I love music but have never really been a big fan of Pink, until today. I have to tell you that I've heard her new song called "Stupid Girl" and wasn't really sure what I thought about it till I saw this video. I am LMAO as this video is the best, it is so funny and very true at the same time. I hope it makes it to the top and stays there for some time as it really sends a positive message out for young girls. If you have not had a chance to see it, you can view a stream of it here: Clicky
This is definitely something long overdue and all those "so called role models" like Britney, Paris, Jessica, etc, are not exempt from this video :lol:
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Well I wanted to take this oppertunity to wish anyone reading this a wonderful Valentine's Day! I've always wondered about this so called holiday usually filled with flowers, hearts and chocolate and decided to pull up some fun facts about it. Here goes, hope you enjoy
Long before St Valentine lived, February 14th had strong links with fertility. The date traditionally is known for when birds choose their mates.
February 15th was the date of the Roman festival of Lupercalia - the Wolf - where young men held a lottery to decide which girl would be theirs.
In Medieval times, girls ate unusual foods on St Valentine's Day to make them dream of their future husband.
In the Middle Ages, they also believed that the first unmarried person of the opposite sex you met on the morning of St Valentine's Day, would become your spouse.
Elaborate handmade messages, cards and gifts became popular during the 17th century.
During the middle of the 17th century even married people took a Valentine - not always their legal 'other half'!
By the 19th century printed Valentine's cards were on sale and extremely fashionable - in 1825 the Post Office handled more than 200,000 letters more than usual on St Valentine's Day.
No one really knows who St Valentine actually was. There are two men who could be responsible for the traditional association with love and marriage, but the most likely theory is that Valentine was a priest during the reign of Roman Emperor Claudius II.
The story goes that Emperor Claudius had issued a decree that Roman soldiers were not allowed to marry - because marriage would inhibit their ability to fight.
But romantic Valentine continued to marry soldiers in secret, until eventually his clandestine activities were discovered and he was jailed. Before being beheaded he fell in love with his jailer's daughter, for whom he left a note signed 'Your Valentine' before he was led away to his death.
15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day.
73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.
About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.
About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets.
Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an "Improvement in Telegraphy", on Valentine's Day, 1876.
California produces 60 percent of American roses, but the vast number sold on Valentine's Day in the United States are imported, mostly from South America. Approximately 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period.
Cupid, another symbol of Valentines Day, became associated with it because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards holding a bow and arrows because he is believed to use magical arrows to inspire feelings of love.
During the late 1800s, postage rates around the world dropped, and the obscene St. Valentine's Day card became popular, despite the Victorian era being otherwise very prudish. As the numbers of racy valentines grew, several countries banned the practice of exchanging Valentine's Days cards. During this period, Chicago's post office rejected more than 25,000 cards on the grounds that they were so indecent, they were not fit to be carried through the U.S. mail.
During the Middle Ages, the belief that birds chose their mates on St. Valentine's Day led to the idea that boys and girls would do the same. Up through the early 1900s, the Ozark hill people in the eastern United States thought that birds and rabbits started mating on February 14, a day for them which was not only Valentine's Day but Groundhog Day as well.
Hallmark has over 1330 different cards specifically for Valentine's Day.
In 1929 in Chicago, gunmen in the suspected employment of organized-crime boss Al Capone murder seven members of the George "Bugs" Moran North Siders gang in a garage on North Clark Street. The so-called St. Valentine's Day Massacre stirred a media storm centered on Capone and his illegal Prohibition-era activities and motivated federal authorities to redouble their efforts to find evidence incriminating enough to take him off the streets.
In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.
In the United States, 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine's Day with their sweethearts.
In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine's Day card.
In Wales, wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favorite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, "You unlock my heart!"
It wasn't until 1537 that St. Valentine's Day was declared an official holiday. England's King Henry VIII declared February 14th a holiday.
One single perfect red rose framed with baby's breath is referred to by some florists as a "signature rose," and is the preferred choice for many for giving on Valentine's Day, anniversary, or birthday.
Only the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Australia and the U.K. celebrate Valentine's Day.
Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine's Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.
Teachers will receive the most Valentine's Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts. Children ages 6 to 10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine's cards with teachers, classmates, and family members.
The "I Love You" computer virus was detected in Hong Kong on May 1, 2000. In four days the virus had mutated into three different generations. Figures by Trend Micro Inc. showed that "I Love You" had infected 3.1 million computers worldwide.
