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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What a cold day we are having

Hello my dear friends!  I apologize for not being around much for the past couple weeks.  Way too many tests just to find out I'm getting old..eheheh!!!  First my Neurologist told me I had severe neuropathy in both feet and legs up to the knees after doing EEGs.  Then all the blood tests came in ruling out many things, and confirming others.  I do not have Lyme Disease like my sister, Mary and her daughter, Megan does.  The pain has been the Fibro that I've had for more than 30 yrs.  I am borderline Diabetic...so have changed my diet drastically cutting back on carbos and just about cutting out all sugar.  I feel better, and have already seen a drop in weight... So many things are going to be better.  We won't be fixing Thanksgiving Dinner here at home Thursday because we have been invited out to a friends home.  Sharree and Ken usually invite us to a big Christmas bash, but this year they plan to be away so they are doing Thanksgiving instead.  They have an awesome home, absolutely gorgeous, and I love going there to see how she's decorated it each year.  She and her hubby own several Gyms... and are really fit, and gorgeous!!!
Well, I'm going to try to share some of my new paintings before I post this...here's hoping each and everyone of you have a Blessed Thanksgiving and a wonderful Christmas Holiday remembering that Christ Jesus' Birth is the reason for the Season....What a wonderful Blessing He is to all of us who believe HE died for all of our sin on that old Cross so long ago at Calvary!!!  Hugs to all.  Sorry I haven't been able to add photos...don't know why...will check into it.

Monday, September 23, 2013

It's about time....

I say that because I haven't been able to get into my blog for weeks, don't know how I created the problem, but when I went to Google and changed my password I was able to sign in.  Will I ever understand how Google works.  Now when I click on my email it gives me my Pinterest mail...grrrrr  I think it has something to do with my two different emails.

Ok, I haven't been doing much in the way of painting lately as I've been dealing with this balance problem I've had for over 2 months now.  You may remember I fell and hit my face between the eyes. There's been several falls in the house where I was near a chair so it broke my fall.  The last fall was terrible, fell flat on my torso hitting my tummy and my left knee.  The knee swelled up immediately, and bruised from the top all the way down to the ankle...and boy did it hurt...now that I can see the "replaced knee" has a huge knot on top...gotta go get an xray to make sure I haven't damaged it beyond repair.  My sister, Mary was talking about a Sanctuary within our hearts or a place we can go to be alone with God to pray and worship HIM.  I've found my sanctuary in my living room before anyone gets up, not even the dogs. I can read my Bible, them pray to God for guidance in all things, but most of to give thanks for our Heavenly Father who loves us unconditionally, and gives us the answers to many of our questions.  I think back at the times I was able to go visit my sister, and her family, and she would be up, and out on the back porch reading and praying before anyone was stirring around.  I feel so blessed to have my sister who encourages me with her awesome blog. My prayer life is thriving, and my soul sings with love for my Father!!!

I wanted to share with you all that my first daughter who wasn't in my life until she found me many years ago.  We did the visiting back and forth then she didn't contact me for more years than I care to count.  Just days ago I received a call from my beautiful daughter, Jenifer and you can only image how joyous it was to hear her voice.  Well she and her hubby, Kim have 4 boys, and 4 grandchildren, and in Jan she and Kim will be coming from AZ to visit us!!!  It's as tho all those years have dwindled away...we are keeping in touch and I'm thanking God for yet another miracle in my life.  

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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...

Finally!

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
Blessings
 




 

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 blog..no 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 work...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!!!



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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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