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Birthdays And Goodbyes!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

So, here we go again, hopefully for the last time. Moving can’t come any sooner for me! My birthday was on the 6th of this month and I had hoped for a wonderful day. Not saying I did not have a good time, just saying that it was more like a roller coaster ride than anything. A friend of mine ( not so much anymore) wanted to take me out for lunch. She come and picked me up, told me to get whatever I wanted, and then when the chack came acted alarmed about how much it was. Being the considerate friend I am, I offered to help, needless to say I paid for my lunch ( not in the budget, with moving pressing on my mind), Then she decided we should go to her favorite store where she proceeded to buy a cart full of clothes and other stuff and wanted me to loan her money to pay for it all! I put down the one thing I had in my hand, and she managed to cover everything, it just put a damper on the day for me. Once home I proceeded to tell my other friends and boyfriend ( who says we are broken up, but hasn’t acted in the least like we are), gets a text and I see a woman on his phone, when I said something, he pulled the phone away and tried to blow it off. Really!? So, strike two for my birthday. Later that evening, my sweet friend showed up and she took me out to eat and to a movie, on her, and brought me a card and an Ivy plant (very nice). My other friends bought the cake. So, to sum it up one person took my money, another took my heart and my real friends did what they could to salvage a really crazy birthday! To all my friends that texted me, commented on my sites and the ones who tried to make it a wonderful day, I say “Thank You!”!

Okay now on to other things. No big lottery jackpot just yet, I think I earned it this week though (to the supreme beings “Hello, it is really my turn!”), so I went and picked up my tickets today. Wish me luck! I have not painted in a few weeks or done any drawings. I am catching up on my reading, have to give the books back to my friends, before I move. My baby girl has been calling and she sounds good. My oldest daughter has also been calling and she sounds wonderful as ever. All in all, life is good, just a few hiccups!

Now, American Idol, wow, what a shocker! Not sure what to think of the votes for this week. I do realize all but one has to go, just real surprised that Pia went so quickly! It was a crazy show. But, I stick to my guns, many of these contestants will have major contracts and we will be seeing more of them. There are just too many good ones this time. So, to the remaining participants “Good Luck, and See You In The BIG TIME!)!

To all of you, hope life is giving as much as you need and hopefully more. I miss you all, and send my love to you and all the people you love, 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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The Next Chapter Begins!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 14, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well, off to it. Lots to do this week! I need to gear up for a yard sale/art sale this weekend. New room mate arriving soon, and lots of unpacking (to sell) and repacking (to move) has to be done in the next few weeks. I am so very excited about it all!

Finally, had time to watch American Idol from last week, sorry to hear Casey is in the hospital, but happy he made it through. Great opener, lots of wonderful talent on there this season. It is really hard to pick just one winner, for sure. With any luck several of them will pick up contracts, some really serious talent. Hope you liked it. Also in TV news, lots of major catastrophes the world over. The latest, earthquake and tsunami in Japan. There is so much more to come from this. There are way too many people missing and unaccounted for, whole villages destroyed. I have been praying lots lately for all of these affected areas around the world, as well as our own economy here. Sadly we here in America, seem to spend the most overseas for aide, to the tune of trillions in debt. It looks like some one else may have to pick up the baton this time. Not sure how that works, but who is going to loan us money against trillions in debt? If they did, they must be lousy bankers or investors. Guess we will hear about it.

Today, is painting and house work for me, got to get ahead so I can make time for all the extra work in the weeks ahead. So, less time on here I am certain, but I will do my best to keep it updated.

Just a quick word of compassion to Japan, Haiti, the west coast, the south (flood zones), Africa and Egypt ( so war torn and insane right now), and any other area that is devastated by disease, flooding, natural disaster, governmental hardships or war. Bless you all, you are in my prayers, and I can only hope the suffering does not last long for you!

To us here in the US, I only can say I love you all and hoping the economy is working for you, and if not it all will turn around for you asap! Seems like it is time for some good news on the News for a change. Have a happy day, sending my love to you as always, diana

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Spectacular Saturday!

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

Well, the weekend is with us. My special delivery arrived as hoped. She came on Friday around lunchtime, and we have been busy visiting each other and meeting the new boyfriend. She looks as beautiful as ever, we got some paintings together she wanted, and got frames switched out yesterday. Now she is busy measuring the dresser she wanted to take home with her. I am so very happy to see her, and realize even more how much I miss my girls.

