According to the Horoscope, this year is the year of the Red Monkey.
Apart from going down town Vancouver, where they say a lot of security
will be hired so people could enjoy the fireworks,
tonight is a good night to enjoy at home .
Tonight is the time for Tarot cards and Horsoscope and predictions
for the New Year.
Tonight is the time for New Year resolutions and closing the page
to begin a new.
Dust yourself off and start again.
For most, it should be a very positive year to look forward to.
Hope you all have a nice drink ready. I am partying already with New Zealand
It's a whole day reserved for toasting countries as every one celebrates at different times.
We in BC are the last ones. Kinda makes us the Lonely West Coast doesnt it. lol
But New York Time Square is at 9pm and we will watch the big blue ball with enthusiasm.
We had a jolt like no other at 11:49 last night.
It was like a sonic boom!
Scared us out of our pants.
They said 10,000 people could die in Vancouver
from a serious quake and the island could split in half.
Thankfully this time it was small but Princeton gets many
and Charlotte Island where you could buy a summer place for 19k.
I guess its good until it's gone.
Not a good sign for the new year. too many quakes
This was an amazing part of history come to an end.
I have always admired Lee Quan Yew because he reminded me
of our own Mayor Jean Drapeau ,of Montreal, Quebec, who equally
loved his city and country.
Our Mayor once threatened to separate Montreal from Quebec if
Quebec ever tried to separate from Canada.
Lee Kuan Yew was surprised Malaysia let Singapore go.
He now was left alone to build Singapore
and what a job he did!
This Island state was the safest and best place to raise children.
It almost made you cry when coming back home, your children had to face
a culture of drugs, foul language, bullying, etc....
Some say the culture shock was in Asia at the time but coming back,
I found the culture shock was in North America, to see just how far down
the ladder people had fallen.
The poor, the homeless, the damaged souls, living under bridges,
in city street lanes....the drugs, alcoholism, people walking with wet pants,
having peed in them, people fighting with street lamps...
just not things one would see in Singapore during Lee Kuan Yews' time even at the thieves market lol
Lee Kuan Yew left a Legacy he can be proud of. He was Singapore.
If all the Mayors of cities and Premiers of Provinces and the Federal Government,
took the example of Lee Kuan Yew, we would have a strong country to be proud of.
Lee Kuan Yew did not follow political correctness, but what was correct.
Some of the issues Justin Trudeau was elected on, seems down right shameful
as Canada quietly falls from a country of the first world, into a country of the third world.
Yes, we are falling. Our leaders did not inspire our people do do what is correct and instead
we follow what is politically correct and this is nothing short of lies our Justin Trudeau's
wide open mouth keeps spewing every day and tells us that he will continue to keep his mouth
One day the flies will fly in and choke him, since there can only be one truth.
Not political truth but truth and every one, deep inside know what that is.
We cannot succeed running a country on corrupt values, be they in government or business
or the banking system. Eventually it all comes to an end and then so many will fall
into an abyss which is called hell and pull every one else along with them.
In Canada, Justin won on the issue of fear. He manipulated vigilance into fear.
But fear is what inspired Lee Kuan Yew, because he loved his country.
Fear built a swamp into a wonder city people can now enjoy. Fear kept the people clean and pure.
Fear made the world turn around and pay attention to this little island.
Part two - the eulogies - are important to listen to since many called this Garden State, land of the orchid , The Lion City and a friendly dictatorship.
Order works but order is not supported by many in North America, who think freedom lies in drugs, abortions, assisted suicide, gay pride and contracts written to make sure the customer fails and can be extorted from, keeping him poor.
The aim of justice is to encourage people to trust and believe in a system , geared towards the benefit and enrichment of the people, not the destruction of the middle class.
There in lies the difference between giants of men and wannabees running for government, to gain a larger pension.
I made a total of 12 angels.
The two red ones are the latest and these are all going on the tree.
I'd like the pink and beige one to be a tree topper She had the most work done on her.
One would use toilet paper centers to place over the top and the angel over.
As candle covers , one would again use the center of the toilet rolls to place 3-4 candles inside.
Being held tight they would then allow the angel to sit over them.
These angels are so much fun to make.
This year we see so much of Merry Christmas as opposed to Happy Holidays and
Christmas carolers .
May you all have a wonderful safe Christmas.!!!
Such a wonderful singer.
Laura Branigan died in 2004 from a brain aneurism.
I was wondering why all of a sudden she disappeared.
Went to a hot spring this week end. The hot water sure was nice
to soak in.
Stores were not too over crowded. The more they improve malls,
the more rent they charge and the higher the prices for shopping there.
Slippers which generally cost 39.-45.00 now cost 98.00
Then they wonder why Walmart does so well. lol
Most stores shocked me out of there.
Metro town had much better prices.
My son got his niece a few things from Frost. This is a nice story
about a Princess turning everything she touched to ice.
I had no idea it was so popular but then I had boys and I'd be
looking at Star Wars lol
Years go by but some things just stay popular through generations.
It was nice to spend time with my son. The day was his treat and he
was in a wonderful mood and the winner was me for most of the day. lol
Life goes in waves. Some waves are warm graceful waves
where you feel wrapped in silky satin.
Others are waves that make you sputter and choke as they
are swift and irregular not giving you a chance to take a breath..
Then you have the bashing thrashing waves that really take you through
the wringer. If they cast you ashore still alive, consider yourself lucky.
Poseiden had pity on you.
Life is always to be accepted for what it is.
It is in charge and it is in control and it decides when it is time to move forward.
If you are one to believe in destiny and in a path that was written well
before your birth, then it is easier to accept life such as it is.
Life is an act of being that is never ending.
It continues in its' act of exploration and experience , as it does when a child is born
into a new world, taking its first breath and then at the end when God and angels
show it the light and allow it to breath in a new phase of existence.
In that sense we are always children to continuously be educated.
We grow old and still wonder what this was all about?
