Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays

My Christmas wish for you:
May God grant you many years to live,
For surely He must be knowing
The earth has Angels all to few
And Heaven is over flowing.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Still number one!!


To hear your voice so clear and sweet
I long to be near and feel your heart beat.
Our time is so short when the phone rings
Yet I know joy and love your message brings.

My heart beats faster with each loving word
My heart sprouts wings like a silver hawk bird.
Yes, tonight I will sleep with dreams in my head
I will sleep happy and secure alone in my bed.

Just knowing you care and our love strong
Makes my life pleasing and nothing is wrong.
One day our dreams will surely come true
Together we will fly through skies deep blue.

We both have had heavy burdens to bare
This makes our love strong and truly we care.
Our thoughts and our hearts really beat as one
Soon our hopes and dreams will be again fun.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

So Sorry

I know it has been some time since I lasted posted on my blog, but things have been a little rough and time consuming. I will catch you up now and even though my blog says, "Things that make me Happy", the only happiness is that I am here to write about this.
In September I found myself not feeling to good and becoming weak. I was eating fine, yet found it hard to really do much. I was planning on visiting my doctor the evening of October 1st. By mid-afternoon I was at the point where I finally admitted to myself I couldn't wait that long so I dialed 911. I agreed to go to the hospital and was trying to be brave even though I really don't like hospitals.
After being admitted, tests were ran and finally the doctors came to talk to me. They had all been very kind and understanding so I was happy about that. I was told that I had some way ingested some thing poison, my white blood count was at 18 and my lower intestines was a mass of infection.
They gave me a little food to eat (yes I was paranoid) in order for me to start the antibiotics.
I had called someone to come and get me home and asked that she bring me a jacket because I was half frozen. She arrived and had brought me a full length flannel nightie and a jacket. I asked why the nightie and she said she figured I might be easier to get to bed than to try and change after taking medication.
One hour after taking the medication I started having strong cravings for Scallops Alfredo. I think I drove her crazy saying I could even taste them and here she had me riding home in a flannel nightie.
While I am on this subject I might as well confess that I also had life's most embarrassing moment. After arriving at the hospital safe and sound one of the medics sat down next to my bed still asking questions and making out papers. All of a sudden a pain hit and hit hard. I yelled and said which way to bathroom. I will say he can move very fast. Before the nurse could get to me it was too late. All I can say is why did it have to be the most handsome hunk ever and I had to have a not so nice accident.
I have been eating bananas and drinking gator aid trying to build some thing back plus eating better. I also had the craving for Scallops Alfredo every time I took the antibiotics. It has only been the last few days that I have started feeling almost human again.
They couldn't say what I had ate because it had been close to eight days prior and didn't say what type of poison. I just have to look in the frig and I become paranoid but I know I have to eat to be better. I will be a good girl and all I can say is I hope I never have to face that medic ever again.


Saturday, August 29, 2009

soccer

Sunday, August 2, 2009

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ready for internet marketing

I now have my new blog up and ready to go for my new venture. I know I have more to learn but the major points are done. I have my new domain name and my new blog as well as host server. Now the hard part, getting customers.
Since this blog is a little of everything, I will let you know my Gardenia bush is loaded with blooms. Some times they can really be over whelming. Especially on a hot muggy day like today. Also a pink calla lily bloomed today too. These are the little things that do make me happy, therefore I can proceed with my studying and internet marketing.
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Sunday, June 7, 2009

So Happy


I was so excited this morning when I went out to my flower beds to check on some recent transplants. My precious yellow calla lily was finally peeking through, and it brought tears to my eyes. If you haven't seen it in all it's beauty then scroll down for you will find the photo posted "Can You See Me". After winning an award on that photo last fall, I would have been heart broken to have lost it because of moles tunneling under everything and finding some of my lovely lily bulbs over 18 inches down in the ground.
I decided to make it easy on you and just uploaded the photo of my calla lily. This was a special gift for my birthday 8 years ago and that is why I am so protective of this special plant.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Big sister can be cool-ants continued


