October 27th, 2012

SallyMN1

Our son Tom.

Every weekend,our son Tom comes over and does things around the house to help me out. Today it was something simple like picking up dog poop. Then he fixed my computer in the office because it had bit the dust. He said it was a quick fix. :) (For him,not us) My right side continues to grow weaker as time goes on while I wait to see the doctor, so he helps me with everything. Dishes, dinner, loading the dishwasher,doing laundry and anything else that comes up. He's a very nice young man. (Well, not that young anymore, he's 38.) Tomorrow he is going shopping with me and doing all of the lifting part. Now here is the odd part. He used to be a drug addict. (I guess he always will be) He has completely turned his life around. We didn't see him for 12 years. It was as if he was dead. Those were a hard and sad 12 years. So, now it's almost like he's trying to make up for lost time. I'm not complaining. He's a full time student in college and works part time to support himself. It's like having another person around here and we sure like him. We don't know what turned his life around, but we don't really care. He's in our life now and that's all that matters. We're all making up for lost time. Today he was painting a little piece of mountain scape with Samantha and he was going to throw this out. I told him to sign it and I was having it framed. He said it was crap. Artists! They are such perfectionists. It was really nice and simple, just the way I wanted it. So now Ihave two to frame and put on my bedroom walls. Did I mention he also tattoos in his spare time? He's so very talented, it's amazing. A tattoo shop in Tucson has contacted him and want to give him a spot to do his thing at their store. He's thinking about it. It'll depend on how much they would take out for their portion. He was very flattered that they knew who he was and how good he is. Their words,not his. So basically, it's true. A person can change,no matter what. And I thank God every day that he came around. We're very proud of him. :)


SallyMN1

This is what Tom is painting me for Christmas.



I found this on Amazon and fell in love with it. I'm going to do my kitchen in white, gray and red, so this would be perfect for my huge dining room. Tom is going to paint it for me, except all in one piece,not five pieces. I can't wait for Xmas. LOL Geeze,is it ever nice to have artists in the family. :)

PS: I forgot to mention that he told me it would have his style on it and more his design. He likes this one, but not as well as the one in his head at the moment. LOL
SallyMN1

My Mongoose Ezine Reminder.

I just wanted to stop by and remind everyone that is writing a story that it's just a little over a month before the deadline. Stories and art are due on December 1st. We hope to see many more stories coming our way in the next few weeks. If you have any questions about the Chapter Ezine, please drop us a line and ask . We have answers we haven't even used yet. :)

Happy writing!

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