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Happy New Year! Thoughts for Thursday!

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”

I hope to make 2010 a better year for my family and myself. I don't like making resolutions because I don't keep them.I do think though that I have goals that I should try very hard to make happen. I know that there's a lot I can do  if I push myself and not let allow myself to get consumed by my anxiety,depression and feeling of hopelessness.One of the things I need to work on is my health ,especially my weight. I don't want diabetes to be the death of me.I have enough damage caused by it already.
I also need to stop isolating.that is a big thing.There are so many things,I could go on and on.
The main thing is to spend lots of time and  have healthy ,harmonious relationships with the people I love.Without them,nothing else matters to me.
This year the most awesome thing was that one of my dreams finally came true. My siblings (2 of them) responded to m…

Zentangle ATC's

Recently I joined a Zentangle  for beginners ATC swap via
I made two for my partner and enjoyed the process so much I just kept going.
I had made one or two before this so I still consider myself a beginner.I have seen so many gorgeous zentangles made by other people.It's amazing the different designs they come up with.
I found it very relaxing to zentangle!So I will be making many more!

Musical Monday:Man in the Mirror

This is the last Monday of 2009!I have to be honest...I'm glad a new year is coming.2009 has been a trying year.I don't forget my blessings ever but it's definitely been a toughie in many areas and I look forward to 2010 being a better year.I know that for the coming year I want to do more volunteer work.Helping others has always helped me.
I forget about my troubles .That is tremendously healing to my soul.I also need to work on my Hands 4 Peace project which I totally neglected in 2009.I have always felt that I was born with a mission. make a difference even in the smallest of ways,and that's what I want to do.I realize that in order to help others I need to start with myself.Start with the (wo)man in the mirror!

Friday *Funnies!

Well,we're supposed to be getting lots of snow this weekend.Everyone was in a frenzy at the grocery stores in anticipation of getting snowed in. I hope it isn't too bad.Just enough for the kiddies to make snow angels & build snow people!
I decided to share funnies on Fridays.Here's my first share!Although looking at the time as I'm finishing up it's already Saturday morning...ugh!No matter,this is still Friday night for me !Here are the funnies!

Enjoy the snow,if you got it!

Free Glitter Graphics, Christmas Glitter Graphics

Thoughts for Thursday

"Don't limit yourself.

Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do.

You can go as far as your mind lets you.

What you believe, remember, you can achieve."

Mary Kay Ash


Saturday 9: Don't Talk to Strangers

1. Tell us about a night that you spent with someone who was a stranger, yet by the end of the night you were very close.
Hmmmmm....I've never spent the night with a total stranger before ,however there was a time I met a homeless gentleman and we had lunch together.I learned a lot about his life and how he came to be in the situation he was in.That experience really humbled me and I will never forget it.On many  occasions I have met people and have had some awesome conversations that brought us a little bit closer.I think each person you meet leaves you with a little part of themselves.
2. When is the last time you rode the bus? I ride it everyday to and from yesterday!

3. Describe the last time you stood up for a cause. I seem to do that a lot.Very often!I stand up for immigrants.I believe this country was built on the tears,blood and sweat of immigrants...and I think people tend to forget,everyone in the USA ,except for the Native …

Musical Monday: Baby ,It's Cold Outside!

Baby IT is cold outside!But I've no complaints,because 'tis the season!For this MM I chose:Baby it's cold outside!Love this old song.It also happens to be part of the ELF soundtrack which happens to be my kid's favorite holiday movie!=)

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Carry on Tuesday :Name In The Sky...

I'm in no way a poet,but I do love poetry. I found this meme and decided to give it a go.
Nothing out of this world but I enjoyed participating!I like this idea from and think I will participate again!If you're reading this and think you would like to participate check that blog out!
This week the prompt is the opening lines of a very short poem
by Jessica Blade entitled "Your Name"

I wrote your name in the sky
but the wind blew it away!
I started to cry in dismay
then  realized   your name is etched in my heart
the memory of you is there to stay...
It will never fade away!
I painted your name in the night
embellished with the stars that shine
like your eyes
looking into them made everything right...
I wrote your name in the sky
right under a rainbow
it reminded me how you colored my world!
and now I know
as long as I look up at the skies
I will always feel you near ,
it fills me with hope...
 settles my fear
I wrote your name in the sky
Now I know there is…

Desiderata...words I live by

This is one of my favorite poems.It is beautiful and full of wisdom.When I start to doubt myself and my head is full of dark thoughts I read this and it helps me put things in perspective.

Musical Monday "Cat's in the Cradle"

How does it happen? How is it that a child is born and in the blink of an eye that child is all grown up? Gone is the sweet smelling baby swaddled in a receiving blanket ,gone the cherubic faced toddler,the child with that first lost baby tooth...the shy yet spunky  pre-teen and before you know it they are all grown up and getting ready to go out on their own.
My oldest daughter is turning 21 this coming March and I can hardly believe it!Seems like yesterday we were playing pat -a -cake and watching Barney together and now I'm helping her with her college papers.My 17 year old graduates from High school in June and my "baby" is turning seven.It's all happening so fast!
That is why I cherish every moment because time flies .I try to make every moment count but life gets so busy at times it's hard to keep up with everything,it can be  so overwhelming!But I do  feel it's important to spend quality time with my children.To listen to their stories,concerns and ideas…

Gobble,Gobble Bettie Page...

