Saturday, March 31, 2012

Around Kingfisher Oceanside Resort.

They were trying to make everything look a part of the environment.
Even the grass felt mossy and very soft.
The gardeners said it rains a lot and there is a harsh wind that comes in from the ocean.

This is the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort Hotel.
When we arrived it didn't look like this picture.
I believed the whole front building wasn't there and we were in the residences behind the little square house which had the heated pool.
The front of the building was a level lower and we never saw it.
The grounds were meticulously taken care of but the building from the entrance looked a bit shabby.
The rooms were very nice, but I found the mattresses hard to sleep on.
the restaurant served wonderful food.
When we tried to leave the room we found out the lock was broken and although it locked, the door was easily opened with a small push so we had to move to another room.
They were very nice about that.

This was our view from our room. The sliding door opened to a nice patio with chairs to sit on.
The air was very fresh and cool. It had a wonderful feeling to it.
This is the first hotel which asked its guests to drink their tap water.
So we did and it was very tasty water.

This was a nice gazebo beside the pool to have tea in and enjoy
Can you believe there was another building in front? You just see the ocean.

They were trying to make everything look a part of the environment.
Even the grass felt mossy and very soft.
The gardeners said it rains a lot and there is a harsh wind that comes in from the ocean.

Another wood carving

another wood sculpture. It looks like an eye.

Entrance to the heated pool area
Stork sculpture made of wood.

It has an old tennis court out front in the entrance, sauna, fitness room, etc..
Walking around this place made you feel calm, peaceful and relaxed.
People are very nice and the view is extremely special and I just couldn't get over the air quality.
I never wanted to go back into my room and this is rare because I always like to enjoy my room. lol
Have a good one.


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We were looking for our hotel and the GPS didn't work properly. It was hard to get a good signal from our tom tom. It led us to this place maybe 28 km off course.
We had to resort to people for help and then the iphones which worked tremendously well.
These are marvelous little machines . I was truly impressed.
They have internet and GPS and you can take videos with them which are better than your own 12 pixel cameras.
I really liked these cabins for privacy and for the cuteness.

This resort had a sea horse carving which I found to be very beautiful.
So I quickly took a shot of it before we left.

This beach is across the street from Oyster Bay resort on the ocean

We passed by this church trying to get a good view of the Queneesh Mountain. It was hard to capture it because of all the cars and trees and other obstructions. But I did see it. lol
I had to get a shot of this church because of all the vines growing over it.
In a few months this church will look very beautiful when the leaves turn green.
I looks impressive now.

Georgia Straight

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Our trip to Nanaimo Aboard the Queen of Alberni was quite exciting.
It was cloudy, wet and chilly but the air was brisk and fresh.
We only saw one sailboat risking the cold air and high waves.
This must be a true sailor.:)

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As we travelled we could see the islands so close yet so far away.
If anyone fell into the frigid waters, they would never reach the coast of any island.
The clouds were very low you felt you could almost touch them.
All the way to Nanaimo which you can see in the distance.
Our ferry was huge but many smaller ferries Island hop

This is an emergency craft geared to take care of small matters that crop up

We searched and searched for killer whales in the choppy waters
Last time we saw them but not today.The waters were full of ducks. We tried taking photos of them but they were too quick and dove under water to catch fish. They were far away from shore and the waters are deep so I wonder just how far they dove to catch something.
Since running ferries is expensive they wait until there are a lot of cars before leaving shore.
So the Tsawwassen Quay is appreciated because it gives one a chance to visit the powder room and buy a coffee at food stalls, visit the gift shops, buy stamps etc....
The cars are left outside by themselves lol

I caught a shot of one duck before it dove. I just don't know how it doesn't freeze sitting there in such choppy cold water.
You have to respect ingenuity of nature when you see it.

Coming closer to Nanaimo one sees many houses along the shore line but there are so many more hidden behind the trees one doesn't see. We never imagined so many people lived here.
The coast lines are visited by many ducks, gulls, sea lions, and Canada Geese.
Nanaimo is famous for its' Nanaimo bars, something every one must taste when then come here.

I could not get over the clouds how beautiful they looked . The ferry employees all love their jobs, going back and forth aboard the ferry. One never gets bored as things always change here.

These are shots of our arrival to Vancouver Island via the Georgia Straight.
More to come.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

People......People Who Need People

We jumped over hump day Wednesday and now it's dull Thursday.
One more day to look forward to before the week end.
That should bring a smile to every ones face.

