Monday, January 21, 2008

Cold, Cold and More Cold

This morning it was -22 degrees (without wind-chill) - Very Cold. But the sun is shining now in Bozeman, Montana... I have the day off from work - so I've decided to cuddle up with a book -

I'm on a Beatrix Potter kick... I also need to rent the movie Miss Potter. I guess with our bitterly cold weather I'm already contemplating spring!!

Actually, I think I'm going to work in my studio - the sun is shining so bright! I am working on banners for a swap with Sara Lechner. I'll post photos as soon as I have them!

Friday, January 18, 2008

A Place To Bark - Donate Now

This photo of my daughter and her friend with their dogs reminded me to link to Bernie Berlin's blog - A Place to Bark. She's in the running for a $50,000 grants from the Network for Good. Donate today and help Bernie win!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

They say it's my birthday...!

Capricorns born on January 9 are complicated people who may seem to be at war with themselves. Brilliant and philosophical, they strive for perfection. Sometimes they achieve it. They are tireless workers who will sacrifice a great deal to prove their worth to others -- and themselves.

Capricorn Information for January 9

You should embrace: Spiritual values, initiative, ethics
You should avoid: Hypocrisy, extravagance, dishonesty

Friends and Lovers
People born on this date are shy and look to close friends for the intimacy they may be unable to share with a spouse or other loved ones. Once they meet the person of their dreams, they are happy to settle down. Only the ability to open themselves emotionally can result in a bonding of souls.

Children and Family
January 9 natives are often troubled by conflicts about values they were taught as a child. Learning who they are independent of their upbringing can be their most valuable lesson. As parents, they are tender and involved. They try to shield their children from harsh realities and support their efforts to be independent.

January 9 individuals experience the consequences of emotions on their health. Learning to deal with stress is important for them. They need to integrate the material and spiritual sides of their nature to feel healthy and energetic.

Career and Finances
January 9 individuals have a driving need to succeed in their field. Unusually hard-working, they often are content to sacrifice personal happiness to achieve career desires. Although they have a good head for financial matters, they are not interested in the day-to-day aspects of making money.

Dreams and Goals
People born today want to achieve power. They may experience feelings of personal insecurity, which can only be assuaged by worldly success. Despite their private nature, they need to attract public notice. When they transcend shyness, they may experience their most ambitious and satisfying successes.

Monday, January 07, 2008

What Your Name Means - JAMIE

I found this link on Maija's blog - and, yes, it sounds like me - especially the part about not sticking with anything very long! But it seems like my name means pretty much the same thing as her name - unless I've done this wrong!

You are fair, honest, and logical. You are a natural leader, and people respect you.You never give up, and you will succeed... even if it takes you a hundred tries.You are rational enough to see every part of a problem. You are great at giving other people advice.You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality.You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.