Wed, 24th January, 2018 ~ 11:42 am

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Divine Secrets May – About Me

May’s theme for Divine Secrets is About Me. So onto the prompt:

A quote:

“We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.” ~Willy Wonka. I know this is a silly quote but it always made sense to me. Humans are capable of making so many beautiful things.

Favorite Song:

Probably “Is This Love” by Whitesnake. Yeah, I’m old and love 80’s rock!

Makes me happy:

My family. Watching romantic comedies when it’s raining outside. My dachshund Peanut. Cooking stuff with my family.

Makes me sad:

When I see or hear friends hurting physically or emotionally. I always wish I could help them more than I do.

One word to describe myself:

Unexpected. Life seems to take me by surprise a lot and other people seem surprised by my actions a lot.


Sentimental days

Do you ever have those days where you aren’t happy, you aren’t sad… you are just peaceful. So you sit down in your living room, turn on some good music and just relax. As you sit there you find yourself listening to music that makes your mind wander and remember things. You find yourself thinking of old friends and experiences. You think of childhood friends and first kisses and fun events. I don’t know if it’s the weather, or my mood, or just because I am sentimental old sap but today is that day for me. Just lost in music and memories.

Profoundly sad today


Robin Williams passed yesterday of what appears to be a suicide at the age of 63. I hardly take notice of celebrity deaths because they are just someone I don’t know and while it is sad, my heart is rarely involved. He was different. I have never cried over a celebrity death before. He is one of those people that brought amazing happiness and cheer to those around him. His professional career was amazing for most of us as fans. He was even more amazing in his personal life. He took the time to make people feel good whether he knew them or not. Stories and pictures of his kindness have exploded on the internet since his passing.

He had a history of depression as well as bi-polar disorder. He also had a history of addiction. It is incredibly sad to me that the man who brought so much happiness to others could not find it in his own life. Should you find  yourself in the same position as Robin, please let someone know. The suicide prevention hotline is 1-800-273-TALK for anyone in the USA. Don’t wait until it is too late. Get help. More people love you than you know!

Rest in peace Robin. You are loved and will be greatly missed.

Pixel thingiemajigs

I have been having so much fun over at Secret Vanilla Patch. It’s been so long since I wanted to draw. It’s been so long since my muse decided to cooperate. It’s so nice to see some of the same people I met so long ago. They inspired me so much when I started dolling and pixeling. I actually started going through my old folders looking at stuff I had made… laughing at how bad some of it was… but smiling because we all have to start somewhere. Happy memories. I really don’t have a lot to say today, I am just happy to have a content day with my nose stuck in PSP.

Hope you are having a nice day too!

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Summer is here

I think winter forgot us down here in the desert. Either that or it happened somewhere between Feb 6-8 on the one day it rained. We are back to triple digits already and have been for a month. That’s ok, more time in the pool for me. It’s good for my butt.

Well my son who was in boarding school managed to get himself expelled so he is back home with us. He was leaving the campus and when he came back he was carving bad words into cars, breaking windows, etc. It initially created quite a bit of chaos because I got a call and they said come get him in 24 hours or we are pressing charges. Sounds simple enough but the school is 650 miles away. So I yanked the other kids out of school and drove to get him.

It’s been frustrating because he is just a very defiant young man. He wants to be lazy all the time and still have all of the perks of someone who tries their hardest. He is only 15 so we have 3 more years of this which sounds exhausting. He is very smart intellectually but chooses to not invest himself in school or family. I keep reminding myself that life has a way of teaching us all those lessons. Lessons to try our hardest to get the best reward. Laziness doesn’t pay off. I am learning the very hard lesson of patience. Not just patience, extreme patience. It’s hard to watch someone make bad decisions over and over again when you can see the outcome ahead of time. Sometimes people just have to learn for themselves.

In other news my other 3 are doing well. Everyone caught a cold but that passed pretty quick.

So how is everyone out in cyberland? Hopefully surviving the heat. Thanks for stopping by!