Love Gives

Love ever
gives, forgives, outlives,
and ever stands
with open hands,
for while it lives, it gives.
For this is love's prerogative—
to give, and give,
and give."

John Oxenham

Have a great day every one!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

OOps !

Oops! Poor Grama.
I remember we were at a Ball and my Dad was dancing, and his pants fell down.
He wasn't wearing a belt and lost weight so his suit was loose.
It was embarrassing but every one laughed.

One of these OOPS stories.

The above picture is ingenious especially if it has an opening at the bottom as well.
It does a great job of multi tasking baby and
not to mention
cute to look at
although the arms look like they are a bit too high.

Today I made lunch early consisting of ocean perch soy beans and fries.
It went down well with my boys.
I always liked perch, bass and trout better than salmon and would love to see our lakes full of them.
It seems to be an Eastern product though unless you can fish it in the ocean.
But then I can't be certain.

Hope you have a good day.:)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Wrong Mirror

I hate mirrors that speak the truth almost as much as I hate tailors who keep measuring you saying:
Oh, I think you gained a little.
You keep wooshing their tape measure away saying :
No!No!No! Just follow the old measurements.!

No Wonder people hate truth. lol

And then there are the lucky people, like my husband, who has no ass at all.

How can you live without an ass is my question?

Pure Genious!


Explaining It Like It Is

Now I can see my Grand Mother explaining it like this
but no one else lol
Confucious - A Modern Genius. !!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Legend of Queneesh, Comox Valley, BC

The Comox Valley is a wonderful place to visit since it is full of things to see and explore.
Vancouver Island has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit.
The picture above is a Glacier in the Comox Valley.
There is a legend very well known by the Native Indians called the Legend of Queneesh.

A long time ago Comox Valley had a lot of totem poles , cedar planked houses, canoes, quiet nights, sounds of the water, sea birds and owls.

A man called Quoi Quia Lak dreamed about a flood and he was told to tell the chief to prepare for it.

The men built canoes and packed them with supplies.
The men also made a strong rope which they fastened to the glacier and tied their boats to it.

It began to rain and pretty soon only the tip of the glacier was to be seen, frightening everyone.

Then the glacier began to move.
It had taken the form of a white whale called Queneesh and saved the Komok people.

Till today, the Glacier is said to protect the people living there.

The story is written in front of the I-Hos Museum in the Comox, BC Canada.

As can be seen the mountain is quite flat on top, sorta like a hump of a whale.

Have a great Day!!

Native Indian Genious.

Native American Indians have long used natures' treasures for survival.
They say nature provides.
Take care of nature and it will take care of you.

The Natives used bark of trees to make clothing as well as baskets.
Some they wove and some they folded together using hot water to soften the bark so it could be folded.

They used bark of already fallen trees such as cedar and birch. They also knew how to cut the bark so it would not hurt the tree allowing it to scar and keep on growing.

These baskets I found to be beautiful and used for cooking and as water containers.

I remember my Dad using the hot water method to make a pair of skiis.
My Dad loved to try out things to see if they worked.
Usually what ever he did came out wonderful.

Using hot water to bend wood and then its natural internal chemicals to harden it makes wood a life sustaining plant that keeps giving and giving to mankind.

We have more than one reason to love and protect our trees and plants for the life they provide for us.

For survival reasons, this is one thing the Survivor Series, never shows us how to do.
He finds evidence of man, in terms of left behind refuse , which he uses and he uses rocks to kill little creatures to survive, but there is so much more intelligence out there and the native Indians have been using them for centuries without hurting the planet.
We all should learn and never forget the old ways, for that's all we will have if technology fails us.

Happy Monday Everyone.:)

Men of Genious!

So many different ways to eat soup.
Who could have ever thought of this ?
I guess it would work with a chop stick as well .

Sunday, March 25, 2012

What is What is

I see no justice in the scars
I see no pain amongst the stars
I see what is, what is, what is.........
And what is not.

I see the laws
They scar the stars
Without the laws, there are no stars
No pain or justice, nor night or day
Just what is, what is, what is........
And what is not.

And what is not, is what I am
The scars, the justice and the pain
The star lit skies out in the dark
The flickering lights, in a tranquil night

There is no pain amongst the stars
No scarred stars without the laws
So why does my heart,
Blame the world?
Why does it fear what is , what is?
If what is not , is what I am.

