"Story Lady"

Friday, April 29, 2005

Wandering the Halls

It's 4a. I'm up wandering around, trying to get comfy.
I fell in the park on Sunday - late in the afternoon.
It's kinda cool I could get so rowdy with my dog to acquire a "sports injury."

Technicians reading the x-rays were impressed at the way my shoulder looked.
They used words like, "exploded."
I'm told I get to be stitched back together.


it's just a little hard to get comfy - so, I'm up . . .

hey, what are you doing?

Hi-De-Ho!

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Transitional Phase

Hey, are you "going through stuff?" I sure am. Finally I realized I'm just having reactions (or a little resistance) to all the change implemented in my life (mostly by choice.) I have taken a part time position to fund "retooling this life." I've lived for so long as a self-supporting artist that the "real world" is challenging. Thank heavens for so many other artists willing to share their experience. It let's me know I'm not alone - there's lots of fellowship along the artistic path, isn't there?

My question is: Why do we call something other than our way "real world?"
I think our creative, free, expressive way IS real (perhaps the ONLY way.)

well, chime in if you feel like it. I enjoy hearing from you.

Hi-De-Ho! (neighbor)

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Postcards



For years I have sent out postcards to everyone who requested to have a
snail mail reminder of where I was,
what I was doing and how they could either reach me,
or listen to me sing & share stories.

The last few years fewer & fewer folk have wanted to come cheer
but they have been quick to call and ask where their postcard was.
I was beginning to experience discouragement.
Lately I have begun the process of changing my life completely.
What a good thing!

People have been calling to ask for favors and they ask if they can just come -
then they will mention the place they think I'll be singing.
OBVIOUSLY - they haven't LOOKED at the post card(s).
Ouch! I could have saved that do-re-mi and used it for something else.

Well, if you live in the Saint Louis Region -
you are invited to take advantage of the "Osa Offer."
This is where my Newfie Mix works part time.
Her boss said she could offer a discount to her "fans."

I don't think I'll send anymore post cards.
They are not cost effective.
Hard Lesson.

Hi-De-Ho!



Postcards Posted by Hello

These Things


I started going through a box filled with photos, press clippings and saved stuff because I get to visit my firend Heather and scrap book on Friday. I came across bunches of happy memories. This is a song sheet I made for the congregation of the "New Wave of Worship" I used to help plan every month. Now, here's a giggle - it was Last Century! Doesn't that sound ancient? i think it does.

The Spiritual Pathways Center has been considering this scripture (Phil. 4:8&9) lately.
I wonder if they would like to learn this song? I guess I'll ask next time I sing there.
Either way, it's good to remember the quality, fine things I've already had the opportunity to do. It encourages me to reach for more.

Hi-De-Ho! (Neighbor)

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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Always Forever


My Marvelous Cousin
You are cherished
Love Always!
Posted by Hello

Very Different Day

This day - This Day - It started out jaggedy. I kept thinking it was Monday. I guess I thought it was going to be Monday, Monday, Wednesday . . . . I needed to stop and do prayerful study before I could get anything productive done at the new job. Peace and Assurance finally arrived and the day unfolded beautiful after that. This evening I logged on to find a message from my brother (oh how happy I am to hear from him.) He was kind enough to pass on the news that my brilliant, red headed cousin, Steve, has gone home. There will be a ceremony soon and his body will be offered to the sea. I am so stunned. This Day - Will I ever understand it?

Thank you for being my neighbor!

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Medicine From Home


Medicine From Home
I wasn't feeling the best when I woke up.
It doesn't happen often.
When it does happen I need to rally and remember that I'm God's kid, A perfect expression. This morning was special because I got to help with the "Picture of Truth" during the service - besides singing. I was looking forward to it. I was up early, breathing through my discomfort when I finally decided to check the computer. Wow! How perfect. Pop sent me news from home, views and lots and lots of LOVE. That was exactly what I needed. It still took a little time but an hour before the service started I was "A-Okay!"

I know you'll find everything you need to make it through, too.

Hi-De-Ho!

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Friday, April 08, 2005

Faithful Servant - Race Well Run!

"We can be sure that our beloved pope
is standing today at the window
of the father's house,
that he sees us and blesses us,"

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, dean of the College of Cardinals