Friday, June 24, 2011

A message from the weird....

ok..well, you cant know true freedom til you have peed in your front yard!HA!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Corinthians 8:7

"But just as you excel in everything -in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness & in your love for us- see that you also excel in this grace of giving".

What is meant here ? Why does it matter to anyone?last night i realized that i had not completed my mission to explore the 10 chosen verses related to giving and that, along with some other things, this was a sign of my recent fall from grace(as it were).I have re-committed to it and , hence, and consider it's meaning.

This only just hit me as i was typing it---yes, really!Truly! i actually had no idea what would come of merely typing the words. But----God is good. I instantly realized how it plays into my own life.
First- i am an educator, a teacher of sorts, who , by description must teach (and at least partly) usually in speech. I endeavor daily to express myself clearly and meaningfully to my "students" in order to convey my heart felt compassion for my chosen vocation in pediatric home care.I strive to constantly update my knowledge so i can earnestly state that i have given my whole heart to teaching in excellence , the skills necessary to give total, quality care to our clients and their families.

Many times in faith, i have delved into questions or research based solely on a request, a suggestion , a concern , or an unanswered query.Other times i have been given the grace to say "i don't actually know, but i will find out for you ".

Marvelous is He who understands the human heart & compassions we sometimes endure..even when laden with strife, discomfort, uneasiness, or frustration.For He has been of the flesh, and therefore has suffered the pains of our burdens. He understands that we can make poor choices, speak foolishly, become prideful, be tempted.He has paid the price, and pays it daily when we return to our sins.

And, for all of the things i do in my "profession"...most of all i am commissioned to profess my faith, honor and glorify His name, and speak no untruth unto His grace and mercy.

There are so many in my world who judge me for my religion, my beliefs. I constantly hear the back lash, even if silent, of those who would say "Bible-thumper" or "to each his own" or "whatever floats your boat"..even"whatever works for you".

I say, some day , if they cannot see the truth..it will fall upon them and, in bewilderment, they will then say "what have i done, why didnt i see?"

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Second Bucket List


Now that i have officially completed my FIRST bucket list i have begun the second..Here's the first one (started at age 21-one night in a bar-lol- but many added over the next few years after that):
get an original poem published
run a 5k
have an amazing career i love
go to disney
take a cruise
become a mechanic
own a home
learn to rock climb
go white water rafting
sell an original piece of art
go to or live in colorado
bungee jump
own a cat
take a hot air balloon ride
ride an elephant
learn to kayak
climb a lighthouse
go on a missions trip
read the entire bible
hold or touch an alligator
sleep , have sex , and drive on the beach

YES! i have accomplished them all, in no particular order.
Soooo, now on to my 2nd list

1. sell 100 paintings
2. grow my hair waste-length
3. write & record an original song
4.scuba dive
5. visit a part of europe
6.go to hawaii, grand canyon, and niagra falls
7.stage act in a theatrical play
8.pet a tiger
9.chase a tornado
10. ride a segway

That's all i got for now, but at least i've made it official. And, btw- i joined bucketlist.org so i can check out other peoples lists and keep track of my goals ! yay me!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

OUCH, OUCH, & more OUCH!!!


This is my response to the d*mn mammogram i got this morning!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Finally..now that i put it on you tube!!

Little Miss Understood


Little Miss Understood

She lived in a very squat little house at the edge of town. In fact, it was even a very squat little town if one looked closely enough. All of it’s residents were squished into tacky pre-constructed housing or musty old row homes. The streets were lined with pot-holes, debris, and semi-settled persons of varying heights, weights, and dispositions.

All-in-all , a smartly average, unassuming town.

Mostly the town seemed interested in pursuing it’s status of pickle stardom, and Farmer's market fair fame. No one stood out, no one challenged the status quo, and no one dressed even the least bit unusually.

So, Miss Understood mainly stayed in her home out of fear that she might somehow offend the neighbors or a townsperson with her somewhat unorthodox views on life--- things like “It would be very inconvenient if I were to not have a regular income” and “A teacher should generally have the materials she needs to teach her classes”- which at one point or another had created great tides of conflict amongst the inner circles in which she was forced to travel. At times, even a forgotten teacup or taking a short break from tight shoes had caused discomfort and rumors had swirled for days concerning her very sanity!!

No, No…far better to stay indoors, venturing out when only absolutely necessary. Indeed, a stranger had just recently told her she should never speak to anyone but him, because no one liked her and she could be setting herself up for a bad situation!!

However, sometimes one just cannot seem to breathe indoors any longer and must step a few steps out the front door, despite all of one’s misgivings. And on the day Miss Understood decided to do just that......

A cry of utter outrage, shrieks of censure, and general chaos ensued.

It seemed as though someone heard in a gust of wind that just moments ago , Miss Understood had made statements of pure hatred toward one of the neighbors.

“I heard her! She said it! She DID! It was clear as a bell—she said she was after us and wanted to kill all of us!”

The Mayor was contacted, the fire department sounded the alarms…..nasty emails and phone calls were placed. Miss Understoodwas surrounded and insults were hurled in her direction…

“Bible-thumper! Job Stealer! Incorrectly dressed Part-Timer!’

Confused, she immediately ducked back into her front door. She had not even opened her mouth! How could she have uttered these insane things? Determined to find out, Miss Understood marched to her computer to do some research…..

To be continued……

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tomfoolery

Well, uploading my video didnt work for some reason. It works wonderfully on Facebook however...i am quite proud of it. I will be writing some short stories in the future and exploring some other creative venues....so WATCH OUT!!I'm a creative fool right now!Reading two good books right now.."a Guide to Rational Living" and "Toxic People"..i get to explore such crazys as "the Emotional Refridgerator","the Bitchy Bossy Bully",the "Me, Myself &I Narcissist" and others.....

My stories characters will reflect life from the inside of MY brain...Bwahaha! & my first one will be called Miss Understood..i can't wait...