Friday, July 30, 2010

His Eye is on the Sparrow

I received this e-mail from a close friend and it tugged at my heartstrings. I hope it doesn't offend anyone, it is bittersweet, beautiful and touching. I wanted to share it with you.

A female bird was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road, and the condition was soon fatal.

Her mate brought her food and attended her with love and compassion.

He came back with more food, and was shocked to find her dead.

He tried to move her.

Aware that his mate was dead, he cried with adorning love....

....and stood beside her with sadness and sorrow. You can see the anguish on his face as he cries out.

I told you it was sad.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Birthday re-cap

I apologize if this picture offends anybody, but today is my birthday and I can do what I want! I just wanted to let you know that this is what I did today (well this afternoon), and figured I would show Stella instead of me because that might be a little too graphic. The only strenuous work I did today was getting my nails done and driving down to Maryland. (And unloading 12 bags of stuff from my car in 95 degree heat). So this is me, having a glass of wine, winding into my 50's, and getting ready for a hot, steamy, busy weekend!

I hope you all have a great one!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hello Friends!

Well hello there! I'm still around, just not in cyber world. I've been busy living never a dull moment! I'm here to give you an update of what I have been doing the last few weeks. Remember my sister Susie from Kansas City? Well she came to Philadelphia for a visit with her husband Kelly. They came out to be the God-parents to my brother's girls who where baptized last week. We crammed in a quick trip to New York City too! They flew into Baltimore, so of course we had to get a boat ride in before heading to Philly.

Kelly enjoying the ride.

Stella is having fun too! (Very ugly sunglasses I have on. I didn't know what they looked like until I saw these pictures)!

We got to New York and stayed right in the heart of Times Square. My niece Katy got us a suite on the 44 th floor of the Marriott. (There were only 45 floors)! I don't do well with heights, and they had a glass elevator! I had to close my eyes and back into it every time we got on!

Times Square at night time. The lights were so bright, it looked like noon at 11:00 p.m.
There are some very colorful people in NYC!

People watching on some bleachers that were lit up right by Macy's.

Sister Susie, Niece Katy (thank-you Katy for the wonderful trip), and my Amy having some lunch.

Back in Philly. Susie and Kelly getting ready for the Baptismal. This is Emily and Hannah, my brother's daughters.

All ready for church.

Aren't they cute? These girls are so beautiful!! The youngest, Emily is a hoot. Tomboy all the way, too funny!

We decided to take a pose in front of the alter that we were married at 29 years ago!
I have to say, it has been too long since I have been to church.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. It is just flying by for me, and I want it to slow down! Hope all is well with you.