Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Moody Thankful Thursday

Well, now it seems the tachometer isn't working on my car! It has done this before. Maybe twice. Don doesn't remember the 1st time it did it but I do! The car sat Saturday & Sunday so I do not understand it. It doesn't want to go over 40 mph. Don will have to get it checked out on Friday when Rhett & I go to 6 Flags.

I started to get stuff to make a salad, but changed my mind to a taco rider from the Speakeasy. Mom has always told me you shouldn't change your mind about the direction you are driving. Not that it is bad luck. Rhett & I were at the light at Wildwood where you turn to go to my best friend's parent's house only we were going straight, headed to the Speakeasy. The light had just turned green, but I wasn't asleep at the wheel nor was I off in la-la land, daydreaming. I just took my foot off the break when a red truck came flying thru the left turn lane around me! Rhett said, "Did they just pass you?" To make sure I wasn't crazy, I asked him, "I didn't miss the light, did I?" He said I didn't. This made me mad.

So we are behind this red truck with a California license plate. At the light at Hilton, they are sitting there and the light has turned green. They are still there. I had to blow my horn at them. The guy on the drivers side shot me a bird! Now I am really mad. They go slow and keep breaking. I think they are doing this on purpose. I did not turn down my friend Mike E's street for fear we might still come out at the same place. Instead I stayed behind them on Erna. At the stop sign the woman driver gets out. Well, I am not going to just sit there. I go around her praying they don't have a gun & shoot with Rhett on the passenger side. She is waving her arms. Rhett thought he heard her through the window say, "You aren't going to help me?" Why should I help someone who shot me a bird? I understand that you may be having car problems, but you didn't have to be rude to me esp in front of my child. I do not feel bad about this. Even asked Don later if he would have helped them and he shook his head he wouldn't.

We kept watching to see if they followed but thankfully they didn't. I think it scared Rhett as he's never experienced anything like this before in his young life. He was jumpy as we went into the Speakeasy. Just so sad what this world is coming to.

I was shocked to see someone I went to jr high with schnockered although I shouldn't be shocked by anything anymore. I think I know when someone schnockered. I recognized the slurred speech.

I sent this out as an email to friends. I got sort of told off by a German friend I worked with who sounded like my Momma saying that I should not have followed the red truck. She said she didn't know I had road rage. I didn't know I had it either! There is a difference between being mad and rage, isn't there. In hindsight, I realize I should have taken a different road, but isn't that the way all our lives are? We should have gone in a different direction; shouldn't have made many a wrong turns in life, but we all do this. We live and learn and go on. Luckily and thankfully this direction I took didn't harm us. I guess our angels were watching over us and the good Lord.

I watched the finale of "Saving Grace" on Monday night. It was sad and perhaps COLORED my mood for the next day. Then hearing that the oil has reached Panama City. It was on "Good Morning America". I need a mood changer. Thankfully I had a new old visitor on my blog, but even that doesn't seem enough that day. I guess we are all entitled to become depressed every now and then. It wasn't a pity party.

This week I thankfully I re-found another wonderful art blog belonging to Eden. Love that name. If Rhett had been a girl, that would have been his name. This blog really inspired me. I finished the lettering to the heart I made for Rebecca/Becky at church. I went ahead and wrote her name on it. I figured I can always do another one with someone else's name on it if I need to make another one. I mean how hard could that be for me? LOL It looks good to me. Didn't take a pic yet. I had started a row of leaves on a drawing pad. Rhett came in, saw them and went "Wow!" Then said, "You are still drawing leaves?" meaning after all the ones from VBS. So you know you did good when your kid says something like that. I did a quick doodle in my art journal of balloon letters that say "Art is... love is... art." Only colored in a small part as I decided I was finishing what I had started with the leaves. I do find that I finish more art now which is a good thing.

Here is the link to Eden's blog....

I found a lot of similarities in her doodles and mine as I am sure you will too. So I was thankful for rediscovering this blog.

Also Another good vintage blog was:
Anne, I think you will really like this one as it has a lot of vintage stuff. There was a sort of pedestal or small table the lady made which was awesome with simple instructions. But best of all The images here are FREE!!! I think I went into the free stuff at the top of the blog. I probably found a little bit for every one of my friends and family & I only went back as far as the end of April of this year! There were even birds for Lance. One leaf I saw was really cool with it's many veins as I seem to be into leaves now. Just call me the Leaf Lady. LOL

Hope you are finding things that make you happy today. If not, then maybe these will...

Had a really good class last night at Rhett's Bible class. They remember everything you say which blows me away as well as their artistic talents. They remembered I'd thought about drawing blue veins in the heart I drew for Becky. I'd had forgotten about them.

