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This really stuck with me today. It can’t express how I feel any better.  It also reminds me of what I need to do in my life. What I think about constantly, but don’t follow through with. That I need to just speak and not walk on eggshells. That I need to do more for myself and what makes me feel good.  

I want to thank, Rachael, a friend on Facebook. One of the very few friends that I have on Facebook, that I have never actually met in person. I adore your drive for life. For peace. For health. For education.  ♥







Some days I really want to paint. Lately I haven’t.  Actually, not in several, several months.

I started painting, because I thought I would try another artistic outlet for myself since I am not good at any other artsy things. Every time I do paint, it is like I am learning all over again. It is different every time and I love it.  It relaxes me. Focuses me. Brings me calm.


I have the images in my mind, but as that image goes through me and down my arm and out my hand with an art utensil of any kind, it usually looks like a kindergartener did it.  Seriously!

Some days I think of selling some of my paintings.  Well, the ones that I actually don’t hide in the closet, which is most of them.  I do show them to friends when asked. I mostly just give them to friends as gifts.  If someone likes one, it is usually going home under their arm.


I do have a couple that I really liked, and those went to special people in my lives.  If they hate them, I guess they can hide them in their closet too.  LOL!

My Husband has had a request in for some time now of an Arizona stormy sunset. I have several photos, just haven’t tried it yet. I’ve never really taken the clouds on and they seem a bit intimidating.  I really need to do it just for him.

Sometimes I paint something, because it reminds me of someone.  Like sunflowers remind me of my Niece, Jennifer.

I thought that I would share some of my paintings today. They are all oil on canvas.  Some you may like and others you may not.  Same as me.  I am my own worst critic. 🙂



30 Days – Day 19

Day 19 — Someone that pesters your mind—good or bad

The only person that pesters my mind is ME!  I pester myself about people, situations, the future, am I doing this right, what in the hell am I waiting for, why do people say shit like that, boy that tastes good, I hope that didn’t offend her, I don’t want to get up today, who cares about my hair, damn my tooth hurts, that painting sucks, the sky is so beautiful, I’m horny, mmmmm water, fix his hair, make those cookies, clean that up, wake up, shoes, fucking dog, I’m such an idiot, exercise, that painting came out pretty good, just eat it, my beautiful Boys, be happy, I rock, ug I just can’t deal with that gossip, I miss the beach, am I patient enough with my Boys, is my Husband happy with me, that tastes so good, no drama please, just one time, that’s funny shit, all I smell is piss, she turned this pink, just breathe, DIM, Court, what’s the big deal it is just a few gray hairs, shopping at Whole Foods is way better, I want a garden, I miss my family, my back, please be happy Boys, smile Sweetie, best friends, exercise, cocktails, Bikram, money, I love red lipstick, that damn air conditioner is on again, take each day one moment at a time, Ahhhh.  🙂


It’s A New Day In My Skin – Day 121

Weight:  178

Size:  13/14

Pounds Lost:  11

Exercise:  None really.

Nope, so no exercise today unless you count me walking from the car, then back in the house.  The car, then back in the house.  The car, through Dillards, through Puppies in Love, then to the movie theater.  From the movie theater to the bathroom.  From the bathroom to Hot Topic.  From Hot Topic to the car.  From the car back into the house.  You get the picture.  LOL!  I thought that I deserved a day off.

I thought that I should post another picture of myself, just to keep me honest and on track.  So, here is a picture of me from last Saturday night in my new size 13, first ever skinny jeans.  We went out for my Best Friends Birthday here in AZ.  We had a really nice time.  I actually felt good in the jeans too.  Which is surprising for me, because I have never felt good in jeans, or any pair of pants that are tight.  That whole story is for another time though.

I am on the 4th day of the Sacred Heart Diet (http://www.idiet4u.com/diets/sacredheart.html).  Down 5 pounds since I started on Monday.  Not too bad.  That is even having 2 glasses of wine last night too while out with the girls.  Also a protein bar from the gym both Monday and yesterday.  I am just hoping that I can keep it up.  I keep telling myself… I can do it, I can do it, I can do it!!!  I was really happy to hear that day 5 I get to have some meat.  Even more happy that day 6 I am supposed to eat all the meat that I want, since we are going to be camping and I bought some big steaks and marinated chicken loin to bbq up.  Hell yes!  🙂


It’s A New Day In My Skin – Day 119

Weight:  180

Size:  13/14

Exercise:  Yoga

Loved yoga today.  My back was a bit sore, but it still felt great.  I had the giggles, but contained them right from the beginning.

I had planned on walking on the treadmill also, but got invited to a Birthday lunch for my Best Friend here in AZ.  No way am I going to pass that up.  🙂  Needless to say, I came home and showered instead of using the treadmill.

I started an interesting diet yesterday.  I really don’t like to use the word “diet”, but I guess that is what it really is.  I wouldn’t usually call something a “diet” unless I was changing my eating completely and it just doesn’t seem that way.  It is called the Sacred Heart Diet (http://www.idiet4u.com/diets/sacredheart.html).  It is pretty cool!  You can eat whenever you want, which is nice, because I don’t always remember to eat.  Having a crock-pot full of this vegetable soup sitting in my kitchen helps to remind me to do so.  I need that metabolism sped up right?  Right!  Anyway, I don’t know if it is the soup, or just me shedding off water weight from starting my period, but I am down 3 pounds from yesterday.  Sounds good to me what ever it is!!

I also did good with lunch and am so proud of myself.  Today I was able to eat soup and also raw veggies, so I had a salad.  It had a very small amount, maybe one teaspoon of blue cheese and pine nuts combines with a balsamic dressing.  It was perfect!  I did splurge and have a glass of Chardonnay as well, but I don’t believe in stopping your normal intake of something all together.  Just me folks!  And I’ve got to be me.  😉  Anyway, lunch was nice.

I bought some size 13 jeans on Saturday.  3 pairs.  I usually wear a 14.  In this particular brand, because they are more narrow I am told, I would normally buy a size 15.  Well, when I did that a few months ago after wearing them for a very short time they would start to fall right off of me.  I went for the smaller size this time.  They are tight at first, but comfortable after a while and not falling off my hips.  I like that!  They are super cute too.  All good things… smaller size and super hot!  Wooo hooo!  I love clothes, and shoes, and I just can’t help it!  LOL!

Let’s see how this “diet” has me looking tomorrow.  🙂