GOODWILL CEO and owner Mark Curran
$2.3 million a
year. Goodwill is a very catchy name for
You donate to his business
and then he sells the
items for PROFIT. He pays nothing for his products and
pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy.
$0.00 goes to
help anyone! Stop giving to this
Legion National Commander
receives a $0.00 zero
donations go to help Veterans and their families
a Wish: For children's last
goes to funding trips or special wishes for a
Army The Commissioner receives
a small salary of only $13,000 per
housing) For managing
this $2 billion dollar
percent of donated dollars go to the
Houses All monies go to running
the houses for parents who have critically ill
children in the nearby
goes to housing, and feeding the
I've always loved the muppets and when my kids were
babies I sat with them and enjoyed the shows.
The Swedish Chef shows how cooking should really be done
and the kids laughed (thankfully) knowing this was not the
way to cook.
But when I cook, I can see my kitchen looking like this.
Pots, pans, flour, spills. You have more cleaning than anything
else once you are done. That's why I hate cooking lol
On TV they show everything so nice and easy but at home it's
another story and it repeats three times a day till 10:30 at night,
when someone says:
"Got anything to eat?"lol
My two girls are fighting over toys.
Who would have thought dogs have so much jealousy.
Their feelings get hurt just like peoples' do.
Duke is sitting beautifully on top of his tank showing off his beautiful
colors. He is much happier with the light on top.
The car windows are frozen this morning.
It was a good day to make chilli so I did it for my guys to keep them warm.
My husband is finding wearing the poncho I made, very good to keep his
shoulders and legs warm. He keeps jumping outside for this and that and
this is the worst thing to do undressed.
I am petrified to get sick so I tell every one to stay away from me. lol
I am so glad so far I caught nothing.
Maybe I already caught all the germs over all
these years and my immune system is working with all the garlic and
onions I eat.lol
The news continues to be bothersome.
After all the money our government sends up north for food relief,
people are still sifting through garbage bins looking for food.
They showed the price one head of cabbage to be 29.00.
It's either a hell of a large cabbage or highway robbery.
Up north they grow things big so.....lol
I told my husband time to get a tractor and dig a deep hole,
cover it with a solar panel roof and make a hot house so
food can be grown all year round. Today people are complaining
that for 2 people, they spend 400.00 a week on groceries.
Is that insane or what?
Well that's why I say to keep things local.
Helpt your farmer neighbor and help yourself.
More articles are written to discredit Christian values.
Trinity college is being attacked by Bank of Montreal
for its Christian beliefs in its Law School.
Well let's face it, we all know banks have a heritage of
legal theft . They are not in the business of losing money .
They dont give mortgages to help families and won't blink an eye to
put everyone on the street.
Traditional families become easy pawns to these type of finance
People keep attacking Jesus saying he was married to Mary Magdalen
and had 2 children.
This is for the benefit of celibate priests and maybe nuns and
opens doors to gay priests and nuns.
(let the bank fight scientology then lol)
After being crucified and rising, Jesuss' job was done.
He came to teach and explain things.
The seed was planted.
You either believe in the good he tried to teach or you dont.
Priests can marry but they cannot rise the hierarchy to Pope hood.
This requires all the time a man has and families just won't function
with a stay away Dad. So career priests marry God.
As a free man, Jesus was able to marry, if he in fact did so, and live in peace,
away from the persecution he would again face as a rabbi and son of God.
He left a legacy which can't change for he was not there officially to change it.
You can sit and fight and argue till hell freezes over but you need to remember the story.
Jesus was born of the virgin Mary. After he was risen and went back to God to become the trinity, Father Son and Holy Spirit, he then did not have to have sex with Mary Magdalen to beget
children. lol There is no proof anywhere of who Jesus was other than the son of God.
No one knows what happened to him and even if they found his body it would all mean nothing.
People are missing the point of what this man tried to do. What he tried to change.
The old Middle East still lives with the old ways and we see first hand,
why Jesus tried to change this.He did change this and man today has become arrogant. He is too spoiled and endangers the world into falling back to the way it was. Man has become like the story
the fisherman and the sea. No matter how much you give him, he wants more, until he loses it all.
