Ready or Not 2016


 

 

Merry meet and Merry part and Merry meet again.The dance of life’s intricate moves are more pleasing since I have you for my friend.

I did my RUNE reading the other day.

Wisdom

As the UNKNOWABLE card says it is a beginning, it is a end.
Perhaps a new beginning and an end to the way things were.
I AM in the moment and nothing can keep me from the experience of making an effort in understanding another human being.
And learning what I need to learn.

The last Rune card I faced up was “The Unknowable”
This card is the blank card…Blank is the End, Blank is the beginning.

This card rises like the Phoenix from the ashes of what we call fate.

The card says that a willingness and permitting are what is required~the empty-handed Leap into the void.
So, as my day continues I remain open to the possibilities, I also remain open to the realizations that THIS MOMENT is good.
And this is the Only Moment !

That undeniable force that makes you realize no matter how down you get that there is always a sun that will come out. It is there to brighten our days. Even when it rains we know that perhaps a rainbow will show through the clouds and the air will seem fresher after the storm.

Occasionally issues are Under the carpet, brushed aside so too speak.

The Time to face the reality of a through cleansing.

The carpet has been lifted and the multitudes of debris is being cleared.
I actually did do under the rugs today when I vacuumed and it was amazing the things I found.

Yesterday I  went to a Celebration of Life event and was surrounded by the most wonderful persons.

I made new friends of like mind and it made me think of something I had written way back in 2004.

If  I could think of  just one something I would like to have right at this moment it would be a like minded companion.

Someone that has grown through there previous relationships and also at the same time learned from them.

This is most important.

If you haven’t learned the lesson the lesson will keep coming over and over until at some point you say ahha. I got it. By George I think I got it. 

I wish I understood what in the heck I am doing.

My feelings flip faster then pancakes.

 

Christmas Full Moon


I love Full Moons

This year it falls on the 25 th of December.

Winter solstice is on December 22 2015.

It is an astronomical phenomenon marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Winter solstice occurs for the Northern Hemisphere in December and for the Southern Hemisphere in June.

It is called the Full Cold Moon

The full moon hasn’t fallen on Christmas Day since 1977.

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Some of My Deco’s

A poem I wrote several years ago.

 

Christmas isn’t JUST about receiving gifts

It’s in the Giving of our Time and gifts from the Heart

A tin full of homemade cookies

A decorated jar of homemade bath salts to sooth someone’s weary bones

A phone call to let someone know you’re thinking of them

The Spirit of the Holidays should be everyday

No one is guaranteed tomorrow

Seven out of 10 Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless.

Be Thankful for each and every blessing

Keep your stress levels low and evenly balanced by being focused and positive 
 
Shelter from the heat and cold

Food in our tummies

Music too sooth us

Animals (Especially Cats) to love and cherish

Love, Health and a Bit of Abundance
with Time to Enjoy

© Cynthia Martz 2013

Paper Mache Easter Eggs


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Going through my Easter things and came across my old eggs again.

They were made in 2002.

I think it’s time for some new ones.

These look like they were created yesterday Bunny

Craft Instructions

Large plastic eggs found at the $ store

You can blow up small balloons if you prefer

Flour and water paste (2 parts white glue~One part water)

Newspaper, magazine pages with vivid colors

Rip and tear small pieces

Paste on egg

Yep, it can get sticky.

Varnish or acrylic spray (clear)

Showcase your creations in a see-through plastic egg container, not the cardboard ones.

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a little story about Dyed  Easter Eggs

Years ago when my granddaughter and her friend were much younger we had a fun-filled afternoon of dying Easter eggs.

We sat up a plastic covering on the floor,arranged all our hard boiled eggs and cups of dye.

My glass of wine sitting close by.

The colors of red on the plastic after wine spilled.

After we finished we loaded up the car and went back to my daughters to share our creations.

Months later on a very hot summer day, a terrible odor was perpetuating from my car.

Upon investigating, two eggs were found and very quickly disposed of.

Stinky Le Pew

Hard Boiled Eggs easy to peel has too me felt like a game of Russian Roulette. Sometimes they were perfect , other times they made great egg salad Open-mouthed smile

I have used old eggs, new eggs, baking soda, salt OR vinegar in the water

Nothing seems too matter.

So each time I boil eggs I either have perfect deviled eggs that peeled like easy peasy. Or I just use in salads.

Hempy the Hamster loves them anyway he gets them.

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My secrets that work sometimes.

  1. Eggs must not be fresh (Use Old Ones)
  2. Don’t let them boil forever, bring too boil and let sit 15 minutes.
  3. After cooking, let the eggs rest in an ice-bath to “shock” them.

Say a little prayer…Please my little eggs “Peel for me”

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I have been creating this year.

Hope the Enchantment of the Season continues to sprinkle Happy Fairy Dust all around you.

 

Thankful For all my Blessings


Back in 1994, I over indulged and with the add on effects of cold remedies I had taken all week for a lingering cold. This was NOT a great combo. A recipe for mayhem.

Their was no snow on the ground since this is Key West, but I think I did get thrown from a moving truck after a bit too much E&J and eggnog was drank before dinner was served.

I remember we had a beautiful Pineapple Ham,Turkey and all the trimmings. But alas I missed it.

The next morning I woke and realized I had a broken foot in not one but three places.

