Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
My cousin Randy passed today, 10 minutes after I told him I loved him (he was sleeping so could not reply). This is not a good photo, as it is blurry, but it is the most recent one I have and he was sick when this was taken, but you can still see what a beautiful man he was. He was the bravest man I know. Go with God sweet cousin, we will not forget you. XOXO
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I am following Renee's example and choosing to be happy, no matter what. I am going through with my dinner plans and actually have invited more friends. Between people and animals my little house is going to be full. I am working tomorrow, but will spend the evening baking. I am wishing each and every one of you, my lovely blog friends a happy and magical Christmas. Love, XOXO
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Also very sucky is that my cat B is still ill and is now having more issues. Spike is holding.
I do have fun plans for Christmas, I am only hoping that I will be able to do them, as long as I don't have some emergency with the cats.
I have two dear friends coming for dinner to my house. I have a bottle of champagne and hopefully for this one day I can have peace and joy and fun and leave all the ugliness outside in the cold.
I love you.xoxo
Sunday, December 20, 2009
All is not lost though, I do know that the pain will stop, this is just a bump in the road. I have a good blogging friend who told me the other day that she was going to be the happiest depressed person ever, it made me smile and I will be the happiest sad person ever, because despite what goes on, despite the fact that I want to hide under the covers and run from the heartache, I know I won't, I know I will make it through and that there will be unknown gifts along the way.
I am full of gratitude for my health and I have so very much to be grateful for.
Would you send good thoughts to R and please to his family and to Renee who is feeling very ill.
Thank you so much and I promise this blog will get happy again soon(fingers crossed). XOXO
Thursday, December 17, 2009
It has been a busy week with work, kitty nursing and Christmas stuff. I think it may get a bit more relaxed the next couple weeks. I am looking forward to doing some art. The cats are still holding. B is still way too thin and Spike does not seem as good as new, but they are doing okay for the most part. We take it a day at a time.
This week I had a huge disappointment. Obama has been my hero and I really believed in him, but after this week and the whole health care fiasco I fear he has abandoned us. I am now totally disgusted with politics and may never vote again. Really disheartened. What do you all think?
On a happy note I saw a wonderful movie, "The Fantastic Mr. Fox", I loved it. The animation was grand and I laughed a lot, something I needed to do.
Attempting to keep my thoughts positive and looking for things that make me joyful, and doing more of them :-).
I hope you are all having a great week. XOXO
Monday, December 14, 2009
Surrender to the magic, Anne. That's why it's there. That's why you're there - to learn that there really are miracles and that they abound, as if on command, once you understand the truth about your reality and heritage. Surrender, yet prepare. Ask, yet expect.
Happy Monday. XOXO
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
See below post to find out the answer to the quiz :-).
Today I am hanging lights. I am having a carefree artist day, it has been a very long month since I have felt carefree. Wishing you a joyful, carefree Sunday. XOXO
Friday, December 4, 2009
Make a guess which one is not true.
1. I once told a man 3 times my size that I would scratch his eyes out if he did not remove himself from in front of me at a Sting function (He rudely stood in front of me and I could not see), he moved immediately :-). True, I can be mean if it is called for and if I am very hormonal :-).
2. Speaking of Sting, we once knew each other for a brief time. True, he is a lovely man.
3. In my 20's I tried many illegal substances. True, I was a curious girl.
4. I once lived with a man who had a recurring role in the old "Streets of San Francisco" series, he played a cop. True.
5. I have not been to a doctor since I was 21. Due to a bad experience when I was 6 I don't trust them. True.
6. I was once interrogated by FBI agents. True, I have not always had the best taste in men :-).
7. I have a tattoo of a dragonfly on my right shoulder. FALSE, I love tattoos, but I hate needles.
8. When I was 13 I became a bible thumping christian, though it was short lived :-). True.
9. I believe in fairies. TRUE!
10. When I was 6, a man landed a helicopter into a nearby field and gave my friend and I a ride.
Anonymous and Dawn and Renee, you got the answer right. Thank you all for playing! xoxo
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I heard news about several people I love very much, bad news and I need prayers and good thoughts. The first I cannot name as she would kill me, but let's call her K, she was just told she has cancer, I am not sure of the details yet. My cousin R's cancer has spread to his lungs and he needs prayers. Then there is my mom, who while she is doing really well, has a lot of pain in her legs. And last, but not least is Renee, who is having a really bad week, health wise. Thank you for thinking of them and sending out love.
On an upbeat note, I bought sparkly lights to hang as I have never done this and I NEED to get into the spirit of the season. I also need some fun and to do some art. I need to start taking some care of me this week.
I know I have not been around much, but I hope to catch up with all of you this weekend.
Love and hugs. XOXO
Sunday, November 29, 2009
My B is eating tiny bits of real cat food, he is acting more like himself, I think we have turned a corner.
Spike is doing great.
I cleaned my yard yesterday and it is now a joy to look upon, well better anyway :-).
I have the day to do research on what to feed my cats and other ways in which I can help them.
My blogger friends and my real time friends who have all been so loving and helpful, you find out who your real friends are when stuff like this happens and you find out who isn't.
I think I can see the end of the tunnel and there is some bright sunshine on the other end :-).
I do believe I am due for some good times-Bring it on!
Love to you this Sunday and everyday. XOXO
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
The one improvement is that he is not hiding out as much and seems a bit more lively.
Have a great day everyone and thank you so much for all the love. XOXO
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I love you all and thank you for your prayers and kind words. May grace carry you through today. XOXO
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Wishing you a wonderful, light filled Sunday. XOXO
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
It has been my mantra. I believe that all things happen for a reason, I believe I can trust the process. I am taking all things that come to me as a gift. Some days I do better than others, but I am learning.
