Share your World ~ 7 Aug 2017

What was the last URL that you bookmarked or saved? can’t think of anything…

Do you believe in the afterlife?  Reincarnation? I believe we will live with our families in the here after  in a new earth.   I don’t believe in reincarnation. 

If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels? I don’t consider myself writer but I have written a few poems in my life. I also write in a journal almost faithfully everyday. Well I use to, until I started having pinch nerves in my lower back and now have been struggling with pins coming and going in my body in different areas of my body that it has been struggle to concentrate.

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.  Last week,  my husband and I were coming home from Princeton as we had eaten at Culvers at it was too hot to cook, and I didn’t feel good on account of my back issues, so hubby suggested we go out to eat.  So on the way home we saw these really beautiful clouds, the sunset behind them, the shapes kept changing, they were really neat. Between these clouds they looked like a small town between them. I only had my phone with camera. My husband said the best way was to take a bunch pictures and then go thru them and save the ones you like. So that is what I did. Here are some of the pictures I took on the way home that night: They are not in order, Word Press wanted to up load them different and didn’t allow me to pick which one I wanted in the order I wanted so here are my pictures…



If a movie was made based on your life, what actor/actress would play you?  My first reaction to this question is Jerry Lewis as he was very funny in some of his movies when I was growing up. However, even thou I consider myself on the quiet side, there is side of me that people think that I am angel in disguise, I don’t know actress’ names,  but someone from “Touch by an Angel” would be my choice.

If you could be famous for one thing, what would it be?  If I could be famous, it would be good and renown Genealogist.



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I use to be more creative. Words or thoughts would come into my mind randomly and when they did i would jot them down on piece of scratch paper. Many of them came from patrons that came to my desk or a book that I would retrieve from the shelves. 

As I drove home each day I would ponder and decide how this little piece of information much like a puzzle piece would fit into my world or  think how I could expand on that topic.

Lately I seem more boggled down then normal. Parting from things in your life after 30 years can be mind bogglering. Which is will I am. But on brighter side I have been able to shred more paper waste. Make bundles and blessing others. Parting with items you no  longer need. Decluttering. Keeping some of my artist supplies for when I am back to my creative self again.

One person mentioned their background was from slavery and to look at the journey I am taking as one getting my freedom back.

I been thinking more along the lines of how a flower bulb has laid dormant all winter long and looking forward to the sun shine, gentle rain, wind to brush away the rain drops and sharing its vibrant colors to place smile on someone face. 

I have appreciated those wordpress uplifting messages. One person told me to put myself first which I am not use to doing as I was taught to think of others.

I have had many blessings. God sent messages, glimpses into better life ahead.

Till we meet again…

An Awesome Amber, Black, Brown, Leather, Wooden Bead Pendant Necklace



Be talk of the party with this unusual tiger striped amber and brown glass pendant or make statement at the office or with a friend

Made with …                                                                                                    Antique Brass Para-wire inter weaved between the 3 – 1 -5/8 x 1-5/8 square tiger striped square glass beads with amber cast around the edges. Two copper disk dangle at the bottom of this pendant.

Top of the pendant has a 8mm round tiger eye bead. This pendant is strung from a brown genuine leather cord.

Strung on leather cord is two round light oak decorative beads, six dark brown saucer beads and two dark nutmeg round beads to compliment the tiger print beads.

Leather necklace is finished off with copper tone cord ends and custom hook and loop.

Necklace Length is 20 inches or 21.59 cm or 508 mm

Pendant length from leather cord is 4 inches or 101.6 mm

Custom Designs by Mary O from within a smoke free environment

Connect with Nature @ Prairie Pine Peddler one day at a time…

Stop in at Etsy to purchase this item:

Snow Birds

Attire on Feb 1, 2015

Attire on Feb 1, 2015

This is me, it is still snowing here, so I went out to shovel. Then I decided to talk pictures so you can see how much snow we are getting. It is still coming down.


First I shoveled the porch, then decided the birds needed to have the snow removed around their feeding place, so they could at least be protected a little bit. Their feeder had about 2 inches of snow on the roof, so I knocked that off, walked back to the house and asked hubby to fill it up with bird seed and I would hang it out for them to have something to eat.


