Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Inspiration Through the Music. My Sunday Song by MercyMe - "Even If"


Nothing touches me more then Christian music.  This week one of my favorite songs is "Even If" by Mercy me.  I like to look over song lyrics and place them in my category of The Beginning of my trauma, The Journey, finding myself again, and The Joy, that can still be found after an intense hurt. Listen to the song, it is inspirational and will touch your heart if you find yourself damaged by someone in your life.
The Beginning

"They say sometimes you win some
Sometimes you lose some
And right now, right now I'm losing bad"

"They say it only takes a little faith
To move a mountain
Well good thing
A little faith is all I have, right now"


The Journey

"But God, when You choose
To leave mountains unmovable
Oh give me the strength to be able to sing
It is well with my soul"

The Joy
"I know You're able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone
I know the sorrow, and I know the hurt
Would all go away if You'd just say the word
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone
It is well with my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul"

Thank you God!
KathieyV

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Weekend Fun...A few things to do March 15-19 2017 in North Carolina.

Let's plan our weekend.  I would go to every one of these events if I could.

There is a link for every event.  Be sure to click on the link for further info, times, and pricing.

*Wednesday March 15 2017 
                Spring Wine Dinner at Midtown Grill in Raleigh

                        

















*MAR17









Saint Patrick's Day Celebration
Public


*March 17.....for more info click here...Saint Paddy's Festival


*March 18th at Bond Park Cary Annual Kite Festival...  
Click on the link for more info..

*March 18, 2017 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Pig in the Park at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.


The above mentioned are just a few of the fun things going on in NC this coming weekend.  
Get out this weekend and have a good time.  
KathieyV:-)


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Weekly Quote from Pinterest

I found this quote and photo on Pinterest.  The statement is true.  Every day is not "good" in fact the day may be horrible.  There are times you just cannot see the positive because of the pain, but it is there.  Let's make an attempt to see good every day on our journey.    I don't know what you have to endure in your life, but God does.  Remember his promise.  I will never leave you or forsake you.
Thank you God:-)
Take a moment to list some of the good in your life....
Holding my 6 month old grand baby while she sleeps.  So beautiful, so peaceful.
My dog who is always by my side....He is sleeping at my feet right now:-)
Friends who never give up on you even in your most difficult times.
The chill in the air and the warm fireplace.
The rain today as it waters the trees and grass.
Please leave me a reply as to the good you are finding today in your world.
God Bless You!
KathieyV:-)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hiking The New Hope Overlook at Jordan Lake

I signed up for another Meetup group hike.  I never know what I am going to see on these hikes, I am always excited for the new adventure.  I grabbed my camera and headed toward Jordan Lake.  I will be quoting a site I signed up for AllTrails.com.  It's free.  If you are at all interested in area hiking trails you should check out the site.


"New Hope Overlook Blue Route is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moncure, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash."

Dogs are allowed on the trail. I did not take Brodie. The hikes are at a fast clip with this group so it may be difficult to drag him; literally along. Brodie and I go on 3-mile walks in our neighborhood. After about 3 miles he keeps looking at me as if to say "can we go home now?" 
Ann was our fearless leader for this hike.  Her goal was to guide us about 5.5 miles around the trail. She did a great job. I never know where I am going on these hikes so I am thankful for those who do:-)


"New Hope Trail is our newest and most strenuous hike. The trail begins near the bathrooms at the boat ramp. The red loop is 5.4 miles and the blue loop is 2.7 miles in length. The red loop includes the blue loop. This is the most challenging trail with several steep hills."
I am not sure if we were on the blue or the red trail or if it was both. There were many steep hills so it must have been the blue.


Hikers will enjoy sweeping views of the lake, mature hardwood forests, groves of mountain laurel, lush creek crossings and a variety of wildflowers and ferns. 

The dreaded tick.  I have learned to use my bug spray.  

Nice open trail

There were some lovely views of the lake
Another great hike with a great meetup group.
If you have the chance get out and go on a hike.
KathieyV:-)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Weekend Fun...A few things to do March 10-12, 2017 in North Carolina.

