Sunday, August 2, 2015

With A Strong Arm, I Am He.

Seeds produced these little offspring, but what are they?
Hopefully apples.
Would be nice to get some trees growing.
Johnny Appleseed was a wonderful person with a very good idea.
If only more people who trek through the mountain sides,did this,
there would be better chances of survival for both animals and people.

Back packers should consider taking some seedlings to plant on the roads
they travel.

 Tom  Zytaruk has been writing in the local papers for a while now.
He touches upon local painful issues that plague the cummunity and it is because of
what he reports that I've been reading his columns.
He reminds me of Val Kilmore who played Bat man. (Don't ask me
Tom's last article gave me a chuckle. He finally got a head ache. lol
I have been having a head ache from his column for many years.
It had nothing to do with noise.
It had to do with so much wrong in this world.
Not only that it is wrong but that people do not realize that how they live their lives,
opens doors to these wrongs and then every one has to sit in it.

Kevin Diakiv also wrote an article:

"Violent crime in Surrey has skyrocketed by 34 per cent, with attempted murders six times that of the first half of last year.
Newton led the city with the spike in attempted homicides, experiencing a 900-per-cent jump in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year.
It was followed by Whalley at a 300-per-cent climb in attempted homicides,  while other communities saw no change.
Homicides were down 33 per cent overall.
Police say the large amount of attempted murders are due to the drug turf war playing out, largely in Newton and Whalley, where two groups are battling over a dial-a-dope operation.

Now all what these good reporters report, touches upon children and this is where my heart lies.
So I fight with the words from the 10 Commandments and boy do I get blasted and get bad head

Many people write ...well just because a few people are bad.......doesn't mean we all are and we take drugs and drink alcohol but we can manage it. They call you all kind of filthy names which make me 
ask why?  What dirt do these people lie in to make them hate a person who only wants to see them do well?

To these people I retort.... can you?
It's bad when people try to fool other people but when they fool themselves, .....

Can you actually say you can manage your life with drugs and alcohol, when so many other people
who don't use, can't?

Since I was a kid in the east, we read books on how many people suffered from alcohol abuse
and neurological diseases from polluted water, in BC.
 These kids have grown up now and they too have kids who probably follow in their parents footsteps. They too have kids.
So the support for drugs and alcohol increases and police as a result, have a battle that is very hard to win.
When stuff runs rampant and brains are destroyed because of prenatal abuse, problems get larger.
Things which are not ok become ok because these people grow up and take over cities, governments,
and international affairs.
As a result they hurt and destroy more innocent people. News travels fast and more of the wrong people are attracted to come to BC, to do more of the same. Everything and every one is infected.

If things continue to go as they are, Tom Z won't have to worry about noise due to population explosion.
Populations will die because laws are not enough. Laws do not rule. Disease, crime, wars.....they rule.
When you have a willful population without conscience, anything goes.

When you desensitize people into thinking everything is ok and we can manage, what does this mean?
Can we manage?

Well, with a lot less people, it's easier to manage, with a strong arm.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Nothing distresses me more than having to read stories like this one.
I just can't understand people.
 Paying so much money to hunt and kill for trophy,
animals who just live their lives quietly in what already is scarce
 land for them to live on.

Cecil from Zimbabwe, was such a beautiful lion.
So many people try to raise money to keep them alive and here
this fella from the US thinks if he pays some money
 he can do away with all this effort  .

 I really hope this guy loses his dental clients,
 gets put in jail for life or fed to the lions.
He certainly deserves a punch in the nose.

Preying on animals who do not fear you, walk around tourists all day,
is just blood thirsty killing. What joy can there be in telling a story
that you killed an animal who had no chance against you or your
evil thoughts just for the fun.
Those hunting days are over.
There should never be any licenses given to hunt in Africa for trophy purposes.
Every thing good is always destroyed by man.
I watched Russel Peters and Chelsea Handler on stage.
I have to say those two should get together.
Would be nice to see who would do a better job of shutting the
 other person up. lol

Used to be a time when jokes were clean and funny.
Today it's like comedians are 2 years old.
They are obsessed with their penises and vaginas and poop.
The audience seems no better cause they sit and laugh.
On the one hand Chelsea bragged that someone told her her vagina was tight
at 39. and then she went into how much poop flowed into her huge vagina.

Which is it Chelsea? lol

Then she said she doesn't care what people think and then finishes off by
saying someone knew who she was when she had her poop problem and it
bothered her.
Who are these people?
It got me to thinking about Robin Williams. The guy was brilliant, rich, famous
and yet nothing brought him joy and peace.
Leading unstable lives, eventually catches up to you.

Chelsea teaches people to be immoral. She says ya you need this.
She tries to desensitize women. All she does is hurt herself and a lot of young women
who will believe in what she says. Can you imagine living in a world full of Chelseas?
It would be murder on all fronts.
Russel Peters told young people not to tatoo themselves.
He at least uses his
comedy to also teach people to rein themselves in.
 He said as you age it will look ugly.

This universal humping thing is killing true love.
It is killing something that should be sacred and valued between two people.
We are all the losers for it if we buy into this.
As you watch the world cave into itself like a black hole, you wonder
what will happen to all this beautiful nature?
The trees and flowers, running brooks, sunshine peeking out like a halo through
vegetation. Animals who glorify the planet.

 As man promotes self rape
and self destruction of the one temple existing within himself, then
what of the rest?
What of all the Cecils out there who no one can protect and defend against these vile
things called man?
Man must be the most unhappiest creature on the face of this planet, because he is never
satisfied with what he has or who he is. He always wants more and accepts nothing to stand in his way to get it, not land, not law, not even God.
What do we do with runaway liberalism? What do we do when no one wants the word NO?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Building Bridges

Building bridges has always been a problem in life
be it between people or connecting empty spaces.
Never the less ingenious methods have enlightened generations of
 people throughout time.

Here in Peru, where time seems to stand still, people still find the
old ways, the best ways.
When the old wears away, it can then go back into nature without
much harm.
The only thing I would do is make it a little wider so horses and mules
 could cross as well and maybe a small cart.
 But then it would wear it out quicker .

At home I continue to futz around with my porch garden.
So delightful to wake up to green leaves some of which I began
from a single leaf and now have grown into bushes.
I have some small plants growing. I am not sure if they are apple
or something else. I planted some cherry seeds and will see
 what pops out there. I replant shallot roots and they are sprouting again,.
Potato skins grow fast and just need containers of soil.
Since the rabbits dug and mixed seeds up , I have no way of knowing what is
 growing where . Only time will tell.

I am always looking for inspiring things to do yet lately can't bring myself
to be inspired to do anything. So I sit enjoying my small garden
biding time

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Wild and the Tame

This is not a wild flower. It seems to be a zuccini flower.
Will be fun to see what, if anything, comes of it in a pot.

We finally got a full day of rain.
Hope this quenches the forests which are being eaten by
250 fires here in BC.

The leaves seem to be falling slowly and they cover the grass
reminding one of fall and yet it is only July.
It can only be assumed that it is because of the dry weather and the hot sun.\

Peoples yards are full of sunflowers .They seem to be getting more and
 more popular as  yard plants and bring a lot of  joy to people
 who look at  their  cheerful heads.

We are not Cali but also have  water restrictions. A few years back
Vancouver Island residents conserved water so well, the
hydro company lost money and the public had to pay for the loss.
Seems people never win.

Well 1500 light years away there is another planet similar to earth.
Guess if push comes to shove we can send a spaceship like the one in Star Trek,
and bring civilization to another planet with a new geography.
This planet is larger than our own. Cool.


