Thursday, September 29, 2016

zombie doll is ready to travel . . .

I finished my zombie doll for the Zombie Doll Swap last night.  Nothing like the last minute . . . since I have to ship my package by Saturday.  I really like how the doll turned out, but don't want to post any pictures until the package is received.  

Friday, September 23, 2016

Happy Friday . . .

Life is interesting these days . . . to say the least!
I'm attacking it with a positive attitude and choosing HAPPY!
Happy Friday . . . HAPPY WEEKEND!

Monday, September 19, 2016

here we go again . . . .

I can't begin to tell you how many games I watched while my kids were growing up . . . soccer, baseball, basketball . . . season after season from the time they were small and into college.  Sometimes I miss watching them play . . . and if I could choose to go back in time - I would probably choose an afternoon at the ballpark watching a baseball game.
But look . . . it's just beginning!  
Watching 4 and 5 year-olds play their first soccer game has to be one of the best ways to spend a Saturday morning.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

i love surprises . . .

A good man can make you feel strong, full of energy, and able to take on the world!
No, sorry, that's coffee . . . coffee does that.
. . . . but a good man surprises you with coffee!

good things this week . . .

I have never used the coffee mug in this picture.  I few years ago I was going through a tough time and had talked to my boss about it.  The next day he brought me this coffee mug . . . it has been on my desk ever since.  I handled "plan B" as well as I could at the time . . . that plan has since been abandoned and I am probably somewhere around "plan H".  I leave this mug on my desk to remind me . . . that life isn't going to always go as planned . . . in fact there have been days when I wonder who's life I am living, because it isn't always the one I expected, but then I look at the people I love, remember where I came from, think about what is really important . . . and I realize I handled "plan B" well enough that the important part turned out like I planned . . . the rest of it really isn't worth my time and energy . . . probably never was.

1.  Charlotte turning 4 . . . that is something to celebrate
2.  Early morning weather that reminds me Fall is not far off
3.  This new "Do Doodle" pad . . . (was this made for me or what!)
4.  walking . . . walking . . . walking
5.  Do, Do, Doodling . . .
6.  Getting some dolls cut out . . . finally
7.  Lots of reading
8.  Eating healthy
9.  New Halloween decorations
10.  And a unicorn on my desk . . .
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

back to school surprise . . . doodles . . . and the force

 I received a wonderful "Back to School" surprise in the mail this week from Lorraine at Paper Vernissage.  I can't wait to put this peace sign fabric and Day of the Dead buttons to use.  Thank you so much Lorraine!  A few years ago I stumbled upon another blog that Lorraine kept . . . each Friday she would post about something that happened at the school where she worked.  We may live on opposite coasts . . . and very different parts of the country, but some things are the same.  I would find myself laughing every Friday with my principal over her stories.  I miss that blog . . . but enjoy following her at Paper Vernissage.  

 Just a few August doodles . . . most of them unfinished it seems. 
I guess I have been busier than I realized.  
Yes, these are August doodles . . . with the Sanderson Sisters - I tend to get into the spirit of Halloween rather early.   I suppose it is too early to start decorating though.

Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.

Hmm.  In the end, cowards are those who follow the dark side.

Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view.

When you look at the dark side, careful you must be. 
 For the dark side looks back.

Do or do not.  There is not try.

Fear is the path to the dark side.  Fear leads to anger.  
Anger leads to hate.  Hate leads to suffering.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you , I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous hand. 
~ Isaiah 41:10