Hello friends,welcome,to the many “Joy’s Of April”…..”Hear Ye,Hear Ye,”Spring has Sprung……….A new season,is upon us, a “Renewal”….Good-Bye,Winter,the cold,the relentless snow,and again the Cold!!!!!lol….”Oh, yes we can…..Happy,”Blessed” Easter,to all…..Meanwhile,as we remember,The real reason,we celebrate Easter,the “Resurrection”of Jesus Christ….Which occurred on the third day after he was “Crucified”on the Cross……….Thank You Father……..(Amen&Amen) As,a young teen,I still remember,the 4th.month of the year,April,bringing,and stirring memories,of a new time,as the season changed,and a renewal seem to over-come the land,town,city…Even,when/if you inhale deeply,one can smell a difference,a sudden warmth,also,can be felt…The grass,lawn,although,brown and dense,appearing dead,and life-less,however, one knows in just weeks,Green,will appear,on the lawn,yard,and everywhere,trees will once again,come alive with baby buds growing,changing colors,fullness,and life has returned….Yes,Spring is here….Therefore,join me please in “Welcoming Spring…Shake off all those winter woe’s,gloom,and negativity…..Give thanks,in this new season,A second-chance,to get it right this Spring….Sat yourself up for “Blessings” Hope and Joy….A new day,a new year,Rejoice and be glad in it………..As,you know I love my Gardening,so,this is heaven to me,the out-of-doors…I love it.I’m waiting for my Tulips,to burst open in brilliant color’s of red,yellow,and medium pink…What a beautiful sight to behold,My body feels renewed,and ready for the Hot Days Of Summer…..lol…Secondly, small animals that hibernate are usually coming out of their burrows in April…The birds fly back northward or they settle down to have their families..~sigh~..The bees and butterflies begin to gather nectar from the”first flowers of the seasons”….In some parts of the world,it is planting time,in others,it is harvest season.Amazing,isn’t it????My 2 youngest grandson’s are excited about about this month of April,as,professional baseball begins in one week……Ahh,”The Joy’s Of April”,Spring Cleaning,Painting,New Lawn/Outdoor Furniture,Raking the dead grass until all the matted,twisted grass,once again appear loose,fresh,just waiting to turn green,For,” April Showers Bring May Flowers”..I love the changing of Seasons,Spring,brings forth Summer,(I can hardly wait)…Lastly,I hope you had the best Easter ever,Never,forgetting the “Ressurrection”of Jesus Christ…..Amen&Amen…How many dozens of eggs did your family dye/color??? How many can you eat at one setting???What color Jelly-Bean is your Favorite??? Do you have Easter Egg Hunts?? We do!!! The Grands love Our Hidden Egg Hunts…..We have 1/2 Acres,in the front and side,2 Acres surrounds/covers the back…Our Land….lol…As well,in the back-yard,foilage grows so dense and thick,one can easily get lost,if not careful….Therefore,we only venture 4ft,into the area…lol.. spooky!!!!! laughs…. I love life, and the Awesome Month of April……Stay Blessed…hug your children,keep them close….firstname.lastname@example.org …Don’t eat to many eggs or jellybeans…..lol…blm1957 BTW: Embrace Spring,we had a long harsh winter….Peace….Pray 4 Understanding……. #The Blood Of Jesus #A.D. The Bible Continues
Hello friends,and a happy,cold,wintry,winter “March 5th” to you and yours….Have you just given up,and declared,(I/We Give) lol…..Why here in my neighborhood,and surrounding area,we have 12 to 15 inches of snow covering our community, 6 to 8 feet,if you count the Piles*of snow..(piled up)…….The Piles of snow,(let me count the ways/where..lol….)Everywhere,one looks,turn,walk,you smell and feel, the coldness of this white snow……..As well,when gazing out over the horizon,the whole community(City) is encased in winter’s wrath of Ice,Snow* and COLD…Brrrr….Meanwhile,here in the Midwest,we are digging out daily,and often,to keep up with the moist constant falling of snow from the sky…..A sky that for the last month has received 20 straight days of snow………Elsewhere, record-breaking amounts of snow has fallen in Boston, leaving some residents hopeless,and in despair…My thougths and prayers are with you, our friends, and fellow Americans…..This winter has certainly been one for the record-books…Winter 2015,(we shall not soon forget you,Winter old Winter..)Furthermore,the month of March* is/was my dearly departed Mom’s birth month…March, was so very special for us,her children..We delighted,in her happiness on her special day,as each child,gave her a token/gift of their selecting,just for her…..I miss you, Mommy….I carry you in my heart forever and ever……Gee,I