Monday, May 9, 2016

Reflections on Mother's Day

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day....I certainly enjoyed mine :)

The boys seemed to have a good weekend as well :)

Have you ever noticed that relationships with parents and family doesn't always look like a Hallmark Card?    I know the hardest job I've had in my entire life is being a mother and step-mother.  When times get tough I think to myself...."who's idea was this anyway?"  AND....I would not trade a child I have or have nurtured for anything...sometimes I just need to say...DAMN....this is hard! 

My relationship with my Mother was not a Hallmark card...until the last three months of her life.  I find it very easy to forgive her shortcomings because I know there isn't a one of us that were born with a menu to choose our strengths, weaknesses, temperaments, genetic predispositions, appearances, talents....not a single person alive gets to choose.  All we can do is the best we can with what we have and take responsibility for our choices.

As a mother I do the very best I can and I hope to God it is good enough.....I hope they forgive me one day for my short comings and know all I ever wanted for each of them is to be loving, kind and happy human beings.  I don't care one iota what jobs they have or how much or little money they make.  What is most important to me is that they are honest with themselves and one another, that they are kind and generous with their gifts and talents and that they come to know what it is that they are responsible for in this lifetime.

Imagine a Sit Com that was about those folks who could and did choose their attributes?  I bet there would be folks, including myself, who would make a mess of that too....ROFL.  The human condition/experience....not very pretty at times....but it sure is amazing and wonderful all at the same time.

Smiles,
Kelly

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Selling Some Beautiful Needle Art - Udate with Offers Posted....It closes Today

 UPDATED 4/29/16

Normally I don't do this, but I was thinking who would appreciate beautiful needle work more than those who do needle work?

Here is the story....these two beauties were made by a Guild Member who no longer has room for them in her home.  The quality of each piece is tops!  At first I thought I would put them on E-bay for her....then I thought...heck I don't even look at E-bay and great people would miss the opportunity.  Sooo....I'm going to show you photos here and if you are interested in purchasing either one or both, please e-mail me at IHaveANotion@yahoo.com with your offer.

NO OFFERS AS OF 4/29/16
Cornucopia 23 x 16 3/4 Framed (without frame 20 x 14)

The quality is beautiful as you can see...and I even smelled each up close...they definitely were never hung in a home with smokers...there is no odor at all and I have a great sniffer :)

I Built Myself A Farm (18 x 12)
$28.00 OFFER AS OF 4/29/16
This is a cross stitch and it is the tiny stitch type.  I have taken close ups for you to enjoy.
You can feel free to make offers through Sunday May 1st and I will update this post daily with the highest offer for each.  The money will be given to the Black Swamp Quilt Guild.  Each piece will go to the highest offer and that person will pay exact shipping only.

Any questions...feel free to e-mail me.  Please be sure to indicate which piece you are making an offer on so I will be clear as to your preference.

Smiles,
Kelly

Friday, April 22, 2016

Early Onset Dementia?


I'm not quite sure what is wrong with me....it is a very rare event....so rare in fact that I can not even remember the last time all of these events occurred together...I actually cleaned out my refrigerator, freezer AND pantry yesterday. 

This may not sound odd to any of you....but I was so concerned last night I had to text my sister and ask if she thought it might be early onset dementia and was wondering if I was loosing myself.  Thankfully she assured me that every other part of my personality and mind seemed to be intact.....this was just a rare and strange event and if I were really lucky it might strike again.

What next?  This is very scary for me.....is it possible to domesticate a woman at 52?

I'm going to start counting backwards by 7's from 100...just to be sure I'm OK.

Smiles,
Kelly

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