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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday's Grace Notes

Sunday's Grace Notes

Going to church w/ family and friends in my powered wheel chair, going to Chili's for lunch, honoring Memorial day and being a military wife for 22 years, My Sheltie hitting Staple's "now that was easy" button, chasing his tail then asking for a treat, getting my satmps in the mail and getting a good nights sleep
Celebrate the day!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday's Grace Notes

Saturday's Grace Notes
It's Saturday!,  thunderstorms, lights going out... and then back on, making my house "purdy", ordering new canvases on line, forgiving myself... forgiving others, antibiotics, Dr.'s and nurses calling me frequently at home to check on me and giving me their private phone #'s (how's that for caring), a profusion of Cardinals, and getting hugs.
Celebrate the day!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday's Grace Notes

Thursday's Grace Notes
Being 49 and having the rest of my life ahead of me, a profusion of passion flowers and morning glories, having Steve and Jennifer over for rosemary and garlic roasted pork, daily renewing my mind... now what was I thinking again?, my adult children and their chosen careers mirroring what is important in their lives and praising God for this day no matter what it throws my way.
Celebrate the day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday's Grace Notes

Playing the piano first thing in the morning even before washing the sleepies out of my eyes, having the freedom to choose, getting together with old friends, a good nights rest, being outside more, the warmth of the sun hitting the left side of my face, the smell of vanilla body wash, my sheltie and all of his 'lovey toys' and my out of control pumpkin vine with it's gigantic yellow orange blossoms.
Celebrate the day! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday's Grace Notes

An early morning routine, my favorite pens, REALLY cleaning up my art studio, doing the recycling from my wheelchair, connecting w/ Facebook friends face to face in the real world, relying on the Internet to mail my paintings and buying specialty items making me more self-sufficient, watering my begonias while hearing mallard ducks fly overhead and a very noisy squirrel, meeting clients in my home studio... I think that I'll make some brownies.. and starting on antibiotics for cellulitis.  Hey at least it isn't for yet another round of shingles!
Celebrate the day!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday's Grace Notes

Learning how to starve my negative emotions,Philippians 4:8, Monday mornings and a full to do list,changing my focus and changing my life, being a victor and not a victim and learning how to ask for help.
Celebrate the day!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday's Grace Notes

Sunday naps, new herbs to try, reading the Sunday paper, Blue Jays, early mornings in the front courtyard, The Food Network and raspberry iced tea.
Celebrate the day!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday's Grace Notes

Giving my guardian angels something to do, Cardinals and bird song, seeing life as an adventure not to be missed, blooming Lillies of the Nile, watching movies by myself.. and liking it, "fake it 'til you make it", and living in Florida.
Celebrate the day!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday's Grace Notes:

Each day is a canvas to paint on, palmettos, playing the guitar at 11:00 at night, fresh blueberries and waffles, being a 'recording artist'... (I like the sound of that, cool), my son Steve still calling me a lot even on his honeymoon, and a day wide open before me!
Celebrate the day!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Music CD!

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Angels Unaware

Lessons from a Rehab Center
A couple of years ago I sang in Jacksonville up to five x's a week. I especially got a high from singing in nursing homes. Suddenly I found myself recovering in a rehab center from losing the use of my legs and surgery. I met Jake and, well I fell in love.  Jake was 80 years old and only had a short time to live. I was blessed to share his 80th birthday but like the little drummer boy, what did I have to give?  "What's your favorite song Jake?  Leaving On A Jet Plane it is." So I held his large once strong hand and sang him a "love song" in a room full of therapists, patients, nurses and doctors, strapped in my wheelchair.  He cried.  I cried.  Then, well, everybody cried.  You see God can always use us even in the most unlikely places
Celebrate the day!

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday's Grace Notes



                                                               Monday's Grace Notes
Doing Things a different way even when forced to, going to the library, eating lunch with my daughter at Sticky Fingers, my totally awesome and fun adult kids, early mornings on my back lanai, and the sound of crickets.
Celebrate the day!