Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursdays Quotes

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." -Aristotle Onassis

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Book Review (Why I Left the Amish by: Saloma Miller Furlong)

I am sorry I have not posted on my status of this book. I had some personal things come up that I had to attend to. Nothing bad so no worries. =)

I enjoyed reading this book although it was a little hard to read because it is her personal story and the things she went through were difficult. I don't want to give to much away. I recommend this book to everyone. It really shows you that what you think you know is not always the case. It definitely opened my eyes.

A passage I wanted to share is this:

"I thought I would die of shame and indignation. Bishop Dan was giving us a vote about whether Datt should confess sitting or kneeling! If someone disagrees, will Datt have to kneel for his confession after all? What if someone disagrees with the whole charade?"

I felt her frustration and anger as I read this and other things in this book. I would rate this book 4 stars. =)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mondays poems

Most have at least heard this one plus it's a famous quote. =)

All the World's a Stage
By: William Shakespear

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursdays Quotes

"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." -Friedrich Nietzche

This is so true. =)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mondays poems

I recently came across this poem and thought it was cute. =)

The Guppy
By: Ogden Nash

Whales have calves
Cats have kittens
Bears have cubs
Bats have bittens
Swans have cygnats
Seals have puppies
But guppies just have little guppies

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursdays Quotes

"Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving." -Erma Bombeck

Another funny quote hope you like it. =)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mondays poems

I've always loved William's plays and poems. =)

A Fairy Song
By: William Shakespear

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire!
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green;
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours;
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursdays Quotes

"A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it." -Jerry Seinfeld

I can relate to this one, my son just turned 4 years old. =)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mondays poems

Poe's poems have always interested me. =)

A Dream Within A Dream
By: Edgar Allan Poe

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursdays Quotes

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any others." -Abraham Lincoln

This is great advise and I definately agree. =)