Month: November 2014

Break the Chain

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Break the Chain

*Break the Chain*

My heart reaches to you in a time that you won’t need it.

I feel pain for you but you won’t believe it.

I wish that I could take your place but you won’t know it.

I am caught in your despair but you don’t see it.

You carry your pain all alone.

You can’t acknowledge the ones who are here for you.

You just move on in your solitude and agony.

Tearing up a path of self destruction.

Tearing up a road of rage.

Tearing up a life of pain.

There is more for you.

There is more for us.

There is more for all.

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Behind the Smoke

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You aren’t on the jury,

You don’t decide.

It’s not ok to blow up outside.

You light, light, light the fire,

You burn, burn, burn with hate.

But the resolution won’t change,

The verdict is the same.

Open your eyes and see the truth,

The only one breaking things now is you.

Innocent people suffering,

For your illusion of a slight.

But keep on striking the match,

And see what destruction you can hatch.

Christmas Craft Show – San Antonio Freeman Coliseum

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Every year, since moving to Texas, I have been able to go to the Christmas Craft Show in San Antonio at the Freeman Coliseum, and it went on this weekend. This year was super fun because as my parents and I get out of the car in the parking lot it is POURING. Rain in Texas….hahahahhhahah…..anyhow we got inside the building only half-melted and this year the area used for the show was smaller than the previous years which is sad. So I decided as we walked along that I would grab a few cards and give a shout out for these small business owners who came out during the rainy, rain to sell their fun crafts.

Bear with me here, I grabbed quite a few cards! LOL – These are listed in NO particular order, I liked most of them and they all have something that SOMEONE out there may want/need so check out their websites!

1. Belinda Green was selling jewelry, like charms – BelindaGreen.OrigamiOwl.com

2. Jasper Rowell was selling novelty items that he would engrave for you – DiamondBack Engraving

3. Mary and Ronnie Day were selling clothing for all kinds of occasions – Lucy Lockets Pockets

4. Jorge specializes in R/C vehicles – Platinum Hobbiez

5. Annette Pletcher was selling neat clothing – Cowgirl Country

6. Marissa Perez had skull items  – Crafts From Mars

7. Sylvia Tijerina was showcasing some vintage style rustic items – Urban Rustic Market 

8. Audra Koch offered traditional and unique products – TeGar-den Farms

9. Leslee Williams had some fantastic sand art – Sand Creations

10. Anna Price was selling fused glass jewelry – Aesthetic Designs

This was only a small portion of the many, many stands and items that were set up for people to check out. The majority were locally owned businesses who make their items here in the states.  It is nice to go to craft shows where you can find unique items for gifts while supporting the talents of local businesses.  I recommend checking out their sites and taking time to go to craft shows in your area, you never know when you will find the perfect items!

Feel free to share these links with friends and family who may be searching for fun things to buy as well!Freeman Coliseum

Dawning from the Darkness

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The whispers in the wind,

Make me think of you.

A dreamy moment,

Of a reality I never knew.

And as I walk,

The leaves they fall.

Reminding me,

Of how I lost it all.

My blinding brokeness,

So incompletely complete.

Until once again,

We two can meet.

There are so many memories,

So lost in the night.

But someday somewhere,

You’ll be back in my sight.

A fresh beginning we may have,

A grand reunion of love at last.

Dawning from the Darkness

Watch Out for Puss Caterpillars!

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This past week a student from Reagan High School in San Antonio was sent to the emergency room after being bitten by a puss caterpillar.  These caterpillars look absolutely adorable but happen to be one of the country’s most venomous of the species.  As it turns out, there seem to be a few of them wandering around right now and have been spotted at several San Antonio schools.

So for those of you with children, please make sure to warn them not to be touching these cute little beasts as it could endanger them to the point of death. Yep, for those that are allergic it can trigger anaphylaxis, pain/difficulty breathing/ possible death.  Even for those who are not allergic, it still hurts a lot!

Here is a photo of these lil guys that have been wandering around San Antonio, so you know what to NOT pet, because if you are anything like me, when you see a cute furry creature it is almost impossible to not reach out and cuddle!

Puss Caterpillar

There are a variety of colors that they have from gray to brown, but their shape is the same – so if you see a tear drop shaped caterpillar leave it alone! The most adorable ones are often the most dangerous to deal with.

Thrive – Casting Crowns

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This is an uplifting song, and I just love when I hear it on the radio when I take my daughter to school in the morning because it makes me pay attention to the potential that my whole day ahead has! Love Casting Crowns!

China Moon Restaurant – Universal City, Texas

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China Moon Restaurant

So the other day Scott (the husband) and I got a chance to go and eat out and since I don’t usually say no to any of his picks, we ended up at the China Moon Restaurant in Universal City, right by First Baptist – our church. Anyhow, this area looks a little rundown but that has never stopped me from trying out new food.

We went in and there appeared to only be one worker there, she told us to sit anywhere we wanted and rushed off – most of the seats were actually taken so I figured she must be pretty busy. So we sat down, and the room was definitely older looking, the chairs and tables are pretty worn out.  The waitress came back a couple minutes later and took our drink orders – and brought us back cans of pop (soda/coke) to drink.  I haven’t had a canned beverage from a restaurant in years so that was different.

It took a little bit longer for her to come back to take our order, but I didn’t mind because the place was clearly hopping.  Based on what I saw of the dining area though, I am surprised by how busy it actually was. Scott ordered sweet and sour chicken and I ordered orange chicken.

As I am giving my opinion here, let me be very clear – I am NOT a Chinese food expert, nor a fan of that type of food in the slightest. On my list of places to eat, Chinese food is ALWAYS right near the bottom so when I get something that I actually like, I am shocked.

At this point I finally saw a second employee working, so I assumed that meant things would move a bit quicker. It didn’t take too long for our food to come out and this is what I got.  (The rice came in a separate bowl and I just dumped it on the plate…..probably bad etiquette but that is how I eat it :)).

China Moon Restaurant

And it was DELICIOUS. Again, it could have been Terrible Chinese food for all I know of the style, BUT I LOVED it.  The chicken was full of flavor, you could actually taste the orange (not overwhelmingly though) and the spice was there but didn’t light my mouth on fire.  It was a fantastic blend of tastiness that I would most certainly recommend to anyone who likes caramelized chicken!

So thank you China Moon Restaurant for giving me something that I really enjoyed to eat, Scott didn’t feel the same, his sweet and sour chicken was bland and gummy (as if it had been sitting in a warmer too long), so I don’t recommend that dish in this case.