Friday, August 31, 2007


One Little Word: Balance

I found the quote in one of my meditation books. It said everything that I felt.

Seek Balance
Balance emotions with reason.
Combine detachment with doing our part.
Balance giving with receiving.
Alternate work with play, business with personal activities.
Balance tending to our spiritual needs with tending to our other needs.
Juggle responsibilities to others with responsibilities to ourselves.
Balance caring about others with caring aobut ourselves.
Whenever possible, let's be good to others, but be good to ourselves too.
Today, I will strive for balance.

I have other things to post so I'll be back tomorrow! Happy Friday!!!

Friday, August 24, 2007


So yesterday my LO was Layout of the Day over at My "Weaknesses" that I listed are: Shopping, Coffee, Soda, Cranberry Juice Slushes, Scrapbooking Supplies, M.A.C Makeup, the Internet, Dessert, Magazines, Books, Shoes, & My Kitties.

Today I woke up with a crick in my neck. OUCH! I went to the chiropractor. I can turn it to the left now but it is still a lot of pain. I slept all evening due to a muscle relaxers and now it is almost 2a.m. and I am wide awake. Can't take any pain pills so I also laid on Nana's back massager. It helped a lot. Nothing exciting has been going on lately. Just scrapping. Hoping to get back in the groove tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

40 before 41

So Elsie had a blog party today. She also had a challenge which was to make a list of things you wanted to do by your next birthday. You needed to come up with the number of items of your current age. That is 40 for me. YIKES!!! I can't believe I came up with them all considering that is only a little over 4 months from now. I actually believe that I can do most of these also. So here is my list:

1. Give up soda AGAIN!
2. Start 365 self-portrait challenge
3. Write down Nana's stories
4. Start scrapping the pics in the chest
5. Get & keep my room clean
6. Attend as many AA meetings as possible
7. Read a book a month (at least)
8. Go see Keith
9. Go see Renee
10. Take a roadtrip
11. See Plaza Christmas Lights
12. Ride a roller coaster
13. Learn to scuba dive
14. Start exercising
15. Meditate daily
16. Find a Nana sitter
17. Finish collage projects
18. Finish painting projects
19. Swim as much as possible before they close the pool
20. Stay Sober
21. Participate in Doo Dah parade
22. Have stamp party
23. Make all my xmas cards
24. Keep current on blog
25. Learn new haircut technique
26. Go blonder
27. Finish my AA steps
28. Watch all Tivo'd shows
29. Make birthday cards for everyones bdays
30. Apply for GDT Spot
31. Get LO published
32. Apply for DT position
33. Start saving
34. Start "The Dares"
35. Go to Austin, Tx. to see Anna & Colleen
36. Enjoy all the holidays
37. Get a new tattoo
38. Go scuba diving
39. Swim with Dolphins
40. Go to Mexico for 41st birthday!

So, what's on your list?

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


So I decided to join the world of blogging. I've been thinking about it for awhile. I want to do a swap over at Red Velvet Art and you have to have a blog to do it so I figured it was the push that I needed. I read a bunch of awesome, inspirational, crafty blogs (almost) every day so now I can pass them on to whomever might read this. And if you are reading this, well, THANKS!!!
I think it will be a great place to pass along all the great stories my 93 year old grandmother (Nana, aka Lillian) tells me. I'm her sole caregiver. I am also Kitty Momma to 4 cats: Autumn, who is my sweet baby; Lily, who is the main alpha cat of the house and was my moms before she passed away; Boo, who is solely Nana's cat and only comes near me when he wants treats; and Windsor, our newest addition. He is definately the life of the party. I am NOT a crazy cat lady, but I do love each and every one of them. No husband and no kids so I have lots of love to give. I am an artist, crafter, hairstylist, traveler, and caregiver. I am constantly evolving. I'll share more about that later!