February 27, 2012

What does one do?

What does one do when all about you is gray and tawdry? Get out your paints and colour your world with deft and decisive strokes.

I am very fortunate in having a church affiliation that gives me the opportunity to meet and be with pe
ople that are kind and generous with their talents, time, homes and treats. I think that my life would be drab indeed if it weren't for the Denises, Marys, Ardelles and Flos of this world. God bless you all!

I have also been blessed with a friend who is teaching me some really marvelous crocheting techniques and I salute Ruth as well.

I am very happy knowing these people. I am very fortunate in being able to colour my world with my imagination and my ability to do what I am doing this very moment. Without being able to write a little, I would not have the full and happy days at this time of life; that I do have!

God truly is in His heaven and everything is right in His world.


Go see the wonderful images of Rio's Carnival here. I know I would really love to see this marvelous 'happening' in person but I know I won't so isn't grand we have the internet?

Just a little note: Oscar Winners can be seen here.

Leonardo and I

I have had a love affair with something for years now! And one of the loveliest things in the world happened to me yesterday. A friend took me to a movie theater for a presentation of the 9 November 2011 - 5 Febuary 2012 showing of an Art exhibit that was on at the National Gallery in London, England.

All I can say is it absolutely blew me away. The only thing that I could not do is stand in front of each canvas for an hour or more. But I got to see most of the important ones they had in the exhibit. I think that the most wonderful piece for me was the 'Salvator Mundi' or 'Saviour of the World'.

Although not one of the other canvases was far behind as far as the sheer thrill I felt seeing them. Two more that really hit me were the The Musician and La Belle Ferroniere.

Of course, one of the two most wonderful paintings we saw were the two versions of the Virgin of the Rocks' painting. This particular painting can be seen here, If this presentation ever is shown again in movie theaters or on television I strongly urge you to go see it or stay home and watch it. It is all very delightful food for the soul and very
educational as well!

February 21, 2012

Please Keep This Circulating!

A little history that should never be forgotten.
Look at this lady - Let us never forget!

The world hasn't just become wicked...it's always been wicked. The prize doesn't always go to the most deserving.

Irena Sendler
Died 12 May 2008 (aged 98)
Warsaw, Poland

During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a plumbing/sewer specialist. She had an 'ulterior motive'. She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews (being German). Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids). She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. President Obama won one year before becoming President for his work as a community organizer for ACORN and Al Gore won also --- for a slide show on Global Warming.

I'm doing my small part by forwarding and blogging this message. I hope you'll consider doing the same...It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. The e-mail of this article is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated!

Now, more than ever, with Iran , and others, claiming the HOLOCAUST to be 'a myth', it's imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again. This article and the e-mail it was taken from is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide!

Join us and be a link in the memorial chain and help us distribute it around the world.

February 7, 2012

Update And What's Going On With Me.

In the update on 'About Me' page on my personal site I have posted something I put on Facebook in a message to tell a friend why I was taking them off my list. I think that the updates of January and February are self explanatory. Take a Look if you want to see just how I have chosen to finally deal with and gain closure with this situation.

I have been dealing with a lot of pain and loss lately. But the little guy in the picture has helped me be more positive than I would have been had he not been with me. I know the God of my understanding will see me through these challenges as he has all things during the course of my life. I believe that the things that He does not show or explain to me will soon be understood in His good time. I just have to practice patience. I find that I often have times of impatience and it is at those times He gives me, what seems to be, more to handle. I know whatever man does that is negative, God; as the Master Weaver, works into His tapestry as though a mistake was never made. In the end, all we do and is done to us is woven into the tapestry of life to fulfill his perfect plan.