National Wine Day

Today is National Wine Day!  A favorite for me, is it yours?  Put together a quick charcuterie platter and take out that special bottle tonight and cheer with your family, friends or neighbors.  So whether you enjoy a sparkling white wine, a rose, or a bold Cabernet Sauvignon, lift up your glass and cheer to the start of this Memorial Weekend.

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This is simply apples, rainier cherries, Marcona almonds (Trader Joes rosemary are a favorite), port salut cheese, (which has a little tang but the consistency of a thicker brie), grapes and Simple Mills almond crackers (for those wanting gluten free, whole30 approved) and they are really good.  Add some meats like salami, chorizo, prosciutto to this dish and you have an easy appetizer ready to pair with a great wine. CHEERS!!

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene

G-O-D Easter Blessings

Happy Easter!

Easter is celebrated many ways for many people.  Some gather their children on their lawns to have a traditional Easter egg hunt.  Others cram into the pews for their once a year visit to church to give thanks and pray.  Some may take a walk in nature and thank God for giving us his only son and granting that we can walk his path.

I grew up Catholic, going to mass EVERY Sunday and always wondered why so many people who were not at regular mass throughout the year would show up on this Sunday to give thanks and Praise.  When I got married and had my children, we would go to mass on Sunday and then take them to Catechism and walk to breakfast while they were there.  We had friends who we shared this with and that was our weekend gathering to talk about life and pray.  Our children were baptized when they were born, had their First Holy Communion and Confirmation just as I had done when I was a child; and two out of my three children were alter servers.

My life has changed from those days as my children have grown up and I am now single.  I stopped going to church around 4 years ago when the divorce started.  I did not stop going because of my divorce;  I stopped going because I did not feel whole when I left mass.  I was losing something in the sermons; not totally feeling I understood the reason for going now because in the eyes of the church I can no longer take communion.  So I turned to nature for my church.  I may go back to church one day but today is not the day.  I instead go to church every day.  I take a walk on the beach, or sit at a park, or maybe take a hike or a run and sit and meditate with God and Jesus.  I GO OUT DOORS G-O-D everyday and praise and thank God for his blessings. I promise to try to walk in his footsteps and pass his glory onto others. I give thanks and praise for all the abundance that I have and I humble myself to not judge others; to do unto others as you would have them do to yourself.

May God Bless You All,

Love and Light,

Jeanineonthescene 💕

Hummingbirds

 

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I walked out my door this early am to walk my sweet dog scruffy and I heard the sound of a hummingbird off to my right. That strong vibrational hum that is music to my ears.  They are so beautiful and each one unique in size and color.

Their name comes from the fact that they create a humming sound when they fly. Hummingbirds can fly in any direction — forward, backward, up, down, side-to-side and even upside down — and they do so by flapping their wings at an incredible rate of between 60-200 times per second.  So as I turned to my right in the direction of the sound, this beautiful bird floated in front of my face, stopping mid air to make eye contact with me as if to say to me “good morning” so I said well good morning back to you.  It flew away in a flash and settled into a tree above me, resting.

Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.  Today celebrate your life and every connection you have made past, present and future and remember to share and laugh along the way.  Life is precious.

Love and Light,

Jeanineonthescene