Friday, July 3, 2020

Independence Day Weekend 2020

Happy 4th of July!

We are still the Land of the Free
and the Home of the Brave!

Monday, June 29, 2020

The Day After - Hail Storm

Hail/Ice Pellet Clusters
plucked out of my red, white & blue plant
this morning! Strange.

What a mess!   : (

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Hail Storm - Before & After

Before and After Photos 
After a 45 Minute Hail Storm!
We've never experienced a storm this bad!
At least the hail didn't break any windows.
My red, white and blue plant was huge and thriving!
My beautiful yellow petunias are gone!
My rose blooms had gone by but hopefully
the plant is okay.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Rob Gronkowski Dominates Ribbon Gymnastics - GAME ON

So proud!
Our Gronk was spectacular and made his fans smile the whole time!  :)  So sorry to lose he and Brady to the Tampa Bucks, but we still love them and will root for them both no matter what they do or where they are!  You're a great entertainer, Gronk!! 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Crown & Anchor

I can't believe this photo came across my FB timeline! Nice to put an image to a place that was mentioned in your favorite movie, which in my case is, Bohemian Rhapsody! How about that?  :) 
It was mentioned in the scene where Freddie told the band he signed a deal for two solo albums.  He told Roger that if it weren't for him he'd be a dentist and playing drums on weekends at the 
Crown & Anchor!   :) 

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Caroline Myss - The world is going to start over again.

I have been following Caroline reading her books and listening to her audio CD's for years - I especially love her teachings about the "archetypes."  
I am taking her webinars now and consider her my Spiritual Teacher. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Mouth

Yup...The Mouth!
Where to begin...well, speaking from experience, everybody has one and when used improperly has the power to cause a lot of trouble.
It's what comes out of the mouth that hurts people. 
What comes out of the mouth is also music to the ears and can be the cause of much happiness, not to mention knowledge from teachers.
Let's not forget the sounds of a songbird when listening to the melodies that come from...the mouth...and throat.
(Sigh)  But I am talking about when used telling lies, used spreading gossip, ruining someone's reputation, and on social media. I chose to rid my FB page of a longtime friend because I couldn't stand the things that were coming out of her mouth - of course, in typewritten words, but nevertheless, she's gone. I learned over time that she was being insincere. Funny how you can pick up people's energies when you read what they have written. I think the word, disappointment, is called for here. I can also tell when people are sticking it to me...if you know what I feels like they're deliberately poking you in the back with a stick!  Or when they "zing" you every chance they get...why, I ask myself, do I attract this type? And they are friends.  Are they?  And this one old friend I feel I can't talk to anymore because I don't know who she is anymore.  She's not the friend I had in high school.  I reached out to her on FB - not the other way around.  That should have been a clue.  I found that all she likes to do is talk! She is on chat all the time.  I hate to chat. We messaged a lot but recently she fell off messaging me, so that ended and she started posting things that dare and guilt people to share on their page. I just don't recognize her anymore and her comments on my posts...she would exclude all of my own pictures I posted of my yard and other pretty pictures...why? Where's the support?  And so after much disappointment I couldn't stand looking at what her comments were going to be from one day to another and it made me feel awful, so I let her go.  I had to and I feel better.  She was a weight on my shoulders and I didn't like posting on FB. I also got rid of a mutual friend because I knew she would be asked where I was or why she had no access to my page. So because they became friends and chat all the time and joined at the hip, I let them both go.  I think I'm on a short string and probably will come to realize that "the mouth" on FB is not doing me any favors.  I think it can bring out the worst in people. 

I think this gets me thinking about not belonging there. What causes more trouble and hurt than enjoyment and happiness, it's the wrong place for anyone.  
Maybe I'll add more another time, but I think it's that I haven't found "my tribe" -  don't belong. And I recently read that fitting in is different than belonging.  You don't try to fit in anywhere. But to find where you belong...that's what I'm looking for and those of like minds and people who get along with each other and where no one lies and no one is jealous and no one has to stand are among people you are comfortable with. How nice that would be. 
My Tribe
Or because...sometimes alone is better!

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Go From Where Your Blood Came

I had this thought for a while now and today I'm going to write it  My thought and idea was and is, what if we all go back to live where our ancestors were born before someone decided to sail and land in what is now called, The United States of America?
My grandfather and before him were from England.  My other grandparents were from Poland.  So, I thought about that and how about if we all do it and leave this country where only the Native Americans belong, and go back to "where our blood came from?"
In case, like myself, we have more than one country's blood...then you get to choose which country you want to reside but are allowed to travel or live part time in both or more countries where your blood came from. 
I LOVE this idea!
Half of my Blood is from England
I chose this house in England (for now), maybe I'll find somewhere or some other house I like better, I didn't have a lot of time to look. :)  So, I belong in England at least half of my time on Earth or I can split my time with the country below from where the other half of my blood is from.
The other half of my blood is from Poland.
I have a feeling I may feel like I belong in England more than I belong in Poland but I may never know now.  It was just a fun and interesting thought. I chose the house below to live in but may want to look out where there is farmland...didn't have a lot of time to look yet.
This I know...the more I listen to the news the more I feel that this is not my America.  It's not the America I knew as a child.  People can't get along with one another.   Blood is all mixed up and babies are born and they have babies and more blood is mixed up.  Could I be on to something?  
I'm not at an age where I am able to go back to my "blood roots" but I wonder what the world would be like if everyone stayed and lived where there blood was from in the beginning.  I suppose we could all go back to the beginning of our bloodline and where would that put us?  In Egypt?  Or were we or are we from Starseed?  Maybe our souls don't have blood...just our bodies, but I am talking about us physically here, so that is for another time.
Till my next idea or thought...something to think about. (I DO love English Tudors!) 

(copyright by Nancy Shewchuk - 2020)

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Chairs #1, #2, #3, and #4 - Done!

Chair #1 - (Tom's chair)
We are in the process of painting our 4 metal yard & deck chairs and having lots of fun! 
I chose 4 different colors for chairs and different colors for the flowers and leaves for trim. 
(birdbath will be painted after chairs are done)
I took this where I painted it, on the deck. 
The colors really popped in the sun but are more true in the shade. The chair itself is in "Adobe Dust." The flowers are in a blue tone called, "Seacliff Heights."  The leaves are beautiful in "Leprechaun Green!" :) 

Chair #2 - (my chair)
I love this color..."Seacliff Heights" 
although it looks more grey than blue, but it works and all 3 colors are used in both chairs and compliment each other.
In its proper place
Now we can both sit outside in the front when we want to in our respective chairs! :) 
They are fun to paint and chairs #3 & #4 will be painted with trim and finished today. Yay!

Chair #3 
We can both sit here...for when I want to sit in the sun and when Tom and I are both on the deck.
"Traditional Yellow"
My favorite 3 colors!
Pale but I still like the way it turned out.
Much better than the rusty yellow we had!

Chair #4 - My Chair!
I like to sit here against the house so I can see the whole back yard as well as being in the shade.
"Frosted Rose"
Done! The deck is finished painted new and newly painted chairs front and back. We have all our flowers for the season and the fence has been painted except for one fence line. Tom's ready to paint the birdbath that is near the bushes close to  his chair. The pedestal will be painted in the  "Seacliff Heights" and top in "Leprechaun Green."

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Tiny Tim - Tiptoe Through The Tulips

Remember Tiny Tim? 

I couldn't resist...I'm in the 

mood for flowers and tulips

are all around us now!  :)