The world needs people to help man reflect and not go into the corrupt practices that again will lead into gangs, tribes, dictatorships, slavery, poverty and sickness.
This is the role of religion, to teach people goodness.
People who want control and power view goodness as a threat.
One man stood up and gave a speech about Obama and the black people.
He said Obama is barking up the wrong tree.
Black people come from disfunctional (dadless) homes and are raised by a black culture which
does not teach structure. It is structure,(and self discipline) which develops people
into good people.Structure comes from limits set by the 10 Commandments.
In them a person finds true love and freedom and sense of belonging, caring, nurture, sharing....
These are all good things but Obama would not acknowledge it. He goes into other aspects and this will change nothing.
I was glad someone spoke up to say the right and true thing.
Even good families are at risk of losing their children to "society" which tells them lies
about their so called rights to do bad things .
It hurts many people, especially themselves . Religion unites families and makes families stronger. When kids lose themselves, families break up and the kids become lost weeds.
They say don't invite the devil into your home but the (d) evil is a sly thing and knows how to enter.
It works on the innocent and they bring it in.
Then they wonder why policemen shoot kids and why old people keep guns in their homes.
My little Duke was cold in his tank so we put a lamp and covered the water with an aluminum tray.
Today the water is warm and I took the tray off. He is very happy and frisky now.
Tonight I'll put the tray back on.
The snow is finally on the ground in all its purity.
How I love to look at it.
Beau's foot prints are seen every where. There is not an inch
that has escaped his sniffer.
His head covered and his butt stuck full of snow,
he still refuses to come inside where it is warm.
He comes to the door to invite us outside to join him.
An old dog, he still enjoys the freshness of nature and like most of us nature
lovers, feasts on the wonders all around him.
What a gift life is.
What a treasure.
With all the crosses one must bear , the
Crown of life is full and still all around us .
Paris .... The vibrant city of blue skies, love and romance,
keeps one warm , full and gay.
Here, you can let go of what you are and become what you might be.
No one can save us but ourselves
No one has a right to save us,
for we each walk that path
If we walk in peace, we may find true happiness.
What is interesting is that we laugh at Islamists for killing themselves to
obtain a reward of some 9 virgins in heaven but
Christians also believe they will be rewarded with heaven, for living a good life.
Religion teaches us that we are supposed to be good, because it is the right thing to do,
not because there will be a reward in the after life.
If we do things because there is a reward, then we haven't learned anything at all.
If we look back at the Adam and Eve story, God tried to bribe them by telling them that they
live in paradise because they obey and do not eat of the forbidden fruit.
Paradise was a reward for obeying the only simple command.
Adam and Eve did not understand why they had to obey and saw nothing wrong in what they did.
They were innocents.
They saw nothing wrong because they did not understand.
God in his mercy, saw that they did not understand the "why" behind the command. He sent them
away and told them that because they did not obey and found it important to understand the reasoning behind his command, he would give them the opportunity to learn and to understand except now instead of just one command, he would give us 10 simple commands.
Today man finds himself in a truly violent world where no one is truly safe and we are no closer to Gods' truth, than we were when Adam and Eve were created.
We sit in judgement of each other pointing fingers fighting wars , killing...and will continue to do so
unless by some miracle or maybe the mercy of God, to show us before it's too late, the truth
or understanding behind his commands.
We are still children playing with toys and our imaginations because we dare not look into Gods' eyes
to try to understand his commandments.
Playing games is easy. What would our lives be without all the games and excuses and lies?
Try not to play them and live by a few rules.
That is really difficult to do.
In the end, this is where our answer lies, in its' simplicity.
God asks no more of his children than we ask of ours when we try to teach them right from wrong.
The kids learn better than the adults until they get "rights"
not to, which means we do not teach our children and they do not learn and the saga of
Adam and Eve, continues.
Alice Herz Sommer What a beautiful soul!
This is why I always loved old people.
She lived 110 years. If you visit her twitter account
you can listen to her words of wisdom.
Today was pizza day. Made the dough and it turned out great.
