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Saturday, May 19, 2012

All that is buried is not dead.

The troubles of the young are soon over; they leave no external mark. If you wound the tree in its youth the bark will quickly cover the gash; but when the tree is very old, peeling the bark off, and looking carefully, you will see the scar there still. All that is buried is not dead.

Olive Schreiner

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Birthdays and Mother's Day Celebration!

I'm hoping all of you Moms out there in blogland had an awesome weeknd because you all deserve it! We kind of celebrated Mother's Day, my youngest's and my birthday here and there making it a 5 day celebration! C opened his gifts on his birthday and was pleased...just look at that smile

He blew out his candles.....all 21 of them!

Then we hit the hooch! Hey he's legal now...good excuse to get our partay on!

 I received these awesome Dragonflys from my 3 younger kiddos.

How cool is this?
Of course, they went up right away!

A whole flock of Dragonflys ♥♥♥
I'm in l♥ve.

On Friday we went to Baskin and Robbins to get our free birthday scoop of ice cream. What a treat!

Saturday we went to B&T's to celebrate Mother's Day with her Mom and family and friends. C and I received more birthday gifts and cards too!

C received a bottle of Sailor Jerry Rum from B&T.
I adore the label!!!
But can't wait for him to crack it open ;)

For my birthday B&T gave me a bottle of Baileys Irish Cream...my absolute FAVE!!!

Yes, I have already opened mine ;)

For Mother's day I received this gorgeous Tree Rose from B&T

It also came with the amazing solar mosaic bulb you see on the right.
At night it glows different colors, from blue to red, to green to purple, simply amazing.

And when the sun hits the glass mosiac pieces just right it gives off a kind of "rainbow effect", totally cool!

Love the colors

They even included a bag of soil should I decide to plant it in the ground...those two think of everything!

We all had a great time and enjoyed a delish meal of BBQ Pork, Hot Dogs,
assorted salads and the most amazing Beans brought by a friend.

It was topped off with a birthday cake for C and I.
It had such a cute beach theme, I wish I would have thought to take a photo of it. T's mom also made a fantastic Strawberry Shortcake with homemade whipped cream...man oh man, I had forgotten how good the homemade tastes. I hadn't had homemade in many, many years. My Mom used to make it for desserts all the time. Now I'm craving it! 

On Sunday M presented me with this darling flower she made. She said now I will always have a flower on my desk. The sweetest daughter. I love it!

Then for dinner the three pitched in and bought McDonalds.
MMM love their Big Macs.

All in all it was a fantasticly fun time,
just what we needed to forget all the other crap that's going on in our lives.....

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Passing the Purple Hat to You

IN honor of women's history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer.

 IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck
(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle..

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, 'Later... Now go get washed up for dinner.' There would have been more 'I love you's, more 'I'm sorry's.'

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute; look at it and really see it; live it and never give it back.. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us...

Maybe we should all grab that purple hat earlier. 

                                 KEEP IT LIT! 

        IN MEMORY .. . .. . .... These are the colours that represent the different cancers.


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