feel warmer suddenly..Warmth,from the sweet,caring,*loving,memories,passed down by my Mama…. I now feel a calmness,and thankfulness,for Life…As well,feeling, warmth, joy,and at peace…I would like to leave you with some thoughts/words on “The Month Of March”….Enjoy~~~~ March, was named from Mars,the Roman God of war…. March- was called Hlyda in Old English,which is reference to the loud* winds… An old proverb says “March comes in like a lamb,(which is reference to winter ending,and SPRING* beginning….Not only is March, Women’s History Month,but it is also,America Red Cross Month,and Fire Prevention Month…March-Birthstone is Aquamarine…Pisces and Aries,are the Birth Signs…..Some famous people born in March are: Shaquille O’Neil,Justin Bieber,Eva Mendes,Jessica Biel,Dr. Seuss,and Reese Witherspoon…Happy Birthday to all!!! Lastly, remember,Spring is just Around* the corner….Just 3 more weeks,hold on!!!! we’ve survived,this far…To God be the Glory…..Spring is coming,Spring is coming….Repeat Daily…lol..I wish you “A MERRY MONTH OF MARCH”……And, send Extra Warmth* to Everyone……email@example.com …hug your children keep them close…..BLM 1957….Feel The Warmth….Peace Unto You…….. Credit*2/@mariamzzarella, #maria Valtaggio,#Express.Co.U.K.,#Funtrivia, @Duckters
Welcome, my snow-bond friends,how are you dealing with the “Snow Blizzard of 2015″???? Here in the mid-west,16.7 inches of Snow has fallen in 48 hours…..A snow storm/blizzard happens when large amounts of Snow,fall rapidly within 1 hour or less,lasting for 24 to 48 hours…This morning,as I parted my draperies,after 2 days,of constant falling snow, we have Huge* mounds of snow,piled it seems 5/6 inches high,I venture to add,some piles are at least 8 ft. tall,yes,I love “Snow” however,this is a bit MUCH!!!!!!!Outside,its freezing,frosty,at times foggy,frigid,with one fearing frost-bite…I remain inside my home, only going out if it is absolutely nessasary..For, it is just too Cold*…..lol…I wondered privately,(am I getting older,and feeling the cold more????even,asking family members,if they are feeling the same,,,As well,knowing,People,living in this snow storm/blizzard of 2015,are feeling the very same despair….As I continue to gaze around my yard, and across the street,around my neighborhood, and community,Snow,Snow is piled high Every where…. As, I drove to Sam’s, early this morning (6:30am) to stock-up on needed Items for a (Snow Storm/Blizzard)….. Meanwhile, 2 hours later driving home, it appears,as if a giant,(HUGE),hand Bursted*from the sky/clouds dropping/depositing, inches/piles of Snow,over our cities,and States… I’m safely home,(Amen& Amen)…As, I put away my Bounty…..I rest awhile,pray,and take a needed nap!!! It’s cold outside…(-6 below)……. Hours,later as I peer through my kitchen blinds,I raise them as high as they lock,(I can see for miles…lol… This morning,now 11:45am,is slightly foggy,somewhat, dark…The dried,thicken branches,of my barren tree seem to dance and sway,causing a shadowy figure to move and play against the bay window…At times,it’s creepy,yet,exciting to watch,as I stop to inhale the pure beauty,of this morning,(Thankful,that I went out shopping,blessed to arrive back* home Safe)…Amen&Amen…Although,I try to stay away from the window,the beautiful,silvery,shiny,clear,snow drifts,catch my eyes,and hold them transfixed to this glorious sight,magical even,for, it is so Beautiful…….I stare for minutes,unable to move…What a whimsical vision…It is as if, an Artist,took his brush and painted a White Winter Wonderland….A line of snow drifts,stand boldly,one drift appears 3ft,one 5ft,another 8 ft..and so on and so on….You wonder if (Richard Kincaid) himself,painted this frozen scene…….lol….Moreover,the shiny,brilliant,crystal-like,top of the drifts,Glow in the bright Sunshine…..The sun shines so brightly, however,it will take weeks to melt these huge mounds of snow……..Lastly,I find peace,thankfulness,and joy,that we have Power*….Electricity….Hundreds,are still without Power,because of this storm,It’s so Cold*** too cold to be without heat!!!!!I’m so Thankful,I/We have heat,water,food,lights,a Home…A Home,your personal place of joy, comfort,and peace….Where you can be yourself,(do you)lol..Find something to be thankful for in/on these “Snow-Days”…If you have Elderly neighbor’s please check on them..Try not to complaint…………. Remember,if you have Power,you have a Blessing…..Baby,it’s Cold Outside…..lol…. hug your children,keep them close…firstname.lastname@example.org …..Stay Warm…#Snow Storm 2015 #Summer 2015….Peace…blm1957…..
