I was introduced to Carolina Russo through a contest actually and I was the lucky winner of that Drawing and it was beautiful. From there I liked her drawings and paintings so much I have bought several more for myself not just the two shown above and I have bought some as gifts too. This woman definitely has a gift and I should mention she does custom drawings where you ask her to draw something for you.
Some good links for Carolina Russo are to check out are:
Does my title of my blog most sound like the starting of a bad joke, well I assure you it’s not but it is how my high school years started out and ended all at the same time. To put everything in a nutshell you will read about some brief happenings that actually did happen and boy do I ever hope the flirty good looking bully reads this post and yes he knows who he is and I hope he comments too.
Cupid, A Feisty Redhead & A Flirty Good Looking Guy
When Cupid sets out on a mission to bring a couple together he doesn’t care where they are and I can verify this because Cupid found not only me but some flirty good looking bully. As the saying goes always be leary of something that seems to good to be true but then despite all the alarm bells in my Gut telling me this guy is just going to cause you heartache and trouble but I stopped listening to my Gut when my Heart took over when the good looking guy started flirting with me and not just one or two times either the whole way through high school. The flirting started innocently enough but never in my wildest dreams did I think a guy that what us adult women call well… man candy and I assure you he is the exact definition of man candy good looking and clueless. Eventually after awhile he convinced me he had feelings for me not to mention he also convinced me to love him.
After many years waiting for him to ask me out which he never did do, being a Redhead I was a feisty and somewhat bold girl so what did I do but confront when he was alone by the lockers and I asked him out and what happened next was was something I definitely was not suspecting he would do. OH sure I expected that he would tell me no but at the same time I was hoping for the best but then he yelled and screamed his answer which was a big fat no but then he went on a yelling and screaming rant that was so bad that I could not understand what he was saying. Girls when a guy tells you that phrase me thinks the lady protests to much when you deny liking someone guess what, I can wholeheartedly verify that it happens to men too. How do I know this well because I confronted this guy and he screamed a yelled so much and was so adamant that he did not have feelings and was protesting so much it was quite obvious that because he was protesting so much he was denying any feelings he had so in this guy’s case I would say me thinks the guy protests to much. Although I may have walked away disappointed, I also walked away with a smug happy look on my face because what I reading in his body language, his smiles, his quick stares, his long stares and his Eyes were that he was a guy that had feelings for a very unpopular girl – Me.
After he had told me no, screamed and yelled at me and was so adamant that it wasn’t funny I thought he would quit his flirting with but OH NO he continued flirting with me and showing me that he had feelings he gave me the best gifts I could have gotten from anyone and I got them from a good looking flirty guy who was also probably my bully. You all must realize he didn’t give me physical gifts but the better kind the kind I really needed and those gifts he gave to me were Compassion, Hope and the best gift he gave me was Love so I must thank him for that and if he ‘s reading this because of him he’s the one that convinced me to fall hard in love with him and because of this, I will always remember him and love him no matter what and whatever he is doing I hope he is happy.
So in the end Cupid completed most of his mission because his arrows hit the bullseye on both Hearts of the Feisty Redhead and the Flirty Good Looking Guy who might be a bully too and though Cupid tried with all his power and might the Flirty Good Looking Guy denied his feelings for the Feisty Redheaded girl and left her scorned without a word of explanation. When True Love comes a knocking let it happen and don’t deny it because you never know when it will show up. May True Love find you all!!
When Love comes knocking don’t ignore it because you never know when Love comes for you and when it does it will take hold of you in ways that you never expected so do everything to hold onto that Love that has found you including fighting for it because all is fair in Love and War. Just because you don’t win the battle and the war right doesn’t mean you have lost but the exact opposite my friends. May True Love find you!!
First let me say Happy Valentine’s Day to those who celebrate this special day.
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day and if you do what are your plans? To answer your question Do I celebrate Valentine’s Day? I used to until high school then things took a turn for the worse. So what happened? The boy that led me to believe he had feelings for me & convinced me to fall in Love with him scorned me then once in college things got worse. Some of my so called friends pushed me into a blind date then went on the date with us. Not my idea of a date. Then the same guy I went out with on the blind date well… that was on Valentine’s Day then my so called friends started taking bets on whether or not we’d date a year. The result: A year later that guy dumped me on Valentine’s Day then Valentine’s Day is really just another day to a single person if they don’t have a spouse or significant other and that is what February 14 is to me just another day. My Valentine I guess will have to be my Cat Daisy Mae.
