this bush was hit last week, June 9th at Jack's and Elizabeth's home
june 9....to top it off
we had a triple rain storm and lighting hit the tree next to your studio and we were standing in the doorway...have a sound bite and video.
JUNE 9 2013 continuing story of this day
This has been a dangerous day, the truck filled with billowing smoke, had to get dad and tempy out, the smoke continued with the engine off, I was grabbing what was important not to loose in a fire, breathing in smoke, and now 12 hours later my lungs are aching. The smoke finally stopped, I made dad and tempy walk home, I was too embarrassed to call the fire department and decided I must find out what's causing this. Had the car to service last week and told them but they checked and found nothing. So to hell with that, I had dad take the dashboard off on the right, and the pictures tell the story. I dug out a litre of dried leaves. Dad is trying to order new parts now on-line. The main matter is this, it could have ignited, fumes from burning plastics and flames could have been shooting out and tempy getting hysterical and impossible to get out, and I wouldn't leave her to burn and die. Damn, and why the hell don't men listen and make a plan of action when I tell them there is a problem. I had to really demand dad to take the dashboard out, and now he says, it was a good thing to do. I already asked 2 weeks ago. What would have befallen us on the trip yesterday if this would have happened? I must buy a Fire Extinguisher!
My little bottom hurts, I sat too too much yesterday and I think I can't spend another minute on this site today. need only to go to town and get some medicine. Than home again and will rest in bed all day. Exhausted as too is my partner.
Went to the man's birth town for his school reunion get together. It was a long day. 400 miles of driving, 4 hours of sitting in the car waiting for him, I parked the car by the riverside, watched a steady stream of boats, yachts and small ships coming and going, walked the dog , read, took a nap and went once to the outside of the town to pee and buy the dog some food. and @ 8 hours of driving too.
june 6 Today had the red baroness up-dated
Finland is a lovely country, it just has a short summer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEMMA
received a box of sweet things from brazil today and this one very broken leaf which i patched for the picture and than burned for plant safety
MAY 20 AND MAY 21
LIFE BURST FORWARD AND OUT
LIFE BURST FORWARD AND OUT
May 16...proud lesbian parents looking at their eggs
May 12.....Mother's Day
may 10 ... finally the cuckoo bird sings
may 8...Stephen Hawking Joins Boycott Against Israel
may 7...Kermit the necrophiliac frog
sixth of may
Cinco de Mayo
may 3 2013
MAY 2 2013
REVENGE IS MINE AFTER 41 YEARS AND HOW SWEET IT IS
We've got to clear some of the room out of the prisons so we can put the bad guys in there, like the pedophiles and the politicians. Kinky Friedman
MAY 1 2013.......VAPPU
April 30...Netherlands has a new King and Queen
PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE WHO LIKES SITTING OUT IN THE EVENING
WHEN THEY'RE HAVING A COOKOUT.
NO ONE LIKES THOSE PESKY MOSQUITOES
ESPECIALLY NOW THAT THEY CARRY THE WEST NILE VIRUS.
HERE IS A TIP A FRIEND SENT TO ME.
PUT SOME WATER IN A WHITE DINNER PLATE AND ADD A FEW DROPS OF LEMON FRESH JOY DISH DETERGENT. HERE WE HAVE FAIRY AND I THINK THERE IS A LEMON FAIRY. I'LL CHECK
SET THE DISH ON YOUR PORCH, DECK, OR ANY OUTDOOR AREA.
NOT SURE WHAT ATTRACTS THEM. THE LEMON, THE WHITE PLATE BUT MOSQUITOES FLOCK TO IT, AND DROP DEAD SHORTLY AFTER DRINKING THE LEMON/WATER MIXTURE, AND USUALLY WITHIN ABOUT 10 FEET OF THE PLATE.
CHECK THIS OUT...IT WORKS.
MAY SEEM TRIVAL, BUT IT MAY HELP CONTROL MOSQUITOES AROUND THE HOME.
APRIL 25...8 MONTHS TILL CHRISTMAS
APRIL 22 1920 - APRIL 22 2013 =73
WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY, WARM AND WE WERE OUT IN T-SHIRTS, CLEANED UP IN THE FRONT YARD AND TUMMELI'S GRAVE. ALSO WASHED OFF THE BACK DECK SO I CAN ENJOY MY MORNING COFFEE IN THE SUNSHINE. WE ALSO MADE A LARGE BON FIRE BUT HAVE HEAPS MORE TO BURN. DAD SITTING ON THE BOULDER OUT BACK, PROBABLY THINKING ABOUT WALKABOUT!
