Celebrate Mothers Day with your Dear Mother

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Celebrate Mothers Day with your Dear Mother

Mothers Day is the perfect day to celebrate
the joys of having a mother. It is the time
to make amends for not being able to spend
quality time with her. So turn your wrongs
right by making all efforts to give a perfect
Mothers Day to your mother. Think about her
likes and dislikes about gifts and idea on
celebration and act accordingly. Strive to make
Mothers Day absolutely hassle free for your mother
and take the responsibilities on yourself for a day.
Pamper her a little on this special day of hers
just as she pampers you all the year round.
Give her a warm hug and a big kiss as you wish
her a Very Happy Mothers Day!


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My Mother’s Day Feng Shui Ritual

My Mother’s Day Feng Shui Ritual

Plants and flowers make this Taurus mama happy!

Maria DeSimoneMaria DeSimone on the topics of taurus, mothers day, feng shui, blogs, astrology

Each year, when my kids ask me what I want for Mother’s Day, I offer the same immediate response: “I want to play in the dirt.”

My son, Vincent, who has both Jupiter and Saturn in Taurus and Venus in Virgo, understands. He remembers being a small child and gardening with me in our once gorgeous back yard. He can recall digging in the dirt and helping me plant seeds or pick fresh salad. He would help me water the garden, and he actually took pride in it. I do believe that boy has green-thumb potential.

My daughter Anna-Maria, on the other hand, who has no Earth in her chart, doesn’t get it. This Leo with Libra Rising wishes her mom would want to go shopping. You know. Like a normal girl.

Regardless of the excitement level (or lack thereof), my kids recognize that Mother’s Day is “mother’s” day, and for years they’ve patiently indulged my traditional dirt fest.

My Mother’s Day plant shopping ritual

We pile into my car early in the morning and take the hour-long drive to the affluent North Shore of Long Island. Here, there happens to be an absolute gem of a nursery. In fact, I think it is world famous. When I tell you this place is completely breathtaking I’m making an understatement. Rare, exotic plants, trees, flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruit trees are everywhere, along with your everyday greenery.

There’s an entire section devoted to ornate sculptures, waterfalls and any other type of outdoor accessory you could dream up. There’s outdoor furniture, gardening tools and other essentials. Everything is displayed in the most elegant, picturesque way possible.

For a few hours each Mother’s Day, I truly feel like I’ve walked across the gates of heaven.

Mother’s Day is typically Taurus

Isn’t it interesting that Mother’s Day falls each year when the Sun is in Taurus — the sign most connected to Mother Earth? My Sun is in Taurus and I have always felt most at peace when outdoors. Mothers everywhere are gifted with plants or flowers — symbols of life and beauty — on this day.

Like many Taureans, I’m a big fan of gardening. Unfortunately, since 2007 I haven’t been able to enjoy my back yard. The ugly residue of my divorce leaves me in a situation where I can no longer stand to be in it. That’s because my next door neighbors happen to be my ex-in-laws. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking right now. What a dumb newlywed move that was! Good point, well made.

Anyway …

When I was happily married my back yard was a haven. There was a gorgeous pond-less waterfall with climbing ivy, the most amazing peony bushes, a pear tree and my once-famous vegetable patch. I spent hours in my yard writing, reading, gardening and entertaining. Even sleeping.

Living in Queens, N.Y., however, the homes are close together. Neighbors are separated only by a fence, and you can always hear and see what your neighbor is doing in their yard. Not a problem when you’re on happy terms with your neighbors, but when you’re not it can get nasty.

Suffice it to say that I no longer have any capacity to experience peace or joy in my back yard. Until I’m able to afford to purchase my own home and leave this area, I’m left to reminisce about my outdoor gardening days.

My Feng Shui consultant to the rescue

But all is not lost, thanks to indoor plants! In fact, my Feng Shui consultant (yes, I have one of those, too!) taught me how to maximize the potential of strategically placed plants, flowers and even trees in my home to take full advantage of Chi (energy flow) and gain a feeling of serenity.