I am so excited, I finally completed Crystal & The Big Dare By Her Hunky Next Door Neighbor… in which this book is not only a Romance book but a Second Chance Romance that has a lot of twists and turns in the plot to keep things interesting. Writing this book was fun, stress free and I had so much fun writing it and I think the main reason is I wrote my book from all the ideas in my mind, my imagination and my fantasies of how things might have turned out not to mention I got some of my ideas for this book from my life experiences too. Believe it or not but I always wondered what things would be like if things turned out the way you thought they should. You know what they say about Love, you may try to forget but the heart wants what the heart wants and I should mention this book is Fiction and any similarities are just that similarities.
I just started writing another book and I am hoping to have it done by December 31, 2023 but if not no big deal. I will tell you this book that I just started writing is about a girl who goes to college and gets a dual Doctorate Degree and as usual my ideas are from my imagination, wishful thinking and so much more. Still haven’t decided what the title for my my next book will be for sure.I finished my book on Jan. 23, 2023. I started another one on Jan. 26, 2023. We’ll see how that goes.
Hi Everyone Daisy Mae Here with Mom Sister Crystal. I am here to reveal my Secret Paw & Thank them. So why did I take so long to reveal my Secret Paw & thank them? Well… everything was going OK then life through us some major curve balls & when I say major I mean Mom Sister Crystal’s Mom was in and out of the Hospital, she had to be in the Hospital over Christmas & now she is in a nursing home she’s not crazy about. To say the least things have been frustrating & chaotic not to mention hectic around the Stewart household.
My Secret Paws were Charlemagne & Tamar & the funny & ironic part of Secret Paws 2022 was we were each others Secret Paw. So thank you Charlemagne & Tamar for the Catnip, the soft snuggle mat, all the play toys you got me & a special thank you from Mom Sister Crystal she really liked reading the letter and we hope you all had a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year.
Hi everyone Daisy Mae here, I’m just popping in to let you all know today December 19 is Mom Sister Crystal’s Birthday and she is ?? years young. I wanted to give her a special birthday gift so I’m giving her a Birthday tribute of sort. Here it goes:
Mom Sister Crystal you and your family gave me a furrever loving home and I thank you for that but today is your special day when we celebrate you and your life. Thank goodness you were born because you have made the world a little better and brighter in all this chaos and mess it’s in.
HAPPY HAPPY ?? BIRTHDAY TO YOU.
YOU ARE REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY SPECIIAL.
I LOVE YOU A WHOLE LOT.
HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR DAY AND GET EVERYTHING YOU WANT.
Another milestone complete, I completed my box set + Sequel + started another book in which I have a partial title for and this makes me happy. This gives me hope that I am talented at something and one of my dreams is that someday I will be published and even if I’m not well I know I’m a talented writer even if it is for fun.
Happy Tuesday is always fun especially when something you have just accomplished makes you happy and you want to share that with others.
Wish me luck with this next book because not sure it is going to be a stand a lone book or not. I’m also not sure where I want this book to go. I’ve got plenty of ideas swirling around in my mind but getting them to paper and figuring out where they should go is another story.
Hi everyone, Daisy Mae and I got a reply letter from Santa about what we asked for Christmas and here is what jolly old guy had to say. Santa’s letter read as such: Dear Crystal and Daisy Mae, I wanted you to know I received your letter and what you both want for Christmas, however I must say Crystal the things you are asking for well will take me longer than Christmas but I know you are good girl and won’t mind it is late coming if I’m able to get them but it will take multiple miracles. Daisy Mae on the other hand well finding her a catnip mat will be a lot easier. Best of luck on getting your things you want especially you Crystal.
