Happy New Year 2017!!! :-)

December 30th, 2016


A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. laughing0.gif

Resolutions You May Actually Keep: ha

1-Gain weight. Heck, put on 20 more lbs.
2-Procrastinate more.

3-Drink. Then, drink some more.
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4-Send e-mails, text messages, and Instant Messages while your’e on the phone at the same time with the same person. heh

5-Resolve to stop checking yer e-mail at 2:00 in the morning… 3:30 is much more..ahem…. practical.

6-Resolve to to figure out why the heck you really need 7 e-mail addresses.

7-Plan to to work with neglected children: Your own. Heh.

8-Agree to spend less than 24 hours a day blogging. 23 perhaps?

9-Resolve to Never make New Year’s resolutions again.

10-Sorry, can’t make resolutions again..ha.clock020.gif

Happy New Year sweet friends!!

May all the kindness you’ve given to others return to you many times over.
Here’s to you.

Wishing you boundless hope, love, and warmth
for your heart’s possessing and cherishing.

May someone love you so so much, they forgive your faults, are blind to your blemishes, and shout to the whole world, or anyone that will listen… listen4.gifabout your virtues.

May we all wake up in a world at peace.

Make us capable of feeling the awareness of the good Lord’s love in every captivating sunset, every flower’s petals, every kiss, and every miraculous beat of our hearts.

May you always remember to say “I love you” at least once a day.
To your husband, wife, child, parent, sister, brother, best friend, or blogging buddy.(hint, hint)

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HAPPY NEW YEAR SWEET FRIENDS!
Hugs and Kisses!

Now GO PARTY!

Chanukkah and Christmas together! 2016:)

December 19th, 2016



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Holiday Time.

Some free advice.
Don’t let stress ruin your holidays my friends.

Don’t get thrown if misunderstandings between family members increase.
If they really get to ya, sneak away.

Spend some time alone if you like.
There’s nothing like a few minutes of solitude.
Take a walk at night and gaze at the the moon and stunning stars.
Listen to your favorite music.

Have a cookie.
In fact, have two.

You may be sad or lonely if you find yourself without a loved one.

It’s all okay.
It’s all normal.

Just feel the feelings.
No need to manufacture feelings you may not have “just because “tis the season to be jolly.”
Then again, reaching out and helping others is a sure fire way to lift your spirits.

If your’e in a bit of financial bind, don’t fret that “everyone on your gift list be happy” by overspending and feeling anxious afterward.

It’s not only about opening presents, but opening your hearts.

Remember:
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith

Indulge. C’mon.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Jim Davis

Worries go down better with soup.
Jewish Proverb

Or….cake. Heh.eat-smile.gif

Most of all…the biggest challenge of the Season:
Practice forgiveness.
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Some of us, especially activitsts and bloggers, try desperately to help light the world. Perhaps, at this time……… we just need to learn how to light up our own lives.

May the lights of Chanukah and Christmas usher in a better world for all humankind.
And may love and light fill your homes and hearts this holiday season my sweet friends.

Thanksgiving 2016!

November 24th, 2016

Ah. My favorite holiday is upon us.

What am I grateful you ask?.? .Well, you did ask didn’t you? kiss Heh.

May I begin sweet friends– with Y’all. Truly.
Even though I hardly have time to post these days….You keep me goin and keep me believin.

-For my precious family and loved ones. (you know who you are..dontcha?)joy

-For our very own Constitutional government in these United States.
and yes, (sorry ACLU).biting4..
-For Capitalism, where hard working Americans can enjoy the bounty they work so arduously for.

For our liberties and laws that make our Nation the standard that almost all nations use as a yardstick of emancipation and independence.

-For having been born in America……the, most prosperous, yet the most giving……(with no apologies offered), gnasher–unquestionably the most powerful Nation on Earth.

-For our precious freedoms.
-Freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of speech that people that have emigrated from almost every other land just to taste.

