Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Memorial Day: "

Let us not forget the meaning behind this day.

In honor of all our fallen veterans, Thank You.

Go with God, soldiers.


“It is the veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the veteran, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the veteran, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.
It is the veteran, who salutes the flag, who serves under the flag, and whose coffin will be draped by the flag.”



For those of you who’ve wondered if there are any words to TAPS, there are.


Day is done,
gone the sun,
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep,
peaceful sleep,
May the soldier
or sailor,
God keep.
On the land
or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Love, good night,
Must thou go,
When the day,
And the night
Need thee so?
All is well.
Speedeth all
To their rest.

Fades the light;
And afar
Goeth day,
And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well;
Day has gone,
Night is on.

Thanks and praise,
For our days,
‘Neath the sun,
‘Neath the stars,
‘Neath the sky,
As we go,
This we know,
God is nigh.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010



And so do I! Mwuhahahahahahaha!


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Saturday, May 29, 2010



Every time I see a tantrum-throwing kid in a store or something and the parents aren’t dong anything about it, I feel like this puppeh here. :D


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Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Fragments

Friday Fragments: "

I’ve been saving this one for a while now. Click here –>>Seraphic Secret: Jews and Carburetors to see some vintage cars. It’s seriously classic art. They knew how to make them in those days! In many ways, I long for that. Now-a-days it seems like all cars look the same and there’s no individuality or creativity anymore. You already know how much I adore the muscle cars of the 60s, take a look at these beauties from the 30s. I have a whole new appreciation for them, I confess. :) Here’s a taste of what to expect.



This pic just made me laugh, and reminded me of my blogger bud Bob, from What About Bob fame. No idea why, because he’s not into the catnip scene on any level – that I know of! ;)



Oh my gosh! My kids got THEM! again from the library, and are running around singing one of the lines from it. Some homeless drunk guy in a hospital was being questioned, and he kept bursting into this little ditty, “Make me a Sergeant, charge the booze!” I’m not even sure they know what booze is! What will the neighbors think?


Now for some funny!

Email Oops

A Minnesota couple decided to vacation to Florida during the winter. They planned to stay at the very same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday. His wife would fly down the following day.

The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an e-mail to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her e-mail address, and without realizing his error, he sent the e-mail.

Meanwhile…. somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister of many years who was called home to glory following a sudden heart attack. The widow decided to check her e-mail, expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she fainted.

The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I’ve Arrived
Date: 16 May 2003

I know you’re surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send e-mails to your loved ones. I’ve just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is not as uneventful as mine was.

P.S. Sure is hot down here!


Have an awesome weekend. It’s a long one, woo!

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday Thankfulness

Thursday Thankfulness: "

image Candles. How awesome are they, yet how little thought do we give them? Unless it’s a birthday, or a power-outage, we tend to not think about them at all. Which I think is kind of sad, because candles are amazing at setting a mood, and relaxing a home, as well as providing light.

Have you ever tried that? Turning off all the lights on purpose, and just going by the glow of candlelight for an evening? I highly recommend it! A couple years ago, when Darc would come home after a long day at work, I’d have only candlelight, and some classical music playing low in the background. Actually, it was the old baby lullaby CD I had laying around. He’d walk in and the stresses of his day would just melt away. The soothing music and the soft light work wonders on a battered spirit. Try taking a bath by candlelight with soft music playing. Heavenly! You’ll be so relaxed you might even fall asleep in the tub, lol.

I especially love beeswax candles because they smell like honey when they burn. :)

When I was a little girl, the old lady next door “adopted” me to be her granddaughter, because her grandkids all lived far away. She’d always have milk and cookies for me on the weekends, and we’d sit around and do crafts. Once we made a candle together. I was in awe, because at 7, I didn’t know real people could actually make candles. I thought you could only get them from a store, made in a factory somewhere. Mrs J introduced a whole new world to me in that regard and if I can ever get back into crafting again, making candles is high on my list. To this day, I still can’t look at a candle without thinking of her.

Candles. I don’t light them often enough, but I aim to change that, because they are one of those simple pleasures I am thankful for. :)

Is there something you’re thankful for this week? Do you keep lots of candles around too?image

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday Weird

Wednesday Weird: "

imageI’ve talked lots of times about how MiniNess is so terrified of the vacuum. We had what I thought was a major breakthrough. Breakthroughs are always weird, because they establish a new normal, IMO. :D

We’ve told the kids that they can’t continue to wear their socks in the house in the summertime. They go through socks like water and we just can’t keep going out to buy socks every couple of weeks. Well, they were upset with that pronouncement. KnytLite believes that feet are disgusting and shouldn’t be seen by human eyes. I couldn’t understand the MiniNess’s aversion to going barefoot though, until Daddy asked her what the problem was. She held up a tiny foot and said, “I get crumbs on my feet when I go barefoot.”


Now it’s time for the Mama-pounce. *wicked grin*

“Do you know why you get crumbs on your feet?”
”From food.”
”That’s right. Now look here under where I eat, do you see crumbs?” I made her do that with each spot, saving hers for last, where all the crumbs were.
”Do you know how we get crumbs off the floor?”
She braced herself before she answered, “With the vacuum?”

Smart cookie, this one! I confess I was pleased to discover that there is indeed a prissy princess inside this baby, that she really does have aspects of her mama in there, to be so annoyed by a few crumbs on her toes. I explained that since she was the biggest crumb contributor – and the biggest obstacle to getting rid of them – that she was going to help me vacuum the next day. She said she was excited. She acted excited. She seemed proud to not be such a baby about the vacuum anymore.

So the next day I pulled out the vacuum.

I placed the handle in her little hand. I stood behind her, leaning over so I could be on her level, held her close to me with my hand on her chest, my other hand over hers on the nozzle. And we vacuumed. Together. I could feel her little heart racing, but she was pushing through it! She was facing her fear head on! Together we vacuumed where she sits to eat. She did it! *proud mama smile*

Once her spot was done, she decided she’d had enough and went back to hiding under her blanket while I finished the rest of the job, but man oh man, I’m proud! I’ve known adults who can’t face their fears like that, and this is a real fear for her. But my brave baby girl decided to stand up to her fear, do what needed to be done, and get it over with. How could I not be impressed with her strength of character? It was definitely one of those, “That’s my girl!” moments. :) Woo!

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