Sunday, October 18, 2009

Is there something in the air?


I have been in such a funk lately. I've been blaming it all
on all the rainy / grey days we've been having this past
month. But, this weekend has been glorious and I still can't
seem to shake it!

This morning my original plans were to get on here and post
about all the glories of life - I was able to get outside
yesterday and work in my yard. It was so very nice to be out
in the sunshine...But my mood soured almost immediately after
I got out of bed and haven't been able to shake it yet...I
wasn't in the mood to blog, read, garden, do any type of
art/creative project...all I wanted to do was sit around &
mope!

I finally made myself get out of the house for the afternoon.
Ended up going to the Edom Art Fair. I'm glad I did -
I ended up buying some prints from this young man.

Here's what I got - Dance of the Muses



He had already sold the original - but I ordered a nice
canvas print...it's going to look great in my bedroom.

I know this mood will pass - it always does, but in the meantime,
I may go nuts! Sorry for the whining - but maybe since I've got
it out in the open and out of my system, the grumpies will leave
quicker!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

For my Brother.....



Rick Johnson
1953-2009

My brother passed away this past week. 56 yrs old. At this time,
we don't know the cause, but autopsy results should be in soon.

For the last 10 years, my brother and I have had a very rocky
relationship. At one time, he made a very bad life decision that
affected my parents badly and I let him know about it in no uncertain
terms. In addition to that, I was always felt he could do more with
his life. For whatever reason, I couldn't seem to let go of my
anger.

My brother fought demons all his life, sometimes he was victorious
and would live in peace and happiness. Other times he failed
miserably and felt it. This is something I have never been able
to understand - I guess because I'm fortunate enough to not have
to live it.

We were able to come together earlier this year. He sent me a
very sweet e-mail when my husband was battling thyroid cancer and
it helped ease the way back to a better relationship.

What does all this have to do with Wishcasting Wednesday? Jamie's
question today is what do you wish to let go of? My wish today
isn't just for me, but for all of us.


If you're holding on to anger, disappointment or negative opinions
towards someone in your life, I wish for you to let it go. This
negative energy is impeding your life - your relationships and your
own personal growth. And it doesn't solve any problems - only love
can do that.

Be at peace, my brother. I will miss you.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Happy Mad Hatter Day!



Let's all raise our tea cups to craziness!