In the Shreve

23 05 2010

Yesterday, my husband celebrated 35 years of clean and sober living!!!!! Wish I could insert fireworks here. This has been one hell of a year for him. I am so proud of the way he has pulled through it all. Sickness, a broken hip and two surgeries are no easy circumstances. The fact that he HAD TO use pain killers for several weeks raised a good deal of concern for me. God let us know when the right time came for Ed to change from pain killers to Tylenol and Ed came through it all.

I had something special planned for his Saturday anniversary but had to change plans last minute when I got a call to come to Shreveport for 10 days of work. Actually, I was driving home from Charleston, SC and one day of work on Army Wives when I got the call. My friend, Jeri, had been trying to get me to come work with her from the beginning of this movie in the “Shreve”. Finally, on their last week of filming, they brought me in. The timing was good for me actually. I got to work right at home in Wilmington for several weeks as I was the Department Head on two television pilots that filmed back to back. I had about 2 weeks off during which I did hair for a bunch of my friends in my studio, (I don’t think I could live without this part of my life) and I got to create and design some wigs and styles for the production of “Love on the Move” for the Glory Academy of Fine Arts.
This is Laura Valentine in costume, hair and make up for the Transformers Dance. FUN!

Now, I am staying in the Hilton after flying into Shreveport on Thursday. Lest you think I am getting too spoiled, here is the wonderful view from my room.

At least I don’t have to worry about anyone looking in my window. LOL.

Here is a brief look at what else I have done since being here.

The wrap party with my beautiful friend, Jeri.


I got to hug Hughe Jackman…. well, sort of~~~~

I know that God has me here for a reason. Not just a paycheck, which by the way is not a bad reason in itself. But,… I had a conversation with someone in which they said they felt like God was an abusive parent and they had to walk away because they could not take anymore abuse. My heart breaks. God is definitely up to something HUGE right here in the Shreve.

My One Word for 2010

19 05 2010

My new tattoo.

I am on a new path. Fear has held me back in too many ways for far too long. Finally, at the ripe old age of 57, I have decided that I don’t want to miss out on another day of my adventurous life. And this skin art is just the beginning.

A manifesto of my least favorite F words

9 05 2010

I think you knew this was coming. Again, this is not a complete list, however, I will start with my number one, very least favorite.

  • failure
  • fear
  • forgotten
  • fear of failure
  • fear of being forgotten

That’s it. I am not gonna elaborate on these words because I don’t want to spend time thinking about negative stuff.

Think I’ll just go back to Facebook and Finish my game of Farkle.

Hey, it’s Mother’s Day and I can do what I want.

F lists complete. 🙂

My favorite F words

4 05 2010

Perhaps you do not ever have to deal with this, but  I hear  quite a few F words in my work place. It has led me to make a list of my own. I think that whenever I get frustrated or upset to the point that I need to spout off, I should drop one of these words like some folks drop the F bomb. Now that would be comical.

This is not an all inclusive list and they are in no particular order. Here are some of  my favorites.

  • Forgiven. God is not mad at me.
  • Freedom. No more guilt and no shame.  I know the Truth and He has set me free indeed.
  • Fearless. When the God of the universe has promised to never leave me or forsake me; when He says, “I know the plans I have for you.”; when He says, “Do not fear for I am with you”, there is no reason for me to be afraid!
  • Funny. The joy of the Lord is my strength. Laughter is good like a medicine. I love to laugh.
  • Family. We laugh together, we cry together. We can go for months without speaking but whenever I hear that voice on the other end of the phone, my heart smiles.
  • Friends. A real friend helps me keep my sanity when my family drives me crazy. But seriously, it gives me  a great deal of joy to be connected to people who know that I am not perfect and still accept me and love me for who I am.

I am sure that there are more but this will do me for now.