postaday 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge (plus all 30 questions)

30 day challenge

Day 8: A moment you felt most satisfied with your life:

Hmmm, Things have been so rough & such a struggle that this one might have to wait to be answered.  If I had to be put on the spot right this minute, I’d say 1994-1998.  Frank and I were relaxed, happy, comfortable…went a lot of places and had so much fun.  I really miss that.


Day 9: If you could have any job in the world what would it be?

Easy peasy.  I would be a freelance artist specializing in mixed media.  I would publish books and a magazine to get art journaling out to as many artists and artists who are afraid to try.



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30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 7

Your Favorite Childhood Toys


As a child, I spent most of my days and nights with my grandparents (both sides) because my parents were still kids and – well I had to.  My grandpas became very, very important to me – more like dads.  One Christmas, right before my dad took off for good and went to start a new family, I was given a very special gift that I adored and I loved it not just for what it was, but because my grampas and my dad sat down on the floor and assembled it together.  I was in heaven.  It was a Barbie Dream House, the monster 3-piece deal and it took some time to get it together.  I will always remember that night and how I had them to myself.

Barbie Dream House (1980ish)

I also had a Radio Flyer Red Wagon with the removable sides and that stayed at gramma and grampa Cooley’s house.  When I started getting younger cousins I would pack them in and drag them up and down the street in front of their house.

Red Radio Flyer Wagon

The last one that I really remember and loved dearly was my Evil Knievel Big Wheel.  I was a total tom-boy  = )

Evil Knievel toy

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i. h.ave o.fficial p.ost-traumatic-pancake-syndrome (ihop)

Where have I been? Doubled up in pain since the local ihop tried to murder me.  A bit dramatic, yes…but so is the list of side effects from the demonic pancake platter that I ate and literally got sick in the middle of the meal.

So, just to catch up a tad, for I can now sit up for 10 minutes or so…

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 6 – Your Zodiac Sign & Does it fit my personality

The Ram – March 21 to April 20

the good traits:

Adventurous and energetic
Pioneering and courageous
Enthusiastic and confident
Dynamic and quick-witted


On the dark side…

Selfish and quick-tempered
Impulsive and impatient
Foolhardy and daredevil

For the most part I agree with the “good” traits…and I am definitely in agreement with the crappy ones, also.  I am constantly stepping in messes of my own making.  And my temper, it sucks.  So, yeah I think I’m a typical Ram.


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30 Day Blog Challenge- a tad late – my bad


“where you’d like to be in 10 years”


For one, this is where I’d like to physically be.  I want to be a ‘full fledged’ Artist, published author and I don’t wish to be absurdly rich…but I want to be VERY comfortable, I want my kids to be comfortable and my husband to be so comfy that he can stop working if he wants to (which he wouldn’t-he’d go nutso).

So, this is where and what I’d like to be in ten years.  Unfortunately, the research Meg and I have done suggests that if you are an American wanting to relocate to England you quite literally have to have a BUTTLOAD of cash or you just cannot possibly move there.  In that case, I hope to move to Vermont.  It’s been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember.  How about you??

How about you create an Art Journal page(s) about where you would like to be in ten years? Comment and link to your piece and I will blog everyone’s awesome art!

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“30 Day Blog Challenge” (day 1)

Day 1:

Frank and I have been together since 1992, married since 1996.  People say it all the time but I honestly wouldn’t know what to do without him.  He’s complicated and TOUGH to love – but I do.

He is the strongest, most hard-working and clever person I’ve ever known.  He was diagnosed as having Diabetes 5 years ago – total pancreas shut down, no family history, no risk factors, he is healthy-works 7 days a week in a very physical job as a roofing foreman, drinks more water than humanly possible but, there it was.

Faced with the fact that Frank/Dad was human and therefore not immune to disease, the kids and I went through a period of shock (still feel that way most days).

I am proud of him and lucky he is mine.  That doesn’t mean that he is a picnic…and he knows it.  But if he were spineless and easy, I wouldn’t love him like I do.

We have one silly saying that we’ve had for many, many years.  On ‘Friends’, Ross told Rachel that she was his ‘lobster’ (they apparently mate for life)…so when one asks the other, “why do you love me?”

the answer is always, “because you’re my lobster.”

Frank and Missy

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Leave a comment & Link to another blog/Postaday 2011

Found a very cool post on this cool blog:

30-Day Blog Challenge

by melissa

Starting today, I’m beginning the 30-Day Blog Challenge. I honestly can’t remember where I found this, as it’s been sitting in my drafts folder for at least 6 months. It is highly possible that I just Googled “blog prompts” and found it. If you want to join in, feel free. And if it came from you and you’re here reading this, please let me know and I’ll link back to you (of course, that would have to mean I’m a reader of your blog…). :)

…and here was my comment reply…

I love this, so glad you posted it! I’m using you to do the ‘link to another blog’ just so ya know…and I’m going to kick my own butt to answer a question a day.
Thanks again!

In the interest of being anal and wanting each day to have it’s own post, Day 1 will be in the following post.

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