“2023 is a good year to give birth”
Is year of the Rabbit 2023 Good for Having a baby?
2023 is a good year to give birth. It is a Water Rabbit year. In Chinese astrology, water means longevity and peace, and the Rabbit is a symbol of vigilance, wittiness, cautiousness, deftness, and self-protection. People born in the year of the Water Rabbit year are predicted to enjoy good fortune and have a peaceful mind throughout their lives. (Check out 150 Popular Chinese Names for Boys and Girls: Meanings and Culture)
In Chinese mythology, the Rabbit is the only zodiac animal to live together with the Goddess Chang’e in the Moon. China named its first robotic lunar rover Jade Rabbit, which roved the moon’s surface in late 2013.
Being closely related to the Goddess of the Moon, the Rabbit is one of the most favored zodiac signs in Chinese astrology.
What’re the Best-Suited Careers for Rabbits?
Intellectual, scholarly, and learned, Rabbits are more likelyto enjoy a good career as well as wealth.
With a pair of dexterous hands, Rabbits have a gift for calligraphy and painting as well as tailoring and cooking.
The best careers for Rabbits are in the fields of cultivation, breeding, education, religion, health care, medicine, culture, police/judiciary work, and politics.
Why is the Rabbit Ranked Fourth in Chinese Zodiac?
Legend has it that in ancient times, the zodiac Rabbit had a long, furry tail. Every day, he liked to curl his tail round himself and sleep comfortably in his hole. When hungry, he would stick his head out and lazily eat the green grass at the entrance of his hole.
It didn’t take long for the grass on the entire hillside to be eaten up by Rabbit, revealing a bare hole. One day, a wolf noticed the bare grassy slope and found the place where the rabbit lived. It was quietly lurking in the grass not far from the entrance of the hole, preparing to ambush Rabbit.
When the sun was up, Rabbit woke up hungry and ate the grass beside the hole as usual. The wolf bit into Rabbit’s long tail , and only then, Rabbit reacted and kicked his hind legs vigorously. When the wolf was kicked in the face, its sharp teeth bit off Rabbit’s tail with its own forceful reaction. After the wolf was knocked unconscious for a few seconds, it immediately gave chase in the direction of Rabbit.
At this moment, a roar came from the sky and a little white dragon stepped between Rabbit and the wolf. He stopped the wolf who was chasing the Rabbit. Rabbit’s instincts made him not stop to think about it, and just use his last ounce of strength to escape.
Eventually Rabbit could barely run any more. Just as he was about to rest under a tree for a while, he seemed to see Ox standing behind the line, Rat on Ox’s head, and Tiger behind the Ox… It turned out that Rabbit had accidentally crossed the finish line of the zodiac sign race. When he woke up, he found 11 animals surrounding him, as well as the little white dragon who helped Rabbit escape the wolf’s mouth. Therefore, in the ranking of the zodiac, Rabbit comes fourth and Dragon ranks fifth.
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“Every Christmas Tree Needs Its OWN CAT”
Sunset Cat Ancestor
The Sunset Cat that visits me – looks just like this cat we had in the 1970s. Our cat just put herself in the center of the “CRIB” setup… that we had under our tree.
Could todays’ “SUNSET CAT” be a relative?
If you have a wonderful “CAT” that just loves you and all those in the family… and that is all of the invited guests as well… then I am guessing that you have a “Sunset CAT.”
From that day… so long ago… that I can remember … and now that is almost a hundred years ago… as we all know “time does fly by”… when you are having FUN!
As I remember… to way back and when ever… my MOM always like “CATS”, but… as a child her Mother would not let her have any cats… and to make sure that little Marie would stop bringing a lost cat home with her… her Mother promptly drown then in a big bucket of water… and my Mother, as a child was so young and heart-broken… would hear those poor little kittens crying for help… but little Marie was unable to help the poor kittens.
So… when I was a little child… My “MOTHER” would allow for me to bring to our house any and all small kittens that I would find.
As I grew older and had a family of my own… we also would have a stray cat come to our house… as I am guessing that the word is passed around … that is from one generation of cats to another.
We did buy three acres of ground in the Fenton, Missouri area as my sons wanted horses and a dog. So… when you have a horse and a barn for them to stay… you also need the feed on hand… that is stored in a barn in some kind of big metal containers with lids ,,, that is to keep it fresh and keep the mice out… that they need fresh each and every day!
Seems like the word does get around, when you have horses… that friends and family will then start to bring over to you… a real nice “CAT.”
Over the 25 years of living in Fenton… we did receive at least twenty-five cats. Some Mama cats and her family … and other family of cats… and it just seem that … some people had a few cats and just would drop off a cat or two … may when the lights were out, and or else when they thought none of us were at home!
The above “CAT” in the photo… was Lucky to get to live in the house around the clock… she was pretty well behaved.
