Friday, March 30, 2012

ANNA'S LEGACY LEUKEMIA AWARENESS

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

ANNA'S LEGACY LEUKEMIA AWARENESS JEWELRY

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Aquamarine: A Mini Novella - The Conclusion

Part 1 - http://annas-legacy.blogspot.com/2012/03/aquamarine-mini-novella-part-1.html

Part 2 - http://annas-legacy.blogspot.com/2012/03/aquamarien-mini-novella-part-2.html

Part 3 - http://annas-legacy.blogspot.com/2012/03/aquarmarine-mini-novella-part-3.html

Walking into the dance I scanned the crowd. Someone in this gym had put my name in for Harvest Queen, wrote me a note to meet them under the bleachers, and then ditched me. Chelsea had taken every opportunity to make my life miserable over the past three days, and now it was my turn to return the favor to whomever had put this kink in my life. But who?

"Aquamarine, over here."

I looked to my left and found my BFF, Amber, standing with her longtime boyfriend, Ryan. "Place looks great doesn't it?" she squealed.

"Oh, yes, a barn theme, it just screams refinement." I sarcastically threw my hair over my shoulder.

"You're just in time they're going to announce the queen," she said, throwing her arm around me.
"I just know you're going to win."

As if on cue, Mrs. Parkerly made her way on stage and tapped the microphone to see if it was live. "Attention students, it's the time you've all been waiting for. I have the results of the Harvest Queen vote right here."

The students gathered around the stage with Chelsea front and center.

"And the winner is... wow this was a close one... the winner by only two votes is... Chelsea Green!"

I clapped as Chelsea fanned her face dramatically and thanked her fans. Honestly, I was relieved, I never wanted to be Harvest Queen.

Amber squeezed my shoulder. "I just knew you would win or I wouldn't of signed you up."

"It was you?" I faced her.

She blushed. "You've been my best friend since the sixth grade. You've had to put up with your ridiculous name, although pretty, for your entire life, and you always act so cool about it. I've never seen you bash anyone, except Chelsea on occasion. If anyone deserved to be queen it was you. I'm just sorry you lost."

"Well, I did only lose by two points." I smiled at her. "You know that's going to have Chelsea's head spinning for days."

Amber smiled back, before dragging me to the dance floor to groove out to a funky number. As I danced I couldn't help but look at my friend. Who needs to be Harvest Queen, when you've got a friend like Amber in your corner? Besides, she'd make a great Winter Ball Queen and I'd make sure she was signed up.

Monday, March 26, 2012

ANNA'S LEGACY: Mystique

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Friday, March 23, 2012

ANNA'S LEGACY LEUKEMIA AWARENESS JEWELRY

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

ANNA'S LEGACY

 
~"Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long 
as there's a dream, there is hope, and as long 
as there is hope, there is joy in living." ~♥~Anonymous

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Native American Animal Symbol

Native American Animal Symbol


Falcon: Mar 21 – Apr 19
A natural born leader, the Falcon can always be looked upon for clear judgment in sticky situations. Furthermore, the characteristics for this Native American animal symbol never wastes time, rather he/she strikes while the iron is hot, and takes action in what must be done. Ever persistent, and always taking the initiative, the Falcon is a gem of a personality to have for projects or team sports. The Falcon can be a little on the conceited side – but he/she is usually right in his/her opinions – so a little arrogance is understood. In a supportive environmental the Falcon "soars" in his/her ability to maintain passion and fire in relationships, and always remaining compassionate. Left to his/her own devices, the Falcon can be vain, rude, intolerant, impatient, and over-sensitive.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Aquarmarine: A Mini Novella - Part 3

Miss Part 1? ~ http://annas-legacy.blogspot.com/2012/03/aquamarine-mini-novella-part-1.html
Miss Part 2? ~ http://annas-legacy.blogspot.com/2012/03/aquamarien-mini-novella-part-2.html

My mind raced as I rummaged through my locker. Who had taken that picture? I racked my brain trying to remember when I had worn the black sports bra and red panties, cursing myself for not wearing my day of the week underwear.

"So you're running for Harvest Queen? Thanks for telling your best friend."

I looked at Amber. "Did you do this?"

"Do what?" she asked looking into my locker.

"Sign me up for Harvest Queen? Make that poster of me in my skivvies?"

"Are you telling me you didn't?" Her eyes widened.

"No, I didn't." I shut my locker. "And now I'm in the cross-hairs of Chelsea. I'm not even sure why she's mad, it's not like I'll win."