What is the truth of it all?
The truth is in being at peace and allowing destiny to continue showing you the way.
Man is no different from the corals which send out spores into the universe.
The act of life is laborious in nature but there are moments of rest and peace
when the silky satin wave appears and grace overtakes the trusting soul and
shows it the way.
We reject many things not believing in their existence but thankfully,
what is, still believes in us and this makes all the difference knowing,
I will be there.
Life always presents you with unexpected things.
No matter who you are, life surrounds pain, suffering, joy,
regret, love, hate
................ and teaches you to bend.
You are not alone. There is no shame.
Every one loses self control at one point in life or another.
This is what makes us human and alive.
These are the learning experiences that help make us grow in body and spirit
into mature understanding people.
What would life be without problems to resolve?
With nothing to lose self control over..... life would be boring.
Just think.. Today we had snow.
Big... beautiful... fluffy snowflakes
to lose control in.
I felt like Gene Kelly dancing in the rain. lol
I felt like Picasso exploring images beyond human comprehension.
It's nice to let go and just be yourself.
There is life and then there is life.
One is to let go in and the other..... is to say to....
You want to take my self control and sometimes you do
When I met my beloved husband I called him eagle eyes.
They were so bright
and seemed to glisten like the wild eagle, full of strength,
passion, innocence and power.
A hunter, survivor, a symbol of pride and elegance,
How could a gal resist such eyes? lol
I compared his eyes, to the Russian song Your Dark Eyes,
a song I loved so much about hypnotic black eyes .
But.............. black eyes
often scared me as they seemed to be doors to the underworld.
There was a door one dare not pass through until the time was right.
Very light blue eyes were also too hard to look at,
as they seemed to be cold.
Eyes, after all , are windows to the soul.
It's funny how people interpret other people through such simple things
like eyes ears nose smile. My husband had ears nose and smile I also loved.
Attraction as they say, is not a potato and beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder.
Michael Jackson was ahead of the times loving life the way all
life should be loved and cared for.
His video shows how much he wanted love to reign on this planet.
Very touching video.
Well, I must say I've been reading a lot.
After fasting 12 hours, I gave myself a gallbladder flush consisting of
olive oil and lemon juice.
My son and I argue about food we should eat . We agree on a low carb diet
but apparently our body does need fat.
The gall bladder consists of bile and cholesterol
which it injects into the lower intestine for digestion purposes.
If you have no fat to dissolve ( meaning if you are vegetarian, no fat) the cholesterol
and bile crystallize and form gallbladder stones because there is no fat for them to
Some stones can be dissolved with drugs like
ursodiol or chenodol which takes about 6-8 weeks,
or they can inject something into the gall bladder and
dissolve the stones within 6-12 hours .
This procedure involves a painful burning sensation.
Then there is the removal of the gall bladder which involves 5-6 days in hospital.
Apparently they have a new, less intrusive way to do this today than in the past.
All in all , fat is required in ones' body to function properly so binge diets, aimed at quick
weight loss, is also bad to do for the above reason.
So when it comes to fat, my son and I are at a grid lock.
Every day they come up with something new. Who to believe.
Live and learn lol Made great soup today The smell is unbelievable.
We forget time is timeless and the world can survive with or without us.
Would be nice to enjoy and wake up to the sun, take a deep breath
and think..... what a beautiful world!
If only people would stop fighting and get along.
Michael Jackson left a great legacy.
Weather still dull and rain is consistent but the mountains look beautiful.
This is interesting. La Foule was discovered by Edith Piaf ,in Argentina.
She made it famous in 1957.
She didn't like the original lyrics by Enrique Dizeo so she made her own.
The song was composed by Angel Cabral of Argentina in 1936
The original song is called "Que nadie sepa mi sufrir", and is one of
two Argentine composed Peruvian waltzes that were regional hits, being
"Amarraditos" the other. "Que nadie sepa mi sufrir" was composed in
1936, almost twenty years before Edith Piaf heard it from the the 1953
recording by Alberto Castillo (the first recording was done in 1936 by
Hugo del Carril).the song completely creating the world hit that is known today as
The original lyrics are clearly meant to be sung by a
heartbroken man who has been abandoned by his lover, whereas the Edith
Piaf song keeps the heartbreak in the context of a dazed girl who falls
for a man in a crowd and then loses him almost immediately.
The song is something like this:
don't be amazed if I tell you what you were
an ungrateful person with my poor heart
- because the fire of your beautiful black eyes
illuminated the way of another other love
and to think that I loved you tenderly
- that I felt better than ever by your side
- and because of those funny things in my life
I saw myself without the kiss from your mouth
lover of my lovers, love of mine
What have to done to me, that I can't resign myself
- without contemplating about you
- as you paid back badly for my sincere affection
what you'll get is I never mention you again
love of my loves you stopped loving me
don't worry about it, nobody will find out
what do I gain by telling you that there's a many that changed my luck
they make fun of my and nobody knows of my suffering
don't be surprised if I tell you what you were like
an ungrateful heartbreaker
because the fire of your beautiful black eyes
illuminated a new love
and to think I simply adored you
that with you I felt like never before
and with those fateful turns of life
I was faced with losing your kisses
love of all my loves you stopped loving me
don't worry about it, nobody will find out
what will i gain by saying there's a man who changed my luck
they mock me because nobody knows my suffering
I will die of lovesickness and nobody will be the wiser.
amor de mis amores si dejaste de quererme / (repeated chorus)
no hay cuidado que la gente de esto no se enterara
que gano con decir que un hombre cambio mi suerte
se burlaran de mi que nadie sepa mi sufrir
In past 150 yrs Armenia, Holocaust Cambodia Darfur Rwanda Bosnia Native Americans all
12th C, Sultan of Delhi ,Kutb-d Din Aibak practiced what was called Democide.
In 1221 the Mongol army slaughtered 1,300,000 people.
