31 Mar 2015
in Poetry- Sometimes With a Twist, Writing Challenges / Prompts
Tags: Humanity, Kindness, Love, Lucille Ball, Poem, Poetry, Quote, Writing Challenge
I’ve been invited by Celestine at Reading Pleasure
to write about love.
- Write about love using only 10 lines.
- Use “love” in every line.
- Each line can only be 4 words long.
- Nominate 10 or so others who are up for the challenge.
- Let them know about the challenge.
- Title the post, Love in Ten Lines
- Include a quote about love
*LoVe in Ten Lines
Love is truly priceless
Love gives life brightness
Kind gestures hold love
Genuine smiles hold love
Warm embraces hold love
Gentle kisses hold love
Friendly words hold love
Thoughtful prayers hold love
Love connects human bridges
Love grants magical wishes
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.
You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
I will leave this as an open nomination for any of you who would like to take on the challenge.
PeAce ☮, LoVe <3 , HapPiness :) , BleSings-
29 Mar 2015
in About Me, Family, Photos
Tags: Bread, Capirotada, Crucifixion, Desserts, Food, Lent, photos, Recipes, Sharing, Sweets, Symbolism, Tradition
Randy’s capirotada recipe
Last year I made capirotada for the first time.
Since it was simple & delicious – I decided to make this a yearly tradition in my household.
This year – Alexandria & Victoria helped me make it.
Once again – YUMMY!
24 Mar 2015
in Family, Photos
Tags: Art, Chalk Art, Children, Creativity, Drawing, Family, Frogs, Fun, Green, outdoors, Photo, Toads
Before the snow hit on Monday – we enjoyed a few nice days during the weekend.
It was nice enough that Alexandria & Victoria spent some time out in the backyard.
Here’s a piece of chalk art that put a smile on my face. Alexandria said that she drew it to go with the frog & toad theme that I have started in the garden area.
23 Mar 2015
in Nature, Photos, Rants
Tags: Monday, Nature, Photo, Rant, Snow, Spring, Trees, Weather, Winter
It’s the first Monday of spring & it’s snowing. 😱
Here’s an image that I captured this morning from the window in my area director’s office.
You may think that it’s pretty. And – if we were anywhere between Thanksgiving & New Year’s Day – I would agree. But – winter ended on Friday. And – this is unacceptable! I don’t care how common this type of weather is this time of the year in the Midwest. I will forever complain about it & even more so when we are officially supposed to be in a different season.
Ok – weather rant over.
Now – You all go & have a nice day & a wonderful week. 😊
20 Mar 2015
in Nature, Photos
Tags: Garden, Green, Leaves, Nature, outdoors, photos, Seasons, Spring
Not much to look at – but after a long winter – I was super excited when I spotted these tiny green leaves sprouting through wood-chips in the backyard.
12 Mar 2015
in Family, Photos, Poetry- Sometimes With a Twist
Tags: animals, Children, Cute, Dreams, Fenway, Haiku, Pets, photos, Poems, Poetry, Sleep
Before getting to today’s post – incase any of you are “Anonymous” –
THANK YOU for your contribution to Christopher’s College Fund.
Back in January –
Victoria had an assignment at school to write a dream haiku.
This is what she came up with…
05 Mar 2015
Tags: Birthday, College, College Tuition, Education, Expenses, Experiment, Family, Fundraiser, Go Fund Me, Life, Quinceañera, Teenagers, Universiñera
Hi Peeps –
Hope you are all doing well.
Winter is winding down – but – not without a fierce fight to stay.
When I left the house this morning it was -2F (-18C).
Mother Nature better realize that spring is only a couple weeks away.
Hockey season is almost over for Alexandria & Victoria.
And – soon they will be starting lacrosse (lax).
Lax season is not as insane & time consuming as hockey.
So- I hope to be able to post more on the WP soon –
– or – at least make some visits.
I need my WP fix to keep my sanity – you know.
Christopher’s HS years are coming to an end.
Graduation is just just around the corner.
As much as I’m in denial of him being at this stage in life – I must go with the flow & realize that he needs to move on.
He applied to two colleges.
He’s heard from one & waiting on the other.
Either way – he is suppose to hear from the second school sometime this month.
If he hears from them with good news – we will go check them both out & he will make his final decision.
If rejected – we’ll just visit the school that accepted his application.
Seeing that he only applied to two – I’m glad that at least one came through though. :)
To help pay for or pay for his first year of college – I set up an account to raise funds.
If you can donate – that’s great.
No amount is too small. And – every little bit helps.
If you can’t – I totally understand.
But – if you don’t mind – please share the link & help spread the word.
Meanwhile – I just paid off my credit cards & any money that I’ve been paying toward them will now be going toward his education for these next 4 years. Such as life – eh? ;)
PeAce, LoVe, SmiLes & BlesSings-
11 Feb 2015
Tags: Beauty, Children, Hugs, Hyatt, Illinois, McDonalds, Mother, Nature, Ohio Buckeye Tree, Photography, photos, Statue, Trees, Winter
Hi Peeps -
It’s been a while & will be a while on & off before I’m back on the WP on the regular.
It seems like I’ve been on a non-stop train of happenings.
Some good, some bad – but – mostly good.
The bad is sad & frustrating.
However – I am trying to not stress about what’s out of my control.
It’s not always easy though.
Anywho – I just wanted to stop by & say hi to you wonderful peeps & to say that I miss you all.
Last month we were out of town for a hockey tournament.
Since the arena was not close by to come & go each day –
we stayed at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus.
Outside the main entrance was this big old tree.
I’m finally catching a break to share this with you.
Isn’t it beautiful?
22 Jan 2015
Tags: Abusive Relationships, Child Protective Services, Children, CPS, Cries for Help, DCFS, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Neglect, Teens
The child is to stay with the mother.
Long story short – I’m upset with the way CPS operates here.
And – most of all upset that anyone would abuse any child – especially their own flesh & blood.
What an f’d up world we live in with people like this!
Thank you all for your comments & advice, thoughts & prayers.
The child did find somewhere to stay.
And – so far she is ok.
But – with these types of situations –
it looks like it’s basically day by day until the victim catches a break
or something really bad happens.
We help as much as we can & hope for the best.
Please keep holding her & all who are in this type of situation in your prayers.
After years of mental & physical abuse – a teen found the courage to call the police when her mom beat on her.
CPS wants to place her back with the abusive parent. What’s a kid to do? CPS seems to believe the mom’s sob story & I can’t seem to get far because info is confidential & this child is a minor (age 16).
The mother is out on signature bond. There is no father. I gave the child the phone numbers of the detective on the case & the DA on the case. She left them messages to call her back. I’m hoping they can help her.
Why does CPS want to send the child back home? She’s afraid to go back. She knows what the mother is capable of since having dealt with this for so many years.
Location: WI, USA