Is your Work Blossoming?

Friday, September 30, 2011

Whether you are a job applicant, a writer, an artist, or an entrepreneur your work is not done until you have sold the product whether it is you or your art. For example, ask any writer. We work very hard. We select the perfect pictures; do research to be certain our article is credible, and then wrack our brain for the attention grabbing title that will make our article the one that gets read. Then we select the publisher to submit it to. We want to garner the most reads and make the most money for our work. You would think that the work is done, but it is far from done.

Competition is fierce.

Face it the internet is flooded with content. One can write the most compelling content and it can get buried beneath the heap. For one’s content to be read and truly get noticed, one must market themselves or their work. Marketing requires signing up for numerous bookmarking sites, placing your links out there, returning to the site frequently and reading other’s content and leaving comments on their material. We call it networking, but “networking” is just another word for hard work. An artist’s true talent is not allowed to blossom to its full extent as they are working so hard behind the scenes that they must spread themselves thin; perhaps too thin. What writer doesn’t wish they had someone to do the marketing end of the business for them? This is where an Advertising Agency comes in handy. Click on the link to request their free portfolio and find out what they can do for you.

Thanks for visiting me today.


Internet makes moving easier

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Author of this post is Solomon Dejesus

The Internet makes life so much easier than it used to be. I was really able to see this when we moved into our new house last week. For starters, I scheduled moving help without even having to pick up the phone. We didn’t need a big truck and a whole crew since we were just moving across town; we just needed a few extra hands to load and unload the big pieces. I was also able to set up an appointment for our cable to be installed on There was nothing convenient about waiting on someone to come out and do that, but at least the initial process was quick and easy. Also, instead of having to pick up and mail in a change of address form, I could just go the United Postal Service’s website and do it with the click of a button. Now, I still had to contact each and every one of my billers/financial institutions, but at least I would still receive my mail while I took my time getting that done.


That first place

Monday, September 26, 2011

It took us awhile, but we were able to locate a suitable place for my son and his fiance to rent. We compared apartments, homes and condos at Rent Calgary apartments where the monthly cost starts at around $750. a month and some places even allow pets and have discounts for seniors.  

Yes, Chris has finally found his own place. It has only been a few months ago, but it seems like forever as he  and his fiance, Mari are turning their first home into their own place  adding their own touches and their own furnishings. It has changed from a bare but spacious apartment into their home. It is so exciting and I cannot resist buying new pieces here and there to add to their love nest. Trying to find the right things to reflect the personality of the home and the occupants is fun and challenging. I don't know who is enjoying this more, the kids or me.

Mari and I decorated throws pillows the other day, and the top of their dresser. The weekend before last she and Chris changed the furniture around. Hey, they actually have some furniture now to move around and (and this is big) it is all paid for! I really liked the way Mari had him move the furniture around with the dresser at the other end as the mirror really made the room look larger. They have so many ideas and it so fun to watch them. It makes me remember the excitement of when I got my first place...



Thankful Thursday - Family

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bless her heart. My daughter, Ruby is RH negative, which means a series of shots, and then she found out she had gestational diabetes. They performed a c-section on the 16th and she obligingly let me take pictures of her and Raaney. Family can be the most patient and impatient with us, but they love us. :-) I love them too! This makes my third grandchild in less than 2 months. It has kept me hopping, but that is nothing compared to what it has done to the parents. I've been crocheting booties and selecting patterns. It is hard to clothe a preemie.

I hope you don't mind if I approach this Thursday Two Questions differently. My brain is tired and I have to leave for work at 6:20 am so Chan furnished me with a question:

There are 4 snakes, 6 frogs and 7 mosquitoes. How many legs do they have?

None, as the frogs eat the mosquitoes and the snakes the frogs.

Please join Amanda at Thursday Two Questions. Thanks for the visit. Take care and God bless.


