It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, April 30, 2005

I'VE GOT SOME PICTURES

God's Promises are written on every leaf of Springtime

Good Saturday Morning to you All !

Since I can't add my pictures here I'm putting a link to one of my geocities web pages with the
current pictures I have . As you can see - there is not many. Help from my family ... please send more pics!

All of my old pictures are on the old computer that is not working

Here's the link to my pictures:

http://www.geocities.com/marainey01/maraineys_pictures.html

Of course I'll be taking more pictures too ! Next Saturday is Sydney's Birthday Party and I'm sure I'll be taking lots of pictures there !

Grandma Quote for today --

I do not believe in a child world...I believe the child should be taught from the very first that the whole world is his world, that adult and child share one world, that all generations are needed. - Pearl S. Buck

Make you own sunshine today !

'On Ya' - ma

IT'S FRIDAY !

I will send down showers in season;
there will be showers of blessing.
Ezekiel 34:26
My favorite day of the week - Friday. I enjoy just unwinding and being lazy on Friday evenings. Catching up on my e-mails and surfing the web for more bits of inspiration to pass on. I surfed the channels on TV too and am back to HGTV seems like the only thing interesting right now.
Tomorrow is 'fling' day and 'bless' your house day for me!
I talked to my 'Mississippi' babes today. They are enjoying 80 degree weather and have new jet ski's. Lots of water down there to have fun on. We won't have that kind of weather til the middle of June here.
Grandma Quote for Today --
If you survive long enough you're revered -- rather like an old building.
Katherine Hepburn
Let your caring shine through what you do !
'On Ya' - ma

Friday, April 29, 2005

I FINALLY CUT THE GRASS ...

The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.

Therese of Lisieux

You know that once you cut the grass, you keep on mowing... So today was the first for this season and many more cuttings to come. I'm not complaining. It was just like a blessing from God to be outside this afternoon. I have a very hard time sitting at a desk all day. I love working in the yard. I definitely got into the wrong profession...being an office manager, however, is what I know how to do, so there we are.

Tomorrow is my 'Florida Sunshine' boy's birthday. He'll be two years old!!! Seems just like yesterday I was telling you all about his birth. They plan to take him to Disney this weekend and hopefully will be sending me some pictures. I can't seem to post any here, so I'll be putting pictures on one of my web pages and will put a link in my journal so you all can see.

Grandma Quote for today --

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.

Pope John Paul II

Nothing lasts forever. Whenever you let go you become open and free to receive something new. When you let go , you lose pain and gain insight.

'On Ya' - ma

Thursday, April 28, 2005

ALL IS QUIET HERE

God loves us; not because we are lovable, but because He is love, not because He needs to receive but because He delights to give.

C.S. Lewis

It was a pretty quiet day at work, although it was Secretary's Day. Before I left work for the day one of my Bosses gave me a card with a gift certificate that was from both of them. I have 2 men that I work for ...one is the President and owner , the other is his son in-law and the Operations Officer.

This evening I went to my prayer group at the Wellspring. They played some beautiful relaxing music and I think I'm soooo relaxed now that I should and could go to bed. I haven't kept up with any of 'Fly Ladies' things to do this week and my sink is not shinning, but full of dishes. Oh dear, I am procrastinating again. Tomorrow is another day.

Grandma Quote for Today --

I'm at an age where my back goes out more than I do.

Phyllis Diller

Every good deed you do genuinely comes back to you in abundance, even when no one directly says thank you. It's felt in your soul.

'On Ya' - ma

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Dulcimer Night !


Every virtue is a form of obedience to God. Every evil word or act is a form of rebellion against Him. This may not be clear at first; but, if we think patiently, we shall find that it is true. Why were you angry? You will probably find that it was because you were not willing to accept the world as God has made it, or because you were not willing to leave it to God to deal with the people that He has made.

- Stephen Neill

This quote was in my e-mail today and it just hit the spot - I've been thinking alot about the anger I see in people today. I'm not trying to judge anyone - just observing. In days long gone my anger used to pop up real quickly too ! Most of the time now I just shake my head.

Then one of the groups I belong to started a discussion on whether or not there were times we should be angry. Righteous anger is something else again.

Oh well, I'm off to dulcimer at Donna's and I'm looking forward to it. We let off a lot of steam just by playing our dulcimers, talking and laughing alot. One of the best stress reducers I know of. We have been getting together for almost 20 years now. How time flies !!!

Grandma Quote for today --

It is good to let a little sunshine out as well as in.

'On Ya' - ma

Monday, April 25, 2005

APRIL SNOW

Know that you yourself are a miracle.

Norman Vincent Peale

Our April snow is now history and our April showers are about to begin. My grass needs mowing, but it looks like a wet week. I hope my mower is up to tall grass !

I see by the comments I'm getting that a couple of my old journal buddies have followed me here to this new journal. I'm so glad ! I miss you all ! After posting comments on each others journals I feel we've gotten to be friends. If you have my page listed in your favorites, please don't forget to change the link to this new one.

Grandma Quote for Today --

Grown men can learn from very little childre, for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.

Black Elk


Working as a team we can help and encourage each other,

'On Ya' - ma

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Suddenly Sunday!

From my Grandma's Calendar

The realationship between a grandmother and granddaughter is a special relationship. It's teaching, telling, giving and bonding. It's learning family histories and traditions, things that have been passed from generation to generation.

Francine Haskins

All's quiet once again. I enjoyed my company this weekend ! Matt and family stayed just til after dinner Saturday and Merrill left after lunch today ! Now I have to get ready for the new work week once again !

Today I'm making the 'Rubber Chicken' recipe that is from the 'Fly Lady' so I'll be having chicken most of the week. There is nothing like leftovers when you're cooking for one, but this recipe is really for families, I just doing it on the smaller side of things.


Grandma Quote for today--

There is a fountain of youth, it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you will learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.

Sophia Loren

Don't forget to Bless your Spirit today !

'On Ya' - ma

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Friday ! Friday ! Friday !

It is only when we are aware of the earth and of the earth as poetry that we truly live

-Henry Beston

This evening, I'm waiting up for Merrill to come in for the weekend. Matt and family will be here about noon tomorrow. If the weather permits. Come tomorrow evening, we are supposed to get alot of snow.

Grandma Quote for today--

God makes our lives a medley of joy and tears, hope and help, love and encouragement.


Take good care all !

'On Ya' - ma

Friday, April 22, 2005

'Thankfully Thursday'

I'm so thankful tomorrow is Finally Friday! Saturday I'll have company-Matt and family and Merrill are all coming in. I won't be sitting home alone. That is a cause for rejoicing !

Grandma Quote for today--

This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

'On Ya' - ma

Thursday, April 21, 2005

ON LINE ONCE MORE

IT'S SO GOOD TO BE ON LINE

I'LL BE ADDING REGULAR POSTS SOON AS I CAN GET THIS ALL FIGURED OUT
NOT AS EASY AS MY AOL JOURNAL WAS

TAKE GOOD CARE ALL ! 'ON YA' - MA

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Good Morning !
I'm starting a new blog today ! Good to be on line again !

have a great day ! Another wonderful one on the Way !

'On Ya' - ma