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Trials To Grow On!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 13, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well another day has begun! This week has been a trial, ans I can only hope to be successful at not letting things get to me. One thing after another keeps popping up, and preventing me from getting together the money I need to move. First the yard sale was shut down by the city, All those tax dollars at work, No drug dealers or cookers to bust, no embezzlers or con artists to shut down, just me and my yard sale! Not a complaint, just saying, is there so much excess in our government that a yard sale is worthy of some one, pulling up signs every week and them making house calls to say, you can’t do this. I don’t know what we are coming to as a society, when some one trying to make a little money to make a move and not draining the government of dollars by collecting food stamps, or an unemployment check or even disability, is the target of city time and money! Just a thought, I am thinking, if I was in charge, I could find a much better way to spend and employees time and hourly pay than that. Anyway, got through that, hoping to do the flea market instead now.

Now today, having car issues that are eating into the money I planned to save for gas. Not sure what this test is all about, but I am determined to make this work some how. All I can do now, is pray about it, meditate on a happy outcome and persevere, in all hopes that holding the faith will bring it all together! It is becoming a daily struggle not to let despair and frustration get the best of me. So far, I am holding up, just got to hope nothing else will become a deterrent to the goals I have set. I really believe in my gut this is the thing I am called to do right now, so I have to believe that something will give and all will work out to the best for all concerned!

I have to say, that no matter of all things popping up in my life right now, I am so very happy! Things seem to be in a whirlwind right now. It all changes from minute to minute, and still I am feeling strong, joyful and excited about the outcome! So, no matter the circumstances, it is all meant to be. Today, I am going to do some laundry and some packing up. Stay the course, just like the wise man who said that first. No matter of the storms around me, or the wind pushing me off track. My course is set and I will overcome!

No news on my lottery winnings yet ( means did not win it yet), but I am confident one day soon you will be hearing otherwise! All this just makes me want even more to succeed in my goals and my quest. The harder I have to work for it, the more I want it! So, I will move forward, and I will win the prize! The lottery is mine, the gallery is mine, my career is a great success and I will be the best vision of me I can be! Hoping you are all having a wonderful day, all my love to you as always, diana

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Wounded

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

I went for a walk today. Wondering through the trees, I felt peace and quiet well over me. As the stillness crept over me, my heart went back to yesterday and I began to yearn for things lost. Then out of the quiet I heard a whimper, and the grass moved. I looked around me, and saw there in the bushes a small rabbit. It wasn’t quite a baby, but it was young, new to this place we live in and helpless still, in many ways. When it saw me looking, it cowered back, shrinking back into the the brush behind the tree. I waited for a moment wondering, should I follow, go towards this little creature afraid of me. Then I wondered, is it hurt, does this tiny little rabbit need care or aide? My curiosity got the better of me, a common problem in my life and I moved forward. Very slowly, careful not to make a sound or any sudden moves, just in case it was hurting or that in its fear of me it would panic and hurt itself. Not wanting to carry that burden, I moved forward with caution, ever mindful of this tiny animal and its view of me.

I finally was close enough to to peer around the tree just enough to see the pile of branches and leaves that was hidden from my view earlier. I stopped, no sound came to my ears, my heat pumping rapidly, wondering “Did it run, and I not see it?” But, as I peered closely, and let my eyes adjust to the shadows, I saw it. At the same time it saw me, but this time it did not run, it started to shiver and shake. My heart felt sad, for fear is not what I intended. Then I saw in the darkness of the shade a wound on his leg. The back leg had a gash, the poor creature was scared and hurting, and probably too tired to run unless absolutely necessary. Slowly I backed up and found a tree further away to watch over it.

