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icwhimsy
From San Francisco to the Wild West of New Mexico
Love Your Life ♥
Interests: City Girl gone Country, sharing a tangible happiness about Loving Life!
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On the eve of Mother's day my oldest daughter telephoned me. We were in a discussion of her decision to move to Hawaii. She has been suffering with her health the past year and I know she hasn't exactly been the happiest person. She went to Hawaii to visit a best friend just a few weeks prior to this day. I was happy to hear she was moving, the area that she has lived for the past years has been become a plethora of greed and unforgiving acts of discontent. She said, "Mom, I asked my husband if he would go with me and he doesn't want too, so I think we are getting a divorce." It's not verbatim, the words are close enough to the heartache I felt draw from her very being. I felt dizzy and overwhelmed and knew I had to be strong with my support for this beautiful girl of mine. Her heart was broken as she began telling me about the past 3 years and how her husband has treated her, I felt my blood boil and had to remain calm. He was supposed to take care of her, be loyal, have only eyes for her, teach her to drive, support her in college... and so on. He did not. Instead he fought with her, treated her badly and cheated. In the midst of everything all I could do was tell her I love her and I will support her any way I can. I want her to be happy. Today is 18 days before her 3rd wedding anniversary, this is the time we were hoping for them to settle down, buy a home with the money they saved and possibly think of having a child in the next two years. That was the plan. Well, that was the plan I believed in. I can't be selfish, it is not my life, it is her life. I told my daughter that it is her life and that she needs to do what is best for her and that I will support her move. She lives in Northern California, I live in Southern New Mexico, quite a distance between us when all I want to do is hold her and bring her here where I can keep her safe. Again, I am being selfish. Letting go is the hardest thing I do again and again. I purchased suitcases for her and had them mailed to her new address. She is currently packing and getting ready to get on an airplane on July 4th, yes, Independence Day. Ironic. Love is when two people come together and join for life. They are partners in every sense of the word. They become best friends. No matter what the journey both must agree to jump in and move on to create a nurturing and growing relationship between the two. Sadly my son-in-law knows only to take for himself and not support any other human being. He has no idea what a marriage should be, he has broken my daughter's heart before the wedding and after. She has been severely diligent about working on their marriage and he continues to run away. I promised not to say anything, but here I remain unknown. I am angry, I am sad, in some moments I wonder what I could of done to save her heart? This is not my journey, it is her journey. It is not my journey to be angry either. But I am. Love is when two people should be able to run into the wind together and allow the tornado of life whisk them away with full force. When they land, they will be able to face any challenge, merely because they have each other and they are able to conquer all with patience, understanding, quiet voices, hugs, knowledge, partnership. (all written on this blog are copy written at date of publication) Continue reading
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:) handmade goodies I will make for the holidays: crocheted scarves, sewn dolly sleeping bags & blankies, baked cookies, ornaments, fudge, hair bows, sewn scarves, sewn wine bags, gift tags, cards.... Merry Christmas! T. Carns.
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Jun 27, 2015
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Jun 27, 2015
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Gratitude: the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful Haven: a harbor or port. any place of shelter and safety; refuge Throughout the internet you will find New Year's gratitude jars, boxes, ideas and this is my gift to you: (see article for instructions) click ME :) Continue reading
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Posted Sep 21, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
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Be fearless in your life. Sometimes people we love take us for granted. Own it. Don't be bitter about it. Move on. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
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There is no other feeling, other than pure surprise, the moment you open your front door, and a court process server is verifying your name and handing you official divorce papers. Overwhelming surprise, or is it an expected moment? Regardless of your feelings at that very moment, it is a dreadful day, it is the first day of your divorce. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
When life gets a little weary and a little tough Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
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Thank you Equestrian Life (.com) and Happy Birthday to My Mom :) When I Am An Old Horsewoman I shall wear turquoise and diamonds, And a straw hat that doesn’t suit me And I shall spend my social security on white wine and carrots, And sit in my alleyway of my barn And listen to my horses breathe. I will sneak out in the middle of a summer night And ride the old bay gelding, Across the moonstruck meadow If my old bones will allow And when people come to call, I will smile and nod As I walk past the gardens to the barn and show instead the flowers growing inside stalls fresh-lined with straw. I will shovel and sweat and wear hay in my hair as if it were a jewel And I will be an embarrassment to ALL Who will not yet have found the peace in being free to have a horse as a best friend A friend who waits at midnight hour With muzzle and nicker and patient eyes For the kind of woman I will be When I am old. -Author Patty Barnhart Photo Credit: Just My Tidbits Equestrian Life Facebook is one click away Equestrian Life on You Tube is one click away Equestrian Life on the Web, click here Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
