Monday, December 21, 2009

All About You in 52, Week 51!


I’ve been told by one of the historians in our family that my great grandmother had her “ways.” If she did not liked you she would give you a certain color melon, on the other hand if she did not care for you then she would give you the “other” color melon. She did not show her angry or disapproval outwardly, but she found a way.


As I was thinking about all the great stuff we have documented I realized that one thing to balance the scales was needed for me. Part of who I am is what makes me angry, furious, incensed, or outraged. I don’t pass out melons and sometimes I’m a little too forward about voicing my likes and dislikes but they are a part of who I am.

Be warned about answering this week’s question. As I was typing out those “pet peeves” that I have, I got caught up in the anger. At one point I felt like the need to write a letter to someone who had perpetrated a grave injustice. In the middle of the letter I was pulled away for a moment to answer the phone. When I came back to the letter I realized how dark I felt about this issue and how I had let it zap my energy and self-confidence at times. I immediately remembered a reference in the Bible, Mark 11:25. Which I turned into the focus of my journaling and a challenge to my life. None-the-less I wanted to document those things I call my pet peeves.

Question

What is on my list of absolute “No’s” that make me furious or angry?

My Answer


(click on photo to get a close up of the bling on the flocked tree ...very cool)

My Journaling

I’ve hidden my journaling on purpose! I will share the end paragraph with you.

It is one of the hardest things in my journey in life to live Mark 11:25. “Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.” God help me in my life to forgive as you have forgiven me.

Ingredients
Pattern Paper: Creative Imaginations, Little Yellow Bicycle for red cardinal
Snowflakes: Bazzill
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Prima pearls and rhinestones
Hero Arts word stamp
Santa Clause: My Minds Eye
Title: paperclips from Staples
Tools: Fiskars Rotary Trimmer, Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Fiskars Cardinal’s Song squeeze punch

Mary send me your snail mail addy. Congratulations

1st Widget Winner… Michele's Scrapy Creations Congratulations Michele. Send me your snail mail address to debbysdare@gmail.com.

Continuation for Day 2 ... How about a Debby’s Dare widget giveaway? Click on the part of the widget that reads “get widget.” It will give you a code that you can put on you site. There will not be any advertising that pops up out of nowhere. (I really dislike that.)

Giveaway? I will randomly draw several winners for some Prima Bling. A girl needs to “bling” in the New Year with a little sparkle! I’ll be drawing a winner a day through Thursday! Leave a comment letting me know where the widget went. If you have nowhere to leave a widget then bring 3 friends (3 for each day's giveaway) over to say hello and make sure they leave your name. Happy Bling Year!

Gratitude List
1. remember the Titians (what I do when I’m frustrated!)
2. God’s Grace
3. Music, especially Christmas music
4. quiet heart
5. love that demands no conditions

13 comments:

  1. While I haven't been participating in the "all about you" I have enjoyed seeing all the posts on it. I have also loved everything that was so personal that you shared with us. Thank you especially for this verse. I needed to read it and right now. Bless you Debby. And thanks for all the encouragement and inspiration!!!

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  2. Oh I love love love your layout!!! :) Merry Christmas!

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  3. I do not participate. I am still considering doing it though in 2010, but somewhat hesitant since I don't scrapbook. I love watching what you do though on your blog. I love reading your words also. I don't have a blog, but I will try to send some friends your way! Merry Christmas and God bless you and your family in 2010.

    Kelly
    #6558

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  4. I am a friend of Kelly's. Great blog. Hope she wins as she is a great card maker and could use a little bling! LOL

    Deb

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  5. Your LO is stunning this week Debby and I am sure this question is going to take me to place that is hard but then again I have been there once or twice already this year!

    Hugs to you for going through such a moment this week and coming out the other side!

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  6. Ok Debbie the wiget is on my facebook profile

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=521892403

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  7. This just makes me giggle! Great layout!

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  8. i THOUGHT THE some of the other questions were hard, but this one takes the cake yet, wow.. where do I begin..lol...I'll try very hard

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  9. Actually Debby was that" Mary"me who won, you usally put Mariah when I win something that's why I'm wondering..Thanks Mariah

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  10. I love the last part of your journaling on this LO. Very inspiring...

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  11. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Hi Debby here is the link to where I left your widget.It is on my blog www.joanshanks.blogspot.com

    Joan Fiskateer #808

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  12. I did it Debby, Please don't laugh, but it really happened,and I was furious, here is the link,..Vhttp://www.fiskateers.com/community/myprofile/TFL mariah

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  13. I did mine to and boy was it tough getting it in this week. . .

    http://www.fiskateers.com/community/photo/52033/

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