Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gary Allan Every Storm Runs out of rain


so your standin' in the middle of the thunder and lightnin'
i know you're feelin' like you just can win but your tryin'
its hard to keep on keepin' on when your being pushed around (pushed around x3)
dont even know which way is up you just keep spinning down round down

-chorus-
every storm runs, runs out of rain
just like every dark night turns into day
every heartache will fade away
just like every storm runs, runs out of rain

so hold your head up and tell yourself that there's something more
and walk out that door
go find a new rose, don't be affraid of the thorns
cause we all have thorns
just put your feet up to the edge, put you face in the wind
and when you fall back down keep on rememberin'

-chorus-
every storm runs, runs out of rain
just like every dark night turns into day
every heartache will fade away
just like every storm runs runs out of rain

it's gonna run out of pain
it's gonna run out of sting
it's gonna leave you alone
it's gonna set you free, set you free..

-chorus-
every storm runs, runs out of rain
just like every dark night turns into day
every heartache will fade away
just like every storm runs, runs out of rain
it's gonna set you free
it's gonna run out of pain
and set you free..

Thursday, July 05, 2012

IN THESE TIMES - noel paul stookey peter paul and mary



There's a warning in the wind that comes wailing through the trees
A depression in the shoreline left by the pounding seas
There is a lesson in the drought that brings a country to its knees
In these times...

We are dancing with disaster when we live beyond our needs
And pretend our hungry souls are not related to our greed...
Life's a journey. but it's not about the speed
In these times...

In these times...we must be mindful of the gift
In these times...use our hands and hearts to lift
The fallen spirit in this land
Planting flowers in the sand
Reaching out a helping hand

In...these...times.....

As the perfect storm approaches and the gale around us roars
No longer can we close our eyes and hide behind our doors:
Our choices fewer now by what we've chosen to ignore
In these times...

The ship of state is drifting; it's getting hard to steer
It's a complicated issue but the direction's pretty clear
and 'each of us' is who we need to get to there from here
In these times...

In these times...we must be mindful of the gift
In these times...use our hands and hearts to lift
The fallen spirit in this land
Bringing water to the sand
Reaching out a helping hand
In...these...times

In everything that's living there's a promise of a Love
Planted in the seeds below and in the stars above
We must listen to its message; become faithful stewards of
These times...


In these times...we must be mindful of the gift

In these times...use our hands and hearts to lift

The fallen spirit in this land
Growing gardens in the sand
Reaching out a helping hand...

In...these...times

We must be mindful of the gift
in these times...use our hands and hearts to lift
The fallen spirit in this land
Planting flowers in the sand
Reaching out a helping hand

In...these...times......


In these times.....the world times....my time....my peace.....

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Changed




I came up out of the water
Raise my Hands up to the father
Gave it all to him that day
Felt a new wind kiss my face
Walked away, Eyes wide open
Could finally see where I was going
Didn’t matter where I been I’m not the same man I was then.

I got off track, I made mistakes
Back slid my way into that place where souls get lost
Lines get crossed
And the pain won’t go away
I hit my knees, Now here I stand
There I was, now here I am
Here I am
Changed

I got a lot of “hey I’m sorry”
The things I’ve done man that was not me
I wish I could take it all back
I just want to tell em’ that

I got off track, I made mistakes
Back slid my way into that place where souls get lost
Lines get crossed
And the pain won’t go away
I hit my knees, Now here I stand
There I was, now here I am
Here I am
Changed

I’ve changed for the better
More Smiles, that’s better
I even started to forgive myself

I hit my knee, I’m here I stand
There I was, now here I am
Here I am, Here I am, Here I am
Changed
Yes I am
I’m changed for the better.

Monday, May 21, 2012

South Paris, Maine


My Grandmother's Merrill-Gledhill family

Front side, Hilary did an awesome job!

Hosta on the back side

Ray & Lear


Grammie Mary Gledhill Merrill

Uncle Roy & Be-Be



Thinking of my family member's that have passed.  God Bless everyone!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Bend in the Road

When we feel we have nothing left to give
And we are sure that the song has ended,
When our day seems over and the shadows fall
And the darkness of night has descended,
Where can we go to find the strength
To valiantly keep on trying?
Where can we find the hand that will dry
The tears that the heart is crying?

There’s but one place to go and that is to God,
 And dropping all pretence and pride,
We can pour out our problems without restraint
And gain strength with Him at our side.

And together we stand at life’s cross roads
And view what we think is the end,
But God has a much bigger vision,
And He tells us it’s only a bend.