-Our freedom to search for the Pursuit of our own Truth, whatever that may be.

-For our stunning national resources that sustain our charmed way of life.

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For our precious soldiers who die defending protesters, who then turn around and burn our honorable flag.

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God bless America.

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My blessing for y’all is that we ALL make our efforts– in whatever way we can to contribute to her glorious fate.

And just remember:
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. HeH.raspberry1

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Happy Thanksgiving sweet friends!girl

I am thankful for each and every one of you…I mean that deeply.

Y’all know I am the Chief Cook n Bottlewasher round here so here’s a sample of some of mah goodies…Mmmmmmmmmm.
So, who’s comin to dinner?

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Whatcha waitin fer… Go eat~!

President Donald Trump!!!

November 9th, 2016

Unstoppable.

They said he would never win the nomination.

But he did.

They said he would never win the presidency.

But he did.

All week we have been hearing how he would lose. The pundits. The news anchors. The analysts. He had it all stacked against him.

But despite all odds, after a long and brutal campaign season, Donald Trump has become the 45th President of the United States.

Trump won the White House in a remarkable show of strength by the celebrity businessman and political novice who upended American politics with his bombastic rhetoric and calls for sweeping change.

President Donald Trump!

Trump put up a 80 foot flag pole at his Mar-a-lago resort, the town told him to take it down. Guess what? He said…um….NO.

How do y’all feel about reclaiming our country’s destiny eh?

Party Time!!!

Dig in! ha

Halloween!!

October 13th, 2016


Did y’all know that 157 million people participate in Halloween, and more than 141 million buy candy? That’s almost 45 percent of the entire U.S. population filling plastic pumpkins and pillowcases with sugary goodness. Can you say Yummm!!!

Can you guess which is the most popular of all?
Reese’s peanut butter cups. My fave!

Sales neared $510 million in 2013. It’s also the most popular candy in California and Texas. M&M’s came in a close second with over $500 million in sales in 2013.

We candy lovers spend $2.1 billion on Halloween candy every year. Gullty as charged here.

More than half of the money we Americans spend on Halloween candy is used to buy….drum roll! : Chocolate !
And for all you Chocolate addicts ahem..like moi….chocolate can stay good for six to eight months past its expiration date. Who knew?
Just freeze it and you can have leftover Halloween candy all year long. Just make sure it’s tightly sealed. and wala!

We manage to gobble down between 3,500 and 7,000 calories…Yikes. But who’s counting when you can have this?

Forget your troubles and this morally inverted world we live in my friends and have a Spooktacular holiday!!!

Sept 11, 2016: Fifteen Years On

September 7th, 2016


Fifteen have passed since a perfect blue sky morning turned into the blackest of nights………….

I will NEVER forget every rescuer who died in honor, nor every single family whom I tried desperately to console and who live forever in grief.

The firefighters I had the honor to try to help heal as well the uncounted wakes and funerals I attended… with empty coffins.

Those wretching last phone calls, and funerals of sons, daughters and children.


(Photos: Courtesy AP, Newsweek, Getty)

I remember the shattered glass, the cement and steel melting in the inferno of senseless cruelty, while the hearts of humanity screamed in anguish.

I pray for you all my loyal friends- who have not given up this fight.

May God’s grace heal, unite and empower you to continue to serve with love always.

I am eternally grateful for each and every one of you.
Humbly,
Angel

Please take a few moments to watch:

Please Do not let pain crush your hearts my friends. Cherish goodness always.

Dallas PD releases touching video Tribute

July 19th, 2016

Please watch:


Saying “our heroes will never be forgotten,” the Dallas Police Department released a moving tribute video to the members of its force who were killed and wounded by a black assassin driven by racial hatred.

Dallas PD releases touching video tribute to ‘our fallen officers … our heroes’

Dear Officer,

I want you to know that I see you. I see you choose the booth in the restaurant that allows you to have your back against the wall. I see you walking to your next traffic stop while you hope that it isn’t your last.

