Sunday, November 29, 2009

This Quote is So True

Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don't want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone. --Miller Williams

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Gourd Art

Gourd art!! My stepbrother's wife, Paula, makes these cute animals out of gourds!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

a Mind Picture

I see in pictures. I get pictures for others and myself.

Today, I got a picture for Leslie and me. We have been working on a project we can't really talk about yet. This picture may or may not have anything to do with it. I don't know what it means.

We were in a field. We were in one of those horse carriages from the old days. It had no horse, it was being pulled by a light. It looked like a bright yellow spotlight from heaven. We were peaceful and we were backward. We were facing the back so the carriage was going forward with the light but Leslie and I were sitting facing the wrong way.

Any interpretations are welcome!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I am so thankful for all of my blessings! Oh, and this sky pic looks like a turkey!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Emma's Ornament

I am amazed by Emma. Her art is beautiful. I love her little ornament. We made them at school today!

Life Happens

things move along in an unpredictable manner

things happen that you never dreamed

things end up in a different color than they started

things teach us

life happens

what can we learn from each day

each minute

what about today can be an inspiration

for tomorrow

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Congratulations To Ellie and Emma

I want to congratulate my kids Ellie and Emma for making the Centre for the Arts production of Jungle Book!!! Woo hoooooo!!!!

Cara was too young to audition...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Time to Let Go of Self Doubt

Sometimes you have to make a decision
and have faith in yourself to
follow through with the dream...
no time for self doubt just
pray and go for it....
what do you have to lose?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mama and Cara by Cara

Veterans Day

Thank you to all of our veterans who have fought for our freedom. We appreciate and are blessed by you!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Update On My Journey With Depression

Hello!! I wanted to give an update on my fight with depression. I had a rough year with it. I tried several different things. All seemed to work at first and then I would end up depressed again. Then, back in September, I went to the gynecologist. I told her how I was feeling and she did tests on me. She found out my hormones were wayyyyy off. She put me on meds for that. Now, two months later, I am doing so much better!!! I am more even and I just feel positive and back to my self. I am so thankful to my doctor who listened and tried to find out what was going on with me. I am happy and my kids can tell a big difference in my energy. I just want to encourage everyone to keep seeking opinions until you find out what is wrong. Depression does exist and it is a medical condition but also sometimes, other medical factors (esp. in women who have had kids) can be there too. I am amazed at the difference in my health. Everyone be your own advocate and pls never be embarrassed to share details about how you are feeling with your doctor.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Little Poem

Live every minute of every day

try not to let stress get in the way

of living life and sharing peace

lots of hugs to say the least

laugh alot and enjoy the sun

play with your kids

and have some fun!!!

Enjoy Every Minute of Today

Taking in the good is not about putting a happy shiny face on everything, nor is it about turning away from the hard things in life. It's about nourishing inner well-being, contentment, and peace -- refuges to which you can always return. --Rick Hanson

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

just some moments

Some of my favorite moments....

I told my kids they were getting so big. Cara said "mama, I am still little (6)" and I said "yes, you are the youngest" and she said "mama, no matter how big I get, I will always be your baby". Then, she gave me a huge hug. Warms my heart.

I am blessed to have a friend, Leslie, who is so much like me. It is nice to have someone who always understands. I appreciated our talk tonight Leslie!

I am trying to live in the moment, seek to understand, be present and feel each feeling. No more numbing for me. I am ready to fly.