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Renewal!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2012 by dianaswonderworks

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Happy Friday to you! I was busy yesterday, thought I would fill you in. I got up early and headed out to the local welfare office. A friend of mine works there and I had promised later that day to help her set up for the Dinner Bell. Every Thursday night, during non tourist times of the year, several people get together and prepare a meal at the church. Sue (my friend) does the cooking for this event. The food is paid for by donations and the church there. The meal is served to those who can attend, they can donate if possible or just eat. This is a wonderful service for the older generation, financially challenged or anyone just wanting to get out and have dinner with other people. Last nights dinner was pork roast, peas, mashed potatoes (from scratch), gravy, rolls ans for dessert ice cream pies. There is also a spot set of to serve yourself beverages, and those consisted of regular coffee, decaf, fruit punch and ice water.

So, after she got out of work at noon at the welfare office, we walked over to the church to get everything set up for dinner. One of the other ladies met us there with her fiancee, with the food. They picked it up at the grocery store on their way over. Her name is Judy and his is Earl. Earl did not stay long, busy with the police, some one had stolen his truck recently and it has not been found. The thief was caught, but the vehicle is missing. Anyway, we dove in peeling potatoes and preparing the pork roasts for dinner. Six bags of potatoes and four huge pork roasts later, we began setting up the dining room. Once everything was set up and cooking, more volunteers began arriving to finish setting up the food, and serving the guests. The long and short of it, was we had a busy day, and I for one really enjoyed, feeling like I was part of something again. That really has been the hardest part about not working (obviously other than the lack of funds) not feeling like I am needed for anything. That is why I decided to do this, just to see if it helped. It helped a lot!

Once everyone was fed, we ate, and then the cleanup began. Lots of dishes, they used real plates and silverware. So we had all the pots, pans, baking dishes, serving dishes, plus the usual plates and silverware. It was really fun, we ll cut up with each other and laughed a lot. It was one of the best days I have had in a while. getting out of the house was great, but being able to do something that helped some one too, was wonderful! It was a chance to reconnected with a few faces, I haven’t seen since I was working and meet new faces as well. Nice night.

Today, it is back to looking for work, and a few errands to run. I feel so much more optimistic and worthwhile too. Maybe with any luck I will paint today too. Wishing you and yours the best of times today and all weekend. Sending you my love as always, diana

 

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Giving Hope For A New Year!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2012 by dianaswonderworks

 

Well, for all of you, hoping you had a wonderful New Years Eve! Hoping this new yer brings all the beauty, success and love you seek. For those of you who don’t know, I am an artist, trying to make my way in life, with my art. I recently lost my job, an opportunity to make my life the life I want now waits for me. I also, an\m new to the area, where I am beginning this new phase in my life. A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a very nice woman, with five children. She is a single Mom, and the father is on the west coast. He is not helping with these children, obviously in a day to day way. I honestly don’t know his role at this time. I have been too busy trying to help her get focused and stay true to her dreams. I would rather her not dwell on things that will only bring her sadness or resentment.

Anyway, through our talks she was finally making the movement forward to get her life on track. She was working, lost her job, not much of a loss, since she was not getting a head anyway. She had made the decision to move. As of January first, she was going to stay with her mother in Maine, so she could save some money and get back on her feet. So far, so good. Yesterday (December 31, 2011), was her last day to move, and she left for Maine to make the last of her runs. It was cold, and the roads were covered in black ice. I am uncertain of the details just yet. She lost control of the vehicle and it through her from the vehicle, causing (so far as I know) two broken vertebrae. I will be sure to update you on any information as I get it. To say the least, she will not be working anytime soon. Five children is a lot of groceries and bills.

I made a decision last night to do all I could to help her and her family. She is lucky to be alive, and I do not want pity for her. I just want to help her get back on her feet, those children need her. My hope is to send you an opportunity to help. I am starting a new site today on Facebook. It is called Art For A Dollar$ (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-For-A-Dollar), it will be a page, to go and join a dollar raffle to win a piece of art (prints), by the artists who make them. As a side note, we were going to sell prints as well, for those who just wanted to purchase. From these purchases, my associate and I have agreed to give 50% of all direst sales profits, to Kim and her family. We want to help her and her family get through this tough time, and heal, so their futures can be brighter than ever. Starting the new year with joy would make a huge difference for them. We have a chance to take a tragic moment, and turn it into something glorious. I want to be part of that. I am hoping you do to.

Please look us up on Facebook, or send me a message here. Be happy to take donations, or make arrangements to sell you some artwork, to make this a reality for the whole family. Please come check us out, watch for any new updates. I will be sure to mention Kim in the title, so it is easy to spot. Haven’t checked my lottery today, so not sure of that outcome. It would be such a blessing to make my dreams come true as well. Keeping you posted, sending love to you and all you love for a new year, love diana

 

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