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chop suey Friday 5.26.17

 

Happiness after a hard-fought game.  Sorry Ottawa, but, Yay Penguins. Sid you are the best!  born in Halifax, Canada, he is an amazing player, all round professional who earns the accolades he gets.

Jenna May, Sienna and Margaret May 25.17Somewhere along the way, I became a den mother to three dolls.  I wouldn’t swear to it, but I think Tanya* had something to do with it. I went from finding a doll that kinda reached out to me, to have two more who like being dressed and combed.  Do you think this has anything to do with as a parent I was a Mother to a very talented young boy, who grew up to be a gem of a son.

I was part of a group of artistic souls who made one of a kind dolls.  We scoffed at the ladies who played dress up with  the young dolls as shown above.  Preferring our out of the box, one of a kind creations.  One should never say never, we simply do not know what lies ahead for us.  Or how we end up somewhere we had no idea that it was a direction we were going.

The small cloth doll you see, in the middle is one I made when I was sewing and felting,I was trying to combine the fibre for felting with scrap material I had.  My own version of a rag doll.

pasta salmon dinner

 

Salmon pasta salad made with fresh vegetables. Red sockeye salmon, tad mayo, and dash of Himalayan salt.   Tempting me to go have my dinner.

Happy week-end to everyone, a long week-end to my American friends, and a busy walk/run week-end here in Ottawa, lots of events going on…

Oyashikiri – Blessings !

Madonna House Apostolate

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Yesterday we drove out to Combermere, Ontario, to the Madonna House Pioneer Museum and St. Raphael’s Handicraft Centre. It is a beautiful drive through cottage country, I confess to being so tired, that I fell asleep on the way up and missed a lot of beautiful scenery.  For those who know Madonna house, I need not explain it, but a short note for those who are new to Madonna House, it is run by missionaries, all items that are on display in the museum, or for sale in the shops, are donated, and ALL the proceeds go the poor.

The museum is pat of the Renfrew County Museums Network,  there is a main shop with a multitude of collectibles, curios and antiques.  There is an Art Gallery with paintings, prints and other works of art.  One of my favourite haunts is The Small Shop, a thrifty shopper’s favourite, vintage items, costume jewelry and countless pieces of interest.

It is known for its Book Shop with a wide variety of used books, rare and antique special collections. The Pioneer Museum is a must if you are interested in an extensive Canadian Collection of old tools and…. the museum was built from 100 year old hewn logs by experts in the Madawaska Valley.  for the museum, it is a guided tour.

Coming up Labour Day Week-end. September 5th and 6th.  1 pm – 4 pm they are having  a Heritage Fest.  Where you can see first hand, their skills in  wool carding, spinning,weaving,felting, bee hive demonstrations, butter churning, pottery, and wood carving.

Madonna House is self-sufficient,  in that it runs a farm to produce, for example, the sheep fibres used in the wool carding, spinning and weaving, cows for the milk, and butter, this is a must visit for families that want their children to know what life was like, prior to all the modern technology that we are bombarded with today.

Coordinates for Madonna House   2887 Dafoe Road, (Hwy 517)     Combermere, Ontario.  613-756-3713   or visit http://www.madonnahouse.org  please if you have the time, visit their website, they are dedicated to loving and living a life of service, in all aspects of everyday life….
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Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

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Smiles

What gives you an instant smile?
What when you see it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy?
Could be lots of things..
One of my “smiles” are sheep/goats..
I’m not alone, I see sheep pictures, curios, soft toys in all the shops.
Sheep, in person, when you visit them on a farm, may look soft and cuddly, but if their coats are full
and they are out in the pasture, its ah… not so inviting to throw your arms around them for a snuggle.. LOL nor will they necessarily let you.

A Felter, I have tried to clean raw fleece.. what a chore that was.  I loved the activity though, the thought that I was doing what pioneer women did, clean, dry, and the  prepare the fleece through the different stages to either felt or knit/crochet with.  I only made it so far, I stumbled and stalled when i got to the spinning wheel phase.  My wheel sits waiting for me to gather the patience to sit and try again.  Still when i look over and see my spinning wheel, I smile.. it reminds me of happy moments when I was knee-deep in organic fibers .. the other project that I will leave to others is the dying of the fleece.  In the living room I have a showcase full to brimming of all the different colours I could find.  My stash is another “smile” in my life.

Smiles come in all shapes and sizes and they originate from a happiness inside.  a person who is always pleasant and cheerful, can spread their joy wherever they go.

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Just imagine the thrill and happiness this athlete is experiencing.  A “smile” he /she will remember for an eternity.

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Always remember to smile.  Seeing a resident of Raglan Shire (Zoolie), makes me smile.   photo taken by Q    avatar is a Loco Poco kangaroo … You smiling?

Did you know – Sheep people (Chinese Astrology) are thought to be sensitive, talented and extremely creative, elegant and charming.  They get along with almost everyone, they are peace loving, ardent and easygoing.

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day 4 Perfect Liberty teaching

Letting Go of Your Ego  Will Make you a Stronger Person

“If you are always caught up with power,status or appearances, you will have a hard time accomplishing anything of worth.  Let go and express yourself fully”

How easy it is to fall into the “ego trap”.  We are busy living our lives, tripping through life, when suddenly we are pulled up short by the boot straps, “how on earth did this happen” you’ve walked into a wall, or fallen into a pothole.  That is because somewhere along the way, we began to  believe in or fall into one of the “roles” we seem to be delegated to in life.  Not all the roles we find ourselves in are delegated, some are of our own making.  An ego can be like our very own personal nemesis.  In the church teachings, we learn to “see” and receive help to “let go”

I greet you with love in my heart, and wrap you in a heart felt hug. =^_^=

Blessings be…

“Letting Go of Your Ego Will Make you a Stronger Person”

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