Saturday, May 28, 2011

Heart Sunglasses + Tweed Skirt Suit + Balenciaga Bag

All tweed can be a bit dull, but paired with some red heart shaped sunglasses, fur coat, platform shoes and a Balenciaga handbag it's a little quizzical.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

memorial day, 2011

where tender grasses wave © margaret griswold-scheiding

the flowers are so pretty
where people left them there
the reds and blues and yellows
their colors everywhere
cheer up this place of sorrow
each one a silent prayer

i’ve watched them come and go away
for many a long old year
arriving like the tide they come
in every eye a tear
for war continues on and on
and sends more soldiers here

i hear the quiet weeping
of ev’ry grieving mother
and quiet sadness that is shared
by husband son and brother
and wife and daughter left bereft
consoling one another

they walk on by and do not see me
in this vale of stone
i linger near yet stay apart
forever all alone
for i’m a soldier buried here
my name in death unknown

i used to hope someone would come
with flowers for my grave
missing and rememb’ring me
because my life i gave
and pause beside my weathered stone
where tender grasses wave

it’s been so long time has erased
and left no memory
of a soldier dead and gone
his life a mystery
and no one ever lingers near
no one remembers me

i think i can recall a day
a moment long ago
a little girl drew near and paused
but why i do not know
and left one daisy sweet and plain
and then i watched her go

many many years passed by
then came that sunny day
a woman came to visit me
and did not go away
she sat upon the ground nearby
i think i heard her pray

and then i think i heard my name
a whisper soft and low
i think she may have wept for me
but i don’t really know
she left one daisy sweet and plain
and then i watched her go

oh may there come a day dear lord
when men no longer die
upon some distant battle field
beneath a darkened sky
and let there be no more of them
the unknown such as i

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hope Has Arrived


I want to thank each and every one of you who have kept us in your thoughts and prayers. They have all paid off and last night “Hope”, our new little granddaughter arrived. We are all so very happy and grateful that all went well.  Hope weighed in at 4 lbs. 4oz. She is in the NICU as she was born at 34 wks. and could be there for 2 or 3 wks. depending on how she progresses. She is on oxygen to keep her oxygen levels up, and they are tube feeding her at the moment, until she is stronger and able to suck. She also has fluid in her lungs and there is a procedure they use to help dry out her tiny little lungs. She has got off to a rough start but is in good hands. She is in God’s Hands.

Please keep Hope, mom and dad in your prayers. It hasn’t been easy for them, or the family. We are all so very thankful for her safe arrival, and will be so glad when she can come home to her family.
Thank you all so very much for your continued prayers.
xx's Dianne

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Rewind Option?….


Would that we could
have a button
marked rewind.
I promise I wouldn’t
use it all of the time,
Only when needed
in emergency say?
Trouble is
I’d have
each and every day!!

LadyP© 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011


My first official 5k race time.  H've kept up with it, have run that distance more then once, actually.  But the first race is definitely something I will never forget.  My sister C. and good friend J. ran with me.  (They are "real" runners.  I still feel like a bit of a pretender. Which I know I'm not really - but J. has run the NYC marathon for heaven's sake and C. has finished a triathlon and is training for a half marathon. You get the idea.) 

They stayed with me and my slow pace though, even if they were chatting the entire time! Even up a damn hill that left me huffing and puffing.  But we finished strong, and together.  Even though the race results had C. finishing two minutes behind me. HA!

My first race number.  I thought it was a good one.  Thirty-one was a good year.

I plan to have another one in June, and hopefully just keep adding to the pile.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Train Of Life


Train Tracks ... Looking Foreward



Train Of Life

          Some folks ride the train of life
          Looking out the rear,
          Watching miles of life roll by,
          And marking every year.
          They sit in sad remembrance,
          Of wasted days gone by,
          And curse their life for what it was,
          And hang their head and cry.
          But I don't concern myself with that,
          I took a different vent,
          I look forward to what life holds,
          And not what has been spent.
          So strap me to the engine,
          As securely as I can be,
          I want to be out on the front,
          To see what I can see.
          I want to feel the winds of change,
          Blowing in my face,
          I want to see what life unfolds,
          As I move from place to place.
          I want to see what's coming up,
          Not looking at the past,
          Life's too short for yesterdays,
          It moves along too fast.
          So if the ride gets bumpy,
          While you are looking back,
          Go up front, and you may find,
          Your life has jumped the track.
          It's all right to remember,
          That's part of history,
          But up front's where it's happening,
          There's so much mystery.
          The enjoyment of living,
          Is not where we have been,
          It's looking ever forward,
          To another year and ten.
          It's searching all the byways,
          Never should you refrain,
          For if you want to live your life,
          You gotta drive the train.

          Author Unknown



          Shadows Of Yesterdays .... Looking Back



          I was riding my bike one day, and I stopped dead in my tacks,or should I say train tracks.

          It was a late summer afternoon, and I had gone for a ride on the waterfront trail, and was on my way back home.

          Out of the corner of my eye I looked in both directions, and this is what I saw. This is a little moment in history. I am looking forward to what lies ahead, but since I haven’t been out with my camera in awhile this is from my archives. :)



          I have had a lot going on in my life, and that of my family. I would ask that you remember my Daughter-In Law (Sandra) and my little granddaughter who as of yet hasn’t been born. They are in the hospital in a NICU, because the baby is only 33 weeks old at this time. She is expected to have a premature arrival. I would appreciate your prayers for them, and that the baby would have a safe, and healthy arrival.

          The last few weeks have been very unsettling for all of us, and stressful as well.

          I know they are both in God’s Hands, as we all are.

          The Medical Team is hoping that the baby can stay safely in the womb until the 34th week, and then if need be they will induce her labor . This is the short version of what has been happening without going into too much detail. Please remember my son who is the daddy, and Tesa, Jenna, and Courtney who are missing mom, and looking so foreword to having another little sister to be part of their family.


          My other son and daughter-in-law are also expecting a little baby boy in August. :)

          I had the pleasure of watching a 3D ultrasound, live broadcasting on my computer, yesterday. I got to watch my not yet born little grandson, in his mom’s womb. He was blowing bubbles , and was quite active. It brought me to happy tears as I watched the miracle of life before my very eyes. I only wish I could have seen the expression on my son’s and daughter-in-laws face as they watched their son. I am so very happy and excited for the both of them.

          Life is good, and so very Precious!

          Well there are other things going on in my life also, but this is more than enough for one day.

          God Bless and be with you all. Have a good week.

          Sincerely Dianne :)