Saturday, February 28, 2009

Kitchen re-do day 6

my first "doh!"
the screws for the new drawer pulls are too short
the screws from the OLD drawer pulls were attached to said pulls and sold at this morning's garage sale
another trip to Lowes...

Friday, February 27, 2009

kitchen re-do day 5

hanging cabinet doors
not typically a one-person-job
but this one person did it!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

kitchen re-do day 4

23 doors
8 drawers 
wait 30 minutes
wait 60 minutes
wait 4 hours

good thing i don't have to be up early tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Kitchen re-do day 2

A quart of red
A container of blue
and a stick of butter

now if you get THAT reference, you'll have to let me know!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Kitchen re-do day 1

My FAVORITE piece of the new look!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Please Don't Divorce My Friends

"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

Ask and you shall receive

i'm a firm believer in asking for wisdom and guidance
but i'm also analytical and a stubborn problem solver
so for years i've been analyzing my body issues...without really asking for guidance
i've asked for relief to my suffering...but never really an ANSWER
well, not from the Spirit anyway...I've asked Doctors
I asked God for a doctor...and I was led to a GREAT D.O. who has been encouraging and thorough...but has only managed to eliminate possibilities (which is good, but not's still frustrating NOT knowing what's wrong)

So I FINALLY asked (ask and you will receive)
and I heard "gluten"
so I asked again...because I'm stubborn
and again I heard "gluten"
I said "this can't be the answer that has to be another wild trip down self-diagnosis road"

Then...totally out of character I inhaled food with that mystery ingredient and BOY did my body respond (I'd been "fake carb" free for about a month and feeling phenomenal...but that also coincided with my AD prescription and Anti Viral for EBV so I attributed the improvement to better living through chemistry)
I was slammed so hard against the wall it felt like I NEVER began a course of treatment

visited my D.O. and mentioned my Spiritual prodding...and she agreed
we're going through the testing phase to confirm the suspicions
but something is settling right in my soul like I've never experienced with any other diagnosis
I think we've finally found it

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Beatles meet the Mahna Mahnas

...or Cage Free meets the Popoffs

There's an emptiness in our space today... Aimee, Jeff, Nichola and Quinn completed their RV repairs and are no longer "fenced in" our yard.

I keep singing the Mahna Mahna song...mixed with the chorus from "All you need is Love"

so it's like...
All you need is love ... Mahna Mahna Mahna that I've firmly planted that earworm in your brain...enjoy some of the pics of the Crystalline Rainbow that are our kids :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

modern day tea leaves

"Inspiring others toward happiness brings you happiness"

This was the quote on the tab of my yogi tea bag this evening and it is so true.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Page 52

So one of my goals for 2009 is to have my work published in a major publication...I meant my writing
I guess I should've been a bit more specific when writing my list.

But...imagine my surprise when my tattoo artist tells me my pic is in some images from a convention the hub and I attended last year. He neglected to say the images were also published in the March '09 issue of Tattoo Magazine...but I figured that out, and of course bought a copy!

My "regular" cashier at the local bookstore said, "Wow, don't think I've ever seen you buy one of these!" To which I promptly replied..."Well this is the first one I've been in!"

So name isn't anywhere, can't even really see my art...
But more importantly, I told the universe I was going to be published this year and it listened...I need to use the power of my words more often!