Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Random Things...

This weekend has been okay, I guess. Things can always be worse, right? Actually I have had much worse, this was more mental stress than anything else. I have far too much going on in my mind right now, that's all. School being foremost in my mind next to making sure the house is in complete order before I start my classes and a couple of other things that are messing with my head.
Knowing that I have to wait until August isn't making any of this easier, but I know that it will go by faster than it actually seems to and then I will be nervous about having everything ready in time to's a cycle I tell ya! lol, funny how the mind works isn't it.
I hope everyone has a great week...

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville

Wednesday night I went to the Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville and talked to an Admission Director. She was very nice and helpful. She looked at my art and said she was impressed, I was blown away, it was a real confidence booster for me. I'm so excited I feel like a kid again!
I have decided that it would be best to still go and check out Nossi, I want to see what is out there, I don't want to limit myself in any way. Though I must say I was really impressed with the School. It's small, but nice, modern and not hard to get to, though it is an hours drive away in one direction. *Sigh. Of course, so is Nossi.
It looks as if I wont start until August 16, 2007, but I think I can wait until then! That's a good time anyway, my kids will ALL be in school, even the youngest will be old enough by then to be in Head-Start. Then, I get to start down the road to my career...Graphic Design!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

An Old Favorite...

Shel Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999)...Was a genious when it came to writing moralistic (is that a word? it is now:) stories and poetry. The following is one of my favorites. I still get a little teary eyed when I read it, to see a story of such complete giving and surrender, complete love for another...
The Giving Tree
Once there was a giving tree who loved a little boy. And everyday the boy would come to play Swinging from the branches, sleeping in the shade Laughing all the summer’s hours away. And so they love, Oh, the tree was happy. Oh, the tree was glad.
But soon the boy grew older and one day he came and said, "Can you give me some money, tree, to buy something I’ve found?" "I have no money," said the tree, "Just apples, twigs and leaves." "But you can take my apples, boy, and sell them in the town." And so he did and Oh, the tree was happy. Oh, the tree was glad.
But soon again the boy came back and he said to the tree, "I’m now a man and I must have a house that’s all my home." "I can’t give you a house" he said, "The forest is my house." "But you may cut my branches off and build yourself a home" And so he did. Oh, the tree was happy. Oh, the tree was glad.
And time went by and the boy came back with sadness in his eyes. "My life has turned so cold," he says, "and I need sunny days." "I’ve nothing but my trunk," he says, "But you can cut it down And build yourself a boat and sail away." And so he did and Oh, the tree was happy. Oh, the tree was glad.
And after years the boy came back, both of them were old. "I really cannot help you if you ask for another gift." "I’m nothing but an old stump now. I’m sorry but I’ve nothing more to give" "I do not need very much now, just a quiet place to rest," The boy, he whispered, with a weary smile. "Well", said the tree, "An old stump is still good for that." "Come, boy", he said, "Sit down, sit down and rest a while." And so he did and Oh, the trees was happy. Oh, the tree was glad.
-- Shel Silverstein

Thank You Shel...

Monday, February 19, 2007


I know, I know, it has been a while since I have actually posted a real entry here. I have been a bit overwhelmed in my life. I'm trying to get my home into a more functional state before I start school, IF I get to start school this upcoming semester, in April. That and the fact: If I can't find a job things will be different around here for a while, namely no Internet or anything that is not a NECCESITY. Not to mention I need to have money to pay for day care so I can go to school. It's a vicious cycle I tell you.
Wow, I got up to do one quick thing and now, about eight hours later I finally am able to sit back down and continue typing. Today has been a long day and I find myself very tired, though I am not quite ready to go to bed yet. I have been battling pneumonia and it's not going away easily. Anyway, just wanted to post and let all of my friends know I am still alive.

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