|a pretty a day is here and away|

Documenting life's beauty, as seen through the eyes of a lady blessed with everything a girl could dream of, and more: five gorgeous kids, patient and providing husband, an adorable dog, a very cheeky frog, and still time enough to get crafty and creative in the kitchen or with my trusty needles, thread and yarn!
The joys of being Queen of the household! Rejoice, and the world joins in!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Turn! Turn! Turn!

To Everything
There is a season
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

Been listening to good ol' folk tunes recently, and something about "Turn! Turn! Turn!" made me stop for awhile. Other than, of course, the way Benji heartily joined in at the chorus. Any song that pleases my boy pleases me, unless it gets played on loop till the wee hours of the morning!!!

It's no wonder that the song's meaningful, some of its lyrics were taken directly from the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes, and people obviously raved about it, because it quickly became The Byrds' second US #1 single.

Well, I'll let your ears do the judging ;)

The Byrds, with "Turn! Turn! Turn!", written by folk legend Pete Seeger.

Speaking of seasons, here's a beautiful tune, no less meaningful, from my Mellygal's favourite musical - treat those ears to the cast of RENT with "Seasons of Love".

525,600 minutes - how do you measure,
measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee.
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.
In 525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life?
How about love? Measure in love. Seasons of love.

'Twas the Chinese New Year recently, a time for the obligatory visitations, but also a great chance to spend a few days basking in the immediate presence of your loving family - and boy am I glad for the wonderful (albeit sometimes a little kooky) little mites that fill my home with chatter and love.

Hip hip hooray (a little belatedly) to new beginnings!

Hey, there are no rules to celebrations! It's a party at our place every day!

So grab your virtual celebratory martini, let's clink our glasses, sit back, and enjoy the ride!

C'est la vie!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

You would have been thirteen today, but you'll always be in my heart

Come stop your crying
It will be all right
Just take my hand Hold it tight

For one so small,
you seem so strong
My arms will hold you,
keep you safe and warm
This bond between us
Can't be broken
I will be here
Don't you cry

You'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be here in my heart, always

When destiny calls you
You must be strong
I may not be with you
But you've got to hold on
They'll see in time
I know
We'll show them together

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.

Just a lil' good ol' romanticism for ya this Valentine's ;)

Photo of the iconic Luna Park ferris wheel by Milly from their holiday.

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