Funny thing today, we drove into Knoxville, on the way a funny thing happened. It was like I could breath again, the fresh air and the sunny sky, taunted my brain. It seemed to get in there and whisk away all the cobwebs. Suddenly as my mind cleared, a stranger thing happened, it felt like stone was falling off my body. Wings broke free from my back one and all of a sudden I felt like I could fly! Not in a crazy, get my meds way, but like this was the beginning of a new opportunity to fly. It wasn’t like I thought it, I felt like I could fly, in every way possible. All the things that seemed to hold me here, started to fall off of me, and I found myself saying goodbye to a town I love. A town I will miss, but a town that is now part of a different me. The new me is so ready to burst out, and venture out into a big huge world and see what adventures await me there!

She is finding things I forgot I had, a baby book, from her. She needs to take that too! So much is hers for the asking, and I hope she cherishes every bit of it. She now has a collection of paintings, I need to remove from my shops. There are also several things from the kitchen and crocheted projects that she has claimed. It is a pleasing sight to see her so excited about these things.

No big news on the lottery. I haven’t had a chance to watch American Idol yet this week, still on DVR. I noticed the tabloids have out all kinds of stuff on The Bachelor, apparently he is engaged to Emily. I will still enjoy seeing it all play out, I was thinking from the beginning, that she would be his choice. He was extremely attentive to her. That is usually a good sign.

Took pictures of the newest paintings, finally got them frames, so here they are! Hope you like them, one is for my girl, the one that is all broken up in pieces. I will add them this week to my shops online. I really think the next painting I do will be a fun Giraffe, I may even start it today! Everyone here seems so mellow and quiet, I might be able to play with my paints while they are here. So, off  of here I go, got some cooking to do, and then I think some painting. Have a wonderful Saturday, sending out my love to you as always, diana

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Whatever The Weather We Will Be Together!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 10, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Today is D-day for me! My daughter is going to come and visit me, I am so beyond excited! So much to do. I dropped off some art at the frame shop. It will be ready later today! I cannot wait, plus that means all I have to do is take some pictures and them new stuff to show you and new stuff for the store! Hooray! The weather outside is frightful (bet you’ve heard that before), but as long as she is careful, I will be seeing her nice and early in the morning. I just can’t wait!

Got the bills paid, not much left to save for the move, but hoping that will all change soon. New roomie moving in next week and yard sales on the horizon. Save, save, save! Lots to do before the big move. Would love to trade some art for a better running car, not so thrilled about taking her up there, she is not very young and I think she is tired. Going uphill takes the wind out of her sails! Since, I am not moving to the plains (more hill country), this could be rough on her. So, I keep wishing and praying that something will break loose. Winning the lottery could really hep! I am still waiting. News is the check is in the mail. Seeing as it is God promising, who do you complain to, when there are delays! Big smile for all of you who just freaked a little, I am a silly girl and will remain so. He knows I am joking around, not about receiving the money I am not, just the part about the check being in the mail. It will arrive at the best time possible, for sure!

Picked up my numbers for the weekend, ready to win. It would be so wonderful to have the money to spend with my daughter here! I am happy no matter what, it has been a while since I have been able to spoil my girls, and I look forward to that day again, plus spoiling my grand-babies! I am definitely keeping my fingers crossed! You do the same!

Quick note, I have a couple of friends, whose husbands a really ill right now. Would love it, if you could send some love and good wishes their way. I know they would appreciate it too! Both are wonderful women, and their husbands are really great guys. It seems age and illness are getting the better of both of them. It would be really nice if they could stick around a while longer.

So the weather man is apparently calling for rain (so I hear, need to watch the forecast to be sure). I am hoping whatever may come is gentle, so my sweetheart can make it safely to my door. On the other hand, I do know she would be thrilled to see snow again. Keeping my fingers crossed for the best of both scenarios. No matter what seeing the smile on her face, is all I dream of! In no time at all, it will be the reunion with my other daughter, that makes it a winning year, full of love and life and beauty! Can’t beat that with a stick! Hoping you are having a lovely day, sending joy and love to you as always, diana

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What Do March Showers Bring?

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

The old poem goes “April showers, bring May flowers”,  just wondering what they thought of March showers. Are they just a precursor to April showers? My silly thought since I got up this morning is that silly poem, and reminding myself it isn’t April yet so it does not apply. I love spring, it is all about new beginnings for me, and one of the most restless times of the year for me. It seems no matter what year, in the spring there are always changes and deliberate one for sure. It is worse than cabin fever, it is a driving need to do something new, even if it is a hair cut, color, clothes, to a move, career change, just something.

