A great journey in progress!

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

This is the last day of 2007, man, a lot of revolutionary things have happened for me. And I want 2008 to be a year of transformation. I started a project with my sister/friend Joy called Creative Change, where we are both on a new journey. We will encourage, support, and share information, we both needs this. I am committed to it. I’m off to spend New Year’s with my family… Happy New Year!

Friday, December 28, 2007


I made my wish list for books I want to get and read in the future. I get the One Spirit catalogue and these looked the most interesting to me.

The Chocolate Cake Sutra: By Geri Larkin

How Not To Be Afraid Of Your Own Life: Susan Piver

Mind In Comfort And Ease: Dalai Lama

The Joy Of Living: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Earth Spirit Living: Ann Marie Holmes

The Intention Experiment: Lynne McTaggart

Life’s Companion: Christina Baldwin

Finding Water: Julia Cameron

When The Drummers Were Women: Layne Redmond

The Emotional Lives Of Animals: Marc Bekoff

The Secret Language Of Birds: Adele Nozedar

Riding Into Your Mythic Life: Patricia Broersma

The Miracle Of Water: Dr. Marasu Emoto

Beyond Knowing: Janis Amatuzio

The Science Of Leonardo: Fritjof Capra

The Museum Of Lost Wonder: Jeff Hoke

Tea Bliss: Theresa Cheung

Whispers From The Woods: Sandra Kynes

Epiphanies: Anne Jauregui
A picture of poles in the water, I think they are what the boats tie to. The Red Lion Inn is located just the right of these poles. Different boats park and let passengers off, cruise ships, etc. I worked on a boat that docked their and it is gorgeous. It would be even beautiful in the spring and summer, but it is cold winter and it is still gorgeous. It is a pretty area to walk.

I don't know why I am so fascinated with this bridge, but I am. It could be that I've been crossing it for so long to get to my brother Rob's house and to Portland, and I've never seen it from this angle. Tomorrow I'll talk pictures where I am actually underneath it. It is so cool. Everytime we walk underneath, Amber and I joke that if a car decided to flip off of it, we are goners. LOL

I think this is a dredger, but I am not positive. I've never seen one before. No one was operating it. It sat there today in the water and it wasn't there before. I thought it was a cool piece of equipment.

This is what I am walking. It is pretty brick and I like the shape of them. It looked like a puzzle to me.

I never heard or read anything about a captain Vancouver, I decided to go exploring while I waited for Amber and I read the plaque telling about Captain Vancouver. He sailed the Columbia River. I thought it was fascinating, this skeletan statue of a boat.

Thich Nhat Hanh

I am currently reading “The Art Of Power” by Thich Nhat Hanh. This book, wow, it is so insightful and full of great wisdom, that I recommend it to anyone. I’m not finish with it yet, what I have read, so far, is inspiring and encouraging. I believe in what he calls the 5 mindfulness trainings and I can’t wait to read the rest of the book.
I have several books that I am wanting to read that I bought from One Spirit. I don't know why, but I decided with Thich Nhat Hanh's. I think it was spirit tellings me that I needed to read this book. That my soul was ready to listen. Anyway, if you get a chance, read it. I also posted a web page about him too, check it out. He is an inspirational soul.

Walking With A Friend

I went walking down by the water front in Vancouver this afternoon with my friend Amber this afternoon. It felt great. A lot of wonderful things are happening in my life and I feel change is coming. I decided not to fight it anymore. I am enjoying my new camera too. I took more, but I am teasing you with a few and maybe later on I'll post more. Enjoy...

My friend Amber...

The birds on top of the electric wires. I have always found it interesting that they can land on the wires and not get electracuted. Seeing them landing, reminded me of the old Alfred Hitchock movie starring Tippi Hendren, The Birds...

