Heart Full of Hope

A Book of Non-fiction Short Stories by me... Amazon and Kindle

Christine Geery

Christine Geery
February 17
I've never played by the rules. I was absent the day they handed those out. I believe in being kind, playing fair, laughing often, not judging others and drinking red wine. And I always kiss my Sweetie goodnight. It may lead to other fun stuff. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Life is short!  Break the rules!  Forgive quickly!  Kiss slowly! Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably... And never regret anything that made you smile. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Always remember that stressed spelled backwards is desserts. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. ~ Mark Twain


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JUNE 15, 2011 4:55PM

Naked Balloon Dance...A Must See

In all honesty I must tell you that Chrissie Pissie sent this to me, but I had to share it with you. It is hilarious. Only the British could do this and keep a straight face.




The Greatest Show On Legs 'ball… Read full post »

Last night about 2 hours into sleep I sat bolt upright, the scent of Old Spice lingering in the air. It was so strong that it had wakened me. Daniel doesn't wear it so I knew it couldn't have been him. Then I remembered that my father wore… Read full post »

JUNE 6, 2011 7:49AM

Is It Time To Give Up Hope?

 This is the third time I've changed the title of this post. I guess I'm just moody today.

We have a friend named, John, who sometimes drops by to visit. I can't say that I am extremely pleased about this because John is one of those people who enters a room… Read full post »

JUNE 3, 2011 8:25AM

My Intimate Thoughts Exposed

Through the years I have read numerous books on self improvement. I started back in the late sixties with, “I'm Okay, You're Okay.” I have no idea what that book taught me, but it started me on my path of searching for my own personal growth. That is not to say… Read full post »

I have to say that when I first learned about quinoa, I was a little more than leary. But being quite health concsious  I decided to give it a fair shot. I prepared it plainly adding some chicken bouillion to the water as it cooked. I was delighted by the texture… Read full post »

MAY 27, 2011 6:55PM

For All Cat Lovers

This may be the best example of sweet love I have seen lately.

video by dragomirnet86

Editor’s Pick
MAY 24, 2011 6:28AM

A Goose Egg And Cabbage Rolls

I attended an all girls Catholic high school in Canada along with my good friend, Chrissie, who also blogs here. The boy's school was across the street and the year we entered this institution, the teachers finally removed the rope which divided the boys from the girls during assemblies. What on… Read full post »

Many years ago I was experiencing what you might call major depression. Life had given me one too many challenges. My first husband who had been ill for a long time, died; I moved to a new city and opened my own business, which I hated… Read full post »

As many of you know I was the happy recipient of the last “Bake it Forward” tin from Felicia Lee. The scones and lemon bars were scrumptious. In view of the fact that Felicia is a professional baker I considered myself to be in an extremely precarious situation. While… Read full post »

I loved Erma Bombeck and never missed her column. She was one in a million and I needed to share this with all the Moms on OS.

By the time the Lord made mothers, he was into his sixth day of working overtime. An Angel appeared and said "Why

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MAY 6, 2011 11:38PM

A Mother's Day Tribute

MAY 5, 2011 7:57AM

My Father Knows Best Family

When I was a little girl we used to watch “Father Knows Best” every week on our black and white RCA. Being so young I actually believed that they portrayed what families were really supposed to be.

Daddy would come home from work every day with a big… Read full post »

APRIL 30, 2011 6:50PM

I am Completely Perplexed!

Perhaps perplexed is not the right word. Mortified, incredulous, upset to say the least for one of our own, whom I would like to say has made more than one person on OS feel completely awed by her talent. Not to mention her empathy for every person here who is having… Read full post »

APRIL 27, 2011 12:34PM

In Memoriam For A Young Midwife

This is one of those things that happens and you can't help but shake your head and the question,"Why?" is repeated over and over.

Briana Blackwelder was  midwife and friend to my adopted daughter. She delivered my beautiful granddaughter in Nov./09. 

She died in a car crash on April 23,20… Read full post »

We all know it happens, in many forms, nearly every day, even in our own lives. Ancient wisdom on how to deal with this has been passed down through the ages. It is well summarized here, and may prove helpful, no matter what your philosophical or religious bent.… Read full post »

APRIL 18, 2011 5:54AM

I Can't Believe I Said That!

The other night Daniel and I were having our customary glass of wine before dinner and he was munching on mixed nuts. A small discussion of the various types of nuts ensued and I mentioned that my favorites were the almonds, macadamias and pecans but that I wasn't too crazy about… Read full post »

APRIL 13, 2011 7:39AM

Why The Hell Is Your Ear On Fire?

Every year when my first husband, Bob, and I lived in Anaheim we used to attend the Home and Garden show. It was something we both looked forward to as if we were going to Disneyland. Only at TH&GS you could get many goodies for free. All of the vendors had… Read full post »

APRIL 10, 2011 6:59PM

Cheap Flights...Ya Right!!

You may want to watch this clip before you plan any trips.

Also, remember I told you that the British use some interesting  words.

Turn up your speakers and enjoy this amazing view of the Grand Canyon while Andrea Bocelli sings.



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I don't think there's a country without its own unique slang words. England is famous for some of the best. A few examples would be “shite,” “wank,” “bugger,” “cheeky,” or “bloody,” as in, “You're bloody right and a smart bugger… Read full post »


After reading Walt's letter to Emily this morning I decided to dedicate the following Foodie Tuesday recipe to the Cheap Bastid himself. 

Spring is upon us and this is the perfect cake to make for any occasion. It's fast, delicious, not filling after any meal and bound to make… Read full post »

MARCH 30, 2011 6:07AM

Food and Love

Mary Jane Sandborn had been my best friend since grade two and we remained friends for some fifteen years, until life happened to us both and we went our separate ways. On her thirteenth birthday she invited me to lunch with her and her mother and then attend the… Read full post »

MARCH 29, 2011 3:52PM

Tomato and Sausage Risotto

It is still pretty chilly here, so I find this to be a most comforting meal in itself. Or you could serve on the side.

1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes in juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 pound sweet or hot Italian sausage, casings removed
1 small onion, finely chopped
Coarse salt and ground… Read full post »