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Friday, August 30, 2013

A Splendid Adventure Studio: More of little journal

A Splendid Adventure Studio: More of little journal

My sister continues to be a tool that God is using to reach other with HIS love.  I'm so proud of her...


Sorry  I haven't been around for some time, but we've put to rest two very dear friends just 2 weeks apart.  First Dewey's best friend of over 40 yrs passed after a long illness!  Then my dear from whom I worked with at Access Independence back in the late 1990s into the 2000s.  We remained good friend after I left and when we moved up to Cross Junction, VA 9 yrs ago we discovered she and Ronnie lived just across the Hwy from us.   I started going to her Church where we sat together every Sunday.   She'd suffered much in her 66 yrs, but never complained!!  A kidney transplant was her last surgery some years ago, but this Massive Heart attack she had took her from us.  My heart is so sad for her hubby, but know Diane wouldn't want to come back after going to Heaven to be with our Lord...she is without anymore pain!  I pray for all those who have lost dear friends and family members....getting up in years makes one take stock of their own demise.   The sad part is leaving those behind, but having confidence that we, Children of God, will all meet again makes my heart sing....blessings to all, and hope to be back soon.. 
I've been nursing a stomach virus the past 3 days, and today I'm beginning to feel human..eheheh


Monday, August 5, 2013

The weekend is here already!

It's amazing how quickly the week goes by when you have lots to do.  I'm usually home most of the week, not this week!! Weds I got together with the ladies in our neighborhood who love to create.  I hadn't been there for the last 3 months so it was nice seeing them all. Thurs it was the monthly luncheon at one of our ladies home. (some ladies from the Weds group are part of this group too)  We went to a new Assistive Living Community to visit Elizabeth who used to live across the street from me.  Awesome place!  We happened to park at the opposite entrance so we had a very long walk.  Being brave and not wanting to complain I repeated the walk back to my friend, Bea's car.   I haven't been driving much since my fall so it was really nice for her to pick me up.  Ok I started this post to share some new paintings done in the last couple days...I love the easel I  bought last year in a yard sale cuz you can stand at it or lower it and sit...I usually start them standing and by mid morning I'm pulling up a chair..eheheh!!!  Hope you all have a great weekend...we are having 2 days without rain...yeppie!!! our grass is so green, but when you walk on it it feels like a sponge..ehehhe

I finally got in.

Well it's been weeks trying to get into this kidding, don't know what was wrong, but I'm so happy to have gotten past whatever the problem was.

For weeks now I've been creating larger 9x12 zentangles on watercolor paper because standing was difficult after having a series of pain shots.  Another series will be done this month, then hopefully having the Ablasion (sp) will keep that pain away! 
One of my dear friends online had a heart attack, then surgery on Sunday to repair 3 blocked arteries.  Praise the Lord the surgery went well.  Many of you probably know Patti Koosed who lives in Oregon.  She's a member of many Ning Networks, and FB among others..  I'd ask that you keep her and her family in your prayers as she continues to heal. Thank you so much!
I'm posting a couple of my zens and the last paintings I've created.  Blessings to those who stop by to visit....May God continue to touch your lives with HIS awesome grace and peace.


Thursday, June 20, 2013

This is what I looked like the day after I had a terrible fall in the flower garden.  Dewey tried to catch me, but couldn't  I was on the sidewalk when I lost my balance and fell, and wouldn't you know I couldn't fall on the newly worked soil, I had to hit the bottom of the rod iron plant hanger which slit my head wide open.  I was knocked out for a minute, then Dewey helped me into the house where I cleaned myself up, and saw that a butterfly Band-Aid wasn't going to the ER we went, and as you can see I had to have 4 stitches. The worst of it was the needles to numb the area!
Today the headache is gone and I'm feeling much better even though I still look gross, I'm heading out to the grocery store so we will have something to eat this week..eheheh

Here's some of my latest paintings!  Blessings to all who happen by!!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Some new paintings

I wanted to share some paintings I've done recently....I gave two to the Church to be raffled off on Sat.  I was so happy to hear a dear friend, Beth who sat with me and the yard sale got them!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

eSynergy: Around The Studio Part 2!#comment-form#comment-form

eSynergy: Around The Studio Part 2!#comment-form#comment-form

Bren's lovely blog has a new look, her artist's space is awesome, so big and organized....would love mine to look more like that!!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

After Dewey's surgery!

There are many great hospitals all over the word, but I have to admit the people at UVA are exceptionally kind and caring!  Everyone we came into contact with there treated us as if we'd been friends for a very long time!  Dewey's date for surgery was changed because the first too tests to be done were scheduled to be done on Memorial Day!  NOT!!! heheh So we left home around 7am on Tuesday the 28th got to Charlottesville by 10:30 in time to check in at the Red Roof Inn not far from the hospital.  It wasn't the cheapest one, but it was close enough so if I needed to drive I could find it.  Yea, still having problems finding my way around when I don't remember where we were!  I felt so sorry for my  hubby having to have the one of those tests to rule out an blood clots cuz it's not an easy one to go thru...but he was a trooper, and didn't complain at all!
Weds we left the motel at 6am for his 7am surgery which didn't start till 10:30...couldn't believe he had to wait that long.  It took only 5 hrs once they started and recover took about 2 hrs.  He was in good spirits when he got to his room, and his surgeon, Mike  Mangrum said even tho they found more problems to fix it went really well.  Later I was told people come from all over the world to have him treat them. How awesome is that!!! 
We were released around 11:30 the following day and got home about 3 hrs later...he's been resting since we got home, but taking little walks throughout the day.  He thinks he's going into the shop tomorrow, but I really don't think he should.  Doctor said to take things easy for it would be about a month before he's up to par.....make a man listen to that is like making a dog stop chasing cats!

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Am married to a great guy and we've raised 5 of his and my children...they have blessed us with 14 grandchildren.  My passion is creating all forms of art, and handmade jewelry.  On the side I still make some bouquets for weddings and enjoy playing with our 3 pugs.  Living in the mountains gives us such a sense of freedom as we are on 5 acres filled with tall old trees surrounding our little home...we have all kinds of wildlife visiting us daily!!!

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