Sunday, November 4, 2012

This Blogger Has Moved...Still Blogging!

If you have come by anytime in the last year you may have noticed I have not posted on this blog in a long time.   I have another blog that you can find (and follow) me at most days of the week...I would love to see you there.

It is a blog about how I survived cancer, became a runner at 40 and life's journey...find me at I Survived and Now I Run as that is where you will find this blogger! I haven't disappeared I promise..I've just moved on...



I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*
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Friday, April 27, 2012

X, Y and Z...Are For Strange Words

Here are some words that start with X...

Xylophone-a musical instrument consisting of a graduated series of wooden bars, usually sounded by striking with small wooden hammers.
Xylotomy-the preparation of transverse, tangential, or radial sections of wood for examination under a microscope.
Xeroxing-a copy made on a xerographic copying machine.
Xylitol-a naturally occurring pentose sugar alcohol, C 5 H 12 O 5 , used as a sugar substitute.

Here are some words that start with Y...

Yabbered- Australian simple past or past participle for, to talk or jabber. 
Yardbird- A military recruit who is assigned menial tasks.
Yeshivas- An academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts.
Yodeller- A singer who changes register rapidly.


Here are some words that start with Z...

Zodiacal- Relating to or included in the zodiac.
Zootiest or Zooty- Characteristic of a zoot suiter; extreme or flamboyant in style or appearance.
Zemstvo- one of a system of elected local assemblies established in 1864 by Alexander II to replace the authority of the nobles in administering local affairs after the abolition of serfdom: became the core of the liberal movement from 1905 to 1917.

This is a Zoot Suit

I have enjoyed being in the A to Z Challenge as well as reading your informative, educational and entertaining posts and although I have not been able to comment on a lot of them, I have tried to read some in whatever spare time I've had lately. 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read and comment on what I've shared this month...blessings and Godspeed.




I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

W...Is For Why?

Why...Great question, isn't it?  

Why does a platypus have a duck bill, a beaver tail, and otter feet? 



Why is it when you are looking for something, that thing just cannot be found, but when you are not looking for it, it suddenly appears out of nowhere?

Why is the sky blue? Oh yeah, never mind, the whole molecules in the air scatter blue light from the sun more than they scatter red light....but I digress.


Why do doctors leave the room when you change? I mean, they are going to see you naked anyway.


Why is there a disclaimer on the Allstate Auto Insurance commercials that says "Not available in all states"?


Why is the Lone Ranger called "Lone" when he always has his friend Tonto with him?


Why is vanilla ice-cream white when vanilla extract is brown?


Inquiring minds want to know!

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

V...Is For Vendetta

My son G


G loves V for Vendetta...don't know why, but he does.  I've never seen the movie because it just doesn't seem like my kind of film.  The books he is holding are not related to the movie but are books he wanted for his 18th Birthday.





Maybe I should just watch it and see what all the hype is about.  It is about a shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" who uses terrorist tactics to fight against the totalitarian society.  When "V" rescues a girl from the secret police, he finds his best chance at having an ally. "V" is rated R and is 132 minutes in length, stars Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, and Rupert Graves. Enjoy!


I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

U...Is For Ursa Major

Ursa Major is also know as The Great Bear (Latin: larger bear)

It is a constellation visible in the Northern Hemisphere, throughout the year, and is best seen in April.

Ursa Major, The Great Bear


Ursa Major is the third largest constellation in our sky. What you may be more familiar with however, are the seven stars which make up the rump and tail of this animal. We know them as the Big Dipper, in the United Kingdom, they are known as the Plough.  Who knew that the big dipper is not a constellation? It is an asterism, which is a small easily recognizable formation that is usually part of a larger constellation? I sure didn't.

Mythology

One Greek myth tells that the nymph Callisto, a servant of the hunter Artemis was made to bear a child by Zeus. Artemis banished Callisto for impurity. Artemis gave birth to the child named Arcas. 

This made Zeus' wife Hera very jealous and in revenge, Hera turned Callisto into a bear which ran away into the forest. Arcas grew up to become a hunter. One day while he was hunting, the bear Callisto heard Arcas' voice and rushed to greet her son. 

Arcas, not knowing the bear was his mother was about to kill her when Zeus intervened and sent both mother and son into the sky as the Greater and Lesser Bears. The way Zeus got the bears into the sky explains why their tails are so long, apparently Zeus grabbed them by their tails and swung them around over his head and finally flung them into the sky, and that is why these two bears have long tails!

Have you ever gazed into the sky and wondered how our constellations got their names?  Or better yet, have you made up your own stories about how they got their names?


