All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt”. (Charles Schulz)


happy-valentines-day-clip-art-5Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.

Lovers’ holiday celebrated on February 14, the feast day of St. Valentine, one of two 3rd-century Roman martyrs of the same name. St. Valentine is considered the patron of lovers and especially of those unhappily in love. The feast day became a lovers’ festival in the 14th century, probably as an extension of pagan love festivals and fertility rites celebrated in mid-February.

Until the 19th century handwritten valentines were often given rather than modern mass-produced greeting cards.

“I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.”

My favorite! 

I love this song. MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band

For my friend – Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Fibromyalgia awareness day.
This is how I felt and sometimes still feel.
My Fibro

This sharp, dull and gnawing pain has no set time to visit, doesn’t know when its time to leave.

The burning in my muscles never seems to ease

It wakes me in the morning ,the throbbing brings me to my knees.
Some days it just a gentle hug or touch meant to comfort, because you care,

I did not mean to give you such a nasty ugly stare.
I thought I told you today that my body is such a mess, all I want to do is lay down on the couch and rest.
I could not sleep last night nor the night before. I don’t know if its the pain keeping me awake for my mind will not ease, I am so tired, my God all I need is to sleep.

No matter how much sleep I do get, I am to tired, so my list of things to do today,will just have to wait for another morning.
I am having some difficulty remembering, my mind cant concentrate..

I once was a great multi task-er, now I have problems just spelling taskmaster.
My head is starting to pound, a migraine is on its way. I don’t have time for this head ache Oh dear god take it away,
My ears are itching terribly, the buzzing noise seems so loud.

It makes me dizzy and clumsy, I keep having to pick myself off the ground.
My hair hurts today, I know that’s a funny thing to say.

Don’t know why it happens, but my head itches all the day.
My lower teeth are aching.. One big tooth ache that will not go away.

My face is so tender I think the pain in my jaw is here to stay.
My hips start to hurt after, too long time sitting in this seat.

Stiffness sets in, numbness and tingling controls my legs, and feet.
Have to walk fast, the bathroom is just a couple feet from that door,


June is National Rose Month

National Rose Month

June is National Rose Month. Roses have a long and colorful history. They have been symbols of love, beauty, war and politics.

Did you know that on November 20, 1986 President Ronald Reagan signed a resolution making the rose the national floral emblem at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden…

“Americans have always loved the flowers with which God decorates our land. More often than any other flower, we hold the rose dear as the symbol of life and love and devotion, of beauty and eternity. For the love of man and woman, for the love of mankind and God, for the love of country, Americans who would speak the language of the heart do so with a rose.

We see proof of this everywhere. The study of fossils reveals that the rose has existed in America for age upon age. We have always cultivated roses in our gardens. Our first President, George Washington, bred roses, and a variety he named after his mother is still grown today. The White House itself boasts a beautiful Rose Garden. We grow roses in all our fifty States. We find roses throughout our art, music, and literature. We decorate our celebrations and parades with roses. Most of all, we present roses to those we love, and we lavish them on our altars, our civil shrines, and the final resting places of our honored dead.

The American people have long held a special place in their hearts for roses. Let us continue to cherish them, to honor the love and devotion they represent, and to bestow them on all we love just as God has bestowed them on us.

The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 159 has designated the rose as the National Floral Emblem of the United States and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation declaring this fact.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the rose as the National Floral emblem of the United States of America.”

A Rose for Every Month

A Rose for Every Month

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