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A New Card

I added a new card to my Etsy Shop

This card can be given anytime of the year, but it’s great for Valentines day too!

Well….Whatr U waiting for?



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Valentines Day

Valentines Day is next month and will be here before you know it. If you haven’t noticed the link to my CafePress store is gone from my sidebar and that is because I have closed it. 

I’m focusing my efforts now into my Etsy Shop which is now open. I currently have three items and working on another as of this moment but stopped so I could get this message out. I will do my best to keep you updated when new items are added. I will add a link to my Etsy Shop on the sidebar soon.

As mentioned earlier, Valentines Day is approaching and many of you are familiar with The Bottomless Heart I designed a couple of years ago. That is the first card in my shop for Valentines Day but can be given for other occasions as well such as anniversary, birthday or just because. 

I made some changes from the original design which are more simplistic. It still features the story line behind the design of the heart which is your expression of love and time shared together, with the one you love.

Here is a photo of the card’s front. Please visit my Etsy Shop to see the rest.

  

36 Years

36 years ago today TheWife and I were married. If you have been with me for awhile, you know that we were seperated for three years. Now back together for two, I’m mixed on how I feel. Without going into great detail because of the time I have right now, I remembered yesterday, forgot this morning.

No gifts exchanged due to money matters. I’m wondering what I would have done if that wasn’t an issue.

Well, I running out of time…maybe I will finish this later.

On This Day-Show Some Love

Who could resist?

Him~N~Her
Female tee
$19.99


What Is The Right Thing To Do?

Our internet service went down last night and was restored a couple of hours ago. After the restoration, I really noticed how much email I had accumulated and decided to clean house. While going through my two major accounts it came very clear to me how different things are for me right now. One of the accounts showed me how much I had strayed away from poetry and the online friends I was beginning to become acquainted with. Not only that but a couple of blogs I was reading on a regular basis.


As I continued through the old mail, the dates brought to mind what I had already remembered long before starting this venture. The 1 year anniversary of my oldest brother’s passing. I called my mom and talked to her for awhile and that made me remember even more how much I miss him. It was good to hear my mom’s voice…still strong in my ear….realizing how much I miss her too.


Events in life never stop…they keep coming. How they affect us and how we choose to deal with them rest solely on our individual shoulders. Deleting those old emails did bring back memories but they also triggered a need….no….a desire to restore what I miss about me. Even though you may not have heard from me as much as before, I have not been idle. Changes have been taking place and the journey continues.


Eliminating that which hinders us sometimes may not seem the right thing to do in the eyes of others, but others don’t have to live our lives. Remembering is not always a good thing, but forgetting can sometimes be the wrong thing to do. How we handle these rest solely on our individual shoulders.


Time doesn’t stop, events continue to happen and changes do take their place. We must also take our spot and do what is right for us…even if others may think it foolish…they do not live our lives…and we don’t live theirs. 


Making decisions are all a part of the journey and they have to be made…good or bad, right or wrong. 

Remembering 9/11

The 10th Anniversary of September 11th is this coming Sunday. I want to dedicate this to the men and women who lost and sacrificed their lives on that fateful day. To the families who lost those dear to them, the friends who also suffered loss…never to hear that laugh or see that smile. To a country brought to disbelief and anger. 

On that day, September 11, 2001 I was working and the manager called me on the radio and said that a plane just flew into one of the Twin Towers at The World Trade Center. I remember asking him in disbelief what it was he had said and he repeated…a plane (American Airlines Flight 11) just flew into one of the Twin Towers in New York. I asked him was it a big plane or a little plane? He said that he didn’t know…he would guess that it was a small commuter plane. I thought to myself, yeah who would fly a jetliner into a building on purpose. 

I go back to work and he calls me back and said a second plane (United Airlines Flight 175) flew into the other Tower.

I was in total shock because now I know this is not an accident. So I turned on the radio and they are broadcasting the unfolding events. I remember them saying they don’t know if more planes were involved. By the time the third plane had struck the Pentagon, I was driving and I said out loud…what in the world is going on? 

The radio reports didn’t give me vision and I so badly wanted to see what I was hearing so much about. I don’t remember what time I finally got home but the first thing I did was turn on the TV. I switched channels until settling on CNN. 

The reason I chose this picture is because of this:

While watching the broadcast, the camera was zoomed in on the Twin Towers and I was glued to the screen. The broadcasters had stated before showing the clip that it would be graphic….out of nowhere, as if flying over my head into view was the second plane to strike. It was as if I was sitting in the plane myself when the plane struck its target. I was absolutely horrified by what I just saw. It was at that moment it all seemed to hit home for me. It was an incredible sight…not as in awesome, but as in the devastation that was taking place on our homeland…here in America.
         
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My heart was heavy for the victims and bitterly angry toward those responsible.

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I thought the sight of the second Tower being hit was enough to make me sick, but when the Towers came down…. 

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The Pentagon where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed.

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And those of United Airlines Flight 93 and their heroic deed
which brought them to Shanksville, PA.

September 11, 2001

A day never to forget. 

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