STILL MISSING MARCH 6 TO APRIL 21 BUT I HAVE THE PICTURES
WHY SO MUCH IS MISSING I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE YELLOW BOX
AND NOW IT IS FIXED TO A POINT
Had a busy day in Kuopio. Went to see my Hockey Doc and he was pleased about my elbow not hurting. He is pleased, I am over the moon, I really use my elbow, maybe even abuse it with so much writing, drawing and hugging the dog. Of course mondane task like washing dishes which I rather like to do, I reflect on life when I'm washing up. Also it's nice to be able to cook again, I know it might sound strange but it hurt so when I tried to stir the food or lift it out, or even to open the spice jars. Now I have a useable and very happy elbow. Hockey Doc is the repair man for this old, and well worn body of mine. Every time I see my Hockey Doc, I am amazed at his kindness and his holistic approach to life. I will see Hockey Doc on Friday and will have a small but delicate procedure. Can't wait as I believe it will help my derriere.
I have only ever used that word when those 18 wheelers come barrelling down a small 2 lane highway at me. Their nickname is "shitfuck." I wonder if when I die I will go to hell because I swear like a trucker. Well if I do, truckers aren't such bad guys, and they have travelled the roads of this world. I suppose we could make a gang called the asphalt movers and shakers.
I will have another glass tonight. Maybe I should start smoking Cuban cigars!
A bomb went off, or so I thought as I was just falling asleep, I needed a nap, the DVD was playing a spy thriller about world war two, I heard a hiss and an explosion, tempy barked in a very frightened and threatened way, something happened in the house, but what, Robie was outside in the studio, I had no phone, so I called him with the Australian aboriginal call for help, and he came, rather quick for him, and I told him and he looked around, I gave ideas to him, I feared it was electrical. he looked at the battery charger, the electrical meter box, the fireplace, and I again asked him to remove the battery charger which he did, second time around, it burnt his fingers and low and behold the battery had exploded on the underside. It's good to be a persistent woman. he threw out the battery's the liquid got on my finger and burnt my finger, some type of acid, really it's alkaline electrolyte, so it burns the skin. Went to go take a nap again and just feel asleep and there was banging at the door, I had just undressed, so I put on my robe, opened the door and the 2 Russian neighbour ladies were here. they left soon afterwards, went to the studio to get their parcels we had collected for them. I tried a third time, but this time woken by Robie as my computer was downloading something and required an answer, so I have given up on the nap and writing this.
I WANT TO FORGET THIS DAY EVER HAPPENED
HOMILY OF THE HOLY FATHER POPE FRANCIS
Saint Peter's Square Tuesday, 19 March 2013 Solemnity of Saint Joseph
I thank the Lord that I can celebrate this Holy Mass for the inauguration of my Petrine ministry on the solemnity of Saint Joseph, the spouse of the Virgin Mary and the patron of the universal Church. It is a significant coincidence, and it is also the name-day of my venerable predecessor: we are close to him with our prayers, full of affection and gratitude.
I offer a warm greeting to my brother cardinals and bishops, the priests, deacons, men and women religious, and all the lay faithful. I thank the representatives of the other Churches and ecclesial Communities, as well as the representatives of the Jewish community and the other religious communities, for their presence. My cordial greetings go to the Heads of State and Government, the members of the official Delegations from many countries throughout the world, and the Diplomatic Corps.
In the Gospel we heard that "Joseph did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took Mary as his wife" (Mt 1:24). These words already point to the mission which God entrusts to Joseph: he is to be the custos, the protector. The protector of whom? Of Mary and Jesus; but this protection is then extended to the Church, as Blessed John Paul II pointed out: "Just as Saint Joseph took loving care of Mary and gladly dedicated himself to Jesus Christ's upbringing, he likewise watches over and protects Christ's Mystical Body, the Church, of which the Virgin Mary is the exemplar and model" (Redemptoris Custos, 1).
How does Joseph exercise his role as protector? Discreetly, humbly and silently, but with an unfailing presence and utter fidelity, even when he finds it hard to understand. From the time of his betrothal to Mary until the finding of the twelve-year-old Jesus in the Temple of Jerusalem, he is there at every moment with loving care. As the spouse of Mary, he is at her side in good times and bad, on the journey to Bethlehem for the census and in the anxious and joyful hours when she gave birth; amid the drama of the flight into Egypt and during the frantic search for their child in the Temple; and later in the day-to-day life of the home of Nazareth, in the workshop where he taught his trade to Jesus.