I did it, I completed another book and this book is book #3 entitled Collision: The Good Girl And The Mean Girl and still deciding on a title for the Sequel which is going to be a murder/mystery/romance. I can’t believe that I finished 3 books in the year of 2022 and started a Sequel. Right now my title for the Sequel is: Princesses, Princes & Their Cowgirls & Cowboys & A Murder: The Sequel. Although the Sequel is still in the planning stages I am writing it as I see fit and as the words come to me.
From what I have researched, a sequel is supposed to be shorter than the book you just finished writing. Actually they suggest 300-800 words. I laugh at this mostly because when I write, I write a lot of words and being short is not in my nature if you know what I mean LOL… I guess we’ll see what happens.
Dear Santa, I’m writing you early because what I’m asking you for this year are big things so I want you to have enough to get started on. So what are the things I am asking for? Well Santa, I’m asking for: 1. An Engagement Ring on my left hand finger. 2. I’m asking to be married. 3. I’m asking to be published. 4 & 5. I’m asking for two more things that go along with what I’m asking for in 1. & 2. I hope you can get me one of these things because I have been hoping and praying for numbers 1 & 2 it seems all my life and want it more and more each day.
Daisy Mae’s Letter To Santa
Dear Santa, let me make it easy on you this year what I want is: 1. Give my Human Mom everything she asked for especially numbers 1 and 2 and everything that goes with that. 2. Some new catnip mats please.
Drakewe are very sorry to see you earned your wings to fly over the Rainbow Bridge this Morning (10-5-2022) but now God has a pet which makes him happy and although your Mommy, Daddy, Friends and siblings are sad your memories will always be cherished and loved. We love you Drake and Will Miss You.
Hello Everyone and thanks for stopping by, Today my Nephew turns 20 no more a teenager but now a college student and in a Fraternity. Also, I want to wish my baby Daisy Mae a very happy 16th birthday. I still remember the night my parents and I found her. They had just brought me home from work and as soon as you opened the car door, all you could hear was this very loud meowing which we of course followed and low and behold we found this beautiful very loud kitten with lungs like you would not believe that we guestimated was about 4 weeks old and fit in the palm of your hand. We fed her, gave her something to drink and a nice warm place to stay and it was funny in a way because her Mama who dropped her off kept coming around until she was sure her baby had found her loving furrever home. Daisy Mae’s Mama was a dark greyish and white Tummy. Daisy Mae’s Mamma had more white on her Belly than Daisy did. The funny thing is, is that my Dad said and I quote “No more pets in the house until Pigs fly”. Well let me tell you people, Pigs flew that night because it was Dad who insisted we bring her in the house despite the rest of us wanting to already bring her in. Living with all of Daisy Mae’s antics as well as through has been a journey of learning, exploration and of course fun. Now that Daisy Mae is a Super Senior Cat, she sleeps quite a bit but still gets her exercise. Below is a gallery of pictures that shows Daisy Mae in her 3 stages of life — Kitten(top 2 pictures), midlife(picture on 2nd row left hand side) and Super Senior(picture on right hand side in second row).
DAISY MAE AS A KITTEN LAYING ON MY TONY STEWART FLEECE BLANKET ON ME.
QUEEN DAISY MAE SLEEPING ON HER THRONE AND FEELING LIKE ROYALTY.
DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.
DAISY MAE IN HER RED HAT AFTER BECOMING A CROTCHETY COUGAR.
Today is a bittersweet day for me because today would have been my Grandmother’s Birthday if she were alive that’s the sweet part now the not so sweet part of today, I remember my Tigger Cat who was a true Tabby Cat that died on 9-11 and also the terrible happenings on what we now call Patriot day.
Tigger you may have died on 9-11-2015 which was seven years ago, but I still miss you yet I cherish all the time I was able to have with you . You were a beautiful Tabby Cat but even though you were a Super Senior Cat when you died, I will always love you. The Morning you died is still etched in my mind but although you were gone, you weren’t gone from my heart or mind far from it in fact. The day you earned your wings and flew over the Rainbow Bridge and God called you home to be with him, was a very sad day for me but a happy day for God. I hope you’ve made a lot of friends and I know Ms. Ellen’s Angel kitties you’d get along with. Daisy Mae misses you a lot here. Tigger We Love You Lots.
