Sunday, March 22, 2009

The passing of a Blogger

Gwen, who blogged at Gwen's Den has passed away.

Gwen passed away yesterday 12th March, 2009.

Gwen was diagnosed with advanced aggressive pancreatic and liver cancer 2 weeks ago. Her battle was short and bravely fought.
Gwen lived in Yarrawonga Victoria, Australia

She was friend's with Jeanette (also in Australia), who blogs at Jen's Chronicles. Jeanette has posted about her friend Gwen's passing on her blog.

The world is a little dimmer without Gwen's bright light, and Jen's world is a little sadder without out her friend.

Please keep the family of Gwen's in your prayers.

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Earth Laughs
a poem
by Janice

Roots waken in the gloom,
reach and stretch for more room,
looking for nutrients to consume.
Tickled the Earth laughs to the moon.

Blossoms open sending out their sweet scent.
Bees buzz sweet talk the flowers with an accent.
To pollinate all the trees is the farmers intent.
And the Earth laughs content.

Robins and sparrows chirp and sing.
Killdeers drag a pretend broken wings.
Mocking birds sing everything.
The Earth laughs at these things.

Daffodils show their sunny faces,
Crocus, Tulips, and Hyacinths appear in some places.
Yellow, lavender, scarlet, and blue many a garden graces.
The Earth laughs delighted in those places.

Leaves unfurl to the fullest percent.
Children climb trees and hopefully without accident.
Bouquet of flowers are gathered for moms' a present.
And the Earth laughs to the fullest extent

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday's thirteen: St. Patrick day

St. Patty's day is just next week so I thought I'd put together thirteen Irish blessings. Enjoy.

1. May those who love us, love us.
And for those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he can not turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we may know them by their limping.

2. May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.

3. There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be.

4. "May the sons of your daughters smile up in your face."

5. May the enemies of Ireland never eat bread nor drink whiskey, but be afflicted with itching without the benefit of scratching

6. May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.

7. Here's to you and yours
And to mine and ours.
And if mine and ours
Ever come across to you and yours,
I hope you and yours will do
As much for mine and ours
As mine and ours have done
For you and yours!

8. A toast to your coffin.
May it be made of 100 year old oak.
And may we plant the tree together, tomorrow.

9. May God bring good health to your enemies enemies.

10. Friend of my soul, this goblet sip
'twill chase the pensive tear.
'Tis not so sweet as woman's lip
but oh, 'tis more sincere.

11. I drink to your health when I'm with you,
I drink to your health when I'm alone,
I drink to your health so often,
I'm starting to worry about my own

12. I have known many
liked not a few
loved only one
so this toast's for you

13. St. Patrick was a gentleman, who thru strategy and stealth
Drove all the snakes from Ireland, Here's a toasting his health
But not too many lest you lose yourself and then
You forget the good St. Patrick and see those snakes again

Which one is your favorite? I like number one, lol.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

This is a little scary


Can you tell when you are in a hotel room, restroom, motel etc. with a mirror whether it is in fact a mirror or 2-way glass?

Here's how:
I thought it was quite interesting! And I know in about 30 seconds you're going do what I did and find the
nearest mirror... Do you know how to determine if a mirror is 2-way or not? This is not to scare you, but to
make you aware. A policewoman who travels all over the U.S. and gives seminars and techniques for
businesswomen passed this on. When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how
many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually a
2-way mirror (i.e., they can see you, but you can't see them)? There have been many cases of people installing
2-way mirrors in female changing rooms. It is very difficult to positively identify the surface by just looking at it.
So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of mirror we are looking at? Just conduct this

Test: Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is a GENUINE mirror. However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE, FOR IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR.

"No Space,Leave the Place" So remember, every time you see a Mirror, do the "fingernail test." It doesn't cost you anything.

Remember: "No Space, Leave the Place"

Ladies: Share this with your girlfriends, sisters, daughters, etc.
Men: Share this with your wives, daughters, daughters-in- law, mothers, girlfriends and friends.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Daylight savings time

This sunday if you live in the US, it is daylight saving time. So remember to Spring forward once again.

Starting in 2007, daylight time begins in the United States on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. On the second Sunday in March, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time, which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time. On the first Sunday in November, clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1:00 a.m. local standard time. These dates were established by Congress in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Pub. L. no. 109-58, 119 Stat 594 (2005).
Not all places in the U.S. observe daylight time. In particular, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not use it. Indiana adopted its use beginning in 2006.
In 2006, daylight time begins on April 2 and ends on October 29.
In 2007, daylight time begins on March 11 and ends on November 4. [New law goes into effect.]
In 2008, daylight time begins on March 9 and ends on November 2.
In 2009, daylight time begins on March 8 and ends on November 1. In 2010, daylight time begins on and ends on .
Many other countries observe some form of "summer time", but they do not necessarily change their clocks on the same dates as the U.S.