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Dougherty, Iowa, United States
Hi, I live in the boonies in Iowa on a hobby farm.I am a Cancer survived of almost 20 years, I am blessed with 5 children and so far 4 granddaughters and one due anytime now. And one grandson. I was recently married in Oct. 2010 to my longtime sweetie John. I have many passions being an Aries ;) But yorkies would be top of my list ! I pride my self in breeding to the best of my abilities and raising healthy,happy yorkies. I Love art and taking pictures. The year 2011 is going to be a great year and the beginning of the rest of life.....To bad it took me almost 50 years to get to this point ! But hey at least I got here:)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Take the Pledge : Violence UnSilenced

Take the Pledge : Violence UnSilenced

shades of grey: parents are people too

shades of grey: parents are people too: "parents are people too
'PROMISE TO MY CHILDREN ....I WILL stalk you, freak out on you, lecture you, drive you crazy, be your nightmare, embarrass you in front of your friends, hunt you down like a bloodhound until the day you understand why I do it. Then I will know you are a responsible adult. All because I LOVE YOU! You will never find someone who loves you & cares about you more than I do!!' (traveling facebook post)
a parent's job is to parent
a child's job is to push limits
ours, yours, their own
that makes me the heavy
that makes me the bitch
I know
I'm not wearing an 'L' on my forehead

what about that scarlet letter?
do you enjoy the reputation you are creating
from your lack of indiscretion
and false sense of power?
entitled to live here
entitled to eat here
entitled to drive our vehicles,
to change house rules at your leisure...
think again kiddo.

house guest
exude dignity and behave respectfully
your parents taught you
your conscious tells you
your peers influence you
remember who you are
who you are

created by ~L on 7/25/2010 topics: family, love, parenting, poetry"

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Midlife Poet

Midlife Poet: "I have led a charmed and blessed life. Seeing that statement makes me smile. I have had a share of heartbreak, sorrow, pain, suffering, shame, devastation and tragedies, the lows of life, but I've also had my share of blessings which are too many to count or to list here. I am not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, yet I am rich in so many ways. I am not young nor old, yet rich in years, in an abundance of love and life with the years of heartbreak, sorrow, pain, suffering, shame, devastation and tragedies adding texture to my life, layers of interest, some thick, some thin, some opaque, some transparent so the others can come through and be reviewed over the years whether or not welcome....And I thought then, 'What a blessed and charmed life I lead.' by Lynda Dunham Watkins"

Friday, July 16, 2010


Facebook: "Sons will hold
your hand for a little while but will hold your heart for a lifetime...
It's 'Sons Week' - If you have a son that makes your life worth living
by just being around him, copy and paste this to your status !"

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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My Cool Signs dot Net » Flickr Signs » medium » red » j_s_yorkies

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*Cemerony Share*: Freebie 14

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Christian Women Online - In "Other" Words

Christian Women Online - In "Other" Words: "Rather than gloss over a problem, take steps toward change. Wisely dealing with a bad habit or issue isn’t the easy way, but it later brings peace to your life."

Christian Women Online - In "Other" Words

Christian Women Online - In "Other" Words

Your Story:Original Drawing #1820-Boxed Book Set

Your Story:Original Drawing #1820-Boxed Book Set: "26 March 2009
crow woman:
He is wherever you are - in spirit, in memory. The body wears out and must leave; the spirit is eternal and remains near us, always seeking to commune. Be still and listen for his voice."

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finally finishing

John & I at the fair

Ten years ~ JULY 21

Monday, July 12, 2010

Facebook | Your Photos - photos from Iowa

Facebook Your Photos - photos from Iowa

more sunday bliss

I had a happy Sunday:)

we went to the fair, and had our pics taken in the western look :) And on the way home we stopped at the rock quarry and it was beautiful ! Took some pics----also in the old days the saying went "knee high by the 4th of July" This is Iowa's new saying "sky high by the 4th of July"

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Live life to the fullest: food for thought

Live life to the fullest: food for thought: "I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end.

He noted that first came her date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears.
But what he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth,
And now only those who love her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own:
The cars…the house…the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard;
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real,
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.
Be less quick to anger
And show appreciation more;
Love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile…
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy’s being read
With your life’s action to rehash…
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?"

Live life to the fullest: food for thought

Live life to the fullest: food for thought

Friday, July 9, 2010

Ya Hooooo I'm back

I wondered out side of my comfort zone yesterday ! By this I mean I have read fictional romance novels for way over 30 years(first one by Joanna Lindsey) age 17 .....I still love pirates to this day LOL ! But anyway back to my comfort zone, I bought 2 novels last night that are in today times....Ann Brashares(the last summer of you &me) and ask again later by jill.a.davis. ANYONE read these  please give me your review's :) plus picked up all my supply's to start my art journal SO excited !!!!! I just hope when i am dead and gone my kids and grandkids save them ...It can cost your house for all the neat things to put in them :) later gater   ......

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

dida painting in oil pastels today and one 1/2 done in water color !

I love the oil PASTELS ! I bought at hobby lobby on sale for 1.77 ....... I will have to get some pics tomorrow to share~ Well Sophia went ome today, i will miss her:(

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th to all my loved ones that have gone B4 me:(

I love you Mom,Dad...and will never forget the times you took us out on the 4th to see the fireworks or light our sparklers and squeal with delight! And ohhh how i wish we could  all do this one more time. Even if it meant listening to mom say "if you you guys burn yourselves i am going to kick your asses !! And you will never get another sparkler EVER !!:)
"Life is short, Break the rules,
Forgive quickly, Love truly,
Laugh uncontrollably...
Never regret anything that made you smile!"

Friday, July 2, 2010

I will persist without exception. I am a person of great faith.....

My beautiful Eva Michelle 

Today I will choose to be happy. I am the possessor of a grateful spirit ......

My budding artissssst !!!! Elaina Jo ! AKA Lainey bUg or LAdy bUg as she would say !!!

my flowers
To the right we have Queen of dE nILe

I will great this day with a forgiving spirit. I will forgive myself..........

looks like i missed an easter egg

This is my motto !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The buck stop here, I am responsible for my past and my future !

Well it is a new day here in the boonies in Iowa...... just wanted to share some pics i took one night....I actually was trying to catch the fire flies as Dr. Phil would say how is that going for you???? Not well as I would say :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I love reading other blogs

I really really try hard to get busy with my blog LOL ! But as soon as I get here to blog, I start reading everyone else and run out of time to do mine! But I love reading and it alway's brings me to my happy place:) I have my great niece here staying this week and she is a treat to have here, Sophia keeps me busy with questions or should i say statements "I'm BORED " LOL !!! Reminds me of my other niece from Florida Sarah lol ! So I took Sophia (she is 9) outside yesterday for a photo shoot ...... She is a natural. here is some of her pics ....  Sophia is a BEAUTIFUL child with a spirit way beyond her years~