For then it must be that I am
I am the laws the scars and pain
I must be justice, blackness and light
I must be a star, in a sky filled night

And if am all of those things
Then why do I seek one, to put the blame
For I am and I am not
And then I am what's in my heart.
And my heart is just what is, what is

And then again....... it's what it's not.

A Lady's Life

When is a baby not a baby?

When it's grown up.


Old wise experienced man comes back to his car & finds ticket saying
'Parking Fine'
He Writes a note on it and mails it back to the ticket issuer:
'Thanks for the compliment.'

Friday, March 23, 2012

Where Are Our Fish?

Reading articles like from the link above about China and the toxic fish they sell is truly upsetting.
Lets forget about Walmart, the biggest culprit where foreign produce is concerned. I went to the Real Canadian Superstore and tried to find some good Canadian seafood.
I read labels now and some don't say where the seafood comes from while all the others say the fish comes from Thailand, China or some other Asian country.

We live on the coast of BC. Our laws are very strict when it comes to fish. We have all these checks on our produce to make sure good food is sold to the public and then we have nothing but produce from countries known to be toxic growers, on our store shelves.

How is it the public is not outraged?

Where is our BC / Canada sea food and produce?

We have great oysters grown by our own people. Where are they? I hardly find anything except wild salmon from our BC waters. In fact if we want to make sure the fish comes from Canadian waters, we have to go to the Steveston wharf to buy it, direct from the fishermen.
We are not allowed to eat our own dug up oysters from the beach because they say they are polluted. Same with crabs.

We make a big ordeal about farm fishing in ocean waters, which they say promotes sea worms on farmed fish, giving them to wild salmon, yet we buy toxic fish from other countries?

One article I read said China puts chicken cages over ponds and when the chickens poop, the poop drops into the ponds and the fish eat the poop and then the people eat the fish and it is sold to other countries. The chicken are fed hormones and food from polluted land and waters.

Where are our government officials to stop toxic fish from entering our borders?
Do they check the fish? Are there labels saying the fish are checked by our inspectors?
I didn't see any.
We should not be buying produce known to be toxic, from Asian countries.
We sell them good food.

I think the time has come for people to grow their own food at home and feed the animals food they want in their system, to put on our own tables.
I know the animals we kept were grown on good grain, corn, bread, lettuce and back yard grass, dandelions etc... free of pesticides and insecticides. I know because I was the one who was sent to dig out the dandelions while our neighbor grew huge ones for their salads, in their gardens.

It's one thing when you live in the interior of a country where sea food is not readily available but to live on a coast country and not be able to find readily available Canadian sea food except for salmon, is indeed un acceptable. It should also be cheaper because the shipping costs should be a lot less than say fish, having to travel farther across oceans and land.

Should the FDA be taken to court for not being more stringent with food suppliers??
We go to restaurants and they always try to cut corners buying cheap meat and fish, so what are we eating?

We always speak about health to lower medicare costs and then we are served bad food on our family tables and restaurants, bought from stores and butchers we are told to trust in.
Its something to be outraged about.

We have homeless people and too many Canada geese. Someone had an idea to catch these geese and give them to the homeless shelters for people to eat and they refused to eat them because of the lead content these birds might be carrying. They wouldn't eat these birds for free and here we are paying so much for seafood, not knowing what we are eating.

Maybe we should catch these birds and breed them in our back yards.
When we eat goose, it should be our own goose from Canada and the poop they make used for flower beds and trees. Imagine having goslings waddling around your back yard. They eat all the yard bugs keeping your yard clean and fish in a carefully managed childrens pool, eat all the mosquitoes while providing natural fertilizer for flowers and the front lawn which benefit bees and birds. Bees are required in nature and they are dying.
A whole new eco system could be managed in every back yard.

I am a proud Canadian Consumer .
I want to see MADE IN CANADA products on my store shelves.
How about you?
Have a great day!!


Honey What's Under Your Cap?

Honey Mushrooms - These are my very favorite mushrooms and the only ones I pick.
You know they are good because other insects like to have a go at them.
I like to pick them when they just sprout, very young around 5 am. They grow in bunches so it is important to cut the stem so the roots stay in place and so they can regrow.Otherwise you lose a very good, replenishing crop of fungus.

Ours are usually found around birch trees but the ones in this picture are said to be found around oak trees.

