It was a very frustrating morning...

I told ,my son Matthew to get his socks and shoes to be ready to go out the door for school....


Art journal entry today


And this is my first official attempt at tangles and dangles. Fun!

The covers of our altered book art journals. Love!

Bible and Art Journaling

My lovely brain twin, kindred spirit, cousin-friend Mandy introduced me to Bible Journaling! Awesome! Then through my searches on Pinterest for Bible journaling inspiration, I noticed this thing called Art Journaling, particularly the idea to use old books for same.


Color! love it! This art journal entry makes me smile... the right side is comprised of magazine clippings. I l-o-v-e the Queen Elizabeth II pop art photo. On the left side is one of my favorite quotes... I believe from Audrey Hepburn.

Art Journaling

Art journal! So I've been seeing this tip of moving paint around a page with an old credit card... this is my first attempt at that. This is also my first attempt at something creative like this with stickers and as you'll notice, I also fold the stickers in such a way as to make tabs. And of course, lettering. This is an alphabet I found on Pinterest.


Facebook happened....

Sooo as my sweet brain twin cousin has so eloquently said it, and I totally agree… Facebook happened so we don’t regularly journal or blog any more… and although I thoroughly enjoy keeping up with everyone through pictures and updates on Facebook, I do miss reading journal entries and sometimes writing journal entries… I mean, who has time to do that every day? I am amazed at how some bloggers can stay so focused and on theme with their blogs. My entries are random ramblings at best. But I do feel like writing a blip today so thanks for reading this if and when you stumble upon it.


drive by post

Quick blog bloop….


Am I weird? Don't answer that

I am weird. I know that. I sometimes find myself reacting differently than I should to things. Today is World Cancer Day or something like that. I am a cancer survivor. I am happy to have survived it for sure but I have a bad attitude about the whole cancer thing. Maybe I am not owning my membership in the card carrying survivor set. I mean, I understand to celebrate survivng but I just don't get in to the whole rallying and wearing purple or attending Relay For Life, although the one time I did, it was very uplifting but for some reason, for the most part, when I see things like let's wear purple or turn our pictures purple or wear a ribbon... blah... probably I should see someone about this, maybe I am still stuck in some ways in the anger part of the grief process of what cancer took from me. I don't know, just felt like typing about it somewhere for a bit... do what you will with this lovely little post lol


We have chickies!!!

Teachable moment from the Beebs

Thank you, Justin Beiber, for a teachable moment.

Chick update

well not much change yet. But here is what all the message boards and forums tell me is happening. Once the chick pips (breaks through the shell initially) that's a lot of work, so the chick rests and absorbs some of the contents it has been floating in for nutrients and builds up energy for the rest of the process. On average the hatching process takes 12 to 24 hours. Rosie and Bob were still rocking and rolling this morning so hopefully all goes well. From my research, I can tell you where the phrase don't count your chickens before they hatch came from. The transition from embryo to chick is a very hard process and some don't make it out. and now to leave you laughing or groaning at me.... please understand I have a very warped sense of humor... but I have been saying "The barren woman can birth something!" lol

seriously, this has been very interesting to learn all about and I am simply amazed at what the incredible edible egg is capable of given the right conditions. Isn't it intriguing how in this little egg, there is all a chick needs to sustain it and grow it for 21+ days. even a chickie is fearfully and wonderfully made. Thanks God!