As to my ant problem I found out what was going on. These ants are called soap ants and are attracted to soap, they love the soap. That is why under the drain board in the kitchen, in the bathroom sink and even the clothes washer. My sister had this problem so she knew what was going on.
While I am at it I might as well let you know about a couple other goodies from my sister. In trying to cut back on costs of foods you naturally go for less expensive, right? NO! I was complaining about the taste of my foods because of using a less expensive cooking oil. Wrong again. It is less expensive to buy a bottle of good olive oil, not only does it help the taste of the food but you only use a touch of it instead of a lot and your food doesn't stick either.
So next time your big sister gives you advise, take it and use it, they are smarter than you think. Maybe that is because they have been around longer. Oh, sorry about that, she is a smart sister.
The picture is of the farm we grew up on. Not an ant farm!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

ANTS

I don't know where they are coming from, but about every other day I am finding ants. No trail of where they are coming or going, just a big clump of little tiny red ants so small if there wasn't so many, you wouldn't see them. I know last summer after the garage burned down they did and ozone treatment to the house so everything living including mold or spores, ants or spiders were destroyed. So why now am I being invaded. This is like every other day. I should have shares in the bug company.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day

I am wishing everyone a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend, and would like to say Thank-you to all who are serving our country and a special prayer for all who have perished doing so.
I say a special one for my grandson serving in the Air Force. He will be 24 the 31st of this month.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mother nature at her best

Yes it is Spring, and Mother Nature is showing her stuff big time. We are having a great nor'easter and so cold my fingers can barely type today. Last week I was complaining about 93 degree temperatures. I would settle for mid seventies and a gentle breeze.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Roses


I found one lone pansy growing at the edge of one of my flower beds. But as usual the batteries were dead on my camera. I posted this colored pencil instead. My roses will be glorious by next week and you can bet I will have batteries by then. The orchid lilies are looking strong and healthy but no sign of my yellow calla lily yet.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Unseasonably hot

Oh, it is hot for April. I am sure the motor cycle riders enjoyed it for it was also bike week at the Outer Banks of NC. 93 degrees Sunday.
I finally got the lawn mower running and it took more than four hours to mow due to the fact it hadn't been done this year. I sure enjoyed getting out in the fresh air. Besides we are going back to normal temperatures after tomorrow.
Good news, the strange weather during February did not kill my "Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate" plants. I found 10 of them poking their heads out. My Orchid Lilies are doing wonderful, strong stems and healthy. Awww I know, I love my flowers.

Monday, April 13, 2009

New poem

A new poem today after a morning drive. Check it out on my Helium widget on the right side.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Oh what a difference a year makes


Since the picture on Face Book (right side) was taken a year ago on my birthday, I believe I will leave it as is and not update picture tomorrow. Why? Because I think they said possible snow tonight. I will not sit out there like that tomorrow.
Here is my bouquet of roses. Pen ink and colored pencil.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

some new things

There are a couple new poems in the Helium widget a couple spots down on the right.
Enjoy!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I've missed Janie. Have you?

Janie would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day. So she did so by form of story. It will show in the Helium widget soon.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

As promised

I have named my new painting
"Place of Serenity"


Here is my unnamed painting of the arched bridge.I have a storm brewing in the back ground due to the WWAO challenge for March.
I need to get this off my chest now so here goes. A friend stopped by just after I had place the clouds in the sky and started criticizing my thermal vortex forming and coming out of the top of the storm coming. I explained what it was and she flat told me she didn't like that. So being stubborn, bullheaded person that I am I left it in. She is confident that clouds don't look like another batch is forming behind. But I guess since I've been through 14 tornadoes I do know what a sky looks like.
I hope all who check this out won't be to harsh on me and my clouds. Have a Serene day and relax by my Ol' stone arched bridge.
The painting is 16x20 acrylic. Storm and all!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Arriving soon new painting

It is way passed sleepy time but I had to say, my new painting is almost done. It has an arched stone bridge which I have always admired. I do believe I have been watching too much DIY. Hopefully it will be posted tomorrow if the weather holds and we don't have freezing temperatures.
This winter has been something else, very cold here and then we had a few days with sunny warm weather and all my spring daffodils and tulips decided to come up. I have two blooms on one of the daffodils, I think I may get a shock tomorrow.
I have also noticed in the last few weeks an upswing in the people connecting to Twitter. I have my posts on the right side of this blog if you care to join me I am:
http:twitter.com/calviaart you might want to search for me there.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Great give away

Giveaway of the Day