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Whats On My Mind

I didn't feel like writing today, so I found this survey/meme thing on Myspace to do. Today, is a quiet day and I'm in pain. I woke up with my back hurting. I have no reason or explaination to why. It happens. I have had a lot on my mind lately and things are changing. I'm not sure exactly how I feel about it. Though, some of the changes have been great, some I'm not sure how to feel about. My mood may have something to do with all this rain and snow that we are experiencing here, or maybe it is having to do with a period in my life where I know that things must change. I have some choices to make. I feel like my feet are stuck in mud. I'm not sure how to get unstuck, all I know is that I will figure it out. It is a transition in my life...


1. Your ex and You = glad it is dead and gone.

2. I am listening to = the keyboard, my thoughts in my head, and the wind.

3. Maybe I should = read my Thich Nhat Book, go to bed, and drink lots of water.

4. I love = my home, family, and friends.

5. My best friend(s) = I consider them family.

6. I don't understand = a lot of things, but I'm a student of life.

7. I have lost my respect for = many things.

8. I last ate = rice

9. The meaning of my display name is = it is my given name

10. God = I think of the Tori Amos song, she sums it up in her lyrics.

11. Someday = why even bother saying that, you are making excuses for not getting it done.

12. I will always be = learning.

13. Love seems = unconditional.

14. I never ever want to lose = car keys or my teeth.

15. My LiveJournal is = non existat.

17. I get annoyed when = people can't make up their minds and take forever.

18. Parties = can be fun.

20. Simple kisses = are nice.

21. Today I = watched tv and became a piece of broccoli. lol

22. I wish = that everyone knew how loved and valuable they were, including me.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Creating Mandala's.

I thought I’d give a progress report on the Mandala project that I started in October. I’ve created 6 so far. I’ve never imagined that I could be creative in this way. I surprised myself. I am actually enjoying creating Mandala’s. It is a good way to meditate and clear your mind of the garbage you pick up during the day. Like my friend Amber says “When I am being creative, I feel alive inside.” I agree with her statement. I feel alive inside and I feel a lot of the good qualities that I am wanting to gain coming out of my body, soul, and spirit. Here is a sample of four of my Mandala’s…

The sixth one I made.

The fifth one I made.

The fourth one I made.

The third one I made.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Eve

It's snowing outside. It isn't sticking yet, but the flakes are flying threw the air. I've been having a pleasant Holiday season this year. I went to my brother Rob's house for Christmas Eve, they don't celebrate Christmas, not many holidays to be exact. I got the invitation a couple of days ago by my sister Carri and I thought it would be a great opportunity to get some pictures of my family. I got a new toy and I'm excited, can you tell?

This is my brother Rob, he is wearing his work shirt. If you knew him you would know why. He is a mechanical person, always fixing something in the house and for other people. They don't call him the mystic marvel for nothing. Today, he was working the wiring in their bedroom downstairs. Here he is fishing for cats, lol... They have this fishing reel that has a mouse on the end, and they fling it and the cats get the mouse and you reel it back... It is fun to watch the kittens and even Petunia the dog go after it.

This is Kris, my sister in law, Robs wife and my mom. We just finished eating a fabulous dinner and even played a round of taboo, and then later on we played monopoly. It was fun.

This is a picture of me with Carri, my sister.

This is my mom with a few of her grandkids and even a furry friend, Periwinkle. One grandchild is in Iraq... We miss you Jesse.

This is Levi, he is shy...

This is my nephew Joshua and his dog Petunia. He is trainging her for a blind or disabled person... He already trained one, Elle, now he is doing it again.

My mom and I...

Nichole and her million dollar smile. Carri, was making a joke about picking her nose and I snapped it at the right moment. lol

This cat has so much charachter. He is the cutest fur ball ever. I want him...

My niece Nichole and her bundles of joy... She is taking care of them for the Human Society....

Of course, Sarah my other niece with the kitties...

Here they all are snuggled away together.

All the kitties.

This is my mom.

Nichole and Grandma Raccoon.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sunday Serenity #17

What brings me peace is nature, water, and being out in the open. Here are some pictures I took of my walk down by the Columbia River....

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Columbia River

My friend couldn't meet me to go for a walk down by the Columbia River. So, I went by myself and I walked by the water and I feel so alive. Here are some pictures I took on my mini adventure... Enjoy!

