Friday, January 29, 2016

Being Heard......So Much FUN!!

Getting Closer!!!

Can't wait for the FUN!!
These guys are GREAT!


Oops....Almost Hit an Opossum...

I almost hit an opossum (or a possum) last night coming home.

That is ALL!


(is this blog worthy? Should be on Facebook....)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Life is GOOD...even when bad things happen!!

Life is GOOD....even when bad things happen. It really IS!

I could list all of the BAD things that have happened to me in the last year.....BUT.......WHY??

I don't have time to list all of that. The other day, I was thinking about the horrible things that have happened to me in the last year (father dying, Jeep totaled, having to move out of our comfortable home...etc...) and I was getting myself down. I even starting crying. Yes, tears were rolling down my face.



These things are in the past and the future and NOW are what I have. The bible makes sense with all this focus stuff that I have been reading about. IT IS TRUE! 37 years of reading this stuff is finally paying off now that the HARD stuff is happening.

Pretty COOL!!

Thanks God for the words of truth and encouragement. IT REALLY DOES WORK!!

Love It!

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be
dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
Isaiah 41:10


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Six Things I HAVE to do EVERY Day!!

*Read the Bible
*Kiss My Husband on the Lips
*Write....SOMETHING...(even a one liner)
*Listen to Banjo Music
*Brush My Teeth

(if I don't daily do at least the 6 things listed above, I feel incomplete and behind in life.....I then put myself in "catch up" mode...that is a BAD place to be....YUK!)


The heart of man plans his way,
but the LORD establishes his steps.
Proverbs 16:9

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Being Heard (a Documentary about 6 songwriters starting from beginning of their songs to performance)

Excitement is building for the songwriter's documentary that I am participating in this month. There are 6 local songwriters involved in this process. I am the only lady in the group. I am having a BLAST doing this.

and ME...

All of these guys do an excellent job of writing songs. I am impressed.
Here they are (in no particular order):
I am also the ONLY one playing a ukulele!! :)

Jay Parr

Beau Foster

Bryan Joyner

Clint Buchanan

Zack Loiselle

and me:
Theresa Arnold

All for now.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Roller Coaster Life is NORMAL!!


It really IS normal to have ups and downs
and fasts and slows....It is OK!! It is just
gross when vomit accompanies it.


Friday, January 22, 2016

Excerpt from One of the MANY books I am writing...I won't divulge the Title because it is WAY too COOL!!

The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _
      (the title in Secret Code)
     (an adult children's book)
       (still in the edit phase)
What can I say about mom? She is 100% Texan but she sings songs about far away exotic places like Oklahoma. I know that this may sound mean, but my mom is not a good mom. I love her and all, but she stinks at being a mother. Not every mom can be a cook, seamstress, carpooling, bill paying, church going kind of woman. My mom likes men. Lots of men. She flirts a lot. Online, offline, in grocery store lines, getting the mail at the post office, gassing up her Jeep, anywhere there is a man around, she turns on her loud “look at me” charm and laughter. I’ve watched men flock to her like dogs to a pork chop. It’s disgusting to watch, but at the same time, it’s kind of entertaining too. All that being said, I love her because she is my mom. When I was born, she was 15 years old. I’m 13 now, so she is only 28 years young. I don’t know my dad, but I think that I must have gotten my smarts from him because he hightailed it out of our lives as soon as he found out that mom was going to have a baby. That is what mom says anyway. I consider that to have been a wise move on his part. I don’t know the truth about the other half of me nor will I probably ever discover what my heritage is on my father’s side. You see, my mom is not only a flirt and a smoker, she is a chronic liar too. She makes up stories about the goofiest things when the truth would be juicier to tell. What can I say? Lying runs in the family along with insanity.  

One time, she met a man on a dating website and told him that she was a child psychologist and an avid softball player and that she got her degree at the University of Texas compliments of a softball scholarship.  Mom is NOT athletic at all. They met, she flirted, he fell for it for about two weeks and then realized she was full of Dixie droppings. Why lie? It makes no sense to me and yet it makes perfect sense. Does that make sense?  

Thanks for letting me express my thoughts today.
I am glad that I get to talk to you, my best friend.  

By the way, my best friend is: 

A House! 

The first time that I saw you, I was frightened. You scared me to death. Now that I have gotten to know you and have discovered what you are about, I can say that my life will never be anything less than EXTRAORDINARY!
You'll have to wait for the book to come out for the rest.....


Three Little Word's List

A Three Little Words list:

*I love you

*I miss you

*You are awesome

*You are forgiven

*You are free

*Your Cancer's Gone

*It's a boy

*It's a girl

*Welcome back home

*You're the winner

.......there has GOT to be more out there.....

I will think on it and get back with ya....

*Have a good'un!!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Writin'a Story......:)

Writin' a story about a dog named Skeeter.

Skeeter is a bloodhound/lab mix puppy.

The story... so sweet.

Too sweet....

Must add some meanness to it for interest.

Not yet.


After the sweetness is almost too much to take....

Meanness will come.

There must be a villain or a really bad thing to happen to little old puppy Skeeter.

It is JUST a story.

All for now.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Negative Nellies

It's been a lovely week.
I will be positive.
I will think GOOD thoughts.
I will NOT let the negative Nellies ruin my Happy Place.

"Get out, you Negative Nellies!! I HATE your guts!"
(wait, that is negative....How do I tell negative Nellies to go away without being negative? If you tell someone to go away, is that negative?)

"Welcome you Negative Nellies. Would you like some cookies? How about telling me a little bit about yourself and where you are from? Do you like long walks on a beach and dinner by candlelight? You don't? Well, I think there is a marvelous place for you to visit at the house down the road. Would you like me to show you the way? I'd be perfectly happy to help you find that special place you are looking for since it is not in my vicinity"....... :0)

Is that HAPPY and POSITIVE enough, Nellie?

"Go Away".....I say with a smile on my face!!


btw....I purchased a book with over 600 one liners for starting stories......LOVE IT!! (totally random here...)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

MY WORD!! It's Been A While..Do People Still BLOG?

Where the HECK did time go?

The last post was done in August of 2015. I am not even sure if people read these things or if anyone out there still BLOGS!! Do people Blog and do people read the BLOGS that are written by bloggers? There is so much out there in the virtual world now that keeps people reading and absorbing info. Is blogging a thing of the past? Will it dissolve like MySpace (remember MySpace....does it still exist?)

My computer broke MONTHS ago. Well, it is full of bugs, viruses, and such. I go to the library to type or work. Phones don't cut it when you are trying to type paragraphs and words of everlasting WIT to the world.

I looked at my stats from this site and there are a few hits (probably by mistake) from many countries. Thank you! Thank you very much you 16 people from other countries that accidentally stumbled onto my blog because you were looking for something else online. THANK YOU!

I write EVERY day. I am in the process of writing my 4th book. I read the four chapters that I have typed up this morning. It is an adult children's book. It is so cool. I read it and I can't believe that I wrote it. Some of the stuff is hilarious. Since only 16 people in the world read this blog, it really doesn't matter if I blow my own horn here. I think it is GOOD! I am gonna give it to my daughter to read. She is a voracious reader and will give me an honest daughter to mother factual opinion about it...hurt or no will be truth according to her. I think she should be a writer. She would be 100 times better than I am, or is it "me"?

Anyway, life is good in Texas USA and Hello to the 16 people in other countries (especially Russia for some reason) that stumble onto this blog. There are voices that will listen and people who care out in this world. Just because a response isn't obtained through the internet does not mean that people don't care. Get out and find real live flesh and blood folks to hug on, talk to, and share things with because THAT is the REAL stuff.