Monday, July 20, 2015

Sleepy Garden

The children are sleeping on the watermelons in the garden. Sweet smells from the flowers entice them into deep slumber where they lose themselves in green fields swaying softly in a gentle breeze.
The bees buzz alighting slightly on each colorful petal absorbed in the days work.
While children slumber, the day continues with the routine chores that never stop,
day in and day out.
While children slumber in the sleepy garden, I stop a moment, to relish the innocence
and the trust and the wisdom of God in heaven, to create just such a peaceful place to rest
and dream and love.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Garden of Life

If God is truth.... then how does man justify creating and
 changing the rules he bestowed upon man to live under?

If God is the gardener...
then how does man take credit and change creative work
 he does not understand?

If God is the shepherd......
He , unlike man, not only shows the way for man to go but also
takes on the responsibility and accountability of this undertaking.
Who amongst man, can pride himself of doing the same?

It is said with God we will bear fruit and yet our laws justify
empty wombs and death, along paths into darkness.

Forests animals children air water food..... is all at risk in mans' hands.

We sit and pass laws.
We are forced to believe in evil.
We are told to love deceit and shallow ego.
We are told to love ignorance and sin.

Illegitimate courts , government and religion teach to hate the word of God and
The truth of him who created and knows who we are.
They speak of love in unrighteous terms of human rights, leading to a life
in the hell of our choosing.

So few believers know and understand truth today.
They weep and grieve for what they see and hear each passing day.
They are left with hope to rely on, that truth will show itself and all shall be well
as the son re enters all our lives once again in his glory and through him
we can again find our salvation.

Who will follow him?
Who will continue to deny his truth?
Who will tell him then that he must follow our ways, our laws, our justice
which are weak, as man is weak, in the face of undeniable truth.

The Garden of life lives in the light and light is more powerful than darkness.
Yet we are attracted by the dark which covers our sins and makes them
easier to live with. Instead of excelling to the light we falter and say it is ok to live
in darkness. It is ok not to excel.
If it is ok not to excel then why cry when evil overtakes us, haunts us, bedevils us.
Why cry when our loved ones get sick, when our air and water disappear?
Why cry when we have no houses to live in and nothing to believe in?
Why cry in the garden of our creation?
 A Lady's Life

Thursday, July 9, 2015

July 4th.. Post.

As 187 fires burn across BC, including Burnaby,  here in Surrey, haze covered many
 areas ,. It was like the fires were quite nearby.
 Scary actually, especially if you live where there are a lot of trees.
 Our cars were covered in ash and people were warned to stay inside
 to avoid breathing problems.Even so, it was hard to breath when you
 smell the smoke crawling up your nostrils. It felt like at any moment,
the fires would reach us here in the lower mainland.

We took this shot of the sun between the trees because it was unusually
bright. They say it gets that way where there is haze and fire.
It didn't stay there very long and within minutes moved and hid
behind the trees.

We have a wasps nest again and as I watered it to get them to leave, one of the wasps
came and stung my back. They understood where the water was coming from.
Smart wasps.
We have spiders and when they see the wasps they run ;like the dickens to find a place
to hide. It's like watching a Disney movie. The animals behave like people.

I will be picking two cucumbers from my potted plant of 5 and some tomatoes are beginning
to redden. Something ate a little potato from the potato pot and it began to root so I will plant it into another pot and see what happens there. It's nice to have the plant even if there are no potatoes.

So this is life. You live grow listen look and the feast gets larger with every dawn.
Little children are taking over from your children who are now grown and have wee ones of their own.
The world continues to stay heated in politics
Donald Trump tells it like it is. lol
Pot is winning when in Colorado it was proved that this is a big mistake to let things happen.
Run away liberalism is not a good thing.

Have a good one.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Little Bella

This is my little Bella. She is still like a pup
Prances around like a Princess.
 It is soo hard not to love her.\She won all of our hearts.
 I finally did a good job clipping my two girls with a comb and scissors.
Now if I comb through them once a week with the scissors I will never have to worry about
taking them to the groomer They will always have short hair that will not
matt. Matts are terrible on these dogs and very hard to control.

We are having very hot weather so the dogs are enjoying it outside.
They all got the runs. We think its from the Chinese chewies
 we got them. Dogs get sick on them. Best to buy local dog treats.

My cucumber plant has 5 little cucumbers and the tomato plants have tomatoes.
We are enjoying BBQ's and my husband made rice with lentils which we like.
I told him we should always make rice with lentils.
It's nice and quiet on holidays cause people run away from the city.
But the best holidays during this time is to stay at home and take holidays
some other time.

It is nice to wake up to birds. Chickadees are chirping every where.
The neighbors have kids to tango with now that school is out.
My fans are all going but this will not last long. I find summer comes early
now and then cools off in August.

We had a very nice Canada Day. It was spoiled by Gay Pride and Canabis Day.
These two groups are selfish and pushing their luck.
They should leave other holidays to what they are without interfering.
They want respect but show none.

Well that's about it for now.
Shut down the TV sets and enjoy the sunshine while we can

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hells Gate

Hells Gate is a very scary place. They have river rafting.
We often stop here.

Well a crow got into my pots this morning and destroyed everything.
All that work out the window.
I covered the pots with plastic covers and he made sure to take them off.

Not meant to be I guess. Everything wants to live.

People said shoot the b.... and I laughed. Here in BC crows are spirit birds.
It's almost as bad to hurt these birds as insulting a sacred mountain in Malaysia.
so as to cause an earthquake.

It is another hot day.

I made sure to put things that would make noise if something came to touch the plants.
At 3 a m ... Bingo.
I turned the outside lights on and a rabbit hightailed it out of the garden. Sure enough he did some damage again.

Today I transplanted some tomatoes into the now empty pots of other things. Tonight I will put them into containers and cover them for the night This will help prevent intruders helping themselves
till dawn when I am awake.
Who knew life would be so hard lol

Neither bird nor beast dug my potato plant which sports some nice potatoes already.
The cucumber plant is growing nicely. and the 3 bought tomato plants have tomatoes on them already and lots of flowers.
Have to keep an eye out on them.

So another nice day. Back muscles hurt. but hey.... life goes on.
Made a delicious soup yesterday. Used chicken livers and cut up a thin steak in small cubes.
Added fresh chopped ginger , chopped Italian broccoli, chopped celery, chopped beat leaves,
1 can of green jack fruit which tasted like potato and added some pyrogies  for dumplings.
Ended up very tasty and had a wonderful smell to it.
 I like it when my guys eat.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Wild Thing

This is the wild flower that came up. Must be a perennial
. It opens with the sun and when there is shade it closes.
It was in a packet of wild seeds and flowers open
at diffrent times. So far I have these leaves growing
but no flowers on them. Then this yellow one springs up lol
The stem is short and the flower lies just on top of the leaves
close to the ground..

Tanya again tried getting into pots so again she must be tied.
This is going to be a fun summer. She almost destroyed my two lemon tree plants
and it took me forever to grow them from seeds.
She seems to be hunting again. Something must be
 coming here to the plants.

The drug war is still on as people keep getting shot by our house.
They closed one street last night after 10 pm.till further notice.
It was a targeted shooting.

Medicinal marijuana was passed to smoke bake cookies and other stuff with.
by judges. People are mad cause they say judges have no right to pass drug laws
pertaining to medicine that was not proven to be so.
I say if they are drugs they should be prescribed by the pharmacy with a doctors prescription.
Otherwise no one knows what anyone is smoking. Besides it's such a smelly thing.
Not pleasant to be around. Here it comes in through the bedroom window as you sleep
when people smoke outside. Not good. We should move next door to these judges and
 puff smoke in their faces all day and see how they like it.

 New laws are also being passed to drive on the right side of the road unless passing or
167.00 fines and three points off the driver license will be taken away.

