Friday, December 14, 2018

Miss Universe 2018: Top 10 Best National Costume Video + Catriona Gray

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, pc: wikipedia
The Winner of the 2018 Miss Universe contest will be crowned in Thailand on Sunday, December 16th. 

The current title holder is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (South Africa).  Her boyfriend is American athlete, Tim Tebow.

I am proud of the fact that the Philippines has snagged the title of Miss Universe three times.  I pray that these ladies are as beautiful inside as they are/were on the outside:

Miss Universe 2017 stampsheet of the Philippines

 Favour is deceitful, 
and beauty is vain:
 but a woman that 
feareth the Lord
she shall be praised.

Proverbs 31:30

Catriona Gray will represent the Philippines


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

I Want a Retro-style Schaub Lorenz Refrigerator

I was pleasantly surprised to see this beauty ensconced at our son and DIL's kitchen/apartment. How did they know that I was on the lookout for a retro-style refrigerator?  Our future mid-century style (or as close as I can get it) kitchen would look great with one. Now here was an example, live and in color! And RED was at the top of my color list.  Quite uncanny of them, LoL.

 I had never heard of the brand, Schaub Lorenz (German), but it is now on my radar.  I will need to see prices and accessibility; compare them to those brands that I am a little bit familiar with, namely super-expensive  S M E G.

mini fridge
pc: Marie Claire


Monday, December 10, 2018

Celebrating Poet Emily Dickinson

Painting of the Dickinsons
as children
American Poet, Emily Dickinson, was born on December 10, 1830.  What strikes me most was her almost unnatural reclusiveness. For her this was the norm. For someone who was often out of sight, there was much going on behind the scenes as revealed through her poetry, writings, letters. I barely scratched the surface here.

Solitude was for Emily Dickinson a necessity; it was her natural state.  As she explained, "The appetite for silence is seldom an acquired taste."  Like all creative persons, she needed time in which to set down her fast-running thoughts, to capture them before they swept past ... she must find an outlet for the thoughts pounding within her.  Only in poetry did she find release.  And there must be time for books ... 'those enthralling friends.' (source, unknown)