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Theme Song Thursday:) Sunrise and Sunset

16 Nov

“Any day that you get to witness the majesty of a glorious sunrise followed by a sultry sunset, now, that’s a great day, my friend.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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The beautiful morning sun took away the chill of the actual freezing temperatures. Even the frost on the grass sparkled with delight.

Sunrise

https://youtu.be/LO36F–Vn1g

But, I must admit, sunsets are my favorite photos. The oranges and golds and crimson bursts of color reflect on the water. I always say, only God could paint such a magnificent painting in the sky.

Sunset

https://youtu.be/TX6Fj85xySc

Sunday Sermon and Other Grandma Stuff

17 Sep

“Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.”

~Lois Wyse

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Another fine Sunday. Greeting before Mass summoned many hugs and handshakes.

Today’s Gospel was the story of Jesus asking His disciples who the people thought He was, as many thought He was just a prophet. Jesus told them that He was the Son of Man who would suffer, be killed, then rise on the third day…

He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them,

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,

take up his cross, and follow me.

For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,

but whoever loses his life for my sake

and that of the gospel will save it.”

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My take on it… We are asked to take up our cross, figuratively. If we follow His teachings, denying the worldly evils and temptations, follow the Gospel, this is how we gain eternal life. I don’t think we all have to physically die, losing our life, but rather take up a life following our faith.

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After church, I stopped for coffee with Mr. Jerry. I had iced tea. I decided to stay after he left to have a quick lunch. As I sat people watching and eating my $1 Big Mac (coupon), a police officer came in and ordered lunch. Just as he was reaching for his money, I got up, walked over to the counter and swiped my credit card saying, ” Thanks for all you do. It’s much appreciated.”

The officer smiled and said, “Your appreciation is much appreciated.” He ate his lunch pretty quickly and when he walked out, he gave me a big smile and a wave and said, “Thanks again.”

If I can make just one person smile and feel appreciated, I’m very happy and blessed.

I stopped at Sprouts and Walmart after lunch. At Sprouts I bought some fruit and vegetables and good healthy things. Well, some wine too. At Walmart, I stocked up on more brownie mixes, marshmallows, chocolate chips, and junk food. I like to keep a well balanced diet.

Oh, the instant coffee is for a painting project, but that’s another story.

In the evening, I went for a nice long walk, catching another spectacular sunset.

But, the BEST part of every Sunday is FaceTime with my beautiful Belle.

I love being a grandma.

Saturday Circus:) Yes, This Is My Monkey

25 Sep

” This is my circus, this is my monkey.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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In Poland, there’s an idiom, Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy . . . literally, “not my circus, not my monkey;” figuratively, “not my problem.”

We are quick to say this is not my problem, let someone else worry about it. Guess what? We are all on this planet together, all in the same circus, and this is our monkey. Help a neighbor, talk to a stranger, make someone smile, and always, always…run away and join the circus.


Say “HI”to my monkey. Yes, this is my circus and thanks for dropping by to visit.


Here is my evening sunset. Welcome to my beautiful circus.

Saturday:) Sunrise to Sunset

23 Jul

“So dawn goes down today. Nothing gold can stay.”

~Robert Frost

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Today is a good day to merely share some gorgeous sunsets and sunrises. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.


Theme Song Thursday:) Under Texas Skies

4 Mar

“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.” ― Elbert Hubbard

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We’ve had some beautiful warm weather here in McKinney, Texas. I went to Zumba at the Y this morning, then a nice long walk at 10. The sun was shining and the wind was strong, but exhilarating. I was pumped, and decided to get some massive housework done. I cleaned two bathrooms from stem to stern, including floors, mopped all the tile floors in hall and kitchen, and vacuumed. All this before I ate lunch…well, lunch was at 2. 

I was going to try and do some painting, but I decided an evening walk would be better served. Plus, I like to catch the sunset. It’s true… The skies at night are big and bright…da-da-da-da… Deep in the heart of Texas.

  
Every sunset is a miracle in the sky.

   
   

Saturday:) Sunrise to Sunset

28 Feb

“There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.” ― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

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A beautiful day here in McKinney Texas. An early morning walk displayed a spectacular sunrise and a sun that enveloped the crystal blue sky.

  
Then, off to Zumba, which was a Bali X version, very fun and invigorating with beautiful music and flowing movement. Back home for another walk with Bella, my doggie house guest. By now, it was t-shirt weather, no jacket required. 

A couple of hours on the square visiting friends, is a fun way to spend the afternoon. Miss Kathy, over at Sweet Spot Bakery, was torn between which horse from the mounted patrol would get his treat first. Ranger, on the left, is usually a bit more assertive, and Ontario, on the right, is more patient. Both are spoiled by Miss Kathy’s loving generosity.

  
  
The square was bustling today with shoppers, diners, and visitors.

  
I stopped at Towne Creek to visit a few of my senior artist friends on my way home. I had bought 10 lbs of bananas on sale for 24 cents a pound, so I wanted to share with some of the ladies who don’t get out to the store often, much less get such a great sale. I love a great sale.

  
Back home in time to catch the glorious sunset. “The sun coming up every day is a story.” YEP, every day is a story, a beautiful story.

Wednesday:)Words  of Wisdom

26 Nov

Rejoice in the beauty of each sunrise and you will bask in the glow of each sunset.

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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“For a cheerful mind, sun never sets; for a cheerless mind, sun never rises!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

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As you may or may not know by now, I take pictures of EVERYTHING. I have over 1,400 photos on my iPhone and I have to keep deleting to add more. It keeps telling me I have no more room. I know…I’m suppose to put them on my lap top, but I like seeing them all on my phone.

But, my absolute favorite photraphs are the amazing sunrises and sunsets that I see on my walks. Each day is more spectacular than the last. It almost takes my breath away.

Therefore, my words of wisdom for today…look at each sunrise or sunset closely. The sky is an ever changing canvas of glorious colors and hues. It’s like a free IMAX movie that is always a new release. Maybe grab some popcorn and enjoy the show.