I have to say that my Feng Shui consultant was instrumental in helping me learn how to feel as much “at home” as I possibly can while I’m living in this energetically sticky situation.

I learned how to protect my home from anyone’s negative energy using various “cures” from the art of Feng Shui. I also learned how to attract more money, success, honors and even peace with and for my children by strategically placing plants (part of the element of Wood in Feng Shui), Fire, Metal, and Water in specific areas of my home.

The Bagua (energy map of your home) is a fascinating tool to become better acquainted with. Once mine was presented to me by my Feng Shui consultant, I was taught that one of the easiest ways to promote good Chi in your home is through plants and flowers. Thanks to Feng Shui, I once again found a way to enjoy playing in the dirt. Before this, I had largely ignored indoor gardening.

You can still garden indoors!

Thanks to my first Feng Shui consultation, however, my Mother’s Day tradition never had to miss a beat. Since then, my visits to the luxurious nursery each year have yielded a collection of the most gorgeous and rare house plants. I get to stare at them every day. They adorn my living room, office, bedrooms — even my kitchen.

Now that’s how you make a Taurus mama happy on Mother’s Day! Even though I don’t yet have my own piece of “peaceful” land outdoors, thanks to Feng Shui I’ve learned how to make indoor gardening almost as satisfying.

Eventually, when I am an official home owner, you can bet the first thing I plan on doing is maxing-out the positive Chi of my new crib with the help of my Feng Shui consultant. Well, that might be the second thing on my list.

I might need to sit in the yard and make a few mud pies first. Yep, I definitely have my priorities straight.

Mother Nature Can Be Fickle

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Mother Nature Can Be Fickle

Winter’s cold is Mother Nature’s way
Of saying, lie with me now, lay your head on my breast
It’s snow, a blanket under which to lay
Neath a crystal cover, enjoying winter’s cold caress

Frost rimed windows … Mother Nature’s art
Icy abstractions painted with frosty finesse
Crystalline concoctions that form only a part
Of Mother Natures wonderful winter largesse

Ice coated limbs of slope shouldered trees
droop drowsily down as if fallen asleep
Unable to sway in winter’s frigid breeze
Appear as white mounds, when the snow drifts deep

The stillness one hears on cold winter nights
Broken by the sudden crack of ice laden boughs
The ethereal essence of undulating northern lights
Headlights in the sky for Nature’s snowplows

All is withdrawn, in awe of Nature’s might
Willingly waiting, deep neath frozen ground
Safely sequestered, from winter’s cruel bite
In warm tunnels and burrows, til spring comes around

Mother Nature invites winter into her domain Cohabits with coldness, wantonly sleeps with Jack frost
Yet finds cold winter quickly falls to disdain
Invites in the spring…and tells winter to get lost

Mother Nature is fickle…and also the boss!

—–David Whalen

Wakey, Wakey, It’s Tuesday Morning, Time To Get Up!

“The Mother’s Prayer”

“Our Mother, whose body is the Earth,
Sacred is thy being.
Thy garden grow.
Thy will be done in our cities, as it is in nature.

Thanks be this day for food, and air, and water.
Forgive us our sins against Earth, as we are learning to forgive one
And surrender us not unto extinction, but deliver us from our folly.
For thine is the beauty, and the power, and all life, from birth to
death, from beginning to end, forever.

So be it,
Blessed be.”

1989 by Henry Horton


Blessings To All My Dearest Friends & Family! Happy Wednesday to Ya’!

The ‘BE’ Attitudes

ball14.gif (1009 bytes)Be understanding to your enemies.

ball14.gif (1009 bytes)Be loyal to your friends.

ball14.gif (1009 bytes)Be strong enough to face the world each day.

ball14.gif (1009 bytes)Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone.

ball14.gif (1009 bytes)Be generous to those who need your help.

ball14.gif (1009 bytes)Be frugal with that you need yourself.

ball14.gif (1009 bytes)Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything.

ball14.gif (1009 bytes)Be foolish enough to believe in miracles.

ball14.gif (1009 bytes)Be willing to share your joys.

ball14.gif (1009 bytes)Be willing to share the sorrows of others.

ball14.gif (1009 bytes)Be a leader when you see a path others have missed.





