May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
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May the Irish hills caress you.
We put this up this morning to be ready for St. Patrick’s Day. We used to have just a bare shamrock piece cut out, but I like this one better This is the back of the piece. You can see where I tried to blend in the mounting bar into the painting.
And this is the front of the piece.
“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” ~Adrienne Cook
L is for ‘laughter’ we had along the way.
O is for ‘optimism’ you gave me every day.
V is for ‘value’ of being my best friend.
E is for ‘eternity,’ a love that has no end.”
If you order quickly, you can still have the following in time for Valentine’s Day –
Order right away to be sure you have these items in time for gift giving.
Happy Valentine’s Day – Last Call!
Two one-of-a-kind pairs of toasting goblets for you and your love. The one above is called “Entwined Hearts”.
This one-of-a-kind pair is called, “Tied with a Bow.”
Each pair is frosted in a sand-blaster and then painted with metallic paint. The paint is cured in an oven so these are dishwasher safe.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
“Saturday (Jan. 28) marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, China’s biggest holiday, which is celebrated throughout the world, including in the U.S. Each year, Chinese people ring in the new year around when the new moon is closest to the beginning of spring, usually sometime between mid-January and late-February. Although China officially uses the international Gregorian calendar, the traditional lunisolar calendar remains a symbol to harken the start of spring.
Each year, the Chinese calendar assigns an animal from a rotating zodiac of 12 animals. The 12 animals cycle through rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. 2016 was the Year of the Monkey. Apart from 2017, the Year of the Rooster includes the years 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2029.
2017 is a Fire Rooster Year. According to Chinese astrology, each year is associated with one of five elements as well as an animal, including gold (metal), wood, water, fire or Earth. The element, combined with the zodiac animal, set the astrology for the year. This year is a fire year, and so those born in 2017 are Fire Roosters. The last Fire Rooster Year was 1957.” Source: Time.com
Our son is a traveler who loves to live and work in other countries (plus try to learn their language), so we’ve been introduced to the Chinese New Year when he was living in Chengdu, China; then Shanghai, China; and now Chiang Mai, Thailand. Each year HUGE celebrations are held with people going wherever home is to be with their families. Some shops are only open sporadically, while others are open 24 hours a day. A wonderful time for optimism and joy!
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
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(Last Day to order Valentine’s Day Bears using Cross stitch is January 30th. Last Day to order other Valentine’s Day Bears is Feb. 3rd.)
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Order today from Creative Artworks! to make this an extra-special Valentine’s Day!
*Last Day to Order for Valentine’s Day 2017 for items using cross-stitch is January 30, 2017
*Last Day to Order is February 3, 2017 for all other items.
These are my ACTUAL resolutions –
- Be grateful as I age –
2. Fold Myself into a Paper Airplane Daily
3. Continue Getting the Lard Off –
4. Show My Friends How Much They Mean to Me –
5. Take Time for Art –
6. Take Time to Play –
7. Quit Being So Hard on Myself –
8. Read and Dance –
9. Be Better Than I Was Yesterday –
10. Show my husband I love him every day, in every way I can –
MAKE 2017 A GREAT YEAR!
“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.” ~ Anonymous
My Wish for You in 2017
“May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!
May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires
may happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy.
May the problems you had forget your home address!
In simple words ………… May 2017 be the best year of your life!!!”
“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” ~ Bill Vaughan
“My wishes for you, Great start for Jan, Love for Feb, Peace for March, No worries for April, Fun for May, Joy for June to Nov, Happiness for Dec, Have a lucky and wonderful 2017.” ~ Unknown
Hopefully, if you click on the link you’ll see the cute snowman waving. If not, here’s the URL to try – https://www.facebook.com/starbrightangels.angels/videos/1244227582333241/
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ~Norman Vincent Peale
“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” ~Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby
This is an old picture of our son Brian and me, but it’s one of my all-time favorites. He gives absolutely the best hugs I’ve ever had, bringing tears to my eyes.
He’s living and working in Thailand. He loves it there. He can live alongside good friends, also from the States, do computer work for clients in the United States, and live the life he wants, cooking for himself, working out every day, meditating, and learning Thai.
We’re very lucky, in that we’ve always been close, and he’s a wonderful communicator. We have a chat program he set up that is super reliable and private. We can ‘talk’, sometimes in real time when we’re all up at the same time (he’s 12 hours ahead of us at any given time), or we can leave messages for each other. We can send music clips, photos, etc. We talk almost daily. We tried Skype, but since we live in the sticks. we lose the connection and the images are fuzzy.
Today I checked the chat program to see if he’d left anything.
I read the second-best thing possible – (the first would be that he’s coming home for a visit) –
He’ll try to call us tomorrow for Christmas, when we’re all up at the same time!
Merry Christmas to us!!!!
And to YOU!
“Christmas gift suggestions:
- To your enemy, forgiveness.
- To an opponent, tolerance.
- To a friend, your heart.
- To a customer, service.
- To all, charity.
- To every child, a good example.
- To yourself, respect.” ~ Oren Arnold
“A hug is a great gift – one size fits all, and it’s easy to exchange.” ~Author Unknown