4 20 Wedding


It’s been a whirlwind of activities.Trips from Key West to Orlando.The Bridal Shower back in Feb,than the Rehearsal Dinner,Prep Day,Wedding and reception in April.

The most beautiful and extremely planned wedding in all it’s details and grandeur.

My Granddaughter took the reigns and did such a awesome and wonderful job.

I made several videos on my UTube Channel

This one is amazing.

April 20 2019 Trailer from Cristian Osorio on Vimeo.

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The added sweetness of flowers so intoxicating. An aroma that takes your breath away.


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I was moped riding some of the old streets in Key West. I had a moment where I felt sorry for those who travel here and get stuck on Duval .The money traps and frozen seafood. and hustlers. A church and a bar on every corner.

Key West is so very beautiful if you know where to go. Little hide aways tucked into lush tropical gardens with dragonflies, butterflies and long-legged cranes.

The added sweetness of flowers so intoxicating. An aroma that takes your breath away.

The broken down wooden fishing spot destroyed by Hurricane Irma just a block or so away from me. I must go there and get some photos.

Still it is quite and peaceful to sit on the broken timber.

Notes From Home


Greetings to all of my faithful followers.

I have been very much on vacation of late. I still live on my little island in thee sun.

Due to extreme weather up North the past weeks has been giving us cold and then very warm days. The fluctuations and with the Island being over run with Snowbirds coming down for some sunshine.
Along with them they bring so many unknown virus’s and the Island is sick literally.

Every where you go someone is sick, getting sick or  have been sick for months. The virus presents flu symptoms but is not the Flu.
In November my daughter and I both felt unwell. Than my beautiful cat China decided to take a bite out of my hand which put me in the hospital the next day.

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In December just a trip out to see Christmas lights again brought us down to the Crud status.

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In bed for an entire week with heaviness on chest, headaches from hell, sinus, throat and ear issues. I self doctored and it reared back again like Groundhog Day when he keeps having the same thing happen over and over again.
I am totally over homemade chicken noodle soup.

After a week of suffering, and the fact I was having issues breathing I went to the ER.

I was told their was something in the air here making persons ill. They did not know what it was. They diagnosed it as bronchitis and upper respiratory and prescribed the ZPAK, Inhaler, Prednisone and cough syrup. That settled things down and I am feeling much better.
My daughter is still suffering and is in the line of fire so too speak. She can not afford to miss work and can not rest as she should.

My granddaughter is having her wedding shower on March 2nd and then her wedding on the 20th of April.
Yep, 420 everyone.

So that’s two back to back trips coming up for something I must be well to attend.

In November I finally met a friend I met online back in 2010. We are from the same city, went to the same school and even lived just two doors down from each other.We had never met.  It was an awesome reunion at the Hilton 5 Star Hotel. The 12 hour bus trip by Greyhound was the horrors of the trip. That’s 12 up and 12 back.

She had found me from my now extinct web site zimbabast, searching for a Kinkling recipe, a tradition in February with the locals of Frederick, Maryland.
Last year I did not make my fabulous cherry cheesecake on Heart Day because my precious Minnie Kat was dying. She turned 15 on Valentines and passed on March 7 th 2018.

See featured image of my precious Minnie.

I miss her so much.

This year I made two pies and gave slices of heaven to special ones.

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My favorite music of late is Sleeping at Last.

I have also recently set up a 10 gallon fish tank. I put in 3 females and 2 males. I am now overwhelmed with so many baby fry. It is beautiful to watch them. I feel like Mother Hubbard who had a shoe with so many children she didn’t know what to do.

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With my fish, cat, 8 birds and a sweet furry hamster  I call Chibi, my life is always on a roll.

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Until next time.

Be Well and Happy.

Remembering Crikey


 

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This is a post I created when Steve died.It was located in my zimbabast web pages that are no longer on the web.I kept the HTML of all pages. This past week I have been watching the new series on his family and how they have carried on and preserved his passion for wildlife.

The morning of September 4th 2006 I was watching the news. It was Labor Day Holiday.

I had went to put a pot of coffee on and heard the shocking words that now have become a mainstay here and around the world.