I see you pulled over, two hours past your shift, as you finish your reports under a street light. I see you as you direct traffic in the scorching heat, the gusting snow, and the downpour of rain.

I see you being filmed every time you try to do your job. I see you as you watch mainstream media crucify your character while minimizing your cause. I see that you are tired. I see that you are frustrated and misunderstood.

I see that you are hurting as the world watches you bury your brothers and sisters that died because they were guilty of one thing; wearing a uniform with a badge. I see you. I see that you are flesh and bones just like me.

I see that you are a human being who has a heart that beats for your calling to serve and protect.

I see your cause and I want you to know that I appreciate it…..

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Tip o the hat to the Zipster

May the good Lord bless and protect you all my friends.

July 4th 2016!

July 1st, 2016

Sweet Fourth of July weekend Friends~!woodstock

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Planning a fabuloso barbeque..(gain about 5lbs) heh

and …then…….

Will drag mah crew down to the Macy’s annual show stopping fireworks display. Woot!
I can’t see it enough times.4thofjuly

Can you say Wowza!

It features more than 40,000 shells..all exploding in a 26-minute jaw-dropping spectacle.

And I mean spectacle.

The fireworks were fired from six barges on the Hudson River.
There were wall to wall people…and I mean WALL to WALL…between 24th and 50th Streets.

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And yours truly will one of them. Heh.

Here is just a snippet of years gone by…:

Red, white and boom!

Jus rememba sweet friends:

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
Moshe Dayan

Red, white and blue HUGS! sweet, patriotic, Friends!

Sooo, what are Y’all doing?( besides gaining 5 pounds, that is)

Happy Father’s DAY!!

June 19th, 2016

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He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Budington Kelland

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Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. laughing0
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“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”
Charles Wadsworth

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“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”

Theodore Hesburgh

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY Sweet Friends!

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For all of you who have, had…or are Dads:
For your generous souls
Strong, comforting arms ..and
Your wisdom of the ages.

And…For your “memorable lines”: Heh. joy

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This will hurt me a lot more than it hurts you.

Turn off those lights. Do you think I am made of money?crazysmile

You call that noise “music”?

Don’t ask me, ask your mother.laugh9

We’re not lost.
I’m just not sure where we are.i-dont-know

In MY day……

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Hugssssssssssssssssssssss…Taker easy and enjoy your day DAY!

Oh by the way..Do you have any “memorable” lines?..Heh goodvibes

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Special luvs to our Dad’s fightin the good fight for us all.

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Police at its Finest: Alejandro “Alex” Valadez R.I.P.

June 5th, 2016

Police officers fill in for slain colleague at child’s kindergarten graduation

Alejandro “Alex” Valadez Jr. never got to meet his father, so more than 20 Chicago police officers filled in to help celebrate the boy’s kindergarten graduation Friday.

Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez, was killed in the line of duty in 2009 when he and his partner were investigating a report of shots fired in West Englewood. The convicted gunman was sentenced to 125 years in prison in 2011. Valadez died three months before his son was born.

Sometimes you have to make the ultimate sacrifice,” Johnson said. “Alex Sr. did that. … He was part of the CPD family then, he’s a part of the CPD family now, you’re a part of the CPD family forever.”

After the graduation ceremony, the children were greeted by the officers, police horses and dogs, a group of firefighters and two firetrucks with their ladders raised outside the church.

“That’s what they do when they honor someone who died,” one mother explained to her child quietly.

The boy completed a second rite of passage that morning. In a corner of the parking lot behind a police van, Valadez’s family surrounded him as a handful of officers unveiled a brand new bike.

There are three kinds of people in the world. There are wolves and there are sheep. And then there are those who protect the sheep from the wolves.

To the family and loved ones of Officer Valadez. May beautiful memories comfort you always.

My loyal friends: May the “Force” be with you.


Hat Tip to the Zipster

Rest in Peace