Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I Am Truly Thankful!

I want everyone to share in this Thanksgiving and ponder some words from Fr. Jim, he is the ordained exorcist, from the Vatican I have told you about. As I have stated before being an altar server for him is truly an honor.
This Thanksgiving is truly a time to be thankful for so many things.
Here are some words from Fr. Jim, "We are always telling our loved one's how much we love them. However, contemplate next time, take your loved one's hand, look into their eyes, and with an open heart say to them, "I am so thankful for Your love, and all the kindness you show me".
We are always stuck in the I, me, mode, but lose yourself for awhile and focus on others love, caring, kindness, etc...All of us truly have so many things to be grateful for.
So first off I want to thank God for loving me, and putting up with me. Second, I want to thank my husband George for his love eternal, and putting up with me. Thirdly I want to thank my family, friends for their love, and kindness and putting up with me. Fourthly, I will hold each of my little dogs paws and thank them for their love, and putting up with me.
SO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR LOVE, KINDNESS, AND CARING WAYS. YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN MY LIFE AND I TRULY LOVE YOU ALL. But most of all, I thank God for creating all of you and for the gift of your love, and putting up with me!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wis. man accused of shooting TV over Palin dance

I have been truly trying to get around to blogging, hopefully soon! Just thought I would blog this to see :) I suppose it is truly not funny, but to see on our local news the SWAT team surrounding his home trying to coax him out was almost surreal. It's sad to me in the sense that this poor Mentally Ill person has to deal with a world today that overwhelms the best, and toughest of us. Years ago it was turn on the TV for some laughs and relaxation. Now it's turn on the TV to start a riot, or punch :)

MADISON, Wis. — A rural Wisconsin man apparently enraged by Bristol Palin's "Dancing with the Stars" routine blasted his television with a shotgun, leading to an all-night standoff with a SWAT team, investigators said.

Steven Cowan, 67, was arrested Tuesday morning after officers coaxed him out of his house in Vermont, a rural community near Madison. Cowan, who is accused of threatening his wife with the gun after destroying the television, appeared in a Madison courtroom Wednesday on a charge of second-degree reckless endangerment. His bail was set at $1,500.

Cowan's attorney at the hearing, Jonas Bednarek, declined to comment.

Cowan's wife, Janice Cowan, told investigators that her husband suffers frombipolar disorder and had threatened her life in the past.

According to court documents, Janice Cowan said her husband came home Monday from the bar and had a beer with dinner before they settled down to watch "Dancing with the Stars."

When Palin, the 20-year-old daughter of tea party favorite Sarah Palin, began her routine, Cowan jumped up and began swearing, saying something like "The (expletive) politics." His wife said he was upset that a political figure's daughter was dancing on TV even though he felt she didn't have talent.

Janice Cowan told investigators her husband left the living room and reappeared 20 minutes later with his shotgun, "raging" with his face bright red, and blasted the TV. She said he then pointed the gun at her and told her to go fetch his pistols, and threatened to kill himself if she brought anyone back. According to the criminal complaint, Steven Cowan's daughter recently took away his handguns for safekeeping. It did not elaborate.

"He scared the bejebees out of me," she told detectives.

Janice Cowan fled the home and went to an attorney's office, where she phoned police

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


This painting is of me, done by me. The three dogs are of course my darling Emily, my sweetheart Max, and my since passed beloved Linus the Pug. I have come to this spot since I was nine years old. It is located down the street from my childhood home. Whenever I was troubled I would come here as if it was my "Power Spot". I truly believe that my personal energy is permanently marked here. We live in what is referred to as "Wetlands", and it is a government protected bird sanctuary. It has always held some magical power for me.
Across the channel if you notice, are the chewed up lower portions of the trees. This is where the local beavers snack on trees. It was always a desolate place, and so quiet except for wildlife sounds, it can become scary. I did this portrait to sort of explain the emotions going through me when I visit this place. It has some weird surrealistic feeling to it, other worldly. This is how I love to paint, very bold, and somewhat intimidating. Oh and of course notice the large amounts of my beloved dramatic black. lol lol :) When George and I were young lovers we used to frequent this place. My Mother used to give me bread and crackers to feed the local fish. I don't fish because I don't like killing animals. It's also turtle land galore, and a gazillion crawfish, and frogs both swamp, and tree types. It's my little piece of Celtic type heaven. Right on the other side of this place is where we find Indian artifacts. It appears the Native Americans liked it too. The farmer near by said he has tons of artifacts, arrow points, fetishes, and other strange medicine man type stuff. I have spent the good majority of my life right here, in this spot. So for me personally this is my favorite painting, "The Real Me"!