fireworks and picnic (free clip art)
Jayce and I had a great day all day yesterday. First we went to his brothers for a cookout. His brother and sister-in-law are both really good cooks. His brother grilled the meat and some of the veggies and his wife made potato salad and the desert. It was all absolutely delicious. I ate way too much too.
Well then it was off to watch the fireworks. His brother and his family came along and there’s nothing like seeing the look in a child’s eyes as they watch fireworks. What truly amazed me was that their father made sure to tell them what we were celebrating and why. He’s a really great Dad. He didn’t want the kids to think that all the 4th of July was about was cooking out and fireworks. I thought that was just too wonderful of him.
Life can really be hard at times like I have discussed with you. Well I have found a wonderful web based TV type program that will help to transform your life. No it’s not some guru standing up there teaching you to meditate but it is full of helpful programs.
I’m all for anything that helps me to find my center and that is what they site is all about. It helps you to pay attention to your life and learn how to really live it.I like it a lot!
I can remember the first time I heard my father play a trumpet. It was a complete surprise to me because I had no idea he had ever played one before! He was an accomplished pianist, percussionist, guitar and bass player – what more could he do? So it was such a surprise when he took his trumpet out of the case and played “taps” at home. I can still remember how excited my sisters and I were to hear him play the trumpet with a sound dampener on it to make it sound different! We were very young, and had never seen anyone use one before. I gained a lot of respect for my father that day, realizing that he was a lot more talented than I had realized!
I learned something new today when I was reading an article online from thehub dot com. I was looking for a little insight on a guitar that Ben was thinking about buying, when I saw an article about the difference between a major chord and a minor chord. I had always wondered about that. The article explained that there is only one note’s difference – the third note is flattened, which makes the chord sound sad, or sinister. I never realized that before!
My mother told this one at our Mothers Day celebration. Now if you knew my mother, you would realize just how funny this is because my mother never tells jokes in the first place and well, this one is kind of funny was the second surprise to all of us. See what you think?
Little boy wanted $100.00 very badly and prayed for weeks, but nothing happened. Then he decided to write God a letter requesting the $100.00.
When the postal authorities received the letter to God, USA , they decided to send it to the President. The president was so amused that he instructed his secretary to send the little boy a $5.00 bill. The president thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy.
The little boy was delighted with the $5.00 bill and sat down to write a thank-you note to God, which read:
Thank you very much for sending the money. However, I noticed that for some reason you sent it through Washington D.C. and they took $95.00 in taxes. Next time please send it straight to me so they won’t take out all those taxes.