So, this song kinda reminds me of me back when.

Christmas isn’t JUST about receiving gifts

It’s in the Giving of our Time and gifts from the Heart

A tin full of homemade cookies

A decorated jar of homemade bath salts to sooth someone’s weary bones

A phone call to let someone know you’re thinking of them

The Spirit of the Holidays should be everyday

No one is guaranteed tomorrow

Seven out of 10 Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless.

Be Thankful for each and every blessing

Keep your stress levels low and evenly balanced by being focused and positive

Shelter from the heat and cold

Food in our tummies

Music too sooth us

Animals (Especially Cats) to love and cherish

Love, Health and a Bit of Abundance
with Time to Enjoy

© Cynthia Martz 2013

 

Greetings From Elf Bubbles Sweet-Buns


Music “The Little Drummer Boy” to listen too while reading News from Key West.

For the past month or so I have been busy creating unique gifts for loved ones. I always burn Music and create DVDs, but this year I have around 50 or so coffee coasters from flop burns that said they burned successfully. Talk about OCD. Yea, I have it Smile

That crap I downloaded from Softonic  came with a few surprises.The codecs download  is full of ~IT~ literally. A pain in the ass to uninstall too. I just figured out how to shut the vprot app off and finally delete it.

It hijacked my browser and added another little malware called Softonic Search that hung out around my clock at the bottom of my screen.

I even made sure too uncheck things I DID NOT want, got them anyways.

The biggest headache was getting rid of the AVG Search Bar that installed even though I did not check the box.

I could not even rid myself of it by the register manually. I would delete the key by running regedit (Register) and back it would come. Just like a bad boyfriend.

I hate crap that takes over your computer without even so much as a Hey, I’m dropping by. They just show up and move right in.

Guess the powers that be have found a way to screw up  burning with all the cyphers and codecs changed. I have found a work around in the form of Freemake. Awesome.

I put special touches on my Xmas cards and they were all sent out the first of last week. I have 5-6 boxes ready too go to other destinations tomorrow.

The weather has been just right, lows in the 60’s highs in the 80’s. Not our usual cooler December temperature’s.

The Drummer Boy Creation

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Music sheet background with an overlay of a silhouette of the drummer boy.

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. “

Henry David Thoreau

I have the “Rock Candy” making down too a science. Three never hardened and were trashed and I was on too the next batch.

I made yellow coconut, green  and red peppermint, Almond and Orange.

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My Nut, Banana breads and Chocolate Chip cookie baking will begin on the 23rd.

Later this evening I am trying out the Bath Salts I made. I added dried rose petals, euphoria and lavender Aura Cacia essential oils too the  Coarse Sea Salt and Epsom Salt. Then I added  food coloring by mixing equal amounts of red and blue. Perfect shade of lavender.

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“Look in the flowers and perfumes of nature for peace of mind and joy of life”

Last night I heard a ruckus in the kitchen, upon investigating I found that (ODDLY) the secure stopper on one of my bath salts had exploded. Smells good in the kitchen, but bath salts with oil are not my kind of fun to sweep up.

Then just now another crash. Same situation. I believe it is China Cat, she must like the smells of lavender and Euphoria, like cat nip too her. It was a worse mess this time. Now I have the entire bottle with stopper enclosed in a secure bag.

OK researched the Explosions and found that if you use Baking Soda to keep it fresh it causes a build-up of carbon oxide air escaping. If placed in a glass jar it MAY go BOOM. I had already packed and sealed Mary’s so I hope it doesn’t go Boom!

I had a lot of fun making these cute little snow babies.

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But alas photos of snow will have to suffice for me.

Kudos to Jax

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From my Hometown

Photo by Courtney Mabeus

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Top of candle holder

and also the Jingle Balls

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China wanted to help.

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Beautiful Christmas quilt from my ladybug friend.

I watched “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” last night. It was such a cute animation. I remember back Xmas 94. I had worked a long 12 hour shift, was fighting a cold and went to my daughter’s. Before dinner I had already too much spiked Eggnog.

My take on the matter was I got into it with everybody and left. Next morning I woke, jumped out of bed and came to a very painful halt. My foot was so swollen. My shoes were still on. I took my shoe off and it really swelled. Off to the ER. It was broken in 3 places.

Last thing I remember was a car stopping and a little girl saying “What’s your name?” I told her “Cyndi” She said where do you live and I said “Cyndi” They finally figured out the address on Cindy Ave and dropped me off.

When I got out of the car she patted my head and said “You’ll be OK”. I think I was thrown from the back of a truck that I had tried to get a ride down town on. I probably pissed them off.

So glad those days are finished.

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Photo by Butterfly

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Photo Property of © Cynthia Martz 2013

Christmas isn’t JUST about receiving gifts

It’s in the Giving of our Time and Heart

A phone call to let someone know you’re thinking of them

The Spirit of the Holidays should be everyday

No one is guaranteed tomorrow

Seven out of Ten Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless.

Be Thankful for each and every Blessing

Keep your stress levels low and evenly balanced by staying focused and positive

Shelter from the heat and cold

Food in our tummies

Music too sooth us

Animals (Especially Cats) to love and cherish

Love, Health and a Bit of Abundance
with Time to Enjoy

© Cynthia Martz 2013

from Elf Bubbles Sweet-Buns

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