Patriot Day, a day that was so so terrible and if we were alive we remember where we were and what we were doing. I know I remember where I was, I was on my way to work when when the first plane hit and then I was rounding the corner just getting ready to pull into the parking lot when the second plane hit. When I hit the Breakroom that Morning, I remember everyone being in shock at what had just happened and all eyes were glued to the tv. The store manager even came in and told us there was no Morning meeting and stayed briefly then left the room. May we remember all those who gave their lives, who were injured and especially their families.
Double accomplishment and I can’t believe I did it but I did, you see not only have I completed one book in 2022 but two and started a third. Book 1 which is entitled When Love, Murder & Rejection Collide. Book 2 is entitled The Miracle Of True Love Finally Hits The Bulls Eye. I can’t tell you how happy and thrilled I am of these two accomplishments now to figure out a title for book three. I have several title possibilities but the one I’m leaning towards is Power VS. Love… Which One Wins Out? What do you think.
When I was writing Book 2, I had a pretty good idea what type of book I wanted it to be but guess what Yepers that is right my characters took over and they had other ideas so Book 2 ended up steamier and hotter than I’d planned but I kept the swearing out of it. Also you all should know, I had fun no a blast writing Book 2 this way.
I need some help with a title for Book 3 and any suggestions put in the comments. Below is a little about the book.
I would like the book to be about a power hungry bully who tries to split up the main two characters who are Queen Diann and King Sphen, Queen Diann has always been Royalty but King Sphen well… he is a poor old Ranch Hand that was in Queen Diann’s Senior Class helped the head bully bully Queen Diann but since then Queen Diann has forgiven him and they by chance see one another again and he realizes he’s always been in love with her but this doesn’t sit well the power hungry bully who does everything in her power to split them up including spreading lies and lying to Queen Diann’s husband about her where about, what she’s been doing and her past.
I did itI really did it, I finally completed my first book done with all my characters in which I entitled When Love, Murder, & Rejection Collide!! As you can tell from the title, Book one is about Love, Murder, & Rejection Collide. Now a little bit about about Book 2 in which I just started writing. Book 2 is entitled The Miracle Of True Love Finally Hits The Bulls Eye!! Book 2 is more of a Romance story. These two books have been really fun to write yet at the same time healing. You see my ideas for these two books are based on my experiences dealing with bullies in my past although I don’t use their real names, I put the book as fiction and finally of how I wish things could of turned out. I Added murder, love & rejection and I got a pretty decent book or at least I think so. If you ever read or even written a book then be honest with me and yourself, ever fallen in love with that bad boy that deep down, he doesn’t turn out so bad but the girl is still pretty leary of him? I have. I’ve fallen for my bad boy Sphen and fallen hard. I finished When Love, Murder, & Rejection Collide at 51,196 words and yes it ends in a cliffhanger sort of…
Maybe my dream of getting published might come true after all. I’ve accomplished the writing step and become an author. I may be an unpublished author but I’m an author none the less. Accomplishing writing my first book and first real box set. Am I happy— YOU BET I’M HAPPY!! I’m so happy I’ve been doing a continuous happy dance lol.
DAISY MAE IN HER RED HAT AFTER BECOMING A CROTCHETY COUGAR.
QUEEN DAISY MAE SLEEPING ON HER THRONE AND FEELING LIKE ROYALTY.
QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.
DAISY MAE IS THE CAT LYING DOWN ON THE BED AND TIGGER IS THE CAT ON THE BED LOOKING AT THE CAMERA. PICTURE IS DRAWN BY CAROLINA RUSSO.
Hi Everyone Crystal And Daisy Mae here, so where have we been all this time? Well on December 13, 2021 Crystal and the Dad that’s my human Dad got their second vaccine shots. Thankfully, no reaction for the Dad but for Crystal well that was a different story. Boy did Mom Crystal have a reaction. No not an allergic but her reaction was she got sick. She got the headache, earache, soar throat and a few other symptoms and has yet to get rid of them. She has tried everything she can think of but finally had to stop the cough drops for sore throats because one of the side effects was she started getting ulcers on her gums and gum line. Then what happens but life happens again and again and things are getting so stressed and frustrating she doesn’t know what to do except go live in fantasies and imagination. So Posting got put on the back burner and we are real sorry for that. We don’t know when we’ll post again so were on an indefinite temporary break.