Other laws pertaining to terrorism created second class citizens of all people not born in Canada.
They now have a right to deport every one not obeying Canada laws.
This is for Islamic problems. The other laws allow the RCMP to look into everyones business
who they feel are a threat to Canada. People don't like this but you know,
it's not against good people but against people who come to hurt Canadians.
Laws are too lax and for the criminal. They take ages to arrest them and then lawyers come in and free them within days. Law is a joke.
Now they will exist for the public that just wants peace.

People come here thinking "freedom" to do all kind of wild things.
Then every one suffers.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Vancouver Diary Speaks Today.

It is blustery cold this morning. But sun is coming out.

After the crows tried to eat my bean plants, my dog
Tanya decided she likes to lie down in the pots.
So now she has to be kept tied for a while till the danger is over.
 She is really obsessed with the pots.
On a better note I already have 3 tomatoes.
The coleus I saved in the winter is beet red now.
and the carnations are coming out, with 5 buds apart from the 5 flowers
I already have.
No hibiscus flowers yet even after putting the plant in very fertile soil.
 We did some BBQ's and crock pot soup with leeks and potatoes
and beet leaves.mmmm
Lytton is on fire this morning and many places have no electricity
 due to the wind.We lucked out. Not that much wind but almost enough
to turn pots over and cold enough for sweaters. BC has weird weather.
 You just never know from one day to the next.
 I love the sun this year. It's not irritating to my skin like in past years.

I took a pic of a flower I have that opens up during the day but it didn't load.
Will wait till it opens to try again. It's so cute.

Obama cartoons show him to be  friendly to terrorism.
They say everything is about black people who are in control
and yet when things go wrong they blame it on racism. lol
Just like in Quebec separatists blamed what the Church did on English people.
Called themselves the white niggers of America.  Unbelievable.

And the news with Rand Paul speaks of financial disasters and our NDP
wants unions back which destroyed our jobs to begin with cause so many left.

Things are lookin good (not).

Love the Mike and Molly show.
Molly is such a good actress. It takes a lot to make me laugh and she does
it every time.
Have a good one.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Salty's England

Salty's is a fun place to eat. on Hwy 10
Nothing but fish and days with all you can eat fish.
They have this picture up I guess in  reference to
Englands' Fish and Chips.
Prices are good too.

Was watching dogs who bark on TV.
They showed you all the ways to stop a dog from barking.

My dogs bark when someone is at the front door.
No one usually comes except for Jehovahs.
They bark when people hang around the house who shouldn't.
I keep them for companionship and to help me be aware when intruders
are around the house who don't belong.

We live by a lane and a green space behind the lane.
Every night, especially in summer ,cars and people show up who
 don't belong, and head on in to buy drugs from some house in there.
I would go check but I don't think it would be a wise thing to do.
They know where I live too. lol
We used to take pictures of licences and when they ask why,
 we tell them for security purposes. It goes to the police.
So they stopped for a while.

Of course they don't like it when dogs disclose they are there and we get
immediate complaints to the SPCA for dog barking.
The amount my dogs bark, doesn't warrant complaints. 
Just the fact they are there , annoys drug people.

The dogs are there to do a job and they do it well.
Why they dont catch the house selling drugs and stop people
 from walking at night in dark lanes, is beyond explanation.

The SPCA can't say anything cause my dogs are old. Beau is 16
and on his last legs. We tell the SPCA, you don't like it? Take the dog.
They don't want the dog cause Beau is a nice dog.
Being old, they can't make money on him and this is what the SPCA wants today.
They would have to spend money to put him down.

The SPCA continues to help destroy the gene pool and pretty soon all dogs will
not be worth the paper people pay for them. No one can enjoy
a demented, in bred dog.

A dog has to be a dog. It has to play and be social.
It has feelings like people do. It gets scared like people do.
It gets protective of family as people get protective of family.
It's loving and caring like people are.
Dogs don't like marijuana coming into the bedroom through the window
when they sleep . The stink wakes them up and people talking outside are
a sign they don't belong in a lane after when it's dark.
It is also not enjoyable to us to smell people having fun loitering
in residential areas.
Car doors slamming are not appreciated as they wake up the household.
They continue to slam till after midnight.

Sometimes I just have to shake my head and think people are the problem
but of course they blame man's best friend who has more intelligence,
respect, politeness and sense than people do.

 Life is not headed in a good direction and you have to be old to see this.
Young people don't see it. They just don't know any better.
That's why they are easy to sway into criminal direction.

Some reporter women complained about Snoop Dog making passes at them.
Well, what do they expect ? They advertise the guy, make him millions and a role
 model for young people to follow as a successful thug.
Thugs don't respect women. Women are bitches.
Women are there to serve their needs.

It's nice they complained but more needs be done like... don't buy what they sell.
Problem solved.

Have a good one.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

PEEEOnie For Me.

What a beautiful day it was today.
 We went to the beach and sat looking out into the horizon.
Came home to beautiful peonie which opened up to expose
it's inner splendor.
Watered my little garden. Things are popping up.
Got some MacCintosh apples.
To me these are the best apples in the whole world.
So I took out a few seeds to see if I could sprout them.

Made lamb shanks which disappeared pronto.
The dogs were competing for the bones. lol

Put beans to soak in water to cook tomorrow.
Otherwise they will take all day to boil.

Then made a pot of steamed asparagus with sausages
beet leaves celery potato macaroni and oats.

Went shopping and forgot the potatoes tomatoes and
oregano. There always seems to be a shortage of oregano for
 some reason. The steak was cheap so I stocked up.

 I got the Fix it to clean the computers and a new printer.
since it is getting hard to find ink for my old one.
This Canon was cheap and wireless.
Like Wow! No wires is so much better.
The ink is cheaper as well.
I wonder if this one has reinking cartridges.?
My Lexmark did not.
We always had to buy new ones.
The day went by very quickly and now tomorrow is another day.


Friday, June 5, 2015

The Purple Blink

This is a pretty little flower that popped up in one of my pots.
 I am sure other colors will follow. They close at night.
My front yard is covered in wild, white morning glories.
How easy it is to grow these flowers. Nothing needs to be done.

The peonies are almost open too. I so love peonies.
The amazing ones are the hydrangeas. These flowers almost keep forever and
can be enjoyed indoors. I hate to cut flowers. I am so bad at that. Like them in pots
indoors so they can grow again.

Bunny was sitting watching my Beau with not a care in the world.
I throw out a handful of my porridge oats every day and it all disappears.

I had oak seeds from a tree I planted and some one ate two of them. Just bit right through them?
Birds? Rabbits? Dogs?
Either the birds or bunnies come to eat the oats.
I buy oats always wanting to make porridge but then forget.
So I make sure to put it into soups . It gives it the extra something.

Today I took out a pork loin and shrimp to bake.
Guess I'll bake it in the early afternoon.
The sun is so nice today.

Joe Bidens son is still in transit. He is visiting so many places
before he is finally put to rest.
So hard on the family to lose someone still so young.
I am always upset for the children.

So far I tasted the forest ham I bought from the butcher and have to say
I haven't tasted ham like this since I was a little girl. The same with the bacon.
We just don't buy ham and bacon with the same flavors anymore.
We buy, what we can really call,dead meat.
 The chicken especially has absolutely no taste to it.
Usually I take a bite and then pass it on to the dogs.

I can't wait to see what the pork loin will taste like.
Pork in their store, is all home grown they said.
Home grown beef would be a problem
cause they said it would be too expensive.
Funny hunh when there is no long haul shipping involved.
They send the young cattle to Alberta
 to graze, and then they have to bring them back.
All this costs money.

So this is life as we know it. Never a dull moment.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Flower Gender

This is one of my beautiful carnations that flowered and
 two more buds sit beside it.Every day there is something to cheer me up.