I know Thursday is not the weekend unless you want to start the weekend early....Looks like it is different locations on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and its free:-)
Vive la France Wine Tasting Event  Triangle Wine Co. Morrisville (photo from their site)


I love the Open Barn Events at Celebrity Dairy.  I have been many times.  You should check it out.
MAR11
March Open Barn - Saturday & Sunday
Public 
(Photo from Facebook)

MAR11
Baby Goat Yoga at Celebrity Dairy
Public · Sports game
 · Hosted by Lindsey Alexander
(Photo from Facebook)
March 11th, St Patrick's Day Party at the Doherty's in Cary (photo from their website)
MAR12
Food Truck Rodeo ft. Electric Kif & Alison Shearer Band
Public · Tasting
(Photo from Facebook)



MAR11
St. patrick's Day painted wine glass- Workshop
Public
· Hosted by Doyle's Vineyard (photo from Facebook)

There is also...
Raleigh St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival 

Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00AM

Lots of options this weekend everyone and I only scratched the surface of possibility.  Be sure and check out the websites before you go to make sure the events are still on.

Get out and have some fun!

KathieyV:-)

Paper Hand Puppet Intervention show in Wake Forest NC at the Renaissance Center

I decided to do one of the weekend options on one of my earlier posts,
Plan your Weekend. Things to do in NC March 3rd-5th, 2017
I studied my list and chose the ...Paper Hand Puppet Intervention event in Wake Forest.
It was held at the Renaissance Center in Wake Forest NC.  I asked someone where the intervention comes in.  She explained, based on her knowledge, that it is an intervention to inform folks that there is more to puppets then hand puppets, although they are great too.  Believe me, they are amazing works of art.

Here is what they say on their site,
"Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s mission is to use diverse styles of puppetry and artistic expression to create works that inspire, promote social change and are deeply rewarding for all involved. These styles include: giant puppets, rod puppets, shadow puppetry, masks, stilt dancing and anything under the sky that strikes our fancy."


"Each year we write, create, build and perform a large summer pageant-play-extravaganza. These performances last about an hour, include an ensemble of professional musicians who create an original score of music and involve a cast of puppeteers, which has included as many as twenty-eight performers. Our summer extravaganza is attended by over 16,000 people!"

Definitely not a hand puppet:-)



It was a very enjoyable show.  The artists would venture through the audience.  It was interactive and fun.  If you get a chance, I suggest you check out their site for future performances.  It is well worth it.
Go on an adventure.  
Experience The Paper Hand Puppet Intervention.
KathieyV:-)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Plan your Weekend. Things to do in NC March 3rd-5th, 2017

Things to do in NC the weekend of March 3rd-5th

You could run a 5k.  I have done a couple in my lifetime and this one looks like great fun.  It is in Cary NC on Saturday March 4th.



I must say I am really not sure what this is but it is in Wake Forest on Saturday March 4th.  Check the link for more details.  Here is what they say on their site...
"For over fifteen years the Paperhand Puppet Intervention has been creating original large-scale puppet extravaganzas complete with giant puppets, masks, shadow puppets, stilt dancing, painted flats, live music and more. Their unique story style tells myths from around the world and stories that inspire audiences of all ages."


I love a good rodeo.  I especially enjoy the bull riding and the clowns.  This looks like a good one and it is for one day only on March 4th.  Here si what they have to say on their site...
"Fans of all ages can enjoy edge-of-your-seat action, eight seconds at a time at Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo. The night will feature fan-favorite events: bull riding, saddle bronc riding and bareback riding with the top two riders competing a second time in the thrilling “Winner Take All Showdown Round,” as well as women's barrel racing."


This looks like fun.  You get the opportunity to drive a train.  It is pricy I think $160.00 but it would be a fun experience.  Click the link above for more detail...


I would love to see this.
"Seven delightful stories come to life in this Theatreworks USA musical review."  Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 3pm  Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union


This looks like fun too.  Just looked at the weather for Saturday and it is predicted to be 56 degrees.  Sounds perfect....
"Returning for its 6th year, SNOW DAY has become a much-anticipated annual experience at Waverly Place. We invite you to bring your family and friends to Waverly Place for some fun in the snow! – Sat., March 4, 2017 (11am-3pm)"
"MORE SLEDDING WITH FEWER SLEDDERS IN EACH TIME SLOT. TICKETS WILL SELL OUT EARLY – CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR’S TODAY!


February 04 – May 7, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh.  Tickets range from $12-$18. 


This is a local fund raising event that will be held in Raleigh on March 5th.  Prices start at $80.00 but it is for a cause.  Check out the site for more info.
"A local 'foodie' event, Toast to the Triangle features food and beverage providers from around the Triangle area. Get a taste from over 30 different places to treat your palate on this fun night out. See the outstanding list of 2017 participants below or click here to see more!" 
I hope this helps you plan your weekend.  Let me know what fun plans you have and if you found one on this post to experience.  Have a great weekend!
KathieyV:-)

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