Spike is home and happy. I have to give him the fluids twice a week and the vet and I decided to not risk his life with the surgery to take his stone out. Everyday I have with him is a precious gift
and I see it always has been. Same for everything. I wish that I could always see this, when I am in a hurry or stressed, I often miss all the treasures around me.
I had a lovely gift arrive yesterday in the form Of blogger friend Kj. We had little time, but made good use of it. I will share photos of the meeting soon and (gasp) you may just get to see what I look like :-).
Another gift was the wonderful Kate P, blogger, and art supporter who bought stuff on my ETSY site and helped so much to boost my moral. Thank you Kate P!
Today is my mom's birthday- HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!! Love you.
Have a great Tuesday everyone. XOXO
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thanks to Willowtree, Teri and my friend V sending me links I have found out so much about the food we feed our animals. And I am ANGRY! Angry that no one regulates the crap they put in pet food and angry that dry cat food is the main reason for a bunch of cat diseases like kidney failure. I found out too late for Spike and B, but I can perhaps save Max (he is only 2 1/2 years old) from harm. Why don't the vets tell people about this? I told my vet, who is a lovely wonderful person, and she looked at me with disbelief, but I will keep at her until she gets it and realizes that it is true. If any animal loves are interested, here are a couple links to start you with:
Spike goes back to the vet Monday for more blood tests. Keep praying. Love you, XOXO
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Willowtree would you email me any info you have about the food issues, if it is not too much trouble? It just so happens I feed my cats dry cat food.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I visited Spike this afternoon and he was so much happier and seemed a lot better. We won't know for sure until tomorrow morning and then he has other issues to deal with. He is by no means out of the woods, but he is better. Keep praying. Love you, XOXO (photo is of Mr. B and Spike)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thank you, XOXO
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Spike is doing okay, we are trying simple things first, but the vet was hopeful that all will be well. Also I went to the post office and a lovely check was in the mail waiting for me. I must always remember that help is there and on it's way, always.
Thanks to you who prayed. Blessings today. Love you. XOXO
This is my most wonderful cat, Spike. He is a very sick kitty and I have a vet appointment for 9:45 this morning. It came on suddenly yesterday. I am not sure how I will pay for this, but I know something will happen. I am trying to trust. This is a case when money becomes very important when it is needed for someone you love with all you heart. Please pray for us today. Spike and I thank you very much.
P.S. I will announce the winner of the give away later today with an update on Spike.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
go to my upcoming jobs. Yet again I learned that if I trust and believe, things work out.
Have a wonderful day. XOXO
Sunday, November 1, 2009
P.S. I should have a deadline, so Saturday November 7Th I will announce the winner.
I am glazing today and I have to tell you that when I received my first fired porcelain pieces I fell in love. I adore how white it is and how thin I can get it. I have just begun this love affair.
I have so many things I want to make and I will start doing sculpture too. Wish I could make it all as fast as the ideas come into my head :-). Jobs are not coming in at the moment and instead of worrying about money I am focusing on how lucky I am to be able to spend another day being creative and wallowing in joy. I have decided to pretend that I AM making a living from what I love to do most :-).
I promise I will have much to show in the next few weeks, bowls, cups, mugs, pendants, even a soap dish or two.
I wish for you a most wonderful Sunday, how ever you spend it. XOXO
Saturday, October 31, 2009
I was invited to a party tonight, but I have been in creative hermit mode and I declined.
Porcelain has stolen my heart and that is what I will be doing, glazing my first porcelain pieces.
I will venture out for a bit though as I love seeing people dressed up. I hope you have a lovely and sweet day, what are your plans? xoxo
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds,
it will get you nowhere,
live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a
Revelation. -Eileen Caddy
If you are to advance,
all fixed ideas must go.
Progress always involves risk;
you can't steal second base and keep
your foot on first.
These are words to live by. At least to attempt to live by.
Love you, XOXO
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
"He who stands in his own shadow and wonders why it is dark". Says a lot and I am listening.
Not that I am in the dark, but I do so often stop my own success by the negative thoughts and beliefs I carry around. I have also realized that you have to treat yourself how you want to be treated, so I am giving myself a bit of down time and letting myself just be today. Float about a little and read, watch the birds. But first to the kitchen to play with clay! Tell me dear ones how you are being good to yourselves this weekend. Happy Sunday! XOXO
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
and I will try to be patient with myself. Okay, enough. I promise I should have some ornaments to show next week! I hope you are all having a great week. XOXO
Sunday, October 11, 2009
You will be the first to see them. Off I go into this beautiful Sunday morning full of blissful anticipation of what is to come :-). I wish you a wonderful, joyful Sunday! XOXO
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
P.S. What are you all joyful about right now? XOXO
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I watched a lovely film the other night called "Gigantic" and I am still reading "My Life in France" by Julia Child. Yesterday, I helped a friend unpack books and I found Julia's first cook book! How excited I was! I think having lots of interest in life and a passion for many things is the secret to happiness, don't you? What are you passionate about today? Happy Sunday! XOXO
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I am saying yes to being positive, saying no to worry and doubt.
I am saying yes to Julia Child (I am reading "My Life in France"), she was such a happy, funny woman I have grown to love her so much.
I am saying yes to hot chocolate! It is Fall here and especially in the mornings it is cold!
That is all I have come up with so far, but I am sure I will think of other things to throw myself into.
What are you saying yes to, today?
Happy Sunday. XOXO
Thursday, September 24, 2009
sweet life can be. Today I was reminded. That flat tire was a gift. XOXO
P.S. Sweet Pea and T are in love :-).
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I don't have much more to say, I am in an introspective mood and as you all know by now that means I disappear. Love you. XOXO
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
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