The birds migrating south...

3 Months

The last three months have been one adventure after another. I got a job, one that I love. I enjoy working with Edna and Julius and the boys. They all keep me busy. It seems that when one thing ends, all these new and exciting things happen. Some have been emotional roller coaster rides, and some have been inspirational. They just pop out of nowhere. Today, while I was talking to a friend of mine and my big sister. They helped me realize that I’ve come a long way since October, where basically, the shit hit the fan. I didn’t break, I didn’t die, I didn’t fall off the face of the earth, down a barren canyon of nothing. I put up my stiff upper lip and kept on living. A lot of big blessings happened during this time period. I got some things that I needed from the money I earn. I finally got a new digital camera that I’ve been wanting. And I still haven’t bitten my nails. It’s been a year since November. Yes, Amber, I got a garbage can for my kitchen. LOL I know, hard to believe. I am a bit confused about some issues, but I am well on the path that I know I must follow. The path to fulfillment and true happiness. I’m not perfect, but I’m learning to be mindful in the pursuit of my true destiny. Perfection is an illusion, that self discovery is propelling me to pursue my dreams.

My sister Joy visited and I got to spend on evening with her, showing her my apartment. Her first time here. I've lived here for 2 years. I got to go on a spectacular, unplanned, spur of the moment road trip with two sisters and my 17 year old niece, to Phoenix Oregon. Joy lives there and we were taking her home. Where we chatted, giggled, talked about all sorts of subjects. The age range is 50 to 17, so can you imagine all these women in one 2007 van, talking about ex boyfriends, current boyfriends, parents, things we see on the road, one that struck us all funny was a restaurant called Dung. We couldn’t believe it. And man, the things that women talk about in rest area bathrooms. We didn’t get home until 2:30 am, at least I didn’t. I’m liking these new experiences that are happening. It seems like you go down this dark tunnel, and then all of a sudden you see light. Something hit me, I’m realizing some things and valuing what I do have and most importantly, the many blessings in my life. There is one area that is still confusing, but it will eventually clear up. I’m just going to continue to walk down this same road and loving, valuing my true family and friends.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

New Camera Joys

I got my new Kodak camera in the mail today. It is a Christmas present to myself. My old one died on me in July. I've been missing the thrill of taking pictures of the things around me and now I can. I'm so excited. My friend Amber and I are going walking down by the water front tomorrow afternoon, so be prepared. Here are some pictures that I took tonight. They are of me.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Joys Of Children

I am busy babysitting my friend Ambers' two wonderful children, Cullen and Duncan. They are easy going and well behaved rugrats. We played football on the play station. I don't do video games, but Duncan wanted me to, so I gave in. I have to say, I can see the fascination. Cullen, who is autistic, behaved well. I was nervous, but he knows me. I got to cuddle on the couch, cook dinner for two wonderful boys, read two chapters in "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain, and basically be a kid. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, watch the Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix. I want to get married and be a mom someday!
I know, I know, I thought I'd never say this, but watching Duncan and Cullen gave me my internal mothering instincts and also, yes, me a true committed relationship with a man. Gasp!!! You can close your jaw now. I'm not running out my door, yelling I need a man in the streets, nope, I have much growing and changing before I am ready for my Mr. Somebody just right for me and I become just right for that person. Today, just brought a little perspective of what it is I truly want in my life. Amber is probably on her way home from work and so is her lovely companion in life Russ, so I should post this and get going.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sunday Serenity #16

I chose nature for what brings me at peace. I am excited because I am getting my new digital camera and I'll soon be able to go out into the world and take pictures of the beautiful things I see around me.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Reclaiming My Eve

