Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Musings

Sometimes Life seems pretty tough, Linus.... Thinking about borrowing that blanket of yours....

What does a woman do who can't be with her man? Cut and Paste an enlarged photo and put it right in front of her at eye level, so that she can have those wonderful steely blue eyes looking straight into hers whenever she needs it.

How does a gal let her man know she is missing him?? Insert a little photo-note in her blogpost which he is known to frequent, telling him so.

What does a girl do who is down in the doldrums for a weekend and feeling blue? Clean, put away, shop the closets and attic, get a piece out of storage, paint and repurpose a mirror, and create a new corner in her room.

What does a bloggy sis do who would LOVE~LOVE to have a pair of peach faced lovebirds, or doves, but CAN'T, because there would be a HUGE EPIC FAIL when the cowboy renegade KOBE dawg ate them all.
She settles for faux feathered friends....

How does a woman soothe her spirit? Play quiet lovely and spiritual music from Pandora, which a bloggy sister urged her to click on. (thanks Sandy) Loving Enya and Fernando Ortega, etc.

How does a girl get recharged and energized and prepared to face another tough week out in the world? Go fellowship with her family at church, engage in worship with her Father, and be inspired to go be light in the darkness...

How does a person find joy? Get out and get involved in a service or ministry to help others. Giving of oneself is TRULY so much more rewarding than receiving...the funny thing about life is...when you go to give, you actually feel like the one who is being blessed in your heart...

How does a bloggy sis reach out to all of the beautiful women who have connected with her and become kindred spirits, touching her heart and her life??? have a virtual cup of tea waiting for them when they pop in and knock to ask what's going on.

Love to all of you. So grateful for the sisters in my present physical world and my virtual blogger world who truly encourage and give hope and joy and laughter to me. May God bless you and encourage your soul where HE resides.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Oh, but anyway, Toto, we're home. Home! And this is my room, and you're all here. And I'm not gonna leave here ever, ever again, because I love you all, and - oh, Auntie Em - there's no place like home! ~ Dorothy (Wizard Of Oz)

"We give dogs love we can spare, time we can spare and room we can spare. In return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made." -- Mary Focklam

"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." -- Ben Williams

Tis sweet to hear the watch dogs' honest bark bay deep-mouthed welcome as we draw near home;
'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming and look brighter when we come. - Lord Byron, Don Juan

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
Alexander Pope

"No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has." --Will Rogers

Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog. --Sidney Jeanne Seward

**Justin at Parris Island....Woobie watching, watching and waiting....

**Reunited with the new Marine, 4 months later.

**saying goodbye again before deployment.

**once again, watching watching waiting....

**7 loong months later...reunited with his hero master.
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion". .... Unknown

"The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and poverty, in health and sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens". . .... Unknown

This post dedicated to "GRUMPY GIRL SAM"...December 4, 2002 - May 15, 2009

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Of Sepia and Relief and Thrifting....

Today, I am linking up my heart's thoughts with Leigh for her Thrifty Thursdays here:


Every 3-D relief item in this post was thrifted from one place or another over the YEARS.... Know what you like...Be patient...Feather with Thriftiness. :-)

A relief is a sculptured artwork where a carved or modelled form is raised (or in the case of a sunken relief, lowered) from a plane from which the main elements of the composition project (or sink). Raising or lowering the plane is achieved by removing material not relevant to the image. In the case of sunken relief, the material composing the central image is carved out.

An object such as a coin would be considered "low" relief.

In the following objects of art/decor from my home... the work would be considered "high" relief.

Anyone who follows along here at my e-journal blog knows this.....

I like blue and white color combinations. soothing and calm....

I like objects made from iron and metal. forged and strong from the heat-induced transformation.

You may or may not know....

I like sepia photos. images of by-gone days before color, and black and white photography.

I like 3-D relief art.. it makes me think of the Artist chiseling and carving and shaping...very much like God works on me....all the time...to make something more lovely, more detailed than what was first put on the workbench...giving depth to areas where I need it...raising up the main character and attributes HE wants others to see in a daughter of HIS...

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. Psalm 139:14

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

For You, LORD, have made me glad through Your work;I will triumph in the works of Your hands. Psalm 92:4

The LORD will perfect that which concerns me;Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. Psalm 138:8

oops! Did I just become PG-13 ?????

But now, O LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8

God's blessings to all visitors who dropped by my little blog today. A place where I can share, have fun, express something that is on my heart, and be grateful for wonderful people out there who also do the same! It's a small world. Hugs to all my bloggy sisters.... Have an outstanding day...

Don't forget our military heroes who are both nearby and in remote places of this world defending and protecting the freedoms of all people. God BLESS, STRENGTHEN, and PROTECT them.