Monday, July 13, 2009
Hello Fellow Sparklers-
I wish I could say that today I am shining bright like a happy, healthy, "in control" super nova, but that's not where my head is at today.
I am surfing the 'net for job postings around my 'neck of the woods' for a receptionist position, or something that would contribute to my community. I like to help others!
Most jobs that are available are paying $10 an hour, which would hardly cover the cost of a bachelorette in the grimiest part of town. It is tough all over, isn't it?
This region of Canada has the highest cost of living, due somewhat to being located on an island. More importantly, I think, it is because of the temporate climate and great views! If I were retired and living on a great pension, it would be an optimal situation... but I am not.
I am trying to be the support staff that ensures others can enjoy their community and keep it functioning. It may take two jobs to 'get 'er done', so I'm keeping that idea open.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
There is a local artist who has done a lovely collection of oils with teapots being her focus. I would like to try the same thing with teapots, cups and saucers and perhaps vintage teacloth embroideries. I would paint and paint and paint until I exhausted the topic and my southpaw went numb.
I have included the artist's link so you could see how simply she shares what she sees.
Hope you enjoy!
Monday, July 06, 2009
"Pray that you live during exciting times." is an ancient Chinese saying.
Excitement is great to add variety to life, but it can be a bit wearing if it becomes a day-to-day experience. Looking for a new place to live can buoy me up one day and become a smack- down to next.
Today I am deciding to hold firm on a straight course and not get all emotional about accommodation and getting a new job. (I'm not opting to commute too far, so I'm not sure about where I should work until I have an address.) I realize this may be a cart before the horse way of thinking, but that is where my head is at.
In 24 hours, there will be an acceptance or rejection of our latest offer to purchase a home.
We are renting, but dealing with a nervous house owner who if afraid of having no place to move to.
I am reminded of the scripture that it is all in HIS timing.
"Where we move, when we move, and how much it is going to cost" is pretty much in God's ballpark. I am trying to visualize settling back in a huge, overstuffed seat while surrendering the steering wheel to One With More Knowledge and Expertise!
These exciting times are starting to lose their sensational appeal for me. I hope to report that I am worrying less because I know it is useless and shows lack of trust.
This situation is not something to rush into. Who wants years of regret and 20/20 vision in the rear view mirror?
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Today was a beautiful day to go out for a short drive and take some photos. I was looking at all the blooms on trees, flowers and weeds. It was not too hot or humid, with gentle cloud cover to stop too much contrast.
Then I got the idea to collect a selection of colours just like on the TV show, "Color Confidential". Have you ever seen the lady who helps people select shades of pigment for their homes?
I chose a white Queen Anne's lace weed head, some bark from a coastal tree called the Arbutus for my orangy-brown, some English Ivy to represent my green, the dandelion is my brilliant yellow, and then purple was found in blackberries, hydrangea, and some sort of weed. Red was roses, and bing cherries.
I don't suppose I will plan to paint anything with the natural colours, but I liked the challenge of locating the various organic items.
Don't you think colour is a personal thing? That's why decorating will always be 'all over the map.'
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