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The Notebook" is my all time favorite! I also highly recommend the new movie Soul Surfer!! Other favorites include "Pretty Woman", "Message in a Bottle", Sleepless in Seattle",and the new "Parent Trap". One of my other favorites is "The Family Man"! I also love classic films, and love the really old Jimmy Stewart movies, Shirley Temple movies,and Doris Day films.

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Classical PIANO!! Chopin and Rachmaninoff are my favorites! I also love Gershwin, Poulenc, and anything from the Romantic Era. Haydn and Scarlatti are also favorites! I have recently discovered some classical piano music written by Billy Joel...yeah, really!!...and it is fabulous. As for pop music, I love Clay Aiken, Michael Feinstein, Rod Stewart's new stuff, Tony Bennett, Melinda Doolittle, anything romantic, and I also love country music, and oldies from when I grew up in the 60's!

I had a music player on my page, but they keep shutting the sites down....guess we cannot have music on our pages anymore!

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Anything by Nicholas Sparks, Danielle Steel, romances, historical fiction, and biographies, self improvement books. I love Max Lucado books,and books by AW Tozer, Chuck Swindoll, and Charles Stanley. I loved the "Zion Covenant" series by Brodie Thoene. What a fabulous series! Now I read mostly on my Kindle or Ipad!

My favorite books of the Bible are Isaiah, Hebrews, and Romans.

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Yellow and red...and Scarlet and Gray..Go Buckeyes!

Pizza, chocolate pudding, Pot roast with potatoes and carrots, salmon....and CRAB!!!

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Winter has arrived, and it has been COLD here in Virginia! My new great grandson is already FOUR months old this coming week and getting cuter by the minute...of course, I am very prejudiced! HAH!

I am a hopeless romantic and a classical pianist and retired teacher living in Virginia! I moved here from Michigan almost eight years ago, and I love it here. Virginia is an incredibly beautiful state, and I have made some amazing new friends here. My family and friends are very, very dear to me. The most important person in my life however, is the Lord. I am a "born again" Christian, and my deep faith in God has seen me thru my difficult experiences in life. Overall, I really have had a wonderful, and very good life! I had a large private piano studio in Marshall, MI, and my students won all sorts of "Outstanding Performance" awards at local and state competitions, and participated in Master Classes with many famous classical pianists! It was a very exciting time in my life. Then, I moved to Florida, started a new teaching career and went through two major hurricanes...Jeanne and Francis!!! That was enough for me, and when Wilma was moving in offshore, I packed my bags and went home to Michigan! Who know what the future holds? I have started doing photography, and have learned quickly! I have already had a private two person show, won some awards, and have sold some of my work!! I wouldn't change my life experiences for anything! With the mix of sadness and joy that I have had, it has truly been an amazing life.

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I love....Babies, cool sunny days, photography, classical piano, Chopin and Rachmaninoff, sailboats, hot, freshly brewed coffee, tall ships, freshly fallen snow, spending time with very special friends, the USA, wrapping up in a warm blanket on a cool day with a good book, Christmas, the movie "The Note Book", reading, long walks on cool days, Jesus, pecan rolls, singing, Autumn, church on Sundays, family, traveling, San Francisco, the smell of lilacs in the spring, band concerts in the park, roses in the summer, Ohio State football in the Fall, the smell of a campfire, shiny red shoes, and watching figure skating in the winter. And ...I LOVE PARIS!
I love "American Idol", Michigan and the Midwest, "Dancing With the Stars", HGTV, the 4th of July...(my favorite holiday), Virginia, fireworks, and best of all time with my children and my adorable grandchildren, some who live waaaaay too far away from me!

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CATS! And I don't like rude or obnoxious people, people who talk filthy and use bad words all the time, or people who are deliberately unkind to others. I really hate BUGS, too! I am terrified of bees and wasps as well, as I got into a nest as a child and was stung badly.

Photography, reading, watching Ohio State football in the Fall, playing on my computer,talking on the phone to friends and family, Play Station games! I never used to watch much TV, but lately I seem to be watching more again. My favorites are "Survivor", "American Idol", "Super Nanny", "Dancing With the Stars", "The Amazing Race", "Ellen", "Property Brothers", and "Dr. Phil". I love Ohio State and Notre Dame football, and HGTV.


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Happy February Birthday by Joyful226

I stopped by to wish you a Very Happy Birthday .She is playing your song. "Happy Birthday To you Happy Birthday To You Happy Birthday God bless you Happy Birthday to you." Your Birthstone is the Amethyst Here is the poem for February called the “Amethyst”.

"The February born shall find

Sincerity and peace of mind,

Freedom from passion and from care,

If they, the amethyst will wear."

Meaning of Amethyst is associated - stability, peace, balance, courage, inner strength, sincerity and a calm disposition. The healing properties of the February birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction, headaches, insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, circulatory system issues and general healing. The Amethyst is also referred to as the “sobriety stone" as it was once believed to prevent drunkenness and used to treat alcoholism and other types of addictions. The Amethyst: Is a popular gem used in jewelry.  It has long been viewed as a stone of royalty and was associated with pharaohs, emperors, kings and cardinals. Amethyst’s was mostly utilized in crowns, scepters, and the rings of bishops.

