What a fantastic voice. Listening and dreaming of Maui. The island dwellers are so fortunate. The middle of Texas lacks a lot. When I listen to Brudda IZ I can transport my entire being to the Islands.
First time in many months I have been able to kick back like this.
I am leaving on a 7-day cruise today on the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas. I am taking my electronic book/library with me and Bruddah Iz's music to listen to while I relax on deck. I am still debating if I am taking the computer, or not.
Bon Voyage! Do take the computer with you so that you can post pictures and we can follow along with you on your cruise - it would be the next best thing to being on board with you! What are your ports of call? I hope you and Gail have lots of fun.
Great time of year for a cruise. Get away from all the hustle and bustle.
I have ordered a "Nook" for my own gift from Barnes & Noble. Got an email that it should be delivered tomorrow. I can hardly wait. Ordered it 11/2/09 and haven't purchased reading material since waiting for its arrival. It is at least 10 days late. I'm as excited as a child on Christmas Eve. Kelly and I are taking Erin to see Payton in Nutcracker tonight as she dances with a professional company at Bass Hall. Erin is also taking dance and she always has Mike and I mimic her most recent lesson when she is here. All of the men are going to be watching the Dallas Cowboys, YUK!
We enjoyed it immensely. Especially 3 year old Erin. She tried to mimic their dances in her seat. We were trying to keep her from getting in the way of the people behind us. Of course, we weren't able to see Payton in her rat costume as there were some 8 rats. When asked her favorite, Erin said, "the rats of course". hahahah Only because we had told her Payton was one of them.
I took my children, Kelly and Marcus, to see The Nutcracker when they were small.
Now Marcus' child, Payton is in a performance and Erin, Kelly's grandchild is enamored with it.
I am so glad you had fun, christi!! Little children do tend to get very excited, and are sometimes hard to control!
how is your weather now?
i'm sending smiles to you from a hot and sunny Mozambique!!
Yes I did, Isaac. Am praying for her. Met her at RJ's when we went to Houston to hook up with IslandShari when she was on a lay over. 228 miles on way and worth every inch of the trip. Jeanne is a sweetheart. So is Amanda, pepper23. I have met a lot of extra, extra special souls here on DG.
Middle Isaac is right up there at the top. hahahahaha
It is 32 today so another good time to listen to Brudda IZ.
Awww, thanks Christi, you have made my day!
I remember seeing pictures of that time you all got together, and i am sure it was worth the trip. Speaking of Shari, i haven't seen her post in quite a while, have you heard anything from her lately?
I am also praying for Jeanne, she is a precious soul. she and i have become good friends through Dmail, we send each other prayer requests.
i haven't had much contact with Amanda, just recently i have noticed her posting regularly. And you are right, there are a lot of wonderful people on this website. Thank you Dave and team for giving us this opportunity to become friends!!!!
I too love Brudda IZ. I have one of his CD's. I love to listen to his music!
While in the hospital I watched their CARE channel on my tv. They had soft music, pictures of the islands, blow hole, waterfalls, tropical flowers, birds, and butterflies and ate fresh pineapple at every meal! Guess where I pretended I was...It was raining outside...good time to be inside anyway. God was watering most of my flowers. (We have to water the rest next week.)
Hi, sorry it took me so long to get back to you! i was really sick with this bout of malaria, but thankfully i am better now. my joints are now only stiff with a headache. the high fever, nausea, and very sore body is now better. i want to sincerely thank you for your prayers and support, you guys mean so much to me!! thanks too that i can unload with you guys, and i know you really care about me and that is so refreshing and wonderful to know! thank you again.
its such a pity i got this malaria, i was so healthy! but it was kind of my fault, because i would sometimes forget to put bugspray on when i work in the garden. and our garden abounds with mosquitoes, especially around my ferns. so my mom read me the law concerning bugspray, now i will spray at least three times a day. also, though i hate insecticides, we will spray the garden once a week for mosquitoes. this all should help to prevent me getting it again. 2010 is a new year, and I AM NOT going to get malaria 7 or 8 times again, and that is that!!!
i want to wish you all an early Happy New Year!!! May the Lord lead and be with each of you in this new year!
you are my dear friends, and i am grateful for you all!
