Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
I am going to string them - maybe with some beads, but I had to take some pictures once I knew I hit 1000.
A cup of coffee - some yogurt - and this morning Richard brought me a yummy pastry for breakfast. So I am going to enjoy this last morning (back to work tomorrow) - even though I still have so much to do around the house. It will be there later - right?
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
She's not a black cat that will bring you bad luck if she crosses your path . . . she is none other than Stella who will bring you joy and laughter if you can tolerate her personality and antics. I am not a superstitious person - oh I have my own silly things I do that I guess could be considered to be superstitions - but I do not believe in bad luck, or that Friday the 13th is a day to worry about. Any day that is associated with a black cat can't be all bad. So here's to today - and here's to a three day weekend!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
These sandwiches were delicious. I had some pork chops that I needed to use - so I just threw them in the crock pot with homemade BBQ sauce and added cheese and peppers to make sandwiches.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
The crane in Japan is a mystical or holy creature that is said to live for a thousand years. Ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand cranes will be granted a wish - such a a long life or recovery from an injury or illness.
The 1000 cranes are traditionally given as a wedding gift from the father who is wishing a thousand years of happiness and prosperity for the couple getting married. They can also be gifted to a baby for a long life and good luck.
A Senbazuru is a group of 100 cranes held together by strings. Hanging a Senbazuru in ones home is said to be a powerful lucky and benevolent charm.
In western countries the has been extended to giving the cranes to cancer patients and to using them at funerals and on graves.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I counted my cranes today and folded a few more. I was online this morning and remembered the story of Sadako Sasaki - I couldn't remember her name, but it didn't take me long to find it and her story.
I have a lot on my mind today . . . a little origami therapy was just what I needed.
"I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world." ~ Sadako Sasaki
Friday, January 6, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Two minutes in the microwave and you have a wonderful warmer. I actually took mine to bed with me last night just to help me get warm . . . when I finally went to bed at 2:00 . . .