Mushrooms are good for you as they contain selenium- (esp portabello) They also have cancer fighting agents in them especially prostate cancer.
They contain
three essential B-vitamins: riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and potassium.

They help regulate blood pressure, and keep balance between water in the fat and muscle tissues.

My Mom pickled them in vinegar, pickling spices and oil and we just couldn't get enough of them.

I never knew what they were called in English but thanks to a Ukrainian stamp I found,on the net, they had an English translation.

After a morning of collecting, we had to rush home and put them into salty water so as to make all the little insects and worms come out of them. Then they were sorted, thoroughly washed, parboiled and pickled.

The whole winter we feasted and feasted well as they go with any dish and can also be fried with onions garlic and garnished with sour creme. MMMMM!

It is dangerous to pick mushrooms you don't know. We never risked it even if people said other mushrooms like the puff ones, were good.
If you don't know it, don't pick it.
I always think if other creatures eat it then its ok. It's hard to come by a good mushroom if you go late because the insects get them first. lol

Some how the ones from the store are not that good. They have no taste.

2/3 c. white wine vinegar
1/2 c. water
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp. salt
5 peppercorns
1/2 bay leaf
2 whole cloves
1 lb. medium mushrooms
1 to 2 tbsp. olive oil

Place vinegar, water, garlic, peppercorns, bay leaf and cloves in medium saucepan. Heat to boiling over high heat. Stir in cleaned mushrooms. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Remove form heat and cool to room temperature. Spoon into glass jars. Spoon oil on top. Cover tightly. Refrigerate at least 5 days before serving. Yield: 3 cups.

Not fun being old.......

OLD people have problems that you haven't even considered yet!

An 85-year-old man was requested by his Doctor for a sperm count as part of his physical exam.

The doctor gave the man a jar and said, 'Take this jar home and bring back a semen sample tomorrow.'

The next day the 85-year-old man reappeared at the doctor's office and gave him the jar, which was as clean and empty as on the previous day..

The doctor asked what happened and the man explained, 'Well, doc, it's like this--first I tried with my right hand, but nothing. Then I tried with my left hand, but still nothing...

'Then I asked my wife for help. She tried with her right hand, then with her left, still nothing. She tried with her mouth, first with the teeth in, then with her teeth out, still nothing.

'We even called up Arleen, the lady next door and she tried too, first with both hands, then an armpit, and she even tried squeezin' it between her knees, but still nothing.'

The doctor was shocked! 'You asked your neighbor?'

The old man replied, 'Yep, none of us could get the jar open.'

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cheeky Squirrel by A Lady's Life

I am faded.
Lost........absorbed by the
Enchanted woods around me
I gave way to my troubles
To no future and no past.

Indifferent I sit in these beloved woods.
For in them there is no tomorrow.
It's all

And if not for a cheeky squirrel
Chittering to awake me
I'd be there still
Captured and enamored
Lost inside myself and thoughts.

I am faded and absorbed.
I feed the woods with my bloods' soul,
For here, no tomorrow's to be found,
Just today... today ... today

And if not for the cheeky squirrel,
Chittering to awaken,
Anger me and pull me out,
I'd be still, without tomorrow.

I smile into this beloved face
The face I know so well
The face that grows old with me
The warm, soft face, that dwells

Deep inside my heart, where
your eyes can see through mine,
Tired, worn, and true,
I have to think, this cheeky squirrel
Brought me back to you.
A Lady's Life


Hi Pretty flower.
I looked and looked at you in my room and thought you were modern art of some sort.
It is only now, looking at the photo I took of you, that I finally see
you are a flower seemingly full of the nectar of life.
What a great shot someone took.

Here's to Wonderful Husbands

When I got home after a day of ice fishing yesterday,
my wife hadn't arrived from work yet.

To make her happy, I put in her favourite cd in
the sound system, and then I ran some hot water and added some bubbles.

When she got home, everything was ready for her to do the dishes.....

Am I a thoughtful husband or what!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oh Oh!

Little Penguin looking how to pass his day.

Hungry seal
Also looking to see how to pass his day.

They have a friendly game of tag.
Thankfully the penguin got away.

I always liked these little guys in their tuxedos .
They are soooo cute.

I also thought seals were cute till I saw one eat a penguin.

Then I thought killer whales were cute till I saw how truly smart they were.
They are thinking creatures who know how to hunt in coordinated packs and teach each other,
in a similar way men hunters, teach others.

