Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Good luck Nick

Nick began Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia on Sunday. While I'm so scared for the future that he has in store for him the next six years, I cling to the fact that the United States is lucky to have someone like Nick fight for us.

Nick, I think about you constantly and know that you are growing stronger mentally and physically each day. God bless you and for all of you that fight or have fought for our country.


Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of the Rangers.

Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger my country expects me to move further, faster, and fight harder than any other soldier.

Never shall I fail my comrades I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong, and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be, one hundred percent and then some.

Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well trained soldier. My courtesy to superior officers, neatness of dress, and care of equipment shall set the example for others to follow.

Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.

Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission, though I be the lone survivor.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Elle Decor Goes to Kansas City

Very cool article! It makes living in Kansas City seem even better. Check it out.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Etsy Find

I scored this pretty little thing as a little treat to myself. Yay me!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

River Festival

I'm off to show in the River Festival this weekend. I've had my nose to the grindstone putting in 20 hours on Saturday and Sunday alone. I've learned I'm quite the procrastinator. Sure, I could have been working in the "studio" all winter long to prepare for this show, but I decided to wait until the last three weeks when the weekends are gorgeous and it's next to impossible to be relegated to the basement. Oh well...

I should have pics and scans of the new work to share when I return. I have two new "products" collaged frames where people can insert their own photo into the collage and small pieces on 4x4 scrap wood. We will see how they do!

If any of you are in the Salina area or are really itchin' for some funnel cakes and deep fried twinkies and decide to make the weekend of it, look me up in booth 40 of the craft section.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

From Sandwiches to Slammed

I realize not many posts ago I was saying you that my life you so boring that the Panera Mediterranean Veggie sandwich was the highlight of my life. Pathetic. Now I'm gearing up for the River Fest val in Salina, Kansas next weekend and I'm wishing I would have spent my winter painting and collaging and less time with the veggie sandwich.

I have a TON to get done and I'm not sure there are enough hours in the day. I've never felt like such a procrastinator. The funny thing is that I haven't lived at home for 15 years, but my mom is on the edge of her seat wondering if I will stop procrastinating and will actually get something accomplished. Stay tuned.
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