Sunday, January 11, 2009



This time of year, I have noticed on a lot of other people's blogs that like to start off the new year by picking one word for the entire year. Normally I don't like to be limited to just one word due to my love of words. But I think my fave all time word is "CREATE" or some form of it because it is what I do and do best.

As I was looking through some things, I re-found this ornament I bought at Belle's Place prior to the holidays in 2008. I re-found a lot of things this week like Frank Sinatra stamps I'd been missing, a quarter,etc. I love lambs and knew I had to have this one as a companion to my "Blessing" lamb ornament which I did so many things with in the past year. Although I could hang this one anywhere, not just on the Christmas tree. I liked the word "Simplify" and thought maybe, maybe it might help me simplify my life; get it more in order rather than having three or four bags full of art supplies here, there and yon, still not finding what I was looking for. Maybe it will inspire me to finally clear out the back room so I can have an actual art room. To throw away all the clutter. So for now my word will simply be "Simplify". What is your word for the year? The day? The week? The hour?

A bit of good news... we have a new fellowship building at our church and have had two meals there already. Today I was asked if I would like to put some artwork up on the blank white walls. Earlier I'd been thinking almost the same thing. I had been thinking of another group art project with the kids especially since I have not done one of those in awhile. So that made my day today.

I have drawn two small pictures since the new year.

Uncle Frank had his 3rd or 4th brain surgery again last week to draw off excess fluid build up again. My best friend Genie's father is not doing well. She had to come home. Yesterday a nurse practioner loudly proclaimed to those in his room that he was dying loud enough for him to hear it! Genie took it far better than I would have. She did tell the head nurse she did not appreciate the NP's unprofessionalism. Now Genie says she is "taking things one hour at a time" whereas it used to be one day at a time.

So please keep them in your prayers. I had more family sagas over the weekend, but I survived them all and decided not to post about them. Not sure if I am blessed or cursed to be on someone's ADT list. Not sure if it was a test or if I passed or failed. If I am wrong, I pray I will be forgiven.

Currently I am on the 4th book of the "Twilight" series. Joyfully I found out this will not be the final chapter from a teenager girl at church today. There will be another volume from Edward, the vampire's point of view. Yeah! Can't wait! Can't wait to tell Steph who is hooked on these books like me!

I have decided I am only going to participate in Odd Shots for now. It is what I love best. especially since I seem to find the oddest things to photograph. I am so very thankful to ABC Wednesday for opening my eyes to my surroundings. I am thankful for all the friends I met through it, but I will still visit their blogs when time permits. Time seems to have gotten away from me since the holidays and I can't seem to get my rhytmn back. I may still participate occasionally if I have a really good ABC word. I am going to start working on an art blog also. Maybe I should call Jenny Craig while I am on a resolution streak!

One of my New Year's resolutions is to do more quotes as requested by my friend Darryl. I sent out a bunch via email earlier this past week. I don't have them at hand and they would be a whole post unto itself.

I was digging through old printouts and found this one I really liked so here is the Quote of the day:

"We watchers play an important role in the lives of others, who need to know that someone is cheering especially for them.
~Gina Bridgeman~


PERBS said...

Your photo didn't appear so I tried and tried to get it to download so I could see it but no luck.

Have missed your posts and glad you are back. Much as I like Odd Shots, I have quit that too and kathy is my friend in WA where I live! I gave it up when I was the second to sign her blog comments one time and not one person stopped by to see mine. I just didn't understand why I have to visit others first.

What a blessing you are to provide some artwork for the church! Hope you will share it on your blog when completed.

becky voyles said...

Hi Paulie! I finally got the photo up. Gee thanks for the great words. They made me feel good that you missed my posts. I am glad to be back to. I think I am back. LOL I hope I am a blessing. I can just see something on those blank walls now...

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