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Good Wednesday Afternoon, my dearest of friends!

Good Wednesday afternoon, dear friends! I am pooped! Feeding baby bobcats every two hours. When are you suppose to get any sleep? They are cute and adorable. I feed them and then I play, and I play some more. Next thing I know, it is 45 minutes away from the next feeding. Oh, boy, playing a Mother Bobcat is rough, rough, rough (oh, excuse me that’s a doggie, lol!). But very rewarding.

So let’s get on with the show………

Today’s Affirmation for Wednesday, August 22

Our relationship is like a gardener’s microclimate. If the conditions are right, both of us will grow healthily. I will nurture the ground to the best of my ability.

Today’s Thought for Wednesday, August 22

The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.

Katharine Mansfield

(1888 – 1923)

Today’s Meditation for Wednesday, August 22

Journey into Space

As a relationship grows, every so often embark on an imaginary space trip to keep your individuality intact. Close your eyes and visualize yourself as an astronaut. You will be in orbit for a  month. You are floating thousands of miles from your loved one, spending nights alone, eating good alone. You feel lonely at times – but you know that this is important work. Get used to the feeling of separation. Next time you see your loved one, you can enjoy a great reunion!

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Hey Ya’ll, It’s A Happy, Happy Day! Why? It’s FRIDAY!!! TGIF!!!

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Good Friday morning, my friends! How is everyone doing this morning? I hope super. It is a get-away day and plus it also Father’s Day Weekend! Have you got all the special men in your life their presents yet? My husband told me something a long time ago that I now use on him, lol!

When Mother’s Day rolled around one year, I asked him why he hadn’t bought me a Mother’s Day present. He turned around and told me, I wasn’t his mother that’s why he hadn’t bought me a present. I have a memory worse than an elephant. Every year, I turn the tables on him and tell him, “he’s not my daddy, hmm!” He ought to have remembered the old saying what goes around comes around, lol!

Well let’s see what we can get into real quick…..

Ah, an Irish Blessing For You, My Friends!

When the first light of sun-

Bless you.

When the long day is done-

Bless you.

In your smiles and tears-

Bless you.

Through each day of your years-

Bless you.

Have a super day, dearies!

And Father’s Day This Month – Father’s Day gift ideas for grown-ups

What to give to Dad when you’ve moved beyond the construction paper stage of your life.

By Stephanie Rogers
Thanking Dad for all he’s done for you doesn’t have to stop at a greeting card and a gift-wrapped tie. But coming up with fresh, unique ideas for Father’s Day gifts can be hard, especially when you’ve outgrown homemade construction paper cards. Instead of focusing on expensive material gifts or worrying about how to outdo your siblings, think about fun ways that you can surprise your father or spend time with him, even if you don’t live close enough for a visit. Here are 10 fun Father’s Day activitiesand gift ideas for grown children.

