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~***** EMHE, Don't Ever & Grow Great by Dreams ****~

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy Wednesday!

Rainy here today. Nice day to sleep in, I can only wish. My body has it's internal body clock. That and our "furbabies" wake us up. My "angel" Tux our white cat in my photo album.

Funny thing happened yesterday. To explain. Two weeks ago I got a letter from the ASPCA and there is a bill they are trying to pass that would give Puppy Mills in my state more lenient laws. So they had information for me to write to my State Representative. So I did. Her name is Tina Davis. I got a letter from her office saying she will not support the new laws. She even wrote a personal note at the bottom of the letter.

So yesterday she called me. I was a little confused because I have put calls into a few organizations. I thought she was from one of them. She said she was calling about the Puppy mill law and wanted to make sure I knew she wouldn't support it.

Before she hung up she asked if there was anything else she could do. So I mention the electric issue and some how we were talking about the house I wanted to get fixed so I could have more freedom to move around or go to the bathroom for a shower even.

I have mentioned before I applied for Extreme Makeover Home Edition. While I doubt they would pick me I tried anyway. They usually like people with children or who do a lot in their community. She mentioned there is a township renovation for people who can't afford it. She gave me the number to call.

I called and I have to fill out an application and that there is a long waiting list. But, heck maybe I have a better chance of getting things done with them. So I am sort of excited. I would LOVE a shower or to use the toilet. So I am holding on to that Dream.

Speaking of Dreams these two post I found so true and a newer song you may like. Have a Wonderful Day!

~* Don't Ever *~
Author: Unknown

Don't ever be reluctant to show your feelings when you're happy, give in to it.
When you're not, live with it.

Don't ever be afraid to try to make things better you might be surprised at the results.

Don't ever take the weight of the world on your shoulders.

Don't ever feel threatened by the future take life one day at a time.

Don't ever feel guilty about the past what's done is done. Learn from any mistakes you might have made.

Don't ever feel that you are alone there is always somebody there for you to reach out to.

Don't ever forget that you can achieve so many of the things you can imagine.

It's not as hard as it seems.

Don't ever stop loving don't ever stop believing, don't ever stop dreaming your dreams


*** Grow Great by Dreams ***
Author: Unknown

The question was once asked of a highly successful businessman: "How have you done so much in your lifetime?"

He replied, "I have dreamed. I have turned my mind loose to imagine what I wanted to do. Then I have gone to bed and thought about my dreams. In the night I dreamt about my dreams. And when I awoke in the morning, I saw the way to make my dreams real. While other people were saying, 'You can't do that, it isn't possible,' I was well on my way to achieving what I wanted." As Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the U.S., said: "We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers."

They see things in the soft haze of a spring day, or in the red fire on a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nourish them through bad days until they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true."

So please, don't let anyone steal your dreams, or try to tell you they are too impossible.

"Sing your song, dream your dreams, hope your hope and pray your prayer."

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FLYER99 3/17/2011 8:14AM

    Hi Willow! Isn't it amazing how some things just happen. I believe that God has a plan. We just need to "hold on" and wait for it. My thoughts and prayers to you all as always. Bob.
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INFLATED 3/17/2011 12:58AM

    Oh WILLOWWINDS, I pray God has given you the answer through this woman.

When I was young. I wanted a horse. I found an old horseshoe and stuck it under my pillow. I began having difficulty in grade school because I was trying to overachieve to the point I was waking every night and throwing up in bed. My Mom told the teachers not to give me any extra credit work. The doctor told my parents I needed a diversion and they bought a pony for me.

When I was 9 we moved and at the new place, the pony had a heavily-wooded lot. Dad was afraid the pony would step in a hole or injure himself on the lot, plus we had to buy most of what he ate because there was little grass in the woods. Dad convinced me that it would be best to sell my pony.

