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Sleepless In New Hampshire!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 2, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well, one of those nights. Slept for about six hours and cannot go back to sleep. Finally I gave it up and decided to get on with my day. So, here I am blogging before I get to work on some art. Hoping you are all enjoying a wonderful new week. Still busy here and promising to get much busier. Hopefully will be getting a call tomorrow to do some illustrations for a children’s book, through an acquaintance. Also, trying to get another job or a second one to make some more money, got to save up and get settled some where more permanent for winter. also, still working on pictures for the children’s book I am working on. Have a painting to finish for a friend, and have to check out the library. In September I will be displaying my art there and I need to know how much space is available so I can display my art.

Now, just an observance, what is up with people and the internet. Dating online seems unlikely to me. I can only speak for myself, as I am very sure many people have found some one special online. But, for me it is worse than meeting people in person. It seems that at least in person, people try to put their best foot forward. Online it seems, they rarely if ever even try to do that. For example, I am on several social media sites, they all say single, because I am, but under why I am there, it says, networking and friends. I think that is very clear, no intentions of dating. Now, unless that is secret code for I really want to date you, not sure why I am constantly trying to fend off men for various reasons. I have sold art off of these sites, but too many mean and frankly women as well, seem to either not read what I wrote or completely disregard it. One message from yesterday came saying “Hi”. So I responded with a “Hello”, the next response must be filtered, but went something like this ” I just want _ussy!” All I could think, and no I did not respond to that, was does that really work. Are there women out there who go, “Yes, the man I am looking for!” and then they chase these guys down. I was confused and humored by this. Another man sent me a message saying “hello”, I responded back with a “Hello”, very next message was “Were you thinking of me today?”, I mean I just got your message, how is that even possible? If I had gotten it sooner, it would still be unlikely, I mean I barely have time to think about me!

Anyway, would love to give you a chance to share some of your adventured and misadventures on any social media site. I am sure it will make you feel better to share it and I am positive it will make me smile and a few others as well. I cannot be alone in this insane online world, dealing with idiots. I am sure they will not agree, but there should be some kind of etiquette even online. It is still a conversation, and if you wouldn’t walk up to some one on the street and blurt these things, you really shouldn’t blurt them out online. I know it feels like you are shielded or even invisible, but the truth is, you are very visible, more visible than you may believe. Is this how you want people to remember you? Just asking.

To all of you who follow and read my blog, hope you have a great day! Sending my love to you and all you love as well, as usual…………diana

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The Clock Keeps A Tickin’

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 20, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well, time is running out. It is almost time to go. Our departure time is at approximately 3 am on Friday morning! Rough morning for sure, I am a morning person, but I prefer my mornings around sun up! Still packing what I can, right now it is a crawl, tomorrow we will be picking up the U-Haul trailer to start loading up. Hopefully, my assistants can handle the packing part while I can finally finish the packing up of things. Right now space is needed to really do much more. I am gong to go through my clothes tonight and bag up what I don’t need and drop it off at Goodwill, then with any luck I can squeeze in some car cleaning, before I load it up tomorrow.

Otherwise things have been going well, I am a little emotional. So many feelings at once. I am not a fan of goodbyes, plus just being anxious and excited about moving. I feel like I am going to explode sometimes. Hopefully my friends won’t kill me before then. Luckily, I think they are empathetic to my insanity!

One small glitch, the house is not quite ready for me, so I will be staying with my daughter for a couple of days, while they finish painting. The good news is, it will be    freshly painted, I am so very ready to get it all unpacked and looking nice and homey! Happy to say that money seems to be working out, wish it was more, but it is enough! Thank God! Now, I just have to get settled, put on my game face, find work and start making money and peddling my art! I am thinking of doing readings as well, for entertainment purposes only, of course.

Haven’t finished the painting I started last week. Plan on getting that finished once I get settled in (at my new home)! It feels so good, that I am going to have my own place again, just me and my projects. Plus, I get to be close to my grand-babies! It is all so very cool!

Hoping your week is going well. It seems our economy is really in the news of late, as well as the weather! Sometimes it seems everything is going wonky! It just means we have to pull up our boot straps and hang on for a bumpy ride! Get ready America, the rodeo has begun! Sending my love to you as always, may be a while before I can pop back in, not sure how long it will take to get my internet set up. Have a wonderful day, love, love, love to you, diana

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A Day On The Mountain!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 15, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well, today was a fun day, full of adventure, painting and road trips! The day started out as a usual day, quiet, no flea market that got canceled. So, sitting and thinking about or rather trying not to think about how I am going to make it to NH, with the money I have (not enough). When my friend suggested we go to the mountains to paint. Maybe we could make a little money, but mostly we have talked about doing this for a while. We never seem to have the time to go, and with only a few days until leaving time, she figured now or never!

So, we loaded up my girl, sad and old as she is, and off we went to go to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Once we started driving, my friend became aware of how sad my poor car is at going uphill. She started thinking, that she would not make it up the step hills in the national park. So, we changed our plans and headed to Greenbriar park in the Smokeys. W It took us a little while to get there, and I noticed my car was running a little warm, so I told Sherry, when we get home later, remind me to check the fluids.

