Thursday, February 24, 2011


I have not purposely been neglecting my blog and blog-hopping lately, but have found it increasingly hard to juggle my time between blogging, Facebook and several forums I am on.  I was worried that this would happen when I joined FB just before Christmas.  The advantage of FB is that it is relatively fast to catch up and stay current with others.  As a consequence though,  when I visit my blog, I often don't feel like I have the energy to post or follow all the blogs I do enjoy reading. 

I'm really feeling like the computer is taking up way too much of my time (i.e. my studio time has diminished greatly).  I see other artists that happily do blogs, Facebook, studio, housework, events, etc., without seeming to have any problems at all. do you manage this???

On a lighter note, my daughter sent me the following via email this morning.  For my Juno and Finley,
and all the other furry family members out there....
The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.

Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes on the floor with the paw prints are yours and contain your food The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate does not mean that is is suddenly your food, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the top of the stairs is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It Is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space that you are taking up, is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:

(1) They live here. You don't.
(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.
(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
(1) eat less,
 (2) don't ask for money all the time,
(3) are easier to train,
(4) normally come when called,
(5) never ask to drive the car,
(6) don't hang out with drug-using people;
(7) don't smoke or drink,
(8) don't want to wear your clothes,
(9) don't have to buy the latest fashions,
(10) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and
(11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children.....(*_*)

I'm sure that so many of us can identify with the above! 

P.S.  I think the bathroom statement above is the funniest


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ...Feb. 16, 2011

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Monday, February 14, 2011

How Do I Love Thee

Regardless if your love is 
a young love.....
an old love....

tragic love.......

Sibling love....

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family love....

friend love....

  Florence Ward

or even puppy love...

I'm wishing everyone a 

Very Happy..



Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Funk a Junk

Been in a bit of a funk lately.  Can't put my finger on just what is sapping my energy so that I feel like this..

I have so much to do, but things seem overwhelming.
One would think that after being so focussed on Nicole for several months, and then being so relieved at her prognosis I would feel totally rejuvenated.  I did for several weeks, but then seemed to slip into this grey funk.  I have tried to self-analyze myself, and I realize that part of my problem is clutter.

I am feeling overwhelmed with clutter.  Clutter in the house, clutter with the computer, clutter in my body.  Okay the body part isn't really clutter, but fat.  Excess baggage that I have packed on over the last year or so.  I feel larger than Mr. Polar Bear above, which has led to much of my lack of energy.  Lack of energy has led to lack of exercise, and thus a vicious cycle of sluggishness ensues. 

From past experience I know when I feel like this, exercise is a key to banishing the funk, so starting today, I am resuming regular exercise.  I have not been doing much sculpting due to my wrist (carpal tunnel) acting up again, but I have been doing a lot of surfing around on the internet.  My new plan  will mean not sitting on my butt at this computer so much and actually starting to MOVE.

Usually I have grand ideas and start out too big, this time I am going to plan and pace myself so that I don't end up giving up.

Baby steps...
Bliss Boutique Photography
The house?  One drawer at a time.  Sort and purge is the plan.  My scheme here (body/house) may take several months, several years - but I know that I will feel so much better.
Time to start!!!