Friday, April 17, 2015

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS



“April Showers Brings May Flowers”

As the quote says…this is the month in which rain drenches us the most water to flourish the earth with green grass and flowers.As the rain begins to come down and we are all cozy in our homes, we never think of preparing for some disastrous and costly rain damage…but it does occur and when it does then we end up cleaning the mess that is left behind with a bill $$$ we never expected.Before any disaster occurs to any of you…lets prepare ourselves for what can happen?  

1. Check your sump pumps.

Maintenance is the first precaution. By checking your sump pump ahead of time like now, can prevent you from having a flooded basement. If you do not know how to check it for its good usage then find a cooling and heating company to do the work for you. Though it may cost you some money, it will prevent a disaster that may cost you a lot more to fix after the flood…be prepared! 

2. Clean out your gutters.

Gutters will accumulate leaves, twigs, soil, flying objects and so much more. When gutters are full of this amount of junk, the weight with added water can eventually break the gutter from there holding clamps. Clean your gutters out well by brushing any of these items from them and then use a water hose to flush the remaining junk from the gutters. Clean gutters allows the rain water to flow well which will prevent gaining weight and breaking them off and prevent the water from falling into your basement. Gutters are very expensive to replace or to fix…be preventive!!!!. Clean them as soon as possible!

3. Street Drains

Many of you may not have a street drain in front of your house but if you do…make sure it is also cleaned well.  Make sure that drain is free of leaves, soil, paper, or any trash. If it is not cleaned well it may clog up with all that trash which may send all that water straight to your yard and into your basement. Be precautious and clean it out every week…it will prevent you from a headache you wish you never had…be preventive and be prepared just in case!!!

As our ward Emergency Preparedness Leader, I hope you take all my advice seriously. It will prevent you a disaster in the long run. Have a great month and until then God Bless.
Also I advice you all to have a small water vacuum, they are very cheap and very worth the money…get one just in case.

Have a great week.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ideas For Summer Decorating

HI EVERYONE....

I hope everyone recuperated after Easter, I needed to go back to my veggies...I ate too much.
I cooked this year, my menu consisted of an international dinner:

Stir fried Chinese rice
white rice
Spanish beans
BBQ ribs
Baked salmon
A taco Mexican bar...
(complete with my homemade yam flat-bread and every veggies imaginable with grains an, salsa & sour cream)
Apple, lemon and chocolate pies
vegan ice cream and regular vanilla ice cream
Fresh Lemon/orange water

Here is a photo of my yam flat nread


Spring is here and preparing for Summer is a major task. Here are some Summer decorating ideas to give you the desire to get it done.

Freshly colorfully painted rockers


A beautiful and inviting front door


Need pots for your flowers or plants here's a cheap and easy idea...
an empty litter of soda pop, hot glue and a music disk, spray paint and you have a great flower pot..


Don't throw away those old or broken high chairs....paint them and put a pot full of flowers in them...lovely.


Here are some other chairs with flowers.


and don't forget to till the ground and plat your veggies...there is nothing better than a great Fall harvest.


Have a great week.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Resurrection Eggs

 AEASTER MESSAGE



This a great way to teach your little ones of Christ resurrection. I made these Resurrection Eggs a few years ago for my grand-daughters and my primary class for my Easter lesson. Each egg has a scripture and a small artifact to teach them of every event and to remind them of Christ ministry and what Easter is all about.

This is what I put inside each egg along with the scripture that goes with that event.

 No. 1...a small star...the birth of Christ.
 No. 2...a small dove...the baptism of Christ.
No. 3...a small band aid...the healing of the sick.
No. 4...2 fish crackers...the feeding of 5,000 with two fishes and 5 loaves of bread.


No. 5...a small silk flower...the garden... where He took upon Him our sins.
No. 6...a small piece of cracker... the last supper.
No. 7...a nickle...signifying when he was sold by Judas.
No. 8...a piece of brown pipe cleaner shaped into a circle...to teach of the crown of thorns placed on His head.
No. 9...a small piece of brown pipe cleaner shaped into a cross...to teach of when He was crucified.
No. 10...a dice for when the guards gambled by His feet.


No. 11...a small stone...for when the stone was rolled over on His resurrection.
And No. 12...an empty egg...the empty tomb, Christ's resurrection.


I hope you can all make this Resurrection Eggs to teach your little ones of the true meaning of Easter.

HAVE A BLESSED EASTER.



Sunday, March 22, 2015

Blog Update and Photo

I am finally back home. It has been a very strenuous last 3 months but I have slowly overcome and I know God will now solve things completely. 

