Wednesday, March 24, 2010

At the beginning of the day you

never know what you will gain or lose. We had to have my beautiful Dalmation Pongo PTS yesterday. He was one of the sweetest dogs Walt and I have had over the years. It's like a piece of my heart was cut out. The house is so quiet without him. I miss him so very much.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

another poem

I have traveled far; to reach this Pearly Gate
But I do not want to wander; beyond this place
I just need to rest awhile; for my friend I wait

Please let them know; I love them still
Let them know that I understand
what they did; they did with love

With my body now gone
my spirit flew home; on the wings of a dove
To my Creators arms; in Heaven above

Now all I ask; is that I may wait
I for will lay quietly; here by the gate
For if I entered now; without my friend
it wouldn't be Heaven at all

John Quealy

and another

I explained to St. Peter,
I'd rather stay here,
Outside the pearly gate.

I won't be a nuisance,
I won't even bark,
I'll be very patient and wait,
I'll be here chewing on a celestial bone.

No matter how long you may be.
I'd miss you so much, if I went in alone,
It wouldn't be Heaven for me.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nail Art

Here is a pic of the nail art project I did for my nail class. I love doing nail art and have shown a great improvement since I first started. I have a goal of becoming good enough to win a nail art competition.

And here are some close-ups:

My favorite is the palm tree. It was my first time making the spiral "snow globe". The glitter does move back and forth like a snow globe.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Aroma Therapy Project

I had promised in an earlier post to show my aroma therapy project for the esthetician class. The items smelled wonderful if I do say so myself. There were three different aromas, each having one essential oil in common. I especially liked the cinnamon bath salts. As I left the open project in the living room,it smelled of cinnamon and was a nice touch for Christmas. I just finished using up the scrub a week or so ago. I considered making another batch of it, but decided I would use a lemon scented scrub I made. If you don't already, consider using a body scrub. exfoliating the old dead skin cells will leave you with a fresher appearance and your skin glowing, and your moisturizing creams and lotions will absorb better too.

I'll post pictures of my nail art project in a few days.