How to Fly with a Bird

This is one of the most wonderful videos I’ve seen in a long, long time.  Thanks to my friend, Sam, in Juneau Alaska, for sending it to me.  It made my heart sing.  I hope you all enjoy it just as much.  Namaste’

 

 

Happy Easter

Just a quick note to wish all of my readers a warm, joyful and peaceful Easter.  Pray for the miracle of peace around the world.  (We all know it’s not about the bunnies, colored eggs and candy).

Frankly, I never understood how anyone could buy into the whole Easter Bunny thing.  Any kid with half a brain could figure out that bunnies just don’t lay eggs.  I’ve always thought there should be an Easter Duck because when I was a kid, my brother and I actually each got a duckling for Easter.  We loved those furry little creatures but they got too big and Grandpa told us they’d be better off living on a farm.  OMG!  I hope they didn’t get eaten.  I’d much rather think they lived to a ripe old age and died of natural causes.

This photo is of one of the beautiful flowers in a special arrangement sent to hubby and me by his boss and crew after Bud’s passing.  Such wonderful, caring people.  The bouquet was just beautiful.  I only added a slight antique effect.  Namaste’

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Sometimes I Need a Gentle Reminder

Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Today’s photo is of a magnifying glass that I purchased not long ago.  It just spoke to me because of the way it is made, the weight of it in my hand, and the excellent glass that was put into it.  It REALLY magnifies.  Kind of like how Mother Teresa’s poem can magnify our lives.  Namaste’

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It Comes Down to This?

The past few days seem like such a blur, with moving Mom and the details and coordination work that it entails.  Such a stressful time for all of us.  Hubby was so good yesterday to move all the boxes from her old apartment to the new one.  That paved the way for the movers this morning to get the job done a LOT quicker.  Saved her some money, too, because they charge by the hour.  I sure hope she appreciates him.  I know I sure do.

Hubby and I were both pretty tired last night.  I was just thinking as I went to turn off the light in the bathroom right before falling into bed, “I can’t wait to get back to photographing some fun things.”  Lo and behold!  What do I see?  A mosquito eater just hanging around on the mirror.  As I snapped the picture with my phone, I thought, “Is this what it’s come down to?”  Snapping photos in the bathroom?  Aaaarrrghh!  Oh well, at least I had some fun editing this one with the Paper Camera app.  Namaste’

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The Reluctant Blogger

Yep, that’s me!  (No, not really).  By now you all know I’m not reluctant about blogging.  I’ve just been really busy getting Mom prepared to move to a smaller place.  She will be 90 next week so it’s a little hard for her to comprehend that she needs to down-size now that Bud has passed.  Hubby and I will go over there tomorrow to move some of the boxes from the old unit to the new one.  The movers will be there on Thursday.  Let the fun begin!  Ugh!

I’m just grateful that the retirement community she’s in had a one-bedroom available.  Those places make a LOT OF MONEY on our senior citizens.  If I told you how much they were overcharging her while Bud was in the rehab center it would curl your hair!  I had a little meeting with the general manager yesterday … hmmm.  A credit will be given.

But on to better things.  We know that Buddy is in a good place so now we have to take care of Mom.  I’ll be busy for the next few days but plan to be back in full swing next week.  Yeah, Yeah, I know … we’ve all heard that before, right?  But you know what John Lennon said … “life is what happens when we’ve made other plans.”  Namaste”

Today’s photo is one from when hubby and I went to the nursery.  I love the stone statues.

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Thanks!

Just a short post today to express my thanks to all of you who made such loving comments. Your thoughts and positive energy will contribute immensely to the days ahead. The tasks begin of dealing with the logistics of moving Mom to a smaller place, and of course the paperwork involved when someone passes. God, give me the strength and grace I’m gonna need for all this! I’m not gettin’ any younger, ‘ya know!!!! Namaste’