Hello, all my freezing friends,in the Mid-West,and New England States..I send you hugs of warmth,may you stay warm and toasty,on these freezing wintry days….I/we are just staying as comfy and dry as possible,remaining thankful,staying prayerful……As well,I wondered if you were finding yourself with “Dry Skin”????Rough,Cracked,and just Sad….lol..Smile,(feel the warmth)…..Please, don’t forget the Chapstick,for smooth,moist lips…I picked up 4,and added 3 more… (for the grands,my children,hubby??) lol….Daily now I apply lotion,using several coats,covering my hands with this thick emollient,my skin appears to soften in mintues….awwww..yes!!!! lol……I purchased,3 different lotions,2 moisturizer’s,adding to my already large stock of lotions,and moisturizer’s yesterday, at my local CVS..I, personally love Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion,and extra dry soap…I can affirm,I’m a proud user for 10 years……..No other soap*(aveeno( seem to work..However, I regularly,and generally apply Keri,OilofOlay,Lubriderm…..Meanwhile,I wear cotton gloves,as often,as possible,usually,after,all house-hold chores are finished..Try it!! it works……Softness,will come…Thus, keep a constant regiment going..(often & timely)..Try rubbing,rolling your hands together after applying a thick* coat of your favorite lotion,for 4 to 5 minutes… I even smack my hands together, then continue deeply massaging lotion,into my skin/ hands…Why,you are giving yourself a (personal) Manny…lol….Free! (right) Great……..The harsh winter weather,we are currently experiencing,isn’t going away for months…Therefore,Pamper yourself,(take the time to moisturizer**) for younger,firmer,shiny,healthy skin….Today,I’m focusing, on(face and hands)..As,our hands and face are prominent first impressions….Lastly,I wish you and your family, a peaceful Winter….Moisturize,Moisturize ,Moisturize!!!!! This is the last Thursday in January…My,how time fly’s,and wait’s for no one…………Happy Birthday Oprah!! You Phenomenal Women* (Stay Blessed)..Hug your children,keep them close…email@example.com..Are you Moisturizing??? I hope so..Peace,Love,Joy blm 1957
Happy Joyous, January,to all my friends,old and new, seen and unseen thus far….As well,how are you and your family surviving these cold,blustery,days??(here in the mid-west) we are shoveling 2 to 4 inches of snow… Do you have a snow-blower?? or shovel the old-school way?? With a Shovel…Or do you have Both!!! lol…As well, today we have various Shovel’s,Snow-Blower’s(styles,sizes,ease of motion,adjustable heights….I/We, even found a heated plug-in Shovel,that I thought was a Genius idea….I love to rise early, 6:30am,Pray,giving thanks for a new day!! a day, I have never seen before,yet highly,blessed,to lift my feet out of bed,clear in mind,no pains…Amen and Amen…. Thusly,whenever,my Hubby is running late for work,or just doesn’t have time to quickly,shovel the front,side,and back porch..I have no problem,dressing Warmly,Layered,Winterized..I like to think… As I shared with you years ago, I’m (THE) Out-Of Door’s* Women,with Summer, My #1 Favorite season, Winter,my 2nd…..Therefore, this early snow-covered, cold,Frozen* morning(I wondered,(should I let it Go????)haaaaaa……Frozen*,get it???? As well,I Only shovel the front walk-way,and porch,(these days*)In December,having reached my Mid 50’s (Mid-late) lol …Birthday!!! Wow…I cannot believe my age,Yet,I’m so VERY Thankful,to be Alive!!and Blessed…….Health Scares, Aging,(Grown Behind Children) Still bugging us!!!!!lol…Go…And yes! of course we LOVE* them,but please Go…….lol…We raised you the best,with the best……I hope you can relate,and this makes you “Smile”,then I will have done a part of my “Calling” To give back, to “Inspire* someone,even,One person….It is a Good Deed*.and Jesus again, gives you Favor*Mercy, and Grace…Amen and Amen…..Consequently,I enjoy rolling up my sleeves,and getting a little dirty,(if you will!!!) lol…Why in hours I’ve removed old brush,dead,dried foliage,bushes,etc.etc. moving and hauling,discarding them Myself!!!!!Never,wanting company,not even the Grands,just wanting/wanted to be “Alone” to Pray,Mediate,Day-Dream,Visualize my Goals and Desires…I love this time with Nature,I always,bring a hot thermos of Hot coffee,or tea,too rewarm my insides…..I pause,to catch my breath,looking,intensely,for a chair,(any chair!!!) great,I approach a clean,warm,padded, patio chair,left near the corner of my garden shed,un-covered just for me….Thanks honey…..After,an hour, I finish,I stroll next door to my elderly neighbor,and cleared her front porch,allowing her mail to get delivered…she knocks on the window,expressing kind words of thanks,for my thoughtfulness,I assure her she is so welcome….Noone,ever comes to visit her,I know she has a son,(out-of-state) last