Thursday, May 13, 2010

Offering FREE items NOT a BOGO-5/13 ONLY

Attention all Crafters of scrabble tile and soldered jewelry. TODAY ONLY (5/13) FROM 3 PM TO 6 PM...I will send you a FREE digital collage download of your favorite collage sheet from my Etsy shop just click on today's title.

The only cost is a positive feedback as soon as it is sent to you!!! I wanted to do this on the 1st but didn't have enough stock in the shoppe. So hop over to the Diva and get yours FREE. Just put it in your shopping cart and confirm BUT DON'T PAY...and I'll mark you paid and send the sheet to you asap. I'll also leave you glowing FEEDBACK as a bonus :)

ATC/ACEO artists...there's plenty of 2.5x3.5 sized background sheets for you!!! So help yourself to ONE but remember...don't pay...just purchase and I'll send it along to you asap in exchange for your positive feedback! This is my way of getting started on my Etsy adventure!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Are You there God? It's me, Carolyn

The knocking on the door awhile ago was the mailman with a summons. We are in violation of Township laws requiring a pool that is clean and in good repair. I needed to talk to someone and it occurred to me there was no one to call. No close friends who could commiserate, no family who would have an answer because their answer isn't the same as mine...FILL IT IN!!! So I started to pray and it then occurred to me that God has been so busy with all the problems of the world, He couldn't possibly have been listening to my pleas. I'm not saying I don't believe. It was faith that got me through breast cancer and my husband's prostate cancer. It was God who brought me back into the fold that day on that cold operating table. But on the little things like lack of money to fix the house and yard and pay the bills and the health insurance and the broken down 16 yro car; He is mostly absent or at least isn't giving me a clue as to how to survive LIFE.

So here I am talking to you. You the people who happily or unhappily follow my sometimes blog posts. I need to vent and the cats aren't listening and neither is God, apparently. I don't usually cry but today the wellsprings have sprung and I can't seem to stem the flow. What do I do? How do I convince my family we can't repair the rips, tears and troubles of a 30 yro liner that long ago gave up the ghost. And that every year brings the neighbor's to their decks and backyard fences to complain. This time maybe the summons to appear in court and a fine may be enough to convince my DH and DS that the pool is NOT NEEDED anymore. I can see the backyard flat and smooth with no pool just lots and lots of dirt.

OK...thanks for listening...I'm going to go blow my nose and find out how much dirt it costs to fill in a huge, old, ugly, festering pool. I love you all for listening and maybe God will have the answer! At least He sent this quote my way earlier this morning: Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day. -Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet