August 31, 2009

Hopeless Romantic Tag

What two qualities do you want most in your future husband?
Hmm, well, i'll put my essentials and my preferences.
Essentials: i'd like him to have a strong faith in God and devotion to the Blessed Mother.
Preferences: it would be very nice if he could and liked to dance and didn't mind humoring the mushy romantic side of me. ;)

Is there a fictional character you see as a model for your future husband?
Well... Fish, Bear and Paul Fester. =)

Where do you want your wedding?
I'd like to be married in a beautiful church or cathedral. (Saint John Cantius?) I'd LOVE to be married at The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, but that's not possible, alas.

What are your views on courtship?
I think that courtship as opposed to dating is a very good idea. It seems much more family oriented, instead of just couple oriented. I'd like to get to know his family well, and i want him to get to know my family. (I think...) Of course a couple of "dates" on our own would be fine with me. (Ha ha, my list of places to go on a date is quite, er, unique. 1) To a cathedral for Mass and adoration, 2) a big library, 3) a beautiful forest preserve and take a walk, 5) historical museums, ....)

What are your views on your first kiss?
Well, i'm not so sure i like the "wait until my wedding day" idea. I mean, it's a nice idea and if my future spouse wants it that way then i'll probably agree, but i don't really care for that. I'd really like my first kiss to be right after he says "Will you marry me?" and i say "Oh certainly you most wonderful man! I'd go to the ends of the earth and back with you!" Or something like that. Knowing me i'd probably just say "Yes" and burst into tears. So yes, the first kiss when i get engaged, and then wait until the wedding.

Do you have or want a purity ring/locket?
I have two rings, actually. One is a Claddagh ring and the other is a heart ring that i was given on my 16th birthday. The Claddagh wasn't given to me as a purity ring, but i count it as one anyhow.

Do you have or want a hope chest?
Unfortunatly, i don't have a hope chest. I do want one though!

Will you wear a veil at your wedding?
What kind of question is that!?!?!? Of course i'll have a veil!!!!

What kind of wedding dress do you want?
Oh gosh... umm, well, i think i still want the Civil War huge skirt look, wait no. I want my dress to look just like grandma's on my mom's side. She had an amazingly beautiful dress!

What flowers do you want in your bouquet?
Roses. Red and white ones. They won't really go with my wedding colors (mint green) but who cares? It's my bouquet! Ooh, and maybe some pansies... but no, there stems aren't strong enough. =( That's too bad, i adore pansies.

What do you want to name one of your daughters?
Mariel Rose. Isn't that a lovely name? I actually want all my daughters' first names to be either Mary or a version of Mary. (Marie, Maria and Mariel.... Mariel is the Scottish form, i believe). Mary Alyssa, Maria Chiara and Mary Anasatisa are some more.

What do you want to name one of your sons?
Joshua is my first pick, after Junior of course. Joshua Michael. I would also like a Martin, a Robert, a Matthias and a Marc Gerard.

Do you believe in the 'knight-in-shining-armor' view of courtship?
Well, it depends on what you mean by that. Do i think the perfect man is going to ride up, sweep me off my feet and we'll gallop off into the sunset? No, that'd be silly, especially since most people don't ride horses anymore. They drive cars and driving a pick-up off into the sunset is terribly unromantic. I don't expect the man i marry to be perfect - though i want him to have perfection as his life's goal - and i don't expect his armor to be shinning and undented. Our relationship won't be all sunshine and roses, but if it is what God wants, then it will be beautiful.

So no, i guess i don't quite believe in the 'knight-in-shining armor' view of courtship.

What music do you want to play at your wedding?
Well, at the actual ceremony, i haven't quite thought out.
At the reception: Instrumental or quieter music for during dinner. (Lord of the Rings, Pride and Prejudice, Amazing Grace, Therese, Little Women, Pirates of the Caribbean (yeah yeah, it's not quite, but it's instrumental!) Enya.)
During Dancing: Lotsa country songs! Josh Groban, Hayley Westenra, The dance from the 2005 P&P movie, the very first one that they do at Merryton Town Hall since i sorta know how to do that (That would make an awesome bridal party dance!) ooh, and "Time to Say Good-bye" for the last dance.