First Off, when you’re thinking about bringing another pet into your family, there are several important suggestions/pointers I have about doing that. So what are they you ask? Below are a few I have and you may be able to think of some others too. Now on to those pointers/suggestions.
Point #1: Always consider where you’re living – Are you in an apartment, Pet friendly apartment or a house?
Point #2: When you think you’ve made a decision but you have a family, always take your idea to the family. In other words, call a family meeting and tell them what you want to do then talk it over as a family and let the children know that their ideas will be considered.
Point #3: When you’re decision has been made to get a pet, now the next part you want to talk with the family is what kind of pet do you want? Do you want a Cat, A Dog, A Bunny, A Feathered, etc… Whatever pet you decide on, you have to decide on a small, medium or large, make sure you’ll be able to:
a. you’ll have enough time to care of your new pet.
b. make sure you can take care of a new pet.
c. make sure you can afford a new pet. Pets are and can be expensive.
d. Always make sure your new pet has room to exercise and play.
e. Always make sure your all your pets have lots of love.
Point #4 & 5: Once you decided on what type of pet you want: Cat, Dog, etc…, now it’s time to go to local rescue/adoption shelter for pets. Most shelters have animals that make great pets. However, be very, very careful of those places that bring animals into malls and places like that. Ask plenty of questions like you would at a shelter. If the people can’t answer your questions and you know more about taking care of that pet than they do then walk away. Don’t get yourself into a situation where it ends in a catastrophe. Let me give you an example that actually happened to my family and I. We had just lost one cat and my family and I had finally decided to get another Cat. The only thing was, we decided we wanted a Kitten not a full grown Cat. Well being at the mall practically daily since I worked at a store in the mall I would walk down, there were animals that could be adopted. We adopted a kitten. Watch out for red flags. Examples of red flags are: a. You know more than the people trying to get you to adopt the animals. b. When the people argue with you and don’t listen to you. c.If they try to act like they know more than what they do it’s time to walk away. d. Another red flag is when the person tells you if the Cat dies within a week to let them know. Just to let you all know my family encountered this situation and sadly the cat we adopted only lived a week. She was to young to be flea dipped and we tried to tell the people she was to young they didn’t listen. I named her Cutie Pie. Cutie Pie only lived a week before earning her wings and flying to the Rainbow Bridge and beyond. This was quite some time ago but ended tragically.
So the moral is when you decide to get a pet, always start by making it a family decision & include the children, start by looking at a reputable animal shelter, always prepare for extra bills with your pets, Always look for red flags (hints that the people or animal isn’t reputable, always listen to that gut feeling that says something isn’t right because walking away is better than losing a pet in a weeks time (trust me I know) & if it seems to be good to be true it probably is.
Daisy Mae And I, we say always adopt and/or rescue a pet first but some would say getting a pet from a breeder is like rescuing a pet because the pets are not used like the breeder wants them to be they have become part of someone’s forever family.
It’s been a year as of April 22, 2022. That’s right when all this chaos and life hit my family and life hit my family and I. You see, it all started a few days before April 22, 2021 and then my youngest sister visited to see how everyone was and if we needed anything. I remember to this day what both Dad and I were doing. Dad was mowing and I was picking up sticks to make it easier to mow. We both had started having symptoms but they could be written off as something else or no big deal. The week before, we had scheduled our first vaccine shot for April 22 but that never happened because we were both diagnosed with COVID at Faster Care. Since then, my Dad was in and out of the hospital at least 4 different times and believe it or not he got all of his infections in the hospital. The only thing was Dad had to relearn to walk. Yep COVID took that away from Dad. I’m pleased to say he’s doing so much better now not 100% but doing better. The funny and Ironic thing is, yesterday was a year we both got COVID and we both were doing the same thing we were doing a year ago. Dad was mowing and I was picking up sticks. April 22 was the same day I was thrown into being a full time caregiver for both of my parents and still am doing that today. Things are crazy at our house.