My Big Life Change!

Picture taken by Abby Austin of 1000 Miles on my own two feet.


To transform my life, with God's help of course, one step at a time.

1. Get healthy & honor God with my body

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2.Become at least 50% sustainable with emphasis on doing our part to take care of God's planet.

3. Live life as an adventure, experiencing new places, things & people.
18 out of 150 bucket list goals accomplished

4. Become debt free & build security for my family, so we can then bless others financially also.

5. Continue to grow closer to God, building My family's faith & sharing the Gospel with those we meet, by using the talents and gifts God has provided us.

6.Continue to make money by creating and sharing my thoughts and beliefs through artistic expression: all the while hoping that my art will impact others. "Holly Kennedy

: All I know is, if you don't figure out this something, you'll just stay ordinary, and it doesn't matter if it's a work of art, or a taco, or a pair of socks! Just create something... new, and there it is, and it's you, out in the world, outside of you, and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it... and you know a little more about... you. A little bit more than anyone else does... Does that make any sense at all?" Quote from PS I LOVE YOU

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Our First Blue Jay!

Okay so I did not take this picture. But I did see one today. One of my daily enjoyments is feeding the birds. Joslyn and I usually venture out to our porch in the afternoons and I let her play. Sometimes she plays with chalk, sometimes she plays with playdough, sometimes its her outdoor toys, but almost always she helps me feed the birds. Now granted most of her helping is eating some of the bread and the rest is dropping it for the eager awaiting dogs. But she will throw out a piece or two for the actual birds. Normally, we only used bread that is going bad or leftover cereal or stale chips to them. Most of our birds are House sparrows. Occasionally we see doves, but most of them won't come and eat our measly leftovers, which is fine with me. I hate doves, they remind me of pidgeons. But the sparrows are very cute and fun to watch. They fight over pieces of bread when there is another piece at their feet. They get very anxious when they see us come out of the house. They will land really close and look at me, almost begging for their treat. The really cool thing is that they will flitter away when I throw bread at them, only to have them come right back, but my dogs and child on the porch don't scare them one bit.
So anyways you can imagine my delight to see a blue jay. I have heard that they are kind of aggressive, but this Blue jay just took a piece of bread and flew off. It makes our bird watching activity so much more colorful. Even on days like this when I am so sick, I can feed the birds and feel joy. I am grateful that Joslyn is learning to take care of the animals too.!


  1. Blue jays will get mad if they don't get their way or if they are threatened, especially if their kids are in trouble. But other than that I love to see blue jays too. They get pretty big, and thier color is so beautiful. You keep feeding them and the word will spread. Some day maybe you'll get some cardinals.

    1. Oh cardinals would be nice! My poor birdies didn't get anything today, I will have to feed them extra tomorrow.

  2. blue jays are mean...and beautiful!
    hope you are feeling better.. I was soooooo sick with most of my pregnancies I was useless!

    1. I hope that this blue jay doesn't live up to this reputation. I can't imagine being sick with all of those kids to take care of. God Bless you!