Friday, February 18, 2011
Random photo...yeah, I am dreaming of Paris when I see the pasture.
But we will enjoy having some family visit us this weekend to kick us out of our hermit life reverie. Nothing in particular going on but some quotes I have run across recently I wanted to share...
~Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that crushed it.~~Mark Twain
~ A thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed, but a thing created is loved before it exists.~~ G.K. Chesterton
~Be like the bird
That, pausing in her flight
Awhile on boughs too slight,
Feels them give way
Beneath her and yet sings,
Knowing that she hath wings.~~Victor Hugo
~Dear God, be good to me, the sea is so wide
and my boat is so small.~~Prayer of Breton fishermen
~Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden light.~~Jesus (Matthew 11:28-30)
Monday, February 14, 2011
For whatever reason this year, Valentine's celebrations started a couple of weeks back. It was my fault. While we (Sophia and I) were waiting for the oil to be changed in our van (call it the momma-mobile....I loves me my mini-van) at the Wal-mart, we perused the V-day aisle and the moment Sophia saw heart shapes she got giddy, clapped her hands at the red hues about us and exclaimed, "Mommy! It's Valentines!" Where did this eruption come from I wondered...then...a-ha, I remembered.
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.(see the heart shapes)...they were all gone at the end of the night. Earlier last week, I attempted heart shaped cocoa macarons with strawberry cream filling. Sophia, got ultra excited that they were heart shaped then asked me to make her a candy cane one (what?!) and because I love her I said, "okey dokey!"
|I HEART these people!|