My Duke finally passed away.
The medicine I bought for his nose fungus did not help him.
It made me very sad to see him at the bottom of the aquarium.

We went to a local butcher beside the fabric store I visit.
I see many people coming out with boxes and thought hmm
must be something up.

Sure enough I found it to be a very nice store and the meat is excellent.
Pork is local. Stuffed crab mushrooms were very good. They had meat pies.
We got one and it was also very good. I got some nice lamb shanks cheaper
 than at the Superstore. We tried the bacon which had a very nice aroma and look
to it. We did not buy bacon like that in a long time. Black forest ham was on special.
Nice slices of steak. We avoided the chicken since today they put too many hormones into it.
but it looked nice but they did have very nice shrimp we indulged in.
We got bison burgers to try for the BBQ and they cut us some marrow bones. We don't see bones like that in stores anymore.
Over all, we came home happy and like to support small local stores. The service is so much better.
Next time we will order the box with precut meat which they do the night before so as to be ready
for you the next morning.
In winter they say hunters bring in venison to fix, to them. I told the butcher I would like to taste it
if he could manage to get a few pieces from them. lol Otherwise we have to go way up north
and they dont always have it, if its not in season.
One of my blogger friends has a husband that hunts moose. They don't shoot the ones that come to their front door in the city . lol  Most of the meat she says has to be minced. Otherwise it is too hard.

I was in a good mood so at home I made some buns.
The aroma was so nice in the house I had to go try one.

The days go by very quickly.
My little garden is growing. We had no sunshine for a few days so I did not water anything but today the sun did come out so I will see if anything needs watering.
Too much water will rot all the roots.Not all my pots have holes at the bottom. Yesterday I took a drill to them just to give excess water somewhere to go.

My Tanya got her nose into some dirt. She was looking for something and when I showed her nothing was there, she was disappointed. I am sure one of these days the dogs will help themselves to my pot garden. They sniff everything and right now the tomatoes are flowering and little bean heads are popping up. I think I have a few sunflower seeds too but now I forget which pot they are in.
It's like watching your babies grow every day.

This year my grape vines  already have about 200 leaves. Maybe I will pick some for my stuffed vine leaves. We always used to eat fresh leaves and parboil and freeze packages of 200 for later.
 Outside the yard is in bloom with black berry flowers. I should try and collect leaves to dry to make tea for winter. I never collect the berries but should. The jam from the berries is excellent.

They keep talking about Bruce Jenner and I think this country has gone crazy.
What about all the other people? The fat people, the tall people, the little people. People born with short arms. People born with other things like blindness cancer, big heads full of water.Are they all happy?
People with cystic fibrosis say they are happy. Retarded people say they are happy.
When there is talk about aborting them, they say no, we want to be born.
Ask Stephen Hawking if he is happy and he will say yes. He has respect, a career, money and women who love him.
And here we have healthy people, un happy with being healthy and this is all we talk about.
Why are they not happy?

If we go into comedy, they makes jokes about every body and here laws are being passed that
you wont be able to say if you were born a man or a woman or which toilet you go to.
Heck at my age I don't care which toilet I go into. Peeing in my pants is more important than the sign on the toilet door. Arrest me.

Everything you laugh at, offends someone. That's why it's funny.
 Pretty soon Charlie Hebdo will be scrutinized as anti gay or anti trans gender by jokes they crack as being pro gay and pro trans gender.
Oh ya. It can get complicated.
 Boy,  the Arabs would get a good laugh from it all. lol

Many comedians just poke fun at their own man hoods .
I can't wait for them to pass laws against that too. lol

I can just picture a policeman asking someone... Well, what did this person look like?
And you would not be able to say since everything you say would be against the law.
All you can say is: "Oh this person was sad, so this is why he/she does what he/she does.
We need more anti sadness laws."

Suppose you say: Oh he was 6.5,  black, cross eyed, bull legged, buck toothed,spoke slang, wore a bull horn around his pee pee, feather in the hole in his head, and wore a mini skirt....... you could be put in jail for this description.
Can you imagine how many pressure groups would be after you? lol What's wrong with being 6.5 black buck toothed bull legged speaking slang and wearing a mini skirt with a bull horn around around your pee pee? That's like having 8 lawsuits going against you for this description.

Then based on this, how can a police man arrest the suspect?
The lawyers would say oh this was entrapment and discrimination. The police was looking for suspects matching that description and we know there is nothing wrong with people matching that description.

 Good bye freedom and good eyesight. Hello crime. People will see no evil, hear no evil and God forbid, speak no evil, against evil. It would hurt a criminals' feelings and that's against the law.
Lots of trouble seeing and talking about so many things against the law, like what a person looked like and how he behaved.

How dare you call me a criminal for entering your home, beating you and stealing your money and
furniture? You invited me in and gave it to me. Is it my fault you like kinky sex too?
Try to please someone.....

Then they will say you looked at someone and now have an opinion you should not have.
Today, trying to prove your innocence, practically does not exist.
You buy ply wood for your roof, the neighbor comes at night and steals it and puts it on his roof, and the law is with your neighbor.
There is no way in hell you can prove you did not give it to him or sell it to him.
The neighbors are not even scared to tell you that they don't need to ask you if they can take the tires off your car. They were just trying to be respectful and

This is the new definition of politeness and respect today. This is thee new laws we have to live under.

With so many hard cruel issues in this world to tackle, leave it to North America to continue to sit absorbed in sex. It's just sad.

 In Africa, they just breed tons of kids to starve and kill so they can breed more.They don't have to talk about their man hoods all day cause actions speak louder than words.

No one can talk about clothing and makeup or even magazines and reality shows. They dont exist. All we see there, are tears and hands  asking for rice. You send them money for food and it never gets there.
But in America, we just seem to be absorbed with one topic. Sex.
We push it everywhere. It's become an obsession.

What do psychiatrists says about obsessions????? Oh ya. They are the reason for all these changes in thinking. Every one has to feel good about themselves.

They say soldiers coming home from wars kill themselves. They are unhappy but no one makes
shows about them. Maybe if they could make the money Bruce Jenner is making, they would not have to commit suicide? What has being happy to do with it?

Was Elvis Presley happy? Was Michael Jackson Happy?
Is Justin Bieber happy? We know Robin Williams, Freddie Prinze,Charles Rocket, Heath Ledger?....
What about all these WW2 survivors? Were they happy? No but they understood struggle and looked for a better life with food on the table and a roof over their heads. They had more to think about than their pee pees.

Ya, my pee pee could show you a thing or two. Oh Ya. 12 inches under my skirt  here baby.  lol or oh ya, 4 inches here of pure joy baybay. or oh honey girl you are getting me hot lets enjoy each other. My names' Lilly.
 Oh you don't want to have sex with me? Why not? What's wrong with me? It makes me very unhappy you dont want to have sex with me. You don't want to make me unhappy do you?
You are racist.
Police.. arrest this woman.

Everything is just going too far.
Laws don't make people happy.
Society can't make people happy.
 Sex can't make people happy.
Most things people do today, won't make them happy.
 I heard one man say Nothing like a good hard days' work. You come home feeling you achieved something and this makes you happy. Puts a lot into perspective.

I love flowers. Don't you?
Well have a nice day.:)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Royal Splendor.

This is a very nice shot of my flower and
also good for a postcard.
It invites you into another world.
It tantalizes you to try something different and to
explore your horizons.
The days begin wet and damp but later on the sun comes out.
I hope today will be no different.
Vanity Fair and  Bruce Jenner is a sad story.

Will he be happier as a woman? It remains to be seen.
Most people would want to keep it private.
In his situation, he is rich enough to direct his own movies
and cross dress to his hearts' content without anyone knowing
He would not have had to upstage his wife and kids.
How can they compete now?