Then I worked on my Elf dolls, painted the faces and made hair.
Tomorrow I hope to begin dressing them.
Listened to the Fergusin story and what a story.
A black young man robs a store and attacks a police man and the
city is up at arms because the policeman was white.
Well I am not black and also was a young woman driving late at
night (50 years ago) and was stopped in the middle f no where
by a police car. Two officers stepped out of their car and approached
one form each side of the car with their hands on their holsters
I thought Shit! Am I in deep shit.!
They asked me why I was out late at night (11:30) and for my license
and registration . I did as I was told and then they let me go.
I was shaking the whole way home and mad as hell.
Things that went through my mind, like what if they were not real policemen?
What if they were bad policemen?
I would be found in a ditch whether I stopped or not.
I was not so mad that they stopped me or that they were afraid of me,
as much as I was upset that they stopped me in a dark area with no one else around.
They could have followed me a bit to a better place to stop me
especially if they had no reason to.
Things havent changed much except that today the young people are rude arrogant
disrespectful foul mouthed and don't know how to handle all this freedom they have.
They also have no one to rein them in which makes it even harder for
the police to do their job.They don't get paid enough to die because of someone
who is high or crazy.
Kids are getting shot but it's a little too late to cry after the fact.
Maybe the police should be told to shoot at legs and be issued pellet guns
which spread so it is easier to get hit by but are not so lethal .
As for the public... well they have to work together to stop drugs and the rein in children.
Just because they are 18 or 21, doesn;t mean they know everything.
Even old people today are not safe, because you just never know what's on the mind of the next person you meet on the street.
You never felt like this before when people were raised in the church.
People were all on the same page to do good.
People like Alice are so rare. She went through hell and came out the better for it.
If you think Sweden is something, Norway is even more
exotic to the eye with its' fiords mountains churches, midnight sun,
and grass covered remote homes.
It is no wonder since Norway is found right off the Atlantic ocean
cleverly attaching itself to Sweden as a peninsula
that looks like a forked tongue.
In Oslo one can take a tour on a double decker bus.
Then there is minke, pilot, humpback and orca sperm whale watching.
rock climbing.sailing, dog running.
Norway is famous for shopping for cute trolls and norwegian sweaters
sea food and rain.
I love flea markets.
In the above video people don't have to be covered from head to toe.
If you like buildings, there is a rich history of fighting heritage found here
and plenty of space to park a boat in but for me it is the beauty one can lose oneself in,
traveling up the fiords.
Today I decided to finally make yeast dough. I hate doing it cause you can't rely on the yeast.
They sell dead yeast. Then there is all the mess from the flour.
Well today the yeast worked and the dough is rising.
So I made the rice and cooked the mince meat with onions garlic and mushrooms and in it went
with the rice and now everything is cooling waiting to stuff the pyroshky.
The pyroshky they sell in the store are really called varenyky. You eat them with
sour creme and fried onions.
The ones I am making you stuff and wait till they rise a bit and then you deep fry them.
They are excellent snack food and for kids to take to school instead of sandwiches.
I also made cabbage soup which came out great and a pan of lamb chops with potato and
cauliflour.which my son gobbled up when he got home from school.
Nice to be young. We can't eat like that anymore . lol God Bless him.
It is such a depressing day with nothing but rain.
Even the dog doesn't need convincing to come inside.lol
Usually that is hard to do.
Gosh This guy put so much meaning into many a girls heart in his time.
All his songs were so nice and still nice to listen to as you work.
I decided to try my hand with clay.
Got some Crayola air dry clay for 3. 00 at Walmart
(same kind of clay at Michaels is 11.99)
I got upset with Michaels. First they are no help at all when it comes to knowing
their products or even showing you where they are in the store.The employees are young girls and don't do crafts.
They have so much stuff and you don't have the whole day to sift through the store.
Then they are so expensive but people dont seem to care that next door, what they pay 30.00
dollars for at Michaels , they can get for under 3.00 at the Dollar store. The Dollar store has so much nice stuff . I got 3 wreaths for 1.50 a piece Beats the sale at Michaels for 7.99.
