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Lucky's Bath; photos & thoughts....


Friday, April 26, 2013

Lucky's bath helped me 'drop' everything & watch in THIS moment! He is VERY shy about his bathing, I've only seen this 2 times in our 5 years together! Life comes at us fast & fun, we just need to watch! The cute little gnome lady in the back round, is Luck's 'friend'. My Fairy God Mother made her for me out of a wooden spoon & I picked her up this past weekend. She is SO cute, RIGHT? I want to find tiny garden tools & an apron for her. A doll shop might be good for that.

It is another busy day! Getting my 'real' job ready to deliver today & traveling to R. Sunday.

I have been having a little low self esteem, this week. (I went over my goal by 2 # too much food AND SALT!) I saw a job opportunity for me in working with someone else's marionettes. In my hometown, 7 days a week! I don't know how long the gig is. It could be 1 week, it could be a year. At first it seemed like the perfect thing for me, (I've been looking for more income, but after investigating further, I realized I could not carry the show, physically. (12 marionettes in 2 cases) I am not a roadie! That is why I have created my small show. (4 marionettes & a tiny sound system) I perform in the living rooms of Disney Legends. I love it, it is fun AND I can move the equipment pretty easily! (I haven't been paid for this in the past) After checking out their website, I realized MY way of doing performances is NOT as focused as this company is. He started when he was young, like me. But he has been doing it FULL time, since then. I feel like it is harder for me to make a living, so I take on 'real' jobs. Maybe IF I had focused my entire life on my little company, I would be as successful as him! I mean, there are NOT very many marionette artists in the US. (Maybe 30) I am still going to send in my resume', but I do not think I will get it. I'm just not physically able to do it by myself. Maybe he has another marionette artist for this job so there would be 2 people. I could handle that. I CAN do my share, but not taking on someone Else's show & staging & learning how to work his marionettes AND performing 7 days a week, full time. I don't have ALL the details, but when I get back from my work trip North, I'll re-examin IF I am suppose to try for this job. I know my 'real' job would suffer AND my dance classes, etc. Because my focus would be on this new job. I am thinking out loud here. I am SO blessed to have you in my life to help me think about things!

Today I am feeling emotionally stronger! I did pilates yesterday & shopped several hours for supplies for my 'real' job. Getting my world together, just like I like it! When I take my power back, I ALWAYS feel GREAT!!

I had gotten upto 4 # over my goal, SCARY!!!! Today I went back to 1# above. Yesterday I kept to my REAL food goals. I KNOW how to release, but staying there is a bit harder. So lot's of water yesterday, proteins, fiber AND veggies, veggies, veggies, etc. Pilates 40 mins. AND walking for 2 hours! This all REALLY helped me.

Today I am focusing my weight to be under 2# of goal. That is a little under & gives me a leeway.

I'm back to work! Thanks for reading! Time ZOOMS.... I'm late for ZUMBA!

I love you all!
*~L






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FLORIDASUN 4/28/2013 8:56AM

    Wow...what a treat to see shy little Lucky jump in for a bath! Your little knome is the cutest!

I think you are SO talented and SO creative that you should promote your OWN self and your marionettes...not someone else's.

Once an artist ALWAYS an artist...it's hard to take direction from someone else when you have your own vision.

And WHY are you doing this entertainment for FREE...this is a valuable service that brings great joy and satisfaction to the the Disney Legends...I'd at least get paid for your gas, travel, and expenses.

Never sale your talent cheap...go for the $$$ that you so richly deserve!

Maybe you could contact the people that organize this for you and tell them that you love doing it...but really need to be appreciated with some moo~lah.

Sometimes even passing a jar around for a 'love offering' is the way to go. Just make sure the audience knows this is an expectation.

Hope these ideas might help!

Love ya..you know I do! emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/27/2013 7:26PM

    How cute! Explore the job apportunity and see if it will work for you.

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LJCANNON 4/26/2013 2:14PM

    emoticon Lucky is Too Cute!! Glad you were able to 'Catch' his Bath!! The Gnome Lady is Adorable!!
emoticon I wish I had some Wise answer about the Job, but Only You will know if it is the Right Step for You and Your Own Show. I think you are doing the right thing to step away and really think it through.

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JODROX 4/26/2013 2:08PM

    Cute little bird :)

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SPARKFRAN514 4/26/2013 12:59PM

    step back and take a deep breath you talked about to much salt in your diet and remember our weight changes thought out the day. I can weight one weight in the bathroom and carry to scales to the kitchen and i lost or in some cases gained a pound in less than 3 minutes emoticon my trainer told me its also where we stand on the scales it self what are you wearing ?? the scales was causing me to have non sparky days they are now at the church for the yard sale. not going to let the scales rule the day. going for how i feel and how my cloths fit.
have a sparky week end and remember to take ME TIME emoticon

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