Sunday, September 8, 2013

Missing You

When tomorrow starts without me
And I'm not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today;
While thinking of the many things
We didn't get to say.       

I know how much you love me
As much as I love you;
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand.
She said my place was ready
In heaven far above;
And that I'd have to leave behind,
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye;
For all my life, I'd always thought
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,
So much yet to do;
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad;
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday
Just even for awhile,
I'd say goodbye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized
That this could never be;
For emptiness and memories
Would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things
I might miss come tomorrow;
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven's gates
I felt so much at home;
When God looked down and smiled at me
From His great golden throne.

He said, "This is eternity
And all I've promised you;
Today your life on earth is past,
But here it all starts anew."
"I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last;
And since each day's the same day,
There's no longing for the past."
"But you have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true;
Though at times you did do things,
You knew you shouldn't do."
"But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free;
So won't you take my hand
And share my life with me?"

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here in your heart.

attributed to David M. Romano - 1993

15 years ago you left us.
Missing you every one of them

Monday, September 2, 2013

Storytelling Sunday: September

Oh my, is it that time already??

I cant believe that September has crept up on us so fast....has anyone started the Christmas countdown yet? ;-)

I cant believe it is the first Sunday of the month already, which means that it must be time to join Sian in telling a precious story.

Since it's September, I figured I would tell a love story. Not a common garden slushy one. I am not really a 'romance' kind of person. I like to see the romance in an unconventional way.

I thought I would share my wedding ring since it's our 4 year anniversary this month.

    However, I figured that's a fairly obvious precious and since I am trying to avoid the obvious....!

So, instead, here is something that I hold very dear...

  .....the first present the husband ever bought me.

Professor Yaffle is my favourite character from Bagpuss and knowing this, he rocked home with this little ornament for me. We hadn't been going out for long but it remains my favourite present from him because he saw him in a window and thought of me.
It is a little beaten up (it may have been dropped and repaired a couple of times!!) but I love him and he always serves as a good reminder that my husband knows me better than I realise....

...which has just reminded me of the time he came home from the supermarket with a pair of scissors because my ones had broken. I thought I didn't have them anymore but low and behold....

Isn't it amazing what you keep?!!

The simple things.

 Maybe that is my precious after all.....that my hubby knows I am easily pleased lol



Friday, August 30, 2013

Scavenger Hunt 4

  1. A few more scavenger finds to share with you.  
18. Your local pub/bar, coffee house or tea shop
This one was pretty easy considering I live within easy reach of a few good ones. The Copper Still is my favourite and I highly recommend it if you are ever in my neck of the woods. Good food, good Guinness and great craic.....and far too easy for me to get to!!! LOL.
3. City Hall, Capitol or other similar civic building

This is the civic building in Norwich. It was hard to get a good picture of it with my phone but this was the best one and I like the clock.
2. Theater for performing arts (not a movie theater)

Oh, the memories of going to the panto here at Christmas as a kid. Again, a nice big main road stopped me from getting a great picture but yay, I got it.
1. Open air market
You can't go to Norwich and not see the market in the centre of the city. Permanently open air come rain, snow or shine :-)
I will post the rest next week and hopefully, I will find the last couple that I need.....although I think the airplane may be a bit beyond my reach at this stage!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hunting the Gorillas Part 2

Ready for some more gorillas? 

#13: Freddie 'Radio Go Go'
Look at them working together.....such a rare sight lol

#14: Whoop! Whoop!
I like this one. It reminds me of comic characters.

#18: Georgian Georgie

#5: Gareth

#46: Walk on the Wild Side

Friday, August 23, 2013

Can I write ok? I think I can!

Hi. My name is Jayne and I am addicted to online classes.


Well, I am currently doing Hello Story, Grammer-Free journaling and iScrap at BPC and have Design Challenges and The Art + Science of Scrapbooking (sounds very academic right?) waiting in the wings. (Seriously, their classes are great).
I am subscribed for 6 months to Masterful Scrapbook Design and do Story Coach at Get It Scrapped which also has loads of great articles and challenges.
Then there is Kirstins online journaling class Find Your Voice which has just wrapped up (although if you head over there before August 31st, you can download the classes and join the great Facebook community for free or pay $5 for the class from Sept 1st) and 30 lists starts on Sept 1st, hosted by Kam and Amy.

Why am I doing all these classes?
Well, apart from needing a good bit of distraction at the moment, I really want to improve the way I talk on paper. I have a pretty good grasp of the English Language granted, but whenever I read back on my writing, I am never satisfied. I know I am a bit of a perfectionist...that will be the Virgo in me...but I am also not massively confident of my abilities.
What I want to be able to do is write without conscience. To not be looking at the story and thinking 'who'd want to hear that'. I want to remember that no matter how mundane the story may be, someone will want to hear it, whether it's you, my family or myself.

I need to remember that it is good to make mistakes. To write and write and write, then to cross out and rewrite over and over. But I also have to remember not to overthink everything. It doesn't have to be perfect. As long it is readable and I am happy with it.

I want to think outside the box. Write in different ways other than linear. Make a real life event read like a fantasy story. I want the story to be more than just facts.

The LO in the picture is an example of what I guess I am aiming for. It is in response to week 5 of Hello Story where Ali encouraged us to use mathematics in our LOs. Yep, I know that is a fairly daunting idea (especially for someone who took 3 goes to pass her GCSE Maths) but you can interpret it in many ways so I took the main examples and focussed on the plus and equals elements of the subject.

I opted to go for a double page LO as a single page bunched all the photos together too much and I wanted them to breath a little. I cropped the 2 top pictures on the left page as they were of 2 different orientations and since we are dots in the pictures, it helps emphasise us a bit. I don't tend to use many embellishments on my LOs and actually used less paper than I usually do.
I liked how the page turned out....I am finally realising that I am a simple scrapper who likes to edge her pages :-). I tried something different with the journaling as well.

It reads...Its a slow ride to the top and anticipation is high. On arrival, it is a short wait before the cart hurtles down the track. The thrill is high and the shrieks are loud. As the cart floats to the finish post, the dripping after effects of the rising water is felt.

Now, I wouldn't say that I am massively happy with it but I am pleased with how it turned out and now that I have broken through that wall, I am encouraged to keep writing and experimenting and practising....and crossing out.

Who knew addiction could be so much fun :-)

This post is tied in with FYC week 3 prompt.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hunting the Gorillas part 1

While I was at home, me and the oldest 2 monsters went on the Gorilla hunt.
We didn't find them all but what we did find were fab.
 Here are a few of the ones we found (I hope I have numbered them right....let me know if u have seen them and I have mixed up the names)
#47: The Ape'd Crusader

#41: Drilla the Gorilla

One of the little Gorillas they had around town.

#52: Besty

#11: Gonzo
 I will post a few more in a few days. Cool, aren't they?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Scavenger Hunt 3

9. something clearly out of place...only on a summers day does the grit bucket look out of place. But since it lives there all year anyway..... willing assistant points out rubbish which is most clearly out of place!

17. candles... aren't these colourful? Found them in a shop in Norwich.

14. a mosaic...I am sure I can find a better one but until then, here is the bar area on the Irish Ferry Ulysses.

Brought to you with Rindas Scavenger Hunt for 2013