Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
"As we drive along this road called life,
~Carrie Bradshaw from "Sex and the City"
Thursday, February 26, 2009
"Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one."
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
"If you treat a sick child like an adult and a sick adult like a child,
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Lost in Fantasy Bookmark...Of 21 Entries...1 Winner:
Shirley...Paper and Threads...USA
Feather Zentangle Bookmarks...18 entries...3 winners:
3rd Eye Muse...USA
Teri C...Teri's Painted Daisies......USA
I was amazed and truly overwhelmed at the number of responses
to these little bits of celebratory art.
For this go around
all I have left to share is a genuine
Thank You...from the bottom of my heart...
to all who passed this way
and left a comment and a bit of
Monday, February 23, 2009
“Every day is a new opportunity.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
"Flying by the seat of my pants!"
"Good instincts usually tell you what to do
"Instinct is action taken in pursuance of a purpose,
Definition: Deciding a course of action as you go along,
Friday, February 20, 2009
"It is at the edge of a petal that love waits."
~William Carlos Williams
Thursday, February 19, 2009
"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves."
~Henry David Thoreau
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
"If I had a rose for every time I thought of you,
"I once had a rose named after me
Monday, February 16, 2009
...simply leave a comment here
by midnight next Sunday night February 22,
I will draw two lucky names to receive
one of the postcards pictured above
Be sure I can get a hold of you via your blog or email
in case your name is drawn.
This should be great fun!
Psssst...More fun Blogiversary goodies are planned...
stay tuned! :)
Have a Happy Cactus Monday All!
"Each day offers us the gift of being
a special occasion
if we can simply learn that as well as giving
it is blessed to receive
with grace and a grateful heart."
~Sarah Ban Breathnach
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Today...I celebrate YOU!
"Do not cease to drink beer,
Saturday, February 14, 2009
"There is an old Tibetan saying:
"You never really understand a person
I thank each and every one of you...
"How did it get so late so soon?
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
tug with all their might at tender heartstrings.
deepest feelings or affections
Etymology: tendons or nerves formerly believed
~ Dennis Gabor
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
"I am like a book,
Sunday, February 8, 2009
"One of the hardest things in life
~ James Earl Jones
Saturday, February 7, 2009
and each and every Night...
your thoughtful good wishes for my mom's
reach my computer and lodge themselves snuggly in my blog.
They are a major energy boost
a refreshing way to end these hectic days.
We are off again in just a bit
back across the valley to the hospital
I expect the next few days will be much the same.
The heart above is a paper strip collage
of oriental calligraphy
I wove into a heart shape..."Day"
and then digitally flipped to show "Night."
there is a huge Chinese New Year celebration
at the Chinese Cultural center in Phoenix
with lots of art, food, music, dragons
and ceremonial dancing...
What a great sketchbook page that would have made!
For now though...
I have just a paper heart sent with thanks to you
from me. :)
"The greatest treasures
are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart."
~ Author Unknown
Friday, February 6, 2009
and my sketchbook went along to
record the day.
Here is a remarkable fact:
It took Scott and I 70 minutes to get from our house
to the hospital where mom's surgery was done
which is on the other side of the valley
Now get this...
My mom's total surgical time was 55 minutes....
...15 minutes less than our travel time!!!
I find that unbelievable!
mom is doing well, even standing and walking a step
a mere 2 hours
after coming out of the recovery room.
We are blessed her day went well.
Even the weather smiled upon us
as we all spent most of our waiting time
out of doors
in the hospital courtyard.
Fragrant blossoms scented the air
hypnotizing us into
settling back and enjoying the Arizona sunshine...
Susan even "caught a few winks"!
is the means of getting an idea from my brain
into yours without surgery."