I got 4 nice elves out of the clay (about 10 inches long) and made Mary Joseph and baby Jesus
in a cradle for under my tree.
They are all drying.
So guess I have to get more clay to make the stable now but for three bucks for so many things
who is complaining. I might make a whole village and then get the animals at the dollar store.
Will be something different for Christmas. If only I could find the train set to put in the village.
Kids do have their uses lol You collect so many things and they are all in boxes somewhere.
Old toys are excellent to display under the tree on Christmas.
I was so excited to put my own home made eyes into my clay elves . Their
legs bend so they can sit in many positions and the arms go up and down.
If I succeed in painting them I have felt to dress the elves in.
This is my first attempt at doll making so now I can say I have a very good idea how to do it
and next time they will be done even better.
Christmas this year will have some home made stuff to display.
Last year we made Ginger bread houses but after Christmas no one eats them and they collect dust.
I think the dogs got some but all this is not good for them.
When my husband saw the Elves he was elated. He said gosh you have a whole collection. lol
As usual I get carried away.Thing is I don't have Elves so this will be something new.
Slowly I am getting into the painting part. Once the paints come out I might paint the bulbs I have
and then maybe get into painting again on canvas.
Today was both good and bad . I didn't find the thread store
I was looking for.But I did find a quilting store where I got some stuff.
Today is hubbies' birthday but he is stubborn and so |We did not celebrate.
But I did do some work on my elves.
He liked them Next to curtains which he does not like,
since we were married , I think I have it good.
Well, here is to my husband. He is the love of my life.
Who cares about curtains lol!!!!
when you have a best friend.
This morning we woke up to water again as it began to rain.
Water always sounds so nice.
Puppies seem to have their own shedule and Bella keeps bringing me stuff and whining to be played with. You have to stop everything just to please and console her.
These Havanese are like real children.
I found out they are not jumpers. I took sleeves off my old sweater and put them through the top of the neck line on their collars and they now have little blankets that keep them warm especially when
they go outside for pee time. They look like twins except one is white and one is black. lol
Seems the whole world is at war. Countries are all in each others business and it is not promoting peace.
In Afghanistan a 3 year old was raped. Many girls are victim to men who are bred to believe
they are IT.
In reality they are cowards who fear women and maybe even real life which entails enlightenment and progress.
When it comes to life, women are it. Men are raised at their skirts.
This is why women are loved and protected by men so they can love and protect the innocent.
Abused women have abused children who cannot be nurtured properly by Mothers who have no
love, joy, and light in their eyes.
This is why men are required to be gentlemen and womens' lib doesn't change this,
All it does is empower women against men who are not gentlemen and this is a good thing.
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once
walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the
power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of
disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh,
carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature
children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in
mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we
were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace
you have been saved—
In spite of Christ dying on the cross, men continue to be sons of disobedience. They make up their own unjust laws without the guidance provided them in the 10 Commandments thus creating mazes to be forever lost in.
Truth is simple and life should also be simple in the things that matter.
Oh the weather out there is frightful and the fire is so
and since we have no where to go
Let it snow let it snow let it snow.
Toronto has always had this dry cold that goes through
all your clothing but even it is complaining about
this recent cold streak . Here in BC its also cold albeit it
without all this snow we see in Buffalo and New York.
Monkey of a weather .
One doesn't know what to make of it.
But I remember opening up the front door in Montreal
to a wall of about 5 feet of snow. It was so exciting!
We'd put on our boots and go out to play and shovel.
I don't remember anyone complaining. It was a chance
to meet your neighbors, wave, say hello and help out.
Our fingers were frozen and our cheeks were rosy but spirits
were always high.
Snow was a part of our life and if you couldn't clean the street
you'd walk to the bus stop to go to work cause the main streets
were looked after well, and we'd let the bus worry about
getting you to work.lol
Snow ball fun was always in the midst of it all. And what better way
to clean up snow than rolling out snow men.
Beats using a shovel any day.
Every street with kids was full of snow forts with holes to peak out of
and hide in to have a nice snack in.
and if you had snow this means the park rinks were open and we
walked there and back in our skates to those.
