July 15th, 2010

Jiffy - wet pet

Oh No - I Woke To The Sound Of Rain ...


So that means the summer is completely over.

We Brit's are "celebrating" St Swithin's Day ... as we were reminded of by James in his message a couple of weeks ago ... So, the poem we will all be quoting today is :-

St Swithun's day if thou dost rain
For forty days it will remain
St Swithun's day if thou be fair
For forty days 'twill rain no more

If you don't know what I'm talking about then just have a read here and get caught up with some history ... and maybe a little bit of folklore, as well!

Closer to God

Bible In 90 Days

I posted about this challenge a couple of weeks ago, and although it was due to start the day after Independance day, I started it early - so as of this morning I am a sixth of the way through the Bible.

I am reading from The Living Bible, and it is brilliant to see things flow. I have read the Bible many times, but reading the Pentateuch this fast has just brought alive how Gods words and love is repeated, yet sadly how us humans make the same mistakes, but today I arrived in The Promised Land.

A couple of great verses were there for me to read - lovely for the Israelites to take to their new life ... and for me (and my friends) to be reminded of every day ...

Deuteronomy  31 v 6 & 8 -
Be strong!  Be corageous!  Do not be afraid! 
For the Lord you God will be with you.  He will never fail you, nor forsake you.
Don't be afraid, for the Lord will go before you; He will not fail, nor frosake you.

Deuteronomy 33 v 27 -
The Eternal God is your refuge.
And underneath are the everlasting arms.



x-posted to a couple of different places
Thank You ... James!

Picture Meme - Day 25, 26 & 27

And so I continue with my Picture Meme that I snagged from hell0kittyangel ...

Day 1 — Your Best Friend ... Toni
Day 2 — Your crush ... James Marsters
Day 3 — Your Parents ... Mum and Dad
Day 4 — Your sibling ... Nick & Tim
Day 5 — Your dreams ... Mum and Dad
Day 4 — Your sibling ... Nick & Tim
Day 5 — Your dreams ... here
Day 6 — A Stranger ... here
Day 7 — Your Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love/crush ... N/A
Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend ... Annemarie (& Stefan)
Day 9 — Someone you wish you could meet ... The Queen & Prince Philip ... and James, of course
Day 10 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to ... College - The British Scool of Osteopathy
Day 11 — A Deceased person you wish you could talk to ... My Grandparents
Day 12 — The person you hate most/caused you a lot of pain ... School - The Cooper's Company and Coborn School
Day 13 — Someone you wish could forgive you ... I know GOD has forgiven me.
Day 14 — Someone you’ve drifted away from ... Chris, Sharon & Sylv
Day 15 — The person you miss the most ... Jaykub
Day 16 — Someone that’s not in your state/country ... Pandas after the Chinese earthquake
Day 17 — Someone from your childhood ... Penny
Day 18 - The person you wish you could be ... Spike
Day 19 — Someone that pesters your mind—good or bad ... N/A
Day 20 — The one that broke your heart the hardest ... N/A
Day 21 — Someone you judged by their first impression ... Everyone
Day 22 — Someone you want to give a second chance to ... N/A
Day 23 — The last person you kissed ... Jiffy!
Day 24 — The person that gave you your favorite memory ... Day old DJ

Day 25 — The person you know that is going through the worst of times

I've known Toni for 12 years, and for most of that time, her life has gone from one tragedy to another.
She was a young step-mum with 3 teenage step-kids who really don't like her, even though their mum left their dad ... and they have just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.
She has lost 3 horse, at young ages, as I did Jaykub, one of which, Squiffy was the most horrific day of my life, so I can't think what she went through.
Her eldest daughter suffers with long term bowel problem ~ while her youngest daughter brought new meaning to a teenage terror ... Although both girls are lovely, and now doing her well.
And so it goes on ... with her latest being, 8 weeks ago -
She was just doing well at competing again, winning her regional group and getting a chance at an England place when she skidded over - and has torn her crucite ligament.

Day 26 — The last person you made a pinky promise to

I've never, ever made one ... nor a spit-shake either!

Day 27 — The friendliest person you knew for only one day

I don't actually have a picture of the couple, butMum does ... however I posted a pic of the place I was at ... Williamsburg.

We went to USA in 1989 for the first time, and hired an RV ... on our trip we stopped at Williamsburg, and the edge of a hurricane passed our paths, which meant that the shuttle bus was cancelled - we found out about it, because the couple in question came up to our RV and knocked on the door, to say they were going into the town by car - did we want a lift?