My zebra nails are still lasting and I have gotten numerous compliments on them.

I found a wealth of quotes today and posted one on the bulletin board at work.....

Challenge yourself to not utter a negative comment for the next 24 hours.
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.-

Well, that is really a hard one to do. I had revert back to my childhood by turning over a new leaf and starting over again at 8:35 am to do this.

Again it really was hard not to make a negative comment today as the quote said ... when all 3 of my co-workers went to lunch at the same time leaving me alone to answer the constantly ringing phone. Now it is pouring down rain outside & my umbrella is in the car. Good thing they had donuts this morning before a boring meeting that nearly put me to sleep. I was thankful for the delish donuts. Oh so good. Hope it stops when I am finally able to go to lunch. Maybe it is best it rains today & not tomorrow. So glad I am off tomorrow & don't have to put up with these crazy women!

I was able to go out to lunch which was ok. I left the book I am currently reading in my big bag at work. "Soul Song" by Marjorie M. Liu. So I watched the sky. I figured the daylight should lighten my ill mood. It only got worse upon returning as I had to dig thru old plastic files back to 2009!

I am thankful I re-connected with Johanna on Facebook. I think that is what I need to do right now... count my many blessings so I will get out of this mood. I have an art meeting tonight which should do the trick. My two best friends are in Georgia. I will be seeing them soon. My friend Irene is coming. I have not seen her in ages. My daughter-in-law sent me a pic of when Rhett was 5. It was Shelby's 1st birthday. We surprised them. Jason almost cried when he saw us. Kristina said her family would not have done that. This one act we did made her realize what a wonderful family we have. It brought tears to my eyes. I am so thankful for my family. I love them all. I do feel better now.

If you would like to share your thankfulness please go to the followning....


Kraxpelax said...

The Moon
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My Poems


- Peter Ingestad, Sweden

mrsnesbitt said...

Gosh I was totally ansorbed by the red truck incident - cos I drive one! We have issues with speeding traffic right outside our house - hubby did persue one car who was speeding and nearly caused an accident - fortunately all is in the hands of the police - but watch this space, believe me there will be action!

Denise said...

Praying for you, and love you my friend.

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Becky,

I am sorry to know that you have had some difficult time. I know how it is when things go wrong at times. I am praying for you.

Glad you found a wonderful art blog belonging to Eden. Art is something close to your heart and so I am thankful that the blog cheers you up and inspired you. I like the quote "Challenge yourself to not utter a negative comment for the next 24 hours. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.". This is something I need to remember!

Glad you re-connected with Johanna on Facebook and God bless you with a wonderful family. These are such precious blessings from God. Do take care. I am praying for you. May God uplift your soul to Him day by day and shower you with His love and many blessings. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

With love and prayers,

becky aka theRAV said...

Thanks for the Poem, Peter!

Glad my post absorbed you, Mrs. Nesbitt. I say your full name because I have another friend named Denise also posting a comment! LOL Thankfully we live on a quiet street. No speeders around here. Hopefully we will not encounter another experience like this again for a long, long while.

becky aka theRAV said...

Thank you, sweet Denise for all your prayers. I love you too.

becky aka theRAV said...

Nancie, I think you are beginning to really know me! Your kind words touched my hear today when I read them. God is so good to us. Rhett & I had another safe and good journey to 6 Flags over GA with our church group. Another post unto itself, but we are thankful. I am thankful to all of you who commented here on my blog. Your comments mean so much to me as well as all your prayers on our behalf.

Dragonstar said...

You've been having a very stressful time Becky. I'm impressed at how you keep your sense of perspective. Keep smiling girl!

PS. I love the sound of your zebra nails - that's a trick worth remembering ;)

artilue said...

Hi there!
Finally got back to doing art since I moved! =)
Posted a video of myself painting a small piece! Let me know what you think.

becky aka theRAV said...

Well, hello there Dragonstar! Today is my lucky day. I heard from you as well as other old firends and I am so thankful. I wouldn't know what to think if my life didn't have stress in it. I'd probably feel like I should be doing something but what? I am glad I impress you with my sense of perspective. No one has ever told me that before. Thanks. That makes me feel good. Well, I am still getting oodles of compliments on the zebra nails. They have lasted about 3 weeks now so I am getting my money's worth. I hope they last thru this weekend so I can show them to my daughter-n-law who is into zebra stripes. You would be surprised how many ladies have said they like them then show me their cell phones with a zebra case! LOL Thanks so much for stopping by. I surely enjoyed your visit. Lucky me.

becky aka theRAV said...

Hi Artilue! I am so glad you got back into your art again. I'll check your video out & leave a comment. I have photos to upload of our 6 Flags trip. Plus I have to get my zebra nails on here! LOL Cheers!