Thursday, December 31, 2009

First OWH cards

leap'n lizards and believe
today is New Year's Eve eve
i wish all an amazing 2010 year in the Lord.
may He grant you the desires of your heart
according to His riches in glory.
what a year this has proven to be.
He is Great
able to do exceedingly abundantly above all things.
i believe.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Operation Write Home

i am working on cards to send to troops for OperationWriteHome.
i think this would be a worthy cause
i am sure there are many soldiers that would love to send a
card to their loved ones but are in parts of the world
where they are not able to take the time to shop for one.
they love the handmade ones so my time will be spent wisely
the size envys i need were on sale at Staples -
a box 100 @ $5.00 so i bought 2 boxes.
i think i will go back and purchase the other 3 too.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Art Lottery PC

here is my art lottery pc. i chose 5 numbers and then sharon sent the techniques that represent each number. origami, couching, organic, large item and straight, thin line. this was so fun. i'm doing another one. can't resist the challenge.

hubby is away on a golf trip with his best bud, so i have plenty of time to do what i want. well, not exactly but i have a little more time with art endeavors. looking forward to the New Year.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


i took this pic from my balcony aboard the Caribbean Princess
at the end of the day leaving Barbados.
sad to say i broke my camera two days ago while uploading my pics to the computer.
i celebrate life today
grateful for early morning sunrise
being able to get up and see it.
a warm home
plenty of food to eat.
opportunities to help others
by making a few cards.
how will you celebrate your life today?

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Jesus

Merry Christmas to one and all,

every creature stirring

all people groups around the world.
John 10:10
remember Jesus' Words:
I have come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.
this morning i awoke before 6am aware there were no presents under the tree.
that really bothered me yesterday as hubby spoke - "go out and buy something to place under the tree if you want." Which i replied, "it would be buying just to be buying." and he ended it with, "yeah that's right." well that settled that.
instead i went to Hallmark and selected a special card for each of my family members to let them know how special they are to me each and every day.
The World looks different today.
Its full of hope and possibilities,
love and encouragement,
peace and goodwill to men.
You are my world.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


all the packages were underneath the tree.
In the San Juan Marriott was a gorgeous, extravagantly decorated Christmas tree.
i love the ginormous balls hanging from the branches and the beautiful white bows.
this year i hope and pray that every day i can give the gift of love away.
leave behind the negative, critical attitude.
i hope and pray that God would show me how to be more like Jesus in every way.
loving, kind, generous, encouraging, not a nay-sayer, joyful, selfless.
my gift to you would be
He gave himself along time ago to reconcile this world to the Creator of the Universe.
enjoy Christmas bc this is the time of year we celebrate Jesus' birthday.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

3rd Day

the third day we experienced rain but along
with it was a beautiful rainbow in the sky. God's gift to us.

closeup of rainbow

i believe it was Antiqua.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Read for Yourself

i really find it disturbing how Big Pharma, CDC and our government are in bed together all for the sake of "the citizens" best interest. what a laugh!! we are like sheep being led to slaughter. why do we believe everything they say? can't we research things for ourselves? i guess in the long run people want "quick fixes" even if it means it kills them.
my frustration level with the medical world seems to be growing. Big Pharma gives large sums of money to doctor's hospitals for them to train students not to question their train of thought, just do as taught. But when one does begin to question they are black-balled or even worse made to look like charlatans.
wouldn't you really like to hear the truth just once. i've learned so much since receiving my diagnosis.
well the biggest thing - take time to research info for yourself. then make your decisions based on fact not scare tactics.

here's an interesting read. i was very concerned about my son taking this stuff and i'm so glad he was not able to get it.

i sound radical but really i'm not; just trying to educate myself on all the info out there.

Monday, December 21, 2009

I'm Home

i'm back home from our Caribbean "different crazy" anniversary cruise. Anyone for a little art lottery? waiting to see what techniques my selected numbers will bring. fun idea Sharon.

San Juan was great. we would love to take our sons to San Juan for a week. we arrived a day early and stayed on the 14th floor of the Marriot overlooking the pool and ocean. great view.
on way home we took shore excursions to the fort and ole' San Juan - i was able to go back to "The Poet" gallery. one true desire i had on this trip.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Antigua Wed

Well i feel there is this cloud, in more than one way, hanging over our heads. today its cloudy and showers. but the excursion has been wonderful, simply because i am sharing it with my hubby. we've discussed the diagnosis a little, wept a little together and just snuggled together. hubby is now ready to try a western Caribbean cruise.
i just splurged on a chicken salad sandwich and chocolate truffle. two things on my not-2-eat list. i must do better.

Friday, December 11, 2009

I wanna Do Steampunk

this little peeping tom is the closest thing i've done in a steampunk fashion.
His little brain is in cog-nitive motion looking into UUs kittykat klub window.
i squished him against a plastic frame to look like a window, added a curtain that drops down and added words to the cog for a little humor. The tag reads "naughty". Here is what he is starring at.

well this is part of what he's gawking at. UU's page was so fun to make.


i'm off tomorrow morning early for another anniversary cruise.

See you when i return on my actual anniversary.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

i'z s-cream, you s-cream

we all scream for ice cream. i remember saying that as a young child. anyway lisa has a cute journal page posted about Mr. Cone Head. i just love her Teesha Moore-type page. go over an check her out.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Robin's Wonder

my doggie now

yesterday was a wonderful get-up and out of bed day. i arose from bed listening to this wonderful music - the birds were chirping and singing their happy songs. even my dog enjoyed listening - he was so cute to watch as each new sound arose in the air from outside my window.

i stepped out on my deck to watch and listen - a large group of robins were in the yard. one particular little robin was on my split rail fence bopping along and as he came to a leaf he would stop, pick it up with his beak and drop it to the ground full of leaves. he did that all way down the rail fence and then turned around and came back to where he started. wonder what that was all about!! i used my word for 2010 - wonder. the earth is full of God's wonders.