Democide is a term revived and redefined by the political scientistR. J. Rummel (1932-2014) as "the murder of any person or people by their government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder". Rummel created the term as an extended concept to include forms of government murder that are not covered by the term genocide, and it has become accepted among other scholars. According to Rummel, democide surpassed war as the leading cause of non-natural death in the 20th century.
used to remember tribes in South America, who actually could claim
genocide, but there is no one left to talk about them.They are hard to
find on line or maybe I just don't know where to look. Every one today, who talks about genocide, can only claim attempts at genocide if anything. Even the Germans, can't claim to have succeeded and we have Israel to prove it. The
Germans did not only kill Jews. They killed every one and Slavs were
next on their list to exterminate. How do you also explain people
killing their own people like in the Russian Revolution, French
Revolution,or Iraq and Syria, Hiroshima and Nagasaki etc... Do you claim the killing of Non Muslims genocide? The aim is to kill
Non Muslims not races of people, which is like 76.98% of the world?
If one goes into multicultural countries like Canada and the US, we cannot claim genocide since there are so many cultures and races found here . There has never been total ethnic cleansing by the people claiming this was done to them. When there is total ethnic cleansing, there is no one left to talk about it. This then would be genocide.
A better term would be found in the word Democide.
If you go back in time far enough, no one is immune to the word Democide. There is war and in war, people die. xoxoxoxo
My Angel City is growing .
I should find them some flowers and ribbons.
Religion is again under attack.
The Pope asks for changes to be made
and the conservatives again voted for very little.
When God has to change his values to those of the devil....
well this means the church is dying.
If the church values die there will be no reason to believe in God.
He will have no mandate to direct, instruct people or play as a role model
to promote truth and justice if he has nothing to teach.
If there is no truth in the words of God, then a watered down religion
is no religion at all.
Life has ebbs and flows and what today may be popular, a more mature society, might see fads to be exactly what they are, fads, and not truth as it really and truly is.
Granted society is full of so many different people on different planes
of growth but the aim is to grow and not stagnate society to believe that this way is right and the other is wrong especially when the right way, Gods' way, is the true way.
Today the fads are showing their teeth and becoming more fascist with their ideas than the church is.
and this can be seen with Germaine Greer below.
Germaine Greer, a champion of human rights for women, is being asked many questions these days. She is being called a fascist by the gay lesbian organization on her comments on trans women, who she does not believe in.
Truth hurts and the gay/lesbian organization is showing its' teeth and its' fascism as opposed to Germaine Greer. No one it seems, can disagree with them. They are afraid of the truth.
I remember way back when, when feminists equated married women to
prostitutes because they do the same thing as prostitutes do. They are supported by husbands and have sex. I was offended saying there is a lot of difference. You needs sex sanctified by God so it stays beautiful and meaningful. Sex is not just sex.
People like me never tried to stop her from airing her right to speak as the gay/lesbian people are trying to do today. Her voice matters.
Sex is not a reason to change oneself.
To have sex is important in life for obvious reasons, but when sex becomes an obsession and a need
far greater than life and living, then it becomes a sickness.
Another example we can use is " breasts" and breast feeding.
Breasts are a normal part of a female anatomy and men in other societies see them as such and they don't bother them. In our society
breasts have become a symbol of sex and lust.
There is so much money being made today on breasts that it's become a sickness.
Of course one cannot say it is because people get offended but
I don't see animals getting excited over breasts when they have to do what they have to do. lol it goes by smell and whether or not a female is
ready for it at certain times of the year.
The animal female is not sexually abused every day. A male does not need sex every day as it is being explained to humans every day.
So the topic of sex is distorted and lied about and this can't be discussed today, as sex could not be discussed openly a few years back.
So most of the changes which take place today are fads.
But truth is what lies in the beginnings of the church which was also abused by people steering it to reasons for war.
The church is supposed to keep doors open for people who grow up and come to understand of their own volition, that they speak the truth.
It is to guide people, into becoming better people.
Politics does not make better people because it is about power, manipulation and lies.
A good government seeks votes through truth and justice a bad government gets votes for power through manipulation and lies and appealing to vices hurting people.
Playing La Playa takes me back a long way. I still love it.
Some things are just not fads that come and go.
They stay with generations of people signifying that truth is truth,
love is love and political correctness is not something we should
lay down our lives for.
One must always question and not sit in political myopic views.
Always look at the long range of decision making.
Today they said on the news that they have a drug
that will come out in 2 years, that will only attack cancer cells.
To this I say .....Yipee!!
So every one who has or had cancer and worries about
it returning, I'd say this is good news.
In the future, I shudder to think how many people will
be affected by cancer. Might be in the millions.
Personally I know throughout my life, I drank so much
hot coffee from plastic and styro foam cups.
I am probably as toxic as the poor Beluga Whales in the St Lawrence River.
They are my very favorite whales, resembling dolphins,
and my heart bleeds for them.
Apparently they were estimated to have enough toxins to kill 10 men and
were miraculously handling it.
People just do not realize how much harm plastic does to one and every
one is fed plastic in one form or another.
I think the best thing for plastic, is to melt it down back into oil.
The Japanese have the machine one could keep at home to do it.
Imagine beaches cleaned by these purifying plastic melting machines.
They would never hurt anyone,ever again and supply people with good oil to reuse.
She sits and watches your every move,
knowing you better than you know yourself.
She walks with you, sleeps with you and sits
politely waiting for her tid bits.
She cleans you and pities you and loves you.
She defends you with a pure lion heart when
you are attacked by people who come into the yard at night and
try to steal things like lawn mowers and yard decorations.
Though small, this little dog can be a best friend in more ways
than one, in a world laughing at justice and abusing it to
win elections, court cases, and international debates.
This little dog, sitting in a home, knows right from wrong
better than people do.
This little dog knows justice better than people do.
This little dog knows a lie when it hears one and
truth in the eye of the beholder.
