Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Newton's laws of physics...

can be applied to life many times. "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." I learned this from studying traffic collision investigations but the longer I go on this journey called life, I find it can be true in events that occur and affect me.

So I get off the phone
in tears after talking with my ex again and the reason is not important. I think I am most upset about how I let him and his wife upset me more than their actions. I go to check my favorite blogs and find that Akiko and Linda tagged me with this adorable and precious "I x o your art blog" award. So thank you for being the opposite and equal reaction to my morning tears ladies. I am supposed to list things that I love and then tag other artists.

1. My children Donovan and Malissa. I was fearful that I was too old to have kids but God blessed me with two miracles. Their presence is worth every torment my ex and his wife put me through and each day they teach me how love is boundless, how wonderful the world is and how important to see each day as a gift.

2. I love life. With my former job, too many times, I've seen people die or killed at the prime of their life. Say "I love you" every chance you get and get in a hug if you can.

3. I love my pets. With my kids prodding, we have a rat (Zumi), hamster ( Snowball), two cats (Meatball & Sami) a lizard, (Charmander) and turtle (Squirtle) . Can you tell my boy collected Pokemon? We're saving for the day we can add a dog to our clan.

4. I love the smell and beauty of fresh flowers. I used to work for my cousin's flower shop when I was in college. Amazing creations.

5. I love a good movie. My preferences are scary ones because I think I'm an adrenaline junkie and ones that make me cry and/or appreciate the basic goodness in people or a deep love between two people or a person and an animal.

6. I love fresh baked bread. The smell of the dough, the feel of the glutten making its magic and the crunch of a crisp crust encasing the sour or sweet baked spongey dough.

7. I love all my friends I've discovered and who have reached out to me. [I know I'm getting sappy again - DEAL with it!] HUGS to all of you.

Artists that I'll tag are:
Tom Pohlman
Douglas Hoover
Stephen Gardner
Michelle Burnett
Suzanne Cabrera
R. Garriott
Diane Hoeptner


Stephen Dell'Aria said...

It's not sappy at all, I know the feeling of divorce.

Douglas Hoover said...

Bless you dear Sheila! And I don't care what anybody says, when you've found joy with two kids and a whole critter menagerie... you're alright in my book.

artbyakiko said...

Sheila you have quite a clan! It's so nice to read about what you love. We should all be thinking about what we love all the time! :)

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

So glad I found you through Akiko! I loved reading about you and your wonderful group of animals. It's always important to count your blessings and remember those who DO love you whether human or animal.

Michelle Burnett said...

You are such a sweetheart! I'm sorry to hear that your having a such a rough time. But I am glad to read about all your "loves". It's good to focus on those. A big {{{HUG}}} to you!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Your pets names cracked me up!

Nancy and the fatties said...

Sheila, I hope that good things come to you, and this sadness moves away quickly. You have such a beautiful sense of humor about life and always find ways to share that with others. Every time I see your posts on others blogs, they make me laugh. Thanks for that, it is your gift!


I have read some of your posts; and see your artwork. I liked the same and would like to revisit your website.

If you like short stories and paintings, then a visit to my blogs would be an interesting one for you. I have posted articles reviewing some of my friends' artwork, too.

Naval Langa

Another Interesting Blog

Stephen Gardner said...

thanks Sheila, I really appreciate your support and I'm really enjoying your work especially the groundhog which is just delightful.

James Parker said...

Love your Loves, dear Sheila...matter of fat,or make that fact, I'm wolfing down some fresh homemade pan (bread) right now with a hot cup of CR coffee. There's no comments yet on Akiko's magnificent submission on WTTW Artwork..check it out and spread the word.

James Parker said...

Oh, and Sheila, forgot the most important thing. I'm sorry for the problems, but don't let the dark actions of others shadow the light in your heart. Newton's law does not apply to giving...what kindness and love you give to others does not come back equally...it comes back countless times over.

r garriott said...

Hi Sheial,

Sorry I haven't been by lately; it's been a busy week. THANK YOU for thinking of me for your award and tag. You are too kind. I did get around to posting my list and other artists today.