In my teen years I still wanted a horse. I had horse statues on a bookcase and on the tops of furniture in my bedroom. One night, I dreamed I was handed the reins of a bridle and given a horse. In my sleep, I had taken hold of a chain on a statue. The chain was supposed to be the bridle reins on a ceramic horse statue. When I woke up, I pulled the statue off the nightstand and it broke.

Years later, a riding academy opened about a quarter of a mile from where we lived, but across the lake we lived by. I rode my bike across the bridge and told Mom I was going to see my friend. I was shoveling manure at the riding academy to get to ride for free. It turned into a job for me at age 13. The owner saw how serious I was and that I worked hard. He gave me a registered Appaloosa gelding. Dreams do come true! I sold my horse at age 18 when I enlisted.

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GRACEISENUF 3/16/2011 4:49PM

    Dreams and faith go hand in hand and I am believing with you!

Glad to be back sparking again!

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LISAWILLBEFIT 3/16/2011 3:41PM

    I am excited for you.That would be wonderful.I am praying for you.

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JILLYBLOOP 3/16/2011 3:19PM

    Oh Hooray Willow,
Something that seems like good news for you, at long last!! You SO deserve some luck for a change.

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STEVENGO2 3/16/2011 12:38PM

    I have a dream... And I WILL make it come true. I have not driven in 7 years due to the lost of a car because of bankruptcy. I dream that sometime this Spring or Summer I WILL own a car again so I can visit my Mom in her skilled care home! That is my dream for now. Now I just have to take the steps I need to reach that dream.

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JDFAN448HS 3/16/2011 12:27PM

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Be the architect of your dreams. Wishing and hoping that all your dreams come true soon. Really appreciated your story and the others you have posted. Cheers, Cheryl

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DEE107 3/16/2011 11:51AM

    have a good day and hope you get your house renavated for you

praying for you and hubby hugs

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MARTY728 3/16/2011 9:30AM

    Have a blessed day!

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~** Intertwining Roots -- The Redwoods ~ An Must Read Inspiring Story**~

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

I have to share one thing I saw on facebook yesterday. I have 3 nieces. One is my oldest brother's daughter, one my second brother and one from my sister. I only have one nephew from my second brother. All my nieces and nephew post on facebook. I find it a nice way to keep in touch. Now my Nephew and niece from my second brother I didn't see much growing up.

He posted this on facebook yesterday and I couldn't have been prouder. Here is what he posted.

"The Girl you just called fat? She has been starving herself & has lost over 30lbs. The Boy you just called stupid? He has a learning disability & studies over 4hrs a night. The Girl you just called ugly? She spends hours putting makeup on hoping people will like her. The Boy you just tripped? He is abused enough at home. There's a lot more to people than you think. Put this as your status if you're against bullying"

It made me think of this older song.


I have this WONDERFUL Story for you today. I simply loved it. Enjoy!

~** Intertwining Roots -- The Redwoods **~
-Author Unknown

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

You probably know that the giant redwood trees grow only on the West coast of America. No place else on this earth. My wife and I drove out o one of those groves while traveling between Sacramento and San Francisco.

The strength and size of those trees are stunning. They are giants... standing so close together that their branches seem to filter the sun right out of the day, and their towering tops brush the clouds from the sky.

If that seems too poetic ... go stand there yourself. The majesty of it all demands talk in whispers between the long moments of silent staring.

And in your heart you keep repeating, "Only God..."

Most of the trees have burn and char scars, recalling difficulties past.

Some even have huge caverns carved out of their middles by gutting fires

... so big that two or three people can stand inside ... but they still grow, so full of life they can't be killed. And that makes all the scars seem unimportant.

We wandered over to the tree that Colonel Armstrong discovered. It towered 308 feet over us. That's more than 30 stories tall! It's been alive 1,400 years, which means that when Columbus discovered America, that tree was already 900 years old.

It's as if one day God said, "I think I'll build a tree. Who cares if it takes 500 years or a thousand or whatever. I just want a tree.

Who's counting?" Don't you suppose that He has some of the same patience with your growth? Character takes time ... and scars. But God keeps going for the ultimate and that's part of what He meant when He said, "And he shall be like a tree."