We did!  We asked what time to go back to the car, they suggested 6pm ... when we got back, they had only spent a couple of hours walking round, the rest of the time reading and waiting for us ... as they knew we were touring and wanted to give us the best chance of a full day.

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Music Meme Day 26

Day 01- A song that makes me happy ... Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners
Day 02- A song that helps you clear your head ... In My Room by The Beach Boys
Day 03- A song that makes you laugh ... In My Room by The Beach Boys
Day 03- A song that makes you laugh ... Right Said Fred by Bernard Cribbins
Day 04- A song that reminds you of something ... Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris
Day 05- A song that has a new meaning to you every time you hear it ... If Tomorrow Never Comes by Ronan Keating
Day 06- A song you can always relate to ...Where Could I Go But To The Lord? By Elvis Presley
Day 07- A song that is your guilty pleasure ... Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats and Dogs by Brian & Michael
Day 08- A song you liked when you were younger ... Iko Iko by The Dixie Cups
Day 09- A song that makes you want to dance ... C'mon Everybody by Eddie Cochran
Day 10- A song that makes you cry ... In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
Day 11- A song that reminds you of summer ... In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry
Day 12- A song that reminds you of your best friend ... While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
Day 13- A song you sing to in the shower ... N/A
Day 14- A song you like hearing live ... London City by James Marsters
Day 15- A song people wouldn’t expect you to like ... Bat out of Hell by MeatLoaf
Day 16- A song that holds a lot of meaning to you ... Never Walk Alone by Gerry & The Pacemakers
Day 17- A song that annoys you ... Then He Kissed Me by The Crystals
Day 18- A song you have as your ringtone/want to be your ringtone ... Moonshot by James Marsters ... and Thunderbirds
Day 19- A song you’re currently obsessed with ... Rule Britannia
Day 20- A song from a new album you are waiting for to come out ... Fall of Night & Cowboy Song by James Marsters
Day 21- A song you want to dance to at your wedding ... (The Spuffy answer) ... Wind Beneath My Wings
Day 22- A song that would be the theme song to a TV show about your life ... I'll never find another you by The Seekers
Day 23- A song that makes you angry ... Stranger on a Shore by Mr Acker Bilk
Day 24- A cover song ... Love me for a reason by Boyzone (and The Osmonds)
Day 25- An acoustic song you love ... Walk the line by Johnny Cash

Day 26- A song by your favorite band

I have a few favourite bands - most of which I have either mentionered or linked already ... such as:
Beach Boys, Beatles, Westlife, Queen.

But I also love The Mamas and Papas ... hard to decide on a favourite, so thought I would chose the one with the true title (!) ...  California Dreaming ... Yes, one day I shall get there!





And for my James song, I can honestly say I do slightly prefer the Ghost of the Robot version of This Town, although I do like the version James recorded on his first album, as well.

 
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Squeee!

I Won A Mini Something!

My first ever win at anything via LJ!!!!

While I have been unemployed I am trying to be positive as to my day - and as I love icons I thought I would have a bit of a go as the 3 competition sites I found provide the pictures!  So, learning basic crop and re-size has been fun ... Yay ...

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Even better as it was on a tie break, so got the final vote!

Since then the BtVS one I have been playing with talked textures this week - so I was lost ... but they (and one of my friends here) pointed me to a free download ... which is now on my computer ... and it's scary!  I am trying to find a basic place to start, but each time I look I panic ... so, next week, I must concentrate and learn.

Anyway, here are a few of the ones I have been playing with, that are non-Buffy

STAR TREK VOYAGER

These icons were done for a few of the challenges on voy_stillness ... and for those not using screen caps provided there I got them from http://voy.trekcore.com/gallery/

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GENERAL ICONS -

These ones were done for affirming_faith ,using pictures provided there.

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FARSCAPE - Mostly from The Pilot episode, with one from The Peacekeeper War.

Screencaps from www.farscapecaps.com

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All are snaggable!
Liberator!

I'm From Pluto!

Just hadn't done one of these in ages ... so ....



You Are From Pluto



You are a dark, mysterious soul, full of magic and the secrets of the universe.

You can get the scoop on anything, but you keep your own secrets locked in your heart.

You love change and you use it to your advantage, whether by choice or chance.

You don't like to compromise, to the point of being self-destructive with your pigheadedness.

Live life with love, and your deep powers will open the world to you.




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