I'm sitting outside with my laptop computer, my breakfast and my coffee. It's currently sunny and 68F (20C). I haven't posted much since I returned from my cruise 10 days ago. I have been reading and lurking but I never had the "luxury" of writing and participating in the discussions. Today and tomorrow should be quiet and restful. I need it once in a while. I have also neglected my garden. The plants in the ground are on autopilot and thriving: weeds and all. The plants in pots need water NOW. I will be doing that a bit later on.
As some of you may know, I am a realtor. I was driving clients around yesterday and after seeing 4 houses and driving around all afternoon, we ran out of things to say. I asked if I could play music and they agreed. I turned on the CD player, where one of Bruddah IZ's CD is always ready to go. It turns out they are fans of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. They couldn't believe it when I sang along with him in Hawai'ian. It was fun.
Lastly, Gail joins me in wishing each and everyone of you a peaceful, safe, healthy and prosperous New Year.
We love you too, Christi!! I know this has been a very hard year for you, and i hope you will now be able to move on. Of course the memories will always be there, but know that i am praying for you.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!! May this new year be full of new beginnings for you, and may each of you be led by the Lord in your lives. Happy gardening!
Wow, sounds bouncy! our weather does it sometimes, but not usually. right now it is very hot here, but i am not complaining!! i love the summer, because i can swim, enjoy the beach, and my garden flourishes!
We are sharing a little of that cold with you Amanda. This week it is going to be 19 or 20 deg F either Fri or Sat morning. I will have to cover the plants on the patio even with the plastic up as the plastic only adds about ten deg. so that would still be below freezing. Not my idea of fun. That is why I came SOUTH! LOL!
Hope everyone is well! Isaac I hope that you are feeling better. I'm finally beginning to feel a little stronger.
Good luck, Jeanne! i am so glad to hear that you are feeling a bit stronger, thats great! i am back to normal again, just a bit thinner. my friends won't get off my case because i lost so much weight. but in a couple of weeks i will have regained it without a problem.
Isaac, friends are a mixed blessing. Do what you have to and let them talk. Your true friends will not get on your case for anything. They only see Isaac, not emaciated Isaac, not sick Isaac, just Isaac. Keep those close to your heart.
We are facing a definite risk of frost tonight, as the temperatures are scheduled to drop to 32 Farenheit (0 Celsius). I will definitely have to bring in some of my treasures tonight. HUGH! This is SOUTH Florida. We shouldn't have to do stuff like that. I feel cheated, somehow.
LOL. Well, I have more snow coming in tomorrow. Up to 7 inches of the dry snow then after that rolls thru we will have 40 mph winds. When the wind is blowing I will be thinking of you all down South. LOL
That frosty weather up north has dropped down here a bit too. We're having lows in the mid to low 60's and that is COLD for us. I don't have the clothes or the blankets for this, I've been sleeping in sweats with every blanket in the house piled on, my hot water bottle and 2 cats on my feet. I know, I can hear the tiny violins playing from those up north. I hope your plants survive and nothing is lost, that would be horrible.
I brought a lot of potted plants yesterday. The temperature in Delray Beach (FL) dropped to 28F (-2C) during the night. It has been going up a bit since the sun rose over an hour ago. I will go outside later to see what was damaged. I don't relish that inspection.
Feeling philosophical this morning. Watched a piece on national news last night that predicts our labor market will never be the same. I agree with that and am sorry for all of those millions caught in this vice. I have taken every precaution I can for my plants and yet I am sure that the landscape will look quite different this coming summer. Things that have made it through several winters will not withstand teens and single digit temps. Our entire world is in the midst of change. We human beings resist change with all our might. Weather in particular has always been of interest to me as mankind cannot control one single condition. All the more reason to believe in God the Father and yield to His Will. Though we don't want to, plants are replaceable...lives are not.
My yard stick is very different since last April 14th.
Glad we are retired and can stay in our nest and not face so many things head on. Praying for the best for everyone.
Christi, what you say is very, very true. Our world is indeed changing, and it is scary. But you are right about the Lord, because we know that he is in control of EVERYTHING!
sometimes its scary what it actually takes to make us see the truth.
Thank you Sylvain, my friends are leaving me be now, thankfully! i hope your plants fared alright through the frost, let us know.
i hope everybody is doing well, even though it is cold. Our weather was extremely hot for about two weeks, and then last night it cooled down considerably when we got a lot of rain. i poured this morning, and it has been quite windy too. but i think by tomorrow most of it would have cleared up. but the rain was very much needed, and everybody here is very thankful for it.