Life was simple and fun. We took things as they came and over
came hard ships without much of a to do and if we knew some old people lived
next door we'd help them out as well.
Nights were the best time of all to enjoy this gift from the heavens
since all this whiteness turned into a wonderland of glossy hard heavy
snow. It was an unforgettable sight and so enjoyable to behold.
My parents always fed the birds since it was impossible for them to get anything
in winter otherwise and we did not have to go far to see little feet
that pitter pattered all around the food dish. They left traces which led us to dream
that fairies lived under the bushes and in trees of our neighborhood.
All Gods' wonder was alive and well and cleansed by this gift of snow, which
later melted and swept away layers of history we did not need to remind us
of the bad things that happened that year.
It all began fresh and young with the New Year.
So I always loved the changing seasons and looked forward to them all.
They made sense of life where it was clear that there really is a time under heaven
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
Everything is set up so beautifully and eternal in the human heart and soul.
It makes what ever comes , so meaningful joyful and painful so as to
make every moment worth seeing, knowing and living . This is why all life is so precious and must be given the greatest honor. The Monkey knows. lol
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
How great would the world be if the news on TV was not about fear and violence but about giving thanks for a great day.
People make all the difference.
Two men were beheaded and the parents said they forgave the sinners because they did not want to carry a life full of hate.
So they put on brave faces but at home tears will shed knowing the horror of it all.
How do you live with this sort of thing going on?
How do criminals think religion gives them the right to do what they do?
It just shows how important education is, knowing violence is done due to
archaic beliefs and hate begot from ignorance.
And such HATE as would make a man feel proud to torture and kill innocent people in the name of God.
People, living in another world, with other traditions have no guilt because this is how it is with them . They have no other solutions or answers to their problems and losing power over their followers because of education, is something they cannot cope or compete with.
In our society we feel we have come a long way but people here are beheaded financially as opposed to actual beheading.
How do you control people? You control through finance and those in power make good use of changing the rules of finance all the time to suit themselves.
The world of finance affects everything in life near and dear to us all.
These people, who kill spirits and souls have no guilt either.
They can sleep at night and not worry that they hurt a family with children, over money and products that did not belong to them.
They sit at the table giving thanks to the Lord, to be able to overpower and control the innocent, who spend all their time at work, to produce something of value
so they can buy a home and raise a family.
This middle class is sought after because they have no time to investigate what Finance is doing. They are easy to affect.
Truth however never changes.
Today people are fighting back by dealing in cash and staying away from these legal thieves and the more they do this, the more the guilty will squirm, lose and hate.
They will lose control and fall victim to the same evil they promote to the working middle class.--
If there is one thing both the archaic world and the modern world of Finance cannot tolerate , it is truth.
Throughout time, truth discloses that there is no such thing as credit, for it
gives birth to hate and mistrust.
You have a dollar, you spend a dollar.
You give a gift, it is a gift and to be forgotten.
You get a gift, you either remember to be beholden to the giver as times get better, or pass it on to other people in the same need you yourself experienced.
This results in a world of Thanksgiving and this is the world of God and religion
man is supposed to understand.
God is not a tyrant as we are led to believe and blame him for.
When we say there is no such thing as morals ethics and values, it is because we are led to process this information on a different plane than the plane God set us on in the beginning.It is to legitimize the guilty to continue doing the bad things they do.
There is nothing wrong in having money. There is a lot of things wrong when people are forced to gamble their lives' savings being told they are buying something, that was never for sale.
There is a lot wrong in obtaining money by false pretenses or illegal/legal force especially when it comes to things like housing or shelter. So many homeless and so many empty houses rotting away, which should not be, and they can't be shared?????
Our government does not protect us from these companies and businesses
who see absolutely nothing wrong with what they do.
As a result, they initiate and thrive on the down trodden and the poverty they create through deceit and lies.
Legal or illegal, killing is killing and theft is theft .
So, the next Thanksgiving we have, we should give thanks for the things we do right and good, resulting in traditional family and good food on the table earned through a good days honest labor.
If nothing else, it would make the unrighteous feel undeserving of this holiday every other man woman and child could celebrate every day, as grace is reached by more and more people.
