Mar 28, 2013

All In The Day Of The Life Of......

I now have a new best friend...X A N A X ..


there, done that.....took 1mg hr. before and knew that wasn't
gonna do it so took another 1 mg. upon arrival...well, I slept
like a baby...after all was said and done Barb had to get 3 yr.
old Caramia, a "drugged me and my wheelchair into her Ford
Flex...I seem to recall a couple of kind people assisted her.
She had errands to run-we were hungry-she drove though a Chic Filet and we
were on our way...I slept and ate simultaneously...several times I was awaked by her lout voice
saying "Mama, Mama...don't go to sleep with food in your mouth
!!! You'll choke!"
Cara and I both continued to sleep in the car while she got some
things done...she was in and out of the car and I never knew
it...'was awake and able to walk by the time we arrived home.

Mar 16, 2013

Word Of God Speak

Finding myself at a loss for words
 and the funny thing - it's okay.

The last thing I need is to be heard-
   but to hear what you would say.

Word of God speak-
Would you pour down like rain?
Washing my eyes to see your majesty,
 to be still and know that you're in this place.
Please let me stay and rest in your holiness.

Word of God - speak..

Bart Mallard - Mercy Me

Mar 10, 2013

A Sunday Drive

A Sunday Drive   video

Have you ever reacted impulsively to ,what some would classify as a foolish thing to do!'' 'guess I qualify. Last Sunday after being at the cemetery - which is out in the country in Lincoln County, Tn. only a few miles from home - I was reminded of the drive that Bob enjoyed taking when we would be coming down to visit Barb from Dallas..Near Memphis - hwy 64 across the south end of Tn... -little traffic but slow- scenic -  a peaceful drive if you're not in a hurry...passing through small towns - Somerville, Boliver, Selmer, Savannah, Waynesboro, Lawrenceburg, Pulaski, Fayetteville - then south on 231/431 down a few miles to Hazel Green...

It was a nice day, for a change, cold but sunny. I knew Barbara would not be home to check on me for several hours so I  did it!  In my 2004 Honda Civic with 140,000 miles on it and old tires...didn't even go back home to get anything....afraid I would reconsider.   I had a coat, my purse and phone -

I just really wanted to be in Covington - where Bob had grown up- where we met - where we got married- where we lived our first year together and our first child was born- where his parents and my mother are buried.

About 5 hours later I arrived, drove around town, took some pictures (with my phone as I did not have my camera with me) cried some and then headed the 35 miles into Memphis to spend the night with my (very surprised) sister!

The pictures in the video were taken with my phone from inside the car, while driving - so they are not the greatest...

My latest painting endeavor.

Mar 9, 2013

Decision Time

What to do - what to do - what a dilemma - Shall I straighten up my house before Eddie and the boys arrive ????


or could I paint ???


easy decision---but first---I need to decide what to paint...

Mar 1, 2013


To think that the affairs of this life always remain in the same state is a vain presumption; indeed they all seem to be perpetually changing and moving in a circular course. Spring is followed by summer, summer by autumn, and autumn by winter, which is again followed by spring, and so time continues its everlasting round. But the life of man is ever racing to its end, swifter than time itself, without hope of renewal, unless in the next that is limitless and infinite.”

― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Interesting dialogue from the movie "The Next Three Days"
John Brennan-(Russell Crowe) -teacher at a community college whose wife is erroneously convicted of murder and imprisoned for 20 years.
John Brennan:  "So, "The Life and Times of Don Quixote," what is it about?"
  Student: "That someones belief in virtue is more important than virtue itself?"   John Brennan: Yeah, that's in there. What else is it about? ...Could it be about how rational thought destroys the soul? The triumph of irrationality, and the power that is in it...Now we spend a lot of time trying to organize the world. We build clocks and calendars and we try to predict the weather, but what part of our life is truly under our control? What if we choose to exist in a reality of our own making, does that render us insane; and if so - isn't that better than a life of despair?"