The 17th century a hopeful maiden ate a hard-boiled egg and pinned five bay leaves to her pillow before going to sleep on Valentine's eve. It was believed this would make her dream of her future husband.
The ancient Romans celebrated the Feast of Lupercalia in honor of Juno, the queen of the Roman gods and goddesses on February 14. Juno was also the goddess of women and marriage.
The Empire State Building in New York City played a prominent role in the movie Sleepless in Seattle. This year 15 couples will take (or renew) their vows on the 80th floor of this famous landmark.
The heart is the most common symbol of romantic love. Ancient cultures believed the human soul lived in the heart. Others thought it to be the source of emotion and intelligence. Some believed the heart embodied a man's truth, strength and nobility. The heart may be associated with love because the ancient Greeks believed it was the target of Eros, known as Cupid to the Romans. Anyone shot in the heart by one of Cupid's arrows would fall hopelessly in love. Because the heart is so closely linked to love, it's red colour is thought to be the most romantic.
The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.
The Kama Sutra is believed to be the oldest sex manual in existence. Generally considered the standard work on love in Sanskrit literature, the book is thought to have been written around 300 A.D.
The most fantastic gift of love is the Taj Mahal in India. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife, who died in childbirth. Work on the Taj began in 1634 and continued for almost 22 years. required the labor of 20,000 workers from all over India and Central Asia.
The oldest known Valentines were sent in 1415 A.D. by the Duke of Orleans to his French wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. It is still on display in a museum in England.
The oldest surviving love poem is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians, inventors of writing, around 3500 B.C. It was unromantically named Istanbul #2461 by the archeologists who unearthed it.
The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. Red stands for strong feelings which is why a red rose is a flower of love.
Valentine's Day is big business. Consumers will spend an average of $77.43 on Valentine's Day gifts this year. E-commerce retailers expect to rack up about $650 million in sales of food, candy, flowers, and other Valentine's Day gifts. Of that amount about $350 million will be for gifts and flowers and another $45 million will be spent on food (including chocolate) and wine.
Wearing a wedding ring on the fourth finger of the left hand dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was believed that the vein of love ran from this finger directly to the heart.
Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40 percent of the world's almonds and 20 percent of the world's peanuts.
Something I came across that I thought you'd all enjoy. Even though it's referring to women over 40 I think we all rock no matter how old or young we are!
Andy Rooney says:
As I grow in age, I value women who are over 40 most of all. Here are
just a few reasons why:
A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night to
ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think.
If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit
around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it's
usually something more interesting.
A woman over 40 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she
is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 40
give a hoot what you might think about her or what she's doing.
Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with
you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if
you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can
get away with it.
Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know
what it's like to be unappreciated.
A woman over 40 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends.
A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she
doesn't trust the guy with other women. Women over 40 couldn't care less if
you're attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won't betray her.
Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to
a woman over 40. They always know.
woman over 40 looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not
true of younger women.
Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far
sexier than her younger counterpart.
Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if
you are a jerk if you are acting like one! You don't ever have to wonder
where you stand with her.
Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons.
Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 40+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of
himself with some 22-year-old waitress
I received this in an e-mail and thought I'd like to share it with everyone. I think it has a lot of meaning, hope you enjoy reading it.
Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.
Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, "I love you and I wish you enough".
The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom".
They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?".
Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking,
but why is this a forever good-bye?".
"I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be
for my funeral," she said.
"When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough'. May I ask what that means?".
She began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone". She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more. "When we said , 'I wish you enough', we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them". Then turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory.
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye
She then began to cry and walked away.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them but then an entire life to forget them.
Well anyone who knows me knows how I dread winter; just hate it. The summer we had this past year was spectacular, something we hadn't seen in several years and I loved every moment of it. I started sitting out in the sun in mid April tanning my goose bumps but I didn't care as the winter before was so snowy and cold. We were so lucky to see the snow recede as early as it did and I for one was not going to miss a single day of sunshine basking in it's warmth and radiance.