So what's the secret of the redwood? How can it last so long and endure so much? Unlike the palm tree whose tap root goes down into the ground as deep as the tree is tall (30 feet up... 30 feet down), the redwood has no tap root at all. That's why you never see a redwood standing alone.


They are always in clusters ... in groups called groves. The might of the tree is not in itself. Here is its strength ...for every foot in height it grows up, the redwood tree sends its roots, not down, but three times that distance ...OUT!

That's right... OUT!

If the tree is 300 feet tall, its roots go 900 feet out ... intertwining with all the groping roots from the other redwoods in the grove. By the time a few hundred years go by, those fellow-shipping roots are so woven with one another, there is no way a tree could fall down. It is held up by the strength of its brothers and sisters.

So how long will you grow? How tall will you be? What trials will be yours? Who's counting? I just heard God say, "I think I'll build a tree...and he shall not stand alone." What a beautiful picture of the church. Alone we are vulnerable and can easily fall, but together, our lives woven and intertwined and through time strengthen each other and support each other. So together we stand, scars and all, bound by the love of the Savior.

I {Jesus} am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me because of their testimony. My prayer for all of them is that they will be one, just as you and I are one, Father--that just as you are in me and I am in you, so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me. (John 17:20-21 NLT)

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CHRYS13 3/15/2011 7:31PM

    Another blessing, Willow! What a powerful tale of the redwood.
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LISAWILLBEFIT 3/15/2011 6:56PM

    You should be proud o your nephew.At his age to post that is a wonderful thing.Lisa

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LEAKAY59 3/15/2011 6:06PM

    What a beautiful boy your nephew is, Willow! How very proud you must - and should (!) be!

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CINDYCHARLENE 3/15/2011 5:44PM

    Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing all this blog. It made my day!

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PAWKETS 3/15/2011 2:00PM

    Enjoyed the story
You have a special nephew to post about bullying

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FLYER99 3/15/2011 1:33PM

    Hi Willow! Thanks for that wonderful story. I don't get on Facebook much, only to play a game or two, but if you have a lot of family it's a great way to keep in touch. God Bless! Bob.

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ONEDERWOMAN73 3/15/2011 12:13PM

    How lovely!

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DEE107 3/15/2011 11:52AM

    thanks for sharing and love this song thanks for sharing

been praying for you and hubby and praying for a micrale

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~** Husband and Birthdays **~

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Monday!

A little overcast here in today. My nurse (Linda) was here early today and it has made me late in posting. Tsk Tsk on me LOL.

Today my husband turned 45 years old! I keep calling him an old cart. Yes I switch one of the letter in that last word as not of offend anyone. Linda bought him some recess cups for his birthday. They are my Husband's favorite.

Not much going on here. My legs and feet are acting up from the neuropathy. So I think after I get done with the paperwork I have to do I may take a nice break and watch a movie or read and elevate them.

Today's Song and Post are dedicated to my husband. Because I had no gift material wise I read this to him this morning over his coffee. He didn't say much which he never does. But I did see a smile on his face and it was all I needed to see.

Have a Wonderful Day!


~*~ It Is ~*~
by: Author Unknown

It's nice to know that you're secured with that someone. That even if the rain is pouring hard and the sky is almost dark, he'll never leave you just so you won't feel alone. Even if his friends had left him (and even if he has to be somewhere else) he'd still stay by your side, just so you won't feel alone.

It's so good to know that you have someone who'll be willing to help you cope up in every frustrations you're having. Every depressing moments, every down moments, every self-worthless-realization moments, he'd be there, not because you want someone to be with you, but because he wants to be with you.

It's great to know when a person appreciates every little thing you do. Even a smile would mean a lot to him, just because you own that smile. And that even if no words are expressed as long as the eyes understand, you'd be able to communicate, just like that.

It's overwhelming when a person tells you that he loves you for who you are. He may not have an answer when you ask him why, but really, he doesn't have to have reasons for loving you.