As soon as I stepped back it began to relax, it’s heart rate slowed, and it’s breathing calmed. Then after a few minutes it stretched out it’s leg and began to lick it’s wound. Slowly and carefully at first, and looking warily my way to make sure it was safe. Then as the wound was cleansed, more rapidly and diligently it cleaned itself and thoughts of me seemed to pass from it’s mind. I watched in awe, and feeling sadness and empathy for it’s pain and suffering. Then realizing, that this is the way of things. Pain will come and pass, we all suffer from it in some form or another. Like this little creature, we all need time to regroup, heal, find our strength and remember what we are capable of. Then like a shot of lightening, I realized this little creature was me. In this moment my wounds hurt, and cause me pain. I try to hide from all who would interrupt this process. It is my pain, it is real, no one but me needs to understand my process. It needs to be done, not only to heal, but to also grow and realize that some pain is avoidable and if I am smart enough and diligent enough, I can avoid some, and overcome all!

Hope you are having a wonderful day, sending my love as always, diana

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Memoirs Of Second Knowledge!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 9, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Just putting it out there. Since I was a child, I have had an ability to know tings that should not be known. Skeptics can say it is coincidence, I however disagree. For it to be a coincidence, it would have to be far less frequent and inaccurate. Case in point, going through a break up is always hard, for me it is really hard. For whatever reason I always know the real reason things are happening, so when they try to lie their way out or say I am just imagining things, it does not work. What I see are facts, and when they hit hit with the facts, when I finally say this is exactly what you did yesterday, they seem confused and shocked. Shortly followed with a response something to the effect of “That is so weird!” or “How do you know that?” or “Who told you that, do you have people watching me?”. Funny how the truth comes out if you force it. Funny how I have to give a detailed description of what I see, to paint them into a corner they can’t get out of. The worst part is the lying, I despise being lied too. So, while they preach they want to be friends, how can anyone be friends with a liar? Anyway, today was one of those days, I was forced in my mind to make the record straight. He needed to know lying was not helping him through this situation, and so today, the record was made clear. More than probably it will freak him out, but at least he will either not say anymore, or just be honest when he talks to me. For me, being lied to is a very hurtful thing, and to have that over will be a great relief. The truth can hurt, but it is easier to deal with than falsehoods.

Been doing a lot of study on this of late. I am not sure if it is psychic, or what name goes to seeing and hearing things that are not in front of you. I know it is a gift I have, I know it happens daily, I know it is real. I just don’t have a name for it and not sure how to be in control of it more, or how to use it in a way that feels like helpfulness to others. Many people seem very taken aback by it, scared, freaked out or just curious about it, very few seem to understand and respect it. Funny gift to have, since it seems to be so secretive a subject, even taboo in many people’s minds. Hopefully my search will give me a greater understanding of myself, and how to best use this gift to make my life and others lives better.

Next comment, know I did not win the lottery last night and no I do not have the ability to see the numbers yet! Never know, it could happen, but pretty sure the handbook has rules against just handing out lottery numbers to psychics. When I get the handbook, I will let you know for sure! Been reading a lot the last few days, and t has helped me with the personal struggles I am going through. A friend gave me some Sylvia Browne books, they are very interesting, and I hope will be helpful in me finding more about myself. Hoping you are having a wonderful weekend and sending you my love as always, diana

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City Politics And Following A Dream!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well, the yard sale is over! the original plan was to yard sale daily until, all my stuff was liquidated or it came time to pack to move. Apparently the city has other plans. Yesterday a man from the city came by to notify me that yard sales can only be done 3 days out of every month. Since this weekend was the first weekend of the month and moving isn’t for a couple of more weeks, no more yard sales for me! It amazes me, no matter what is on the books that in an economy as stressed as ours is here in the United States, that simple things that could make some people’s lives a little easier, become a major deal to a township!