Sharing God's Beauty with my Friends.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I go no where without the camera, not even to the bathroom, not that I have had much occasion to use it in it was no surprise when Jeannie and I were out at K-Marts the other day that she and I both were going oooh and aaah over the leaves changing colors and digging in our purses for our cameras. We also fed some friendly sea gulls who patiently waited while I searched in my car for snacks. I think we were more tickled by our photo captures than our bargains. We happened to snag some novelty socks up for $.99 each. :-)

If you would a liberal dose of sunshine hop on over to Mellow Yellow Monday and get yours! Thanks so much for your visit. Take care and have a  blessed week!


Here ducky, ducky...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

This post linked to weekend reflection and shadow shot Sunday. Thanks so much for visiting me today and have a blessed week!


Thankful Thursday -Support

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Just recently I was truly moved by the very supportive words that I received from my good friend Amanda, who is also my good friend Icy's sister! She (Amanda) wrote a much nicer excerpt about my blog than I would have written about it myself. I was nearly moved to tears!  Icy loves purple flowers, so the lilacs are for her. :-)

Our blogging community is very supportive. Comments are truly warm and thoughtful or clever and comical. As I busily deleted some spam comments the other day, I ran across some of yours that were very memorable and thought we should put together a meme for memorable comments. Hmmm... 

1. What do you think?

Chan has opened his site to allow us to toot someone's horn. We can write about someone we love and admire and post our link and theirs for free. We can write about ourselves or someone else, so either toot your own horn or someone elses!  It gives us an opportunity for free advertisement. (in Chan's words):

"The guest post provides free exposure, free advertising of their blog/website, free traffic, free readership FOREVER...The guest post will also be in the  spotlight in the top header of the site which will be crawled and indexed by the search engines and they will gain unlimited views and clicks and visits of the visitors without paying a's FREE TRAFFIC AND FREE ADVERTISING..."
I posted one about my dear friend Jeannie and would like to post some more about some of my other friends.  There are so many good things to say about all of you!

2. Would you be interested in supplying a guest post?  If you would, please let me know and I will be more than happy to provide you with more details.

This post is linked to Thursday Two Questions. If you haven't visited there yet, what are you waiting for? The conversation is always warm and lively. Thanks for visiting me today. Take care and God bless!


God was Busy Today So were the Clouds!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

God was busy today
So were the clouds
We had to hurry
To beat the crowds

There was a game playing
But Faith was waiting
I had to see her today
No more hesitating

Tiny little Faith
With her silky hair
Laid quietly
As if she had no care

She stretched and posed
For Grandma to capture
Her little image
From her head to her toes.

Gods hands were busy
Caring for our little ones
For our daughters and
For our sons. 
Life from God
poem by Judy

The sky was extremely busy today. The University of Michigan was playing against Notre Dame in Ann Arbor today and hubby was taking me to meet my grand daughter who was born on the 16th of last month at the University of Michigan hospital. I was anxious to see her and hoped we would not have to endure bumper to bumper traffic to get there. The clouds were dancing across the sky and some of them were quite dark and it could storm quite heavily as we have had quite a few recent storms. After seeing our sweet little angel and counting her fingers and her toes (they were all there), I noticed this unusual picture. From a distance I thought someone had made a puzzle of the U of M hospital but upon closer examination I found that it was pictures of the staff there. Amazing. All of the staff there make up the total "picture." Get the picture?

Thanks so much for your visit today and for your prayers. Take care and God bless.


A Need to Pause

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

When it seems I am plagued by the world 
And all the problems upon me hurled 
I grab my purse, my camera and off I go
To look for God's picture show 
What is special? What claims my eye?
Is it flowers, the water, birds or sky? 
Often times we just need to pause 
Not pursue each hopeless cause 
But focus on God's artistry 
To escape from life's drudgery

Nature by God
poem by Judy

One of my favorite past times is shopping in the thrift stores. Imagine my surprise when right across the street from one of the thrift stores is this delightful pond. This is the same pond I surprised a crane in twice and some ducks on another visit and after I fill my eyes with visions, I can fill my tote with groceries at Polly's and go home and make dinner with a new perspective. :-)

This post linked to Watery Wednesday. Thanks for the visit! Let's all get our feet wet, or at least our eyes at Watery Wednesday! Enjoy and God bless.

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