This brings me back to this winter as I had dreaded it as soon as it started to approach. Everything here gets so dreary and dead. No one is out as everyone retreats indoors for a long seclusion, in his or her own little world till the sun emerges in spring. Winters here can be relentless and long making it so lonely at times. It seems that this can be that land that the sun forgot to bestow upon and we can go weeks without ever seeing a blue sky. On those rare instances we do happen upon one, it usually is for just a brief visit and everyone tries their hardest to see it, as we don't quite know when it will come back. Most of this is due to lake effect from Lake Ontario. The reason I've dreaded this winter though is because of the summer warmth we had. It has been historically recorded that when we've had such a warm summer and the lake was as warm as it was, we usually get slammed with snow. This has not been the case so far. We've had some snow, but we have averaged 160 plus inches the last few years and currently it is all green outside. We've had many cold and extremely windy days but not much in the way of snow. No complaints from me but I wonder.....
will we get it all in one surprise dumping? I guess time will tell as it's currently only mid January.
Hmm, lets see. Someone started a post about crazy next door neighbors and I thought hmm, Iâ€™ve had my fair share of a few and it's probably best to just blog about some of my experiences . Here goes, and yes, it's all true!
Brooklyn- Crazy E and her teenage kids , where do I even begin? This woman had gotten an above ground pool in her yard. Every year it was the same story for about 5-6 years . They would drain the pool from the year before as the water was disgusting and smelly, no cover for the winter. They would then put the kids in the pool to scrub up the lining, which in itself was probably a hazard. They'd then proceed to fill this pool and not run a filter or pump. The kids would go in this pool for about 2 weeks, at which there was already a film on the water and within a months time, it was all green. In about 2 months time it was black and smelly! The mosquitoes were horrible, never could use the yard without being eaten alive. In addition, she had 2 huge Rottweilers, which they almost never cleaned up after. These dogs lived outside almost all the time and she bred them and sold the puppies , people would buy them as fast as she could breed them, the female was always pregnant and she ended up with severe hip dysplasia and had to be put down at the age of 3. The male always went wild if anyone ever went outside and would most likely try to eat anything that came near it. They barked all the time and the fire department was 4 blocks away, every time the engines would run those 2 would howl and howl! and the crazy neighbor on the other side which lived on the 3rd floor above the stores would get upset that he started throwing glass bottles in the yard trying to hit those dogs that were howling. Problem is it ended up in my yard, why did he think he had such great distance, who knows . I had to call the police 3 times on him and they finally ended up throwing this guy out of his apartment. Back to E, they used to have some wild parties, people throwing up outside, noise so loud, you get the picture I'm sure.
Now we move up to here. Had great neighbors till the guy who lived behind me sold his house to the biggest alcoholic partier you have ever seen. L had just gotten her divorce and her father bought this house for her adding on a huge addition. There were parties all night long every weekend, empty liquor bottles, clothing, underwear and other disturbing things always left in my yard thrown over the fence. Yes, many words were exchanged between us! I didn't last there for long, need I say more?
Here the neighbors are fine. Until the one family got a Golden Retriever across the street. They leave that dog out all day and night and it barks non-stop. I hate that dog, hate the husband even more as he'll be outside, dog going nuts barking and it even doesn't phase him. No one likes him. His father likes to come and brings his German Shepherd (the 2 dogs do not get along) who is also not aloud in the house and they have one tied up to the front of the house, the other on the side, yes they see each other and you can imagine the noise level
Many of us had called the town several times and they finally took them to court. So far it's been quiet this winter but spring will tell for sure. We also have a new one down the block, not sure who it is but I hear this dog out there barking all the time. Good thing I own an iPod.
First please forgive any typos as I have had 4 hrs sleep in since Tues night with a very light 3 hrs in-between.
What can I say, so far I'm having a great time although I am dead tired. I arrived yesterday at my hotel at 11 am their time (6am our) and I didn't sleep last night (I tried ) . I had walked all over the area yesterday and ended up last night at Harrodsâ€™s visiting Father Christmas (yes, I took my photo with him) and today I was all over London literally. I visited the Dungeons, saw Big Ben, Parliament, West Minister Abby, all the sites. Only went to the dungeons though and took a cruise on the river Thames, rode on the underground as I had enough of the bus . Tomorrow I plan on shopping on Oxford St and maybe visit Kensington Palace, which is where Princess Di lived. They have a museum. I am loving it here but there is just so much to do and unfortunately nothing stays opened very late. Most places close at 5 and shops close between 6 and 7. Only restaurants stay opened later. Will hope to wake and move earlier the next few days. Will try to update again soon, bye for now !
