Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Old Records..

Hi friends, Check out these old records my pop-in-law is selling. He got them in Korea during the war. He's 80 years old, and wants to sell them. Pass the word if you know anyone who might be interested. THANKS!!!

Author Diane Story
Japanese 78 rpm records. 3 Columbia and 3 Victor in Music , Records |eBay


Friday, August 26, 2011

Hello Friends,
Tonight I'm sending well wishes to all of you who might be in the path of Hurricane Irene. I"ll keep you in my prayers. Stay safe.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

News and Info

At my group meeting with Yosemite Romance Writers yesterday, we listened to Donald Maass. He was at the 2010 RWA conference. If you've never had the chance to hear his lessons, make sure you take the time at the next conference. You can also go on line to his web-site to get locations where he will be having his workshops. I definitely plan on attending if he's going to be at the 2012 RWA conference in Anaheim. 

Its Sunday, so have a great day. It's lovely outside, and he evenings are getting nice. Fall is just around the corner, one of most favorite times of the year.

Congratulations to Kevin and Victoria. Jordan was born on Monday. Watch for their story in People Magazine. Another great niece, how fun. :-)

Have a relaxed day,,

Diane Story    

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Stress,,,,, "Got It?"

A young lady confidently walked around the room while explaining stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone was sure she was going to ask the ultimate question: 'Half empty or half full?' However, she fooled them all. 
"How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile.

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

She continued, "That's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."

"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden -- holding stress longer and better each time. So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night.... Pick them up tomorrow.

"Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment. Relax; pick them up later after you've rested. Life is short. Enjoy it and the now 'supposed' stress that you've conquered!"

1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon and some days you're the statue!

2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

4 * Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.

5 * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

6 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

8 * Never buy a car you can't push.

9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

10 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

11 * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

12 * The second mouse gets the cheese.

13 * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane. 

14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

15 * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once. 

17 * We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty, and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box. 

18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. 

19 * Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today. 

20 * It was I, your friend!

*Save the earth: it's the only planet with chocolate!* 
Diane Story

Monday, August 15, 2011

Robert Bloeser Oil Painting

For all my art loving friends, here's a rare find. I've listed a beautiful Robert Bloeser painting. Check it out. Not only is this a beautiful ocean painting, but it's also romantic.

Friday, August 12, 2011

As Parents & grandparents......

As parents and grandparents we should always,,,,

  1. Be the mosquito repellent they need to keep the bugs (bad-guys) away.
  2. Keep them on the same pedestal as the one you put them on the day they were born. If you thought they were smart then, they are just as smart or more so when they are twenty.
  3.  Never change your vision of them.
  4.  Encourage them to succeed.
  5. Don't have them unless you are willing to make sacrifices.
  6.  Kiss them good morning and good night.
  7. Never be jealous of them. 
  8. Encourage them to do better than you.
  9. School and homework are not an option, they are a requirement. Even if your parents did not make it yours.
  10. Love and respect them. Spoil them,,,, in the good ways. 
I have two kids and four grand kids. I love them all very much. I respect them and their choices and I know the feelings are mutual. So I guess I'M BRAGGING,,,, Thanks for letting me.

Have an awesome day,