This Chinese dipiction of horses is gorgeous.
I love it hanging in my house.
Day was sunny and not too chilly.
Made rack of lamb and boiled salmon, the soup of which
I poured over rice and string beans .It was delicious.
But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
Flee from sexual immorality.
All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price.
Therefore honor God with your body.
People ask: Why do priests stay celibate?
Any one who understands religion understands that life as a grown up, consists consists of moral responsibility towards yourself, your family and the society you live in.
They are no longer children and must put their toys away to set an example for others to follow.
The Queen of England gave her pledge to do this at a great cost to herself.
This is why she gets the respect she earned and deserves today.
She is someone to look up to.
The Pope is another such example and Mother Teresa.
These people understand that they are united with God in body mind and spirit.
If the body is abused then so is the mind and the spirit. If the spirit is corrupted, then it cannot perform the job it was there to do.
If the body is disrespected then so is the mind and spirit.
When people decide to marry, they unite/bond their two bodies, minds and spirits into one unit.
If one disrespects or abuses their body, then this affects the other and also everything they do together as a unit.
It disrespects the children because you cannot set a good example for them to follow and this then goes into society and schools and affects other families. It is like a disease that cannot be stopped.
Then the evil steps in and tells you this is normal.
Hey, life is supposed to be about fun.
Is disease normal?
Is disease fun?
Ask anyone and the answer they will give you is that they understand that it is not.
In society we have things like religion, the priesthood, marriages and families, so that we can have some form of control over people, so they do not lose their way.
Together every one can have good clean fun, without hurting the body mind and spirit.
Each one becomes an institution and if corrupted,then the other parts will have a problem keeping people from losing their way.
Ok we do have governments, laws courts and judges, but they are only as good as the people who they employ.
If they are lost people, then
they cannot set the examples people need to see growing up and people do need to see this example, or they get lost.
A movie comes to mind: Blast from the Past.
It stars Brendan Frazer and Alicia Silverstone Christopher Walken and Sissy Spacek.
It's about this family that lived underground in a shelter to save themselves from the nuclear holocaust when the Cuban Missile Crises began. It didn't take place so they did it for nothing.
They raised a young man who was such a delight. He was every girls
dream come true in a man.
Smart, polite, ethical, moral, untouched by a world full of
He did not know pain and suffering, unkindness. His parents were there to teach him and explain the world to him as much as they could.
Now if the world did not like innocent people, no one would have been attracted to this young man.
Today it is very hard to find people like this and so if one does find a person like this, they want him/her.
This should show the world something. It should show that ethics morals and values are desired things.
People raised with them are pure and delightful.
They are kind and God fearing.
Society makes them our heroes today for doing the right thing because
we do not have enough people who do.
When your body is a temple, so is the mind and the spirit.
Corrupt one...and you corrupt all and become someone you don't even know.
You become someone living for fads instead of someone living
to set an example for the world to follow.
People who live to set examples, live what is called a life of wisdom and maturity because they know they have something good to offer.
Something money cannot buy.
It is not an easy life.
I love small towns that can still do stuff like this if they so wished.
Imagine hooking up your horse to a buggy to go shopping.
Time is never an issue. Safety is.
It would be a days event to go out, shop, socialize with
the town folk and enjoy the fresh air and sights.
It sure beats the traffic jams people sit in today when they honk and scream
at people cause they have no time to waste.
This is not life.
When people teach you to change, it's not always the best thing to do.
The old adage "go slow, go farther" is still a good one to follow.
Psalms 1 book 1
Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its' fruit
in its' season,
and its' leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
I read this and what comes to mind is fads.
Fads come and go.
These come in different forms in things like music, fashion,tattoing,
but truth never wavers. It stays the same.
It is not a fad. It is boring but it is also wholesome
It keeps people strong in body mind and spirit.
People may fight it in law courts and governments
but it cannot be defeated because other ways never work.
Every liberal thing you do, has a price to pay and we just can't depend
on society to be dumped on for ever.
We can't expect house prices to rise forever.