The Wildlife Warrior, our Crocodile Hunter was dead.

He died on the 4th, he was 44.

I thought how strange, those numbers.

Many believe 444 means an angel is close by

In Doreen Virtue’s book on Angel Numbers, she describes the meaning of 444 as, “Thousands of angels surround you at this moment loving and supporting you. You have a very strong and clear connection with the angelic realm, and are an Earth angel yourself. You have nothing to fear, all is well.”

In disbelief and shock, my tears began falling.

As I went about my day the airways were filled with the news.

The unbelievable news that he was gone.

The man who seemed invincible had been swimming off the coast of the Great Barrier Reef.

He swam over the gentle giant of the sea, also affectionately called the bird of the sea and suddenly without reason or why was stung when the tail pierced his chest and lodged in his heart.

The news reported that he pulled the serrated barb out and was unconscious when brought up to his boat “The Croc1″

Terri and children were hiking in Tasmania and had not received word.

That is behind us now.

The fireside memorial held for family and closest of friends has been held at his beloved Australian Zoo, the Grand Memorial where his favorite song” True Blue” was sung by Mr. Williamson was presented at the Crocoseum,built by Steve for his feedings of his beloved DOLLS or Dinosaurs as he called them.

His daughter Bindi spoke so endearing of him, her father who she said she would miss every day and when seeing a crocodile would forever think of him.

The day that popular television personality Steve “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin died was the day his wife, Terri, says she lost her prince.

Terri, his beloved soul mate has spoken with Barbara Walters on 20/20.

“Soulmates are people who bring out the best in you.

They are not perfect but are always perfect for you.”

“Despite the loss of her husband, Terri says she still feels blessed that she had him in her life. “I had romance like I didn’t think existed anymore, a wonderful romance. He was passionate and determined and enthusiastic.”

“Steve changed the world.”

Terri says he changed the world by giving everyone a message.

“If you can reach out and touch and love and be with wildlife, you will forever be changed and you will want to make the world a better place. … If we do nothing … we’re in trouble. And he did more than anybody. So I think we can all do something.”

“He was fun.

He taught me it’s OK to play in the rain. And splash in my puddle. And let the kids get dirty. And spill ice cream on your pants.

He didn’t sweat the little stuff.

He followed the big picture.

And he had fun!

Now I’m going to work really hard at having fun again. …

I’m Mrs. Steve Irwin.

I’ve got a lot to live up to.”

Glass House Mountains Tourist Drive in respect and memory of Steve and all his conservation efforts has been renamed it “The Steve Irwin Way”

Though it did not make any of the television specials and retrospectives, one of my favorite tributes came on a radio phone-in show on the afternoon that Steve Irwin was killed.

A young mother chirpily recalled the day that her young infant managed to perform potty duties

For the first time without any mishaps.

In celebration, she told her proud young son that he could call anyone in the world to share

the good news.

“I want to call the Croc Hunter,” came the cry.

The moments,hours,days,weeks have gone by.

“flat out like a lizard drinking”

British poet Sydney Dobell wrote this eulogy in 1854

Nature, a jealous mistress, laid him low.

He woo’d and won her; and, by love made bold,

she show’d him more than mortal man should know,

Then slew him lest her secret should be told.

And yet, those rare few still lean ever closer, hungry for a hint or a whisper nature knows them or understands them or loves them like they love her. Or she even knows they exist.

That she doesn’t is chilling or comforting, the only constant.
Karen Bishop’s words helped me get through this grief.

From her post:

His departure could not have been more perfect. He was interacting with a representative of the animal kingdom. What we are about, always comes into our arena, as like energies always attract like energies. This incredible creature from the sea, volunteered to assist with the soul decision of Steve Irwin to depart. This man had a tremendous amount of heart. He oozed it wherever he went and with all he encountered. What a perfect alignment then, to go out through the energy of the heart.

The combination of the heart energy, the animal kingdom, and Steve Irwin created a perfect alignment for who he was in all ways.

And this was the energetic portal that he left through.

CRIKEY!!!!!

WE MISS YOU!

This Memorial was Written and Created by Cynthia

September 29th 2006.