Embracing Happy is the essential focus of life. No matter what goes wrong with our moments in life, no matter how long it will last, and no matter the duration of the unhappiness we are experiencing... We Must Embrace Happy. Collectively, friends and I often post the moments, music, art, nature, poem, quote or photo that will jerk a little happiness into our day. Today I present this video to offer you a moment of foot tapping, groove rapping, ultimate happiness... Enjoy! AND IF YOU NEED MORE GO HERE: Pharrell Williams - Happy - 24 Hours of Happy! Website ::: Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
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Queen Latifah interviewed basketball legend Lisa Leslie recently. Lisa shared the 7 P's - words of wisdom from her mother: Proper Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance Personally, I thought this was the best part of the interview. Truly these are words to live by and are the words that have lead this incredible woman to where she is today. Thanks to the Queen Latifah You Tube channel, you can watch the other portions of her interview below (see links). All images are from google or The Queen Latifah Show. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
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For days now the kitchen sink has been a great bother. I suppose, living in a 1950's cabin style home in the mountains has it's perks, believe me, this is not one of them. My husband is wonderful at all issues regarding fixing things at home. He is wise and wonderful and saves us so much money. Well, in this case, the landlord saves money. We have been fussing with the drain for several days now. Full well knowing that the pipe that is clogged is old and has junk caught up in there over many years of use. The dishes were building up yesterday and the sinks were dirty and messy and full of water. The water would drain, but slowly, ever so slowly. This was becoming beyond gross. I just couldn't "wait" for the drain to decide when it would allow water through. A speedy telephone call to my husband at work, in a panic, "please bring home draino or roto rooter!" Hours later he showed up with the biggest $9.00 bottle of drain opening liquid he could find. He too was tired of the sink and it's issues. Well, the next morning we woke to find that this "penetrating tough clog gel" didn't really work. Sadly we began the day all over with hot water, plunging and waiting. On my counter sat a box of baking soda and a bottle of vinegar, .... and I started thinking... Sometimes my thinking leads to disaster, in this case.... In a pool full of water in two clogged sinks, side by side, I slowly poured baking soda and watched it slide down the drain, moments later I poured vinegar and within seconds white foam began to bubble everywhere. It was rather dramatic and worrysome. Within minutes, after a few blups out of the drain..... I RELEASED THE CLOG! CLEARED THE DRAIN! AND WAS VERY PROUD OF MYSELF. THE END Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
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Over the Christmas month, Ecco Shoes on Facebook had a contest. Well, I won! I'll spare you the details. I am so in love with my *prize* of the small Collie purse from Ecco USA The package took "forever" to arrive at our home. When it did, I was never more happier. You would of thought I won the lotto. Opening the box on my sewing/cutting table... anticipation as I fuss with the taped box. Got an incredible whiff of leather oozing out of the bag. Yum. She sat there looking at me and I looking at her... what a beautiful bag! We belong together.... My little handbag and I go everywhere together. We are a perfect match. When a woman has a beautiful real leather handbag, she feels like a million bucks. And when she feels like a million bucks, everyone around her is having a good day too! The End Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
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Feb 2, 2014
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This recipe was found on Facebook. Posting for Keri S. so she can PIN it to her recipe file. Not intended to infringe on any copyrights of any kind. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
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Top 10 Questions to ask and answer for Yourself in order to begin a New Year: Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at ICWhimsy.com
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Creating a banner for your website or blog Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at ICWhimsy.com
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I've been shopping at Garnet Hill before the internet took over my shopping needs. Their high quality clothing and household goods are pricey, but have lasted me many years of use (at least a decade). I learned at a very young age, "BUY QUALITY" and you will never be unhappy with what you have in your closets and around your home. Quality made clothing not only feels good on your body, it will last longer through wear and tear. I recommend buying from their Clearance section at all times. Unless it is something you can't live without, now. I Love Garnet Hill! Click on the RED link below and buy yourself something nice! GARNET HILL CLEARANCE SECTION Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at ICWhimsy.com