Are you a hopeless romantic?
I am, and proud of it!

And i shall tag.....



August 30, 2009

Jam Making Time!

Peach Jam
How to prepare fruit
Peel, pit and finely chop peaches.

4 cups finely chopped peaches
2Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
4 1/2 cups sugar

Makes about 7 cups.

1. Bring boiling-water canner, half-full with water, to simmer.

2. Wash jars and screw bands in hot, soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain wel before filling.

3. Prepare fruit as directed. If using food processor, pulse to chop. DO NOT PUREE. Jam should have bits of fruit.

4. Measure exact amount of prepared fruit into 6 or 8 quart sauce pot. Stir in lemon juice and water.

5. Measure exact amount of sugar into a separate bowl. (Reducing sugar or using sugar substitutes will result in set failures). Try Sure-Jell for Less or No Sugar Needed Recipes Fruit Pectin for no or low-sugar jams.

6. Stir 1 box pectin into fruit in sauce pot. Add 1/2 teaspoon butter or margarine to reduce foaming, if desired.

7. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly.

8. Stir in sugar quickly. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam.

9. Ladle quickly into prepared jars, filling to withing 1/2 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches; add boiling water if needed. Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process jams 10 minutes. Remove jars and place upright on a towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.

10. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Store unopened jams and jellies in cool, dry, dark place up. May be stored up to 1 year. Refrigerate opened jams up to 3 weeks.

August 29, 2009


Tonight... i am feeling so very content and peaceful.
Tonight... i am listening to beautiful music.
Tonight... i am letting my mind wander over girlish fantasies and dreams.
Tonight... the house is quiet. All my siblings are in bed, or soon will be.
Tonight... my mom is talking to my dad on the phone, since he's out of town.
Tonight... i feel loved.
Tonight... i am recalling this afternoon - my first experience with making and canning jelly. =)
Tonight... i thank God for all the wonderful and amazing things He does for me, each and every day.
Tonight... i am glad to be alive.

Namarie, No galu govad gen!

5 Quick Takes Saturday - Vol 18

~ 1 ~

I was awarded this very bright and perky looking award a while back by Vicki a while back, and am just now getting around to passing it along!
I think for this one, i shall award the people who's blogs i have started reading recently.
Jare and Lib

~ 2 ~
*whips out imaginary guitar and cues country background music while adopting a Billy Currington pose*

My room looks great, my chores are done, *sigh* my siblings are lazy!

~ 3 ~
Note to all Love Story meets Viva la Vida fans out there... i was finally able to put it in my music box!!!! For the longest time didn't have it, but now they do! I am dying of happiness and joy... it's such a lovely arrangement! I am soooo going to play this at my wedding reception. =)

~ 4 ~
We started school this past Monday. I am... a Senior. Wow. When did i get to be so old? Ha, at least being a Senior seems more probable then me being 17. For whatever reason, almost half a year after my birthday, my first response to "How old are you?" is "16". Well, Bear knew what he was talking about when he said, "So you're saying that 16 isn't an age, it's a state of mind?"
It's a cool, but sometimes annoying state of mind. Cool that i'm proving Fish's point, annoying because i want to enjoy being 17. Which i have been... just not mentally.

~ 5 ~
And no, at this point in time i am not going to college next fall. Unless something happens, i'll be taking a year or two off from school, before moving forward. Things could change, but at the moment that's how they are.

August 26, 2009

Belated Feast Days

This post is because i've been absolutely horrid with remembering my dear friend's feast days this year. So here are all my friend's now, with their feast days an a little bit about them.