For the road goes on and is smoother,
And the pause in the song is a rest,
And the part that’s unsung and unfinished
Is the sweetest and richest and best.

So rest and relax and grow stronger
Let go and let God share your load.
Your work is not finished or ended
You’ve just come to a bend in the road.




Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Bring On The Rain

Wow, winter over, Spring here & most definatly, it's Maine....April showers do bring May flowers, however we are predicted to have rain for this week, ever day!
I get it really I do.
Not most people do.
Ya can't fight the weather.
We had an extrmely mild winter & I say bring on the rain!

Another day has almost come and gone,
Can't imagine what else could go wrong.
Sometimes I'd like to hide away somewhere and lock the door.
A single battle lost but not the war.


'Cause tomorrow's another day
and I'm thirsty anyway
So bring on the rain.


It's almost like the hard times circle 'round.
A couple drops and they all start comin down.
Yeah, I might feel defeated,
I might hang my head,
I might be barely breathing, but I'm not dead.


No, cause tomorrow's another day,
and I'm thirsty anyway,
So bring on the rain.


No I'm not gonna let it get me down.
I'm not cry,
and I'm not gonna lose any sleep tonight.
'Cause tomorrow's another day,
and I am not afraid,


so bring on the rain.
tomorrow's another day,
and I'm thirsty anyway,


so bring on the rain.

No I'm not gonna let get me down,
I'm not gonna cry.


so bring on the rain.
Bring on the rain
Bring on the rain





Once again it's been awhile since I have written & I am finding peace in music, writing, pictures, books, and just being w/me.
Life just grabs ahold of you, but I am fighting back, getting healthy, following DR's orders & I know feel refreshed because we have a plan....after all these years, I have a plan & a path!

This is my path, relaxation, inner peace, and home.....I'll write more when I get a computer again & I am up & running.  yes that is a goal...to run....to bike....to swim.....I have a great team of supporters & they said they'd be there w/me thru this all....EXCITED!

Happy Spring 2012


After our 1st rain storm in late April brought the pink tulips up, so excited!

Me new camera & its panorama view...need to play!

Poof here they are!!

Lillies.....

There are so many blossoms, makes ANYONE smile!

The crab apple tree!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Home 4-26 2012


Testing out a new camera that has panorama view.......
Peace.....
Home......

Monday, March 26, 2012

Amber Brown

In dedication & love....

Old tales say that any situation/situations happen in three's. Why is that?
Very dear & close friends, Karin & Gary Brown, made a very tough decision. Like myslef & a cuz, in the last week, and Amber is now happy & running free & healthy, she too, has crossed over the animal rainbow bridge.
This picute is taken @ their home, down the road from mine, on Little Sebago lake, Gray Maine. The picture is just like Amber, peaceful & graceful.
I have had the privledge of knowing her, baby-sitting her & getting many many loves, likes & kisses from her.
Like Karin & Gary, she is very important to me & she would know when something wasn't right & would give me her look...those eyes....soothing!
We both mover to LSL in July 2001, same weekend, same day.....have hit it off...I do believe due to our sons, who are close, they brought us together.
There will never be a time that I can't imagine Amber not being there....
She is missed.....
I know she is running around w/Sampson, having one heck of a time!
Say hi to him for me....
All my love....Aunti

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring 2012!!


3-17-2011 happy St Patrick's Day!

later that same day...it's moving!

Finger's crossed -- Sunday 3-18-12

Monday 3-19-12, ice is really moving along

Tuesday 3-20-12 7:30 a.m. Pls Sun, make this ice go away!

Breaking up is hard to do...NOT 3-21-12 7:30 a.m.

3-21-12 7:45 am HELLO Brand New Day!!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tequie 4-1-1994 - 3-14-2012 & Zion -- A Dedication to them

Miss Tequie, aka: Buddha, aka: Tweeks, she will be missed!



My son made a comment: "ma, that's all I have known, is Tequie."
"Yes, I said. I got her when you were 6....."

Tequie knew, she knew her end was near & looked me face to face & smiled & left us.

A cuz, sent me a beautiful story in dedication of loosing her pup, Zion. Very sad times all around.

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 and 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 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. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away 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...



RIP my handsome boy . . .

So maybe, just maybe, Zi & Tequie have met & are enjoying each other's company.



