Celebration of Life

Moving beyond my pain and celebrating life.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A time to be thankful, a time to celebrate life...

It's hard to imagine how hard the pilgrims had it. In our land of plenty, it is easy to forget.
I am thankful for friends and family,
I am thankful for living in Wyoming,
I am thankful that I don't have to go to bed hungry,
I am thankful for being an American.
One day to be thankful, is hardly adequate.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Monday, November 24, 2008

That's Punny!

Enjoy these puns, they are lots of fun!

1. Energizer Bunny Arrested & Charged with Battery.
2. A pessimist's blood type is always b-negative.
3. Practice safe eating -- always use condiments.
4. A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.
5. Shotgun wedding: A case of wife or death.
6. Marriage is the mourning after the knot before.
7. A hangover is the wrath of grapes.
8. Corduroy pillows are making headlines.
9. Is a book on voyeurism a peeping tome?
10. Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?
11. A successful diet is the triumph of mind over platter.
12. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
13. A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor.
14. Without geometry, life is pointless.
15. A man's home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.
16. When two egotists meet, it's an I for an I.
17. A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two-tired.
18. What's the definition of a will? (Come on, it's a dead giveaway!)
19. A backwards poet writes inverse.
20. A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.
21. If you don't pay your exorcist, you get repossessed.
22. With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
23. When a clock is hungry, it goes back four seconds.
24. The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully recovered.
25. A grenade in a French kitchen results in Linoleum Blownapart.
26. A lot of money is tainted. It t'aint yours and it t'aint mine.
27. A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.
28. He had a photographic memory that was never developed.
29. A short fortune-teller escaped from prison is a small medium-at-large.
30. Once you've seen one shopping center, you've seen a mall.
31. Those who jump off a Paris bridge are in Seine .
32. An actress who saw her first strands of grey hair thought she'd dye.
33. Acupuncture is a jab well done.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sad News..

Late yesterday afternoon, I received news that Aunt Claris had passed.
She was a very kind and loved life. She had a gentle spirit about her and had a twinkle in her eyes that could melt any cold heart. Although I have only known her for a very short time, I loved her dearly. She passed in her sleep in peace. I guess that is all we can hope for.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It doesn't "HURT" to smile!

May you find something to smile about today!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Ultimate Color Test

The Ultimate Color Test

When you are at peace, you are:

Energized and innovative

When you are moved to act, you are:

Giving and warm

When you are inspired, you are:

Creative and productive

When your life is perfectly balanced, you are:

Connected to nature and the world

Your life's purpose is:

To live a passionate life

Friday, November 14, 2008

The "Son" shine of My Life...

November 15, 1977, my son Bryan was born. The weather was unusually warm for November and even though I was feeling the pressure of carrying a 10 pound baby, I had a spurt of energy and cleaned my house from top to bottom. Laura had just turned 3 and was playing with her new toys. The spurt of energy turned to labor pains by the end of the day and because my husband and parents were out of town, neighbors of my parents drove me the 77 miles to the hospital in a snowstorm.

Now, 31 years later, I am still enjoying my son, Bryan and am so proud of him. He has intelligence, wisdom beyond his years, he is kind and gentle and always has a positive attitude. He never speaks badly about anyone.

Happy Birthday, Bryan Micah, I am proud to be your mother!

Happy Birthday!

I Love You Very Much!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Please, turn that thing off!

Living in southwestern Wyoming on the high desert, has its draw backs...the wind. The wind has been howling for 3 days and nights. The gusts have gotten up to 60 mph+.

I listened to the wind all night long, hearing banging and thuds. I wondered what could be banging around as I didn't think I had anything lose outside!

At one point, when the wind woke me up, once again, I said out loud, "Will someone please turn that thing off!"

This morning when I opened the blinds on my sliding glass door to my patio, I found what was banging and thudding. The glass to my patio table had blown off and was laying about four feet from the table on the deck and my BBQ grill was leaning over on its side against a chair.

Instead of having a negative attitude and dreading winter, I have been trying to change my perspective. This is what I came up with for the cold Wyoming wind:

The wind is a wonderful source for alternative energy.

The concept was used by our ancestors in order to pump water.

And where would Hollywood get tumbleweeds for the Westerns if it weren't for the tumbleweed farms in Wyoming?
Tumbleweed herd.

And how would I ever get that Wild Wyoming Woman hairdo without the wind?

How is that for changing my perspective?

Have a great day everyone!

Monday, November 10, 2008

November 11, 1974....a glorious day!

November 11, 1974 @ 8:00 p.m. my beautiful daughter, Laura was born and has continued to be my pride and joy! Laura has made me a grand mother of three beautiful girls who bring joy and delight into my life.

Happy Birthday, dear Laura!

I love you very much!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Appreciate Every Sunrise...

Appreciate every sunrise
Admire every sunset
Howl at the moon
Life happens but celebrate it anyway!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


It's finally November; October was a rough month to get through this year! I have been on a roller coaster of emotions and fighting depression again. Depression is nothing to fool around with and when I get that way, I am not fun to be around. Don't worry, I get help when I find myself that way.

I love autumn because of the trees changing colors but I also despise autumn because it means six months of wind and snow and cold. I have been trying to change my perspective and not be so cynical about winter but frankly, I can't figure out what is so good about it.
If I could figure out how to become a "snow bird", I would. At this time in my life there is no way I can do that financially. I will not be traveling much the next couple of months so I will be able to get out my embroidery, paints and holiday projects to work on. Life happens and life goes on!
Have a great weekend, everyone!