1. Treat him to his favorite things. If you live near your Dad and can spend the day with him, taking him out to enjoy his favorite activity is hands-down the best way to spend Father’s Day. Whether you just tag along on a fishing trip or organize an all-day outing of picnics and paintball, having you there with him will make it more special.
2. Give him a new experience. Maybe your father has always wanted to go to a music festival or a wine-tasting tour. Perhaps he’s been harboring a secret desire to learn how to paint or to visit a nearby town. Talk to him before Father’s Day arrives and try to glean some inside info that will help you craft a plan of action. We tend to focus on childhood memories when we think of our parents, but we should never stop making new ones.
3. Take a spa day. A gift certificate to a spa is traditionally more of a Mother’s Day gift, but who says men don’t want to be pampered? There’s nothing quite like a massage for sore muscles, or a nice soak in a mineral tub. He could even get an old-fashioned professional shave. Group relaxation time is great for bonding, too.
4. Do all of his chores. If your father is too busy to take the day off and spend time with you or to relax at home, help him eliminate some of his chores. Arrange to have the lawn mowed, or to have somebody else take care of his errands. Swing by and do all of the things around the house that take up the most of his time. At the very least, he’ll be able to kick back for a day — and that can be priceless.
5. Send him a video card. Live too far away to visit? Record a video greeting. This is especially fun if you can get together with your siblings, or if you have children who’d like to participate. Recount a funny story from your childhood, or just send a sincere message of love and gratitude.
6. Organize a video chat. If you can’t get home and a telephone call just isn’t enough, plan to meet via Apple FaceTime, Skype or video conferencing software. Few Father’s Day activities are as rewarding as a simple chat, and it’s nice to see each other’s faces.
7. Create a custom photo album. If you’ve got the time, going through old photographs to choose your favorite memories of your father and put them in a special album can be very rewarding. If you want to keep the originals, scan them and them use an online photo service like Shutterfly.com to design and print a custom photo book.
8. Create a montage of home videos. Many of us have drawers full of old VHS tapes or even film reels taken when we were kids. Among all of the long, boring clips of dance recitals and Christmas mornings are bound to be some funny and touching gems. If you’re tech-literate, you can likely learn how to transfer these moments onto a DVD or digital medium, or you can take it all to a video editing company.
9. Put together a personalized basket of goodies. Does Dad really need another generic gift basket full of stale crackers and salted meats? Give the standard Father’s Day gift basket a little more thought. Purchase an empty basket and fill it with things your Dad likes — specific foods, wine, movies, gift cards and small objects that will make him smile.
10. Try your hand at something creative. So maybe you’re not an artist, and you’re long beyond the age when a clay handprint is an acceptable Father’s Day gift. But something made with your own hands is just as meaningful now as it was when you were 10. Doodle, paint, sculpt or sew. If it results in a horrific mess, all the better — it will get a laugh.


What A Wonderful & Blessed Day, Happy Thursday, dear friends!

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Good morning to you! How is everyone doing this morning? I got up at 5:00 a.m., said the heck with this and went back to bed, lol! Of course, to actually get in the bed, I had to move critters. I am going to take a picture of all them asleep in the bed and post it. You will laugh your rump off. Kiki (little Pom) sleeps at the head between the pillows. Then I have Stinky (cat) and Razzy (bobcat) stretched out all over the bed. Stinker might just be a cat but he is huge too. Between the two of them, the floor looks pretty good at nights, lol!

Anyway how do you like this morning’s graphic? I had someone the other day leave me a comment. The comment stated I was the most negative person they had ever seen in their life. Threw me for a loop anyway! I didn’t think I was negative at all. I try to bring a very positive vibe everyday to the blog. They were referring to my post about “Spellcrafting, spellcasting and the Spellcaster.” I went back and re-read it and I couldn’t find anything negative about it. I still am baffled about that one.

Well I haven’t had much time to talk to you recently. So I figured what the heck I would stop and smell the roses for a minute or two. Around here all you smell is stinkweeds (ah, I see the negativity coming through now, lol!). I just have a very dry sense of humor, or so I have been told. Or perhaps they mean, I have a very strange way of looking at the world. But don’t we all? That’s what makes us individuals. I would hate to think we all thinked alike, looked alike and acted alike. What a boring world that would be!