When I first got the call back in 1994 that a friend had a stray & couldn't keep, I went.....when I got there, I just knew it was her.....she looked of many passed cats we had had in my family & she knew it too & came from under a bed....there she was, Miss Tequie Lynn Cobb....
never did she leave our side...she even took baths w/my son & loved to sit in our kitchen sink & sink from the dripping faucet....imagine, a cat that loves water....she loved to play w/little super balls too & even so, acted like a dog & would fetch & bring back to the top of our stairs & drop & bat the ball down our stairs & then go hurriedly down & get it & then do this over & over! Was too funny!
Many memories.
Knowing she is back to her young self chasing that silly ball is all I need to know & that she is healthy once again!
Tequie was also there, whether I was sick, laughing out loud or shedding a tear, she just knew.
I have had this connection once before, Scamper.....my Maine coon cat...but Tequie was & is & will always be that cat, my unique kitty!
Miss & Love you.....

Monday, March 05, 2012

Goot love this song...Banjo

When I lose my smile
When my thoughts get jumbled
When the air and BS get to thick
Can’t take a breath without getting sick
I’ve had enough with this concrete jungle
I drive my truck and drive
I pick up my baby
She jumped on scene with a kiss and a hey
We exited off that old hallway
www.musicloversgroup.com
Sometimes you gotta go beyond the pavement

[Chorus]
You gotta go deep
Way on back
Cross a few creeks
And a couple little shacks
You gotta get lost
Way on out
Crickets and frogs
Yeah you’re gettin’ close now
And you kick it into four wheel drive when you run out of road and you go,
And you go and you go-go-go
‘Til you hear banjo

[Verse 2]
It ain’t on the map
And I’m glad it isn’t
Leave the phone and the GPS,
Those satellites ain’t found it yet,
Got our own little piece of heaven hidden

[Chorus]
You gotta go deep
Way on back
Cross a few creeks
And a couple little shacks
You gotta get lost
Way on out
Crickets and frogs
Yeah you’re gettin’ close now
And you kick it into four wheel drive when you run out of road and you go,
And you go and you go-go-go
‘Til you hear banjo

[Banjo solo]

[Chorus]
You gotta go deep
Way on back
Cross a few creeks
And a couple little shacks
You gotta get lost
Way on out
Crickets and frogs
Yeah you’re gettin’ close now
And you kick it into four wheel drive when you run out of road and you go,
And you go and you go-go-go

Ooooh hoo

‘Til you hear banjo

You gotta go deep
Way on back
Oh oh oh
Cross a few creeks
And a couple little shacks
Oh oh oh
Four wheel drive when you run out of road
Oh oh oh
And you go and you go, and you go
‘Til you hear that, ‘Til you hear that
‘Til you hear banjo

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies 1963 - 2012


As I lay me down
Heaven hear me now
I'm lost without a cause
After giving it my all

Winter storms have come
And darkened my sun
After all that I've been through
Who on earth can I turn to

I look to you
I look to you

After all my strength is gone
In you I can be strong

I look to you
I look to you

Yeah

And when melodies are gone
In you I hear a song

I look to you

After losing my breath
There's no more fighting left
Sinking to rise no more
Searching for that open door

And every road that I've taken
Led to my regret
And I don't know if I'm gonna make it
Nothing to do but lift my head

I look to you
I look to you

Yeah

And when all my strength is gone
In you I can be strong


I look to you
I look to you
Oh yeah
And when melodies are gone
In you I hear a song

I look to you

(my levies have broken, my walls have come)

Coming down on me

(crumbling down on me)

All the rain is falling
(the rain is falling, defeat is calling)
Set me free
(I need you to set me free)
Take me far away from the battle
I need you
Shine on me

I look to you
I look to you

After all my strength has gone
In you I can be strong

I look to you
I look to you

And when melodies are gone
In you I hear a song


I look to you

Yeah
I look to you
Yeah
I look to you

I hadn't heard of this song until now.
People always says "things happen for a reason."
But Not to never hear such a magnificent voice, now it is silenced.
This song, I believe, is taking on so many many different meanings now.....She is now @ peace, she is not battling her pain. She is looking to him. She was a light beyond compare despite her troubles.

For me, as my journey is w/music & words....this means my strength after my storm & storms....I find peace....I continue my journey w/Whitney Houston in my heart...there is a new angel today & even tho I don't hear her melodies anymore....she will sing forever...

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Superbowl XLVI February 5, 2012

The Red, White & Blue Teams are gonna battle it out.....Let the game begin!!!


WOW, I am older than the Superbowl.....well, not by much...I have 3 or so months on this tradition.....but are YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL??

Who are you cheering for? Cheer loud & yelling @ your tv is acceptable!!

What are you game plans? Whether you stay @ home, go to a party @ a friends or go out.....be smart & be safe!!

What food do you like to have, serve, or go out for?




