"I wouldn't be so sure," said Amber. "I heard Jamie, telling Corbin that the entire basketball and lacrosse teams are voting for you. And Kimberly Jensen told me this morning that you have the complete support of the chess club, astronomy club, and theater club."

"Awesome, so I've basically brought together all the loners in the world. Maybe I should run for president? If I can get those clubs united imagine what I could do for the republicans and democrats."

Amber's face went blank.

"Never mind, " I said, concluding why America was slipping in school ranks. "I don't even care about the dance, I'm trying to figure out who took those pictures and signed me up."

I shifted my books, causing a red envelope to fall to the floor. Amber picked it up. "What's this?"

"I don't know," I said, grabbing it from her and slicing the envelope open with my finger. "Let's find out."

Enclosed was a single note: Want to know why I did it? Meet me under the bleachers at lunch.

To be continued....

Monday, March 19, 2012

MYSTIQUE - STONE MAGIC (The Spirit Within)

 Aquamarine Lore & History
According to folklore, aquamarine would bring victory in battles and legal disputes. The gem was also credited with curing belching and yawning and was considered especially effective for curing ailments of the jaws, throat, stomach, liver and toothaches. Aquamarine was also used in ceremonies in the belief that it would bring rain when needed, or visit drought upon their enemies. When worn as an amulet, it was believed to bring relief of pain and to make the wearer friendlier, quicken the intellect and cure laziness. The ancient philosopher Pliny paid tribute to this gem of vitality, stating, “the lovely aquamarine, which seems to have come from some mermaid’s treasure house, in the depths of a summer sea, has charms not to be denied.”
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

ANNA'S LEGACY: Mystique

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

ANNA'S LEGACY

An 
    Irish 
         Blessing for You


May you always walk in sunshine.
May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.


Anna's Legacy wishes each and every one of you a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 16, 2012

MYSTIQUE - STONE MAGIC (The Spirit Within)

Aquamarine Lore & History
Writers of the middle Ages claimed aquamarine was the most popular and effective of the “oracle” crystals. When cut as a crystal ball, it was thought to be a superior stone for fortune telling. Many methods of using the stone as a divining tool were described in ancient literature. One method involved hanging a stone by a thread over a bowl of water, just touching the surface. The inner edge of the bowl was covered with the characters of the alphabet. The diviner was to hold the top of the thread and allow the stone to hit certain letters, which would spell out answers to an important question, sort of like a ouija board. Another method was to cast a crystal into a bowl of pure water. The disturbances in the water would reveal messages on the surface of the liquid. Aquamarine’s powers of revelation were also said to help one in search for lost or hidden things.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Aquamarien: A Mini Novella - Part 2

Part 1 ~ http://annas-legacy.blogspot.com/2012/03/aquamarine-mini-novella-part-1.html

I didn't even try to catch my books or pick them up after they fell. What was the use? Nobody noticed the big pile of books at my feet they were all staring at the 8x10 poster of me in nothing but a sports bra and panties.

Normally, this wouldn't have bothered me. I mean a sports bra and panties hide more than most bathing suits now-a-days. No, it was the caption that surrounded the picture that made me queasy: VOTE AQUAMARINE FOR HARVEST QUEEN, SHE'S GOT NOTHING TO HIDE.

"You know I'm running for Harvest Queen," sneered Chelsea. "How dare you run against me. Are you mental?"

I guess she had a little right to be upset. No one had signed up to run against her, so she was a shoe in. She probably already had business cards made. Now here it was a three days before the Harvest Dance and somehow my name is thrown into the ring.

I turned to face her. "So you're worried I'll beat you?"

Her nose scrunched. "As if."

I shrugged. "Then I don't see the problem."

"Why'd you drop your books then?" she asked.

"'Cause I told them to use the picture of me completely naked, but there I am wearing a sports bra and panties. Clearly, I need to fire someone."

Chelsea apparently did not appreciate my attempt at humor and stormed off. I waited till she was fully around the corner before picking up my books. I wouldn't put it past her to step on my hand or take a machete to my head. I was clearly defying my place in High School society and as Queen Bee, Chelsea would have to make sure I was punished. I imagined a bucket of pig's blood in my future.

Pushing the thought of pig's blood out of my mind I had a bigger problem to solve. Who had signed me up for Harvest Queen and how had they gotten that creepy locker room picture?

To Be Continued....

