Today was a very special day. I got to meet my seven future grandchildren. My son has a very special lady who happens to be a mama to eight children, seven who live with her. My daughter and son arranged to have a picnic together with Danielle and her beautiful children at a local park called Grande Mere.
The weather here was a bit cooler and breezier than was comfortable without jackets, but we all had a joyous time together. The kids got to run and play as well as fish from the shore. None of the fish were large enough to keep but not one child complained about having to let them swim away. They are such adorable kids and I enjoyed their company immensely.
I am looking forward to being able to spend more time together for future parties celebrating birthdays and Father’s Day. I had a truly wonderful day. I feel honored to meet everyone and experience all the energy and them feeling so full of life.
April, my daughter, and my husband Jim came back to our house and enjoyed dinner that April made and relished eating two cupcakes.
Just before midnight I took the dogs for a walk to the corner and snapped another of my nighttime photos. I have lupus so I don’t get along well with the sun, but I love to go for walks at night.
This is my latest offering of a Magnolia blossom. Hope you thoroughly enjoy it. Many blessings are coming your way. Open your mind and receive them with open arms! I look forward to to talking with you.
Every year in early May Baltimore Orioles migrate through our area. They only stay a couple of weeks so spotting them is a fun experience for our family.
I thread a string though oranges 🍊 and hang them in our tree. They will land on the orange and feed on the juice. It is a great way to feed them and let them rest awhile before they continue on their journey.
Today I was a little late getting my oranges in the tree but I spotted an Oriole as it flew away from the hummingbird feeder it had grabbed a drink from and got to watch it feed from the apple flavored suet cake before it went on its merry way. I was so happy to see it!
Yesterday we got to see a hummingbird drink from the feeder while we were having our family dinner together. We all love hummingbirds!
Blessings are all around us. We just need to keep our eyes and hearts open to see them everyday!
Many blessings to you! Please follow my blog. I love hearing from you!
I went back to school to become a physical therapist when my youngest child graduated from high school. I even went to school with some of his classmates that I had been a room mother for. It was great. We became equals at that time.
I used to hear my professors teach abstract concepts as though they were absolute truths. In many cases they were. Yet tucked away between those teachings I heard more. There was a lot more. It seemed the more I learned the more I realized there was so much more to learn. I asked my classmates if they heard it too. They didn’t at the time but I am sure they realize it now. We had only learned the basics.
We were stuffed to the gills with information. How bones articulated. Where muscles were located. How interconnected breathing is to our circulatory system. The list goes on and on.
We were required to learn chemistry where we learned we are made up of atoms and so is everything else. We learned that atoms are made up of protons, neutrons and electrons with space between them. They vibrate and give off energy. I sensed there was more to this story.
Everything around us vibrates with energy. Our bodies vibrate with energy. When we allow ourselves to tune in that energy we raise our own vibrations and wonderful realizations can be conceptualized. What seems to be absolute truths become the beginning of the story. But there is so much more.
Sometimes we merely have to quiet our minds to let the truth of our situation to be revealed. It takes practice not to listen to the negative things people say and hear that truth. It is not a matter of getting it right the first time. We learn what we can conceptualize and come back to a situation and understand so much more the second, third or fourth time around. Seemingly unrelated topics suddenly become closely interconnected.
There is always more.
Many blessings are coming to you.
Last Friday night my daughter took me to a book signing in Naperville, IL to meet John Connolly. I loved every minute of it.
He was unpretentious and enthusiastic about his work. It was easy to see that he can’t help himself, he has to write. Although we are both fans of his Charlie Parker novels, this book is about the comedians Laurel and Hardy. He brought the two men to life for us telling interesting anecdotes about them, that they were friends with Charlie Chaplain, and how Laurel continued to write comedy sketches for Oliver Hardy and himself long after Hardy’s death.
John said he had books all over his living room about these men and discovered he had a book about them that had to be written. I am so glad he did!