It's more grateful to know that someone is grateful to have you. We don't choose the people who enter our lives, so it must be luck that you have that person, then you have to be thankful. It may just be coincidence or fate, but whatever the reason is, you have to be thankful in having him the same way he is thankful for having you.

It's a wonderful feeling when you're on the verge of giving up the things you've worked hard for, someone isn't just helping you carry the weight on your shoulders, but he carries it on his own because he'd also be in pain when you are in pain. And then you'll realize, trials would all be worth it as long as you have him, not because he would do things for you, but because you gather all the strength you need, in him and his love.

It's a superb feeling when one is willing to take the risks just so you'll be happy. Unselfishness rule in him just so happiness would take over you.

It's a nice feeling that when you're apart, and days seem to be long, that person misses you. Yes, you might feel bad about not being with each other, but knowing that you feel the same way would drive those blues away, thinking, you'd fight over that feeling because you're looking forward to seeing each other, and that's something to be happy about.

It's a great feeling when he wants to be with you because of the happiness you have when you're together. That even if corny jokes and senseless stories are told, it won't matter as long as you're together.

It's a lovely feeling when someone thinks about your future, with or without him. He cares and he cares enough to think of you and what you'll be someday. But of course, he also wants to be in it someday.

It's a nice feeling when you can be who you really are with that person. No pretentions, no lies, no hypocrisy, because he accepts you for who you are. You can be funny, you can be embarrased, but it won't matter coz it doesn't matter to him. Trust and faith in each other keeps you alive. And it will always do.

It's good to know that you have someone who'll not have the intentions of breaking your heart. Instead, he would be willing to mend it, picking up the broken pieces of your heart that your past love have scattered in the ground. He may not be able to put the pieces back to where they really belong, but you shouldn't mind, because he had repaired that heart of yours, and he fixed it in his own way. He loves you in his own way, not the way your past did. He fixed your heart in a different way, to keep you from feeling the pains of your past heartache and to make you feel, the love, that he's unselfishly giving.

It's a great feeling when that person has every effort to let you feel what he feels for you. Because of the distractions, you may not hear him shout it to the world, but as long as you feel it, his efforts has paid off, big time. And when you feel the same way too... He'd feel as if he's the luckiest person alive.

... when in fact, you're more blessed to have him.

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    Happy Belated Birthday to your DH

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you both too.

Keep up your great work, as you always have some fantastic blogs


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INFLATED 3/15/2011 7:39PM

    Happy Birthday to your husband. If you printed out what you wrote, I hope he carries it in his wallet or frames it. Christ is first in my life, then my husband. Without Jesus, we can do nothing. My hubby will be 60 the first day of Spring.

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CHRYS13 3/15/2011 7:27PM

    What a grand and glorious present!
I hope your dh had a wonderful birthday!
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1CRAZYDOG 3/15/2011 10:54AM

    AWWWW . . . what a wonderful present. Happy birthday to your DH.

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MINDYJ1 3/15/2011 10:21AM

    You made me cry this morning Willow, lol. Beautiful! Happy Birthday to your hubby! emoticon

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 3/15/2011 9:56AM

    I hope things are going better for you--Happy Birthday to your DH. Such a beautiful birthday present you gave to him! The ones from the heart are the very best of all! Hope you have a great day.

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LISAWILLBEFIT 3/14/2011 8:06PM

    Happy Birthday to your DH.I hope you feel better soon.Have a great day

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FLYER99 3/14/2011 6:58PM

    Hi Willow! That story was the best present you could have offered DH. I know I would love to have someone read that to me. Maybe someday. God Bless and may DH have a wonderful birthday! Bob.

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JUDE322 3/14/2011 6:18PM

  what a wonderful birthday present. you are lucky to have each other.

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SALLYKWITT 3/14/2011 5:45PM

    You did a great job on your husband's birthday present.



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DEE107 3/14/2011 4:09PM

    Happy Happy Birthday dear Hubby I hope he has many many more .. thanks for the great music

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FVHORVATH 3/14/2011 2:52PM

    May he have many more! I am sure he knows how much you love to select a wonderful poem like this.