How does Joseph respond to his calling to be the protector of Mary, Jesus and the Church? By being constantly attentive to God, open to the signs of God's presence and receptive to God's plans, and not simply to his own. This is what God asked of David, as we heard in the first reading. God does not want a house built by men, but faithfulness to his word, to his plan. It is God himself who builds the house, but from living stones sealed by his Spirit. Joseph is a "protector" because he is able to hear God's voice and be guided by his will; and for this reason he is all the more sensitive to the persons entrusted to his safekeeping. He can look at things realistically, he is in touch with his surroundings, he can make truly wise decisions. In him, dear friends, we learn how to respond to God's call, readily and willingly, but we also see the core of the Christian vocation, which is Christ! Let us protect Christ in our lives, so that we can protect others, so that we can protect creation!
The vocation of being a "protector", however, is not just something involving us Christians alone; it also has a prior dimension which is simply human, involving everyone. It means protecting all creation, the beauty of the created world, as the Book of Genesis tells us and as Saint Francis of Assisi showed us. It means respecting each of God's creatures and respecting the environment in which we live. It means protecting people, showing loving concern for each and every person, especially children, the elderly, those in need, who are often the last we think about. It means caring for one another in our families: husbands and wives first protect one another, and then, as parents, they care for their children, and children themselves, in time, protect their parents. It means building sincere friendships in which we protect one another in trust, respect, and goodness. In the end, everything has been entrusted to our protection, and all of us are responsible for it. Be protectors of God's gifts!
Whenever human beings fail to live up to this responsibility, whenever we fail to care for creation and for our brothers and sisters, the way is opened to destruction and hearts are hardened. Tragically, in every period of history there are "Herods" who plot death, wreak havoc, and mar the countenance of men and women.
Please, I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be "protectors" of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment. Let us not allow omens of destruction and death to accompany the advance of this world! But to be "protectors", we also have to keep watch over ourselves! Let us not forget that hatred, envy and pride defile our lives! Being protectors, then, also means keeping watch over our emotions, over our hearts, because they are the seat of good and evil intentions: intentions that build up and tear down! We must not be afraid of goodness or even tenderness!
Here I would add one more thing: caring, protecting, demands goodness, it calls for a certain tenderness. In the Gospels, Saint Joseph appears as a strong and courageous man, a working man, yet in his heart we see great tenderness, which is not the virtue of the weak but rather a sign of strength of spirit and a capacity for concern, for compassion, for genuine openness to others, for love. We must not be afraid of goodness, of tenderness!
Today, together with the feast of Saint Joseph, we are celebrating the beginning of the ministry of the new Bishop of Rome, the Successor of Peter, which also involves a certain power. Certainly, Jesus Christ conferred power upon Peter, but what sort of power was it? Jesus' three questions to Peter about love are followed by three commands: feed my lambs, feed my sheep. Let us never forget that authentic power is service, and that the Pope too, when exercising power, must enter ever more fully into that service which has its radiant culmination on the Cross. He must be inspired by the lowly, concrete and faithful service which marked Saint Joseph and, like him, he must open his arms to protect all of God's people and embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important, those whom Matthew lists in the final judgment on love: the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and those in prison (cf. Mt 25:31-46). Only those who serve with love are able to protect!
In the second reading, Saint Paul speaks of Abraham, who, "hoping against hope, believed" (Rom 4:18). Hoping against hope! Today too, amid so much darkness, we need to see the light of hope and to be men and women who bring hope to others. To protect creation, to protect every man and every woman, to look upon them with tenderness and love, is to open up a horizon of hope; it is to let a shaft of light break through the heavy clouds; it is to bring the warmth of hope! For believers, for us Christians, like Abraham, like Saint Joseph, the hope that we bring is set against the horizon of God, which has opened up before us in Christ. It is a hope built on the rock which is God.
To protect Jesus with Mary, to protect the whole of creation, to protect each person, especially the poorest, to protect ourselves: this is a service that the Bishop of Rome is called to carry out, yet one to which all of us are called, so that the star of hope will shine brightly. Let us protect with love all that God has given us!
I implore the intercession of the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, Saints Peter and Paul, and Saint Francis, that the Holy Spirit may accompany my ministry, and I ask all of you to pray for me! Amen.
march 3 and march 5
march 2 2013
March has arrived
Pope Benedict XVI: "Thank you and Good Night"
Pope Benedict XVI tells final audience, "I will not abandon the cross"
In front of a massive crowd gathered to bid the pontiff farewell, Benedict stressed that he was not abandoning the church and his decision to retire was not an easy one.
