Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Journey of Life --- Constantly Learning

Just this week I had to take time to reflect on the past and how much I love to learn new things, and how that alone has kept me going in times of great struggle and difficult times I am able to turn those into times of learning.

I believe if we ever stop learning, we really stop living. There is always some knowledge to be gained in every situation we encounter, things about ourselves, about God, about the universe as a whole, about our fellow man, about marriage and finances, about family dynamics, about the way people in diverse situations from you view life differently and why.

I believe myself to be open minded in a way that means I want to learn, though because of some of my beliefs others would call me closed minded. I seem to see they are the more closed minded because they do nothing to try to discover anything different than what they have decided is right and true or why someone would believe something different from them.

Learning about others beliefs do no diminish mine, sometimes they enhance them, sometimes they influence them, many times they just distinguish them. But I am open to information that is presented from sources I can trust and from people I know to be truthful and free from deception themselves. 

This is not a preaching post. I can do that anytime. This was about a discussion I had with a teacher 2 days ago who remembered me from being in his Algebra 2 class in 1979. We discussed how I love to still continue to learn and he said that was one reason he remembered me. He remembered those who really wanted to learn and that I was one of those students. Out of over 5000 students before and since it was nice to be remembered that way. We discussed many other things such as my desire to teach and share what I learn as well as discovering what is important in this life and what is not.

So even though this post does not do all of the things that people do to attract followers like the recent blog webinar I purchased and attended most of, it was what was on my heart to say today. 

I hope you also continue to allow yourself to learn daily, like a child where everything is a discovery. When they discover how to roll over, or walk, or tie their shoes. All the way to learn how to give love without expecting something in return and receiving love without the need to feel obligated. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Merry Christmas Banner

I created a Christmas banner with printables...I printed all on cardstock. These are set up to all printo on 8 1/2 x 11 paper sideways. But if you want smaller you can adjust to your size. Here is my version with glitter added, vintage buttons on top and I strung it with ribbon through the buttons.... you are welcome to click on the image, then save for your own use if you would like to make one....

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

To Paint or Not to Paint....

I Have had this in my home for about 20 years. Used to be my moms. She had no room for it. It is an actual BAR, had places for Ice buckets in the door, a slide out tray for getting to items, places to hang glasses, places for bottles in the door... BUT it wasn't useful for anything else at all.

I have removed and SAVED all of those special items from the inside...along with the screws etc. But the outside is just a little too.

So what is your opinion?
First Picture shows it in a decent form
 This is the top part the rolling shelf is set down and no long rolls but you can see the glass hangers in the back somewhat there were 2 racks on the doors for other glasses
 This is the lower shelf, On the doors of this is where about 60% of all the big pieces that took up so much room.
 So as a storage unit its not so bad...need to make it work...
 See how the top is so damaged? That is my guilt free idea to paint this
 Of course these knobs will not get painted will be removed and stay as is
 There is plenty of detail in the corners...I think painting would bring that out

Monday, September 23, 2013

Don't make Hasty Decisions....

This last summer I lost my mom to breast cancer. After this happened I found that very little in my life seemed to mean much to me at all and I started selling off things that I really LOVED in the past but seemed to mean so little to me now.

However I got some advice (after most of the selling) that said I shouldn't make any major changes for at least a year and at least 6 months for things that were like this. I had purchased some items that I LOVED and looked for a long time.

We also were low on finances due to some unforeseen costs and the fact I am not currently working on anything other than filling in on occasion for some businesses and an occasional payment for some online work (I normally due for free). So making the money seemed like something I found purpose in.

Today....I decided I was not going to sell 2 items that I looked for a long time, got good deals on and are really "me". The money seemed more important than things in light of my loss. But now I've decided if I'm going to sell anything more than has really "spoken to me" in the past...I will wait until after the new year to decide to sell.

The worst part was contacting the people who I had talked to about selling. So far the one person said she found something better for less price (not sure if she was upset or not) and the other has not responded. If either of them were to get really upset I would go ahead and sell...I want to keep my word. But I think they both understand what I'm going through and are not the type...but one never knows!

Here are my items that I love...The buffet I got for only $100 and the top for about the same (they don't fit together as you can see) I would like to hang the top separately so they aren't so disparate in size....

Monday, May 20, 2013

I saw something you might like on Hometalk

I thought you'd be interested in this post on Hometalk, the buzzing online community where home-owners and professionals trade helpful advice and referrals for repair, renovation, gardening and more.

Check it out: Front Yard Still in Progress...

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