Happy New Year dear Family

imagesSALIZHMP       I wish all of you a safe and happy 2014.  I’ve reblogged from Chasing Rabbit Holes, a place where those of you who may be alone or need some folks to talk to, be happy with.  Click on the badge on the site and be whisked away to talk to people you may not know but will be glad you got to know.

They say you can choose your friends but not your family.  I have found, in the WordPress family, that to be most happily untrue.  My time here blogging has been an incredible journey from all parts of the US, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, the Philippines….

We may not be stylish enough to be Freshly Pressed, all of the time, but we enjoy and appreciate each other.  That is the best to me.  To be appreciated by ones peers (family) is bestest of all.

I am grateful to you all for your support, comments, best wishes, and prayers.  I wish you all the most joyful, healthy, full of light and peace, prosperity, wisdom….all things bright and beautiful in 2014.  Happy New Year!!!

Love to you all!

Wordless Wednesday – bare tree, empty nests

bare tree empty nests


Wordless Wednesday: Kurui Bana

bloom out of season


Award……oh my

I was just nominated for Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by Stephanie Thomas at: http://authorstephaniethomas.wordpress.com

There’s rules attached.  I usually ignore them but I am feeling I need to follow the rules for this = easy easy rules:
Thank the nominator (I was taught to say “Thank you” before I was taught to say “y’all”) and to nominate seven other blogs. Actually, that’s hard – there are so many wonderful blogs out there. Sticking to seven is hard so as usual, I broke rules. I may cheat on this one. List seven random facts about oneself. Post the logo on my page.

So….Thank you Stephanie. After the week this has been, this is the hug and pat on the back I needed. You all please go visit http://authorstephaniethomas.wordpress.com

Random Facts About Me

1. I wish I were a better poet. I’m trying though.  I want to be known for my haiku.  Don’t think it will happen, but I wish.
2. Smarties, skittles, sweet tarts – must be sorted into colors and eaten according the arbitrary rule of the day about the order in which to eat the colors.
3. I can play the oboe, bassoon, alto and tenor recorders.
4. I am a die hard Duke basketball and football fan.
5. Speaking of Die Hard, the first one is one of my favorite Christmas movies.
6. I am a geek – sci/fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who, you name it – I watch it.
7. One of my favorite TV shows (the series begins in the New Year), is the No Laugh Batsu game from Japan. Yes, sometimes I am a broken toy.

With a great deal of pleasure, I nominate the following blogs. Go visit them. you will be glad you did. In no particular order:
1. http://thepersecutionofmildreddunlap.wordpress.com
2. http://realisticcookingideas.com
3. http://clowiescorner.wordpress.com
4. http://dewetswild.com
5. http://sittingatthecrossroads.wordpress.com
6. http://mindlovemisery.wordpress.com
7. http://cindyknoke.com
8. http://sirenatales.wordpress.com


Advent – Hope


December 1 is the first Sunday of Advent. The candle of Prophecy, of Hope. We find Hope in the Light of the World, a way through the darkness.

Psalm 33: 20 – 22
20 We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.

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