This year seems promising, a major move, new job, and hopefully new career in art too. It is very exciting, and almost more than my brain can handle all at once, but I did say almost. It will be a wonderful new year for me, of that I am sure. Grabbing something new in the spring feels like a renewal, like a start over button, every year I feel this intense need to fix anything that seemed to not fill it’s greater purpose the year before. I do not believe in stagnating, and every spring I can look at my life and see what has not been working since the last spring. Out with the old, in with the new seems to be a good statement for me in the springtime. If it hasn’t improved my life in a year, than what are the odds it will the next. One year is a pretty good marker on how well something is working for you. If even slight improvements are noticed, that deserves another year, but stagnating or sliding backwards is not part of my plan.

Okay, so next, no word on a big lottery win for me. However, to any one who did win some or a lot of money, just a quick “YAY!”. I am very happy for you, good luck next time to all of you who did not win, hoping your minute is coming as well!

As far as work goes working on a painting for my youngest, she will be arriving in less than 48 hours, so I have lots to do, just to get ready for her visit. Today, is all about finishing projects for her. I am very excited! Getting ready to make some banana bread today too, and made some chicken and dumplings last night. so, she will eat well when she is here, she is also requesting eggs in a window (some call then eggs in a basket). Stay safe sweetie, see you soon!

Today, as you may well know is Ash Wednesday. If you celebrate this as part of your religion, hoping you have a blessed day! If you do not, send some love to those who do, for the religious aspects of our lives are important to each and every one of us.  No matter who you are, I am hoping you have a wonderful day, a day full of love, life and the pursuit of happiness! Sending out my love to you all, as always, diana

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Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing And Other Charlatans!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 8, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well another day on the planet, and words swimming around the court case involving people who died in a sweat lodge. A friend of mine called me earlier today, to mention the court case on True TV about the manslaughter case against a self help guru in Arizona. First and foremost, my heart goes out to all the families that were affected by this senseless tragedy, I am truly sorry for the pain and loss this has caused you. One thing that struck me as I watched this programming was, asking the experts, how to tell when some one is basically full of bull. This brings to mind so many religious leaders in our history, many dictators and so many other people we give our power away to even in family or work relationships.

I just want to say, that it saddens me to think, that so many people willingly give away their power, their belief in themselves and their own gut instincts, and some how believe some one elses  point of view is better or more accurate than their own. Personally, we all give away power at some point in our lives, so in this case it becomes a matter of duration and degree. For most of us, we relinquish it on occasion and soon realize that this person is trying to take over our free will to think rationally or to function in a way that pleases us. For the record, it is never okay for you to feel like who you are is not good enough to judge for yourself. Everyone goes through periods in life where they are seeking knowledge, growth, love and a sense of belonging, this is a normal part of being human. What is not okay, is for some one else in helping you and guiding you to tell you that when something feels wrong to you, that you are wrong or some kind of a failure. What is good for you, may not be good for them and visa-verse. It breaks my heart that anyone person can feel so lost in themselves to basically be pulled on a leash by some one else, who really has no concept of who that person is. No one can know you better than yourself, growing and healing is personal only to you, and only you can know what kinds of things are good for you and work for you. There is no one size fits all spiritual experience, and even with so many religious and spiritual options available, you have to decide if any of them fit, or none of them fit, or if pieces and parts of many different things fits you. Honestly, spiritual growth does not require a check book, credit card or a purchase. If any one really wants to know what to look out for, leave your check book at home. Going to a retreat is fine and dandy, but even if you are in the middle of no where, you have the power to say, I am done! I paid for the privilege to see what you are about and what this is about and I am not buying it. I am not okay with it, you can walk out of the sweat lodge, encampment or the state for that matter, that is what free will is about!

Anyway, if you have any thoughts about this or anything else I post, please let me hear from you. Honestly I could go on and on. In closing remember when you were two, and some one took a toy from you, or even a cookie, you stomped your feet and demanded it back. We train our children not to be selfish, but that does not mean we should be selfless. If you don’t like something, just say no, no tantrum required, in civil way possible, be you and stick to your guns. Hoping your week is starting off wonderfully, sending my love as always, diana

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