Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

As the sun sets on 2011, I will wish you all a wonderful, new year - filled with love and laughter.

Monday, December 26, 2011

My view of War Horse

"I knew going in that this was a Black Beauty set in wartime. This is not a pretty little movie, it is a war movie and depicts the horrors of it, though thankfully not overly graphic. Expect some movie moments that are not altogether realistic, but heartfelt, and I like that kind of thing so it worked for me . Mostly I loved the movie because of the relationship between Joey and Albert. I love Albert's bravery to fight in the war to find his horse. Joey, to me is the heart of all the horses that served and worked along side the fighting men in World War I. Many people don't realize how the horses were viewed and treated, this movie will hopefully open some eyes to that. When it was over the audience applauded ... I was still crying. I do feel they were remiss in not putting on the screen at the end that over 8 million horses died in that war and the ones who who did survive were indeed sold, many ended up on a dinner plate ... the ultimate betrayal ... they were soldiers too."

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Who's got time to read a blog post ?

Christmas is barreling down on us, who has time to read a blog post ? Unless you are one of those ultra organized,ahead of the game people who has everything under control. Me, I'm doing way less this year, and I don't even feel guilty about it...... guess I must have my big girl britches on right about now, and they fit pretty swell. Christmas should be what you want to make it. Not a guilt ridden obligation to channel Martha Stewart and make everything look like a magazine spectacular all fussed up in red velvet and gold, with piles of fancy gifts. Sometimes less is more, and there is so much more to Christmas than buying things that no one truly needs. But it is up to you to figure out how to hold Christmas dear, maybe you dream of red velvet and gold. As for me, I'll be having a Merry little Christmas....

Monday, December 5, 2011

Lost and found.....

As a new year approaches I remember that I started this year with six beloved dogs, I now have three. Two are gone from this earthly plane and I had to let one live with my ex. Its been a year of letting go for me. I had to let someone go that I cared about, I had to let a friend go too... and no they are not together, Lol. I have let go of the hope that I will find someone to share my life with, and also let go of the idea that I can make a living making jewelry. I suppose I have to let go of the chance I'm going to win the lottery too, that's only because I never play it. But with all the things lost to me, I have found some things too. I have found that my dogs will live on in my heart, that you don't need friends who cause you unhappiness. I have found a new plan to attempt to make a living from my art, and I find my life is pretty full and happy like it is. I have found myself looking forward to the new year and all the surprises it will hold. I think its time to go buy a lottery ticket.....