Is Mother Nature confused???

I’ve been so busy as of late with my new house and responsibilities here, but also, I can’t even count the times I’ve had to take mom to the hospital for Emergency Treatment.  I think she’s just trying to keep me on my toes, or the place she lives just delights in waking me up in the middle of the night scaring me to death….

Just thought I’d post a few pictures (all raw unfortunately) and then moan and groan about the weather here.  It has been beautiful and warm lately, the trees are starting to bud and my flowers are starting to come up and get new growth, but this weekend, it’s suppose to get cold again all of a sudden… either I drag all my potted plants back into my garage for the 3 colder days, pray they just make them through the cold that’s forecast, or hope with both fingers crossed that the weather man is wrong.  I think the main problem is that I’m just ready for warm weather, hence the fact that I don’t live up north.  I think I’d have frozen to death if I lived some where,  where it snowed more than 3″ a year…LOL

I hope everyone is doing well, I’ve tried to keep up, but for some reason, the whole setup on my mini-ipad is just a pain in the neck.  Everytime I read a post or comment on it, it shoots me back to a spot where I have to go to my page, choose “The blogs I follow” and start all over again.  Maybe WordPress has changed things, or perhaps it’s just my setting are screwed up. I don’t get notices in the mail anymore on my phone of friends blogs so I can just pop over and at least visit one or two a day.  Guess I’ll have to check into that.  Had to drag out my old laptop to do this post, and it’s still driving me nuts.

I hate to say I’m woefully behind on politics and world happenings lately.  I’ve just not turned on the television very often since I only get overcome with irritation at the leaders and politician (and some just regular people) who appear to be blatant idiots.  I logically know they aren’t all devoid of brain cells, but I do honestly wonder at their motives and ulterior agendas…

Enough of that…. I’ll just put some photos up and hope you enjoy. Sorry I still have yet to get a laptop modern enough to hold all the cool photography programs, but maybe one day….

Well, I think I have substantially screwed this up, but oh well, gotta get back to work…

Is there anyone else that just wonders what happens to all the hot, young guys with cool tatoos when they get old?  Do they sag or what?

Why do people not use their car blinkers to let other drivers know if they are turning or not, and in which direction?

I hear my hawks crying… we have 5 large hawks, several turkey vultures, bats and a pair of bald eagles… LOL.  I just won’t even go into all the squirrels, lizards, spiders, moles and more… Ahhh such fun living in the country!  : D

I’m not in a hole….. still got my head above water

Well, as most of you know I haven’t posted in a while, but for good reasons…. mostly. lol

I’m very concerned for my friend Ray who has the brain HUGE Brain tumor.  He is an amazing spray paint artist and I’ve bought some of his works before (also have bought some from my friend Benjamin who is another amazing artist who is struggling with the early onset of Parkinson’s Disease… check out his blog too)

Lately, I finally found my dream house and amazingly enough convinced my husband to buy it even thought it was about $50,000 more than the budget, but I just love it!  Of course on MOVING DAY, I was in a pretty bad wreck about 9:00 am so I pretty much missed the move due to my anxiety attack and shock.  It’s sorta scary to just let guys do all the moving… lol, but most of it managed to get here without too much trouble.   OH, the refrigerator wouldn’t fit in it’s designated spot cuz the cabinets weren’t level and one side was about 1/4″ lower than the other stopping us from hooking it up and sliding it back.  THEN, my washer and dryer refused to leave my old house, (the couldn’t get them undone.  I guess they fused to the house thinking they belonged there) SO, I ended up having to go buy a new washer and dryer set.  (That wasn’t in my budget either : ( but oh well)

It took almost 3 weeks to get my car out of the shop cuz there was so much damage! It’s truly a miracle that no one was seriously hurt. (A little girl who just turned 16 about 4 months before, ran a stop sign turning left and I was going straight..ugh.  I will admit, I felt sorry for her cuz that corner does have a blind spot where she wouldn’t have been able to see me coming)

Three days after the wreck, my mother had another small stroke, and then another the next day and 3 the day after that. My little sister who is a cardiac nurse from North Carolina kindly came down and helped keep me sane.

Anyway… enough of my boring life… I just thought I’d reblog for Ray so that maybe they would get some more donations or sales, and also that I would post some of my latest pictures.  Remember they are just raw cuz my computer is too old for me to buy the programs I wanted to play around with. Oh well… guess we just can’t have everything.

