June 14, 2007

Chapter 5

I woke before the sunrise and dressed for travel. I was ready to move but my clothes had not come back from the dry cleaners. I impatiently called the concierge and asked him to check on my laundry. A few minutes later there was a soft knock at the door. I yanked it open just enough to allow the clothing to pass through without being seen. A $10 bill was clasped in my hand and it was accepted as we traded our offerings. With that done, I grabbed my suitcase and headed toward the stairwell.

I exited through the service area without notice. The night air was still crisp and my breath sent puffs of white to dance among the streetlights. I had a five block walk to the parking garage where my next car was waiting. At the corner of Spaight and Lake Street my associate, Bonzo, nodded as I approached. His undercover work is top notch with every detail taken care of. He looked like he’d been living on the street for years.

“Hey lady, you got any change?” he called. Even his voice fit the part

Cans and bottles were tossed here and there and I caught a whiff of sour piss as I approached. His face was dirty and weathered and his hands crippled as I handed him some money. This was our ritual when all was well. The “money” was in fact a list outlining his next assignment.

I continued toward the car and eased into the seat. The engine on this beauty purred to life as I turned the key. Satisfied that my time in this town was behind me, I pulled out of the ramp and headed west.

THURSDAY THOUGHTS - If Mother Teresa Had a Blog

Over the past week I've been thinking about my friends and family. I wonder if the life I'm living now is what I want to be remembered for, and what sort of legacy I'd leave behind.

Is what I'm doing for you enough? And what could I do better?

A few years back when the movie Pay It Forward came out I thought it portrayed an excellent life lesson. Imagine if we all did something nice for one person each day. You may not realize it at the time but you just changed their life.

The tools we have to spread happiness and support to those in need is pretty much limitless now. I wonder what kind of impact Mother Teresa would have had if she had touched millions of people through a blog?

I'm very guilty of being so focused that I miss some of the finer details and things that are occurring around me. I think it is a great day to stop and pay attention and make a difference in somone's life today.

I have this quote on my computer and I think it fits today's message:

"I may never see tomorrow,
there's no written guarantee,
and things that happened yesterday
belong in history."


June 12, 2007

"Tag"--I'm it!

I've been tagged by the very talented Edith, a DT member at 2 Sassy Scrappers and a former DT member of The Scrapbooking Society (now iLove2Create) iLove2Create where we first met. Her creations never stop inspiring me!

These are the rules.... each player starts with 7 random fact about themselves on their Blog. People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and post the rules as well. At the end of their blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment.

1. My favorite movie is The Cutting Edge with D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly. It's a love story on ice. Yep, I'm a sap for this stuff!

2. I very rarely watch TV. We ocassionally rent a movie, but ask me about any prime time show and I'm clueless. It's been about two years since I've stopped tuning in for a show. I don't miss it one bit.

3. I have a crush on Justin Timberlake. I never, EVER thought I'd even LIKE his music, but I've been bitten. Love his latest CD, FutureSexLoveSounds. It always makes me feel good.

4. I eat chocolate almost every single day. Usually in small quantities but offer me anything chocolate and I can't resist. I love chocolate cake and chocolate ice cream and mochas. Darn, I better go get some chocolate right now!

5. I've started writing two novels. I haven't been in a hurry to finish them so that I can focus on scrapping instead. I'm getting back into writing on a regular basis. I'd love to be a published author and make that my career.

6. I am very shy, part of the reason becoming an author appeals to me I suppose. I'm the person who enters a room full of people unnoticed. I hate being shy and have been working on that.

7. I lived in Frankfurt, Germany for two and a half years while hubby was stationed there (Army). I was only 19 years old and on my very first flight. I was very scared. It was the first time I lived as a wife and being so far away from home, too.

Here's who I am tagging:
1. Lynn Anne
2. Nancy
3. Wyo
4. Rachel
5. Paul
6. Cammie
7. Lisa

June 5, 2007

Altered Clipboard

I altered this clipboard over the weekend. The text reads "I do this for you". The green is a series of decorative stamps that I stamped multiple times to make my border. There is another larger stamped image underneath the word "you." YOU is made with BasicGrey monograms - I aged them with walnut ink to get this look. FUN!!

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