So many people are trying to do the best they can to just make a buck, to pay a bill, buy something they need, or in my case just have gas money to move. You would think that there would be a little lei way to let people get by. It is not a crime, it isn’t hurting anyone, it really is of no consequence to anyone  at all. it is a shame, and anyone who is in the local governments should be supporting people who are trying to keep their homes, pay their bills and make ends meet. Surely, that time spent taking up my garage sale signs, and coming to my home could be much better used. Maybe that time could have gone to fixing a degrading road, or investigating meth labs or something that really has a negative impact on our society. It is a shocker, so with a horrendous storm approaching yesterday, we tore down the yard sale and I am hoping to do one last splurge at the flea market this weekend and donate the rest. I am done with it, my back is gone, lower and upper, I am in a lot of pain. No amount of money at this point is worth me being crippled for any amount of time. I still have loads of packing to do and then moving. So this chapter is coming to a close for me as well.

No lottery jack pot for me as yet, but I am confident it is on the way!

No new art in the works either, too busy with everything else. But, the itch is getting stronger, it is very likely that if I can get my back to calm down, that very soon I will do at least one more before I actually move. The stress is piling up, and it has no where to go, I am getting irritated and tired. So, getting my body back in shape would be a wonderful treat on many different levels. Hoping you are having a wonderful week, sending my love to all who are suffering at this time, and all who are not, diana

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Yard Sale Or Bust!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 1, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well, it is Friday, and with any luck the weather will be good for a yard sale. I am hoping this weekend is a blow out weekend. So many things have changed lately, and I am very ready to move on. So far this morning, I put the yard sale on Craig’s list and a separate add for an art sale too! Just checked the weather looks like a cold day and possible rain later this afternoon or evening. Tomorrow will be much warmer and dray! Also on Saturday, there will be that 7 mile yard sale right around the corner from my house, with any luck that will bring business to mine as well!

Heard about the tornadoes in Florida. I have many friends and loved ones there, hoping you are all safe today. There will be more than a few phone calls today to check on everyone. Sending love to you all!

Last few days, I have been thinking hard on quitting smoking, bad habit, but a habit none the less. Got my work cut out for me. habits are hard to break, but I am really over it. Send me positive thoughts and good will on this one, I need all the help I can get. I am mentally ready, and physically too, just have to jump the psychological barrier and it will all be good. Wish me luck, I will keep you updated.

Got to take my car into the shop soon too. this is a long move and I need her in the best condition possible, for a car as old as she is. I am hoping, she won’t need much and the bill is reasonable, need every penny just for the gas to get where I am going. More happy thoughts!

Haven’t done much art lately, been way too busy with everything else. I am looking forward to getting settled in again. It seems my nerves are fraying a little bit. This is a big move, and very stressful, and my best stress release has been denied to me. My attentions split with a yard sale and making that work, and also all the little details to make this move possible and with any luck promising! Missing the peace and quiet, and also the solitude. Love my down time, and there has not been enough of it lately.

Got to get everything together. have lots more to dig out and price. As soon as the sun comes up, it will be time to open up the yard sale and re-post all my signs (some one keeps taking them).Got to get it all set up and hoping for a lucrative day! Today is also lottery day, have to make time to get my  tickets, wish me luck and I am doing the same for you (whether you play or not, good luck is always a good thing)! Have a great Friday, lots of love to you and yours, as always, diana

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Yard Sales And Silly Tales!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 31, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Been doing a yard sale and art sale for a couple of weeks now. Yes, I am doing them during the week as well. Believe it or not, lots of folks come during the week. I was shocked, thought I would give it a shot, since I have only a few more weeks till it is time to go, and gas is so very expensive these days.Last week I did better on the week days than I did on the weekend. Honestly, with all the rain and storms, it has been a good idea, unfortunately the weather is not concerned whether I have a nice weekend to sell. It has been great having the week days to increase sales! This weekend there is a seven mile yard sale around the corner from my house, hopefully that will make for a wonderful weekend of sales, I need it!

Today, I had to go into the office at the real estate company I rent from to be taken off the lease.  It was a quick visit and all went well, everyday, it becomes more and more real that this is not my home for much longer. I am going to be sad to go, but so excited to see what awaits me in another part of the country! The people I am going to rent from seem so very sweet, and have gone out of their way to be helpful. They have been updating me on job opportunities and art shows, it has been really great! Nice to know that so many good people are still around! I will fit in quite well, it makes moving so much less stressful! Thanks to you all!