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

ANNA'S LEGACY: Mystique

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Stone Magic!!!!!!! "The Spirit Within"

Aquamarine Lore & History
The Sumerians, Egyptians, and Hebrews also admired and valued aquamarine greatly. It was a symbol of happiness and everlasting youth. In the Christian era, the aquamarine was identified with the Apostle, St. Thomas, because it “imitated the sea and the air” and the Saint “made long journeys by sea, even to India, to preach salvation.” Identifying a certain jewel with one of the twelve apostles was a common practice at that time. William Langland’s “The Vision Concerning Piers and the Plowman,” from 1377, mentions the aquamarine as an antidote for poison. This antidote was widely known throughout Europe. Because there was a wide amount of poisonings amongst royalty at the time, the gem was in popular demand just for that purpose. It was not necessary to pulverize the stone, as it was/ is with other gemstones. Simply wearing the stone as a pendant or in a ring was just as effective. 

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Friday, March 9, 2012

ANNA'S LEGACY: Mystique

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

MYSTIQUE - STONE MAGIC (The Spirit Within)

 Aquamarine Lore & History
There are many myths and legends about the aquamarine stone. The Romans believed that if the figure of a frog were carved on an aquamarine, it served to reconcile enemies and make them friends. Another Roman legend stated that the stone absorbs the atmosphere of young love: “When blessed and worn, it joins in love, and does great things.” Aquamarine was also considered the most appropriate morning gift to give to a bride by her groom following the consummation of their marriage. The Greeks and the Romans knew the aquamarine as the sailor’s gem, ensuring the safe and prosperous passage across stormy seas. In Medieval times, the stone was thought to reawaken the love of married couples. It was also believed to render soldiers invincible.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Aquamarine: A Mini Novella ~ Part 1

My mom just had to name me Aquamarine. I was born in March, by the sea, on a Tuesday when the stars were all aligned, so she just HAD to name me Aquamarine. Can you imagine how hard it is for a fourteen year old to be named after a gemstone? I feel like I belong in the "The Little Mermaid" singing along with my sister, Ariel, while we scheme against our dad, Triton, and wish we had feet. But I can't swim and I definitely can't sing.

I tried to go by Marine, even Mari, but it never failed the first day of school no matter how much I begged there would always be one teacher who would refuse to call me Mari, shouting my given name to the entire student body. Next thing I knew the hippy jokes would start to fly.

"So your name's Aquamarine? Yeah, I thought I smelled patchouli when you walked in."

"Hey where's the commune and don't they let your twenty brothers and sisters come out to play?"

A: I have never worn patchouli, neither does my mother and B: I'm an only child. People want to know if I practice witchcraft, pray to trees and/or dance around naked during the full moon and high tides. I don't.

Most people who let me answer one of their ridiculous questions are pretty amazed to find out my mom's a prosecutor for the state and that we live in a simple three bedroom house in the suburbs. We eat take out, drink out of Styrofoam and watch trash television, just like everyone else.

But with a name like Aquamarine it doesn't matter who your mother is, you're gonna be a target. And right now the silver bullet herself was walking toward me, Chelsea Green. With her entourage by her side, she locked her eyes with mine.

"I can't believe you decided to show up today," she blinked her heavy massacred eyes.

"Why wouldn't I?" I asked, not dropping my stare. I had never let her bully me and I wasn't going to start letting her now.

"Because of that." She pointed to the wall behind me. I followed her gaze and dropped my books when I saw it.

To Be Continued...

ANNA'S LEGACY: Mystique

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Stone Magic!!!!!!! "The Spirit Within"

 Aquamarine Lore & History
 Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. The seawater color of aquamarine has given this gemstone its name as the name “aquamarine” is derived from the Latin word for seawater. The specific term “aquamarine” was apparently used in an important gemological work by Anselmus de Boodt in his Gemmarum et Lapidum Historiia,” published in 1609. Aquamarine is a valued gem of ancient lineage. In the 19th century, sea green varieties of the stone were the most popular, but today, the more blue the color, the more valuable the stone. In 1910, the largest ever aquamarine was found in Brazil, weighing 243 pounds. It was then cut into smaller stones, yielding over 200,000 carats.
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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Beautiful Thought for the Day!

~Today.... be yourself,take a little time for yourself,enjoy being your own best friend,find something positive to say about yourself,do something that makes you happy....relax, de-stress,meditate,pray~spread your wings and learn to fly~♥~
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

ANNA'S LEGACY: Mystique

March Is Here! If you were born this month you are a Amazing Aquamarine " The Stone Of Enlightenment"
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