I found I Goddess yesterday and so I went exploring, because after the video there was a bunch of you tube things to watch, so I went a watching. I saw Zsuzsanna Budapest, I liked how she talked, I liked what she has to say. I've been afraid of Wiccan, Goddess movements, I've read on them and I liked what I read and their teachings, but being brought up Christian. It frightened me. One thing that resonated in my heart and soul was her comments about EVe. That is where she gained some respect from me. I've always felt that in religions I was brought up in, Southern Baptist and the non denominational religions always protrayed women as evil, malicious, unworthy, distrsutful. I like what Budapest said in video three and four about Eve, the Genesis story, she called it a lying story. I have always thought this of many of the stories in the bible. The only parts that I didn't feel that way about was the Gospels, because Jesus portrayed women as healers, providers, and worthy of love and respect by men. Budapest has a ceremony that concerns Eve, and I liked it. I watched it mesmerized by the ritual and thinking hell yeah, it is about time that we realize that we are not evil, not worthy of love and we are not at fault for the sins of the world. That we are creators of life and we are capable of much more than we were ever told we were. Some people might think she is bashing men, but I don't feel that way about what she has to say. What she is saying to me is we need to value ourselves and take care of ourselves for our children and for our partners in life. We need to respect ourselves and everyone else in our lives.
The last one number 6 is the self blessing, I like it and I am going to incorperate it into my normal routine on Fridays. I ask you to watch all 6 of them, you will be enlightened by them.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I Goddess

I am learning that when one door closes, another one opens. The last couple of months have been a maze of steps. I've been stumbling, longer than the two month, more like 3 years. I'm awake, fully awake. I feel like the fool in the tarot deck, the one who is about to start on a new adventure, but then I just went through the death and the tower too. So, today, in my email this you tube video showed up, then some other magical occurances started happening. I got to talk to a couple of friends and it helped me put a lot of things into perspective. I have felt inspired or hopeful in a long time. I've been mindlessly going, taking care of someone else's needs and I know in my heart that it isn't right. That has to change somehow. I like this meditative movie from I Goddess, found below, that popped into my email this afternoon. Enjoy... To all the Goddess out there...

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Sunday Serenity #15

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Monday, December 03, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


I found a cool website about Goddess Inspiration that I like. I wanted to share, here is a sample of the work.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Come On, Come Out

A Fine Frenzy, the song is called Come on, Come Out. I like her voice, the lyrics to her songs, and the way she plays.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

I'm A 48

I got this from a forward of some sort, I don't know if it really came from Dr. Phil or not, but I still found it interesting. I scored a 48 on the test...

Below is Dr Phil's test. (Dr. Phil scored 55; he did this test on Oprah - she got a 38.)
Some folks pay alot of money to find this stuff out!

Read on, this is very interesting!

Don't be overly sensitive!
The following is pretty accurate
and it only takes 2 minutes.
Ta ke this test for yourself
and send it to your friends.

Don't peek, but begin the test as you scroll down and answer.

Answers are for who you are now......
not who you were in the past.
Have pen or pencil and paper ready.
This is a real test given by the Human Relations Dept.
at many of the major corporations today.
It helps them get better insight
concerning their employees and prospective employees.
It's only 10 Simple questions, so...
grab a pencil and paper,
keeping track of your letter answers to each question.



1. When do you feel your best?
a) in the morning
b) during the afternoon &and early evening
c) late at night

2. You usually walk...
a) fairly fast, with long steps
b) fairly fast, with little steps
c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
d) less fast, head down
e) very slowly

3. When talking to people, you ~
a) stand with your arms folded
b) have your hands clasped
c) have one or both your hands on your hips
d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
e) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

4. When relaxing, you sit with.
a) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
b) your legs crossed
c) your legs stretched out or straight
d) one leg curled under you

5. When something really amuses you, you react with...
a) big appreciated laugh
b) a laugh, but not a loud one
c) a quiet chuckle
d) a sheepish smile

6. When you go to a party or social gathering you...
a) make a loud entrance
so everyone notices you
b) make a quiet entrance,
looking around for someone you know
c) make the quietest entrance,
trying to stay unnoticed

7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard,
and you're interrupted...
a) welcome the break
b) feel extremely irritated
c) vary between these two extremes

