Just Kidding

“Each time I shut my computer down, I throw my head back in maniacal laughter and scream “Fool! I was only using you!”                                                                – Bridger Winegar

(Just kidding. I appreciate my computer. I really do.)

I haven’t posted on “Loving Me, Too,” lately because I was trying to change my address here to something anonymous, but there were technical difficulties. In the process, I’ve decided I need to focus most of my time on my primary blog, “Anything is Possible,” where I write as joannaoftheforest. (Don’t tell anybody about my secret identity!)

I’ll still post here some because I’ve accumulated fifty drafts!

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One-Liner Wednesday is brought to us by Linda G. Hill. For more one-liners, visit:

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1. Make it one sentence.

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One-Liner Wednesday: Keeping Christmas

“I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.”

                                                                                         Charles Dickens

angel-gloriaOne-liner Wednesday is kept alive by Linda G. Hill, author of All Good Stories. You can find her by clicking this link:

https://lindaghill.com/2016/12/21/one-liner-wednesday-hiding-or-trapped/

Here are the One-liner guidelines:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

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5. Have fun!

 

 

One-Liner Wednesday: Windows of Heaven

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“A thankful attitude opens windows of heaven.” __Sarah Young

The photo is a piece of tree bark I found in my yard with this heart shaped hole already there. I think it’s from my beloved sycamore.

One-Liner Wednesday is hosted by Linda G. Hill. Visit her at :

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Psychotic – One-Liner Wednesday

 “It’s better to have loved and lost, than to live the rest of your life with a psychotic.”

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(I laughed out loud when I read those words on a T-shirt in a magazine. It was about 14 years ago when I was in early recovery from the rebound from hell. He was paranoid and constantly accused me of cheating on him and being “out of pocket” when he couldn’t reach me by phone. His brain was pickled. I know there are psychotics who are good people. Some psychotics can even be fun to hang out with when they’re following therapeutic recommendations. But I don’t have to be with someone who is out of touch with reality to the point of being toxic or abusive. Been there, done that, thank God I got out alive. Thank God I cut my losses and reclaimed my own sanity.)

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One-liner Wednesday is hosted by Linda Hill at

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2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

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5. Have fun!

Coming Home to Art

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Painting bunnies in the Forest of Dreams

I  did it!  On the 1st day of June, at the age of 60, I made a leap of faith by cutting back to one day a week at my counseling job. Accepting my new-ish husband’s offer of financial support so that I could spend more time following my creative dreams has been scary. I was the super responsible bread winner for over thirty years, during my first marriage, and then as a single mom. Could I trust a man to support me?  But weary of the  burdens of growing paperwork in the mental health field, I  knew it was time to honor my own needs. God gave me creative talents, but I had not valued them, or maybe I needed to learn some things before coming back to the creative arts. Either way, I’m more thankful than I can express.

The synchronicity of perfect timing affirmed my decision. At the end of May, as my leaping day approached, I won blue ribbons for writing and sold one of my original paintings along with a couple of prints at Silver Arts, part of Senior Games. It was also in the second half of May that I went to the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference and got valuable feedback. And in May, I started working on the community mural, A Forest of Dreams. Support of my artistic skill flowed freely, nurturing my decision to follow the call back home to art.

Not that painting and writing are easy. I’m not fast. I don’t think I’ve ever been fast at anything. But when I paint or write, or play my guitar, I lose track of time. I become absorbed in the creative process that feeds my soul.

I’m not sharing all this to toot my own horn, though it’s okay to do that. I ask you to celebrate with me, and to know, this:

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”  Mary Ann Evans/George Eliot

Later this week, I’ll write  more about the Forest of Dreams Mural in “Anything is Possible,” and I’ll share that post here on “Loving Me, Too.” Thanks for reading and for sharing this journey with me!

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This really called my name: ” Their child danced. My child danced. It does not matter how. Our children do in their own way. It may not be the way we dream or hope, but our children do.”

UnSimply She

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This post is part of the SoCS

Here are the rules:
1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.
2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.
3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word…

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