This little dog is all soul and conscience staring at you.
The world of animals is quietly being destroyed.
The animal gene pool is quietly being destroyed
and man with his "Rights" does not hear the call of the wild
in its' pure form and exposes himself to dangers he cannot see
or understand with his myopic view of life.
Man is losing his rights by destroying the senses which sift
through right and wrong.
Man is losing rights by losing mental capacities to listen
and loving truth.
What is today if not the future we lay out for ourselves?
If you don't care enough today, to say no,
tomorrow, will not care about you
Prevention requires the word NO.
I really enjoyed this Poldark series and what makes it exciting
is that Vision TV is putting it on as well.
However, the movie actors are different from the TV version.
If the tv actors are as good as the actors in the movie version,
it should be equally enjoyable to watch.
I would always see the faces
of the movie actors since I just saw it and got attached to them.
They were brilliant!
This is my last Angel for the year.
Made 5 and that's enough.
This one took a lot of cotton thread. It is very lacy.
I used the doily I made previously for the wings.
There is no glue used so if one day I get tired of the Angel,
I can take it apart and still have 2 doilies plus a head and body with hair
for another project.
It is also easy to wash. Just let it sit in some gentle soap to get the dust out
rinse and air dry.
The weather continues to be wet and damp.
My hibiscus continues to flower but the poor sunflowers have all their heads down
from all this rain. I am not sure the coleus likes it indoors but the apple trees
seem to be doing well. I will try to keep them indoors this year and see what happens.
The lemon trees are growing very well.
When you compare pics from spring, they like quadrupled in size.
Know what I'm sayin? lol
So many people voted already in the advance polls. Doesn;t look good for Mr Harper
but then he's been in power a long time and its always good to change but
handing power people not experienced in running a country is not good news.
This might leave a hard future for the youth of today.
Already there is discussion of giving every one a guaranteed income because companies
are all going robotic. There will be no jobs left for people to do.
If you consider how much taxes are collected every year, if every one was given 1 mill
there would be no poverty in Canada and still some money left for government.
I suggested it a while back and seems someone heard. lol
Our Library is a treasure trove of good movies.
I always say use your library so it doesn't close down.
I found Koodo books. Sort of like Kindle .
I enjoyed reading them cause the words were big and did not strain
your eyes. Each Koodo had about 4-5 books on it.
One movie I watched is The Horde.
It takes place in 1357
when half of the Eastern
world was controlled by the Golden Horde.
I love movies with good sceneries and this was a foreign film which
is always a breath of fresh air.
When the Khan gets sick, they required a Christian Saint to be brought
for a cure.
When God failed the Saint, the Saint was put through hell by the Horde
but when the Khan was cured a day later, they began to believe it was
due to the Saint. What followed was truly Gods' will and the movie shows
we are all not in control.
There is no one beyond the almightys' power.
The Return is another foreign movie. Think I've seen it before on TV.
My son tells me that it seems there is not one movie I did not see. lol
I tell him that is why I am so smart lol
This movie is a psychological thriller.
It is about two boys who come home one day to find that their estranged Dad
returned. The Mom is nervous and tells them they have to go fishing with their Dad
for a week.
The Dad takes them on a journey. He is not much of a talker and gives a lot of orders
and demands respect. The boys see this as threatening behavior
and begin to fear him.
A test of wills begins early.
Seems the Dad has problems seeing life through a childs' mind but he
also wants to teach them things.
He wants to be a Dad, something that just
doesn't happen overnight.
Anyway, unfortunately it doesn't work out for the Dad.
The kids did learn valuable lessons and there are secrets which are left
undisclosed in the movie which stayed with the Dad.
Intriguing movie by Andrei Tarkovsky and Roman Polansky.
I liked it.
This is a close up of the pretty angel I made for my sons' girl friend
She likes the color purple..
They are beautiful to display for Christmas.
Today they showed a young lady who wrote a book about her experiences
in North Korea. Life was hard and she and her Mom escaped for a bowl of rice.
They got caught by a group who sold women as sex slaves and were abused by these men.
They escaped and found a group who told them they would be free with them.
It took me back to Thailand where a man asked me if I was a jealous woman (I gathered
because he wanted to sell my husband a woman for sex) I found this question rather odd
and told him yes, I am jealous. And he answered, oh that's not good.
I then told him to ask my husband if he was jealous but this question did not relate to men.
It did not relate to men because this was a mans' world where women were objects to be bought and sold. Selling of sex was a way of life to survive.
In Kuwait, one felt vulnerable as well. One did not feel human but like a piece of meat to be used as the men saw fit.
Women mean nothing there.
Without a husband,anything could happen to you.
This is why safe guarding our freedoms here in North America
is very important and when new immigrants come in , supporting this mans' world, it is insulting
to every North American woman who fought hard to obtain freedom.
Of course these new immigrants don't understand why there is such a fuss made coming from a mans' world. They are used to this abuse because it is normal and natural for them.
I guess you can compare this to birds. If you raise a crow in a cage, it doesnt mind being in a cage
but if you take a crow from the wild and stick it into a cage, it will die.
Such is the difference between freedom and slavery .
Freedom and prison.
Freedom and the niqab.
Women from the old world, are imprisoned in their beliefs. They don't mind living in a cage.
Lucky for them that in this country, they have the cage door open to flee any time they want to.
Some never will.
Some will fight not to only stay in the cage but to put you into one as well.
There in lies the problem.
I had this thread and thought hmm it won't be good for an
angel but as it turns out this angel turned out the best
Every one loves it
Unfortunately I only have one. lol
Guess I have to make more like it.
Listened to Harpers' platform today and seems it is the
Others offer things to be taken away with high costs later.
thus will do more hurt than care.
Voters will not be smart to vote for them.
I love books written by Dostoyevsky.
As a kid I would lie on my porch divan with a bushel of McCintosh apples,
the best apples in the whole world .