Saint Isadore of Seville
Feast Day: April 4th
Patron of computer users, the Internet, schoolchildren, students

Blessed Father Damien de Veuster
Feast Day: May 10th
Patron of lepers

Saint Anthony of Padua
Feast Day: June 13th
Patron of lost items, animals, sailors, poor people

Saint Christopher
Feast Day: July 25th
Patron of travelers, against lightning, against floods, automobile drivers

Saint Dominic de Guzeman
Feast Day: August 8th
Patron of astronomers, astronomy, scientists

Saint Rose of Lima
Feast Day: August 23rd
Patroness of embroiderers, against vanity, florists, gardeners

August 24, 2009

The Joys of Having a Kleenex Addiction

One of the side effects being a nose that looks somewhat like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer's. And for those out there who do not know what a Kleenex addiction is, the author of this post wishes to clarify it as: a horrid headcold. She happened to catch it yesterday rather suddenly. 'Twas a bit of a shock, as she has not had a kleenex addiction this bad in quite a while.

It leapt up and strangled her on her way home yesterday, after eating a medium sized congestion amplifier (read: ice cream) and driving through the deadly "Congested Area".

She kids you not! Before driving through the congested area, she did not have a kleenex addiction. After driving through there... well, if you have read the first part of her blog post you know what happened.

Yes, she is complaining. No, she should not really be typing this blog post at the moment. Yes, she ought to be resting. No, she isn't. Why? Because she for some odd reason or another felt the need to announce to the world that she has had a kleenex addiction and Sudafed is USELESS!!!!


August 18, 2009

Latest Sewing project!

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I've been bitten by the sewing bug this summer, my latest project being a new, bright green best dress for Sundays and other nice occaisions.

I made it using the Simplicity pattern 5189, the pink one on the picture up there. It's a fairly simple and fun pattern to make. The only altering i did was to add a ribbon as the sash, thus giving it a sort of a waistband.

August 15, 2009

5 Quick Takes Saturday - Vol 17

~ 1 ~

Well, i've been having a refresher course in accepting God's Will these past couple of days. It's been a bit hard at times, but i think i've finally accepted and gotten over the fact that i'm not out in Virginia at the Fairy Tale Novels Forum Get-Together. I had to cry, write a song and pray before i could, but now i'm fine.
It makes me wonder....

How do people who don't believe in God or prayer ever survive?

~ 2 ~

Er, as i mentioned in the above quick take, i wrote a rather pathetic song about not going to Virginia. I am quite proud of it, so i figured i would share it with you other deprived people out there. ;) 'Tis to be sung to the tune of "When There Was Me and You" from High School Musical.

It's funny when you find yourself
Watchin’ them on YouTube.
I'm standing here, but all I want
Is to be over there.

Why couldn’t it have worked out,

A miracle just happen?
Cause now I have to pretend
That I am fine right here.

I want to go to Virginia

And see my friends, my family.

Meet Paul, Elena, Grace

And Rachel too.

But my folks knew I couldn’t buy

A ticket to Front Royal oooh ooh

Wish I could be there too….

I swore I would get there somehow
By a train or walking.

And how I tried,

I did all that

A girl could ever do.
But it just wasn’t meant to be.

Now I’m feeling wistful,

I’m only left with might-have-beens

And maybe a next year.

Now I know I can’t go to VA,
Won’t see my friends, my family.
Meet Emmy, Daisy, Liz

And Bowman too.
Cause now even I can tell
I can’t go to Front Royal, oooh ooh
Wish I could be there too
But dreams don’t all come true

Hey at least,

They gave me call.

Got to talk to

Them that’s better

Than nothin’ at all.

I wish I was there too,

Be there with all of you.
But dreams don’t all come true.

~ 3 ~

A highlight of the week though was being able to talk to some of the folks at the Black Cat Inn Thursday and again today!!!! Let's see, i talked to Emmy, Rachel, Vicki, Hannah, Grace, Paul and Ginger and Elena said hi i think (it was a bit hard to hear at times, so i'm not really sure!)
Anyhow, thanks to all of you whom i talked to for taking pity on a poor girl who wants to meet you all so much!!!

