Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thoughts on a Sunday


Savor the little things in life on this precious Sunday.

Whether it's to trace the petals of a rose with your eyes or touch the soft cheek of a child or grandchild, become cognizant of how precious life is.


From my own heart to yours, I wish you all good things on this day.


                                                                                                           (Heart made by my sister, Barb)

WHAT IS ONE SMALL THING YOU TRULY APPRECIATE TODAY?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bye Bye Easter of 2017


Little by little, the Easter decorations are coming down.

The brightly colored egg tree outside will have to wait til this weekend. 


It was a memorable Easter holiday, complete with many church services, an egg hunt for the little ones, baskets, nibbling on chocolate bunny ears, and, of course, a sumptuous Easter Sunday dinner.


One of my sisters, Natalie, and her husband, Jim,  hosted dinner this year and it was a gala!

Shown below are fabulous "fattoush" salad and  luscious"louby" green bean dish:





All of the photos in this post were taken at their house.

My BIL is of Lebanese background and he is a fabulous cook. His wife is a gourmet cook, too.

Below are creamy almond-topped potatoes and the ham:



You can imagine how wonderful everything tasted.

My sister's yummy coconut cake:



Now, all the joy-filled happenings are part of the history of Easter, 2017, and I am grateful for those memories.

WHAT WAS THE BEST MEMORY YOU MADE THIS PAST EASTER?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

PYSANKY:Gorgeous Art Eggs from the Ukraine...

Pysanky, Ukrainian Easter eggs, are true works of art.


Their colors and designs speak to the heart.

They are amazing in their details.

This collection is completely different from my
handpainted Polish eggs.  Those are wooden.

Pysanky eggs are terribly delicate and BREAKABLE
because they are dyed and made through wax on the "real" eggshell.

Therefore, this collection remains behind glass in the china hutch and is not taken out to be displayed on a table. Ever.


My entire collection of precious Ukrainian eggs came from my long-time friend, Patti.

She is Ukrainian, like the eggs, even though she was born in the USA.

She still reveres a lot of her ancestors' traditions.

Shown in this post is the egg she gave me this year for Easter.

It is a treasure, like friendship, very delicate and breakable, too,  and to be treated with finesse.

HAVE YOU SEEN UKRAINIAN EASTER EGGS IN PERSON? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THEM?
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