We would go to the orchard
in the fall, to collect them off of trees,
helping the farmers.
The best apples, went down well with Crime and Punishment, The Gambler,
The Idiot , Poor Folk, Demons, Brothers Karamazov (my favorite),
Notes from the Underground.
As a kid you don't know what treasures you hold and read until one day,
as a grown up, things begin
to fall into place.
This is why I always say kids need their space and their own world to live in.
Mine was around books which I devoured with passion.
I never really got to know Dostoyevsky as a man though .
This foreign movie, in 8 episodes,
depicted him so well and one could see what he went through to write such books.
This movie showed him as a convict, gambler, lover, and a famous writer.
He was exiled to Siberia , suffered from epilepsy as did his son who died of it.
He lost his first wife to consumption. They showed him to be a compassionate man
who suffered deeply and needed support from his brother and aunt and then finally his
An artist painted his picture and as people came to the gallery to look at his portrait, some to
sneer and make remarks about his books and life , others saw a great suffering in his eyes.
A man of soul.
I am glad I saw this movie by Vladimir Khotinenko and I think others would enjoy it too,
enough to actually find it worth while to read the books he wrote.
The scenery was good as well
I am now making a cotton Angel It will be a lot more work
since the cotton is thin.
I have 2 started One in pink and one beige
I never thought I would enjoy doing doilies this much
But when you can get Angels out of them then visiting a flea market
is another option since they have many doilies.
Of course they are machine made but so what.
The ones on the 2 ends are for my cousin and his wifes' Mom.
They will fly to England..
This election Justin Trudeau wants to be Prime Minister and lead
his deficit country smoking pot. lol
What have we come to?
Our old Prime Ministers' would roll over in their graves if they saw what
was happening to this country.lol
I enjoyed this movie The Rain Shadow , with Rachel Ward.
She is a brilliant actress.
Victoria Thaine also played her role extremely well.
The story is about these two vets in Adelaide who have personal problems
as well as a drought and sheep disease and clients who are also neighbors.
They have to decide the moral and ethical things to do because it is not
only about them but the people who live in this small town of Paringa.
In spite of differences the goodness in people is reflected and
once people are understood, there is no such thing as a bad man.
This is a sensitive movie about caring and love and lifes' daily battles.
I can recommend this movie as a good one to watch.
Oh how they cheer one, glancing at you with their colorful display
of golden yellow.
I have 5 heads in one pot but I am not sure if they will have time to mature
My friends have taken their tomato plants and flowers inside but I think mine
can stay outdoors till the end of October.
They only just began to produce.
The hibiscus is flowering big time as well and I just can't believe it.
I made three angels and began a fourth one. Keeps me busy for a while.
I crochet making a head and neck and then a torso which I stuff. Then I make the
hair and then I do the skirt which is attached to the bottom and then another
doily forms the wings.
She then stands beautiful , blessing your home with her goodness.
I suppose she can be used as a tree top but she does not have a light.
All she would need is spray starch.
The weather has held on, being warm and wet. Umbrellas are covering outdoor chairs
and I suppose they will soon have to be covered in plastic for the winter months.
We are waiting to vote. Will be interesting to see who wins.
Life is moving along at a steady pace. One keeps looking over ones' shoulder to
see if the big one will hit BC any time soon.
They found out that apart from the fact the polar ice cap is melting from above,
heat is coming up from below, which has nothing to do with anything man does.
One of my son's friends has a missing Dad who went hiking up to Cypress and
after missing 12 days the search was called off. They say he must be dead since
the weather up there is much colder.
Many hikers get lost up there but most are found. One needs a GPS or something
so it can send a signal.
October is a birthday month for many in my family
I wish every one a Happy Birthday.
Let love encompass your heart so you see life through the eyes of the beholder.
in its' raw enchantment.
Have a good one.
This is another foreign film I enjoyed albeit a sad one.
It is a Golden Globe Winner.
It is a story about injustice, something we all understand and know about
today, life being what it is.
A corrupt Mayor tries to destroy a mans' home business and land.
The man fights back by getting a trusted attorney from Moscow.
who proves not to be strong enough to fight this Mayor and his gang.
What is heart breaking is that this Mayor goes to church and sits like the devil he is, teaching
his son that God sees all, while the priest lectures on morals ethics values, and Christ. "God dwells not in power but in truth Not in strength but in love Not in cunning but the Lords' wisdom Not in anger and hatred but with bravery Truth is Gods' legacy Truth reflects the world as it really and truly is Without distortion He who knows Gods' truth can find truth and Gods' truth is Christ himself. He who lives feels and does like Christ Can tell good from evil How can one preach freedom, while destroying the foundations of morality? Freedom, is finding Gods' truth Know Gods' truth and it shall set you free Only a man who lives by Gods' truth, who defends it, only that man is free. True values are replaced by false ones and who sits in the church, but these same people who profess Gods' truth under pretentious conditions."
Power in the church and the town, is governed not by God but by corrupt killers who sit deaf
to Gods' words, pretending virtues they do not possess for personal gain.
It is a movie similar to mafia movies we see.
The scenery makes it heart breaking to see a family destroyed the way it is
by greed, alcohol, self pity, and gluton.
The movie leaves one thinking that there must be a way to fight city hall as they say
but the job is not for amateurs.
You can't just say NO to the liberals or dictators of this world who say everything
is ok as long as it is their way.
Sad movie. Sad life.
On the news Montreal said it has to throw raw sewage into the St Lawrence River
for 2 weeks because they have no where else to put it, doing the repairs they need to do.
Forget that Beluga whales in that area have been tested to be living with so many toxins
that they should already be dead.
Where is the justice and why is there no other place to put this sewage and why were they not
prepared to do this job the right way?
The buck continues to be passed by those elected to run this country but who don't know how.
This is similar to the marijuana shops who sell drugs to people without a professional license
proving they are qualified to do so.
Hurting the innocent is always the end result.