Looking into a mirror, what will his thoughts and memories be like?
Everything was built upon him being a man.

It is easier to make money making every one else do the work for him.
Think of how many shows will be inviting him to ask him how he feels now
and to have him say: Gee what have I done? Or maybe I love it in his mans' voice.
The questions of truth, will always remain .

People say coming out is better but how does it make one happy to do this?
Happiness comes from the inside , not the outside and Jenner still has a lot of issues
to sift through.
He doesn't have to spend a dime however and just keep raking it all in.
At 65? I'd say he can retire well , being truthfully,  what ever and whoever he wants to be.
The public will believe anything.

There are so many normal people trying to live normal lives, struggling,
to keep the good faith and the good fight and they lose because society continues to
destroy all the good stuff.
 Yet society wants the good stuff. Otherwise why does the news want to keep
astonishing the public?

One day when it will be abnormal to be normal, the news will change and head back
into the right direction but at what cost, psychologically, physically, socially?
How much will it cost the children of the future?

When looking at a dismal picture of the future, maybe nothing.
Maybe it doesn't matter anymore.
 When hope is lost, what is there left to fight for
or to believe in for that matter?
Maybe once the news gets the drift that it has to scrape its' fingers not just to print news
but to survive as a human, they will realize the hell  they created, to make them the criminals
people will want to stamp out, just to get some peace.

So sad that freedom , like everything else, is so abused.
We should be smarter than this, by this time.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Blue Lilacs

This would make a nice post card.
The trick is to have brushes that do what they are supposed to.
I hate it when the brushes leave a bristle on the painting
which you then have to smudge off.
I am trying to organize myself outside so I don't have to be uncomfortable
when I paint.
A little sunshine does wonders for the soul.
Patience is a virtue and this is why artists have to have a quiet disposition.
Otherwise, when you rush, you lose the effect you are trying to obtain.
Would be nice to perfect lilacs and mix them in with other flowers but they
 do look nice all by themselves.
Painting around the edges really makes it look nice.

Went out to eat today. The girls were waiting at the door and ran out to greet me.
That deserved a treat so I got out the left over chicken and went to sit outside where I
 indulged their fancies with pieces of chicken. Even Beau wanted some.
It is gorgeous outside and the parks are full of kids and soccer and basketball.

Circus Magic

Well I won't be playing with this picture anymore.
 It is what it is. lol
It's an oops kind of picture, kinda like the
Brittney Spears accident.
I guess it's a throw off of Marc Chagalls, Bellas' Wedding.
It's also under 1917 The Promenade .
This artist loved the color blue.

Weather is beautiful. My plants seem to be reinvigorated after
being transplanted. Now with a little bit of Gods' blessing,
I hope they continue to grow.

Duke developed a fungus on his nose. I think he scraped
it somewhere. So now with drops he seems to be doing better.

Bella continues to be pesty She runs at my sons' beck and call to
sleep with him and then slinks back into her box in the morning
and waits for me to wake up.

I look back at pictures of my beautiful chinchilla and my heart breaks
when I see his happy disposition. I am very angry at that rat that managed
 to slip into my garage.

Hope every one has a happy day.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Spring Fever.

Today was an interesting day.
Got three tomato plants with flowers and one cucumber
I have so many seeds popping up. If they are all tomatoes
I will need a lot of pots. lol
I can't put them into the yard cause I have
about 20 bunnies running around.

Will be interesting to see what happens this summer.

Painted a small painting today of lilacs.
 Hope I can put it up one of these days.
So long since I did anything, I am kinda rusty.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Worshipping Life

My son came home late and was not in the mood for
So more is left for his Father and I.
Bella sleeps with my son and she did not like cabbage rolls either
but my Tanya lapped up two bowls and burped. lol

It is so difficult to get things organized for a new project
So much easier to pick up a crochet hook and a ball of thread
 than to get things ready to paint.

It leaves so much mess and clean up to do unless you have a
special place to work in like a work shop.
I am always complaining aren't I? lol

I guess I am kinda feeling anxious, about fixing old things I started.
Easier to paint on fresh canvas. So I sit and analyze and think
how am I going to do this?

I set up one piece on the fixed stand and my husband looked at it and said:
"You know, it looks good just the way it is."
but to me it is not an exciting painting and paintings should be exciting.
That's why many people like a baby's finger painting.
The little geniuses that they are, create fabulous things without even trying.

This painting won't be fabulous but it will set a scene where a person
 might want to live and breath. It's a good life.

A few years ago, I went to my sons' high school and they put up all the
paintings kids made on the school walls and I must say I was very impressed.
So much talent out there.
If more schools did this, they could raise the money they need
for every school across the country by setting up art fests.
People could be invited for coffee and doughnuts and to look at/buy art.
They are also good to give away at Bingo fund raisers too.
This is also a good way to get your name out there as an artist.

When my Mom was at the hospital, the geriatrics ward was soo gloomy.
I am sure even the nurses and doctors working there would appreciate nice paintings
on the walls to brighten peoples' souls.
I always said I would do something one day to pay back all the kindness they
showed my Mom when we were there.

Life is full of things to do. Like our Prime Minister said, there is no reason to commit crime
in a country such as ours.
I love our Prime Minister. He always makes a lot of sense.
Criminals have a lot of time on their hands and they can put it to good use.
The Bird man movie with Burt Lancaster is one such example.
I landed on a poetry blog once, that had poetry written by criminals and another one
with poetry written by soldiers. So rare to find so much feeling and soul like in poems
written by people whose souls suffer. Maybe this is why Russia has so many excellent poets
and novelists. But then Vienna came out with beautiful music.
Well enough said.
Have a good one.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Home Holden

My cabbage rolls came out very good.
I am finally getting my paints out.
Found my stand leg broke so I had to tape it up
and wrap it up in thread. Now I have to put glue on
 the thread so it does not unravel like the tape does
when it dries.
Will try to work on my old paintings first and then
move on.


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Strangers When We Meet

Another T.S Eliot Quote.

 “We die to each other daily.
What we know of other people is only our memory of the
 moments during which we knew them.
And they have changed since then.
To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and
convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken.
We must also remember that at every meeting we are
meeting a stranger.” ― T.S. Eliot, The Cocktail Party

This is truly an amazing poet and literary perfectionist.
I just love him.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Designer Diary.

Had to hide my Aloe Vera plant from the rain.
 The yard is full of small chickadees .
 They did not come for a few years and now they are back.
Nice to hear chirping of so many different birds up in the
cedar trees.

I dont know why some people find it annoying when to me
birds are always music to my ears.


Friday, May 22, 2015


This is a nice perfume bottle I got from my kids in a
 perfume basket.
 It's small but the perfume is wonderful.
 I love the fact Nina Ricci  put 2 loving swans flying over it.
Every time I see it, I want to use it.

I have become a perfume addict and love spraying
some over my pillow before I go to sleep.
Sends me into dreamland in a beautiful field of flowers.

Sometimes I sit and words pop into my head
so I write them down and then they turn into some kind of odd poetry.
But then I think what is there more to say that hasn't been said or felt
or experienced. It's all been said and done.
Then I found  T. S. Eliot at an opportune time, who said:
I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope,
for hope would be hope for the wrong thing;
wait without love,
for love would be love of the wrong thing;
there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
Happiness and hope are cognitive skills.
  If you sit without thinking, darkness turns into light.
Meditation is something like that.
You can sit and give your brain a break, energize it so
it frees itself of all the bad thoughts.
Crying does the same thing.
 It releases all the bad feelings and thoughts and frees you.
Laughter is good but if you sit smiling and laughing all the time,
people begin to think you are odd at best.
So where are the answers?
Well the Bible speaks of divesting yourself of all your possessions because if you don't, there is unspeakable, unsatiable greed out there that is ready to destroy you for it..
Sometimes you look at people who have nothing and actually envy them.
What is it they have that you don't?