Wear or carry an Amethyst for spiritual protection, relieving anger and purification to still one’s thoughts and to clear one’s space of negative influences and attachments. Amethyst is found in the Bible in Ex 28:19, 39:12, Rev 21:20

The Amethyst is a variety of quartz that is best known for it's rich, violet-purple hue. The color can vary in intensity from a pale, almost pinkish (mauve) color to a dark purplish violet. The Amethyst is the third stone in the third row of the High Priest’s breastplate (Ex. 28:19) and the twelfth stone listed in the foundation of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:20). It is one of the few stones in which experts agree as to the correctness of the name. The Hebrew word for amethyst, ahlamah, literally means “dream stone,” and it was thought that it induced pleasant dreams. The Greek name for the stone, amethustos (from which we get “amethyst”), literally means “not drunken” and as aforementioned among its other qualities  it was believed that the gem guarded one against intoxication. Historically amethyst has been highly valued as a precious stone for the uniqueness of its color, as there are few purple gemstones.  ….

February’s birthday flower is the Violet. It's meanings is this: The  Violet  symbolizes faithfulness, humility and chastity. Gifting violets in the Victorian era conveyed the message’ I’ll always be true’. The flower is found in shades of blue, mauve as well as yellow and cream. One must remember that an older English name for the plant is "heartease.",,, Violets typically have heart-shaped leaves, and asymmetrical flowers.

True Violets (African Violets are not true violets) have been known for centuries with the ancient Greeks cultivating them about 500 BC or earlier. Both the Greeks and the Romans used Violets for all sorts of things such as herbal remedies, wine ('Vinum Violatum'), to sweeten food and for festivals. The Ancient Greeks considered the Violet a symbol of fertility and love; they used it in love potions. Pliny recommended that a garland of violets be worn above the head to ward off headaches and dizzy spells. Although eatable, Violets should not be taken internally in large doses. The Violet flowers are edible, used in medicines, as a laxative, and the flowers are candied for decoration and used in jellies, etc.

Now for other meanings in this creation: You can see the violets and Amethysts in this creation. Here are some special days this month. I didn't put in the ground hog for the second of February because there was not enough room. Therefore, for a holiday day that is even greater in On February 2, I added the one called Candlemas.  It is represented by the Candlemas Bells flowers and The candles.. The Candlemas Bells flowers are also known as Snowdrop.  There is a basket of violets surrounded by the flower. Candlemas Bells (snowdrop)    February 2nd celebrates three occasions in Christianity, the presentation of the child Jesus; Jesus’ first entry into the temple; and it celebrates the Virgin Mary’s purification (mainly in Catholic churches). Many people wait until the 2nd of February to take down their Christmas Decorations. Christians see the flower as a symbol of Jesus Christ bringing hope for the world. Candles that are lit during Candlemas also symbolize Jesus as the “light of the world”. There is also a blessing for the candles, on Candle Mas.  In Folklore an angel helped these Candlemas bells to bloom and pointed them as a sign of hope to Eve, who wept in repentance and in despair over the cold and death that entered the world.  IT was also thought that on Candle Mass day that if the sun was out there would be 6more weeks of winter and if it were cloudy winter would be over soon. The German’s (known as Pennsylvania Dutch) that settled in Pennsylvania USA brought this tradition to the USA using the Ground Hog as the bearer of the winter’s longevity on Candlemas. For more information on this Candlemas Celebration check out this link http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/candlemas

On February 6 this year is Wear Red Day for Women for heart health According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (N.I.H.) in the U.S, Coronary Heart Disease is the “#1 killer of in the United States The lady in red near the birthday cake is represented by this rather new observance. (I thought it humorous that it said” half of the people killed by it are women” so who are the other half?? I would have to say men) so think it must be as deadly to men as it is to women. But for some reason they observe this for women only I think it ought to be for everyone.  February 12 is Lincoln’s Birthday on the 14th of February 14 is St. Valentine’s Day. Sometime between the 12 and 22 is president’s day. This year 2015 it is on Feb. 16, and then George Washington’s birthday really was on the 22 of Feb. It was to celebrate both of those presidents one who was our first president who help found this country the other President Lincoln who was instrumental in saving the USA from splitting apart. They can be seen in the upper left hand corner of this creation.

Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras this year is on February 17th (I couldn’t get the pancakes on this one) I put a Mardi Gras clown in the middle of the right side.  it is the day before Ash Wednesday and is a day when traditionally all the partying and eating all fatty meats and indulgence food like pancakes with syrup and sausage etc. are eaten often churches have Pancake suppers on this day thus preparing  for the about 40 day observation of Lent . Lent begins on Ash Wednesday this year Feb. 18 it is shown in the upper left hand with smoke coming out of the incense burner. On this day often churches observe this with Ash Wednesday Services when ash is mixed with olive oil and stirred together the ashes are put on ones forehead in the form of a cross, and the words  from Dust he created us to Dust we will return. To remind us our lives are wholly in the Creators hands. It also reminds us that Jesus is the greater fulfillment of the Passover Tradition. This happened when under Moses the Jews were trying to leave Egypt, God would Passover the doors with the Blood on the door post and above the door from a sacrificial lamb on them therefore all those in that house no harm would come to them. Jesus is our sacrificial lamb pure and perfect who came into the world to take away our sins so if we believe in him we will not parish but have everlasting life.  In many church each Sunday in Lent is a day of reprieve from the fasting etc.  Of course, no happy birthday would be complete without Cake and Ice cream. Wishing you a wonderful Happy Birthday filled with wonderful blessings and lots of goodies.  I hope you found this information fun and informative and even made your birthday month more meaninful.  Love and Hugs.. Connie

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