I'd been thinking of several things I wanted to share on my blog and now they have flown right out of my head.I suppose I should just post the couple of things I have made for swaps via until I can remember the other stuff.There is a reason why I say my life is peacefully chaotic or is it actually chaotically peaceful??? Anyhow...I joined two snail mail swaps this month.The first a turkey "skinny"...titled Gobble ,Gobble , of course!

And the other an artist trading card with "pin -up girls' as the theme.I chose Bettie Page as my
 pin -up.She was a gutsy lady,very risque for her times.

I enjoyed making these with the very limited materials I have so far unpacked.
I need to get moving with arranging that little room so I can have my materials handy.
But for now I make do.=)

*Ruby *Tuesday*

My favorite thing about Autumn is the color change of the leaves!
I  love the red ,gold and orange colors!

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Friday Fill -Ins...

1. The last band I saw live was Mana.
2. What I look forward to most on Thanksgiving is seeing friends I haven't spent time with in a while.
3. My holiday shopping is not getting done until the last minute...unfortunately!
4. Thoughts of  silly worries fill my head.
5. I wish I could wear high heeled boots!So sexy!
6. Bagpipes look really good with those kilts!!!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to reading blogs and my book, tomorrow my plans include taking an art workshop and Sunday, I want to just rest the whole day!

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"Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
Quote by :Mother Teresa

Smiling is contagious!When you give someone a smile most of the time they smile right back .There are times when people don't smile back....and I feel very foolish.I have to admit it even bothers me when that happens,but I have to remind myself that maybe that person is having a tough day.
I keep smiling because it makes me happy and it feels good when people do smile back!

I found these 10 fun facts about smiling:
1. When someone smiles in is universally known as an expression of happiness which is recognized by almost all cultures.

2. When a person studies laughter they are known as a ‘gelotologist’.
3. There are over 18 different types of smiles that are used in a variety of social situations. For instance, people can use a smile to say a hello, and they can also use a different type of smile to show their understanding of a particular situation.
4. A …

Musical Monday Different People

No doubt is one of my favorite bands. I like every single song on Tragic Kingdom.

Different People is one of my favorites on that album. I believe in embracing diversity.
This world would be so bland if we weren’t all different.
How awesome would it be if we could accept our differences and learn from one another? If instead of being fearful of the things that are unknown to us we take the time to find out what that culture, religion or belief is all about? Like this song says, there are so many different people with so many different minds,and so many different blows my mind just how much there is to learn about in this world about other people and places!It's amazing to me!
Listen to these lyrics,I agree with this part:
"Once in a while I sit back
and think about the planet
Most of the time I trip on it
To kick back and think about
How massive it all is
And how many others are one it"!
Yep!Just imagine that!

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Straight out of the Camera Sunday meme

Today was a beautiful,sunny Autumn day ! We spent some time outside to enjoy it because there won't be too many more like this. I  guess this bee was enjoying the day as well.It was loving this flower so much! Just had to snap a shot!
This meme is hosted by murietta365. The way it works is you post any picture taken by you without altering or tweaking  it in anyway(except for cropping).Straight out of the camera!be sure to link back to Murietta365

Showing gratitude, a thank you card,a skinny ,my kitties and....

When I was a child I was taught to show gratitude when someone did something nice for me or I was given a gift, no matter how small tthe gift or gesture.The important thing is to show your appreciation.

That lesson has stuck with me.I like showing my appreciation,whether it's with a simple call,a big hug or when possible a hand made card.
Last month my very dear friend,Carolina,who is my mother's best friend and is like a second mother to me,bought me a cell phone. I was very much in need of one and I am so grateful to her for adding me to the family plan she has my mother and my daughteron. Now I can be reached at any time if my kids need something or if Caro, my husband or my mother are looking for me....hmmmm pehaps I am too easily reachable ???=)
I am enjoying that phone!
I like that I can  look at my facebook (lol) or update my twitter (I still forget to do that!) while I ride the bus to and from  work. 
The point of this post however was to share about showing gratitude whe…

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY~ A little Halloweeny!

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Happy & Blessed Samhain!

Samhain is the Celtic fire festival from which Halloween derives. Marking the passing of summer into winter, a time of death and then rebirth, it is traditionally a time of reflection, honoring the dead, and looking ahead to the coming year, both in terms of personal change and goals, and in terms of the Earth’s future.At Samhain, ghosts and spirits pass over into the physical world. But while traditions such as fires and carved pumpkins are designed to keep away the evil spirits, other souls of the dead are welcomed and honored.

The Celts believed that the veil between worlds was thin at this time, particularly in the midnight hour between Samhain Eve and Samhain. As spirits of the Otherworld pass into that of the living, so began the perfect time to connect with the souls of deceased loved ones and ancestors of long ago.
Today, those celebrating Samhain will honor the ancestors through ritual, meditation, spells, altars and shrines. It is a wonderful way of remembering loved ones who …

Friday fill-ins

Friday Fill -ins...

My first time participating in this meme! we go!

1. It was a dark and stormy night, just the kind of night I love!I stared out the window and enjoyed the magnificence of the lightning in the sky!

2. Nobody wanted to go there,so I offered to take the books myself.

3. Rushing out, this morning late as always...!

4...I think I heard a my haste I stepped on the cat's tail!

5. Shhhh...hide behind the door and say Boo!!just as they walk in the door!

6. I've eaten lettuce all day and it's halloween!Now give me something GOOD to eat!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to playing my games on facebook and writing in my blog!, tomorrow my plans include cleaning the house and then going Trick or Treating and Sunday, I want to go see paranormal activity....sort of!I'm scared!!