~ 4 ~

Random fact... my character on the forum died the other day. Poor me, i was killed when the evil villain was backed up against the edge of a cliff so he threw a knife at Peter and leapt over the cliff rather than surrender. (Poor addle-brained lug.) Now, as it would have been against the rules for Peter to die (we have a no killing your husband rule) I simply had no choice but to leap in front of him and die myself! It's been rather nice, you know, being mourned and all that. One dear girl even wrote a song. ;)

~ 5 ~

Hmm, shall i post something non forum related for this one? (Horror of horrors, that 'twould be unthinkable!)

Well, i shall be going swimming shortly, so ta ta for now!

August 11, 2009

Photo Shoot

A week or so ago i realized that i just so happened to possess a "Rose outfit". (AKA, something Rose Brier wears in the Fairy Tale Novels)

He wandered around aimlessly when suddenly he caught sight of Rose. She was carrying her violin and wearing a gypsy outfit, with a full red skirt, white shirt and a multi-colored headscarf.
~ Waking Rose

Quite naturally, when i realized that Rose and i had the same outfit, i simply had to take some photos! My dear sister Yaviel willingly obliged me by trekking down to the 'coyote-infested' creek ;) and taking lots and lots of photos, some of which i decided to share with you. (Though i shall be honest and confess that i don't actually play the violin. Some of my siblings have, but quite frankly, i was never interesed. Vive the Piano!)

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Of course, in return for this favor i had to "insult" her (The Mikado word for a bribe) by doing a photo shoot of her in her medieval dress. Now that i had a lot of fun with, because when she is think she makes the goofiest faces so i can't but help to take pictures of them. I don't do that, hence the reason there are goofy pictures of her and no goofy pictures of me. And also the fact that Yavi still looks pretty when she's making weird faces and i don't.

Again, click on the photos to view larger
(Ha ha, for those out there who have seen the movie "Ever After", we captioned the last photo as "There was a bee." )

And those two would be captioned "You shall not pass!" and "Galadriel". (She'll probably kill me for putting up her Galadriel moment, so if you never hear from me again, that's why!)

So that was that! We had a lot of fun, i hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures, and Kathleen before you remind me, i know i still have to take pictures of you - i'm just waiting until it snows. Okay? Great!

August 8, 2009

Chaplet for Priests

Just letting you know about a new, awesome product from Handmaid For The Lord !

Chaplet for Priests

Chaplet for Priests
As a response to the declaration for this the Year for Priests, and as a personal commitment to praying for vocations, we have designed a beautiful, yet masculine, prayer tool: the Chaplet for Priests.

The chaplet is composed of 3 very special intentions:
  • an increase in vocations,
  • an increase of Faith, Hope, and Love for priests, and
  • a return to fidelity for priests who have lost their way
The chaplet invokes the intercessions of St. John Vianney, Patron of Priests, and the Mary, Mother of the High Priest. We've used 6mm black matte glass beads for the Hail Mary's and larger opaque 8mm glass beads, hugged in pewter caps, for the Our Fathers. The center is St. John Vianney, with St. Philomena (Vianney had a very special love and devotion to her) on the reverse. The silver-tone crucifix is 1-1/2". Our Chaplet for Priests ships with a satin drawstring pouch and instructions on how to pray the chaplet. It arrives gift boxed.

$19.95 - Buy It

While you're over there, be sure and check out their lovely Bracelet of the Month as well!

5 Quick Takes Saturday - Vol 16

~ 1 ~
Well let's start your Saturday off with a laugh, eh? Ahem, if you would, direct thine lovely and handsome eyes to the rather stunning bit of photoshop down below.
Behold... The Yavielonath!

Quiet good, eh? There are a few things that i would still fix (if i knew how), but on the whole i'm rather proud of it. 'Twas a genius of mine imagination, though the original idea to stick her hand out in front was Yaviel's. Someday i'll get around to posting the photos we took from that photo shoot.

~ 2 ~

I would like to add to my list of Anti-Muffin people. (I had to get off yesterday, and couldn't complete it as i wished.) So i would like to add:

Catholic Nerd Writer
Random Jot Downs

~ 3 ~

Ahem, as one of the moderators of the Fairy Tale Novels Forum, i feel it my joyful duty to let any forum members who read my blog know about the Fairy Tale Novels Forum Newsletter! (This is assuming you are part of the forum and don't check it and therefore don't know about it.)

