Saturday, November 27, 2010

my heart is full....

A heart rock I found on the bank of the Paluxy River
My heart is so full of love this Thanksgiving.  My whole family came to my house to celebrate.  It was so much fun to have them all here.  We celebrated Thanksgiving in my new studio that my mom decorated with fall decorations, including a beautiful wreath made of foliage found around the farm.  It was a cold day, but we were warmed by the fire in the outdoor fire pit.  

We had a good old fashioned organic dinner, baked sweet potatoes, grilled corn on the cob, fresh cranberry salad, green bean casserole and of course the best turkey and dressing ever!  My dad and good friend Ruby made delicious pies.  It was all topped off by a nice glass of brandy by the fire.

I am truly blessed and thankful to have such a close knit family and trusted friends.   

They are slowing leaving going back to their own homes and lives.  My house will be quiet again and I will miss them terribly, but my heart will remain full of great memories, big laughs and tight hugs.  

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Birthday David

My stepson is 26 today.   It is so hard to believe.  .   I am truly blessed to have him in my life, he makes my life complete.  I had the best time watching him grow up into a fine young man.  From the time he was 7, he has made me laugh uncontrollably, cry when his heart was broken, pride when he accomplished what he set out to do and comforted when my heart was broken.  His heart is a big as Texas, has a kind soul and a smile that could melt the hardest heart. I could not love this child anymore if he were my own natural born son.  Happy Birthday David...I love you very much!

Monday, November 15, 2010


1. "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift; that is why it is called the present." ~ Kung Fu Panda
2. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." ~ Aristotle
3. "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life's about creating yourself." ~ George Bernard Shaw
4. "Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom." ~ Earl Shoaf
5. "If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito." ~ Betty Reese
6. "Don't spend your precious time asking, "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is, "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer. ~ Leo F. Buscaglia
7. "A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life." ~ Charles Darwin
8. "Replace the word "problem" with the word "opportunity" in all your thoughts." ~ Matthew Keith Groves
9. "Joy is the simplest form of gratitude." ~ Karl Barth
10. "You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you." ~ Anonymous

(from A Bloggable Life)