Oh, did find out that you may remember last year that my insurance premium more than doubled… it still is this year plua I still have co-pays and I still have to pay $250 per visit to my cancer doctor.  That’s annoying cuz I didn’t have to pay anything at all 2 years ago. (Obamacare is killing me… I hope it’s helping some of you, cuz it’s really killing me.  My medications do not go toward my deductible or my Out of Pocket, it’s just rediculous, that money doesn’t fall from the trees to pay all that. No, it comes OUT OF MY POCKET, but it’s still not as far as they’re concerned.  Okay, enough complaining about that.  There is nothing I can do about it, but hope and pray the cancer doesn’t come back. I asked my DR. if I could only come once a year, but he said no, it hasn’t been 5 years yet. : (

Okay… not the pictures… Oh Benjamin, if you read this, that beautiful original I bought from you is ubove my mantle and looks great.  I think I have a picture of that somewhere too.

Blessilngs to all and I’ll try to get around and read your blogs just as soon as I can!  I promise…

Another Seizure, More Artwork, and a New View on Life…….


A TWO hour seizure… and still trying to paint! PLEASE READ AND CONSIDER BUYING A PRINT (50%off prints if you order from his Etsy store… W/ART50) COUNT your own BLESSINGS ….. What if it were YOU or one of your loved ones! Ray’s wife had to quit both of her jobs to take care of him. They also have a young son to consider…. : (

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Family, bloggers, friends, fans, and supporters,

Another Seizure:
On Friday the 13th (I know,.. right) I had a seizure that lasted for 2 hours, caused by this brain tumor, as many of you are now aware of.  It landed me in the ER for quite some time and most of it I do not remember.  Which is probably best.

One funny thing I do remember though; as the seizure started I was alert and when the EMT / Ambulance staff arrived they said to me “Sir, can you please hold still so I can get an IV in?”   This actually made me laugh out loud and still does :)

So, up until today, and still a tad bit so, I am dealing with partial paralysis on my right side which is temporary I am told and called Todd’s Paralysis.  I have been doing strength training, working on writing and…

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Brain Tumor Diagnosis….


please help my friend Ray by donating if you can! He is the artist who spray painted a picture of my daughter at the moment she found her wedding dress😍

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Hi Friends and Fans of Ray! This is his wife, Rhian Ferrer….
Tuesday morning I found Ray in bed having a seizure (he has never had one before) I brought him to the hospital and he is stable but has a massive baseball sized tumor in/on his brain.  He will be undergoing surgeries, radiation and chemo therapy in the upcoming months.  

I have set up a Go Fund Me page for Ray.

Here is the link.

Please share and be sure to check out the links on the page, including the Etsy link where you can get get great art prints of his that will also help contribute!

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you and our family thanks you. He holds his fans in such high regards and will be updating everyone as things progress.

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True story of Dr. Sayed Intesar


It’s always good to be informed on things going on in the world… and it’s good to get perspective from someone more in the know than our media.

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Dr. Sayed Intesar is a surgeon. it is his own  persoanl tragic story

16th Dec was a sad day and known for “East Pak debacle”. However, for Pakistani nation from now on it will be remembered for different reasons in general and for many of us in particular. The incident has hurt the nation deep inside which is evident from the response by the masses.

Saima Tariq , my beloved wife was one of victims of this tragedy. She had just joined the school on 5th Nov as teacher. She was an educationist and had taught for16 years in APSACS. On my arrival at Peshawar, Pakistan i was strictly against her teaching job and wanted her to pursue her higher studies which she was already undergoing at City University. In spite of my resistance she forced me change my decision and joined APS Peshawar in order to follow her…

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I just love this from my very good friend…. Blessings to all for the Holiday season. To me, It’s Christmas and more of a religious holiday than a gift giving holiday. Sending hugs and blessings to all…. <3

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NSA-proof: Putin Gifts China’s President Russian YotaPhone2


If you haven’t read any of Lada Ray’s Books , information, or explinations of many “moves” in the political world that we don’t understand, you should definitely check out her Futurist Trendcast or her Lada Ray Blog…

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This is part 2 of Russia’s Asia Pivot Sealed: Putin and Xi Jinping Sign New Gas Mega-Deal Via Altai Western Route.

We could all use one!

While in Beijing, Russian President Vladimir Putin presented China’s President  Xi Jinping with Russia’s answer to smartphone, dual-screen YotaPhone2. Rumor has it that Russian politicians, industry executives, and military use this phone because it cannot be broken into by NSA.

In the video, Xi Jinping remarks that it’s a great gift and asks Putin if they’ll also have a deal about YotaPhone2 in addition to the gas deals they’ve signed. Putin assures him that the phone deal is coming.

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