 

Enneagram Numbers

I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.
– Friedrich Nietzsche


H A P P Y  H A L L O W E E N

Great to read this blog by:

The song that brought me to this awesome and remarkable music was posted by a friend. It was called “Saturn”. It is mesmerizing, the lights, the words.

Blessings of Hope and Love to all those experiencing the darkness of nights.

 

Many are of the equation that our Life Path number and our Enneagram number are the same. Upon much research I have found this to be true only occasionally and not in every instance. My life path is 6 but my Enneagram is 5.

The word Enneagram comes from two Greek words and simply means, “nine pointed diagram.” Knowledge of the Enneagram may go back several thousand years

While the Enneagram system shares little with traditional Christian doctrine or spirituality, it also shares little with the methods and criteria of modern science.

This is so ME:

The drive to understand

The fear in not having the answers

Self Protect

Mental exploration

Complex

Non Attachment

Boundaries

Withdrawn

Faithful friend

Privacy

Research

Inquisitive

Lives in a mind castle

Deeply Sensitive

Emotional detachment

Over Think

Withdraw socially

Introverted

Seek to understand anything and everything

Almost always Right

Looking ahead

Fives sometimes deal with this by developing a minimalist lifestyle in which they make few demands on others in exchange for few demands being made on them.

Simplicity

Synchronicity

Lyrics:

Sleeping At Last (Five)

I want to watch the universe expand
I want to break it into pieces, small enough to understand
And put it all back together again

In the quiet of my private collection
It feels like an out of body experience
But something gets lost from a safe distance

And now I can’t put my mind to rest
And I can’t help but second guess
Living behind this one-way mirror
I’m hypnotized by this anomaly
Such strange uncharted territory

A white flag waves in the dark between my head and my heart
My armor falls apart
As if I could let myself be seen, even deeply known
Like I was already brave enough to let go

And now I want to generously lose
This energy that I’ve been hanging onto so desperately

I finally feel the universe expand—
It’s hidden in heartbeats, exhales
And in the hope of open hands

All lyrics can be found here:

https://www.musixmatch.com/artist/Sleeping-At-Last#

Sources:

“a song for each of the nine unique and beautiful Enneagram types. It is all about Human Life. More particularly, it’s about involuntary human development – the basic foundation that the Human experience is built upon. The vital ingredients that we were born with.”

Ryan O’Neal

All About the Man

http://www.sleepingatlast.com/about/

I had heard much of his music in various TV programs and commercials and they always resonated so much with me. Since finding “Sleeping At Last” I feel as if a light-bulb has been lit permanently in my mind.

Podcast on the making of the ENNEAGRAM Atlas Two Series

http://www.sleepingatlast.com/blog/2018/6/8/five

http://www.sleepingatlast.com/atlas

Find out your ENNEAGRAM NUMBER

https://lonerwolf.com/enneagram-test/

https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-descriptions/

I edited the photo with Corel Paintshop Pro 8.

“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

Life Path #6

The Darkness of Nights always seem to come around the time of my birthday.


The spider web weaves what no fly should touch…just saying

“There is no black or white. . . it’s all shades of grey.”

“Take that little bull and tie him up out side”

The tracks of the tears, fears and years that led me here.

“Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again”

Life Path Number 6

The Perfect song for me

Six” (Lyric Video) | Sleeping At Last

LYRICS:

SIX

I had the most vivid dream…
my feet had left the ground,
I was floating to heaven
but I could only look down.
my mind was heavy,
running ragged with worst case scenarios,
emergency exits and the distance below.
i woke up so worried that the angels let go.

I’m so tired
of being afraid.

what would it feel like
to put this baggage down?
if I’m being honest,
I’m not sure I’d know how.

I want to take shelter but I’m ready, ready to fight
and somewhere in the middle I feel a little paralyzed
but maybe I’m stronger than i realize

I want to believe
no, I choose to believe
that I was made to become
a sanctuary.

fear won’t go away
but I can keep it at bay
and these invisible walls
just might keep us safe.
with vigilant heart,

I’ll push into the dark
but I’ll learn to breathe deep
and make peace with the stars.
is that courage or faith
to show up everyday?
to trust that there will be light
always waiting behind
even the darkest of nights

and no matter what,
somehow we’ll be okay.
don’t be afraid.