No one wants them. No one touches them. No one taxes them.
They live between the cracks and do as they wish. If they stay away from drugs and alcohol, the money social welfare gives them, is enough to keep them going and they dont have to go anywhere. There are plenty of places to go sit amongst the tax payers for free.
We sit and watch CNN and shake our heads.
We receive emails that tells us how we can live well on 7 dollars a day and where.
We watch as huge corporations take over and poison our food and how people are sitting in hospitals on long wait lists especially designed to kill them.
Many ways to kill people.
 In the end they say only 144,000 people are needed to continue the human race and the rest are expendable.
Imagine a world of 7 billion people, suddenly left with 144,000.
Lots of freedom will be left but at what cost?
And so you say to your soul wait without hope.
Wait without love.
Have faith and love who are also waiting.
Wait without thought till darkness comes to light
and stillness the dancing.
No matter what you do, in the end, the result will be the same and this applies both to the rich and the poor.
We are all sitting in the same system designed to kill and take over.

What a powerful quote this is.

Happy Memorial Week end.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Small Pleasures in Life

Always nice to have bouquets of flowers to look up at you.
Such a nice hot day.
 I took advantage to plant some herbs , tomatoes and a few green beans and
to water the plants just for the fun of it. It's so nice to have greenery around you but
they dry so fast in the pots.
I dont know if I should take in the bulbs of the spring plants now and
 use the pots for other things or leave them till the fall.
Could use a large garbage container to fill with water so as not to keep
 running in and out for more.
Daily chores are bah humbug as they say.
Grass is growing like weeds too.
Bunnies are all over the yard.
 I wonder who they belong to?

The news continues to be horrible.
Seems burkas are a myth and don't keep women safe
in those countries, so why wear them?
Women have to wake up.
It's so distressing to watch news.
People have all gone insane.

I made more squares . Will have close to 100 now.
If I continue like this I will have enough for a multicolored blanky.
I started this because I saw a a bunny sitting on a blanky which looked like
a garden  being all puffed up.
Once they are all made they have to be crocheted around and then I think
sewn together. Easier that way.
These three batches of 8, I crocheted.
I need to do them on the knitting machine so they go faster.
The knitting machine is not like knitting by hand where both
sides look the same.
Then if I want to continue the project, I would need something to place
 in between the fleecy backing to sew up.
 Then it will look just like the picture except bigger of course.
The picture one looked like it was nice for a doll.
I like to have blankys in the car in winter.

Time to put the other warm blankets away for summer.
Hope every one had a nice week end.


Sunday, May 17, 2015


Now every one talks about brangelina but no one talks about pitcloony.
 Sifting through countries I came across an interesting article.

Ecuador urges Brat Pitt to scrap movie about Chevron pollution case.

 Ecuador has launched a campaign calling for Brad Pitt to scrap a film project about pollution in the Amazon that it claims will help to cover up destruction caused by oil giant Chevron.

Brad Pitt Pitt bid against Cloony and purchased the film rights to Law of the Jungle, a book by U.S. journalist Paul Barrett describing the multi-billion-dollar pollution case between Texaco — since taken over by Chevron — and the Ecuadorean government.

 But Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s leftist president, claims the book was published with financial assistance from Chevron as part of an international campaign by the company to “cover up the truth”.
“Now they’ve brought out a book, Law of the Jungle, all paid for by Chevron, in which we look like savages in a country without any separation of powers,” Mr Correa said.

Chevron told Reuters it had no links to the book or film project.......

Will be interesting to see what they make out of all this now.
Seems hardly something brangelina or cloony would be involved in seeing they stand for
the "RIGHT" things in life lol
They have to be careful how they make this movie.

In this case Ecuador liked oil companies but the people don't since they destroy a lot and don't clean up after themselves.
Money from oil, allowed for education and building of infrastructure.
 Oil prices went down and Equador had to change its currency to US dollars to survive.
There is constant upheaval over this oil production in the country.
Madagascar also hates oil companies.

Equador borrowed billions from China and now has a problem paying it all back.
Means Equador  owes 75% of its oil exports to China to pay
back growing high interest loan it made.

This is how countries get into trouble folks.


Vino of Life

These flowers, regardless of color, seem to be quite popular.
My Mothers Day flowers are still looking fresh,just like the first day
I got them.

The color of this one reminds me or Rose wines which seem to
be quite popular with the young people today, especially in summer.
They go with almost any food and as aperitif.

This wine is made out of many kinds of grapes but mostly red.
They become rose because they take out the skins and solids
out of the juice after just a few hours or days.
Italy is well known for their wines .Italians  hardly drink any water.

I personally like to make sangria using a bottle of red wine, 1 lemon,orange and lime, sliced in wedges, 2 tbs sugar , some orange juice or lemonade, 2 shots of triple sec
1 cup of raspberries or strawberries, 1 can of diced pineapples with juice,4 cups ginger ale.
It makes for a nice punch for guests.

You also have your choice between dry and sweet rose.

Some grape varieties include Grenache,Clairette (an ancient grape),

Chambourin because of natural acids and their resistence to fungal diseases
Muscat grapes, Aglianico grapes date back to 735 bc Greece.

Monastrell grapes are high in alcohol and tannins and like limestone.

Cali wines include Charles and Charles Rose Mulderbosch Rose, V. Sattui Gamay Rouge

Other nice ones include Chateau Sainte Marguerite,
Estandon 2012 and Chateau du Galoupet.

Grape vines invite bees and other insects because of their sweetness.
I have a few large pots with vines of both red and white grapes but
if I were to have a field of grapes I would also include  a few bee hives and some
cups for the other insects to get high on . My Dad put beer in cups outside and it took
 care of all the bugs  that came to eat his vegetables. They came in droves and died happy.

If you have all these vines, collecting nice fresh leaves to roll with rice and meat
makes for a delicious meal. These leaves can be slightly parboiled and frozen
or salted in jars.

Mmmmm got myself into the wine mood. I mostly stick to Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
 but one cocktail goes down well.

You need to mash two strawberries in a pitcher Add ice
Add 3 oz of rose, 1 oz of strawberry vodka, 1 oz fresh grapefruit
and any other syrup per taste, a little bit of sunshine and a warm breeze
as finishing touches and then sit and enjoy a good book while your hubby does a nice BBQ.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Kitty Smarts

Here is another post card I love and kept.
Tabbies are my favorite cats. They are always nice cats.
I don't think I ever had a bad cat.

As cities take more and more control over animals,
  it will be too expensive to buy one and to keep one.

Domestic animals will be wiped off the continents
once these animal groups take over and destroy the gene pool.

Kids will not have the pleasure to experience natural
kitten birth.
Cats won't be free anymore and will develop psychosis
and cancers  just like people do, from un natural habitat.

We recently found that these laminate floorings from China,
cause cancer. How many homes today are full of these floors?
How many kids and animals will now die from using them?

Another tid bit in the news talked about the post office offering less
service for more money. They want to stop mail delivery to homes.
I sent an envelope the other day and it cost me 13 dollars.
 It never cost more than 3-4 dollars before and now they still want to
raise the price again?
The news comes at a bad time when people need jobs and now 8,000
more post men will be out of them.
Hurts those who also want to fight the email cult to get back to
the art of penmanship.
All these changes,  hurt all of us.

On TV we saw Kramer on Seinfeld , making a coffee table which could be used
as a bed tray.
Coffee tables and book shelves in bathrooms were the in thing once.
If anyone wanted to know what kind of person you were, you were judged
by the kind of books found in your house.
Beer and porn.... showed a very shallow

Today it is a bit confusing as coffee tables are covered in color charts.
Today on TV all you hear about is what color to paint your rooms in
and so every home is full of charts and maybe marks on the wall to see if this
color will match all the other walls.

