Thursday, January 27, 2011

This is My Mad Face

I got a call from my sister on my way to work this morning...."Uh I think your email account has been hacked into"....why yes, yes it had. Every contact in my address book got a sob story about me and my family being stuck in Scotland and needing money to get home. I spent most of the morning fiddling around with Yahoo regaining access to my accounts and changing passwords. What really sucks is that all my contacts are gone and the entire contents of my in bin are gone. I had over 2000 emails in my in bin that were all patiently waiting for replies or some sort of other action on my part. Oh well - I've been wanting to clean out my in bin forever so now that's taken care of:) If you had emailed me recently and really were needing a reply about something please email me again.

I apologize if you were one that got an email from me this morning....I'm sure it caused some mini heart attacks across the country. I got calls, texts and Facebook messages all day making sure we really were okay and confirming that it was just a scam. It's kind of nice to know so many of you took the time to make sure I was okay:) I appreciate that:):)

This is my mad face for you stinking hackers pretending to be Raesha. I'm gonna come beat you up.

And this is an outtake of another shot while trying to get a good "mad face". It's a little more Incredible Hulk than mad.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Teach Me Tuesday

I've blogged about it before....but I just love this site so much!!! Feed Your Soul - The Free Art Project is a fantastic site where you can download and print amazing art prints each month.

From their site:

" is important for your soul. It helps rejuvenate, it’s thought-provoking, offers inspiration and can generally brighten an otherwise dreary day among other things."

So come on friends, "seize the day" and hop on over there and print up some art.

I'm all about the free printables these days - what are some of your favorites freebie sites??

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sacred Sunday - a Day Late

Had a busy busy busy weekend. Lots of running around, lots of fun stuff - but not much rest other than the time I spent at church yesterday. Our choir sang a beautiful arrangement of Abide With Me 'Tis Eventide and Abide With Me. I love the lyrics of these two hymns.

Abide with me; 'tis eventide;
The day is past and gone;
The shadows of the evening fall;
The night is coming on.
Within my heart a welcome guest,
Within my home abide.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.
Abide with me; 'tis eventide.
Thy walk today with me
Has made my heart within me burn,
As I communed with thee.
Thy earnest words have filled my soul
And kept me near thy side.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.
Abide with me; 'tis eventide,
And lone will be the night
If I cannot commune with thee
Nor find in thee my light.
The darkness of the world, I fear,
Would in my home abide.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.

Abide with me;
fast falls the eventide;
the darkness deepens;
Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless,
O abide with me.
Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
earth's joys grow dim;
its glories pass away;
change and decay in all around I see;
O thou who changest not,
abide with me.
I need thy presence every passing hour.
What but thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.
I fear no foe, with thee at hand to bless;
ills have no weight, and tears not bitterness.
Where is death's sting?
Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if thou abide with me.
Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes;
shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks,
and earth's vain shadows flee;
in life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Though I was not born until 9 years after his assasination, I have always held a special place in my heart for President Kennedy. Today marks the 50th anniversary of his inaugural address....

"Let every nation know... that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

"All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin."

"...let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Funny Faces

Funny Faces!!!

Inspired by THIS post....I took these pics of my darling Miss S and her bestie, who now matter what I said seemed to keep making the same face:) Love these girls!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Beautiful words from a beautiful leader.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January 11, 2011

I really have nothing to say today....just thought that I should somehow mark the occasion of 1/11/11 :)

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Heigh Ho Silver

I'm a sucker for silver jewelry...and I'm even more of a sucker for toggle silver jewelry:) I made these two new bracelets while watching an episode of SVU online.

I've worn them every day since I made them:)

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

My Granny

My Granny is an awesome crafter - she can crochet like nobody's business!! She made us this fabulous banner for Christmas - one side reads "Happy New Year" and the other side reads "Merry Christmas". It fits our front window perfectly and will be a cherished holiday decoration. Thanks Granny!! I love you!!!

And see that darling star?? I found Kurt Knudsen's etsy shop when NieNie posted about him...and happily discovered that it was the Kurt Knudsen that I hoped it was - my beloved seminary teacher from when I was a youth here in Albuquerque!! I can't wait to order more stars from him - they are absolutely gorgeous:)

Monday, January 03, 2011


I cannot believe it's 2011. 2010 seemed to just fly by and disappeared without my making much progress on my goals. Oh well - that's what a new year is for!! A new year with new goals, new dreams, new opportunities....I'm really looking forward to it.