"American Indian the FORGOTTEN MINORITY "



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I'm so excited on the one hand!

I am so excited but scared to death at the same time! There is a publisher that is
interested in my work and another that does want to publish my book and is also
interested in publishing my other two books. I told them that one is not for the
public but just for my grandkids, and they said that was one of the reasons they
wanted to publish it because it was for/to them and of what kind of life
I grew up in, the places I went, lived, and the people I met along. I told both
publishers that I would get back to them, I really had to think about all of this
because it was so unexpected to be honest about it.

I have actually had to put all of my projects on hold for a while which means
my writing and my art...drawing, etc; because of having to take care of my
mother and my dad both especially for over a year, and trying to work a full
time job (which I have my own small business) and trying very hard to get it
up and going good has been so very hard for me! Not having any help hasn't
helped any either. I do have kids, but they have their families and full plates
of their own. If I do have to ask for help of course any one of them are to help
me but I try very hard not to ask for help from them. These are my parents not
my kids. I do have an aunt, she is my dad's sister and she has her own plate full
but if I were to call she would come running. My mother's side of the family is
a joke, they wanna know what's in it for them! I also have a brother.
There are some friends of my dad's that have helped me some but I hate asking
them too much for anything. I must say though they have been there when ever
I have had to ask and I am so grateful to them.

I like very much the type of work I do, I wish I hadn't gotten started in it so late
in life. I don't know if it's really where I'm suppose to be at this time in my life...but
I have been told by many that I am where I'm suppose to be at this time and it's
where God wants me. Don't know if that's true or not. I do know if I was where I
so wanted to be it would be up in the mountains in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana,
(really love it up in there) but Idaho would be ok with me too, even though I'm not
as familiar with it as I am the other states. Also New Mexico I'm very familiar with
and like it also up in the mountains there, New Mexico holds a special place for me
because it is where my husband was killed in a car accident. I have lived in Colorado
for a while and traveled thru the other states several times in my life, not to mention
all thru the southwest and northwest plus the rest of the lower 48.

I know I need to get a handle on things but at this time not quite sure how, I get
so frustrated with having so much on my plate and so much of the time it's very
over whelming. Taking care of two house holds, both parents, me and trying to
work full time and running to doctor appts. for both parents ( and my dad's doctor
appts. are all 2 1/2 hrs one way if the traffic is good).

I am excited about maybe having or getting a book published, I mean who wouldn't
be, but as I said it is very scary too. All I can do at this point is keep praying for help
from the GOOD LORD and asking for his BLESSING, even though I feel sometimes
he isn't listening to me, I know in my heart he is!
It's so funny because I have some friends and family that think there is no way that
I COULD HAVE A BOOK PUBLISHED...wouldn't that be a kick in the butt for them
if or WHEN I do! *LOL*

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Northern Lights

I love the northern lights, I think they are so very beautiful and would love to be able to go and see them in person. I just wanted to add some of the pictures I found online of the northern lights and hope whom ever comes by my blog enjoys seeing them also.

The colors are so vivid and bright, the hues are just beautiful with patterns that the lights go into.

The greens and the reds in these two pictures show elements of the other shades of the main colors.







 This one you see the reds (pinkish really) trying to come up and  also see maybe very light yellowish/orange colors in the middle like coming up and moving out.

I think these pictures, well any pictures of the Northern Lights are so amazingly beautiful!
It just shows one more thing of beauty and another
totally AWESOME thing that GOD can and does do! (and I never use the word awesome in any form unless I am talking about God/Jesus Christ. To me that word is reserved only for him!)


The picture here to right not only has  more colors with the reds, and greens but you can also see the yellow and the white with touch of orange coming in at the bottom part. There is also a pattern outline in black in the middle coming up from the bottom and spreading out further to one side it seems like.




The pictures I did get off the internet when I was looking for pictures of Northern Lights, I pulled up the caches and these were some that were showing
among others. So I am not sure who took these and the credit goes to, but I don't think I am stepping on any one's toes by showing these beautiful pictures. If I am I am very sorry because I certainly haven't meant to.

Friday, August 13, 2010

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will.
You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too,
so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love
for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone
you love.
 So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back. Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.
(Wish I could take the credit for this one but I can not...I hope you enjoy it as much as I do)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Blue Bonnets


These pictures are so beautiful to me. I don't remember where or who
they came from, but were sent to me
in an email and I kept them.

I wish I had the name of who took them so I could give them the credit for taking them and for how beautiful the pictures are.

I think blue bonnets are so pretty anyway, and to see just a field of nothing but the blue bonnets are so amazing to me, especially when no has tromped them down to take a picture of their dog or child in the middle of them.
 I mean who wants to see where all of beautiful flowers have been stomped to death in the pictures just to see a kid that's crying most of the time or a poor dog having to sit there just so the parent or master can get a picture of them? I for one don't, but that's just me I guess.

This picture here is my favorite, I think because of the blue bonnets and the Indian paint brushes together. I really like the Indian paint brushes, guess every since I was a little girl and saw my very first one. I also really like trees and with the beautiful flowers and the trees along with the fog laced thru-out, well I guess it does speak for itself!
I hardly ever see blue bonnets with very many wild flowers around them, especially red in color. Beside the Indian paint brushes being red, I think the red and blue are so pretty together.