Current Conditions In The Ole North State

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

In Memorial

  • In Memoriam:
              My beloved pet passed away on 12-16-2011..... He was the very best friend and companion that ever existed. His name was BooBoo and he was born on 1-1-1999. We got him when he was a puppy and were blessed by his companionship for 13 years. A more special friend, I cannot imagine. Everyone in the family cried and have missed him very much. I'm not sure that I can ever get another pet because it hurts too much when they pass away. He was a beautiful mutt from the dog pound/animal shelter that I rescued and remained quite a brilliant pet for his entire life. I know that animals don't have souls, but, hopefully God will bless me with his presence in heaven ( what a beautiful white furry companion to have for all eternity ).

            Again, so long though good and faithful servant and will never be forgotten and will always be remembered.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fall 2011 -- November

  • Just finished reading The Next Always by: Nora Roberts. Review: I absolutely loved this book!  I like series and thought The Inn Boonsboro Trilogy would be good. Gosh, it really was interesting on many levels. I read it as a mystery, romance, and historical novel. Can't wait until " The Last Boyfriend" is published next May ( 2nd in series ). The Next Always was also a comfy and easy read....good for these trying times in which we all live.
  • Starting to read: Curiosity Thrilled The Cat by: Sofie Kelly and Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher. Should be good for a couple of weeks of good reading.
  • 1st week in December, I plan on starting to read various Christmas related novels. Always love to read Christmas books in December. It helps to improve on the holidays.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ah.....Summer's Almost Gone.........

NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY ( August 9th - Today )
  • In honor of National Book Lovers Day, my entire post is about books and reading!

    • Just finished reading the entire Tea Shop Mysteries series by Laura Childs. I would recommend all 12 books in the series, especially if you like Charleston, SC and mysteries.

  • It has been an absolutely beautiful day here in the Ole North State for summer reading. I am now reading A Turn In The Road by Debbie Macomber. She is one of my favorite authors.

  • I purchased great reading at the recent Borders going out of business sale in Winston -Salem.
    • Reference:  1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die ( Edited by: Peter Boxall )  Geez, what a heavy book! A very interesting resource for all readaholics.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

True Things

Abraham Lincoln

" I have been driven many times upon my knees by overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day."
Luke 21:26
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

More May Musings:


                Came the wind last
                When the dew was strown?
                    Someone has passed,
                    That the stars are down:
               Out of the sunset,
                    Into the twilight,
               Someone has passed,
                   That the stars are down.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May Musings:

Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;

I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.