year I met a sister?? I have never seen her again,Bless her Father… She is alone..My husband,shovels,her entire yard..My Sons,have a Snow-Plowing Business,Therefore,we get Free Snow-Clearing,on those 8 to12 inches of snow days…Lastly,as,I enter my warm,softly lit home, sweet smells of cinnamon,vanilla,tease my sense of smell….Pine,Holly Candles,linger,from Christmas……Ummm…I love it….As,I slowly unwind,I would like to wish you and your Family “A Joyous January”…….hug your children,keep them close…firstname.lastname@example.org #Get out and Shovel,dress the Children warmly,(if it isn’t to Cold) Shovel, make Snowmen, just have Family Bonding Time…God Bless…blm1957 BTW: Can you tell I Love Snow-Shoveling??? I Do…..~sigh~
Hello friends,with moments of sadness,gladness,and indifference,conscious that in hours, we will embark into a brand New Year,(2015) wow!!! sounds unreal,don’t you agree?? -2015-…………….As we say good-bye to 2014, occurring within, 6hrs.20min……Friends,2014 held,sad,horrible,unbelievable events.. At times we questioned Everything!! Why this, Why that?? we questioned,to others and at times ourselves…..And yes even our Faith, is/was tested…..For, Father,how can those grievous acts happen??We ponder…However in these Closing/Last hours of 2014,will you allow me, to ask you, to keep the “Faith”..Faith that always see’s you thru another obstacle ,trial,disappointments…Life!!!!As well, other times, happiness surrounds us..Moreover,one feels it “Deep” in your Spirit,the “Knowing,I like to call it,you know, it’s all ready done,Jesus knows even before we pray.ask,beg..lol..He knows.all about our problems,Trust,have Faith,in things you Cannot See,nor Feel,but, yet you “Know” it does exist…Faith,is a gift,a blessing,I pray that my Faith will forever stay strong and steadfast…..Amen and Amen…..Laugher,Positivity,also, keep Hope alive….One should always Pray and never Cease….Well,it’s 8:00pm.here in the Mid-west,that means,4 more hours,until the New Year…My family will attend New Year’s Eve services at Church,later,about 1:30am,several couples meet at our home,for,Food,Spirits,Good Conversation,(Words of Thanks) Prayer,and Pure Merriment…….I love this time,Reflection,is a good thing!!Reflect, on your Life, focusing on what you can do to make a difference in our World today….Lastly, I would like to thank You,all my Followers,for reading my blogs,your comments,(mean the world to me)From my Family to Your’s, I/We wish you “A HAPPY NEW YEAR,2015…May God bless and keep you…Blm1957@worpress-com,hug your children,keep them close…..”Happy New Year Family..Happy New Year 2015 America….. #Dare to Believe #Joel Osteen (Good-bye 2014,You were Wonderful, to my Family,I’m Honored) Good-Bye 2014!!!!!!!!!!blm1957
Hello friends,Ho,Ho,Ho,I hope your Christmas was Blessed,Joyous,filled with Health,Wealth,and everything you desired for Christmas.Whether,you traveled,over the high-way,or if your family chose to fly,I sincerely trust,you took a moment out to remember the real (Reason For The Season,Christ Birth*) what a blessing to us,Christ Birth on December 25th………What a honor to be chosen to follow Jesus…..This morning,as I stepped over Christmas wrapping paper,gifts,over-flowing under and around our beautiful Tree…..What A beautiful Tree it is,my grandchildren,love to just lay under it,as they unwittingly,think,we cannot tell,someone has been peeking,lifting of tape,by the older guys…..lol…We all love Christmas in our home,Thusly,I’m reminded as I glance at the Calender,why! December,is Slowly Fading Away…….Moreover,this is the last week-end in December……Time waits,for no-one…As we head out to Sunday Services, I/We are truly blessed to be Alive on today,this 28th day of December….What A Joyous time,we had this Christmas,Out-of-Town,guest…Family………As Demember 2014,Slowly fade into the History Books,we are again faced with a New Year,(A Chance for a NEW*Beginning)will you receive,your New Year,striving to be a better person? Will you Share and Show love to your Fellow-man??? I hope and pray you will…….I have a lot of work to do,taking out,putting away,Christmas Decorations,Holiday Dishes,(used only once a year) I’m so blessed and very Thankful,for the Favor of Jesus,in our lives,this day and every day,Jesus, help us to stay faithful and true to you….. As well, Ourselves…….,To bless others less fortunate than us…God Bless America,and the whole World….Amen&Amen……As December 2014,slowly fades away,be grateful,for what you have,for their is Some-one far worst-off than you….Pray,for our Cities,States,Country……Blm1957,hug your children,keep them close….Hope your Christmas was Merry,Bright,and Blessed…We are looking forward to a Blessed New Year!!!! Are you??….Dare to Believe,in this Season of Miracles……..email@example.com