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STEVENGO2 3/14/2011 2:15PM

    I hope that you do not mind if I preach a little on your blog Willow. But that He in my life is Jesus and God and the Holy Spirit. They have picked up the broken pieces of my heart so many times. Thanks to Him I am still able to risk being hurt in the relationships that I have here with the images of Him. Trust is hard for me, I have been hurt in the past, but I keep on going and love those whom Jesus puts in my life. I will not give up on those who are in my life~given to me by Jesus.

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~* Gods's Embroidery *~

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Sunday!

Lovely weather here in the East. My husband is going to my sister's today to finish painting.

I almost passed out yesterday. My husband was getting a snack which normally can be cereal, cheese or toast with peanut butter and jelly. He came in the living room and he was eating an orange! (sarcasm) His body must have gone into shock wondering what was happening. He gives me trouble when I try to get him to eat fruit or vegetables.

I have some grapefruit I have been enjoying. My nurse gave me some as well as my sister. I make sure not to take it around my thyroid time. Normally lunch. I am almost out of apples. We have a lot of canned fruit I will go to next. I just need to rinse them because of the heavy syrup they come with sometimes.

As for the rest of the day I am going to enjoy it because I have a bunch of calls and paper work lined up for tomorrow. Still having issues with this foreclosure issue and I got a letter from our lawyer. If I want them to defend it I have to pay them $350. or send them a receipt of payment for the 3 months we are behind. We did make one payment but the other 2 I am waiting on our income tax refund.

I applied for energy and food help but it was on line and I have to follow up on it tomorrow. When I tried to call about it the one woman was snippy saying I have to apply on line first. I really hate asking places for help. I find it embarrassing. We are out of so much here. I had to ask my sister for toilet paper. Hoping to get to the pantry tomorrow. We are running low on gas though so we have to limit they all in one trip.

I don't feel down or anything. I can't help but see all that the people in Japan are going through and it really puts things in perspective. I keep telling my husband if I had to go through these struggles I am happy I am doing it with him. We have each other and that is all that counts.

Have a Wonderful Day!

This is a repeat song. One of my favorites.


~* Gods's Embroidery *~
-Author Unknown

When I was a little boy, my mother used to embroider a great deal. I would sit at her knee and look up from the floor and ask what she was doing. She informed me that she was embroidering. I told her that it looked like a mess from where I was. As from the underside I watched her work within the boundaries of the little round hoop that she held in her hand, I complained to her that it sure looked messy from where I sat.

She would smile at me, look down and gently say, "My son, you go about your playing for a while, and when I am finished with my embroidering, I will put you on my knee and let you see it from my side." I would wonder why she was using some dark threads along with the bright ones and why they seemed so jumbled from my view. A few minutes would pass and then I would hear Mother's voice say, "Son, come and sit on my knee." This I did only to be surprised and thrilled to see a beautiful flower or a sunset. I could not believe it, because from underneath it looked so messy.

Then Mother would say to me, "My son, from underneath it did look messy and jumbled, but you did not realize that there was a pre-drawn plan on the top. It was a design. I was only following it. Now look at it from my side and you will see what I was doing."

Many times through the years I have looked up to my Heavenly Father and said, "Father, what are You doing?" He has answered, "I am embroidering your life." I say, "But it looks like a mess to me. It seems so jumbled. The threads seem so dark. Why can't they all be bright?" The Father seems to tell me, "'My child, you go about your business of doing My business, and one day I will bring you to Heaven and put you on My knee and you will see the plan from My side."

Addendum -- Matthew 6:26 (NASB) "Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?"

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MISSPEACHES3 3/13/2011 8:27PM

    I liked the "~* God's Embroidery *~"

I remember my Mother did embroidery when I was very young. I also remember thinking the same thing (messy underneath)as I sat on the floor and looked up at my Mother's handy work.

