Friday, April 23, 2010


I guess I am still coming down from the high of last weekend's reunion, seeing all the pics from it on Facebook this week. I have been up and down, up and down mood wise, but ok I guess. Nothing really bad happened and I am thankful; nothing I can't deal with although the least little thing could possibly set off my tears. Yet I did not cry when I read "The Same Sweet Girls" sad ending which made me wonder what was wrong with me. Had I lost my feelings? No, I just didn't want to cry at work. Had I read the ending elsewhere, I might have cried more. It might have been cathartic. This book really touched me as there was a gourd artist in it who joked about being out of her gourd. LOL It is similar to the "Ya-Ya Sisters". I highly recommend it. There were several things in the book that came up in my reality thus making me feel like my life was initating art once again. It was kind of weird. But I was thankful for reading this book.

This week I got really upset over a non-caring person's attitude and unprofessionalism and it wasn't Illy this time! LOL. How can teachers not care about their students? I try not to think of how uncaring this world has become. You see it everyday in traffic when someone cuts in front of you which really gets my goat. Sometimes I feel like I need these words written on my car, "Can you see me?"

So this week I thought a lot about tags. I keep seeing Georgia tags that begin with the letters to the word ART which makes me want one! LOL Then I saw a lot of BKY which makes me think of my name. The other day I saw one that said, "2BRNOT" which I found funny. I needed that laugh. Still one of my all time faves was "Wick-ed" like the actor Pauly Shore used to say in his movies. Thinking of tags made me realize how tagged we are. We have our tags on our blogs as well as Facebook.

I also kept seeing HBR on tags which made me think of Hebrews. Of course the tags had numbers following. Once I got to work on Wednesday, I went to Hebrews 3 and read the entire chapter. It did not reveal anything earth shattering or mind blowing to me. It wasn't like "Wow! This really applies to me right now" as some of the TT followers write about. I did use it as my lesson Wednesday night. I try to teach the kids to be aware of everything around them; to notice things especially the unusual such as car tags and to stop and smell the roses.

If you could put anything on your car tag, what would it say? If I could fit the word "Creative", I'd probably use that or have that word painted on my car in fancy letters. Then I wondered if anyone would put the letters "GOD" on a tag? Not that I or that person would be thinking of themselves as God, but wouldn't it make you think of Him? Maybe see His name for the 1st time. Or make you remember to say a prayer.

We are all tagged as something. Me, I am a daughter, an only child, a wife, a mother, Rhett's mom, Frank's daughter, Lois' daughter, Don's wife, Genie's friend, Penny's friend, Cheryl's friend, Anne's friend, Nancy's friend, Nancie's friend, Paulie's friend, sweet Denise's friend, and too many others to name here,etc. I could go on and on. I am thankful to be all these things and more.

I am thankful for the Keep the Faith cards I made & sent out this week. I am thankful for the cute angel stamp I got, used, made some cards with and colored as well as the clouds I drew below the angels, above and between them. I couldn't stop looking at them.

I am thankful I am the only abstract artist in the CAG and proud of it. I am thankful I took Rhett to the meeting last night. He learned a new drawing technique using graphite. Making a light out of darkness. Good concept. One we should all use in our daily lives. It is just not an artistic technique I want to attempt.

Ok. Tag. You're It. What would your tag be?

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Paulie said...

I never learned to drive so I would not have a license plate but if I did it would say I LUV SNOW!

becky aka theRAV said...

LOL Paulie! Good one! My mom doesn't drive either.

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Becky,

The tags you saw are really very interesting and funny at times :) Good to have such things to cheer you up and bring some laughter when you need it. You made me smile as I read your post :)

I am so thankful that I am listed as your friend :) Thank you for all your visits and encouragements. It is always so good to hear from you and to read your sweet comment!

Glad to know that Rhett learned a new drawing technique using graphite. He is truly artistic just like you :) Take care and have a very blessed weekend.

Warm regards,

Denise said...

I love you, you are such a sweet blessing.

becky aka theRAV said...

Yes, Nancie, I am trully blessed when I find funny things that make me laugh esp when needed. I am glad they made you smile. Yes, I had to include you since you are one of my faithful followers as is Paulie. Hopins you had a great weekend too.

becky aka theRAV said...

Thank you Denise! You are so sweet to say that. Back at ya, my friend.