Saturday, November 20, 2021

Sunday Stealing

Hello and welcome to Sunday where I will be stealing! 

 Here are the questions from today's Sunday Stealing:

1) What teacher are you most thankful for and why?  What did you learn from him or her?  My Russian/History teacher who liked me quite a lot and I liked him as well. He was a great man and we shared a lot of interests.

2) What’s the season you’re most thankful for, and what’s your favorite part of each season?    I am most grateful for autumn/winter.  Spring.. best part the flowers. Summer.. the beach. Autumn the leaves, winter the holidays.

3) What electronic device are you most grateful for, and what does it add to your life?  My computer as I use it for art and information.

4) What musician or type of music are you most thankful for?  All music that is decent.

5) What are you most grateful for that brings beauty to your daily life?  Nature and people

6) What philanthropic cause or organization do you feel thankful for? St. Jude's

7) What foods are you most thankful for?  All food!

8) What local store or restaurant are you most grateful for?  How does it contribute to your quality of life?
Shoprite as its a great place to buy groceries.

9) What book are you most grateful for, and why? The Bible as it is the source of all truth.

10) What act of kindness has made the greatest difference in your life? I can't think of just one.

11) What challenging experience has ended up changing your life for the better?  I suppose in the end all challenging experiences can end up shaping you for the better if you allow it to.

12) What vacation are you most grateful for?  Going to Prince Edward Island

13) Name three days in your life that you feel especially grateful for. Having my children

14) What product do you use on a daily basis that you most appreciate? Shampoo and soap.

15) What, from this year, do you feel most grateful for?    Knowing that fear is the enemy.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Somewhere.. saturday9

Weekend!! I hope you are going to enjoy it. We are in for some really wild weather this coming week.. especially on Thanksgiving Day which is also my birthday this year. I am joining in for Saturday 9... here we go.

 Saturday 9: Somewhere (1983)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song is from the hit musical West Side Story. It has just been remade by Steven Speilberg. Are you interested in seeing the 2021 version?    Not really. I liked the music from the original but wasn't impressed with the movie.

2) Growing up, Crazy Sam thought this song was called, "A Place for Us." Tell us about a song whose title or lyrics you got wrong or misheard.   The Star Spangled Banner. When I was very little I thought it was about someone in a dungeon... "dawn's early light" sounded like dunzerly light and it reminded me of a dungeon.
3) Barbra Streisand sings of longing for "time to spare, time to learn and time to care." The holidays are often too busy for many of us. With Thanksgiving almost upon us, do you wish you had more time?   Of course. I always wish for more time every day!  You can't have too much of it I think.

4) Early in her career, Barbra was pressured to have her nose fixed. She stubbornly refused, and did rather well anyway. Tell us about a time you resisted pressure.  If she had changed her nose it might have changed her voice sound too.      I had a lot of pressure from friends to do certain things and I refused because I am religious.  "Just try it , come on!!"    One thing was to eat pork products and fast food. Secular friends really pushed that junk on me but, nope, didn't cave.  When people push that hard they are evil.

5) In the late 1960s she briefly dated Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, father of current PM Justin Trudeau. Obviously Barbra knew what became of Pierre and his family without having to look them up. Without the advantage of Google, do you know where one of your former loves is in 2021?  No, I really don't think about them or have too much concern. They are former for a reason.

6) One of Barbra's hit movies is The Way We Were, a love story about hopelessly mismatched lovers. Streisand always wanted to do a sequel and worked with a screenwriter on a treatment. Her costar, Robert Redford, refused. He simply was not interested in revisiting his character. Is there a movie series that you especially enjoy?      I liked the Pitch Perfect series and also the Step Up series.

7) Barbra met her husband, James Brolin, at a dinner thrown by friends. They hit it off immediately, but he had to leave the next day to begin a movie in Ireland, so they began their romance over the phone. Do you enjoy long phone calls? Would you prefer video calls (Zoom)?   I really dislike talking on the phone. I just have nothing to say most of the time.

8) On July 1, 1998, two years to the day after their first meeting, Barbra and Brolin married. It used to be that brides were advised against wearing white for their second wedding, but Barbra ignored that, wearing a white beaded gown. Do you believe brides should still avoid white the second time around?
 I believe a preson should wear whatever pleases them within reason and proper etiquette

9) Random question: Is anyone on your bad side this morning?  Someone was after a dream about them in which they were their usual annoying, damaging self.. but it faded quickly since it was just a dream.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Photos on a Friday


November is flying by so quickly. Next week is my daughter's birthday on the 22nd and mine on Thanksgiving Day this year. 

I have a theory as to why time seems to go by so quickly lately. While time has speeded up since the Fukushima incident shifted the earth and shortened the day by 1.8 microseconds. The powerful 9 quake even had Norway's fjords sloshing back and forth!   But I suspect the real culprit is our way of life.

Since the 1800's life has changed dramatically. Labor saving devices , fast food, fast everything has changed our perception of things. A day was longer years ago because we had much to do. People slept better, were stronger and thought of a week as long. Why? They got tired from work.  We do not work as  mankind once did and instead of making days longer, it makes them far shorter in perception.  Seem odd? It won't if you work really hard during the day with lots of physical activity. You should notice a difference.. the day seeming longer to you.  What is your experience with it?

Colors here in New Jersey are amazing. The brilliant scarlet of burning bushes, the deep reds and orange of the maples and the yellows of other trees are just glorious.  There is nothing as lovely as autumn I think.  How is it in your neck of the woods?

I am joining in for Friday Photos and Skywatch Friday.

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Ps. 19


These crames lift boats out of the water. Blue fence, red crane, gorgeous orange leaves!

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. Ecceliastes 3

Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent. He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; he makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind; he makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved. ...Ps. 104

“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this" Job 12

"Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing."  Isaiah 40   


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