It's going to quite a charming and fun thing, so if you've opted-out of mass e-mails for the forum, i humbly urge you to opt-in so that you may receive this work of art right in your very own e-mail boxes! That way you won't have to remember to check the forum for the link that we will be posting there.

We should be getting out our first issue by the end of the month, so keep an eye out for it!

(Non-forumers may disregard this message. Forumers may not.)

~ 4 ~

Oh, what else to post about?

Haven't the foggiest!

Oh really, you don't? Well that's too bad, i was counting on you for inspiration!

My profoundest apologies.

Well don't apologize! Think of something to post!

Humph. You don't need to shout about it. Why don't you tell them you are starting up school on the 17th?

Am i? Oh, very well then. I am starting up school again on the 17th. My religion book looks very exciting.

See, it wasn't that hard was it?

Well, no, but twas terribly boring and now what else shall i post about?

~ 5 ~

The author of this blog wishes to regretfully inform her readers that alas! She cannot think of anything of substance to post in this the last Quick Take. She pleads your indulgence upon her temporary lack of interesting-ness this week, assuring you that she will be much more entertaining next week (she hopes).

Now she will conclude and let you depart for other, more enlightening blogs.

August 7, 2009

The Anti-Muffin Award

"Kittens are muffins in ovens and puffins."

Suzy interrupted and said, "They'd all have to be exactly alike, each one just like the other, instead of all different like Prunewhip's kittens."

John said, suddenly serious, "I'd hate that. But that's what a lot of people want - everybody the same like a row of muffins."
~ from "Meet the Austins"

One of the many book's i've read over the summer was "Meet The Austins" by Madeline L'Engle. It's quite a charming and ofttimes funny tale, one that i recommend if you're looking for a fun, light read.

Anyhows, in the midst of the book is a chapter with a most intriguing title: "The Anti-Muffins". You see, the Austin children have a club - the anti-muffin club.

"Uncle Douglas says it will help us avoid the dangers of conformity."

Izz lay on her back... "Your Uncle Douglas is nice, but most of the time I don't know what he's talking about."

"All he means is that you shouldn't be afraid to be yourself, even if it means being different.

And so that inspired me to create a blogging award for those bloggers out there who are decidedly "Anti-Muffins". Bloggers who promote what they believe without hesitation and without fear of possible negative feedback. Bloggers who don't conform to the world's standards. Bloggers like...

Signa Veritae
Catholic Discussion
Catholicism Rediscovered
Lily Maiden
The Catholic Young Women
Victory Rose for Christ
Totus Tuus

Enjoy your award and be sure to pass it along to bloggers who you think are Anti-Muffins too!

August 4, 2009

Feast Day!


Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us.

Saint John-Mary Vianney,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, endowed with grace from thine infancy,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, model of filial piety,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, devoted servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, spotless lily of purity,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, faithful imitator of the sufferings of Christ,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, abyss of humility,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, seraph of prayer,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, faithful adorer of the Most Blessed Sacrament,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, ardent lover of holy poverty,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, true son of St. Francis of Assisi,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, exemplary Franciscan tertiary,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, tender friend of the poor,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, penetrated with the fear of God's judgment,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, fortified by divine visions,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, who was tormented by the evil spirit,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, perfect model of sacerdotal virtue,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, firm and prudent pastor,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, inflamed with zeal,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, faithful attendant on the sick,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, indefatigable catechist,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, who didst preach in words of fire,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, wise director of souls,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, specially gifted with the spirit of counsel,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, enlightened by light from Heaven,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, formidable to Satan,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, compassionate with every misery,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, providence of the orphans,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, favored with the gift of miracles,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, who didst reconcile so many sinners to God,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, who didst confirm so many of the just in the way of virtue,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, who didst taste the sweetness of death,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, who dost now rejoice in the glory of Heaven,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, who givest joy to those who invoke thee,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, heavenly patron of parish priests,
pray for us.

