Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Time to say "Good-Bye BUT just for awhile.......





Photo of Splashing Ocean Waves Morning Sunrise

The time has come for me to say Good-Bye BUT only for awhile. Hubbikins...the Chazman and I are so excited about the beginning of our new family adventure. This is the weekend we move to the coast...well..close to it anyways. Only about a 25 minute drive, so there will be afternoons spent combing the beach for treasures the ocean might throw our way. Of course anyone that has visited my whimsical world before today knows that means my "muse" is going to have plenty of inspiration to sing her songs to me. I'm looking forward to all her songs and stories that I can in turn bring to you. 

I should only be away for a couple of weeks. I hope that each and every one of my old and new friends have some amazing adventures to tell me about when I return. Live life....love life and enjoy each and every day that is given to you. Be blessed with the folks you have in your life everyday and let all others float away until one day they may return. It's been an adventure...a pleasure and a blessing to have found so many amazing "friends" in each and every one of you.

Until next time.....

Big hugs, tons of love and rivers of giggles and laughter,
Regi

Monday, May 24, 2010

Manic Monday!!!

Today is a Monday, that's for sure. I have to keep a calendar and check off each day to remember just what day it actually is BUT for some reason I always know when it's MONDAY!!! Certain feelings come with Mondays.....feelings of it's a new week....things must be done...completed or in some cases begun. In my case, this is my last Monday to be in this home so I must get things done. Yes...I'm still packing, packing and packing some more. It seems somewhere along this adventure in packing I have caught a terrible cold or crud or perhaps both combined. It's not stopping me but it sure has s-l-o-w-e-d- me down. It does help to know that at the end of this week, the Chazman and I will be reunited with the hubbikins/daddikins and beginning our new adventure in a new place.

With all these feelings and thoughts my doodling went in a direction of trying to capture how I am feeling on this Manic Monday. Tell me....am I screaming because of a drippy nose and packing OR am I singing due to all the excitement of living in a new place. I think maybe both.....until next time....HUGS!!!!!!!!!    REGI

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Chazman in pencil...sort of!!!

Taking my breaks from packing and sitting down to doodle has really made me want to get back to my artistic roots and start drawing again. WOW....something that you have to have a talent for but one that you have to practice at too. Last night I decided that I wanted to start practicing in drawings of real people so I found a cute photo of my adorable son....ya'll know him as the "Chazman" and began to doodle. Now keep in mind it's been well over 25 years since I drew a person....a human person that is!!!!


This is the photo I used....such a cutie pie and handsome devil!!

Here is the doodle....I know..I know...I have tons of practicing to do but HEY...he knew it was him without the photo being in sight when he saw it....so that's a good thing, eh?  LOL


Until next time....

Hugs,
Regi

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Doodles.....

WOW....I can't believe there is only seven more days of school for the Chazman and only 10 more days until we move. Time is starting to fly by now. I still have lots of packing to do and yes I'm still sorting through my stuff to see just what I can live without. Whoaaaaaa....that's a hard thing to do...LOL!!!

I posted earlier that my studio was the first thing packed up. Had to do it that way so I wouldn't be tempted to stop packing and sculpt and everyone that knows me...knows that is just what I would have done. Although I packed everything away, I still have paper and a pencil and decided to sit for a spell and doodle. My muse is whispering of faeries and baby dragons.  Thought I would share those whisperings with you.....




Until next time................

Hugs,
Regi

Friday, May 14, 2010

Moving Tips....

After spending the entire day packing yesterday I decided I needed to take a break last night. I love to, like most of us I'm sure, surf the net for "just make ya laugh" items.  I have been researching the cheapest way to
move all of our junk treasures and found this funny site with Budget Truck Rentals. Which by the way is just the company we are going to get our truck rental from. So sip on a cuppa joe or a cool glass of sweet, sweet tea and have a giggle.....

Of course I do think I found the perfect way to move.....wish it was just this simple...LOL!!!!!!

Until next time....

Hugs,
Regi

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Do you have a jar full of Marbles?

 
 
 
 With all the events that have taken place in our lives in the past few months, I have come to realize that we try and hurry things along. Thinking we have to "hurry up" and do that.....or "hurry up" and do this....or pray, please dear LORD "hurry up" and make things happen. Life is something that is given to each one of us and most of us are hurrying through it....and WHY?? There are a few sayings that we should all remember and put into our lives......the first to me being that when we ask for troubles to be handled then we need to "relax" and realize that GOD will handle them in his time...no "hurrying up". The second being that we need to stop saying "When I find the time"....you never find the time....you have to MAKE the time. Life can be short or life can be long...we never know just how much we have. We need to slow down....count our blessings, cherish memories that we make of our family, friends and life and realize to have those memories we have to make them first. Slow down...make the time. Put some marbles in a jar!!!