I have some of Mom's embroidery work in my home and I shared some of it with my older Sister.

This is a good reminder of God working with the mess that we are and look how good we look when He is done.

May you be blessed, today and always,

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DEE107 3/13/2011 4:19PM

    lol thanks for sharing

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DEE107 3/13/2011 4:19PM

    lol thanks for sharing

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FLYER99 3/13/2011 3:37PM

    Hi Willow. A couple of things you said really struck home with me. I do not know why people that one calls for help over the phone get so snippy. I mean, they have a job, they know what they are there to do. I have run into this more times than I can count, especially when dealing with government agencies. And especially when I was looking after my Mom. It was awful at times. I pray for them. The other comment you made was that you are going through your troubled times together with your DH. It made me happy yet sad as I have nobody to share my hard times with. But, I am happy for friends like you on Spark People and that gives me great happiness. God Bless you all! Bob.

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MINDY502 3/13/2011 2:43PM

    Glad you are having a good day and that you are not down. So true that sometimes our struggles seem nothing compared to what others are going through and my heart goes out to those in Japan and what they are suffering. Hope eveything works out for you and may God carry you through this time and you feel his peace! God Bless you!

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INFLATED 3/13/2011 2:36PM

    I have been reading different things on Spark People and the word embroidery keeps popping up. Willow can you embroider?

Some put monograms on pillowcases and in the 1950's there were scarves for on the tops of dressers that had embroidery close to each end. Handkerchiefs, pillow cases, tea towels were embroidered. If one was good at it, esty is a site where you might be able to sell it.

I keep brainstorming, WILLOWWINDS. We have been feeling a tough financial pinch since the end of December. When I make a suggestion, I myself wonder if I could try it and make some money.

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GRANDKATZ 3/13/2011 2:35PM

  Thank you for the reminder. Today while grocery shopping, I remarked to the fellow stocking the produce aisle how expensive everything has gotten over the past month. His reply was "aren't you grateful that you live in Canada where we have an abundance of food and face no natural disasters". That made me stop and give a thanks to God for living in a free country with all that I need.

I am sending you good wishes that you will keep your home, will have food and all that you need.


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    Love your new background. It's gorgeous. Be blessed and be well my friend. Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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STEVENGO2 3/13/2011 1:39PM

    I am happy to read a positive blog from you today, Willow!

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CHRYS13 3/13/2011 12:24PM

    Oh, dear Willow....what a lesson for all of us! So often we want what we have planned for our lives, rather than that praying "Thy will be done"!
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BRADIA 3/13/2011 11:11AM

    Happy sunday for you too God bless

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Happy Saturday!

It is very nice weather here in the east. It has been nice we have had our heater off for several days. Today my husband is going to my sisters to work a little on her yard and she needs some painting done on her foundation. My Brother in law has bad knees and can not doing it.

Remember Saturday morning cartoons? I use to watch "Bugs bunny and Company" all the time. Another favorite of mine was "Tom and Jerry". I even watched a few old ones "Marine Boy" and "Johnny Socko and his flying Robot". Now I can't believe kids watch a sponge. The animation now is so bad I think a child could make it.

I am late today because I thought it might be fun to do a "Blast from the Past"
I have always been an avid fan of Walt Disney Movies. I use to have them all on VHS. We ended up selling them when we were having financial problems. I can't wait until I can see Tangled, their latest.

~** Some history about Walt Disney **~

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney (December 5, 1901 December 15, 1966)
Disney died of lung cancer in Burbank, California, on December 15, 1966. The following year, construction began on Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. His brother Roy Disney inaugurated the Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971.

Disney became the cartoonist for the school newspaper. His cartoons were very patriotic, focusing on World War I. Disney dropped out of high school at the age of sixteen to join the Army, but the army rejected him because he was underage.

After his rejection from the army, Walt and one of his friends decided to join the Red Cross. Soon after he joined The Red Cross, Walt was sent to France for a year, where he drove an ambulance, but not before the armistice was signed on November 11, 1918.