Well it's been awhile since I've blogged but thought this deserved an entry, ! Those of you who know me know that I had been planning to travel to Europe this past September with my brother. I was really looking forward to this trip only to have my brother take a new position with another company, unable to go away. This left me with the choice of either canceling or going alone. After much debating and finding an offer I couldn't refuse, I am leaving on the evening of Nov 30th and will be spending a week in London, alone . I am quite looking forward to going and am hoping to even possibly meet up with a couple of people from another board I'm on . Rose, how far are you from London?
I made a promise to myself that I would go before the year was up so I am going to keep my promise to myself. I'd never break a promise to anyone so why break my own?
I do have to share this. On Monday afternoon I went to the travel agency at the mall to see what they could do for me as I've shopped on line for a deal (wanted to know how good it really was) and one of the TV news crew was there. They ended up interviewing me for the news and did broadcast it. Of course I missed it but several people did see it as I have people coming up to me now asking if I booked the trip to London, lol. I did book the trip on line as it ended up being only 1/2 the cost , don't know why such a difference.
I was told not to worry about it for now as the chances of it happening so soon were nill but pfft, it happened! That's what I get for listening to a man! On Wednesday morning I awoke at 6am to turn on my screen and see a message to restart my computer. There was an uneasy feeling about it as I turned the power off but there was no other choice but to.....so I did. Little did I know that it meant everything that was ever on my computer, every e-mail, e-mail address, file. photo, graphic, song in iTune, everything would go POOF! Gone! Not There! Can I cry now? I haven't yet although I have really wanted to! I am just too plain pissed off big time I guess to release those tears but I know they're comming.
For those of you who don't know, I purchased this computer from my brother. He comes to visit me often and loads all the programs that he needs for work on a hard drive (HD) and sends it to me. Reason is so when he comes and stays, if there's a crisis at work or something that needs tweaking or immediate attention, he can stay here and work on whatever it is. He is a director of advertising at a magazine, so it's nice to be able to have him come and stay a week and if there's a problem as he can take care of it from here. For me it ends up I have all these wonderful programs, 1/2 I have no clue how to operate . Well anyways after some warnings in late February-early March, I was having some problems getting the computer to reboot. Welll I started making backups burning CD's. Little did I know about 1/3 of the info I was burning was actually taking place. The HD finally crashed and I had lost almost everything. Don't know why it did it but one day I went to reboot and no way was the computer coming back on.
My brother sent me a new HD still loaded with Panther (older mac OS) on it as Tiger wasn't to be released for another couple of weeks. Anyways I dealt with my loses, loaded what I could from backups (which is when I learned CD burning isn't the most reliable way to go) and cut my loses and started to rebuild. I was told to send him the burner I had back as he wanted to find out why it only worked part way. I asked about another backup but was told: "Don't worry the chances of that happening twice are near nill , besides with Tiger coming out, you'll be upgrading soon." So I left it.
Last Sunday I had a bad crash and I called my brother. He had finally sent me the updated HD with Tiger on it about 2 1/2 weeks ago but wanted me to wait in installing it. See I found out after that he HATES the new OS and didn't want me to upgrade which is why he had me wait. Despite my better judgement, I waited which brings me to Wednesday morning........................
Now I have nothing left but some anger and questions as to why I would kill 2 HD's in 6 months? I have taken my old HD in to a shop to see if they can get it working or retrieve some of my data. My brother wanted to have me just send it to him but I did that last time and got nothing back so I decided to take an alternative route this time. I am hoping to hear from them come Monday as they said they would try to get to it before but didn't happen , Don't know why but I get a feeling it's not gonna happen . Well I figure nothing ventured nothing gained.
I am now using the new HD, am posting this blog entry as a warning.....especially to males who think they know it all to take my experience as a warning, make a back up, please! You may very well be next .
Please send some good vibes and thoughts my way that I may recover some of my info without it costing me a fortune . I will keep you updated.
That's it for now!
Another anniversary is here to remind us all of a harsh tragedy that happened 4 years ago. The World Trade Center was my favorite place. Whenever I flew home the plane would always fly by it or if I was driving I'd see it from New Jersey, either way I knew that I was almost home. It was always a comfort when it was within sight and at the same time brought a feeling of excitement.
I guess that being a New York City girl, I will always have a bond with this big amazing city but being that my first job was in lower Manhattan, this was my area, where I felt most comfortable. I knew lower Manhattan inside and out and WTC was my favorite place. I'd love to go to the top and was so disappointed when the outside observation deck was closed due to wind. Nothing like walking out that door to have the wind blow through your hair and try to rip any papers you might have in your hand away as if it was playing tug-o-war with you. Whenever I was there, I felt as if I was on top of the world and could just spend time gazing out at the view all around. In the indoor area, I'd love to lean up as close, flush up against the window as I could get and try to look straight down. My favorite time to be there was right before twilight as I'd be able to watch the sun set and feel almost like I was above the sun. I also loved to watch the city light up coming to life as the darkness would try to encompass itself upon it. It was never a match for this city.
