Sunday, July 31, 2011


Dads are very special people.

Dad's know everything.

Dad's are precious.  

I know Mine is.

God Bless, Janet  


Friday, July 29, 2011

Roof Roof

Next project my condo admin thought up. . . . do it now!!  What happened to waiting three years?  So much for that.  Need a place to go when they come work on my building!!  Loud, smelly, and too long! Flat roofs are a pain, but we'll get through it and go on.  I just hope they know what they are doing and don't do any practical jokes. . . . . Blessings, Janet

Monday, July 25, 2011

International Space Station

Atlantis landed July 21 at 5:57 a.m.  I was outside looking for it amongst the most starry night I have seen in a very very long time.  The moon was a little more than 1/2.  I thought I saw the shuttle overhead.  But I found out that the International Space Station was going over within 10 minutes of the shuttle landing.  I am sure it was the ISS that I saw, not the shuttle, b/c it wasn't streaking and it was more toward the east.  Awesome!!  Amazing and Amazing and it's now ended.  I found a picture of the shuttle with a rainbow behind it.  Blessings, Janet

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Warm sand and Ocean blues

That's what I see when I look at this picture Houzz has on their sight.  I have my own Idea Book on this site and have added this picture to it. I see this setting in my cottage of the future.
Ocean/water is an important ingredient for Life.  I guess being a water sign, I need to be near water.  I love the color of Sunshine, therefore a yellow cottage is definitely in the mix.
Fruits and veggies (without poison spray that is now being used) is important, so a garden is necessary. . . and flowers. Which, in turn, brings the birds, the hummers (with their own feeders), squirrels, chipmunks. . . . . .
Looking. .. from NH to Cornwall to Brittany. . . . I have some traveling to do - in my near future.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Stormy No More

My friend Carol wrote about Anger. She used a picture of a stormy sky.  She wants 3 questions answered and gave 7 suggestions on how to turn a corner and make a new beginning.  Carol of Art Muse Dog-Share the Creative Journey is quite profound.  I find her helpful and her artwork imaginative and her pups remarkable.
Anger no more.  Did not realize I was mostly working with angry people in my life time.  No more. I am much more at peace now.  Working world took a lot out of me and put very little back.
She talks about our dreams, they have changed. At retirement, my dreams and thoughts became totally different.  Now I see dreams, not as dreams, but as reality and how I want that to become.
What did I want to do when I grew up?  Be a model, no kidding, I had no chance. But then I changed that to Dress Designing.  Am I doing that?  Sort of, with my dolls.  My dolls have unique and different outfits.  I don't do it as much as if I were a people designer, but I have designed, made the patterns and sewn the clothes myself.
Now, I want to live in other countries and feel other worlds.  A drawback (at first) is the dollar is so weak, I would be only living on half of what I take in.  However, I would be gaining another life. It will work out the way it is suppose to.

Toss the Fear.  Envision it, Believe it, Decide it, Activate it.

Thank you Carol.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Be the Light

Be the solution, not the problem.  Be the Sunshine not the rain.
There will be issues and rain (cannot have a rainbow without the rain and the sunshine) everything changes with Attitude.  Give yourself positive reinforcers to help with the attitude adjustment.
How to approach an issue is to remember no one sees an issue the same way.  With that in mind, you know someone else will take a stand and believe they are right.  They may be right, but they may not be right for you and your perspective.  No reason for anger. . . . there may be a need for a new solution.
Every passing moment is a chance to turn it all around.
You are one decision away from changing your life.  Be the Light.
Blessings, JKW

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Take chances. .  . a lot of them.  Because, honestly, it always ends up the way it was meant to be.

I always felt held back when I was with someone (hubby, fiance - both gone), but as I look back, I wasn't. It only felt that way.  Have to look out for 'feelings' which do not apply.  I just didn't know it then. . . or how to 'feel' differently.  Big mistake. . . needed to know how to put the happy in and keep it there!

I did what I had to do (and hated the choices open to women at the time - Avon, retail) and what I wanted to do vacation/travel (perhaps not nearly as often as I would have chosen). . . with family. . . from California, to (the real) Atlantic City. . . from NY to FL . . . to TX. . . and now . . .

I predict overseas travel is in the mix.  

Good grief, what happened to the dollar?  Have to get That fixed.. .. .. Per-Haps!  Do Not let anything stand in your way, it will work out the way it is suppose to be.

Believe and you will achieve.


Friday, July 8, 2011


I love birds.  Mocking Birds in the neighborhood attack my hair.  Nesting building perhaps.  It is particularly bad this year.  So bad I stopped walking down to fetch the mail.  Consequently, no sunlight, doc says Vitamin D3. I had no idea there would be consequences to not being outside regularly.
We have ducks in the neighborhood.  Sweet waddling huge ducks.  Everyone is careful with their cars and they go where the please.  Out for their daily stroll through the neighborhood.

Flocks of egrets in the backyard looking for something to eat.
I never miss a chance for a picture.

If I could only find owls in the neighborhood, I would be happy.  The Eagles are by the river, but I don't know where the hummingbirds are.  Might be too warm for them.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Flying at Sunset

The view can be incredible. . . the clouds reveal their feelings. . .soft, pink, fluffy waiting to be appreciated.  Sometimes flying through them, I see white fog rolling by.  High above them looking down and across, I see the sun in them.  Soon they will only be white with the dark sky above. My thoughts begin to wander, are they soft to step upon, or would I sink through them. They look tight but I would have to take huge steps to get from one to the other.
They are beautiful to look upon.  These soft pink fuzzy things don't look like the monsters that bring rain, thunder and lightening.  Rain is water that we need and lightening is good for the flowers.  However, thunder sounds scary if it comes in loud and beside you.
These are happy clouds a perfect ending to a wonderful vacation.  Blessings, JKW

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Dolls, Friends and Owls
Gratitude for the dolls I make, the owls I crochet and the Friends I have.
Crochet is an outlet that I use to create, smile, happy, enjoyment by others.
Dolls make people smile, add to a collection.  Everyone needs a doll, after all they listen, smile, give you 'the look' and in general are your best friend.  A Doll in every House.
Friends.  I have the best friends in the whole world.  I lost one of them last Aug. 1.  I still miss her and want to tell her things.
I spent June with another best friend (since 3rd grade) - Gratitude for her hospitality, her family, my inclusion in their life, her pups and oh, yes, the Cat!!  And an invite back.  We traveled far and wide in her area from the sea to the mountains. I enjoyed every second of every minute of every day. I know what happy is.
Just a few ramblings.