In 1919, Walt, hoping to find work outside the Chicago O-Zell factory, left home and moved back to Kansas City to begin his artistic career. After considering becoming an actor or a newspaper artist, he decided he wanted to create a career in the newspaper, drawing political caricatures or comic strips. But when nobody wanted to hire him as either an artist or even as an ambulance driver, his brother Roy, who worked at a bank in the area, got a temporary job for him at the Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio through a bank colleague.

At Pesmen-Rubin, Disney created ads for newspapers, magazines, and movie theaters. It was here that he met a cartoonist named Ubbe Iwerks. When their time at the Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio expired, they were both without a job, and they decided to start their own commercial company.

The Walt Disney Company - now a mega-empire whose profits (yes, profits!) are $1.3 billion - was the creation of a high school drop out who suffered bankruptcy 4 times and suffered repeated financial and business disasters. He never gave up.

Here are some of my favorite Disney Movies. These are just a few. Of course the music in each one is my favorite part so they are musical scenes.

I hope you Enjoy them as much as I did.
OH and on the funny side after researching my husband now has the songs in his head. LOL.


















***My all Time Favorite Movie***







**My favorite Character**

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:


    VERY INTERESTING blog, but we've come to expect that!

Keep up the great work
Sorry I'm so far behind!


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DAWNWATERWOMAN 3/13/2011 12:53AM

    Thanks for this wonderful blog. You made my heart smile today. Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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STEVENGO2 3/13/2011 12:13AM

    My nephew Mike played LeFou during his Junior year in High Scool from the musical Beauty and the Beast. It was an awesome show!

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SOULOFADANCER 3/12/2011 9:40PM

    Yes I loved my Saturday morning cartoons. It is also how we learned grammar through SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK.
I still catch them online and via DVD
When I watch Bugs Bunny now and Tom and Jerry I laugh at the violence LOL
I mean anvils landing on the head?
Who thought that up?
I mean as kids we didn't know how absurd it was it was just funny!!
As an adult I shake my head and laugh that I know the name of the piece and the composer to the classical background music when Bugs is being chased! emoticon
Have a great weekend!

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TWEETYKC00 3/12/2011 9:38PM

    loved this blog! it looks like you would have been a fan of Simply Mad About the Mouse, too. that was a good special with all the Disney music.

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FLYER99 3/12/2011 8:32PM

    Hi Willow! Wow, I must congratulate you on this blog, it must have been a ton of work... but happy work I bet. I loved the old cartoons. I don't watch the new ones. Here we have a channel called Teletoon Retro which I watch as it has all the old cartoons. My fave was the Roadrunner and I like Elmer Fudd. Also Goofy! He WAS a goof, haha, but a cute one. Have a super day and I pray you all are well! Bob.

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ECONLADY 3/12/2011 6:16PM

    I agree animation has gone down hill. I think it is because it is done by computers and more interest in money than quality. The old Disney animated films were hand drawn.

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MARTY728 3/12/2011 4:32PM

    Thanks! I also LOVE Disney! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEE107 3/12/2011 1:12PM

    thanks for sharing

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HARTKITTY 3/12/2011 11:20AM

    Thank you for these I enjoyed my walk down memory lane again. By the way I'm a great fan of second hand shops its amazing what you can find so just keep looking and slowly slowly you can get all your favorite movies back again. I live in South Africa and so have to import a lot of my stuff but Amazon is amazing for finding old movies.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/12/2011 10:53AM

    Glad your sis was able to help ou out to pay your insurance. Utility companies are so noncompassionate! Their attitude is "We can do what we want so we will." **SIGH**

I remember all those cartoons! And I used to love (well, still do!) the old Laurel & Hardy movies. They are a hoot! Gotta agree w/you about the animation today . . . definitely not as good.


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1CRAZYDOG 3/12/2011 10:51AM

    Glad your sis was able to help you out to pay the insurance bill. I am shocked that ut8ilities are so inflexible, but I guess the prevailing attitude is: "We do it because we CAN!" **SIGH**


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