I must admit that I was star struck by John. I am so happy my daughter and I got to share this experience together. We found Naperville to be a really nice community that made us feel safe as though we were in a small town. The only scary thing was passing by another car. The streets are really narrow in the downtown area.
There was a feisty older woman who immediately let everyone know she was a veterinarian. She was really rather rude and just went to the front of the line and began laying out a large collection of John’s books. The lady in charge of the gathering tried to explain that she could have the book she had purchased at the store that evening and she should rotate back through the line after the rest of us were able to meet John Connolly too. She just shook her head and said, “That’s what is getting paid to do.” I just shook my head in disbelief. Such arrogance! She brought a giant elderly Great Dane as her service dog. No one bothered her about the gentle giant. He was well mannered. You can see the Dane beside his mama and his dad wearing an orange Harley motorcycle jacket.
To everyone, I send blessings. To those who feel hopeless, those who are facing situations that frighten you, to those who are ill, as well as those who are happy and safe. Endless love and blessings are flowing to you. Reach out and grab them with both hands.
Tonight is the full moon. I read about people charging their crystals in the light of the full moon. To help me facilitate this tradition I have placed my crystals in a very old wooden box a bit bigger than a tackle box for fishing.
This month I am going to take them outside to allow the moon shine her silvery light upon them. Raising their energy levels to that which they were before I used some during meditation. I like to hold a sphere in each hand. My favorites together is rose quartz in my left hand and green fluorite in my right. They shoot the most amazing energy through me while I meditate.
Sometimes the mood strikes me to bump the spheres together more or less gently because I don’t want to break them but hard enough to excite the atoms and molecules inside the crystals and ramp up their vibrations. Holding these vibrating spheres increases my vibrations too. As I hold them, my vibrations tend to synchronize themselves with the vibrating spheres.
I align my chakras by holding the vibrating spheres against the associated chakra area on my body. They will be vibrated into synchronicity, whatever blockages I may have there will dissipate, my chi flows better. It makes me feel better inside. It gives me energy.
I am planning to go outside under the full moon and charge myself as well. I draw the moon’s energy into myself while holding my arms skyward while I draw down the moon. I love feeling the energy infuse into my body!
I hope you have the opportunity to go outside and see the moon tonight. It is gorgeous!
Endless blessings to all of you! Please join me on my blog. I look forward to hearing from you!
Winter has been long and hard this year. But we are finally getting some warmer weather and the Star Magnolia is putting forth the prettiest blossoms. They aren’t as numerous as previous years but magnificent just the same.
I just walked out to look at them close up and found little tiny bees enjoying them. I was impressed that they let me get really close without buzzing me. My admiration for them is immense but my relationship with them is tenuous at best. I am allergic to their stings. So they normally don’t tolerate me being in the vicinity without chasing me off.
I had a bumblebee chase me around the beach years ago. I had to run into the water to get him to leave me alone. People were watching the spectacle unfold before them in disbelief. I don’t have a clue what provoked it.
The time I went to my first college football game at Purdue, I spotted hornets buzzing around garbage cans filled with empty cups that had contained pop. They were so happy to have them. I walked in a wide circle away from them and not looking toward them at all when I felt one latch onto the side of my left hand as we made our way to the stands. I lifted my hand to see who landed there and it provoked it to sting me.
We got to our seats, then proceeded to the first aid station. They gave me two Benedryl and I watched the game in a stupor from the drug while hornets buzzed all around me. The people sitting around me watched in disbelief because they bothered no one else. I had a constant cloud of them. None of them stung me even though I swatted them away from my face and brushed them off my arms when they landed on them.
It was a truly bizarre experience.
But the little bees today only had eyes for Magnolia blossoms. I am so glad!
Bees are so important in the whole scheme of life. They pollinate one in every three bites of food we consume. And they are in trouble due to chemicals we spread around on our lawns and spray on our flowers. We have to help them out by planting flowers to feed bees and butterflies in our gardens and flowerpots.