No one asks why we have so many toxins in our raw sewage?
People run in elections, to ask votes of other people who are ignorant or just don't care.
If it kills the animals in this world, man is next and yet human rights is used to kill innocent
people . The public does not understand that human rights, do not exist.
Privilege exists and privilege can be taken away by the same people vying for human rights.
Leviathan is a book by Thomas Hobbes and can be read on Project Gutenberg
Zvyagintsev and Negin won the award for best screen play.
I keep looking out at my sunflowers and finally in September they opened.
Only God knows if they will actually have seeds or be frosted over.
The tomatoes are still green and every day I wonder if they should be picked.
My neighbor cut his sunflowers down but they had big heads. Mine are small.
Such long thin stocks, standing on their own, defying wind storms and
rain, bringing sun shine into every soul that looks at them.
The yard was full of birds this year, especially hummingbirds which came within
a few feet of you and hovered.
It was like Gods' angels coming from fairy land
taking you away into this mystical world we see so little of.
One sits and thinks that we tell children stories about these worlds we do not
ourselves believe in but they exist.
There were more places where they could be found
but man destroys their habitat with concrete cities every day
and we lose much by it.
One wonders how man can live and feel once his dreams and soul is taken away from him.?
One wonders how children can be raised without dreams hope and imagination?
One wonders how people can live without touching feathers on a chicken or fur on a bunny
or smell fields of cow manure without blocking noses.
We called it a breath of fresh air and took deep whiffs of farmers fields as we drove by them lol
In the fall we'd go into forests of rich black soil to collect mushrooms from rotten logs.
Our sense of smell was alive as we searched for more and more smells from nature.
Today we can't find soil like this anymore.
Even the so called black soil we buy in the garden outlets does not compare to what nature
herself creates. This soil was rich with worms and bugs. It was living soil.
The forests were living forests full of shit and flowers and wild succulent berries full of juicy flavor.
Skeletons of deer heads could be found by rocks and clear water puddles were safe to drink from.
Life was danger and it was great to be vibrant and alive living a life that was not stagnant ruled and poisoned.
You had to make do with what you had. You had to be creative because there was no Martha Stewart selling overpriced garbage at Michaels to make your cake look nice.
This was your job and because it was, it was what made you an individual and different and respected and loved and envied. People, neighbors, the owner of the corner store, were valued .
Achievements were valued more.You wore dresses and coats and shoes and felt like a million bucks,
because they were made by your Mom or Grandma or by elves and the shoe maker.
Self sacrifice was something one did to make others happy.
No one had to teach us to pay it forward.
Old people were respected.
We helped them and were in turn rewarded by a sweet kindness and stories our parents had no time to share with us.
Between canning and shredding and salting, basement shelves were stocked with goods no store could sell. Your mouth watered when Mom pulled out a can of tomato juice or pickled mushrooms or eggplant spread or apple sauce.
Life was good. Fulfilled. No one had trouble sleeping nights.
When I think about what children today lose out on, it makes me sad.
Man needs a living life, to keep him whole and his soul in tact and the mall is just not the answer.
You miss walking on city streets shopping and bargaining with small business people.
You miss the smells of bread shops and meat shops, salamis , smoked meat drifting through the night air on streets being covered by big flakes of white snow.
You miss store windows which spent hours every year creating a vision for young minds to behold of towns churches trains and animals. Little elves working away to make people happy sent a huge message. No one questioned the existence of Santa cause if you did not believe there would be no presents lol And who is Santa but someone who makes us better people and enriches us by the idea of sharing .
Jesus in his manger was a story beloved by one and all.
A gift of a babe, to teach man kind that we are all babes that need taking care of.
No man is immune to lifes' injustices and we have to be there for one another.
A living life .
A living sunflower.
How much of it is lost every year, by people who do not believe and teach others not to believe.
She is full of love and loves to rough house with my son.
She has everything planned out.
Walkies with Dad, Food with Mom and arguments with Tanya.
She is good for Tanya in that she forces her to accept
does not revolve around her.
Tanya argues back like hell it doesn't lol
Bella finally decided the toys have to move over and maybe
should be her next play things.
She is a big talker and demands attention.
Even without kids, toys are nice to look at strewn around the house.
Makes you remember about how life was with kids running around.
Now the dogs are the kids. lol
But even for my son, its nice to see his old things Even though
he doesn't say anything,it makes him feel like home.
The summer was full with changing of the rotten back stairs and getting rid
of and trimming trees damaged by the wind storm we had.
One tree has a top of 6 feet bent 90 degrees but its not broken and the
workers were not able to get it down. It would require a hydro crew
with a bucket on a hydraulic lift to get that baby down or wait till it falls
by itself maybe hurting someone. The problem is that it is hanging on the
neighbors' side and he is not happy.
The city really should come and do it since it doesn't allow trees to be cut.
If it wasn't for the wind storm, we would not be allowed to do
even the job we did, do to clean up the mess.
With the elections coming up , attention is being paid to crime.
Abbotsford is trying to shut down the marijuana shops.
I don't understand people. We buy drugs from pharmacies from
licensed professionals and here shops are allowed to sell drugs.
Like.......... who are these people and by what right do they profess
to know what is good for society ?
We have one woman running in White Rock who says marijuana is safe
for kids. She says in fact , women who took it while pregnant have smarter kids.
Are we making excuses again to breed irresponsibility?
I remember one kid smoking in a dry park being told he was under age.
He was being told to not smoke there because he could set the park on fire.
His response was f off. If my Mother doesn't care, what business is it of yours?
People say don't tell me what to do but when the shit hits the fan,
these same parents blame society.
It is never their fault.
Well ended up after telling schools and the city, that someone was going to die in that park,
15 years later, a girl was killed in there. Then they cleaned up the park
and began to pay attention to what was going on in there.
15 years too late.
Have we learned nothing from the history of China when people were all sitting
in opium dens un phased by the world around them?
