Regrets? We all have them. Mostly I believe we are where we are meant to be at the present time. There’s a reason we are here. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive to be better at what we are doing. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do something positive everyday and have goals of where we want to be. We all need a little encouragement from others along the way. We all need to challenge ourselves to be better. We all need ways to cope with adversity in our lives, whatever it is.
Know what you want and go after it! Yes, there’s gong to be negatives in life and people as you are doing it. Sometimes you’ll want to give up – don’t do it. Step back, refocus and restart! Do what you need to do!
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. – Margaret Young.
What is one positive thing you will do to make today great??
Where do you picture yourself in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years?
What can you do today to encourage someone else?
What challenges have you set for yourself?
How do you overcome adversity?
Happy Thursday.. if you stand on your tiptoes you can see Friday.🤔
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Thoughtful Thursday


Wacky Wednesday – yes we all need a little good crazy in our lives!! 🤣🤗😏😜
Is there anything you do that is off the wall to release stress. Watch cartoons, funny movies, read a funny book, just be a nut?? What do your kids do, grandkids do? Video games, play outside? You’re never too old to just let it go and enjoy life outside of the daily grind. You have to do that to be productive/creative.
Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

On Being Positive

Positive Tuesday – What are some things you can think of that are a positive in your life, you business? Positive attitudes go a long way in what you accomplish both personally and professionally.

You can bitch, gripe and complain all you want but all that does is drag you down and make you mentally (and yes, sometimes physically) unable to do what you need to be doing to be successful. Don’t let others being negative Nancy’s get in your head, only you can control your thoughts and how you react to something.

Love this – Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in every day.12308490_10208080691195693_483498028284187510_n

We all have bad days, the point is – don’t let them take over your life. A lot of us suffer from health problems or have someone in our families who aren’t well. Sometimes we let that consume us – yes, it’s hard not to when you’re in pain. Sometimes the situations we are in affect how we handle other things – been guilty of that too.

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What motivates you to stretch your limits, do more than you thought you could, be better than you thought you could be?

Some people are motivated by money 💵💵, others by some bling 💎💎, maybe you want to travel 🛫⛴️🛳️ – you can accomplish all those things.

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But… only you can decide what it takes to motivate you.

When you believe, the impossible becomes possible. What you believe will become what is true. Your optimism today will determine your level of success tomorrow. Don’t look at your challenges; look up and look out into the future. Don’t focus on your circumstances. Focus on the right beliefs that will help you build your success – Jon Gordon

Beginning today, I will create a new future by creating a new me. No longer will I dwell in a pit of despair, moaning over squandered time and lost opportunity. I can do nothing about the past. My future is immediate. I will grasp it in both hands and carry it with running feet. When I am faced with the choice of doing nothing or doing something, I will always choose to act! I seize this moment. I choose now. – Andy Andrews


Hello, I’m back…

Today… after more than 2 years away from blogging and not much writing either I’ve decided to jump back in.  I’ve been doing that with painting the last few months too.  Writing and art… both good therapy and cheaper than a “shrink”… 🙂

It’s been a nutty 2 years, finished my Masters in Criminal Justice, my son started a business and then started work full time so I’ve kind of inherited doing what he was doing when I feel like it. Been to lots of cool places for craft shows, met lots of talented people and found a lot of very interesting things and more still coming.

My plans are to bring back my “Twisted Thursday” posts and add several other types such as: general posts, food related posts, fashion/makeup/nail care posts and maybe a few more.

So… I’ll be “seeing” you again soon…

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Time flies by…


I started this blogging journey in December 2013 thinking I wouldn’t make it through a couple of months.  Here it is a year later and I’m still here.  Some months have been pretty slow posting wise, not so much life being slow.  As a family we’ve been through a lot this past year.  Dealing with the bullying of my grandson in the spring and then with finally getting the diagnosis of Autism.  He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome but due to the changes in the DSM-V he falls under Autism now.

Had a pretty quiet summer, got the pool up and working even with dealing with a leak in a new liner.  Spent a lot of hours on the mower in the “back 40” from March through October.  One of my favorite things to do outside.  In the midst of all of this I started back to school, working on my Masters in Criminal Justice.  It has been an interesting journey from May.  Been on break with no classes since mid October but they start back next Monday, 5th.  Transferred to Nova Southeastern in FL to finish.  Pretty interesting class starting, all about Firearms and Ballistics and the other one on Forensic Science.   Looking forward to these two.

Still hanging on to my insurance license, got too much time and money invested not to keep renewing it every two years and doing the continuing education.  I am in the midst of working on my AFIS (Agriculture and Farm Insurance Specialist) designation, so I guess taking the third part of that course will be my continuing education this year, that and the Ethics class that is required.


Started by journey as a Jamberry Nail Wrap consultant in November.  Funny thing, I’d never heard of them until August of last year when a Face Book friend had a Face Book party and then became a consultant.  Wish I’d know about this company before.  Pretty new, started in 2010 and growing fast.  Check it out: and anyone wanting info let me know.  Cool nail wraps and get paid to have pretty nails.  It’s only in the US and Canada right now.

Through all of this the last month has be trying on my health and dealing with blood pressure issues.  I am hoping that things will settle down again when school starts back next week and one of the grandkids will be back in school.  They have all been sick including the three year old.  This crazy flu and respiratory stuff is nothing to mess with.  If you are sick with this, go to the doctor, emergency room or something.  Kids are dying from it, scary crap!!

If we could keep all the vehicles around here running it would be a miracle.  Out of seven vehicles, three are down right now….OUCH  that’s a lot of $$$$’s going to be going out the door. can-stock-photo_csp7026993

This is about it for my crazy life.  Striving to increase my blogging and writing in this new year and accomplishing much more along the way.  With major home improvements looming on the near horizon it’s going to be a busy one.






Photography 101 – Edge

Today, show us an edge — a straight line, a narrow ridge, a precipice.

There’s lots of sinkholes around the property here, the one I wanted I couldn’t get to today so I chose a smaller one.  I may post the other one later this week.