Well speaking of boring, the only excitement I have had around here was Mother’s Day.  I figured Mother’s Day would be very quiet and peaceful. The day before, my daughter and husband caught me at the Dollar Store. They bestowed my Mother’s Day gifts there in the parking lot. She told me that she wouldn’t be out because she was staying home. They had been to Nashville the day before and her house was a mess. So she was going to clean house. So I figured since I had seen her the day before, Mother’s Day would be quiet. I didn’t think my son would make an appearance. Heck, I am just his mother why should he??? We have quiet a few new readers and I should explain this real quick. You see my son married into a very religious family and the religion isn’t mine. And he opened his big mouth and politely told them I was a witch. Well you can imagine how that went over, like a lead balloon! They don’t want him to have anything to do with me, his own mother. Up until recently he hasn’t but things have now changed in his marriage. He is starting to become close with me again. So back to the story, he up and calls on Mother’s Day. He wants to know if it would be alright for him and his dog to come out. I asked him how his dog got along with cats. He responded, “Oh, just fine!” Lying little, I let that one go! He comes out and brings the dog in the house. The first thing, Kiki tries to jump it. I caught her in mid-air. I had to hold her the whole time he was here. Everytime the dog got close to me, she would try to tear it up. I could tell this was going to be a long five hours, oh brother! We went in the living room and sit down. I looked around for the cats and didn’t see them. I thought they smelled a strange dog, they would stay hidden. Yeah, right! After about two hours of bonding with my son, here comes Razzy sneaking down the hall. Before I could even get up, she had rounded the corner and was heading for the washroom. Well my son’s dog broke loose from him and went right straight for Razzy. He pinned her up against the screen door. All you could see was fur flying and a very loud and angry bobcat shrieking. You would have to hear one to know what I am talking about. But they were both going at it in the corner of the door. Finally the dog backed off and Razzy flew to the washroom. My son’s dog had his face mauled. It was horrible. I got the paper towels and started to look at the dog. He needed stitches unfortunately. I offered to sew the dog up (since I doctor all the wild animals that come from the vets’ to me), I thought I would offer. “Heck, no!” He was taking his dog to his vet. So he left and I tracked down Razzy. She had jumped behind the dryer and couldn’t get out, not to mention she was wild. She was snarling and growling, so I knew she had to be hurt. I pulled the dryer out and as I put my leg down she smacked at my leg. I asked her who the heck did she think she was smacking at. Then she sort of calmed down. I slowly picked her up and she would occasionally growl. I would stop and talk to her and she would quit. Well I got her out and looked at her. Her shoulder was dislocated and she had been bit through her paw. I put her shoulder back in place and started making poultices to put on her paw. By this time she had jumped off the table and had run to one of the bedrooms. I was in hot pursue. I tracked her down and pulled the bed out. She did the same thing again, growling and snarling. I talked to her again and she calmed down. I picked her up and we started back to the kitchen were I could doctor her paw. Going through the living room, it was all I could do to hold her. Her back paws got loose and she cut the living crap out of my face. But I was still nice and loving. I got her to the table and I had already had a sedative out for her. I got her all doctored up and she went to sleep. While she was sleeping, I got to thinking how quickly she converted back to being wild. That scared the crap out of me. She has always had a wild side to her that I haven’t been able to reach. So I started to cry thinking she could never stay in the house. Then I remember the wonderful Goddess Bast. I prayed and prayed to Her. I asked Her to bring my Razzy back to me. After all night of praying and crying, Razzy woke up. She was not the same cat at all. She was the tamest I had ever seen her. Even now, she is still a totally new cat. Oh, how I thanked and thanked the Goddess for bringing her back to me. I gave the Goddess Bast an offering of gratitude. I even found a small figure of a cat and dedicated it to Bast and put it on my altar. I was never so happy in my life. What a miracle worker the Goddess was. She had brought Razzy back to me but even better than ever. I had told Bast about the wild streak Razzy had and how I couldn’t reach through it. But the Goddess did and Razzy has such a beautiful personality now. Oh, I still can’t get over it. I am so grateful.

I am still amazed at how something so bad could turnout to be something so good. Since that experience, I feel very humble. We all know the Goddesses exist but to actually see their work right before your very eyes. It is something else. I believe the experience left me feeling very loved because you know the Goddesses are listening and ready to help at a moment’s notice. It reassures your beliefs and also let’s you know that you matter to Them. You are truly one of Their children. It is just a wonderful feeling, I know that much. It also reassured me that my life might seem like a mess right now. But everything is going to work out. With the Goddesses on your side, how couldn’t it?