It all begins innocent enough. Just open the door.......
Today it is with trees We tell them the trees are a problem.
They take the side of the trees rather than the side of the people who will end up with
higher insurance costs once one falls through their roof and kills someone.
Insanity. Even cities pass the buck.
Laws are supposed to work for the people, not against them.
We elect people to safe guard our cities our children our nation and yet the ones
who do this get the most criticism.
Come election time, the liberals as usual say yes to everything for a vote.
Do we want to fall like the US?
Do we want our good laws and freedoms to fall to ancient barbaric laws?
Women have the most to lose.
I guess we will see which direction we take in a few more days.
Tom Zytaruk is on my mind again.
He blasted Our Prime Minister for trying
to save his life.
The Canadian Government does not want our citizens going
into terrorist areas.
Tom made it a personal fight mentioning he is married to a foreign
wife. He does not mention from which country she is,
but it must be from one of the countries
at war and judging from his name, it might be Ukraine, where
Canada seems to have an opinion on, because of the large
population of Ukrainians in Alberta and other provinces.
Keeping people in check is a huge responsibility.
Keeping people from harm is a difficult task.
You will never please every one.
The tax payer, on the other hand might be pleased not to have human rights
problems when one of our own is taken hostage for ransom especially when it ends up
they get tortured and die anyway.
War is ugly.
It has no right or wrong.
Discussian of right and wrong is pointless after the fact.
Tom has to grow up
Whose side is he on anyway? Certainly not his wifes'.
Would he want to put her life at risk?
Maybe he does.
Maybe he wants to be a patriot,. a Joan of Arc martyr, leading men into battle.
Anything can be expected from people
living in dreams instead of reality.
Canadians have always played a role of peacemaker.
It is a good role to play in the international arena.
It is never a good thing to take sides .
Two wrongs, never make a right.
We should always look for reasons not to fight,
show insight to disarm rather than arm.
But as they say, don't be a chump either.
Be prepared for anything.
Stay home and dig in.
In this, our Prime Minister is wise.
Reading books certainly is much easier to do than watching the news.
At least you have a chance to see it in print and not be exposed to lies,
and manipulations of the tv set.
It's easier on the brain and lets you digest the info you are getting.
Gives you time to think.
I think books will never go out of style because other sources of info
run wild and a muck.It's all become over whelming.
People have changed or maybe they havent. The world was always cruel.
The strong survive and the weak are led into the lions' den.
I was reading the Mansbridge interview with Harper and I had to shake my head.
Would the man really have asked the questions he did if he was not told to?
How many people can we support here? We don't have jobs for our own people.
We dont have enough schools. We dont have enough housing or hospitals or doctors.
We don't have enough money to cover all the social expenses.
What change do people want? To go deeper into debt?
This is what Mulcair and Trudeau intend to do.
We see what Obama did.
He seems to have been bought out by the banks and look at the results?
Easier for them to buy the man out to look the other way.
Something is out of wack when a man tries to MAKE IT CLEAR.
Clear as mud as they say.
The only people gaining here are those with lawyer papers which are written with the
aim of the customer losing. Banks take money but don't give it back.
So how to protect oneself ? Nothing short of keeping your money, in coin, some other place.
You won't get interest but today they give you a little and find ways to get double back.
It's like gambling has taken over everything today.
The house never loses.
We expect bigger things this year in terms of tornadoes and earth quakes.
Well , what do you expect?
Let the good times roll my dear
This year the hibiscus plant is blooming big time. I used top soil with sheep manure.
I always pick the wilted flowers off but they say to leave them on so they seed.
It's too bad the flower stays only for a day or maybe 2.
After pruning the plant you can stick the cuttings into a pot and the pot into a zip lock bag.
Water well and let it root in a nice sun lit area. The plant needs roots to fit tightly so pots need to accomodate that need and not be too large.
The plant loves potassium.
After a flower closes I guess you can put a small zip lock bag over it and wait till it gets black with
the seeds inside.
Collect the seeds and then put them into a plastic bottle cut 3/4 of the way so the top can be fused back.
Plant the seeds into it and then use scotch tape to seal the bottle to make a green house effect.
Keep in a warm sunny place and wait to see if a miracle happens.
Every time I see a sprout, I call it a miracle.
When I buy shallots, they usually have roots. The bottom part I replant and a new shallot grows.
Makes me think like Wow! Why pull it out? Just cut above the root.
I have coleus cuttings I replanted . they love sunlight and my house does not have much so
lets hope for the best. I guess they will have to be taken indoors soon.
I love playing with plants. They are so much fun especially when you see you have a green thumb.
Plants love people. They are quiet little angels rewarding you with countless moments of inner joy
especially in winter when days become dull.
I put my plants on a bench over the sink close to my crock pot. With the hot water steam from the sink and the heat from the crock pot, it simulates tropical weather. Bathrooms are good too since the steam from showers is good for plants.
We were hit hard on our street by winds and rain.
Trees fell and we lost power for 2 1/2 days.
The streets were closed due to trees falling.
So many places were hit in BC, they did not have enough
staff to repair
Traffic lights are still out and many detours leave people
looking for new routes to take.
Tropical fish are headed North in a warm water bubble, including sharks.
Will be an interesting winter.
Our reservoirs will be full again though. No more water shortage.
This summer BC had so many forest fires every one smelled smoke all summer.
Some roads had to be closed off due to fires and smoke.
Fires across the border also did not help air quality here as everything goes north.
It being dry did not help. Now I am sure the rain quenched the dry earth.
It was very welcome to be sure. Hasn't stopped since last night.
Some vin yards said they had a big fire 8 years ago and could taste ash in their wines.
We have a big tree in the back yard we will have to chop up.
Have no idea what kind of tree it is. It has feathery ends with white flowers and tiny blue berries on it. Looks like Elderberry. Its a very good tree to have but you need to know how to harvest it for wine
Good for the immune system inflamation congestion. etc...
