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(edith wharton)


Wednesday, 26 March 2008

J is for jelly and jesus and jewellery and jug and JACK

oh it is so hard to concentrate on life right now.. I am between hospital and home.. not much is getting done here at the moment and I wasn't going to post ABC this week but this morning, I made myself take a wander outside and realized I have nothing in my garden starting with J.... so inside I came and walked around muttering words to myself as I searched for J.... not much but here it is:


Jenny Kantz is a well known potter in the mountains. I love her work and am lucky enough to own a few of her small pieces... and two of her larger ones... she works alot with hares and last year, I bought Daisy a mug for her birthday but as you know, Daisy died before I could send it to her.. so now, I drink my tea from it and think of my friend.....
ahhh Jesus... below is a vintage tin picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus... I often wonder if this is really representing the heart chakra of Jesus, but to ask a priest, I guess I would be accused of heresy. I struggle with my relationship with Jesus.. having many issues and hangups from childhood teachings. I yearn for a relationship with him... but as I said it is a constant struggle to break through... there is so much written about him... but I am sure there is alot that has been left out... I am one of those who believes that he was married to Mary Magdalene. Once again... heresy.. but.. I just don't believe it.. I really know in my soul that it is true


the family Jewels... yes, this is them. All I have. Both my Nan's.. a small ring and a locket that has teeth marks from where my mum bit as she teethed as a baby...

then we have a jug and jug cover which I have in my china cabinet.. not worth a thing but I love them both.. I love Jug covers and have quite a collection which I use daily to cover my water jug on my altar.

and then we have jelly. I love to make it for my grandsons when they come for dinner. My favourite flavour as a child was raspberry...

my grandson Jack loves jelly... he is five in September and is my middle grandson. Jack is the son of my own son and his wife. They also have an older son - Thomas who turned 9 on March 24.....introducing Jack:

here he is standing on the edge of a stream .... he is inquistive and loves animals and loves to fish with his dad.
when he turned 4 last year, they had a birthday party and invited the reptile man to come and do a show...

Jack was not afraid one little bit.. he held snakes, goannas and even let one slither around his neck.. he is a real little dare devil... but also a little cutie...

Jack and his blue cattle dog - Tess

so yet another week goes by for ABC which is the brainchild of MrsNesbitt....

I am so, so far behind in returning your visits... I do think of you all, often and as soon as I can get my dizzy head around all that I have to do right now, I promise that I will come and visit and comment... cross my heart and hope to die... just please don't think I have forgotten you !!

21 comments:

Daryl E said...

A lot of J's ..

John said...

Excellent collection for ABC "J", great pictures. Great post !

dot said...

Interesting post and Jack is a cutie. You didn't leave a link but thankfully I finally found your J post.

Autumn said...

Lovely photos Robyn, I always love a chance to peek into your life. You have such wonderful things. I have never heard of jug covers. If we have them here I have never seen them. Is this something old? or did you make them. I would love to have one.
Your grandson is so cute. My son always liked snakes too,. I will touch them, but only if I have too.

Kathryn Knoll said...

It's important to me that you have a few moments to reflect. This is one of the good things about blogging. It is a great big "reflection pool" that we all get to look into from one blog to the next and then we all can see the same shared reality. It is particularly helpful during times when our world seems in so much chaos and turmoil. We are the anchors and the lighthouses for one another. Thank you for this addition to my world. Not a day goes by when I don't think of a little place called Ingelwood and a wonderful Goddess named Robyn. Blessed Be.

mrsnesbitt said...

Robyn, jack is a sweetie. What a little star!
Just let me know when you post your ABC, I leave it run over until Thursday anyway so people can read up.
This is the advantage about compiling an e-mail list so we can track the posts.

Congratulations again on Harry Frederick.
D
xxxxx

DeeMom said...

The memories of babies how wonderful, fabulous J’s…Handsome young boy,

Paulie said...

Loved all your entries! Wondering if your packages f jelly are what we call Jello here in the US? Wonderful heirloom jewelry!

Pixie said...

Another sweetie in a family of sweeties!! Jack that is not the jelly LOL
pxx

Liz said...

What a lot of Js! Lovely pictures and words too.

And, you know, Jesus doesn't care about heresy; he just cares about you.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

So cute Jack is!!! Love the photo of Jack and the dog:)Great collection of J's!!! Nice photos:)

Gemma said...

Great J post Robyn. I couldn't find anything "J" outside in my yard either...No jonquils, no jasmine...lol. I like your choices!
:-)
Your Grandsons are all really cute!!!I remember seeing Thomas on other posts. Love to you all!

Bimbimbie said...

Hi Robyn ... sorry, but I bypassed your other J's after spotting your little gem called Jack with the snake ... he's a natural, probably have his own reptile park when he's older ;)

Gillian said...

Good god Harry is bloomin gorgeous!!!
Miss Robyn, you can have a relationship with Jesus. You know it's just you and him. I was told he can mend any broken heart. Like a surgeon. Isn't that worth a shot?
Keep religion, just give me Jesus.
I love jelly too! Thinking of you even though I am a crappy commenter too lately.
xoxo

Sacred Suzie said...

Oh Robyn, of course we don't think you've forgotten us! Your life is outside with your family right now, that makes all the sense in the world. And for someone who doesn't have any time to post, you did an incredible job! Look at all those photos and Js.

I think it's cool you think Jesus was married to Mary. Heresy is fascinating.

judie said...

Robyn those pots are really nice. I captured the picture and emailed it to my friend here who is a potter. I am sure she will enjoy seeing them.

Been changing any diapers? HeeHeeHee xoxoxo

judie said...

Last night I watch a PBS program about parrots in the land of Oz. They finished it off with a totally amazing part about the black and red Palm Cockatoos. Such beautiful creatures! xoxoxo

judie said...

Drat! You are going to think I am nuts for posting 3 times in a row but I keep forgetting what I wanted to say. I wanted to know why Australia is called the Land of Oz.

Night Owl said...

I thought i'd left a comment! Anyway, I love the photos of Jake, he's cute :-)

tinker said...

Jack is just adorable!
(Hope all is well and your daughter is healing quickly)
~XOXO

solsticedreamer said...

we all know how busy and crazy things are for you at this time robyn~dont worry we are all waiting patiently for you~for when things settle down :)

we love you and can wait
xoxoxoxox