Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lists....

I've been seeing a lot of lists online these days...."10 things about
me"; "10 things that make me Happy", etc.....so, to play along.....
here's my list of 10 things about me that make me happy...

1. I am a country girl at heart
2. I have the greatest man in the world as my best friend,
lover & rock!
3. My children and family are the glue that hold me together
4. I am an artist!
5. I love pie. any kind. any time.
6. I love Mother Earth and find God there in all aspects of Nature.
7. Time with the girls is a necessity for me...their love and acceptance
nourish my soul.
8. Music gives me wings
9. I am healthy and learning to love my body. as is.
10. I am liberal in my thinking and feel our differences should
be celebrated as much as our commonalities.

How 'bout you?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Baby, it's cold outside!


I'm not complaining (too loudly)....it rained before this little bit
of snow came in last week.....and we do need the moisture so
bad....but, damn it's cold!



I would never make it as a Northerner....plus, my
East Texas accent would give me away! : )

Stay warm everybody!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Dollhouse Project...the beginning

Every morning when I get to work and sign in
to my computer, I take a quick tour around
the blogosphere to see what my favorites are
up to.

Dear Graciel wrote about her plans for the new
year with her dollhouse project...I decided I
wanted to be a part and play along....however,
I don't have a dollhouse, don't have room for one
and didn't want to go get one....I was wondering
what I might be able to use as a virtual dollhouse
in order to participate.

Isn't it odd how our dreams can provide the
answers? I woke up from a dead sleep in the middle
of the night knowing this house renovation project
my husband & I are doing would work perfectly
for my plans....

In an older post, I mentioned the fact that we are
working on my Father's childhood home for our
future retirement home. It's been quite an eye
opener in many ways....the time involved, the
"out of the box" thinking of ways to work around
certain obstacles (it's not that easy to re-wire
a solid concrete house).

We are both so ready to leave the city life and
move to the country...I've seen already in this
project I will learn a lot of patience...something I
have a hard time with.

I've already come to realize that I have to accept
the fact that not everything will go smoothly or
as quickly as I would like or even that I will get
to do eveything I want with this house remodel.
That sometimes I will have to accept these
imperfections.

But in the end, we'll have a wonderful little house in
the country...and all the hard work, tears and cursing
will be worth it!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!




This past weekend was my birthday! I turned 50 years
old....(wow!!).

It's going to be a great year and I'm so looking forward
to it....as I told my son when he called to wish me
birthday wishes..."With age, comes wisdom".