Sunday, June 29, 2008

Song from a friend...



Mr. Blue,
I told you that I love you
Please believe me

Mr. Blue,
I have to go now, darling
Don't be angry

I know that you're tired
Know that you're sore and sick and sad for some reason
So I leave you with a smile
Kiss you on the cheek
and you will call it treason

That's the way it goes some days
A fever comes at you without a warning
And I can see it in your face
You've been waiting to break since you woke up this morning

Mr. Blue,
Don't hold your head so low
That you can't see the sky

Mr. Blue,
It ain't so long since you were flying high

Mr. Blue,
I told you that I love you
Please believe me

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Thinks happen...




Just a bit from my journal today:

In every moment of the day, we are choosing. By each thought we hold in our mind, we are choosing what we desire to create in our universe. By selecting thoughts and bringing them to mind, we are re-membering—and to re-member, is to organize again the bits and pieces that make up ourselves and our world.

Each of spends each day projecting onto the canvas of reality. The thoughts we think or have thought many times, each become an aspect of the world we live in. We are all doing this simultaneously, and without enough curiosity and alertness, we might make the mistake of thinking “things just happen.”

As a student of creating consciously, we know better. “Thinks” happen—but with every thought we think, we are choosing, we are adding our bit to the manifested world.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

A night on The Roof...


So, within the last couple of weeks I've been really wanting to go out to eat at The Roof.
It's a fancy restaurant in Salt Lake City. So decided to just ask the experience in. I figured the money would show up somehow--and when I came into some unexpected cash flow--that would be my queue.

I noticed I had a habit of asking for money for something fun, then have it manifest, and THEN deciding to use the money on something more boring and responsible--or just to hang on to it for fear of "who know's when the next cash was coming in." This kind of messes up the manifesting mojo. Part of the desire is also experiencing the fruition. Being left in desire with no...dare I say...climax...is no fun at all.

So today, the unexpected check came--and I made reservations and off we went. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. And as for the other bills left unpaid? There's still time for manifesting for those needs as well.

The point? When the Universe delivers--honor it by doing what you wanted. Trust that more is always on its way.

Those are my thoughts for the day. That, and ...when you go to a fancy gourmet buffet--always hit the dessert table first. You know you DEFINITELY want to have room for that! Mmmm...the peach crepes were divine.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Passion Poster

So, my dear friend Marie, was asking if I had a Passion Poster--and, yes, I do...but it seriously needs to be undated. I think I made it in 2000? I had a lot of passion for Montana then, where my husband is from. We did live there one year since, and I had a wonderful time. But, each new year brings new desires and new opportunities.




I still LOVE this log home--and I could certainly use one of those in my life:




Yes, those are cracks from getting bent, and in the full picture, much of it got torn off in different moving adventures. Hmmmm....I've been neglecting the SPECIFICITY of my passions!

So, I'll follow Marie's advice--she is the passion expert after all--and start a new one.

Oh, one note. Under the picture of the earth, this is what is says: "Adversity is not an adequate deterrent."

Yikes. Yes, as well as doing the things on this board, I also went through A LOT of adversity. But look at my belief--that sentence actually pumped me up at one point. This time I look at it and think--why would I want to create adversity? That was silly.

Live and learn, eh?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

For Grandpa John...

John, I heard you wanted to learn to do a blog. Well, first, go here:

go here

and sign up for your blog. Just follow the instructions--very easy.

Then watch this video I created for you here:

Video HERE

and it will show you how easy it is to make a post and add a photo. You might have to turn up your speakers, as my voice came through very quiet. But even if you can't here me, the pictures explain it just fine. You can pause the video at any time.

YOU can do it!!!

oh, and Randy & Jenna--I used the free program Camtasia at camtasia.org.

apryl

Here's where your title goes...


Then you write here just like in Word. You can choose your font, etc.

You make a link to a webpage like this.... See the blue highlight?

And then to add a photo, it's like this...

Then to publish, simply click the orange key below...

Tribute to my beautiful sister...


Click on this link to go to a photo tribute: here!

Make a Blog, John!


Hi John--see how easy it is to make a post?
Should we add a photo as well?

Just click on this button---

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Something to Smile about...


This is one of my favorite pictures ever. Now for the giggles...

George Carlin's Views on Aging

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is
when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about
aging that you think in fractions.

'How old are you?' 'I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a
half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the
next number, or even a few ahead.

'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're
gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . You become 21.
Even the words sound like a ceremony . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like
bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're
Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the
brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your
dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you
HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch;
you TURN 4:30 ; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s,
you start going backwards; 'I Was JUST 92.'

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little
kid again. 'I'm 100 and a half!'
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height.
Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them.'

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening,
whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's
workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is
with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets,
keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable,
improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next
county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10.Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
that take our breath away.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Great Font Find...

So this morning I found some awesome fonts here.

And instructions on loading them into Vista here.

As I was picking out the ones I loved I realized that that part of me--the part that just knows, that appreciates the difference a font can make in a piece--the part that just feels it is right...is the artist in me.

It seems to me that the "artist" is the part of us that connects to the spiritual senses--the knowing, the intuition, the "it just feels right."

Isn't it something how we all can recognize beauty, we all can notice quality. It calls to us.

Personally, I think it's the divine with us--recognizing the divine that makes its way into this world. It's the Law of Attraction at work--like attracting like.

So the next time you find yourself attracted to great beauty--remember, it's the beauty that lives in your--that IS you--that's doing the attracting. Like attracts like--it's the law. There is divine beauty in us all.



Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/awfulsara/6385490/

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

New paintings & a graduation

Hello there! Well, I've been decluttering the house, so I treated myself to an afternoon of painting and playing with color. I've started loading up the new bookshelf.



And then we took Justin to Chuck E Cheese for his birthday, and his dad was being silly with a plastic lizard. Jasen loved it! Gotta love a hubby who sticks lizards in his nose!

Joshua's great smile.


And now to the paintings--they all have a bit of a yellow cast, which isn't true to life, but rather, a hologen lamp--and here is another of Alice...


and another lady I'm working on. The colors are off:


Here's a close-up with truer colors:


And Jairen being silly at his graduation--he's the 2nd from the right:


video