This picture shows how deep the snow is the walls to the bird feeder is really deep. It was heavy to shovel. But I prayed before I started, so I would not have heart attack or anything


                                  Here’s our grill, he just grilled out on this last weekend,                                  but looking at this, you would never know it.

P1070005This is what I shoveled to get to our cars. Hubby works at the rest area, so he had gone out at 5:30 am today, but I have not been in my car, so you can see all the wonderful snow that has piled up on it. Mind you, that it is still snowing, so will have to take another picture later.


I started to take the snow off the car, but then I remembered from the last time, that if it freezes I will have to scrape ice off, so decided to leave the snow on and do the whole thing when I eventually will go to work.


I wasn’t sure, to call this snow birds or snow blanket. But  our pine trees are laden down with snow. There branches that once stood pointing to the sky are almost laying  down on the ground. They have piles of snow on them as well.


                                       This is looking at our trees along our drive way.                                      They have done their job as wind break. .


Here is another view taking in the bird feeder view.  A bird is now seeing his feeder has been filled. More birds are sitting on some branches so there little feet won’t have to be in the snow too long.


This is close up of the snow birds. They are very tiny bird with a white breast. We have close to 8-9 inches of snow. More is still coming.

In preparation for this snow, we have filled the bathtub with water, so we can flush the toilet later, if we should loose our power. I also filled a soup pot with water so we can heat the kitchen later as well or use to make a hot drink.

Thankfully we have LP gas so we can use a match to ignite our stove for added heat or to heat water. I have three door ways that come into the kitchen and usually hang up sheets to keep the heat in one central room. It has amazed me that a thin sheet can hold back so much heat or if you were on the other side of the sheet the cold air.

How have you prepared or what preparations have you learned from your adventures with snow and no electricity?


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Do you like to burn incense? I do. One of my favorites is patchouli.

The other day I had one burning before it was time to leave for work. Then I decided to take it with me in the car. Then it still had a good amount left and I took it into the library with me. When I got to my desk, here was extra Sobo glue cap perfect to stand up my incense stick in, then I just put a piece of paper under it to catch the ashes. So it was just a heavenly scent and God sent cap sitting there waiting for someone to come along and use it or to re purpose it.

program idea?

I recently attended a dinner and musical at the library where I work. They turn the first floor into dinner and place where the musicians can perform. This is regular thing they do every year. This year it was sold out. The circulation desk turns into bar area, where patrons can purchase drinks. The back room was set up for the caterers. The food was set out buffet style. The menu consisted of ham, roast beef, corn dish, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, leaf salad, home made bread, and desert was served too.

This year they had the Legacy Girls from the Chicago land entertain us. It was great.  The vocal trio, Legacy Girls, has been thrilling audiences all over Chicagoland with their musical revues. They will capture your heart with their contagious smiles …

It is well worth it, if you need a program, they have many to choose from the one we were entertained with the Andrew Sisters music from the 30’s and 40’s. One of the things that I like was they honored the service men that serviced starting with Army, Navy, Marines. Only one guy stood up for the Marines but the girls went around and shook their hands and thank them for their service, not sure if they were tears that night. But it was a very good show and well worth the money. All the library tables were turned into white table cloth table with name tags telling you where your assigned seating was. It was full house and well received.

Thought I would share


I feel as my life is going to fast, where has all the time gone….

The Neighborhood

How did it get so late so soon?
Its night before its afternoon.
December is here before June. 
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
– Dr. Suess

time Time Flies by Hartwig HKD

Laos — a landlocked country of 6.5 million people in southeast Asia, still ripples from the effect of being a real live pawn in a series of wars that surrounded them, that had nothing to do with them, and that exploded between them. History has many names for the Laotian Civil War, The Secret War is one, but it was not a secret to the people living in the region, leaving their country in near complete devastation.  And four decades after the fall of Vientiane, Laos remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with a third of its population  living under the international poverty line of  just $1.25…

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