Tuesday, March 16, 2010


This is an adorable little kitten who fell on hard times until my neice found him and did a major rescue. Seems that Mushka had been hit by a vehicle and no one helped him. He lay there for three weeks watching people. His injuries were so bad that gangrene had set it. My neice and a friend set out to locate a veterinarian who could help. They wanted a lot of money to save this little boy and they were just about to give up when an orthopdic vet called and said he would do the work for a pittance in comparison. He would do the work for free but they had to pay for the supplies. So . . . Mushka was saved.

When I first saw Mushka he didn't have any fur except on his head. They shaved all the fur to help prevent further infection. He was six months old, hungry, frightened and very ill. They ended up amputating his back left leg. He is learning to get around very well but doesn't do a lot of jumping. When at Mom's the neice simply puts up a baby gate and he stays in the room. He is getting around beautifully and growing to an adorable little boy. My neice absolutely loves Mushka and it will be very difficult for her to part with him. She already found him a permanent home when he is completely healed. Mushka will truly be missed.

I took this photo today. He has a place in the room where he can see down he hall and know who is there. He is a clever little boy.

Mushka also spends time under the dresser and he can see who is at the door by looking in the mirror that is on the right wall next to the door. He makes the decsion whether or not he will bless you with his presence. He is so precious.

How did she arrive at the name Mushka? She said that it just fit him perfectly. We looked up the meaning and the following is what I found online.


  1. Something/someone that is so lethally adorable that your body convulses at even the thought.
  2. Something whether it be a phrase, habit, noise, policy, etc. that is irksome but not enough so to be justifyibly annoying.
  1. 'Your baby is the most mushka thing I've ever seen in my life'
  2. 'That face you're making is mushka'

Thursday, February 25, 2010

My Web Sites

We have all been very busy these days and I am no exception. This is the best blog site I have found and truly appreciate them. I have web sites at the following and would apprecate any feedback.

Shekinah which is my personal web site.

ElizabethAnnR at eHow which is self explanatory. You don't have to be a member to read my articles. You must be a member if you want to rate them.

ElizabethAnnR's Profile - RedGage which is a work in progress.

Cooking Around the World which is an eclectic collection of recipes and I am always open to cooking ideas.

ElizabethAnnR's Profile - Viewpoints where I get to review different products.

Thank you for visiting these web sites.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Queen Esther and Purim

This painting depicts Queen Esther as the very model of a regal and dignified beauty. This was painted by Andrea del Castagno (1423-1457) in a loggia at the Villa Carducci Pandalfini, Italy.

Queen Esther was a very courageous woman and her story is in the book of Esther in the Old Testament. You can learn even more about her at Shekinah - A Woman of Valor, which is my web site. If you want to learn more about the annual celebration, please visit Purim and enjoy. Purim is one of the most joyous and fun Jewish holidays. It commemorates a time when the Jewish people were living in Persia. Queen Esther saved her people from extermination.

This year Purim is celebrated on February 28, 2010.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Traditions of Jewish Cooking

Jewish cooking traditions, stretching back nearly two thousand years, are based on a set of dietary laws established in Biblican times. These laws are the foundation on which all Jewish cooking is built, irrespective of the country in which the cook is living. Jewish cooking is, therefore, not like any single national cooking style.

The fascination of Jewish cookery is the way in which an enormous cookery repertoire has been created, with contributions from hosts of countries, while still retaining allegiance to the Jewish Dietary Laws. The great variety in Jewish cooking stems in part from the travels of Jewish communities from country to country in the Middle East, Asia Minor and Europe. Local ingredients were made use of and variations on familiar themes became distinctive dishes in their own right. The names of dishes varied according to the country of origin, i.e. Russian, Polish, Spanish or Middle Eastern.

You can learn a great deal more about Jewish cooking at:

I have thoroughly enjoyed becoming acquainted with these dishes.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Little Kevin is two years old and never still for a minute. Definitely makes getting photographs of him difficult. He is leaning on Grandpa in this photo but I wanted to spotlight this adorable little boy. Kevin has a beautiful smile when he blesses us with one. They grow up so fast.


Can't leave any of the great-grandchildren out of this blog. Kalani is a very shy young lady and is now 3 years old. However, if you ask her age she will tell you that she is 2. She doesn't want to be 3. She is starting at a very young age adjusting her age to suit her. Kalani is very attached to her Grandpa and it's difficult to get her to pose for a photo.

