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There will never be another one like him.

July 20, 2013

There will never be another one like him.

RHPS

July 16, 2013

A copy of Rocky Horror Picture Show came my way yesterday. In my 55 years, I’d never seen it. I’ve heard a lot about it. I’d heard about the dress up for theater showings. Some people recommended it highly. I decided my video viewing was not complete so I watched it. I’d like to see what the general public says about this cult classic. Hoping my poll will yield some good information, especially since I’ve added an answer spot for spontaneous response.

What a Difference a Day Makes.

May 29, 2013

There’s nothing like a change in routine to show you all sorts of new things. Now, all of us have seen the sun; but have we really seen it? You know, it’s different each morning. This week, I’ve been driving about 2 1/2 hours one way to work because I’m needed to help with grandkids at night. (No hardship there I can assure you. Nothing gets one more ready to sleep than having someone go to sleep on your shoulder or in your lap.) The difficulty is that my drive is eastward into the morning sunrise. I have to leave before the sun makes it’s first appearance of the day. You can bet I was counting on overcast skies to help me see. God did so much better than overcast. Yesterday, he allowed swift moving clouds that rolled past the sun, which gave me grays and mauves, and corals to marvel at. The sun was a huge white orb barely seen behind the gray cotton that rolled by but oh, the colors that peeked around those clouds! Today, the wind was gusting across the road. All was serene in the upper atmosphere and the clouds drifted slowly overhead. Some were dropping sprinkles of rain but nothing serious. The sun was a huge ball of gold playing peek-a-boo with the commuters. Like a gold disco ball, it flashed and sparkled but never blinded. It’s the same sun ; just a different day and what a difference a day does make! I’ve seen a lot of sunrises and sunsets in my lifetime. No two are ever the same. It’s always a new live show each day .I can’t wait to see the vision tomorrow.

Can I just say….?

May 20, 2013

There is nothing quite like a Sunday afternoon nap in the recliner with your doggie in your lap.  A snooze under the ceiling fan…a little music in the background…a light throw and Darby.  If he doesn’t help with your nap, he naps while you work.  You can’t argue with the good job he does.  

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A Visit to the World of Purple in the Land of Grapes and Lavender

May 6, 2013

Matanzas Creek Winery

While on a trip  to California over the weekend to relax and see an old friend, I was able to go to  Bennett Valley in Sonoma  to  check out Matanzas Creek Winery and Lavender Farm. The vineyards were perched on hillsides among indigenous grasses and trees, which protects the grapes.  

The front terrace of the visitor’s center is home to a large lavender garden, which shows off plants in several varieties and stages of growth.  The lavender plants are in rows along a terraced slope providing optimum watering and sunlight.  It’s one of the largest lavender plantings in North America.  Though blooming time is still a few weeks away, the aroma was amazing.  

Adjacent to the lavender terrace, dried lavender hangs in bunches in a drying shed.  Here, several products are made for sale in the gift shop.  Those who make the products use creative genius to combine both grapes and lavender and it’s amazing what they can use to make.    

Inside the visitor’s center, a tour of the winery begins with a tasting of several of their wines.  Glass in hand, one tours the grounds and hears the story of the owner and her dreams for the winery.  After a visit to the lavender and drying shed, the tour group returns to the patio for a wine and cheese pairing, where local Sonoma resident’s products are introduced as compliment to the cheese.

I loved my time there.  A winding shaded road led us around the base of the hills in a picturesque valley where small quaint communities offer a laid-back way of life.  Not only is it beautiful here, but the rush of every day life seems non-existent; a truly marvelous place to visit.  

Thanks to Michelle for taking me.  

*Visit Matanzas Creek Winery Online at:  http://www.matanzascreek.com/estate/index.html

Pinterest Gets Me In Trouble Sometimes.

April 28, 2013

http://pinterest.com/carollcurry/boards/

I love Pinterest.  I’m an addict.  I know it.  There are so many good ideas.  I can’t help myself.  I’ll never make all those things I post but I can dream can’t I?

There are days I find myself wishing I had the time for all the gorgeous crocheted and knitted items I pin.  Some of the darling children’s outfits and toys scream for me to make them too.  

One of thousands of patterns online. I have a granddaughter. Christmas is coming.

And the recipes.  So much for losing weight.  

If you haven’t tried it yet, you must!  Just be warned…it is addicting.

I could spend hours finding knew things and marveling over the genius of others.

 

Some Days Social Media is Antisocial!

April 24, 2013

Politics, opinions, scams, rants and raves, and lately arguments between friends and family are the highlights of Facebook. I miss the days of hellos, happy birthdays, haven’t seen you in a whiles, and laughs of yesterdays. It’s like reality TV; such drama! I love to see pictures of my friends and their families and it’s a way to keep up with kids and grandkids for me too. I love being able to connect with a school or college friend for a catch – up. It’s a shame you have to sift through more and more garbage to get to the good stuff!
It is the way of the world now…the bad stuff is enjoyed by a voyeuristic society just waiting to read or watch the woes of others. So very sad. What happened to real support for others, lending a helping hand or saying a word to encourage?
To say I’m disappointed in my fellow man is an understatement. Heck, I’m disappointed in me. How have I not realized before now how discouraged all of us are? Because I haven’t looked with the eyes of Jesus. That’s why. Listening to KVNE this morning on the way to work and heard this song by Brandon Heath. Gotta be my prayer. He’s the answer to all the worlds ills and problems. We are his hands and feet so we need to see through HIS eyes.

Looked down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight
Touched down on the cold black tar
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breathe in the familiar shock
Of confusion
And chaos

All those people goin’ somewhere
Why have I never cared?

Give me Your eyes for just one second
Give me Your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me Your love for humanity
Give me Your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me Your eyes so I can see
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

Step out on a busy street
See a girl and our eyes meet
Does her best to smile at me
To hide what’s underneath
There’s a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie
Too ashamed to tell his wife
He’s out of work, he’s buyin’ time

All those people goin’ somewhere
Why have I never cared?

Give me Your eyes for just one second
Give me Your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me Your love for humanity
Give me Your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
[- From: http://www.elyrics.net -]
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me Your eyes so I can see
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

I’ve been there a million times
A couple of million eyes
Just move and pass me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
Well I want a second glance
So give me a second chance
To see the way You’ve seen the people all along

Give me Your eyes for just one second
Give me Your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me Your love for humanity
Give me Your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me Your eyes so I can see

Give me Your Eyes (Give me Your eyes for just one second)
Lord, give me Your eyes (Give me Your eyes so I can see)
Everything (Everything that I keep missing)
That I keep missing
Give me Your heart (Give me Your arms for the broken-hearted)
For the broken hearted (The ones that are far beyond my reach)
Give me Your heart (Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten)
Lord, give me Your eyes (Give me Your eyes so I can see)
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Songwriter(s): Brandon Heath

Lyrics from eLyrics.net