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Friday, August 17, 2012

A HUG ..........

SOMETIMES .... ALL YOU NEED IS A HUG,
AND A HOOK TO HANG YOU HATS.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2013!
Those we love are sometimes so far away ..
and at special times in the year
you just want to
HUG them!
My family
friends
church family
neighbors
and
facebook family.....
here's a BIG HUG from me.


THE PAST:
Have you ever noticed that you don't think about
simple things until they're no longer available?

Such as .....
putting your index finger into the circular dial on a phone,
the kind your parents and grandparents used to use,
and actually "dial" someone's phone number.
It made a pleasant little  click, click, clickety, click sound while dialing.

Exercise and working out .... a rather modern term for hard work.
"Couch potatoes" were able to "work out" simply by
getting up off the couch to change channels,
and go to the bathroom, get a beer and raid the
icebox, very quickly, because commercials weren't as
longggggg as they are now.
Step lively, breathe deeply, bend and stretch for that beer in
the frig.

Laundry day ...
taking down a clothesline-dried pillowcase off of the outdoor
clotheslines, tucking the pins into your apron or clip them
back onto the line,
then grasping opposite corners of the pillow case,
you SNAP it
before dropping it into the wicker basket.

...... the ice cream truck,
bakery man,
fresh milk delivered in glass bottles and left on the front porch ....
AVON calling.

But one thing I miss more than anything is a hug.
Oh .... I don't mean the whimpy kind,
the kind that feels like you're being hugged by a post!


I mean ...
a hug pressed close,
arms around the one you love



heads snuggled on each other's shoulder ..... or resting on top of the  loved one's head.
.
............................................................................

Just standing there feeling the love and warmth, spiritual strength  and restoration in a hug.
(thanks Father Pon)
................................

Men hug .... yeah, they really do! 
But different! It's kind of a
shoulder to shoulder hug
(flowers optional).

Sometimes guys hug with a little space between them....
shoulder to shoulder shares the love.



Mother/daughter hugs ...... when they're no longer available
you just close your eyes and feel the love.

.............................................
A peck on the cheek during a hug is acceptable and appreciated.
.........................................................
Laughter and joy,
consolation and
comfort,
forgiveness......
the memory of past hugs
the kind of hugs remembered when you thought,
"What will I do without you?"
..............................................
Kisses are grand!
Holding hands is very nice.
But ....
yep ........ I miss hugs the most.

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December 31, 2013
I've shared many memories, photos, tears and laughter
 with all who have read my blog
...... and that so far is over 6,000 old and new "friends"
from all over the world!
 
The Monica I know is becoming a new person:
 
...... the body is relaxed, 
 accepting the need to step more carefully,
drive a bit more cautiously,
and eat less carbohydrates! 
 
............ the soul is revelling in scratching the surface
of creativity ....... art, writing, discoveries,
and
connecting to God in His creating in me
 new gifts and talents that are to be shared !
 
.... the spirit is inviting
God's Spirit to breathe into me
new life .....
Isaiah 43: 18, 19
"Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it!
I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland."
 
Happy New Year, 2013
Happy New Life, Love and Blessings,
and buh bye 'til next time.....
and if you're reading this at bedtime,
nighty night.
 
 





















Friday, August 3, 2012

INA  PERF  ECT WORL D
MYPET UNIAS WOU  LD
STIL LBE SMIL ING
OUTATME FROM
INS IDE




the wheelbarrow .................
KEY WOR  DIS 
PERF ECT.

INA PERF ECT WOR LD MY
PAIN  TINGS  WO ULD
FLYOFF THEEAS EL
..... ONEAFT ER ANO THER,
AFTE RANOTH ER
INS TEAD OFA
COLL ECTION OF
UNFNSHED MSTERPCES!

In a perfect world
my days would be awash  in the rainbow
of
God's pallet .....
In a perfect world,
as an artist,
I would know how to spell
PALLET    PALLETTE .... PALETTE.

in aperfec tworld we
wouldcomm unicate ourjoys and


sorrows
in a kind word
a hug
a smile
a prayer.

HOWEVER .....


petunias are a
perfect snack for the deer
who share my little
plot of earth .........
and we are
unfnshd mstrpces
waiting to
be completed,



and the prints and patterns,

the fabric of our lives,
will continue to wrap around
those we love,

 though we are                   apart.

I just need to be patient ....
because

God isn't
fnshed
with me yet.