Thursday, February 6, 2020

February 2020

The trip to Brazil was uneventful. The weather here was great when we got back which helped since we still had a few hours drive from Chicago home. I pray for blessings during this month however I pray first that I may be a blessing to others during this month.

In the interior of the state first.
Facade of a very old house, they want to sell it. This house was built in the 1950's. It will be demolished and this photo is going to be the only thing left as a memory of days gone by.
Facade of a very old building downtown. One of the last ones of it's time left intact. There isn't any restoration or preservation going on that I heard of.
Grain market
Fruit market

On the way to the animal market

The aroma of the ripe fruits was delicious. I got a very big passion fruit (in the center.)
Saint Joseph's Cathedral's undergoing repairs and re-modeling inside.
They keep going with the repairs and remodeling.

Time for coffee.

 Brazilian cat.
 Small town in the interior
 In the capital of the state, we went to a big shopping center with 8 levels to go up and down for those who have time and energy.

 From this balcony we enjoyed a nice view of the ocean. Nice breeze.

We walked here for exercise in the morning.
Making's still Winter around here.

Peace and love!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a wonderful year in 2020! We have hope and trust in the Lord! Our future is in his hands. Good health, quietness,peace and love!

Proverbs 24:14 Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 24:20 for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

 Proverbs 24:14 Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

 1 Corinthians 15:19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.

 When I was little I looked forward for Christmas Day in the morning for Santa had left me a gift nearby the foot of the bed. This will be sent to Ellie since she isn't here.

 Traditionally we leave peas and rice by the front door for good luck. We also eat black eye peas  and pomegranates on the last night of the year Saving 5 seeds of the pomegranates and place on billfold. Do you anything like this for New Year's?
 Neighbors came to help after the blizzard.
Pause for sweet potato pie and some snacks.
 Whau, gardening catalog is already here! It's nice to dream of gardening during the Winter. The magazine Angels is a subscription given to me by my mom in law.

New baby in the family, my sister in law's grandchild.
 Ham and white bean soup. Just a recipe from Pinterest.
My prayer is that I may I remember that with everyday that comes I have a new chance to be a better person, to be kind, to be thoughtful and feel the pain of others.
Blessings to you and your families!