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Untarnished Bliss!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 5, 2010 by dianaswonderworks

Today was a busy day. So much to do and so little time. I have been neglecting my artwork a lot lately, and I miss it very much. Once done here, I am determined to get busy. None the less, had to go into downtown Knoxville today. Last night I received two calls about work. The first call was to do two shifts, one on Friday and another on Saturday, for banquets. Guess this means, I get to make a couple of dollars this week! That is good news, the second was for me to finish in person, my online application at a temporary service. My appointment was today at 11:15 am, just got home a few minutes ago. My story for this blog will be focused on an event that transpired on the way to that interview.

We were driving along a stretch of road, nicknamed Death Highway. So named, because it is a a four lane road, with no lights for night driving, and countless blind spots. These blind spots created by the constant winding road. Closer to the city, traffic lights and street lights do appear, but the speed limit is still 45 mph or higher. As we come around the bend,a sight I have never seen before, a true shock! In the middle of the road, no median in sight, just two solid yellow lines for protection, is a sight that made me gasp and want to cry all at the same time. Here in the middle of massive traffic from both directions, with only a yellow line for protection, is an elderly gentleman, with a walker. He is walking in the center, and obviously should be wearing a wide load sigh, because he is definitely over the width of that yellow line.  I slow down the truck and gasp, looking at the traffic, I realize that a women, following him, is keeping traffic at bay. She is driving (or rolling) at a slow speed to shield this man as he walks along the center of the road. I say call 911, and realize, that she has probably done so, since she seems to be keeping an eye on him till reinforcements arrive. Now, I look at this man, surely he must be terrified beyond belief, shaken with tears confused and lost. I have seen patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia, once they find themselves in an unfamiliar place they pretty much lose it. I look at him walking, with vigor in his step and a HUGE smile on his face. Not sure if in his old age, he just wanted to do something he could have never gotten away with in his youth (some can be quite feisty at this point in this part of life). Or, if he was truly just out of it, and had a completely altered perception of his place and time. All I do know, is that whether he was just trying to get away with something, or if he had lost the cheese off his cracker, he was happy! The look on his face was like the look on a college boys face at the beach during College Week! He was walking with pep in his step, big smile spread on his face and looking at the sites around, like he was at an amusement park! At this I started laughing, it was the cutest and funniest thing I had ever seen. I know he was in danger, but not really all traffic was slowing down, to accommodate, but I swear he looked like he was having the time of his life. So, I say GO YOU! He was happy no matter what planet his brain was on, and I am sure he has been taken to his rightful place of living for now. At this point, I feel worse for the folks who had to retrieve him, I am sure they are worried sick then and now. If they are reading, all I can say is this ” Wish you could have seen his face!” you would have worried less and smiled a whole lot more.

Okay, so now on to other things, I have not as yet, won the Power ball or the Mega ball. I continue to have faith however, the year is not up yet, and hey it could be next year. For now, I am hoping for it to be this year, and enough said about that. It was a glorious fall day today, not too hot and not too cold. There was a nice breeze and I enjoyed the weather immensely. I may get on here later with a blog about how the job interview went, that was exciting too. Enough for now, sending my love to you, have a wonderful evening, and if you wish to comment, please do.  diana

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Monday Blast!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 4, 2010 by dianaswonderworks

Well, it is the beginning of a new week, and a new season too! Fall has landed and no sign of summer since it began. Today it is in the 60’s and tonight high 30’s and low 40’s, in my neck of the woods. It is looking like winter will be on the cold side this year, maybe we can even hope for some snow! Around these parts, snow is slim to none. Good news in the clan, my daughter finally started a new job today, she has been looking for five months or more. So, congratulations to her! That is one stress off my mind, hopefully this is only the beginning for me and the ones I love. With any luck at all, may this week bring lots of good news to a lot of people. That would make it a great week, in my book.

Today, I am going to the docs to see about my tooth, supposedly full price, since I do not have a job. Not sure how that works, but I will go, need things checked out for sure. When I do get to go to work, I want this to be water under the bridge. Also, I need to finish my sunflower painting, sorry guys, I know it has been a while, I have been so tired. Hopefully today and tomorrow, I will be feeling better and be able to get some work done. I am looking forward to a new project too! Also, with all the transportation problems lately, it has cut into my sleeping time and so my energy is hot. Not to mention the time I lose everyday, running here and there, hours lost everyday, it makes it hard to get things done, when you are running the roads! Today, that is over as well, I am so relieved and can’t wait to get some sleep!

Loving the cool weather so much. It is really inspiring me to do some different work, just to get into the new season. It will be exciting to see, what will develop this fall. The changes of the seasons always excites me, feeling the change in weather, brings images and colors to my mind constantly. It will be fun to see the rewards. I did submit my pictures to the contest, I mentioned last week. The pictures on my post today reflect the choices I submitted. Technically the first  one s the submission, and the rest to show more of my body of work. I sent it out this morning. The good news is, that apparently they do this every four months. It is a great way to bring in fresh blood, and new styles. Plus great for the artists, it gives them some real advertisement and notoriety. Hope fully one day, I can call myself one of them!

Ready for a  nice day to rest and get my body back on track. Sick and tired of being sleepy all the time, and not getting anything done! Time to start humping! All my love to you all, maybe I will get back later with a special blog, dedicated to some one else. Oh, and when you are done, if you can, I would love feedback on which print you think should win the vote! Love always, diana

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