Now what can you determine about people if all they are interested in is shallow
color schemes? Sure keeps peoples curiosity in check.
Now art work, paintings, have more to say about people.

It shows they are cultured in art history and know something about it.
Classical paintings portray people who are interested in class, emotion, love, color.

The outdoorsman will have paintings of animals ,lakes, mountains, all over his walls.
So when you  walk into this home, you know a free spirit lives there .

People who love modern art, live in their heads.
Sometimes one can call abstract art childs' play.
There is one person who
gives his child buckets of paint and this 4 year old goes and slaps it onto
canvas, the the painting sells for thousands of dollars.
Another artist spits color onto a canvas.
Other artists roll in it and produce things people really like
You can almost see people judging you on the ink blots you choose to
cover your walls
There has to be an attraction for it to be bought.
Businesses love modern art but they also use psychology to sell their products.

The above kitty portrays impressionism, freedom, mischief, cubism, and
 abstract qualities. This artist tried to hit on many forms of art to attract
a wider clientel.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Lassie/Laddie

Love these daisies and the fact they are perennial and so easy to grow.
 Don't ask me about the benefits of tea made from them because there are so many.
Easier to go to this website.

I never realized there were so many mens' magazines with so much was going on in them.
Since Germaine Greers' book the Female Eunich (I still have this book)
men have been feeling rather overwhelmed by empowered women and so all these new
male magazines popped up like Nuts, Zoo, Ladd.... dealing with male issues.

I was only aware of Playboy and I always enjoyed reading Play boy especially the jokes.
 I  met Heffner once with my Uncle who worked at the magazine.

Apparently people were getting concerned because when they would interview rapists,
they found they all used  rhetoric, from  some of these magazines.
Nuts apparently shut down due to womens pressure groups .
The story goes that these magazines
promoted sex and vicious behavior towards women , normalizing sexism.

Thus love, the way women understood it to be, became further  demoted into gutter
trash and todays' woman helps promote this idea as she says her rights are the same as a mans'.
Well ok, maybe they are the same but why exercise that right when women don't need to?
So much classier being a true woman. No woman, needs to debase herself into manhood
 to prove a point. We know who we are.

Now I have no objection to the bra burning part and with women having jobs and establishing
some independence from men, because we do have minds, but a woman, is still a woman.
Women can't be men and why would they want to be? Being a woman is wonderful.

That being the case, men should not have any problems when it comes to their manhood.
They just have better, stronger women by their sides, who can become better partners
 in love, marriage and as friends. This should make it easier on men, not harder.

I remember when I was young, men always had a scent of cologne mixed with cigarettes and sometimes alcohol. Hair was worn sleeked back, except for Cookie on Route 66.
His hair was free and he always was seen combing it.
 I loved it. He was so sexy!

I remember a boy asked me to a school dance once and paid a dollar for the entrance.
He did not know how to dance and kept tramping on my feet.
 I accepted 1 dance with another boy and my date came back annoyed that I did that, saying he paid for me.

 I took out a dollar and gave it to him. lol Seems this was what was important to him.. the dollar.
I was polite and danced with him in spite of knowing I would go home with no feet, but it was because I was polite, not because he paid a dollar and now owned me. He was not as polite,
not a sign of a gentleman.

Of course when he got home, there was a big discussion with his Mom and sister about what happened that night.  His sister asked me what happened and I told her. Then two women tried to explain it to him and forced him into dancing lessons. lol
Being free, is a womans' right.

Today we don't smell alcohol and cigarettes on men but fashion has them looking into mirrors a lot more than women do.
They worry about things men never worried about before, like balding.
Kojak was loved for his bald head. He looked so manly, powerful, being bald and at the same time, sensitive, walking around with his lolly pop. lol

Some women hate beards. I happen to love them. It makes men look so masculine (but
overly hairy bodies is another issue) .A man should look like a man.
Nothing nicer than to look at a man who feels good being who he is.
 It's all about the aura he projects not body size , hair color, tatoos or skin color.

Men stand in front of mirrors checking out their asses and leg forms in pants.
This used to be a womans' job and women don't do as much of that anymore.
They don't fear men and don;t really have a need to please anyone but themselves.
If a man loves them, it should be for who they are, asses and

Some women wear makeup  others don't.
Today the natural look goes a lot further due to the nature
of a womans lifestyle which involves sports.

So much has changed between Lassies and Laddies and we have to attribute it to
womens' lib groups who brought all this to light.
If men are free, why not women?
They carry as much burden as men do in life.

I recently watched Maureen O Hara . My Dad loved her. She had beautiful red hair.
She said there are many things in life you have to contend with but you have to take it in stride..
In her movies she got good kisses and bad kisses but in the end, no matter who said what to who,
it was all about the paycheck and this was what she was there for.

Well, gotta go. Toodles!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Parc Safari Africain.

We took this picture at Parc Safari Africain in Quebec.
This park was so much fun. There are animals walking freely you
can feed as you ride in your car.

Ostriches, zebras cows buffalo deer....If you have a van,
 kids sit in the back with the door open and the animals follow you.
 It's the next best thing to going to Africa for the real
You have elephant and pony rides,
Animal shows and pools with slides for kids to play in.
I think they also have some carnival rides and cotton candy.
Families can have a truly super dooper day at this park.
I am sure getting a job there is fun as well as nothing is nicer
than to make friends with these wonderful animals.

There were a few times when the animals got out and then all heck
 would break loose trying to find them in farmers fields lol
I think such places need to be supported as they help a lot of animals.

There is another zoo called Granby Zoo.
It used to have a bear who just loved to eat.
People would buy peanuts to throw into his mouth, just to see
his blue tongue , a quarter of which was missing.
He'd stand against the cage rails with his mouth wide open
waiting for you.
The cage didn't stop him from loving people and kids would laugh and
 laugh and laugh watching him.
People would buy peanuts just to watch the kids laugh.
It was such a wholesome sound.
That old bear is long gone now. He lived a good life.
Today I made myself some special tea good for the old arthritic bones.

3 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp cloves
2 tsp cardamom
2 tsp ginger
and 1.5 liters of boiling water.

Have enough for a few days.

For high blood pressure nothing is better than tea made of
ground beet and root. Will fix you up in no time at all.
Good for cleaning the blood too.

Apart from that I tried to sketch another painting of the one I lost
Maybe will get enough oomph to actually sit down and paint it one day.
If you have a canvas that looks kinda stretchy in places, turning it over
and spraying some water over the back and then laying it down on a flat surface
so it can dry, will fix that in no time at all. Your canvas will again have a tight fit.

I also learned how to make crayon paint by adding coconut oil to it.
You need a pot of hot water (not too hot to burn the crayon) and three 1/2 tsps of coconut oil per crayon, placed inside, in another glass container like baby jars.
You keep stirring till they liquify and then take out the jar and close the lid.
Then do another color in another jar. Pretty soon you'll have tons of colors to paint with and they do mix.
People make wonderful scenes using a brush with this method of painting on canvas.
1 dollar for crayons and 1.25 for canvas from the dollar store is quite
cheap to have a fun project. They remind you to use old paint brushes as getting the
wax out of them is not easy but as long as things melt, there should be no problem.
I looked up on google some of the paintings people make and they look wonderful.