"To love the church means also to have the courage to take difficult, painful decisions, always keeping the good of the church in mind, not oneself."
and also on this day the birthday of my mother
to my mother Anne Marie,
she is ninety one this year
today is my 68th birthday
februay 22 received this e-mail
So wow, news!
Just got word from the lawyer.
The Stable Union has come through, it is post-dated for the 15th of
February. Apparently it is as simple as the lawyer drawing up the
contract, and getting it signed by the Notary Public. No further things
The honour of your noble presence...working on wedding invitation
the other day
february 19th...what a day
So we wait for the fire department, no fire, and he started the car, no more smoke. He can smell the old smoke and told us to drive to Leppavirta with him following us in the fire truck. Off we went in the truck to the gas station, thinking, I wish they were driving this and I was safely in the fire truck. The guys from the fire department told them to check the truck, but they didn't find anything wrong. I was too dismayed and upset to go to Kuopio, so went home. It smelled bad inside and I knew something was wrong, but couldn't find out what. Hop up to June and you will see what we discovered, nearly to late. We could have dies of noxious fumes and fire. It paid off to grip and bug Robie to open the front dashboard, but did it have to take nearly 4 months!
Well after many starts I'm ready to leave, and off we drive, now a few kilometres down the road I smell smoke, and in a flash smoke starts coming into the cab, I drive a truck, so I pull over, stoped the truck, got out and retrieved my things, I didn't know what was going to happen! I called the fire department in the village and here they come, sirens blasting and flashing lights. They can smell the smoke, it isn't from the engine,it'scoming in the air vent, them hum and hammer what caused it but no conclusive answers....so they tell me to drive to the city and have the service station look at it, they follow me, and they themselves go in to tell them to inspect it. Inspection done, no cause found, and we leave.
I thought the two guys from the fire department were kind, polite and efficient. At least they know there job.
Well by now the dentist time has been cancelled we do some shopping and buy some candies and sandals to send to Brazil. Back home again, but somehow the ordeal had made me sleepy and I go off and sleep, Robie cuddles up and sleeps too and Tempy on the other side knowing I need her comfort.
So that was an adventure, I didn't need nor want. It happened for what ever reason. Time will tell.
SO ENDED THE DRAMA FOR THE DAY
this says there is a 500 gram litium battery and can ignite
email to receiver on why the package will be late
your terrorist mom going postal and your poor dad having to carry the bomb uphill, he could have been blow up by the explosive battery from the stupid cell phone
will send the bomb in a letter....is it called a letter bomb......?.
STUPID AMERICA MAKING PHONY WARS AND BLOWING UP THERE OWN BUILDINGS
SEE ITEM BELOW
REAL WEIGHT 23 grams
THEY ARE OFF BY 477 grams
REPLY FROM RECIPIENT
Fuck, what an annoyance.
I guess they have nothing better to do, or what?
Who knew they would have such a fucking fit over nothing. Perhaps you
should get one of the old cell phone batteries and toss it onto the
bonfire and see just how easily it lights up.
You have sent me alcaline batteries and visa versa without any trouble.
One day here, I was sending coffee to you? And at one post office, the
clerk told me that I cannot send coffee to Finland, it is now allowed.
So I went to the website for customs and of course it is, but they had
convinced themselves at a specific post office that it was not allowed.
So I got new paperwork (stuff you do not see, as it is kept here) and
filled the shit out as confectionary instead.
But not before I had wasted 90 minutes arguing at the post office with
an idiot with a head made of cork and horseshit. Blah.
Blah. How boring.
What a mess.
Stupid post office.
SO ENDED THE DRAMA FOR THE DAY
"As the light grows longer, the cold gets stronger". Though it the first month that day can be seen to be gaining on night, it is also the coldest month of the year.
it's too warm for february, it should be minus 20 to minus 30 C
Ianuarius MMXIII...Consummatum est
SO ENDED THE DRAMA FOR THE LAST ELEVEN DAYS
JANUARY 30TH, GIRLS JUST CALLED AND SAID ALL WENT WELL
It's been a long day of waiting but the girls just called and said Edvardo out of surgery and they didn't have to take his kidney out. Thank you Mother for hearing my prayers.
January 30th...Today we will sit and wait till Eduardo is out of surgery
A PERSON WHO HAS BECOME VERY IMPORTANT TO US IS GOING INTO HOSPITAL TODAY.
I CAN ONLY HOPE AND SEND PEACEFUL THOUGHTS TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY DURING THIS DAY AND THE DIFFICULT DAYS AHEAD.