Cute yard sale story to share. The other day a couple and their young daughter, she was four, came to check out the yard sale. It turns out she was a fan of my artwork. So, she walked up and picked up a couple of paintings I made, they were small ones, and just started walking around with them. I made a deal for them, who can’t make a deal with a little cutie. So, she was my first art sale at my yard sale. Her parents were thrilled, she actually picked out c=something that matched her room! The pictures are posted with today’s blog!

Onwards and newsworthy, so sorry to hear no one has seemed to be able to handle the damaged Uranium storage silos in Japan! Where are all the geniuses when we need them? Guess I am not really surprised, they did not show up to save the Gulf either, and that was bad enough, this is so much worse. I pray every night that some with the right ideas will show up to help us out of this train wreck we have caused ourselves. Sending out heartfelt concern, and good wishes to all concerned in these cases, as well as those damaged, by storms of late, and wars all over the world.My hope is that blessings and joy, return to these places very soon. Unfortunately, we cannot change what has come, but we can be part of bringing good things, where things are so bad right now.

No big news for me and the lottery, but I hear congrats are in order for a group of lucky folks in New York. So, Congratulations to you all! Hope it sticks and your money worries are over for a long, long time! $319,000,000.00, should go a long way in making life a little easier for those lucky Mega-Millions winners! Sending out my love to them and all of you, as always, diana

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Crazy Days And Crazy Nights!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 27, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

 

Well, a crazy week indeed. The weather has been crazy, world news has been crazy,  my home life has been crazy and even TV has been crazy. One thing at a time so , let’s start with the weather, having spring showers is not so out of the ordinary, however all the rest is. Take for instance the major storms, tornadoes and hail, wild winds, bit on the extreme side. In the northeast of the country, still snow storms, when I am sure they are used to finally seeing some kind of a thaw. Some warmer temperatures for sure, not hot, but showing signs of a spring thaw would be normal right now.

Then every day we are bombarded with the scariest news coming from Japan, with the nuclear meltdowns and the fear of what will happen to all those people, to us and to the economy as well. Followed by the ever turbulent tempers and never ceasing fighting and bickering in the Middle East, honestly it is madness to say the least. So many things going on at once, and not one person with a plan, that seems to really make a difference. We all have opinions, but they are not educated ones, so arm chair politics really does not help at all! Trying times have been around for centuries, and  when in the middle it seems to never have a solution. I guess, the history books of the future will have plenty to say about how all of this  is being handled. It will be an interesting read for sure ( hopefully I can be a little birdie on some ones shoulders).

My home on the same note is crazy as well. One thing about having a yard sale in spring, so many things moving in and out of the house. The carpet stays messy, no matter how much I vacuum. Things scattered all over the place, things that can’t stay out overnight or in the rain for that matter. It has been hard, especially for some one who is used to having things in a specific place. Got to go through it, and soon it will be over.

Then there was this weeks episode of American Idol. What a mind blower that was. First that America even let Casey fall to the bottom, amazing! He is not the best singer, but he is a good singer, he is also multi-talented.This guy plays several instruments, he can write his own music, and he is so original in his personality. One thing America doesn’t need is another copy cat of some one else. On American Idol there are a few very different and talented singers. The next mind blower was the judges using the only save for the season. That I do agree with, he needed to show us what he had, Good luck, Casey!

Now time to do laundry and some other things, lots to do these days. Also, I am working on a children’s book, wish me luck! No big lottery pay out for me, but some one baout the big ticket in ALbany, and I for one can’t wait to see who that lucky person is, $319,000,000.00 is nothing to sneeze at. I am sending out a big YAY, to you! For the rest, sending my love to you and yours, and hoping you have good luck this week too! diana

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