When I look into to the mirror I see me Smile
It has so very long since I really smiled.
Yes I have wrinkles but I still see my Blue Eyes.
My hair now looks as it did when I was 16, yes a MESS!
Long and unruly and no longer highlighted.
As I lose the weight I packed on with sadness and injuries,
I begin to look more and more like the girl I used to be
OH but a LOT OLDER
We lost the house but remember what I took the time to save. Now after discussing it with boyfriend I guess I should have put a little more thought into my choice of which items to save.
I forgot the purse as I have no money in it so who cares but he reminded me maybe I should have worried about a license, funny I never get pulled over anymore so maybe I could skate without it till it is time to renew :)
Yes I lost all my crafting and beading components but with no house, where would I set up.
I should have remembered my shotgun, as I do love my over and under skeet gun. Don’t worry I only shoot CLAY PIGEONS.
I once with the help of an old boyfriend saved a mans life who was on fire so I will stay with my original post as all else really can be replaced in time but not a life and we were all out safely when so many others never had a chance.
Just want to pop in before the week gets crazy for all of you baking and cooking up a storm or running off to catch a plane. I wanted to thank each and every one of you for following and or liking my space here with you. This is a wonderful time of the year. A time to give THANKS for all we have. Times are really tough not only here in the US but sadly around this world. I pray daily for this world to live in Peace and Harmony.
I hope you will make memories here in the states with your family and friends. That you travel safely to and from your homes.
You see it is coming upon the day my life changed with one rear-end collision.
I had spent Thanksgiving at my parents home with my brother and his family also attending. We left early as I had to drive a dump truck the following day/ A girl has to work you know. So I did I trucked probably 13 loads that day for the boss and then met up with my boyfriend at the time and his boss. They asked if I wanted to go to the Casino. I really did not want to go I had been driving all day in heavy equipment which can beat you up pretty badly. Seems they had discussed going for a few hours long before I showed up. Men! Well neither of them had rights to drive a car so in the end I said I would go for a few hours, two-hour trip down maybe five hours there figuring that would be enough time for them to lose all their cash, me I love games of chance but work so hard for my money and am so responsible that I take just $50. This night we left at 8:00 PM from his boss’s home and headed south to CT. We were going to Foxwoods. We made good time as there really was no traffic due to it being a holiday weekend. I went in with them and watched for a little while then I placed $20 into a One Armed Bandit machine, SLOTS I like the lights flashing and the sounds that come from them but not how they suck you into feeding them more and more hard-earned money. So I played that $20 for all she was worth till it was gone then told the men I was going to get some sleep out in our conversion van. I slept till his boss who was also tired wanted in to sleep as well. I fell back to sleep till about 4 AM and wanted to head north so I went in search of the boyfriend. I found him glued to a Poker Machine and I said we wanted to head home. He answered “but I’m up $500!” I laughed and said “good as we could use the extra cash for heating and Christmas”. Not happy but not having a license he had no choice but to cash out and make his way with me home. The dogs would need to go out by the time we got back. We had 3 of them.
Now we are all in the van and getting ready to leave the parking area and I make plans to go to the coffee shop a DD at the next light. While sitting in our new van at a Red light we were rear-ended by a Casino Tour Bus doing 35 mph or more. I went unconscious upon impact his boss’s eardrum blew as he was laying down on back bench seat and boyfriend was pinned for a moment in the passenger side. No air bags deployed who knew they did not when you are hit from behind. Every seat that was being used by us snapped upon impact. No none of us had seat belts on as we were just going into a local coffee shop for a cup for the ride home. I would have broken left leg and two thigh bones had I k=not been thrown to the rear of the van. My left calf is still HUGE after 12 years. Knee is still torn to pieces not to say a thing about my back. The two of them who stayed in their seats healed over time but I am left with injuries and memories of a night just the day after showing many thanks.
It was 4 years later the doctors sat me down and said I would probably never drive a Big Rig again and on my Birthday. Such a very sad day for me. I tear up still with just going back to that day.
So now 12 years later I am alive and very thankful to be. So many things in my life would be so different had that accident not occurred I know that now but it was still a long 12 years.
So really pay attention while out there not only to your driving but put down the phone and pay attention my parents almost lost me that day and it was the bus driver on the phone.
No pretty photo for this post as there really was none.
I have made up for it this past 6 months with all of you. Thanks for being there when I needed you the most.
High School back row 2nd in from right
Now well last year close enough
A new day dawns with hopes of being in a better place.
Wounds whether self inflicted or made by others, need to heal.
With the start of each and every day, I give thanks for all I have.
I need peace.
I know LOVE.
I want to be whole once again.
With the start of each new day
I get closer to who it is I am searching for.
She is inside of me.
Struggling to make her appearance.
OH but she will
as long as each new day is allowed to dawn.
My name is Eunice and I live in southern New Hampshire.
I am in a Master Beading Program where I am still an apprentice after 1 year. So much to learn. I have been learning how to do Peyote, Spiral and Herringbone stitches, which I use in earrings, necklaces and bracelets. I also make eyeglass lanyard using a technique known as Kumihimo . This is an ancient Japanese beading technique done with cord and your choice of beads.(I will be adding photos of projects I have finished to give you an idea of where I am at with designing)
I also love melting(fusing)glass in my kiln. I use fuse-able glass as well as Dicrohic Glass. I also own a torch and love taking a glass rod and mandrel heating them in a flame and watching the glass wrap around the mandrel and forming my own glass bead. I can decorate it with the use of stringers and frit. Stringers are very thin rods of glass and Frit is crushed glass I can roll a hot piece of glass in to pick up different colors as well as texture. I love my time in the barn where I do this work.
I am also in love with photographing life around me. I always have been but have just started sharing with others.
OK now for a real surprise for those who do not know me. I am an injured Tractor Trailer Driver/Owner. I have been driving big rigs since the late 70’s when it was really unheard of to see a young female behind the wheel of a Big Rig. I have traveled across this country of ours and have so many fond memories of life on the road as well as years I spent hauling goods, all over New England. I was hurt in an auto accident in 2000 which has since taken the ability to drive a rig for 15 hours
a day so I had to find something to keep myself busy and happy, as I was a complete mess after being told my trucking days were over. It was who I was, now what? So I went back to my roots. I always loved crafting and art in all forms. So as I learn this BLOGGING I hope to show you what I love through my photos and words. Feel free to comment or follow me as I really do want to get better at all I attempt to do.