Thursday, April 30, 2009

Do you know anything about this Swan?


I shopped a favorite little haunt and found my treasure for the day. It's beautiful, fragile and vintage. The body was probably molded but theres flowers that must have been added after the mold process. Then hand painted and enhanced with lots of liquid gold detailing. It measures 14"long x6" in height at the top of the neck, 8.5 " across the basket. It's signed by Beulah Casterline April 11, 1956. (no mold marks)
Have you ever seen this before? Do you know anything about the piece?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Points to ponder...a reminder to self


1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
�9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will.Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don't ask, you don't get.
49. Yield.
50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

It was war in my world


My favorite talk radio today announced there was a new law that took affect today. It was regarding women and SUV's. At first I laughed and thought "Yeah Right". Supposedly women as of today in Oregon were driving illegally if...They were driving alone in a SUV, They could drive them if...they had a male driver in the passenger seat next to them or if they applied for a commercial drivers licence and passed the testing. They supposedly passed this bill with little rebuttal and kind of under the radar.
Now get this, If you were caught driving after a certain time frame, say 7-10 days in grace period the police could and would start pulling women over and start giving tickets and fines of $300.00 and eventually suspend your drivers license for abusing the new law. I'm thinking at this point that I'm pretty furious and I'm driving. An SUV! Holy crap!
I'm thinking I've never heard of such a law, Then people kept calling in saying how outraged they are and how sexist it is, this is ludicrous, and so on. I was fully prepared to sit my butt on the steps of our state capital if this was true, and by no means was I giving up my SUV. It's my only vehicle.
(It was just an April fools Joke, By Mark Mason & Dave Anderson on kex 1190 Portland, OR.)
It was not so far fetched really, with the unpredictability of this topsy-turvy world we live in nowadays, I was already feeling our law makers had way too much power. It was totally possible. After all they are talking about a prescription for cigarettes and snuff now and that's no joke. Are people not allowed to make a choice for themselves any longer? Does our Government need to be in every facet of our lives?
Oregonians are paying a combined tax of $2.19 in taxes on cigarettes and .50 on a bottle of alcohol that will simply disappear into thin air. Oh, it's for the children but with little or no accountability I'm sure. We are so in trouble. Nothing makes sense anymore.

"Too many irons in the fire usually leads to a disaster"

I hope you had an unduped April 1st.
Oh, and Megan Joy deserved to stay Simon.