Thursday, March 22, 2007


Isn't this sea lion so cool? Thanks again to MELANIE who provided the reference photo to create this sweet critter! You can leave some love for her blog if you have time - I'm sure she would appreciate hearing from you.

Here's a bit more about Sea Lions that you might not know!

A Sea Lion's diet consists of herring, squid, halibut, small sharks and the occasional penguin.

They live on the Pacific Coasts - British Columbia to Mexico and also the Galapagos Islands.

Females are called Cows, the males are called Bulls.

Some bulls grow a thick mane like a lion.

They can weigh up to 1000 pounds.

The name of the Sea Lion came about because their roar sounds like that of a 'real' lion - this making them considered to be the most 'vocal' of mammals.

Sea Lions can swim up to 25 miles per hour and have good hearing!


My sweet husband took me for a walk along our local canal system yesterday morning. It was such an unexpected treat as his time is so valuable these days! You see, my sweetie put together the entire taxes for us - saving me this dreary job. He thought it would take him far longer than it turned out to be in the end, so it was sort of his way of celebrating!

I need to praise my man here... he's got an overflowing plate right now, but when I pack and clean, he vocally appreciates and praises me for doing so. He apologizes for being unable to help me right now, with this area. Now, of COURSE I would love for him to be able to help, but you know, he does so much else I truly don't EXPECT him to have to do this end of things. All the same, it touches me deeply that he even notices what I'm struggling with.


I would like to share an entry which I receive in an inspirational newsletter - I think you may truly enjoy it. If you would like this one, and more, you may want to sign up for the newsletter from All Worship by clicking


This was written by an 83-year-old woman to her friend.

Dear Susan,

I'm reading more and dusting less. I'm sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the garden. I'm spending more time with my family and friends and less time working.

Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences to savor, not to endure. I'm trying to recognize these moments now and cherish them.

I'm not "saving" anything; we use our good china and crystal for every special event such as losing a pound, getting the sink unstopped, or the first Amaryllis blossom.

I wear my good blazer to the market. My theory is if I look prosperous, I can shell out $28.49 for one small bag of groceries. I'm not saving my good perfume for special parties, but wearing it for clerks in the hardware store and tellers at the bank.

"Someday" and "one of these days" are losing their grip on my vocabulary. If it's worth seeing or hearing or doing, I want to see and hear and do it now.

I'm not sure what others would've done had they known they wouldn't be here for the tomorrow that we all take for granted. I think they would have called family members and a few close friends. They might have called a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past squabbles. I like to think they would have gone out for a Chinese dinner or for whatever their favorite food was.

I'm guessing; I'll never know.

It's those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew my hours were limited. Angry because I hadn't written certain letters that I intended to write one of these days. Angry and sorry that I didn't tell my husband and parents often enough how much I truly love them. I'm trying very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that would add laughter and luster to our lives.

And every morning when I open my eyes, tell myself that it is special.

Every day, every minute, every breath truly is a gift from God.

-- Author Unknown


So I saw that there is nothing better for a man than to enjoy his work, because that is his lot. For who can bring him to see what will happen after him?

Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work—this is a gift of God.



Look It Up - EASILY!

You come across a word you don't recognize - or you need a quick synonym for a word. You don't have to get up and get your dictionary, nor have to open up a word program or go online either. The secret? There's a nifty little program I've been using for a few days now, and its proving itself VERY helpful. It's called WordWeb and its a free download. It comes with it's own library of words and can even do audio of speech-to-text, standalone, if you have that feature enabled from your existing word program. If you're like me you will be wondering how you did without it! By the way, its FREE!



  1. awesome blog page this morning Barb ..thanks so much

  2. i LOVE your blog!! thanks for all you do! :)

  3. This is so wonderful! Thank you for the seal! Now I'm off to check out Word Web! Take care Barb!

  4. Good Afternoon Barb:)
    Thank you soo much for hopping my way and leaving such a sweet comment on my blog for me:)I am glad you like the blue paper.:)
    I love your sea lion...and the info is great.I was kind of wondering..where did Noah keep these creatures?LOL Just kidding hehe.:)He sure had a lot on his plate huh?:)Can you imagine God asking us to build an ark these days? Knowing my would have to be a techy one with all the latest gadgets.LOL Automatic animal feeders...high tech dump stations..etc..hehe.I could go on..but again..I won't.LOL Aren't you glad?LOL

    Have a fantatic day and thank you soo much for the terrific sea lion..I love him!!


  5. Lovely wonderful and awesome. I think that about covers it. Hate to run but my list is long. Thanks for the seal and the link.

  6. Hi Barb,

    thank you very much for your kind words on my blog, I appreciate it so very much :)
    I really love the sea lion element, thanks for sharing! They´re one of my favourites - it´s about 3 months ago that I got the chance to feed one at our zoo. This was such a great experience for me, I just have to repeat this. There´s a kind of magic around those animals I can´t explain! You know I´m often sick and ill with my MS but being close to animals makes me forget about all my problems, that´s so unbelievable! Your beautiful element will sure come in use!

  7. Hi Barb,

    Thanks again for all the wonderful shares whether they're freebies or just interesting reads...Take care as always,


  8. Hi Barb,

    I am so happy to find out you are a member at ActionFX too! Are you part of his Yahoo group? We have been having so much fun and learning, learning, learning. I can't wait to see the next animal you do! Connie

  9. Thanks, Barb, for the sharing the wonderful letter to Susan - it was wonderful. :)


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