It is a fact of life that survival plays a big role in how creatures behave.
Sometimes they are friends and sometimes a friend becomes your next meal.

I remember how many bunnies and chickens, friends I raised and loved,
became food on my plate.

I would unknowingly eat them, and then go out still looking for them, asking neighbors
if they saw my chicken or bunny.

My parents would smile their secret smile and never tell me that my meal
came from my best friend.
They knew I wouldn't eat it. lol

So they let me think it escaped and go on looking for it.
Needless to say, I never found my escaped pet.
I sat and sulked for a while but then thought, maybe they are happy to be free.

You always have to think positive.


Adopted Turtle
Deep within a forest a little turtle began to climb a tree. After hours of effort he reached the top, jumped into the air waving his front legs and crashed to the ground. After recovering, he slowly climbed the tree again, jumped, and fell to the ground.

The turtle tried again and again while a couple of birds sitting on a branch watched his sad efforts. Finally, the female bird turned to her mate.

"Dear," she chirped, "I think it's time to tell him he's adopted."
Bear Advisory
The Forest Service has issued a BEAR WARNING in the national forests for this summer. They're urging everyone to protect themselves by wearing bells and carrying pepper spray.

Campers should be alert for signs of fresh bear activity, and they should be able to tell the difference between Black Bear dung and Grizzy Bear dung.

Black Bear dung is rather small and round. Sometimes you can see fruit seeds and/or squirrel fur in it.

Grizzly Bear dung has bells in it, and smells like pepper spray!

One Talented Hamster
A mangy-lookin' guy goes into a bar and orders a drink. The bartender says "No way. I don't think you can pay for it." The guy says "You're right. I don't have any money, but if I show you something you haven't seen before, will you give me a drink?" The bartender says "Only if what you show me ain't risque." "Deal!" says the guy, as he reaches into his coat pocket and pulls out a hamster. He puts the hamster on the bar and it runs to the end of the bar, down a barstool, across the room, up the piano, jumps on the key board and starts playing Gershwin songs. And the hamster is really good. The bartender says, "You're right. I've never seen anything like that before. That hamster is truly good on the piano." The guy downs the drink and asks the bartender for another. "Money or another miracle else no drink," says the bartender. The guy reaches into his coat again and pulls out a frog. He puts the frog on the bar, and the frog starts to sing. He has a marvelous voice and great pitch, a fine singer. A stranger from the other end of the bar runs over to the guy and offers him $300 for the frog. The guy says "It's a deal." He takes the three hundred and gives the frog to the stranger, who runs out of the bar with it. The bartender says to the guy, "Are you some kind of nut?! You sold a singing frog for $300? It must have been worth millions. You must be crazy!" "Not so," says the guy. "The hamster is also a ventriloquist!"

Have a good one.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Rain Drop Fans

There it is, finally done,Shawl number 2.
Its supposed to be a Fan shawl but I call it a raindrop fan shawl because it seems to me the rain drops are more vivid in it.
They are what appealed to me.
It also ended up being a tri colored shawl instead of a totally mauve one.
The pink part also had mauve running through it so it complemented the original mauve,

Here the rain drops can be seen clearer.

Perfect Love

They hang their heads in sorrow
Lamenting tulips
Not to see tomorrow.

The bright heads remain
To reign in this domain
Untouched by friend nor foe.

Lucky flowers,
Living for tomorrow.

A Lady's Life
My neighbors young maple tree dried up because of all the people walking their dogs who let them pee on it.
They take leisurely walks up and down this street into the bog, with leashes long, not caring
that they are not alone. (God forbid you do this by their homes. lol)
As I have dogs in the house, every passing dog knows and gives out a sole bark just in front of the house.
It's a private joke I think, between dogs, meaning:
I'm taking a walk and pissing on your tree and you are still inside lol
So all heck breaks loose in my house as my dogs would love a piece of the action outside.
So unfair. lol

To give my tree a chance, I built a wooden box around it, filled it with soil and planted tulips , daffodils and
jasmine. All the tulip bulbs disappeared and the few flowers that did come out, the children would come and pick them to give their Mothers. lol
The Mothers were always upset thinking it would upset me but how can you be upset when a child picks flowers, he thinks are beautiful, to give his Mother?