After a very cold Winter I am really looking forward to some warm weather. Here at home it is still cold but the sun has been shinning a lot so it sure brings a smile to ant hermit here in Ohio.

I have been Spring cleaning all week and now I need to finish a few things on my to do list before starting to paint and stain some furniture. I am getting excited to plant my veggies and some flowers, I guess my Spring fever is bursting out.


The painting post above is a painting done by my grand-daughter Paloma. She is a very good painter and we are all hoping she takes painting and drawing as a second major in college. We all think she did a great job in making sure each detail of the hand so visible.

I hope this week brings you all peace and tranquility to you and your loved ones.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I Will Be Back Soon


Our immediate family are always in demand. We try to help them in every way we can. Due to the fact that they need their Nana at this time, I will be gone from blogging for one month in order to spend precious quality time with my son and his family. I will be back the week after Easter, so I will post then.

I want to wish you all a Happy Easter with your family and until then have a safe and spiritual Passover. 

See you in a month from now...chao.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Do We Listen To Respond?


I have observed many people who interrupt others as they are explaining something to them, just to respond to quickly without realizing its very disrespectful.  I must admit I suffer sometimes from not being a good listener and I sometimes know the ending of their story before it ends. I have learned for years now that if I look at the speaker in their eyes as they are talking and I wait to respond to their story, the interaction between both of us always becomes a positive one.

I was blessed many years ago of having a great visiting teacher who's listening ears was and still is admired by many, especially me. She not only listened carefully to your story but she responded always with positive loving words. Being a good listener is a true talent and an art form a few people in the world have...this sister had that art embedded deep inside.  

If we just take a moment to listen instead of hearing before we respond, we can show how much we  love and respect others...unconditionally.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Always Seek For The Best


It is true to say that negative people do tare you and others down to a lower level than ever imaginable.

Negativity is associated with gossip, back biting, unwanted problems and the will to destruction of ourselves and others. Negative people always tare others apart, only thinking of themselves and what they can tare down next is their goal...this is one of Satan's manipulations. Their endless criticism of themselves and others brings down our own spirituality and goals in life. No matter how much we hate to distant ourselves from those around us like friends or family that have these negative influences; we are counseled to look for good wholesome positive people that can lift us higher than we are. Positive people who seek for bettering themselves and others always flourish like a bouquet of roses. Interacting and living among these positive spiritual people allows us to flourish in everything we do, while looking for the goodness in others and forgetting ourselves as we to help and edify others is the key to positive living and righteousness. When we surround ourselves with positive people miracles are born and we influence others to follow in our footsteps just by being an example of good clean living.

Seek only for higher ground, you will succeed in all that you do!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Happy 90th Birthday Aunt Felicia


My Aunt Felicia is going to celebrate her 90th Birthday on February 14. She is a spunky and very active lady, full of excitement and great memory. She can finish word search games in minutes which usually takes me at least 45 minutes. She will be celebrating her 90th Birthday with the entire family this next June 20th and it will be a great surprise for her on behalf of her 13 kids. She is still beautiful at 90.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNT FELICIA.


This is her and her oldest daughter Olga.



WE LOVE YOU.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

My Genealogy is Reaching Greater Zones, I Never Dreamed Of.




Breaking through some barriers, I have managed to pass through several hundreds of years to find my long lost family. 

After being in the church for over 30 years genealogy did not appeal to me before until the Winter of 2013. Ever since then I have become very diligent in trying to discover my past ancestors to unite them forever.  Many timeless hours have been placed in this research but once you find a family member a big smile and a tear or two stream down my eyes knowing I have found another link to my chain.  So far I have gone back 3 generations and I am currently breaking through the 4th generation. 

Many timeless hours have been placed in this research but once you find a family member a big smile and a tear or two stream down my eyes knowing I have found another link to add to my chain. 



If you have not started or you have a desire to do this type of work, then go to http://ancestry.com  or http://familysearch.com to find your family.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Missing my Girls

Years pass by us very quickly. 

This year as every year I receive new school pictures from my grand-daughters, but this year I had to really contemplate these photos. It seems like this year I finally realized how quickly they are growing up. 

This is a picture of my youngest grand-daughter Natalia when she was 6 years old.


This is this year's school photo...she is now 13 years old.


Here is my oldest grand-daughter Paloma when she was 8 years old.


And this is her at 15 years of age.


I cannot believe she is now taking drivers ED. 
What hurts me the most is saying good-bye to them before they moved to Wisconsin. They are all so far away from me now, but the nice thing is knowing they will all be here for Christmas vacation and twice throughout the Summer.

Nana loves and misses all of you.