You have a great bond and understanding of animals

You have concern for the weak and the downtrodden. You are a healer and a helper to others. You are capable of giving comfort to those in need and will frequently offer a shoulder for others to cry on.

You must find the balance between help and interference. In the same way, you must learn the delicate art of the counselor who knows when to leave the struggle to others and when to avoid taking away the necessary experiences and lessons of life. You are naturally balanced. Therefore, you are well equipped to support and ground others in times of trial.

You Strive For Balance

It is in your nature to take on responsibility – you often fill the void left by others – and do not turn away from personal sacrifice. At times, you may feel overburdened by the travails of others. However, the love others bestow upon you is your well deserved reward. You try to maintain harmony within the family or group, balancing and fusing divergent forces.

You are generous, kind, and attractive. You are often admired even adored which baffles you. You are humble and yet you carry a deep pride.

Appreciate Your Talents

The temptation and the danger for you is to think of yourself as the savior of the world, carrying the burdens of others on your shoulders.

You are blessed with a great deal of charm and charisma, which you use effectively to attract the people and support you need.

It will be good for you to spend time alone or in quiet activities, as free from outside responsibilities as possible. Your capacity for research and understanding is at its very best.

You may feel isolated and alone, but do not understand why.
You will learn the importance of close friends and lasting relationships. You will learn to give and, when necessary, sacrifice.

This is the one true way to true friendship and lasting love.

Information gleamed from Token Rock

https://www.tokenrock.com/numerology/life-path-6.html

https://www.buildingbeautifulsouls.com/symbols-meanings/numerology-meanings/numerology-calculator/

Cycles of Pain,Conflict and Drama

The bottom line? Someone doesn’t have to be a bad person to not be good for you.


 

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I was reminded of something of importance last evening in a overt manner .

As a former drama queen it resonated with me.

Many are similar in dealing with the aftermath of breakups in relationships.

I can not fault anyone for the ongoing drama in the rollercoaster of one’s mind.

The what if’s and why scenario’s.
Why did he do this too me?
Why did I allow him to treat me so badly IF it could only inadvertently result in relationship deterioration and breakdowns. Why did I tolerate the crap so long?
We become so desensitized to the conflict drama and ongoing belittlement of us.We get used to feeling like we in fact must be the crazee one, or why would they not have loved us as they promised too do in the beginnings of the relationship.

The Path Forward

Initially, he’s the man of your dreams, then he becomes maddeningly unavailable.This is coming from a deep place of fear that he’s not hearing or understanding you, so you feel compelled to pursue a resolution very intensely.

Depending on the guy, he’ll either give in and continue the fight or pull away and make you feel even more neglected.
It’s easy to chalk that up to the men you’re in a relationship with.

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While they certainly may be at fault if you truly start to feel as though they’re always the same, you might be the common denominator.
You~They may have a self-imposed doormat policy in effect and not even know it.

The important thing to remember is it’s this loss of routine that is causing you pain. Don’t make the mistake of misinterpreting this pain as being intrinsically connected to the love you shared with your ex.

Settling means, at some level, you resent (i.e. resist) some of these differences but choose to live with them because it would be too uncomfortable or scary to do otherwise. The trouble with settling is it tends to grow like a cancer until you’ve found that your entire relationship is just one big resentment-filled settlement (i.e. you are now officially just roommates).

or perhaps THEY are like a comfy pair of bedroom slippers you have a problem letting go of.

In psychology, desensitization is defined as the diminished emotional responsiveness to a negative, aversion or positive stimulus after repeated exposure to it.

Some persons have a defined relationship where they thrive on drama … They have become addicted to the dysfunction, the toxicity of their relationship to the point that they have lost the meaning of what is healthy, what is normal, and what they as individuals deserve.

Drama is like a game of ping pong. Someone has to hit the ball back to you if you want to have a game. When you refuse to play, their drama gets diffused. As they see your commitment to this new way of life, their drama will begin to decrease.

The bottom line? Someone doesn’t have to be a bad person to not be good for you.

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and you are not a bad person for wanting too be happy in a dysfunctional world of betrayals.