Thursday, May 31, 2007
In memory of Angus McBride
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing away of Angus McBride, one of the world's most respected historical illustrators and a true friend of Osprey. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
There have been things I've seen.... like this Jacob sheep. This one is very young imaging a big one. That's something nightmare's are made of (the horns that is). I've seen a child pulled across an arena by a sheep. I've seen wives spending money their husbands don't know about. It can be quite gasmic for a knitter, spinner, or a weaver. I promise I will try to behave.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.
The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.
What Tarot Card are You? Take the Test to Find Out.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
A friendly Wednesday reminder from The Animal Rescue Site:
Make a difference today!
Click on the "Fund Food for Animals" button at The Animal Rescue Site and give food to an animal living in a shelter or sanctuary -- at no cost to you.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Manian (Marie-Anne) Kijikasowekwe.
Kimathi Kawin Wanikaniwisi
Akakotcij Kisis 3, 1890 = Which we found to mean Feb. 3rd., 1890
Nitawep Pechik Wonong
All of this is on my great, great, great grandmother's gravestone. It's Algonquin and/or Ojibway.
I've spent hours researching with not much luck.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Here is the before shot of the garage and the installation of our (Fema F-5) Texas Tech tested 5 person Iron Eagle-II from Storm Safe Rooms. Brad came up from Tulsa, Ok area to install it. It was amazing to watch him install it. Once it was in the garage he used the Egyptian way he claims. He rolled it into place using metal pipes under it. Hubby, in red shirt, had to get involved & did a bit of pushing too. Once in place Brad drilled holes into the concrete 3 inches deep & epoxied & screwed that bad boy down.
You should go watch the videos on their website. Pretty amazing!
Once Brad left we ran an extension cord through one of the vent holes & installed a clamp light inside. I’ve put 3 one gallon jugs of water inside so far. I’ll be adding some of our important papers and photos. Besides the dog leashes hubby wants to add muzzles. Nothing like a pissy Great Dane in a storm. She just can't keep her mouth to herself.
We’ve named the shelter the USS Missouri because of the battleship gray paint
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
As part of a campaign to restore his poll standings, President George W. Bush was scheduled to visit the Washington's most staid Episcopal Church. Bush's manager made a visit to the Bishop to cut a deal: "We've been getting a lot of bad publicity because of the Iraq war, Katrina, wiretapping, Gonzales, and the like. We'd gladly make a contribution to the church of $100,000 -- if, during your sermon, you'd say the President is a saint."The Bishop thought it over, then finally said,"This Church is in desperate need of funds. I'll agree to do it."Bush and his entourage showed up for the service. The Bishop began his sermon:"This morning, I'd like to speak to you all about our President."George Bush is a liar, a cheat, and an ignorant weasel. He took the tragedy of September 11 and used it to frighten and manipulate the American people. He lied about weapons of mass destruction and invaded Iraq for oil and money, causing the deaths of tens of thousands and making the United States the most hated country on earth. He appointed cronies to positions of power and influence, leading to widespread death and destruction during Hurricane Katrina. He awarded contracts and tax cuts to his rich friends so that we now have more poverty in this country, and a greater gap between rich and poor, than we've had since the Depression. He instituted illegal wiretaps when getting a warrant from a secret court would have been a mere administrative detail, had his henchmen lie to Congress about it, then claimed he is above the law. He has headed the most corrupt, bribe-inducing political party since Teapot Dome . The national surplus has turned into a staggering national debt of 7.6 trillion, gas prices are up 85%, and vital research into global warming and stem cells is stopped cold because he's afraid to lose votes from some religious kooks. He is the worst example of a true Christian I've ever known."But . . . compared to Dick Cheney and Karl Rove, George W. Bush is a saint."
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Almighty God, we pause to reflect on Your character as we seek wisdom for such a time as this.
In these unsafe days, You remain all-powerful and able to protect;
In these uncertain times, You remain all-knowing, leading us aright;
In the unprecedented events we’re facing, You remain absolutely sovereign. Our times are in Your hands.
Therefore, our dependence on You, is total, not partial
…our need for Your forgiveness is constant
…our gratitude for Your grace is profound
…our love for You is deep.
We ask that You guard and guide our President and all who serve the people of these United States. May uncompromising integrity mark their lives.
We also ask that You unite us as truly “one nation, under God.” May genuine humility return to our ranks.
And may that blend of integrity and humility heal our land.
In our Lord’s name we pray,
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
C'EST LE MOIS DE MARIE
C'est le mois de Marie,
C'est le mois le plus beau;
A la Vierge chérie,
Disons un chant nouveau.
Ornons le sanctuaire
De nos plus belles fleurs;
Offrons à notre Mère
Et nos chants et nos coeurs.
De la saison nouvelle
On vante les attraits:
Marie est bien plus belle,
Plus brillants sont ses traits.
Au vallon solitaire,
Le lis, par sa blancheur,
De cette Vierge Mère
Nous redit la candeur.
De la Vierge reflète
La douce humilité.
La rose épanouie
Aux premiers feux du jour
Nous rappelle, ô Marie,
Ton maternel amour.
Vierge, que ta main sème
Et fasse croître en nous
Les vertus dont l'emblème
A ses yeux est si doux.
Fais que dans la patrie
Nous chantions à jamais
Sainte Vierge Marie,
Ta gloire et tes bienfaits.
Growing up in Quebec as children, we would sing this song on May 1st. Then crown a statue of Mary with a wreath of flowers.