January 25, 2009

Good Karma Sox & My OBGYN

I debated about sharing the story of my day on January 22, 2009 at 3:15pm with you, but what the heck- all you ladies will be able to relate.
Let's go back to December 25, 2008. I received these socks from my daughter. At the top of the socks they say Good Karma and on the bottom...well you see, they have smiley faces.

On Thursday morning after I took my shower and in anticipation of my annual pap smear; I was so excited when I put these on.

I came up with the idea the night before, knowing that it must be somewhat of an unfullfilling duty that my obgyn does each day.

Imagine if you can...I'm on the table, stripped down with nothing on but a sheet and my socks...feet in the stirrups...my doctor talking about the upcoming examination and then..." Oh Leslie, I just noticed your socks...haha".

That's when I told her about my decision the night before...that I had thought about her job, the view she has and wearing my socks.
She had a big smile on her face and said that noone had ever done that before. She got a big kick out of it, and so did I. It made the exam all the better!

January 22, 2009

Luna~Moon~Mahina~Lune~Amar~ Mond~Tsuki

One Moon... For Us All

January 18, 2009

I got an award...

...Well, actually I received several and although I feel honored to have received these awards, I find that it is very time-consuming to do all that is necessary and comes with the acceptance of the awards.

But, I'm going to have a go at it here. I must say again, that I do feel very grateful for each one and the love in which they were given. I have met so many kind and loving people here in blogland that are very inspirational and accepting of me, my art and the things I believe are important in life.

Thank you to all of you who come to visit here and for all the lovely comments and kind words that you have offered me. I truly appreciate each one.

This post on awards will be my last...on awards that is... and if I am to receive others, I will kindly accept them and post them on my sidebar but I will not be able to participate in the challenge of posting each one and all that goes with doing this.

So, here goes...

Kreative Blogger Award-Thank you Lisa Cole at Seeing Stars. The rules...State 6 things you LOVE and pass the award on to 7 others.

I love my life

I love my God

I love flowers

I love my friends

I love my daughter & my fiance

I love to love

The Lovely Heart Award from Ronnie at Biddy Brain

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

One Lovely Blog Award from Serena at Dream with the Fishes

The rules are as follows:

1. Add the logo to your blog.

2. Link to the person from whom you received this award.

3. Nominate 7 or more blogs.

4. Leave a message on their blog, letting them know they are “One Lovely Blog”!

Ok, all done, hours later...and Thank you again for the awards, I'm honored!

January 14, 2009

Ted Art 2009-Chemo Angels

Ok, so I told you all about Chemo Angels in a previous post. I was so excited that many of you left comments stating that you were signing up to be Chemo Angels too...it just warmed my heart!

I am sending this off tomorrow to Ted for whom I am a Chemo Angel.
Gods Love Protect Us...I got this idea from Bob Marley. In his song Positive Vibration (you can listen to it on my blog) he sings "Jah love, Jah love, protect us".
I often listen to Bob on my drive home from work. Yesterday was no different except the words really spoke to me.
So as soon as I arrived home, I took out my watercolors and completed this for Ted. I decided to change the word Jah to God. I hope Ted enjoys it and his spirit is lifted!

January 12, 2009

March of the Koi

Ok, so I've been watching the koi in our fish pond for several years now. At one time there were only 3 and then one Spring there were 9. Before we actually noticed the 6 babies, several weeks before that there were lots of white, foamy spots-they sort of looked like spit-but apparently the foam spots had something to do with the fish spawning process-of which I know nothing about.When winter comes each year, I look at the pond and all the fish have gone down to the bottom in the middle where it is the deepest. They hibernate here all winter with very little movement...well except for when they all take turns moving toward the middle of the group.

It wasn't until after several winters of observation that I noticed how they all take turns having their time in the middle of the group. The outer fish move toward the middle and they all shift. I assume it is warmer in the middle...that's what I think anyway. They take their time about it and the movements are very slow. They're hibernating... we stopped feeding them as soon as the first cold day hit...and they don't want to eat either.

Here they dance and move, shifting and changing positions in the cold cold water. It's really quite amazing and beautiful to watch.

January 8, 2009


I did this watercolor for my friend Brenda for Christmas this year. She has been very patient in waiting for me to paint something for her... you see; I have known Brenda for 30 years now.

We went to high school together and have been able to stay in touch throughout the years even though we haven't always had the daily kind of friendship that we have now. She has often asked if one day I would make some art for her.

Finally this year I surprised her with this watercolor. She specifically requested seahorses awhile back when I asked what kind of painting she would like and, she was thrilled to receive it. I had it framed for her so that she could hang it up right away.

She is a wonderful person, very caring, gentle and loving . She is also a single Mom to 4 boys. I am not sure how she manages to do everything that she does, and work full time too.

In a thank you card I received from her several days ago she wrote... "I am so grateful God blessed me with you as a true life long friend. You will never really know how much you mean to me." I was touched by her words and I am grateful to have a friend in Brenda too.

These photos of the watercolor aren't so great. I took them at work with an inexpensive digital camera after she opened the present. I'll have to make a trip to her house sometime soon with my new camera for round 2!

January 4, 2009

Sharing Christmas...New Year's

Happy New Year! I'm excited to share some of my Christmas and New Year's pictures with you...with my new SLR Digital SONY 350K. (Thanks to my special honey :) for this fabulous Xmas gift)!

I am starting with Christmas~random shots...

~me with Santa sox on that I won in a gift swap~they have a furry cuff on the top and they're oh so warm-love 'em.

~Christmas was spent with family and friends...

~ grey and white kitty and Christmas paper

~my fabulous Tippy cat-she weighs in at 20lbs

Jackie (my gorgeous honey) and I rang in the New Year with my gf Amy and her hubby Phil in Colonial Williamsburg.

Back in October I donated a mural to a silent auction benefit and we bid on and won a week (12/31/08-1/6/09) to a resort in Williamsburg. We toured Jamestown while we were there and took a few strolls around town... my photo journey...