8. Which of the following colors do you like most?
a) Red or orange
b) black
c) yellow or light blue
d) green
e) dark blue or purple
f) white
g) brown or gray

9. When you are in bed at night,
in those last few moments
before going to sleep
you are..
a) stretched out on your back
b) stretched out face down on your stomach
c) on your side, slightly curled
d) with your head on one arm
e) with your head under the covers

10. You often dream that you are..
a) falling
b) fighting or struggling
c) searching for something or somebody
d) flying or floating
e) you usually have dreamless sleep
f) your dreams are always pleasant

1. (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6
2. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1
3. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6
4. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1
5. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2
6. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c ) 2
7. (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4
8. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1
9. (a) 7 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e) 1
10. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1

Now add up the total number of points.


Others see you as someone they should "handle with care." You're seen as vain, self-centered, and who is extremely dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don't always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51 TO 60 POINTS:

Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, who's quickto make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate

41 TO 50 POINTS:

< BR>Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

31 TO 40 POINTS:

Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful &practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make, and who expects the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you, realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over if that trust is ever broken.

21 TO 30 POINTS:

Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively, or on the spur of the moment; expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle, and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.


People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions, &who doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything! They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist. Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well ~ know that you aren't.

Now forward this to others,
and put your score in the subject box of your e-mail,
like this:

"Dr. Phil's Test, I'm a __"

Monday, November 19, 2007


I am thinking about my sisters, both ones that I am bonded with by blood and the ones that we are only bonded by heart and soul. Victoria, Joy Renea, Carrilee, Amber Dawn, and Amber May. I am so glad that you are all in my life and I am blessed to know you all.

For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands.
Christina Rossetti

You should never look down on a sister except to pick her up.


Sisters don't need words.

They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles

and frowns and winks

- expressions of shocked surprise

and incredulity and disbelief.

Sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs

- that can undermine

any tale you're telling.

Pam Brown

Sisters are different. They heard the sobbing in the darkness.

They lived through all your triumphs, all your favorites,

all your loves and losses. They have no delusions.

They lived with you too long.

And so, when you achieve some victory, friends are delighted -

but sisters hold your hands in silence and shine with happiness.

For they know the cost.

Pam Brown


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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunday Serenity #12

Feng Shui is something I've been interested in for a long time. I do know that when my home and environment is in order and it manifests the balance that I need. Here is a guide that I found on Youtube that explains it...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Salvador Dali

My friend Amber and I were talking today about metamorphis' and Salvador Dali paintings. I couldn't remember what his paintings looked like, Rick, an old friend had a book of his paintings and I remembered that, but couldn't visualize just one. I enjoy his art, I discovered. I like the music that is playing along with the art. My two favorites are the lady looking out the window at the ocean and the one where there is a butterfly and a devil in the corner. It brought out a certain creativity inside of me. Some of his paintings depict Christ and such, which is so intriguing to me, the images he paints. I would have enjoyed talking to him, to see what he was thinking or dreaming. Since, some of his paintings look like they come from dreams.

It's A Wonderful World

My friend Amber's youngest boy Cullen singing It's A Wonderful World, he has autism, but his memory and showmanship is amazing. He loves to draw, sing, recite movie lines, and all sorts of things. He is a great kid.

Cullen sings "What A Wonderful World"


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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Book Meme

1. Hardcover or paperback, and why?

I actually don't have a preference at all.

2. If I were to own a book shop I would call it…

I have never thought about this, I guess I would have to call it the Sitting Room or something like that.

3. My favorite quote from a book (mention the title) is…

I don't have one.

4. The author (alive or deceased) I would love to have lunch with would be ….

There would be several, like Virginia Woolfe, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison, Nora Roberts, and Sarah Ban Breathnach.

5. If I was going to a deserted island and could only bring one book, except the SAS survival guide, it would be…

boy, that is a tough one for me to answer.

6. I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that….

Put into pictures what I am invisioning in my mind as I am reading, like a movie.

7. The smell of an old book reminds me of….

my dads library.