I would stand and watch their little faces and saw nothing but pure love, as they took great care in choosing which flower they wanted to give her. :)

This is what a Mother lives for.
This is a Mothers' reward.:)

Today the boys have grown into young men and the daffodils that survived, seemed to spread a little after so many years of neglect.
I call them my brave little soldiers facing the elements of life and living.
A few Jasmine also survived.
I guess the squirrels don't like them either. lol poetic.

Paddy and Mick get a pilot to fly them to Canada to hunt moose.

They bag six.

As Paddy and Mick start loading the plane for the return trip, the pilot says, "The plane can only take four of those."

The two lads object strongly. "Last year we shot six, and the pilot let us put them all on board; he had the same plane as yours."

Reluctantly, the pilot gives in and all six are loaded.

However, even with full power, the little plane can't handle the load and down it goes and crashes in the middle of nowhere.

A few moments later, climbing out of the wreckage, Paddy asks Mick,

"Any idea where we are?"

"I think we're pretty close to where we crashed last year," says Mick.


Paddy & Mick find three grenades, so they take them to a police station.

Mick: "What if one explodes before we get there?"

Paddy: "We'll lie and say we only found two"!


Paddy says to Mick, "Christmas is on a Friday this year"

Mick says "Let's hope it's not the 13th."


Mick walks into Paddy's barn and catches him dancing naked in front of a tractor.

Mick says, "Oh no, Paddy, what ya doing?"

Paddy says, "Well me and Mary haven't been getting on in the bedroom lately & the therapist recommended I do something sexy to attract her....


The Irish have solved their own fuel problems.

They imported 50 million tons of sand from the Arabs and they're going to drill for their own oil.

Have a good one. :)

Poo Poo'd Yet Still Hope in Old Fashion

I loved this artists work because of the vivid colors.
It also complimented the generous character of the River Rock Casino Resort.
Not only was the food good and coffee ample, but people could sit and enjoy reading a good book looking out at the
Marina just outside. In summer the doors would be opened out onto a terrace.

Les Reves d'une Chere Mademoiselle
La Belle Jeunesse
Paix Tranquilliter
La Vie En Rose.

We have a problem with bullying these days and laws being passed giving some people who bully jail sentences, because of the way their actions affect the bullied people.

We teach kids things they are not supposed to know in elementary school.
Minds are immature at this stage in life.

We took away teaching what we should be teaching in terms of manners and etiquette, as these things are considered old fashioned and poo poo'd.

If such things were returned into schools and bad words and body language curtailed as normal ways of speaking and behaving, people would not be so loose with their behavior.

Laissez Faire Freedom - Liberalism - Is not for every one.

Bad manners lead to bad behavior because nothing is taken seriously.
Everything is a joke and then seen as hate crimes when people get hurt.

I personally find bad language very offensive but no one passed laws for me .
But then I didn't kill myself.
Some people come close to being killed for using bad language.
But they didn't pass laws for them either.
Instead people sue others for stealing their offensive music, claiming it is their
artistic expression.
They make millions forcing young people to listen to and applaud hate music.

I find the laws passed today have a lot to be desired.
They carry double standards.

I know adults also make kids do the bad behavior work the adults could be sued for .
Kids can't be sued so kids are exploited by adults.

These laws passed today are meaningless laws.
They reward bad behavior while
leaving doors open for the bullied to also bully.

I guess its better to let things go until more people die or are put in jail
rather than teach people to use manners and proper respectful language,
which then would promote good behavior between people. lol

And I now go back to etiquette, manners and the ten commandments lol

So simple but yet so difficult.
A poo poo'd old fashioned subject

In his French chateaus, Picasso catches a burglar stealing one of his paintings, but the thief manages to get away. The police arrive and ask for a description of the man, so Picasso proceeds to paint them a re-creation of the man's face. Later that day, the police bring in a mother superior, the minister of agriculture, a toilet and the Eiffel Tower for questioning.


A master thief breaks into the Louvre and absconds with priceless paintings, only to find that his getaway van quickly runs out of gas and he is caught. When interrogated, he explains: "You see, the reason I stole the paintings in the first place is because I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh!"

Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was . . .
resisting a rest.

Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off? . . .
He's all right now.


Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Lone Soldier

A Lone soldier, he stands
A survivor
Every spring.
His roots deeply embedded
Where they are never found.

A lone Soldier He survives
Living through
The thick and thin
He is here, a sign of promise
A sign, that we are not alone.

