Saturday, April 23, 2011

~Sunday Stew - April 24th, 2011~

Sunday Stew is a Weekly Meme hosted Here at Books Devoured

First of all, I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter. May your day, and the forthcoming year be rife with blessings. 

Bookmark of the Week:

Recently, a book was delivered to me via The Book Depository , and along with the book came this bookmark. I mean, technically, it's a plain bookmark - nothing too exciting. But take a look at the content. On one side, there's a list of The Phonetic Alphabet and then, on the other side, there's the Morse Code Alphabet . I mean, we're probably never going to use either of those (Actually, I always have to use the Phonetic Alphabet to relate my name to any operators/organizations I may call) - but isn't it just cool? After receiving this bookmark, I was almost tempted to send my tweets in Morse Code. I desisted because I was afraid some of you might throw rocks at me! lol :P 

Around The Web:

April 20th to 25th

Since it is Easter Weekend, I thought it would be best for me to direct you guys towards this amazing blog hop going on - there are a TON of amazing blogs to be discovered (I mean, there are more than 200 blogs participating), and a ton of great giveaways to be entered. So hop along, and make yourself some new friends! :) 

Around Me:

First of all, I finally created a Facebook Account so that I could interact with all of my fellow bloggers, and authors, outside of Twitter. Feel free to add me, if you'd like! :)

Most of you may know, and some may not (and now all of you do), that I drove up north to San Francisco to see my uncle Paul, who has been in the hospital, in the critical care unit. I, along with my mom, my aunt, my cousin and another uncle drove up there - to see him, and spend some time with him. It was a REAL shock to see him, since he was very sick, very weak, under heavy sedation, hooked up to a respirator, and a dialysis machine. His face, arms, legs were extremely edematous and his abdomen was severely distended due to ascites. But Thank God, the day after we got there, his condition began improving. So much so, that by the time we left on Friday afternoon, his edema was completely gone, they had taken him off the respirator, and were soon gonna take him off the dialysis machine. I wanted to thank EVERYONE who prayed for him, for me, and kept our family in your thoughts and prayers - they were greatly appreciated. 

The pictures taken above were taken during the trip, and this happens to be my uncle's "backyard", so to speak. This is the deck behind/at the side of the house, since the house itself sits on a hill. It overlooks the ocean, and when it's not so hazy, you can see the outline of San Francisco, and I love it. During this trip, I didn't get a lot of time to read, but when I usually go up there for a vacation, or some time away, I love sitting on the bench under the tree on the top deck with his doggie Cedric, hook my feet into the tree, and get my read on. It's one of my most favorite places, ever, and I just thought I'd share it with you guys! :) 

Thank you SO much for reading my ~Sunday Stew~ Post, this week. I hope you enjoyed it, had a wonderful weekend, an amazing Easter Sunday, and that you'll continue to visit. Au Revoir, for now ! :D


  1. I am so glad to hear that your uncle is getting better! Also, I love those pictures, what a cool place to live. I would love being able to see the ocean!

  2. Ohhh the view on that picture is stunning. Your uncle lives in a beautiful place. I hope your uncle recovers soon (:

  3. Happy belated Easter. Glad you got to spend some time at your uncle's fabulous home. Oh, how I wish I had an ocean view!