The following story isn't something that I wrote but it is something that definitely relates to my feelings about slowing down . A friend sent this to me in an email.  I think it caught her eye to send because of a saying in it...."If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you" Anyone that has children probably know this saying. It's from a very famous Bear....Winnie the Pooh. I tell my youngest son this every night before we go to sleep. The story also made me realize that I have to start making time for the important things in life and stop "Hurrying up" all the things that can wait a bit.
 Marbles
 A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward the garage with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand and the morning paper in the other. What began as a typical Saturday morning turned into one of those lessons that life seems to hand you from time to time.
 Let me tell you about it.
 I turned the dial up into the phone portion of the band on my ham radio in order to listen to a Saturday morning swap net. Along the way, I came across an older sounding chap, with a tremendous signal and a golden voice. You know the kind; he sounded like he should be in the broadcasting business.  He was telling whomever he was talking with something about "a thousand marbles."  I was intrigued and stopped to listen to what he had to say.

"Well, Tom, it sure sounds like you're busy with your job. I'm sure they pay you well but it's a shame you have to be away from home and your family so much. Hard to believe a young fellow should have to work sixty or seventy hours a week to make ends meet.. It's too bad you missed your daughter's dance recital" he continued. "Let me tell you something that has helped me keep my own priorities." And that's when he began to explain his theory of a "thousand marbles."
 "You see, I sat down one day and did a little arithmetic. The average person lives about seventy-five years. I know, some live more and some live less, but on average, folks live about seventy-five years."
 
"Now then, I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came up with 3900, which is the number of Saturdays that the average person has in their entire lifetime.  Now, stick with me, Tom, I'm getting to the important part.  It took me until I was fifty-five years old to think about all this in any detail", he went on, "and by that time I had lived through over twenty-eight hundred Saturdays.  I got to thinking that if I lived to be seventy-five, I only had about a thousand of them left to enjoy.  So I went to a toy store and bought every single marble they had.  I ended up having to visit three toy stores to round up 1000 marbles.  I took them home and put them inside a large, clear plastic container right here in the shack next to my gear."
 
"Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and thrown it away..  I found that by watching the marbles diminish, I focused more on the really important things in life."
  
"There is nothing like watching your time here on this earth run out to help get your priorities straight.."
 
"Now let me tell you one last thing before I sign-off with you and take my lovely wife out for breakfast.  This morning, I took the very last marble out of the container.  I figure that if I make it until next Saturday then I have been given a little extra time.  And the one thing we can all use is a little more time."
 
"It was nice to meet you Tom, I hope you spend more time with your family, and I hope to meet you again here on the band.  This is a 75 Year old Man, K9NZQ, clear and going QRT, good morning!"
 
You could have heard a pin drop on the band when this fellow signed off.  I guess he gave us all a lot to think about.  I had planned to work on the antenna that morning, and then I was going to meet up with a few hams to work on the next club newsletter.
Instead, I went upstairs and woke my wife up with a kiss...  "C'mon honey, I'm taking you and the kids to breakfast."  "What brought this on" she asked with a smile."  "Oh, nothing special, it's just been a long time since we spent a Saturday together with the kids.  And hey, can we stop at a toy store while we're out?  I need to buy some marbles."
 
A friend sent this to me, so I to you, my friend.
 
And as one smart bear once said..."If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.." - Winnie the Pooh.
 

Until Next time......
Hugs,
Regi

 



Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Moving Day getting closer......

It's hard to believe that in 17 more days we will all be riding those ponies off into the sunset. Yeahhhaww!!!
I am busy packing and WOW it feels as though the more boxes I get done the more "stuff" seems to be multiplying...LOL!!! 

I wanted to take this time to say "Thank you thank you thank you" to all my wonderful followers friends that I have acquired since I started this adventure into the zany blogging world. It has been awesome being able to share my whimsical world with each and every one of you. Some have opened new doors up to me....some have given me more inspiration to this already over active imagination of mine. In turn I hope that I have given back in some form or other to all of you as well. Maybe a chuckle, a smile, a giggle or a memory. It's been amazing!!

I won't be posting much in the next few weeks as I have so much to do. I do hope that you will check in for a visit from time to time and follow me to our new home. I promise that I will continue to give you peeks into the Southern ooaks world as soon as I get settled in. I have BIG plans for these wee little guys once we move
and all of you are such a part of us now....we have to have you in our lives!!!

Until next time........

Hugs,
Regi

Saturday, May 8, 2010