A Single Soldier
Yellow and green
A bright survivor
Brave and strong
Every Spring.

A Lady's Life.

I planted many bulbs through out the years but few survive the pesty squirrels.
They come and dig them all out.
A few flowers survived and they keep coming back year after year.
This one looked so lonely and brave out on the front lawn.
I had to take a picture of it.


Two bowling teams
One team all blondes
The other team all brunettes
Chartered a double decker buss for a trip to Ohio

The Brunette team took the bottom part of the bus
The Blondes took the upper part of the bus.

The Brunettes were having a heck of a time hootin and hollerin
Suddenly they noticed that the Blondes upstairs were very quiet... too quiet.

One of the brunettes went upstairs to find out why.
She found all the blondes sitting in fear, looking straight ahead of them, with white knuckles and bulging eyes.
The Brunette asked: Whats wrong?
We're having a great time downstairs.

One of the blondes swallowed hard and looked up at her
and then whispered



Friday, March 16, 2012

Life is Like That

I wonder ..... where is sleeping beauty?


I had an idea of how to do my next shawl but then once it began to turn out I realized I had to continue with the same thread.
Since I am using left overs this was not to be if it was to turn out nice.
So I asked my son to take me to the store since I like company, and he of course said no.
His life is way too busy.
So I said fine, once you finish you can take me to the store and then get gas.
Since he needs gas, he finished up quickly and took me to the store. lol

I looked and looked but the thread disappears quickly or is not replaced as it was in the past.

I was not going to find the color I needed.
Always happens this way.

But I found a mixed color thread which would match wonderfully.
So I bought it and just now tried it out and am thrilled.
It compliments the light mauve perfectly and will make it nicer than I imagined it would turn out
if I continue doing it without mistakes.

I hope I'm right.

This one is a simpler fan stitch but the directions were not written well so I had a bit of trouble with the run on instructions.

It's a long rectangle and also very nice for evening wear.

I already can't wait to show the end product.

I love to learn new stitching and new crafts. So much I still want to do.

The weeks are just too short.

Hope you have enough to do to enjoy your day today.

I'm Enjoying a mug of green beer guarding my pot of Gold. :)


Like a Rock

One can't get over the power and magnificence of horses as seen in this statue.
The old masters had a good eye to display the meaning these loyal steeds had to men of war.

Loyal brave gallant honorable.
They gave up their lives for men, not so gallant, brave loyal and honorable.

Little twists life plays on both man and beast.
But to sit and look at it, is breath taking.

Frozen Crabs & the Blonde Stewardess

A lawyer boarded an airplane in New Orleans , with a box of frozen crabs, and asked a blonde stewardess to take care of them for him.

She took the box and promised to put it in the crew's refrigerator.

He advised her that he was holding her personally responsible for them staying frozen, mentioning in a very haughty manner that he was a lawyer, and proceeded to rant at her about what would happen if she let them thaw out.

Needless to say, she was annoyed by his behavior.

Shortly before landing in New York , she used the intercom to announce to the entire cabin, "Would the lawyer who gave me the crabs in New Orleans , please raise your hand?"

Not one hand went up ... so she took them home and ate them.

Two lessons here:

1. Lawyers aren't as smart as they think they are.

2. Blondes aren't as dumb as most folk think.


Three old guys are out walking. First one says, 'Windy, isn't it?' Second one says, 'No, it's
Thursday!' Third one says, 'So am I. Let's go get a beer.'
A man was telling his neighbor, 'I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four
thousand dollars, but it's state of the art. It's perfect.' 'Really,'
answered the neighbor. 'What kind is it?' 'Twelve thirty.'


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lacy Shawl

I couldn't get anyone to model for me and my mannequin
is out of reach so I am displaying it over a cookie can . lol

This Lacy Shawl I began many times because every time I started it, following the pattern and directions always made it too small. So I had to adjust the pattern to suit my needs and so it became my pattern in a sense lol
I used Patons Lace thread which consists of 10% mohair, 10% wool and 80% acrylique.

It is very nice for evening wear as it keeps the back shoulders and front warm from drafts you may get in air conditioned restaurants and such.

It can be worn with a belt for extra eloquence.
I was debating on whether or not I should put some pearls into it but it looks pretty nice as is.

This project was shear joy to make even if it took more thread than a regular shawl would.

I can't wait for an occasion to wear it.