We can't expect taxes to keep going up for ever
We can't expect jobs to last forever, not salaries to keep up
especially when changes take place quicker than we can keep pace with.
Yesterday we went out for dinner and they told us we had to pay in cash cause the machines
were not working. (We think the owner can't pay his bills). He complained that the prices were
increasing and it was hard to run the business. I told him complain to the government.
They have to know. He laughed . Said ya right, like they care. I told him yes they do.
I write about the potatoes we buy. They are expensive, hard to cut, full of black dots and half has to be thrown away. It's unacceptable when prices go up and food has to be thrown out for the rats which seem to be running around these days on city streets.
One got into my garage and ate my poor chinchilla.
As our bodies, minds and spirits rot, so do the off spring that we produce
for they have no strong foundation, no rich soil to grow upon.
We learn quickly that
Blessed is the man who walks not in counsel with the wicked.
The famous Troika. A what a delight!
Guess who gets to ride it on a Christmas night!
Santa always needs some helpers and helpers
don't always own deer so with the help of faithful
horses,children wake up to good cheer.
lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust
doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
This is another nice verse I like because in the end, there is only you and God.
All the collections and worldly treasures do not have to be bought or
stolen or fought over because they are all a part of Gods' house and
belong to him, as do we.
It seems outrageous when one considers POWER to be a scary word.
Power over what and over whom?
Every time you cause pain and suffering to others, it always comes back to you.
Every time you spew words of hate, they always come back to you.
Every time you challenge truth and play with words to go around it,
it always comes back to you.We
are arrogant to believe we have power over others. In reality, there
is only one power and it never lay with people as one would believe.
Sometimes I don't understand how people think. How
does one go about life stealing, lying, hurting people financially, and
still think one is living in Gods' favor because one puts food on the
How does one think he/she is a believer in God, when after
wearing a cross and crossing oneself every day and tattooing religious
images, one goes out drinking, partying,and doing drugs?
How does one believe in God and and live in sin with one or many because it feels good and because someone said it's normal?
Where is the truth?
Where is the lie?
We live in a world whereby we say God will forgive all us sinners.
Well yes, he already did because we keep living, reproducing, advancing.
It is God's hope, as it is ours, that the day will come when we will
catch up and reach an understanding.For mankind, to understand, is very
important.Nothing good can happen, until each person understands.
like we say of an alcoholic, he must reach rock bottom, in order to be
saved, rebuilt, because once he reaches rock bottom, he will understand
and not do it anymore. If he is lucky, he can be saved.In many cases it's too late. Today we speak of liberalism, sex, and freedom in obsessive compulsive ways. We are told these things to be our so called human rights .
And yet... we are also told obsessive/ compulsive people are sick people.
say fanaticism is a sickness because it consists of obsessive
compulsive people. We fight with these issues every day and many are
killed over it.
Thus we say do not judge another over the splinter in their eye, when you cannot see the log in yours.
Is our aim in society to raise sickness, depression and disease in the name of human rights and even God ...or to fight it? Should people look to relief found in drugs and alcohol or should they look
to truth for inspiration?
Truth is feared because no one wants to acknowledge their imperfections but why, when no one is perfect?
Prime Minister recently let out an anti marijuana ad because marijuana
is easily laced with other drugs and let's face it, our kids get into
it.. Right away the polls went up saying over 2,000 people are angry at the Prime Minister and only 200 agreed.
How do people think this will all end?Will it end with strong spirits, minds and bodies? Where is the truth?
When push comes to shove, we all know the truth and the polls lie. As it stands right now, all we see is 2000 plus people in Canada, sitting in dark places with moths, rust, corruption and thieves.
God, as usual, has not forsaken us.
He is always waiting for us to do the right thing and when we do, it cannot displease the devil more
and we see him kick and scream and take tantrums like a spoiled child and God expects a lot more
from us. Unlike the angels that were escorted out of heaven, man has a way to come back through
the Son, who sacrificed his own life and body, and gain us time to amend our errors.
Christmas Spectacle (Part Four of Four)
A time for . . . . busy-ness.
While I'm decorating, baking, sewing and playing with grandkids, I'm
posting a Christmas story.
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