I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Monday, April 23, 2012

T...Is For Tree of Life

Disney's Tree of Life


Different View


Up Close

Chimpanzee


Galapagos Tortoise


The Tree of Life is a massive 145-foot masterpiece sculpted by more than a dozen artists. It is 14 stories high, just to give you some perspective.

With 325 animal carvings on the outside, the 50-foot wide artificial tree is the centerpiece of Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

A theater is housed in the Tree Of Life root system where It's tough to be a bug! show is performed.  Paths known as Discovery Island Trails weave around and through this homage to nature. 

As you stroll the trails you will see a whirling tapestry of 325 animals carved into the bark of the massive attraction. You will see creatures such as Galapagos tortoises, lemurs and cotton-top tamarins.  

I would love to go to Florida, even if it was just to see this tree! 

Has anyone seen this tree up close and personal? If so, how was your experience?

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Friday, April 20, 2012

S...Is For Sounds



Have you ever noticed how different sounds can spark a memory?  Or how different sounds make you feel, well...different?  

When I hear the ocean I feel calm, peaceful and I'm reminded of living near the beach in Brookings, Oregon.  When I hear my 16yr old son J say "creeper" in his scary voice, I get chills and totally weird out.  The sound of rain prompts me to turn off all audio sounds as well as any light source, sit back and relax.  

Does this happen to you? 

If so, what are the sounds, how do they make you feel and/or what do they remind you of?

Have a blessed day!  

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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R...Is For Rest

Rest...as in I am going to have a rest day, sort of.  Today I will take it easy and try to enjoy my life.  Sometimes I get too busy and then start to feel anxious.  Not today.  I will spend some quality time with my hubby G, do a little running, and then have a nice relaxing evening.

How about you, do you need a rest today? If so, what are some of the things you do on your day of rest? 

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Q...Is For Quirks

Quirky Circus Act

According to free dictionary dot com, a quirk is... A peculiarity of behavior; an idiosyncrasy: "Every man had his own quirks and twists" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).

I have a few quirks myself.  I don't like when something isn't straight, like a rug or a picture and I have to straighten it or it will drive me crazy.  I love to sweep when I am at other peoples houses.  If my children vacuum, they inevitably miss something and I am compelled to do it again, the right way.

Do you have quirks? If so, what are some of them?  

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

P...Is For Pink



I am not afraid or embarrassed to say I'm a girlie-girl, and I love, love, love the color pinkPink is a very interesting color that doesn’t technically exist on the color spectrum. (However you can make pink by mixing red and white)

Seriously, I kind of like LOVE anything and everything pink.  I have pink hair accessories, pink sweatshirts, pink t-shirts, pink socks, pink nail polish, two pink rings, etc...the list could go on and on, but I don't want to drive you insane bore you to tears. Let's just say I have an obsession with all things pink. As you all know the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon is pink. I did not have breast cancer but all those who are battling cancer or who have survived cancer relate in one way or another.  In my travels I ran across this poem and thought I'd share it with you.

Pink Ribbons: The Ties That Bind
by Beth Thompson  

I never realized the strength
a tiny bit of ribbon can impart
until I pinned a twist of pink
above my heart to symbolize survival;
until I saw acquaintances and friends
and loved ones wear the same,
in my name, to show their strong support.
It's so hard to reclaim your life
once the crisis ends. You're never sure
it's really over. So courage begins
with the pinning on of symbols
in the face of lasting fears.
Once the illness touches you,
you know you can't depend on cures
to last forever, so you wear pink
to show the world, and show yourself,
you're still there, and you intend to stay.
Courage is persisting in the face of fear,
not waiting until it disappears to soldier on.
A pink ribbon twist to symbolize endurance with a bit of flair -
you're still there!
We've always decorated life with ribbons:
pink or blue to celebrate the newborn
gift of life, and later, bows for gifts
to mark each birthday celebration.
Christmas bows on boxes or on wreathes,
and loops of ribbon delicate as orchids
for a first corsage or for an anniversary, counting many loving years.
Ribbons range from small reminding bows tied on fingers
to giant rosettes of blue and gold to signify a prize-winning day.
We hold together memories of life with ribbon ties.
But ribbons took on a deeper meaning
as colors came to symbolize a cause.
Those yellow ribbons tied on trees
were hope and wishes for a loved one
coming home. Ribbons pinned on uniforms, reminders of bravery
long after wars have ended: deliberately colorful as if
to triumph over conflict, over pain.
We wear what we want to say, our pledge,
what we want others to remember and respect.
So my small twist of pink
becomes the symbol of a victory
in my own small, terrifying war
and helps me seek each day
the courage to carry on.
It tells the feelings I can't always
speak aloud, from a heart grown strong,
a thousand hearts grown strong,
despite the delicate shade of pink...
the courage to believe, to heal,
the courage to carry on. 


