Prettier?????

I am trying... but as it has probably become clear to you by now... as you look around.... I cant quite figure it out. Like how to move those top boxes to the center (which drives OCD'ers crazy) and how to lose the border on them!!!!

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A Pretty Blog????

WELL . . . YOU'LL LOVE THIS ONE.


MY NAME IS ALICE , AND I WAS SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A NEW DENTIST. I NOTICED HIS DDS DIPLOMA ON THE WALL, WHICH BORE HIS FULL NAME. SUDDENLY, I REMEMBERED A TALL, HANDSOME, DARK-HAIRED BOY WITH THE SAME NAME HAD BEEN IN MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS SOME 30-ODD YEARS AGO.
COULD HE BE THE SAME GUY THAT I HAD A SECRET CRUSH ON, WAY BACK THEN?
UPON SEEING HIM, HOWEVER, I QUICKLY DISCARDED ANY SUCH THOUGHT.
THIS BALDING, GRAY-HAIRED MAN WITH THE DEEPLY LINED FACE WAS WAY TOO OLD TO HAVE BEEN MY CLASSMATE.
AFTER HE EXAMINED MY TEETH, I ASKED HIM IF HE HAD ATTENDED MORGAN PARK HIGH SCHOOL ...
'YES. YES, I DID. I'M A MUSTANG,' HE GLEAMED WITH PRIDE...
WHEN DID YOU GRADUATE?' I ASKED.
HE ANSWERED, 'IN 1975. WHY DO YOU ASK?'
YOU WERE IN MY CLASS!', I EXCLAIMED.
HE LOOKED AT ME CLOSELY.
THEN, THAT UGLY, OLD,





BALD,





WRINKLED FACED,





FAT-ASSED,






GRAY-HAIRED,






DECREPIT





SON-OF-A-BITCH





ASKED,




'WHAT DID YOU TEACH???

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I Feel A Great Friend Would...

Check out this SlideShare Presentation:

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BOOTCAMP- Day 11 *surprise*

Remember better late than never???? Well this is it! I am going to finish this. I guess I thought it had a lot more days to finish than 3. LOL I can be so silly at times. So here is Day 11...


Journal Prompt:  Briefly map out a timeline of your life up until this point. (Why would I want to do that????)
I was born, then a spoiled toddler (the last & only girl), grew up, learned a few things, did a bit if college, moved to Key West to get away from rotten ex BF (gag- where were my brains), met & married a army man- Mike. We had 2 children who are now grown, learned a whole lot more, I was & am always crafting & creating something, and in my 40's I discovered I could paint, thanks to Donna Dewberry & QVC. LOL  Who knew- NOT ME!!!!
Since then, Mike & I have moved to the country, our dream place, and my son & his wife have given us the most fascinating little Granddaughter- Bella. You may have read about her ;)  And;;; in the last year I have been learning Digital Scrapbooking.
I love my comp & I love all the friends I have made from all over the world... & I am still learning.
Was that brief enough??? SICLOL (sitting in chair laughing out loud)

Random Word Prompt: “Hush”
This is a painting I did in a class at Tole Town. And then I applied a few techniques I am trying to learn in digi scrappin.

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More of Bellas video...



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Creative Nature

Sometimes we become so entangled in the mundane facts of  our lives that we forget about our creative nature, until it starts nagging us with reminders of its needs, or until we feel so fractured we know something is wrong.
 ~ Anne Hazard Aldrich, Notes From Myself, 1998

I saw this recently posted on a friends facebook page. After I thought about it & figured out what it was saying, I said to myself ~ Self- this is you!~
That is what I was taught, & have thought all my life, the family & house stuff always come first. My art I have always treated like it was a kind of reward I earned after I did the mundane life stuff.
For the past few (or more) months I have lost the urge to do any of my creative outlets. And I miss the feeling of doing something creative & being so proud of it. And I just figured that out when I read the quote.
Of course, I can blame myself for a lot of it- I love playing on the computer. Or doing nothing. Or spending time with family & friends. I am about as motivated to clean, cook, laundry, as to be creative... maybe less. LOL
I have been looking for a wordart that I used to have- that would have fit in RIGHT NOW perfectly. But alas, it is one of those missing files that disappeared. I've searched the web- but of course I cant remember the phrase. Something like dont underestimate the value of resting, laziness, something like that.


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Bellas getting bigger... & more active!

video

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Dad- why did you do this to me????

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What a Day!

Any of you plan your day & it just never happens? I thought I would get to cleaning my studio today, but it didnt happen. I didnt accomplish a whole lot today. I did get the little chat box thingie to load on the page... not to sure if its working though.
I received some very sad news earlier, a very dear friend lost her beloved today. He was her rock, anchor, & any other positive word you can think off. I met her online & she has become one of the dearest friends I have, & I wish I could be there beside her during this sad time.
He was a hoot- when my GF & I talked on the phone or used the webcam, he always had something funny to say to me. He told me one time that if I came to visit I had to sleep outside, so it became a running joke with us. I told him last night on web cam that he had a sexy leg & how did it get there???  Turns out it was his arm. We got a good chuckle out of that!
I'm going to miss you Jerry!!!!

Hmm- how do you add a happy after that?
Easy- I am so glad that I knew him, even if it was through the web.

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Yall wont believe this...

I am so proud of myself, I have to brag.
Those of you that know me KNOW I am a MAJOR procrastinator.
My late GF's daughter is getting married on a tight budget. As a wedding gift to them, & because I know my GF would want me to, after all... if she were still with us we would have been doing both weddings.  Anyway- I bought the artificial flowers & said I would do the wedding bouquets & boutonnieres. I have NEVER done anything like this, but I figured I could wing it at the last second as usual.
I am FINISHED woo hoo happy dance oh happy time... & early also. She isn't picking them up til Friday!!! I am so proud of myself!!! And they are beautiful!!! OMG- I did it!! I will get pictures before she picks them up.
I do know I could never be a florist!! I am too much of a perfectionist & like to play way too much!

Also last week I actually cleaned my living room up really well! I moved tons of stuff in the dining room to sort & figure out where to put it. I am Bellaising room by room. That was the first room I did, Ill get to another one soon, move all the extra stuff to the dining room.
OMG- I WROTE this down- that means someone might read this & I will HAVE to do it! Eeekkkkssssss

OK- My happy item for today is a digi scrap page i did of who else.... Bella.

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I just read this poem on Positive Thoughts.

LET GO by Louise Hay

To "let go" does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else.

To "let go" is not to cut myself off, it’s the realization I can’t control another.
To "let go" is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences.
To "let go" is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands.
To "let go" is not to try to change or blame another, it is to make the most of myself.
To "let go" is not to care for, but to care about.
To "let go" is not to fix, but to be supportive.

To "let go" is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.
To "let go" is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to affect their own destinies.
To "let go" is not to be protective, it is to permit another to face reality.
To "let go" is not to deny, but to accept.
To "let go" is not to nag, scold or argue, but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To "let go" is not to adjust everything to my desires, but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.
To "let go" is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.
To "let go" is to fear less and love more.

This *hits* the spot sometimes, doesn't it! Sometimes it just better for a person to*let go*, even though that can be very hard sometimes. I have learned that in the end- each person needs to do what it best themselves. And the only persons opinion that matters to you- should be Your God & you, & your significant other. You can listen to everyones opinions, but follow what you feel is best for YOU!

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