St. John Vianney, model and patron of directors of souls,
pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

V. Pray for us, blessed Jean-Marie Vianney,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

Almighty and merciful God,
Who didst bestow upon blessed John Mary Vianney
wonderful pastoral zeal
and a great fervor for prayer and penance,
grant, we beseech Thee,
that by his example and intercession
we may be able to gain the souls
of our brethren for Christ,
and with them attain to everlasting glory,
through the same Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
and the Holy Ghost,
one God, world without end.


August 1, 2009

5 Quick Takes Saturday - Vol 15

~ 1 ~

Seesh! Haven't done one of these in a while. My apologize, dear ones!

And somehow that apology up there just isn't looking right... did i spell it wrong or do you spell apologeeze (going phonetically there) apologize?

~ 2 ~

Inspired by an awesomely lovely Arwen dress that i am borrowing from a friend (she made the dress!) my sister Yavi and i went on another photo shooting spree, the results of which i used to make a few avatars and signatures.

Feel free to use! (But please do credit)

Ha ha, they pretty much describe what i've been doing all summer long!

~ 3 ~

And here is another bit of graphic art that i did with my Arwen pictures. =) (Though Liv Taylor is far prettier than i!)

~ 4 ~

If where you live is chilly and overcast like my house, then here are two hilarious jokes from Jare and Lib to brighten your day!

So first is the Blonde and the Lawyer one.
A blonde and a lawyer are seated next to each other on a flight from L.A. to New York. The lawyer asks if she would like to play a fun game? The blonde, tired, just wants to take a nap. Politely she declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.The lawyer persists and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun. He explains, "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5.00, and vise versa." Again, she declines and tries to get some sleep. The lawyer, now agitated, says, "Okay, if you don't know the answer you pay me $5.00, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $500.00." This catches the blonde's attention and, figuring there will be no end to this torment unless she plays,
agrees to the game. The lawyer asks the first question. "What's the distance from the earth to the moon?" The blonde doesn't say a word, reaches into her purse, pulls out a $5.00 bill and hands it to the lawyer.“Okay," says the lawyer," your turn."She asks the lawyer, "What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four legs?"The lawyer, puzzled, takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references. No answer. He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the Internet and the Library of Congress. No answer. Frustrated, he sends e-mails to all his friends and coworkers, to no avail. After an hour, he wakes the blonde and hands her $500.00. The blonde says, "Thank you," puts her head on the pillow and goes back to sleep.The lawyer, who is more than a little miffed, wakes the blonde and asks, "Well, what's the answer?" Without a word, the blonde reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer $5.00, and goes back to sleep.

Now the Firetruck one,
A fire started on some grassland near a farm. The county fire department was called to put out the fire.The fire was more than the county fire department could handle.Someone suggested that a nearby volunteer bunch be called. Despite some doubt that the volunteer outfit would be of any assistance, the call was made.The volunteers arrived in a dilapidated old fire truck.They rumbled straight towards the fire, drove right into the middle of the flames and stopped!The firemen jumped off the truck and frantically started spraying water in all directions.Soon they had snuffed out the center of the fire, breaking the blaze into two easily controlled parts.Watching all this, the farmer was so impressed with the volunteer fire department's work and was so grateful that his farm had been spared, that right there on the spot he presented the volunteers with a check for $1,000.A local news reporter asked the volunteer fire captain what the department planned to do with the funds.'That ought to be obvious,' he responded, wiping ashes off his coat. 'The first thing we're gonna do is get the brakes fixed on our fire truck!'

~ 5 ~

To finish off today's quick takes, i'd like to share with you a beautiful song that i've fallen in love with recently (Thanks Mistica!!!!). It's called 'Bella's Lullaby' by most people, but apparently it actually isn't, it's called "River Flows in You" by Yiruma.

Well, what ever it's called, it's beautiful and i feel so blessed to have found the sheet music for it as well! I'm just going to post the link since lately the YouTube's have been so big they cut over into the sidebar, and that's just annoying. So here is the link for you to listen to the song and - if you want - find the link for the sheet music in the description.

River Flows in You by Yiruma