Saturday, April 16, 2011
I do love doing stuff like this. I just wish it didn't add up so fast.
On another note, my replacement computer is on its way, so I will soon be back to business as usual - as soon as my computer guy transfers my info over, that is. Wish me luck.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
It appears that the Germans may have been the ones to introduce the bunny as an Easter symbol. There is evidence in writings in the 1500s to that effect. It wasn't until the 1800s that the first edible bunnies were made, again by the Germans. These were not chocolate, but pastries.
Apparently, the Germans brought the concept of the Easter bunny to America in 1700s when they traveled here with the Pensylvania Dutch.
Please see http://www.easterbunnys.net/easterbunnyhistory.htm for more information.
Interestingly, it seems that the goddess Eastre, or Eostre, had a consort. That consort was a Hare, similar to a rabbit, but even larger. The egg, like the hare, was also a symbol of fertility. It was believed that the goddess gave the hare the power to lay eggs, but only once each year.
When the Germans came to America, the concept of the Easter Bunny,or Oschter Haws, came with them. The children would make nests out of their bonnets and caps, then hide them, hoping the Oschter Haws would leave them colored eggs.
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/19144/the_origin_and_history_of_the_easter.html?cat=7 For more detailed information.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
For a more in depth treatment of the subject, please see Arlene Wright - Correll's blog @ http://www.phancypages.com/newsletter/ZNewsletter2599.htm.
Monday, April 11, 2011
I think I'll write a short story. That might appease my mighty need. Who knows?.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Later, I made a special dinner for him. He has been hating everything I fix and not eating well for a while now - very frustrating. So, I broke down and bought some fish - which I hate - and got a great recipe for it from my sister - in - law. He loved it. He even complimented me! He said he wished I'd cook like that all the time. Unfortunately, I have no other ideas. I've tried stuffed steaks, stuffed chicken, backed chicken, burgers, beef and pork tenderloin. roast (which is too expensive). Other than steaks, which I just can't afford, and sushi, which I don't know how to make, I don't know what else to do.
In any event, having those kind gestures from my son yesterday meant the world to me. It just confirms that he really does love me, that the sprouts are there, and that maybe they just need a little water splashed on them from time to time to shoot up.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Synonyms for the word sprout include develop, grow and emerge. How do the types of thoughts that lead to such actions develop, grow or emerge in these shooters?
This devil left a note. Wellington Oliveira, the 23 year old man who perpetrated this nightmare, talked about chastity and the forgiveness of God. He gave no indications as to why he did this heinous thing, only discussing how his body was to be handled and his possessions disposed of. For a complete translation of the letter see http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=13324247.
This man left us no real clues as to his motives. The families are now left with this horrible tragedy and no reason why.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The first question you may ask is, "what does this have to do with sprouts?" Well, I've considered, what could cause the beginnings of this disease or syndrome or whatever it is to sprout in a person. What starts it? Why do they need attention so badly that they would hurt their own flesh and blood? I have no good answers. I think there are none.
I was watching GMA this morning and they had this little boy on with his mother. Apparently, the little boy - 8 years old - was maced when he threatened some teachers with a sharp piece of wood. He seems to have a history of anger and aggression problems at school. His mother allowed him to be interviewed directly on the subject! I couldn't believe she just sat there and let her son talk about his anger management problems and how school and the teachers made him mad and that he "sort of" meant that he wanted to kill them. It seems the teachers may even have hidden from him in another room. The police have been called three times for problems with the boy.
What mother would expose her child to such national scrutiny? Now everyone will know who Aiden Elliot is. She made some vague reference to the fact that it might be the school's fault since he didn't have the same problem with his other activities. Personally, I think, as apparently do most of the people posting on GMA's facebook page, that the mother is to blame. But more than that, I think she is clearly seeking attention for herself as a result of the trauma dealt her son when he was maced by the police officers in this incident. I think it's disgusting.
See the whole story and interview: