Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!!!!

They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast,
And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Happy Memorial Day!!!
Thank you to all who have served our country!!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Why I love the Blog Community!!!

I am quite tardy on blogging about my special Blogging Angel!!!
Miss Mildred at Nalley Valley surprised me with a delightful treat last week. She is a ray of Sunshine in a rather chaotic time of my life..........she is such a thoughtful and kind woman and when I read her blog I am transported to a much gentler and simpler time (something I am striving for in my own life). After leaving a comment among many she picked out something that speaks to me on many levels........Cardinal Birds have always symbolized the love that God has for me....when life is getting to me, it was never very long before the song of the Cardinal and that flash of Red reminded me that I am not alone.

When I opened my package I found this..........

Isn't it precious???!!!!!!

Look at the AWESOME card!!!

Here is a shout out to my friend Mildred!!!!

Thank you Miss Mildred.......I love your spirit and the beautiful person you are......don't EVER change!!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Those of you who visit me frequently (big THANKS by the way) have probably noticed I don't have a specific style.....I tend to be a bit (OK, maybe more than a bit) eclectic. My problem you see is that I like to many things (which could explain why my brain is always spinning) and I want to put it all on my blog.

Since I am home alone today and I had a VERY productive day yesterday I seem to have given myself permission to play. I have created some new headers......amongst catching up with my blogging friends (I do love that I have gotten caught up on my blogging....I love to visit my blogging friends!!!!), playing on Facebook and watching TV (I tell you I am a real slug today!!!).

Let me know what you think....after looking at them you may think I have multiple personalities....which might not be that far off!!! They are all different the one I have currently is one of them (I thought it was whimsical and sweet) and here are the other 2:

Here I am getting in touch with my heritage...I guess you could say this is reminiscent of my interior decor......I don't have real roosters or hens but I have a lot of fake ones!!!!

I thought this was a cute one...kind of fun and flirty......
maybe I was trying to channel my 25 year old self!!!

What do you think???
I thought they were fun to make and wanted to share, comments are always welcome.

Part of what has spurred this on is I am purging getting ready to start a new life in a new place but I am having a hard time letting go of some stuff. I will keep the family heirlooms and the stuff that really brings a smile to my face.....but there are those things that I am on the fence about; items that I have carried from place to place with me for years. Who knew purging could bring up so many feelings!???!

Don't get me wrong I have parted with a lot of things so far and maybe it isn't so much the letting go as it is letting go of these treasures to strangers that I am having a hard time with. If a friend came to my door and asked for any of the items in question I would hand them over gladly (let me know when you will be here). I tend to be a bit of a pack rat but not as bad as I used to be.....I don't need someone to come into our house and unbury us.......I have things in their place (for the most part) and like to keep things that have a purpose or some sense of value to me. Do you have problems letting go of things???

What is the one thing you would never part with (people and animals don't count...I am talking things)?

If you had to move tomorrow how much would you keep??

I guess I have gotten off on quite a tangent and hope that you were able to keep up with me. I am interested in how you all deal with change...good, bad or otherwise.

Happy Mother's Day

A little girl, asked where her home was,
replied,"where mother is."
~Keith L. Brooks

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers, no matter what form you come in.