Under My Heart


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I was 12 years old when an unorganized religion informed my mother of a different path.

A  promise of everlasting life on a paradise Earth. It would effect our entire lives for many many years to come.

Life changing.

All Days that began with HAPPY or MERRY ; were not too be celebrated in anyway.

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 So Mama, this is for you.

I found a huge box and I have put lots of LOVE in it. Your favorite Channel #5, a soft silky handkerchief,  flower seeds, a bottle of grape Manischewitz wine. 

Over the years I made a point to gift you on other days. But than you cut me out of your life. Again, because an organized religion told you I was a apostate.

For YEARS at a time.

I moved far away.

I lost contact with family and close relatives.

The Holidays became unimportant days. Just a date on the calendar where everyone else seemed to go into debt to make sure someone else was Happy.

My dad was ecstatic, as he never liked spending too much money on any one thing.

The Holidays and Birthdays before I turned 12 are fondly remembered

Jehovah Witness

A group of people who’s faces are flat from getting doors slammed in their faces.

This does a great JOB of summing up:

The name of a religious cult who get brainwashed by mind control techniques into believing that their interpretation of the Bible is better than anyone else’s.
It was started by some idiot that got this vision of the world coming to an end in 1914. When 1914 came and went, he then managed to persuade his flock that it would happen in 1942. When 1942 came and went, well let me put it this way… Anyone who would even think about joining this cult is mentally ill to begin with.
They publish some toilet trash called the Watch Tower and are also known as the Watch Tower Society and JWs. In 1933 their leaders conspired with Hitler against the Jews. Several of their top members were thrown in jail for committing fraud, larceny, sexual deviant acts, etc. But somehow the cult manages to go on. Go figure.
If a member deviates in any way from their way of life all other members are required to scorn them. This is just one of their many mind control techniques.
But the worse thing about JWs is that every year hundreds of children die because these geniuses think that “Thou shalt not eat blood” refers to life saving transfusions instead of becoming a vampire.

Jehovah’s Witnesses are the “False Prophets” that God refers to in the Bible. When one comes to your door, just give them a copy of the letter their leaders sent in support of Hitler and tell the bigots to fuck off.

by Alfie The Horndog August 10, 2005

You carried me under your heart.

I carry you in my heart.

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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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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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