Do you have any superstitions that you believe or do so YOUR team will win?
Do you cross every appendage? Do you do a certain dance? What do you do to insure your team wins....??

I don't like saying "May the best team win" Both teams are @ this game because they are great teams.
NYG has been around forever...do you know....trivia...When did The GNY Giants enter NFL? 1925, if I have my source correct. When did the NE Patriots start? 1959, again, if I have searched correctly.....So.......



"The Giants were one of five teams that joined the NFL in 1925, but the only one admitted that year which still exists. The team ranks third among all NFL franchises with seven NFL titles: four in the pre–Super Bowl era (1927, 1934, 1938, 1956) and three since the advent of the Super Bowl (Super Bowls XXI (1986), XXV (1990), and XLII (2007). Their championship tally is surpassed only by the Green Bay Packers (13) and Chicago Bears (9). During their history, the Giants have featured 15 Hall of Fame players, including NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) award winners Mel Hein, Frank Gifford, Charlie Conerly, Y. A. Tittle, and Lawrence Taylor."

"Boston had previously been home to several NFL teams. The first was the Boston Bulldogs, which lasted only one season (1929). They were followed by the Boston Braves/Redskins, from 1932 to 1936. They had played first at Braves Field and then at Fenway Park. The team did not draw well, even in their final season when they reached the NFL Championship Game, and moved to Washington following the 1936 season. The Boston Yanks played from 1944-1948 before moving to New York to become the New York Yanks."

Trivia: What other NFL team was from Boston but changed their name......Boston Redskins = Washington Redskins.....

ENJOY Superbowl XLVI!!!!
GO GO GO New England Patriots!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Flower in the Rain



I haven't been to Church in awhile & I am missing that part of my life. I have learned some facts in regards to my Church & am searching for another.
In the meantime, I came across this song that @ one point, I sang as a solo in Church.
Why?
Why can't I find this part of my life?
Why is this so difficult?

I am willing to open up & find this new part of my life.
Like a flower needs the rain to grow, to expand, to live & thrive.
I am here.....Lord, I am here....asking for this chance to re-grow, to re-live that part of my life.....but this hole is big. This hole is filling up w/knowledge, experiences, but there is one main & major item that is missing & I plan to find this missing link.







You are the One; there's no one else
Who lifts me up
And gives me water from the well
But there's a hole
That seems to drain it all away
And once again I'm left in fear and doubt
When all my strength is crying out

CHORUS:
So here I am again
Willing to be opened up and broken like a flower in the rain
Tell me what have I to do
To die and then be raised
To reach beyond the pain
Like a flower in the rain

The evil wind, it blows a storm
To rock my world
Just when I think I'm safe and warm
I'm led astray far too easily
It's always hard for me to say I'm wrong
Until I know I can't go on

CHORUS

Lord, You have searched me
And know when I sleep and when I rise
You're familiar with all my ways
Even the darkness will shine
Like the day
When you look into my heart

CHORUS

Helen Reddy - 'I Am Woman' (Live) 1975


I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an' pretend
'cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever gonna keep me down again

CHORUS
Oh yes I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman

You can bend but never break me
'cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
'cause you've deepened the conviction in my soul

CHORUS

I am woman watch me grow
See me standing toe to toe
As I spread my lovin' arms across the land
But I'm still an embryo
With a long long way to go
Until I make my brother understand

Oh yes I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to I can face anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman
Oh, I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong

FADE
I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong
I am woman

Sunday, January 29, 2012

What Doesn't Kill you -- Will Me "ME" Stronger

I now have a new theme...Sorry Jon Bon Jovi.....you are now in 2nd place....



You know the bed feels warmer
Sleeping here alone
You know I dream in colour
And do the things I want

You think you got the best of me
Think you had the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone
Think you left me broken down
Think that I'd come running back
Baby you don't know me, cause you're dead wrong

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over cause you're gone

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

You heard that I was starting over with someone new
They told you I was moving on, over you

You didn't think that I'd come back
I'd come back swinging
You try to break me, but you see

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over cause you're gone

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

Thanks to you I got a new thing started
Thanks to you I'm not the broken-hearted
Thanks to you I'm finally thinking about me
You know in the end the day you left was just my beginning
In the end...

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over cause you're gone

[2x]
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

I am STRONG!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

My Journey

My journey will start @ this: Windham Adult Ed & a beginners Zumba class. "Building on Success." I like this, sounds like a good start, a good fit, for my first step.

I am in need of Inspiration: come one come all.
I need & want to do this for me.
No one else, but me.
I am important.
I need & want to feel better.