So with that I will leave you with a video called the Pink Glove Dance. Enjoy!




I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Monday, April 16, 2012

O...is for Ohm

About a year and a half ago I had a complete breakdown.  I was a basket-case, with incoherent blubbering and all.  It seems I had been giving to everyone else but myself and I had been running on empty for quite some time.  So I decided to start writing in a journal and spending some time each day in meditation.



Usually when people hear the word meditation they automatically think of people sitting around a circle or on mats, chanting Ohm, complete with legs crossed and fingertips touching thumbs, and of course incense burning.  

Not! I would usually put on some nice meditative and soothing music, light some candles, sit on a comfy soft pillow with my eyes closed...then I would recite prayers or sometimes just think of nothing, although that is harder to do than you might think.  

Meditation does not have to have the proverbial Ohm in it, you can meditate any way you would like, just make sure it is a relaxed and calm environment. Go on, try it, you just might like it.  Happy Meditation!

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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N...is for Negative Splits

A Negative Split is when you run the last half of a race faster than the first half of the race.

Negative splitting is the way to go when running a long race like the half-marathon or the full marathon, but it takes discipline.  You need to start out slower than your race pace in the first half of the race, and then speed up to race pace during the last half of the race.  When I ran my 5K this last weekend I ran a negative split race...the first mile and a half was slower than my last mile and a half and I beat my previous PR by 4 minutes and 23 seconds.  

Here is an example of a negative split race...If your running a marathon and plan on running a 10 minute mile pace, run your first 5 miles slower, maybe 15 seconds per mile slower.  Between miles 5-20, cruise at your goal pace of 10-minute miles,  and for the last 6+ pick up the pace and finish strong.

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

M...is for Mama Mia



This is one of the best movies of all time, in my very humble opinion. The clip is a little long, I know, but the movie will be worth your time.  It has romance, intrigue, and a delicious twist, that will keep you guessing.  Mama Mia is a stage musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA, and composed by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, who happen to be former members of the band.





This building is the original home of Mama Mia the musical. The Prince Edward Theatre. The musical opened April 6th, 1999 and 5 years later was transferred to the Prince Of Wales Theatre in June of 2004.

Take my advice and rent this musical, it will be well worth your time, that is, if you like this kind of thing. Blessings to you all.


I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Friday, April 13, 2012

L...is for Labels



Labels are like distinguishing marks given for things we see, taste, hear, touch and smell, and all to often labels are given to people.

For example, you might assign to me the labels of;  mom, wife, sister, friend, runner, writer and so on.  These would be distinguishing marks to describe all that I am and all that I do.  Do labels make a person, or does a person make the labels? What are your thoughts on this question?  Personally I believe that it is the person who creates the labels.  

When I was born I became a daughter, the first label attached to me.  I also became a sister to my older brother Johnny...the second label attached to me.

As we go through this journey of life and we become something, or accomplish a goal we get another label attached to us, and on and on it goes, until we are no more. At the core though we are Us and that is something that is ingrained within our very DNA, and no label can completely describe or distinguish us, as we truly are.

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

K...is for King



King is a family name of Scottish or English origin, according to Wikipedia.  The English name comes from Old English cyning meaning tribal leader.
This article at Ancestry.com gave me this info...

King Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king’s household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König (see Koenig), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy. It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.Chinese : variant of Jin 1.Chinese , , , : see Jing.
 
This wonderful site gives me a little more information on my last name and it's origin etc.

King is my last name...my husbands name is George...therefore I am married to King George.



When I got married I wasn't sure I wanted to change my last name, I loved it! It was Griffin, such a nice and noble sounding name.  This site gave me information about my old last name. Not as exciting as I thought it would be.  This one sounds much better to me, read it here. I enjoyed being a Griffin for such a long time...now I enjoy being a Kings wife.  

There is a lot of history in a name, what does your name say about you?

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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J...is for Java

As in I need some Java this morning to get me go go going...



Those of you who have followed me for awhile now will know that I love my coffee Java. My day doesn't start until I have had that first cup of Java.  I love my coffee Java so much that I am excited to go to bed a night, because I know that in the morning my beloved coffee Java will be waiting for me.  Weird, I know!  Seriously, I even have dreams about it!  Maybe I need to join a 12-Step program, "Hi my name's Shannon and I am addicted to Java".  

Me without my morning Java




I'm really not that bad...I just prefer to have my Java before starting my day...if you get my drift, and I think you do.

