13 November, 2011

We Are Like Glass

Deut. 6:8 - Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Glass is the reminder of the strength and fragility that exists in every one of us.
Like glass, we are beautiful and luminous.
Like glass, we are fragile and shatter without care.
Like glass, we are also strong and powerful.
Like glass, we shield and protect those around us.
Like glass, we are reflections of our past.
Like the sands of glass, we can come together, help each other and accomplish amazing things.
Take care of the beauty and strength within yourself and within everyone around you.

I am linking this to the blog, Spiritual Sundays.  Click on their name to view the posts.

25 April, 2010

Sixth Photo Tag from Mid-Atlantic Martha

Martha at Mid-Atlantic Martha just tagged me a whole ago. I thought I already responded, but I found this post under my drafts, so I guess it didn't get posted. Be sure and visit Martha's blog. I'm sure you will enjoy it. I'm supposed to post the sixth picture in the sixth folder. Then tag six other people. (That's probably why it didn't get posted.) So I'm just going to ask everyone to participate if you would like to post a photo.

This is a photo of me, (Were you all wondering what I looked like?) and my two step-sisters, Norma and Nancy.

This is a wonderful amazing story of how we met. My mother and their father had been married for over 30 years and we had never met. We had moved from our home to a new town 2 hours away. I thought, here I am not knowing a single soul.

I got a phone call from Norma, saying that she needed my help with the Mom and Dad. (Long story I won't go into here.) Anyway, it turns out that Nancy lives in the next town down the road from me and Norma lives not too far away either. In fact, Norma worked in the same block that I did and we often had the opportunity to have lunch together.

Who would have thought that I would have found family in this new town I moved to? My mother has since passed away. Dad is living in assisted living near Norma.

This picture was taken on father's day when we all took take Dad out to dinner.

Another side story, not related to this picture: I was hosting a clam bake at my house. When I went to introduce my neighbors to Dad, the neighbor took one look at him and said his name. They worked together 50 years ago. Small world, isn't it?

Update:  I lost my step-sister, Nancy (right) to breast cancer.  RIP Nancy.

12 April, 2010

Bedscapes and Beyond - April 2010

I'm featuring two nurseries this month. I love the murals. One is a soft color that can grow with the baby.

This mural has bold fun colors, sure to make baby happy.

To share your bedscapes, make sure your post is up before you link up. Leave a comment. Thanks.

23 March, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Parade

I'm linking to Susan's Outdoor Wednesday at a Southern Daydreamer. To see other outdoor posts, click the link.

Harrisburg hosts a St. Patrick's Day Parade. I didn't know there were so many bagpipe groups or Irish dancing troupes in the area.

I think those curls are so cute.

10 March, 2010

Day of Caring - Part 3

I'm linking up to Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Click on the link to see other tablescapes.
I've posted about our church's Day of Caring, where we acknowledged the dedication of caregivers of the disabled, when our church was transformed into a spa and tea room. Click here for the first post.
We hosted 60 women. Here are some tablescapes that were done at the luncheon. Each table hostess was responsible for bringing her own table setting and centerpiece. Aren't they lovely?
Inside the napkin on the table above was a small tube of hand lotion as a favor.

I love the bishop hat napkins.

Click here to see the table which I hosted.

St. Patrick's Day Tea

I'm linking to The Silken Purse. She is hosting Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee. You must check it out. It's a beautiful blog with beautiful photos.

Welcome to my St. Patrick's tea. The Irish really love their tea, and are amoungst the most frequent drinkers of tea around the world. I'm serving Twinnings Irish Breakfast tea. It is best taken with milk and sweetened to taste to bring out the best flavor.

I'm letting it steep in my Mother's antique green teapot.

I found this set at a yard sale last summer. I picked up a set for two for $3.00. I thought the pattern had a celtic design.

A perfect accompanyment to the tea are these new Girl Scout cookies, Thank You Berry Munch, out for the first time this year. They have cranberries in the cookies. Yum.

I have been looking for a pot to keep the lepracons gold. Goodwill had this little ceramic pot last week. The chocolate coins are perfect.

The centerpiece is a small shamrock plant with a decorative wooden pick.

The tablecloth was purchased at TJ Maxx.

08 March, 2010

Bedscapes and Beyond #5

Since I only have two bedrooms, and most people only have 3 to 4, I think this meme goes better with a monthly linky party than a weekly party. Therefore, I will link up for the second Tuesday of every month. The link will be up actually the second Monday evening.

This bedscape is from an open house. Euro shams serve as the headboard. They match the coverlet. Crisp white sheets and pillow cases complete the bedding.

I love this little white decorative pillow.

The walls are a similar color as my own bedroom. I love the gauzy cheesecloth bed curtains. I'm still out on having them puddle on the floor. The look fine, but I have visions of them getting sucked up in the vacuum. lol

I love the molding and the large baseboards.

To link up with your own bedscape:

First, post your own bedscape.

Click on the title of your post, not the title of your blog. That's what people call your permalink.

Click on "Your Next" and enter your name and/or blog name. Then enter the url you just copied of the post.

Be sure to leave a comment and create a link to my blog. Thanks so much.