Thursday, June 06, 2013

Shadow Dance

I wondered what it would be that would get me to do a post again.  Well, this is it.  I hope you watch it and then watch it again and again and again.  It is beautiful and softly moving. 

You should be able to just click on the link.  X-ing my fingers.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Chemo Sabi


I was going through some of my old posts today.  I went back to 2010, the lost year.

It was 2010 that Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer.

I wrote many posts that year.

I also wrote some entries on Sarah's Caring Bridge page when she was too tired, mentally and/or physically to write them herself.  She trusted me to write for her.  Thank you Sarah!

This morning I read one of the entries I wrote.  I wrote it on June 20, 2010.

The following two sentences are from the end of that entry and somehow feel perfect for what is coming up.

“I don’t want to be Chemo Sarah anymore. I want to be Chemo Sabi!”

How I loved that! How I love you Sarah! Mom xo

I loved that she/we were always able to find some humor.

I wonder if she knew, or would have guessed, she would be signing up to do mission work at an Indian reservation in northern Minnesota in 2013.

Chemo Sabi rides again..........Hi Ho.........

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Please Help Them Help! There Is A Picture To Click On At The Bottom : )

Hi everyone,

Today's post is about my daughter, Sarah, and her son, Davey.  Davey has followed in his mom's footsteps, and has a love of and desire to help people through volunteering. 

At nine years old, Davey has already done a lot of volunteering.  For example...
Ushering at the Steppingstone Theater in St. Paul, MN
Participated in the Feed My Starving Children program on two occasions.
Participated in Meals on Wheels three times.
Volunteered three days for the Breast Cancer Ride in 2012.
Training with his mom, Sarah, in 2011, for the  60 miles in three days, 3 Day for the Cure walk.  He walked at least 50 miles over the course of Sarah's training simply to support her.
He and his family mentor a child one + days a week.
He colors pictures through a site called Create A Smile and then sends them off so it might bring a smile to someone's face.
The most recent volunteer activity is the current one in which he and Sarah will be participating in a mission trip and spending a week at an Indian reservation in northern Minnesota. 
Please click on the picture below to see what this is all about and consider making a donation in support of Sarah and Davey. 

Davey is willing to work hard and do lots of things within his capabilities.  He even told Sarah he will gladly pick up dog poop in people's yards.  He has already been out chipping ice off someone's driveway.  Davey  is 9 years old.....his heart is big....and he just wants to help people....please help him help : )

When you click on the picture below it will take you to Sarah and Davey's page explaining everything and if you would be willing to consider making a donation, that would be so wonderful!

I am so proud of my family.  As my mom and dad would say...."All of them!"  For those of you who know me, you know there is a story in my last sentence.  For those of you who don't know me that well,  you will soon learn that I come to life with stories.  It is how I grew up. 

So, here is the story.

When my dad was young, he used to be a boxer.  Well, he won a match that was a pretty big match, but doggone, when people came up to his dad, my grandpa, to congratulate him on my dad's win, my grandpa said, "All my boy's are great.  They all do a good job!"

And, that is how I feel too.  I love all my family and they all do good things. 

On this occasion, Sarah and Davey, would love for you to visit their page so you can learn what this is all about.  Please click on the picture below and once again, if you can consider making a donation, big or small, it would be so wonderful!  Thanks : )  Love, Judy

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Apache Blessing With Pictures And Sounds Of Nature

(NATURE SOUNDS) Please click on the music to hear some soothing nature sounds that will transport you to a calm, comforting and relaxed place.


"May the sun bring you new energy by day,

  May the moon softly restore you by night,

  May the rain wash away your worries,

  May the breeze blow new strength into
       your being,

  May you walk gently through the world,
       and know its beauty all the days
       of your life."

This is my wish for you!
Love, Judy

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Slideshow...."Life In Black And White"

The following slideshow is a selection of random color photos I have turned into black and white photos.  They are in no particular order, and there is no theme....other than LIFE.  The music is from a CD of nature sounds along with the Ireland Orchestra. 

Some of the pictures are of family.  Some are of friends.  Some are of art work created by my grandson, Christopher, and his fiance, Emily...both students at the Cleveland Institure of Art.  Some are of Ireland.  Some of the people I know.  Some of the people I don't know.  But, scenes and people tell stories. 

You will see faces, eyes, smiles, fear, reflection, sadness, peacefulness, innocence, teaching, sharing, words to ponder and perhaps things I didn't even mean to share. 

It is best to watch the slideshow in the screen as it appears on the post, rather than on full screen.  I had to find a format that would make it small enough to upload.  Thus, when viewed in full screen, the resolution leaves something to be desired.

Upon watching the slideshow after I uploaded it, I realized there were two pictures that didn't get changed to black and white.  But, then, I said to myself...."That's life."

The slideshow takes about 17 minutes.  I hope you enjoy it.  Settle in, grab a cup of coffee or beverage of your choice, relax and be taken away into your own story.

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Wish For You

If you wish to hear a beautiful piece of Irish music done by the Ireland Orchestra, please click. I guarantee you will be happy you did. It is so relaxing.

Good morning world!  I didn't write what I am posting today, but I wish I had.  I hope some of these words in this "wish for you" will be exactly what someone out there needs to hear, or one of these experiences will be a part of your day.  The two pictures I have posted are from my visit to Northern Ireland in June/July 2012.

A Wish For You

I wish for you a day of ordinary miracles
A fresh pot of coffee you didn't make yourself.

An unexpected phone call from an old friend. 
Green stoplights on your way to work or shop. 

I wish for you a day of little things to rejoice in.

The fastest line at the grocery store. 

A good sing along song on the radio. 

Your keys right where you look. 

A rainbow ahead of you.

I wish for you a day of happiness and perfection,
Little bite-size pieces of perfection.

That give you the funny feeling.

That the Lord is smiling on you.

Holding you so gently because......

YOU are someone special and rare.