Rob is showing her photos he took with his iPhone. Kalani is often right there with her Grandpa. This photo was taken at Christmas 2009 and we all had a great time. I am so blessed to have these beautiful great-grandchildren in my life.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Future Model

We all take photos at family gatherings and we were taking photos of Nevaeh, my great-granddaughter. Here is one of her posing in front of the fireplace. This is a pose she struck on her own. She is so cute and seemed to be having so much fun. Nevaeh is four years old.

My granddaughter went through this stage when she was a little girl. She is now sixteen but I am not certain she has left that phase. She is always primping and preening. I am just not accustomed to this as I was the only female in the house when my boys were at home. Life is definitely a learning process.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I have been working online to supplement my income and have come across some truly terrible sites. The surveys are long then they insist that you sign up for two offers on the Silver or Gold pages. I don't know about you, but I am doing these surveys to earn money rather than spend money on something I don't want. I have created a poll at Earning Sites Poll to see what sites are best. Please visit and cast your vote. If you don't see a site that you recommend, please leave a comment. Thank you for participating.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Avatar Movie

I have finally seen Avatar and highly recommend this film that was released in traditional 2-D, as well as 3-D and IMAX 3D formats. I saw it in 3-D. I went with a couple friends and they came with an attitude that it would only be interesting for the first ninety minutes. That proved to be wrong. Two of the three of us really appreciated the movie. I am truly impressed with the filming and can appreciate the storyline. Could this be our future?

I will not reveal the end. You will have to attend this movie to see how it ends.


In 2154, the RDA corporation is mining Pandora, a lush, Earth-like, moon of the planet Polyphemus, in the Alpha Centauri star system. Parker Selfridge (Giovanni Ribisi) heads the mining operation, and it employs Marines for security. The corporation intends to exploit Pandora's reserves of a valuable mineral called unobtanium. Pandora is inhabited by the Na'vi, a blue-skinned species of sapient humanoids with feline characteristics. Physically stronger and taller than humans, the Na'vi live in harmony with Nature, worshiping a mother goddess called Eywa.

Humans cannot survive exposure to Pandora's atmosphere for very long and use gas masks. In an attempt to improve relations with the natives, scientists create human-Na'vi hybrids called avatars, controlled by genetically-matched human operators. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paraplegic former Marine, becomes a last-minute replacement for his murdered identical twin brother, a scientist trained to be an avatar operator. Dr. Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver), the head of the Avatar Program, considers Sully an inadequate replacement for his brother, and relegates him to a bodyguard role.

Jake escorts Augustine and biologist Norm Spellman (Joel David Moore) on an exploratory mission in their avatar forms to make contact with the Na'vi in order to help establish diplomatic relations, solve the problem of resources and end the threat of violence. The group is attacked by a predator, and Jake becomes separated and lost. Forced to survive the night in Pandora's dangerous jungles, he is rescued by Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), a female Na'vi. Neytiri brings Jake to Hometree, which is inhabited by Neytiri's clan, the Omaticaya. Mo'at (C. C. H. Pounder), the Na'vi shaman and Neytiri's mother, shows interest in the warrior "Dream-walker" (their term for the Avatars), and instructs her daughter to teach Jake their ways.

Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang), leader of the security forces for RDA, hears of Jake's unique relationship with the Omaticaya and promises Jake working legs in exchange for intelligence about the natives and what it will take for them to abandon Hometree, which rests above a large deposit of unobtanium.

Avatar continues . . .

Making ripples

I found ripple which provides clean water, food, education and money for those less fortunate. The following is directly from their site.

ripple works because it is a win for everybody

  • ripplers (that's you) have access to a homepage which allows them to fight poverty with your daily searches or a simple click
  • Advertisers gain effective advertising while contributing to our global community
  • More funding helps the ripple charities continue their work

Together we can make a real impact on poverty in our world.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Lafayette Miracle Solutions

I first heard about Miracle II products through conversations with friends. They were all discussing the benefits of the products very openly. The one thing they had forgotten is that they hadn't discussed it with me. I finally asked them about it and they were amazed that they had forgotten to inform me about Miracle II.

I was experiencing pain in my left knee and was very tired of taking OTC medication. I learned that, if I followed specific steps, the pain should be reduced if not completely eliminated. I was provided a sample kit and proceeded to follow the instructions. You need to understand that there is absolutely no logical reason this should work, but it does. The pain in my knee was gone.

These wonderful products are concentrated so they last for a long time making them extremely cost effective.

The next step was for me to become a Marketing Associate with LAF Miracle Solutions. You can learn more about my experience with these products at Miracle II which also has a link where you can become a Marketing Associate or a Preferred Customer. I am hoping you will join me there and please let me know about your experiences.

I look forward to having you join me.