Have a good one.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Escape To Dreams

I love this post card. Typical cat portraying it's Garfield smarts
in a bed of socks, pillows and why not....a bed of books.
The wise old owl is no competition to a cat with 9
None of my books are on its reading list :(

 Escape Through Dreams

So grim the desert
 Not one blade of grass
Not one green weed to feed the dead
A lonely tomb lost in the sand
Tormented by eternal stars and
Then a flash! a blink!  a light!
A living alter burning bright
A rush ! A vision! A breath of hope!
A soulful prayer called from the heart

And then I fly on a steed of wealth
To live my dreams on a sea of health
To quench my thirst for life and breath
From the tomb I jump to the mystic light.
A Lady's Life.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mommy's Boy

My boy sent me this card for Mothers Day.
I thought it was so cute I had to put it on line.
Who could resist a face like this? lol

I love cards and keep them for posterity.
I found a box with his and my other sons poems and stories.
Such nice things to look back on.

It was cooler today but my children kept me busy.
Beau managed to go to the front door and barked to be let inside
like a guest. lol

Animals are so funny
They behave more and more like people, so you treat them
more and more like people.

I was sitting at the computer when I saw a wasp crawling
across my chest.
Creepy crawlies. Blah!
I am sure glad he didn't bite me.


Happy Mothers Day

This is Kino my Blue Fronted Amazon.
I raised him from a chick.
As far as babies go, he was exactly like a real baby and
 such a talker too.
They imitate voices cause he sounded just like me.
When our little dog barked at him he'd bark back.

Anyone who came through the front door, he'd greet
with a very pleasant , cheerful : Hi!  How are you?
 and then answer....
I'm fine.
Always made you forget your troubles and put you in a good mood.

Hope every one had a great week end.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Golden Hope

This angel child of mine is ready to party.She looks more like a girl
after the party coming home lol  with her wind blown hair.
She would look nice as a tree top angel.

 Vancouver was hot yesterday and will be hot today  as well.
Unemployment rose to over 6% in April.
As usual it is hard for youth to get employed for summer.

I had bunnies running around the back yard last night. Beau went on a 4 hour walk
and when my son brought him home and left right away, he sat by the front door
and howled. When dogs like to be with someone, they hate to be left behind.
Beau loves his walks even though he can't walk long.
The change of scenery is wonderful to him.

When my son came back I told him
and he was amazed as usual. He makes all the dogs crazy and then leaves lol
He calls Bella to sleep with him and in the morning she misses him.
They would sit by the front door all day if I let them, waiting for their
playmate to come home. lol
With my husband and I they just want pats all day and yummies.
Everything is better than dog food.

Our papers are making a fuss over sex education changes in Ontario.
Parents say the schools are going over board with things which should not
concern them. Finally parents are saying
we don't want kids learning about all this stuff.
 I agree because this empowers kids to
begin having sex or wanting it and encouraging it at 12 years of age.
Today everything is geared toward instant gratification .

The kids group up and bring in alcohol and then experiment.
Girls begin to have school reputations not just in their own schools but in other
schools and guys show up to make friends with them which angers the guys who grow up with
their classmates.
Education is supposed to stop kids from having sex at that age, not to encourage
it by giving them more info about it they are not ready to handle.
Sometimes knowing less, is a lot better than knowing more.

They should stop it in the media as well. It is not something people should
see so they think it's ok and normal. Even if every one does it, it doesn't mean it's
normal. It doesn't promote a realistic view on how life should be led.
People being social animals, need stability and this means in love as well,
 which sex doesn't provide.
Two wrongs never make a right.
At 12, kids are still babies.

When you see 18 year old boys going to war, you think...
these are babies. Most of them need a good spanking and to be sent to school, not to lose
arms and legs and heads and worse, come home mental cripples for the rest of their lives.
There is nothing worse than to have your child hood stolen from you and at that age,
they think they are invincible.

People after WW2 never got over losing their child hood.
 They spent the rest of their lives trying to make up for it and never could.
You can't bring back time but you can relive it with your kids.

When kids would come home and say: Mom you don't know what goes on at school,
my husband always told them that I was extra educated cause I went from kindergarten, to
high school,  3 times. It feels good to have  3 diplomas
 from each class.:)
Only a Mother can brag about that. It gets a bit harder to brag about
university though cause you only experience it once.
Kids do it all on their own without parents.

In north America we don't count our blessings. We expect things to never change
and when they do, we are not happy.
 When we were growing up, it was important
to keep kids and adults separate. Kids had their own tables and adults their own so the
conversations didn't mix. It was good cause when adults got into adult stuff, kids
were never exposed.
Today, we hardly ever sit at the table, at the same time.
Every one has different schedules.
 It makes for a very stressful family life.

Not only don't you have time to go to church, which reminds you every week to be humble,
kind and family oriented, but families with three kids have to split themselves
 three ways to keep up and most families have two working parents or are one parent families.
Jobs are not stable which
also adds to a lot of stress. People lie a lot more about everything. ie where is my package?
It's in the mail........( not...... but you spend a month waiting for it.).

So kids are always growing alone
with out a Mother and Father, nurture time.
 Then we complain kids are hyper and feed them pills.

Kids need time out. They need to sleep, read and do quiet things like dig in the dirt, smell flowers,
sit by a camp fire , splash in a river, actually catch a fish (not from a school pool).....clean it and watch it fry in a pan over a campfire, sleep in tents looking at the stars, have adventures in the woods
where they can find bones etc.. like in the Huck Finn stories.

Then kids had lots of homework and today parents yell at teachers for giving homework.
They say they need the family time and that means running around with them so coaches
teach them to break arms and legs and come home with concussions and broken noses.
It also means parents sit watching TV or doing chores, while kids sit with their iphones and
computers. All kind of chatting goes on but not the right kind of chatting that matters.

At that age we were not encouraged to chat so much. Everything could wait and we learned what is called patience, self respect and respect for ones family,which kids today don't learn.
Bullying would not be an issue if kids had less time to chat.
Schools can't teach this. It's something that needs to be practiced at home.
Schools provide loose information. They dump and then the kids are left with it all to handle, alone.

All this points to families being unable to cope and kids lose out having more without actually having
anything of value.
 Schools teach them to use gadgets, rather than teaching them to  actually working things out in their heads, which creates the McGiver brain power the world needs.
Imagine if all our gadgets broke down. How will these kids cope without instant gratification??
Could they handle the stress or go straight into criminality drugs and violence to survive?
Imagine millions of people doing this? 

Puts sex ed somewhere way back down the ladder of importance.
I mean, sex really doesn't teach one to survive, does it, compared to math and science?

Today parents are very loose at home . Kids come to school and No is not a word they accept.
They say if my Mother and Father think it's ok, then  it's ok.
I would ask these kids to go home and ask their loose parents, if they love them?
Do they know what love is?
No parent who loves a child, would advise it or put it in harms way.
So if a parent says it's ok to smoke, drink, do drugs, have loose sex, party,
use foul language, do crime , act cruelly and violently, this is something every kid
should think about. What is it learning at home?
Today a policeman brings a kid home from an unsafe environment, and the parent tells them to
take it back to where they found it. If anyone says or writes something different, they get their head
blown off. These are our voters ladies and gentlemen. How are we to pass laws and gain
responsible civic minded people to run for politics, if no one votes for the right things?

If a parent is not raising a child as a model example, being the best that a parent can be,
what message does it send a kid? Does it show love? The meaning of love? No.
Then the child has nothing to compare with or show to people it meets to develop true and good relationships with.
Kids learn from home experiences and schools have limits.
This sex ed does not help in developing adults with the moral ethical values needed to raise good societies. We see this just reading comments people put on the net, which clearly are people who
don't know what they are talking about but teach others who know even less.
On tv today we see people which they say are expressing their democratic rights but in actuality
is just plain mob rule due to behavior kids learn growing up in our schools and home life.
When the job is not done right, people die.
So much for school teaching.
I think people would benefit learning responsible parenting, which they get to learn for free at church,
than they would from any sex class at school.
Thumbs down for sex ed changes in schools.