This sweet kitty … would follow you around the house… a regular “Miss Nosey”… herself, as she would put herself… just exactly where you would put her… if she were a toy!
“Little Miss Mosey” was right there watching all of the Christmas tree being put together … and all of the lights put on the tree with care… and then those fancy ornaments were hung with care.
Now the most important part of the Holiday… is to put the “CRIB” together and then… to stand all of those little statues in just the right place… just to be so sure… that everyone knew whose “Birthday” it was!
If you look closely… you can see that our “CAT” took over… she scattered the little statues… and parked her rear end…into the front of the “CRIB”.
I’m guessing the the “CAT” thought … that I was making a very special house … just for her!
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Happy 85th Birthday Grandma!
You are the absolute A#1 greatest of all time! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!
LOVE YOU!!!! xoxoxoxoxo
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“A Picture is worth a Thousand Words”
Just have to post this series of pictures … for all of those, that will be celebrating their BIG “BIRTHDAYS” in this very special month of SEPTEMBER in the year of 2022!
First of all … someone does have to do all of the planning of this very special occasion… the … BIRTHDAY PARTY…
Must have a list of the guests… you know all the family and special friends that like and do enjoy a special party …
A party that will have… just the best of “BIRTHDAY CAKES” and some very delicious “Ice Cream” … because we all know, that in every family that there is always a “someone” that just lives on cake and ice cream … and that person will usually sneak some seconds… when no one is looking and also when the “coast” is clear… for them to just help themselves… “you know who”… right on!
“Okay… the candles are nicely placed on the top of the cake … and it looks like we just may have to call the “Fire Department” … we are getting entirely too much smoke and fire …by putting such a great number of candles on that most delicious cake, too much fire can really cause problems sitting on the top of a very delicious Birthday Cake!
Start singing NOW… we want everybody to hear all of us… all the way down on “GRAND AVENUE” as we all know who lives down there… and hope he can come over for the party!
“Hurry up… and start to blow out all of those candles… we do not like to eat melted candle on the wonderfully made cake!”
Just in case … we need a little help with the “Birthday” song… just had to add some expert help … a little of that most famous of songs with singers to help make us all sound like we know how to sing along!
“Just terrific… if… I say so myself!”
“Almost looks like… we will have to all give of some of our “WIND”… we need to get in and help put that big “FIRE” out… and save the “CAKE” … before we end up calling the “Fire Department!”
“You know… that the “FIRE DEPARTMENT” will want to take the whole cake for themselves… only because they saved it… from burning up!”
This is the best part of the “Birthday PARTY”… now we can get some of delicious Ice Cream and Birthday cake, and then… we can now… just sit back and watch the “BIRTHDAY PERSON” start working … opening up all of the wonderful gifts and cards … and making stacks of all those goodies… and somewhere along the way, try to remember whose card goes with what gift… because this part of the party… lets you know just exactly how old you have just become!
It just came to me … that I just have to make one more remark about “Birthday Parties”.
By our having a “Birthday Party” every year… we are making sure that we are getting older… just like regular old clock work!
So… what if we were to skip this yearly “Birthday Party” stuff … and just live LIFE without getting older… because, if we stop counting up years as they go by… we could always be just so young and nice looking … for our very good and young age… maybe we could just live forever and a day longer than the next guy!
“What’s the good word on that?”
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“A #1 Memory Clip, from Daughter Alyssa”
Dad – my A #1 guy – I’ve never cried so many tears in my life, and I don’t forsee ever stopping because I miss you so deeply and always will.
You were a phenomenal human who accomplished so much and truly made the world a better place thanks to your unique contributions.
I slept right next to you in your bed on your final night, just you and me, and I played relaxing piano music for you. Grammy, Alan, Jaime and I gathered by your side as you took your final breath at 12:12pm. Now we are left to cope with this incredible loss.
We are having a Celebration of Life party for you today at my house. We’ll serve your favorite foods – roast beef sandwiches, pork steaks… We’ll eat like kings! We have a 4-hour, carefully-curated playlist of all the best classic rock songs, photos throughout the decades on display, gifts to giveaway, prizes to win, and even ALottery game so one lucky winner can go home with a pot of gold! All your friends and family will be there to honor you and share favorite stories of the good times we’ve shared. Words cannot explain how much you are loved.
August 20, 2022 | Saint Charles, MO | Daughter
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A Letter From Heaven
To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say,
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I’m writing this from heaven.
Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there are no more tears of sadness;
Here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I am out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through.
God picked me up and hugged me and he said, “I welcome you.
It’s good to have you back again,
You were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family,
They’ll be here later on.
I need you here so badly, you are part of my plan.
There is so much that we can do, to help our mortal man”
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the days chores are put to flight
God and I are closest to you… in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over
I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who is in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night… My day was not in vain.
And now I am content… that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick them up, as on your way you go.
When you’re walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind;
I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it’s time for you to go… from that body to be free
Remember you’re not going… you’re coming here to me
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