Then 9/11/01 came. I remember all too well, where I was driving to pick up a friend when I heard the report on the radio that a plane crashed into one of the towers. That came on just as I approached my friends house and I ended up driving right on by it passing it up. I had to turn around and go back and got Barb to turn on the TV. We watched in horror as so many did what was to unfold and I shortly after went home to try and reach my brothers. Took me a while to get them but finally we did reach each-other and I was relieved to find out they were safe. Both work there in that area so tensions were high until I reached them. I watched on TV as the towers fell from the comfort of my living room, trembling and crying quietly as my brother was describing the terror of watching the towers fall from the roof of his apartment building on the other side of the river in Brooklyn. I can never explain the horrible, sick feeling that overcame me as I tried to be strong and show strength for my brothers. I'm not going to go into more detail about my feelings as I'm sure you can imagine what I felt. There are many people I knew who worked in that building and area.
Well now it's been 4 years, I still have not been back to the site. I have actual photographs taken by my brother from the roof of where he lives, so it's a permanent reminder of what actually took place. The first time I went back was December 2001 and was so saddened as when we were flying over NYC, I didn't even recognize it! I just can't seem to bring myself to go there. I find it so disturbing as I no longer have a landmark to tell me when I'm almost home. At some point I will revisit the area but it won't be anytime soon. I still can't seem to bring myself there and I have no idea how long it will take, until then........ may all who perrished there rest in peace and I pray that those that they left behind, that they have found some peace or acceptance and strength.
Well Country Fair Days are behind me again for another year, thank goodness as it is always a fun but exhausting event. Attendance was down from previous years but some of that might have been attributed to the weather. Saturday started out chilly, cloudy and windy but quickly heated up with the abundance of sun, followed by some of the heaviest downpours all within a 7 hour time period ! The one bad thing, not everyone anchored their tents, so some tried to go flying off. This is not something you want happening with that many people walking around and some poor woman did get hit by one on Sunday. She was fine, more startled then anything but then, so would I if it had happened to me. Sunday's weather was hot sunny and very windy making it extremely challenging to maintain a neat display, never mind trying to keep your paper flyers from blowing off.
My youth group did finally pull together (after numerous threats of me hunting them down if they didn't ) and had a great weekend raising close to $200 in donations. When we have our first meeting in a few weeks they'll decide where to donate to. It always amazes me how some of the former members who graduate come back to see me. One guy who graduated 2 years ago came back to visit, saw that the club was short handed and decided to stay and lend a hand. I love working with this group despite the challenges it sometimes brings and feel quite priviledged to have this oppertunity. It's really an incredible feeling though when one comes back to see you. I have had several come back now and I'm always ecstatic when they do !
Last week I worked the blood drive that was hosted by the town for American Red Cross. The turn out was great and the goal for donations were exceeded. I am hoping to find out the exact count this week. This event is always fun to work, and we'll be doing it again on Nov 30th.
Well I have previously stated that Country Fair Days marks an unofficial end to summer and it appears that this year is no different. I like to walk early in the morning several times a week and lately, the last few mornings have been quite chilly. This morning though brought a sadness to me as not only did I see my breath from the cold, but several small flocks of geese had started to fly south ! We've had an incredible summer and I don't want it to end as I know quite too well what's in store for us .
Well signing off for now, will try to update again soon !
I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do. Some of you will be more willing then others to put your thought or ideas in here but I love it, makes you feel good when someone takes the time to read about you and the events you choose to share. My blog will contain random things from events in my life, public and personal (very personal at times) to updates on what I'm working on or future ideas for the board. I already have 2 active blogs but have not updated them as recent as I should. If you would like to see them your more then welcomed to read it: CRC Blog and the other CU Blog .
Well back to work after I take a little break. I'm proud to say that I've completed updating Basic Black, Blue, Nightsky, Purple Passion, Roses are Red and Granite. Atlantic Beach will be next although it may take longer as I may have to redo all the buttons on it, I can't remember what I did with the blank button, or what font and color I used . Oh well, we do learn from our mistakes, or at least hope so !