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I...is for Intermediate

As in...I consider myself an intermediate runner, as opposed to a beginner.  I started running 8 months ago and could barely run for a minute...beginner and total newbie!

A beginner is someone who has just started to put feet to the ground, moving faster than a walk.

An intermediate runner is someone who can comfortably run/jog for at least 30 minutes non-stop.


What is the difference between a runner and a jogger? Not a lot in my opinion...they are both running, one is just running at a slower pace.  I am a runner, not a jogger...and I'll try to explain it.  When I leave the house I don't say, "I'm going out for a jog", I say, "I'm going for a run".  When I am out there I do speed work, hill repeats, tempo runs and fartlek runs. (This  is a great article on the difference, if you believe there is one.)

I'm a runner and I wear running gear, it may look fashionable but it serves a purpose besides making me look adorable.  My shoes don't just look awesome, they keep my feet, ankles and knees aligned. I own a pair of Asics trail shoes and two pair of Danskin athletic shoes.  (I have yet to have my feet analyzed by a professional, but maybe someday when I feel it is absolutely necessary.)  My compression wear also helps me to run faster, farther and better. 

 Here are some great reasons for wearing compression wear while running...Running compression tights and similar garments for other sports are quite different to medical compression stockings, although they work in a similar way. They are designed to provide the best support to the muscles of the legs and lower body, thus minimizing the chance of a muscle injury occurring. They are also designed to aid the flow of blood and the oxygen supply to the lower body and extremities, as well as reducing lactic acid build up. The chances of varicose veins and other leg conditions is reduced. The ultra supportive nature of compression socks, tights and shorts has been found to aid athletic performance and recovery noticeably.  

Everything I wear has a usefulness besides looking good, even my socks.

So now you see, I'm an Intermediate runner...and this isn't just something I do once in awhile, it's what I've become...I run! Here you can follow me on my new running blog I Survived & Now I Run

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Monday, April 9, 2012

H...is for Harvey

That's right I said Harvey! This is a favorite character of my very favorite actor James Stewart.  


This is a whimsical movie about a local drunk and his invisible 6' 3 1/2" pooka (mischievous Irish spirit).  James Stewart plays the part of Elwood P. Dowd, who's sunny philosophy and drunken antics are tolerated by the townsfolk  Although people are certain Elwood has finally lost his mind, Harvey's presence seems to have a magical & positive effect on the people of the town except his sister, Veta Louise Simmons (played by Josephine Hull) who also occasionally sees Harvey. 

Veta tries to have Elwood committed to an insane asylum but is somehow admitted herself. (In exasperation, she admits to the attending psychiatrist, Dr. Lyman Sanderson (Charles Drake) that, after so many years of putting up with the invisible rabbit, she sees Harvey every once in a while. This causes Dr. Sanderson to let Elwood out and lock Veta up.) Towards the end, the institutions director, Dr. Chumley (Cecil Kellaway) begins to see Harvey as well.  Here is Elwood's philosophy on life handed down by his mother...
"Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be" – she always called me Elwood – "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."


This movie was released Oct. 13, 1950.

DID YOU KNOW?

Trivia

Although James Stewart is 6'4'', he refers to Harvey as being 6'3 1/2'' tall in the film and looks up at him during the entire film. That's because this is Harvey's height in the original play by Mary Chase. In a 1990 interview, Stewart said that he had decided that for the film, Harvey was going to be 6'8'', so that he could indeed look up at him.

I hope you have enjoyed this movie at least once in your lifetime...it is worth it, I guarantee it!

(Sources are here, here and here)

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

Run To Live...Live To Run

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

G...is for Grateful

Dictionary.com describes Grateful [greyt-fuhl] like this...warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful...The World English Dictionary describes it like this...
adj
1. thankful for gifts, favours, etc; appreciative
2. showing gratitude: a grateful letter
3. favourable or pleasant: a grateful rest


I'm Grateful for so many things in my life...I'll try to name some of what I have been blessed with. 

I'm Grateful for my loving and beautiful mother who has become a great friend in the last 10 years.
I'm Grateful for finding love after I had all but given up hope.
I'm Grateful for my 4 beautiful, and amazingly talented and loving children.
I'm Grateful for cancer, because it made me realize how very unhealthy I had become, how much my life actually meant to me, and in turn propelled me to become a runner at 40. See I Survived & Now I Run
I'm Grateful for the ability to sit back and enjoy this new lease on life I've been given.
Most of all...
I'm Grateful for God's constant grace, abundant love and life changing forgiveness.

What are you Grateful for?

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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