The wood is very light. You don't need a saw to break up the branches.
This day lily grows in ditches. It is so beautiful and lilies are used to treat things like breast cancer, mastitis, urinary tract
disorders, uterine bleeding and arsenic poisoning. The roots are
diuretic, anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic.
Seeds produced these little offspring, but what are they?
Would be nice to get some trees growing.
Johnny Appleseed was a wonderful person with a very good idea.
If only more people who trek through the mountain sides,did this,
there would be better chances of survival for both animals and people.
Back packers should consider taking some seedlings to plant on the roads
Tom Zytaruk has been writing in the local papers for a while now.
He touches upon local painful issues that plague the cummunity and it is because of
what he reports that I've been reading his columns.
He reminds me of Val Kilmore who played Bat man. (Don't ask me why.lol)
Tom's last article gave me a chuckle. He finally got a head ache. lol
I have been having a head ache from his column for many years.
It had nothing to do with noise.
It had to do with so much wrong in this world.
Not only that it is wrong but that people do not realize that how they live their lives,
opens doors to these wrongs and then every one has to sit in it.
Kevin Diakiv also wrote an article:
"Violent crime in Surrey has skyrocketed by 34 per cent, with attempted murders six times that of the first half of last year.
Newton led the city with the spike in attempted homicides,
experiencing a 900-per-cent jump in the first six months of this year
compared to the same period last year.
It was followed by Whalley at a 300-per-cent climb in attempted homicides, while other communities saw no change.
Homicides were down 33 per cent overall.
Police say the large amount of attempted murders are due
to the drug turf war playing out, largely in Newton and Whalley, where
two groups are battling over a dial-a-dope operation.
Now all what these good reporters report, touches upon children and this is where my heart lies.
So I fight with the words from the 10 Commandments and boy do I get blasted and get bad head aches.lol
Many people write ...well just because a few people are bad.......doesn't mean we all are and we take drugs and drink alcohol but we can manage it. They call you all kind of filthy names which make me
ask why? What dirt do these people lie in to make them hate a person who only wants to see them do well?
To these people I retort.... can you?
It's bad when people try to fool other people but when they fool themselves, .....
Can you actually say you can manage your life with drugs and alcohol, when so many other people
who don't use, can't?
Since I was a kid in the east, we read books on how many people suffered from alcohol abuse
and neurological diseases from polluted water, in BC.
These kids have grown up now and they too have kids who probably follow in their parents footsteps. They too have kids.
So the support for drugs and alcohol increases and police as a result, have a battle that is very hard to win.
When stuff runs rampant and brains are destroyed because of prenatal abuse, problems get larger.
Things which are not ok become ok because these people grow up and take over cities, governments,
and international affairs.
As a result they hurt and destroy more innocent people. News travels fast and more of the wrong people are attracted to come to BC, to do more of the same. Everything and every one is infected.
If things continue to go as they are, Tom Z won't have to worry about noise due to population explosion.
Populations will die because laws are not enough. Laws do not rule. Disease, crime, wars.....they rule.
When you have a willful population without conscience, anything goes.
When you desensitize people into thinking everything is ok and we can manage, what does this mean?
Can we manage?
Well, with a lot less people, it's easier to manage, with a strong arm.
Nothing distresses me more than having to read stories
like this one.
I just can't understand people.
Paying so much money to hunt and kill
animals who just live their lives quietly
in what already is scarce
land for them to live on.
Cecil from Zimbabwe, was such a beautiful lion.
So many people try to raise money to keep them alive
this fella from the US thinks if he pays some money
he can do away with all this effort .
I really hope this guy loses his dental clients,
gets put in jail for life or fed to the lions.
He certainly deserves a punch in the nose.
Preying on animals who do not fear you, walk around tourists all day,
is just blood thirsty killing. What joy can there be in telling a story
that you killed an animal who had no chance against you or your
evil thoughts just for the fun.
Those hunting days are over.
There should never be any licenses given to hunt in Africa for trophy purposes.
Every thing good is always destroyed by man.
I watched Russel Peters and Chelsea Handler on stage.
I have to say those two should get together.
Would be nice to see who would do a better job of shutting the
other person up. lol
Used to be a time when jokes were clean and funny.
Today it's like comedians are 2 years old.
They are obsessed with their penises and vaginas and poop.
The audience seems no better cause they sit and laugh.
On the one hand Chelsea bragged that someone told her her vagina was tight
at 39. and then she went into how much poop flowed into her huge vagina.
Which is it Chelsea? lol
Then she said she doesn't care what people think and then finishes off by
saying someone knew who she was when she had her poop problem and it
Who are these people?
It got me to thinking about Robin Williams. The guy was brilliant, rich, famous
and yet nothing brought him joy and peace.
Leading unstable lives, eventually catches up to you.
Chelsea teaches people to be immoral. She says ya you need this.
She tries to desensitize women. All she does is hurt herself and a lot of young women
who will believe in what she says. Can you imagine living in a world full of Chelseas?
It would be murder on all fronts.
Russel Peters told young people not to tatoo themselves.
He at least uses his
comedy to also teach people to rein themselves in.
He said as you age it will look ugly.
This universal humping thing is killing true love.
It is killing something that should be sacred and valued between two people.
We are all the losers for it if we buy into this.
As you watch the world cave into itself like a black hole, you wonder
what will happen to all this beautiful nature?
The trees and flowers, running brooks, sunshine peeking out like a halo through
vegetation. Animals who glorify the planet.
As man promotes self rape
and self destruction of the one temple existing within himself, then
what of the rest?
What of all the Cecils out there who no one can protect and defend against these vile
things called man?
Man must be the most unhappiest creature on the face of this planet, because he is never
satisfied with what he has or who he is. He always wants more and accepts nothing to stand in his way to get it, not land, not law, not even God.
What do we do with runaway liberalism? What do we do when no one wants the word NO?