8. If I could be the lead character in a book (mention the title), it would be….

I am always the charachter in every book I read. At least in my imagination.

9. The most overestimated book of all time is….
I can't answer this question.

10. I hate it when a book…

doesn't have a plot or imagination.

Key Lime Pie

Which Pie Are You

Monday, November 12, 2007

Wake Up Girl!

Another great song from Pat Benatar that I have a lot of recognition to.

Do you like the way it feels when you get hurt?
Maybe you should take a long hard look at your self-worth
There's an emptiness inside
It started many years ago
You always try to fill it up
It's a familiar place you go
One day you'll just have to wake up, girl


You know you got a lot to learn
You've got to do it for yourself
Find your own direction, don't rely on someone else
You got to know it in your heart
You've got to build it up with love, it isn't hard to rise above
Wake up, you don't wanna make up
You've got to do it for yourself

I know it feels sometimes that loneliness is worse
And with every change there comes a melancholy search
Now you can walk away from this
It doesn't have to bring you down
Have faith in destiny you what goes around, comes around
You don't have to stay and take it, girl


Got nowhere to run
Got nowhere to hide
These changes will come if you just open your eyes
Got nowhere to run
Got nowhere to hide

You gotta do it for yourself
You gotta know it in your heart
It isn't hard to rise above

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I saw this tonight, while researching forgiveness. I liked it's music and message.

Sunday Serenity #11

This is a song on Pat Benatar album Innamorta and this song I have been playing around for a week and it has helped me feel forgiveness towards Monte and what has happened between him and I. The only part is, he wasn't a lover, he was a dear friend. The part where she says, I want to replace you with forgiveness brought tears to my eyes, because I have to forgive him and myself. I wish him nothing but the best and I hope he is truly happy. I will always care and wish him nothing but the best always.

Pat Benatar

I walk around pretending you were never here, but the smell of you is everywhere. I ache so bad for you I want to shed my skin. Trying to keep my thoughts from turning into you.
I'm not angry anymore. I'm not angry. I"m not angry anymore.

There is no wound as deep as a lover's betrayal. NO touch as tender as your lovers hand . You were so generous with both that I nearly died. Took all my dignity until there was nothing left inside. I'm not angry anymore, i'm not angry, I"m not angry anymore.

I just want to forget you, I just want to erase you, and replace you with forgiveness. I"m not angry anymore, i'm not angry, i'm not angry anymore.

YOu were so generous with both that i nearly died, I'm not angry anymore, i'm not angry, I'm not angry anymore. I just want to forget you and replace you with forgiveness. I'm not angry anymore. I'm not angry anymore.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

I found this while researching for my Sunday Serenity. I thought it was so cute, I had to share. It made me feel a bit more cheerful, as I laughed a bit, something I needed.

Sunday Serenity 10

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Strong Women

I've been reading a book about different women in the world who were brave, strong, patient, and resilient in their lives or still are. I thought I'd share some of them, that I their stories to be amazing and caught my admiration.

1. Mary Magdalene is a woman that is mentioned in the bible a lot, she stood by Jesus. I want to read the Gospel of Mary Magdalene. Like many women have been during certain periods of time, she was banished and her gospel was not put into the bible. I found this site dedicated to her and it's information is truly interesting.

2. Boudicca was a Celtic queen who fought with the Brittish and the Roman soilders. I just admired her bravery.

3. Mary Wallstonecraft is a woman who fought for women's right in the 1700's. She wrote a book called "A Vindication Of The Rights Of Women."

4. Harriet Beecher Stowe the woman who wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin". Anyone who is against slavery and is brave enough to write about it, is truly brave...

5. Susan B. Anthony another strong woman, fighting for women's liberation.

6. Mary Cassatt I like her images of art...

7. Marie Curie a scientist of physics.

8. Virginia Woolf I love her books and writing.

9. Ameila Earhart A woman aviatar.

10. Margaret Bourke-White a photographer

11. Dorothy Hodgkin another woman scientist, who got the nobel prize in Chemistry.

Monday, October 29, 2007