We arrive and find a nice spot under cover, at a picnic table and unloaded all our painting supplies and started to work. The winds today are ferocious, storms on the way and my acrylics were drying about as fast as I could load them on the brush. Both of us were having problems with gnats getting into our paints and onto our canvases. A few people came by, nothing crazy, and then this one couple came to talk to us and watch us work. They were from Indiana, and he brought out a cane from his car and asked Sherry if she could paint it. She was working with oils and knew it would be a while before the paint would dry, so she sent him over to me. It was a nice walking stick, with an old man’s face carved into the top of it. So, I told him $10 to fill it in with paint and I started to work. All told it took me maybe a half an hour and the work was done, it turned out really cute. He liked it, then he handed me a twenty, that was cool, I asked if he wanted his change and he said no. Off they went and I was thrilled to make gas money plus to go out to the park today. It was a lot of fun!

The ride home was interesting, we tried to come back the back roads to avoid all the traffic in town ( Rod Run is this weekend), unfortunately they were doing some blasting, and managed to cause an avalanche on the roads. We were forced to go back into town and fight the traffic back. My poor car, here she is low on water, and I am doing the crawl for miles in traffic. Thankfully we made it home without a glitch, and the storms are really starting to come over us now (just in the nick of time)!

Tonight, is an early night, weather willing, I will be at the Flea Market tomorrow. So, I will need lots of rest. God willing, I will win some money in the lottery tonight and I can go to NH with out money problems in a Brand New Car, and retire my girl (that would be the greatest! I think I will pray on that tonight! Anyway, hoping you are having a wonderful evening, where ever you are, sending you my love as always, diana

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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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Shirley MacLaine On Oprah!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 12, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well, not sure if you saw it or not, but yesterday on Oprah, Shirley MacLaine was on. it was a very interesting show to see. I was fascinated by her views on so many things. I remember seeing her interviewing on Oprah many years ago, and I was not so interested in her views on reincarnation. After all the reading and self study I have been doing, reincarnation is definitely something I am interested in. My curiosity for alien contact here has always been something I have wondered about. Now, to be clear I am not running out to catch alien attention, or trying to the world is in danger. I am just saying I am aware that life outside of this planet exists and that is something I think about from time to time.

I have to say I really enjoyed her interview with Oprah and am thinking seriously about reading some of her books as part of my study into all things spiritual. It seems we have many things in common, and I am very happy to know that she has written about her experiences, so that people like me can compare notes.

Just received a phone call from a friend in need. She is having to deal with some serious medical problems with her husband. She called for advice and for me to do a card reading for her. It was amazing, she needed help with getting the doctors to understand her concerns and immediate help with some issues he is having. I did her cards for her, and was giving her recommendations, she started to pray and ask for help, when her other phone rang. The doctors called her back, and all arrangements were made to get him in to see some specialists this week! It was amazing how fast things came into order, she feels much better, I feel happier for her and I am thankful for being in a situation where I could see a miracle happen in minutes! So, my advice for today to all concerned, stay positive, ask for help when you need it, and visualize the situation happening the way you want it to. You never know how or when a prayer can be answered!

I have a lot to do today, and have to get running. Let me know if you have anything to say about this topic or any other you may have read about here. It is always good to get feedback and even better to help some one else who may be in a situation like yours to hear what you learned. We can all help each other with advice, by teaching and learning from our experiences! Lots of luck and love to you and yours today, sending my love to you as always, diana

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The Countdown Continues!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

So, the weekend is over, so many tings to do and so little time. Everything seems to be sneaking up on me. I am so excited about moving, I cannot say it enough. However, as the day draws closer I feel more and more sadness about all the goodbyes ahead. The sadness, brings with it the fear of the unknown, the urge to remain where I am, keep that familiarity close. That voice has been so quiet and now everyday it gets louder and louder. The other voice welcoming the move, seems sometimes to be drowned out by this new sound. All I have left is to listen to my gut, and that is the quiet voice, hardest to hear when things aren’t screaming out at me.

But, when I look inside of me, I see the quiet peacefulness of the days ahead, and the new beginnings. It almost feels like, some one is speaking to me, some one calm and all he says is “It is going to be okay, you’ll see.”. I have to trust it, with everything else screaming at me, I have no choice but believe. So, once again, I am being drawn forward on faith alone. Leaving the worries behind me, I know they will follow, but I put them aside when they appear and move forward, knowing that it is as it is meant to be.

No mega millions for me, just yet! But I feel the day draws closer all the time. With the move going into the real planning part now, I do really wish the money was with me, just to simplify things. I am sure that for all who have won already it has gone where it needed to go. So the best of luck with it.

I have finished reading my last Sylvia Browne book, that my friend loaned to me. I must say it really confirmed a lot of things for me, it also opened so many new doors and ideas for me as well. I feel that this time in my life will be filled with more opportunities to grow and learn, as well as teach and help others too. This makes, all my struggles seem so small and insignificant as well. It is all so new, and also so very awakening for me too. I have always wanted to be a part of something to give back, I do believe I have been overly blessed, and therefore need to share those blessings with others. The ability to learn quickly, and communicate well is always an advantage to some one who will teach. This I know is part of a greater calling for me, and I can only guess at where it will take me. So, looking ahead, I will be focusing on using my talents to help others grow and learn things they wish to learn, but also seeking out learning for myself to be the best I can be!

Getting ready to sign off, and do some things around the house. I also have to do some research on moving trailers to get me to my new home. I love you all, and as always wish you the very best, 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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