In Memory of Sharon Mary Miller-Dutton

Today was a celebration of life ceremony for my stepmother Sharon, who recently passed away from cancer. She had been doing quite a bit better, the turn downward was pretty recent and sudden.

I am thankful my father got the time he did with her, and she will be missed, but forever Loved.

Given that we live some distance away, my wife, son, and I weren’t able to make it to the celebration of life, but my family (siblings) who were able to were gracious enough to Livestream and record it so we wouldn’t miss out.

Below is an artistic rendering I made in her memory:

Today’s Notes

What’s new friends? It’s been a great day today. I had a low carb coffee and a bunless Whopper for brunch. I feel like I’ve got more energy than I’ve had in ages.

Also, been hanging out with my wife while my son is in school. It’s about time to go get him.

In other notes: I had the shortest conversation I’ve ever had with my father earlier. It was only like 10 minutes or so. He updated me on how his wife is doing, she’s okay overall, despite still having some med issues.

As you all know if you follow my niche art blog, I continue to be on a roll there. Anyway, I don’t want to ramble too much, so I’ll go ahead and wrap this up.

Belated Afternoon Notes

It has been a very chill day. I have a few new art pieces to share to my niche art blog, which I will in a while. Earlier, I watched “Home Improvement” while I was eating a late breakfast with my family.

I’m back on low carb, and also drinking a lot more water as well.

My wife is taking my son to a picnic thing for his grandma’s work soon, so I’m sure he’ll enjoy that. I don’t know what else is going on today, guess we’ll just take it as it comes.

Morning Notes

I’ve been on a roll with the new art, and the options with the new program seem endless. I even have at least one person interested in a possible buy, so if that goes through it’ll be awesome.

In other notes, my wife has an appointment shortly, and then we’ll go have lunch together. Currently, we are watching shows and I am trying to think of new design ideas.

I’m not sure what all else the day will bring, but hopefully great things.

Thoughts

A while back, I mentioned a stock image/photography site. It was my intention to become a consistent contributor there, but so far, I’ve earned literally nothing from what I have shared there.

So, that’s a bit disappointing, especially after I was so invested and hopeful. I don’t want to be wasting my time, spinning my wheels, I’ve done that too often before.

Maybe I’m too impatient, but I do have a family.

I need to be spending my time as much as possible doing things that will get results and provide for them.

Am I giving up on the site entirely? No, but it won’t be as high priority as I originally intended. From what I’ve seen thus far, my time is better spent elsewhere.

Evening Notes

Hello again, everyone,

I had a very productive day (once my hands felt better.) I went back to trying out a new (to me) art program I’ve really been enjoying. I have fresh content to share on my niche art blog as well, so looking forward to bringing those to you all if you happen to follow me there.

Also, had a good, albeit brief conversation with a fellow artist friend of mine.

Final notes:

Since my son is out of school through the weekend, I’ll be getting as much time in with him as I can. Right now, he’s asleep though. My wife suggested we take him to a food truck tomorrow, I think he’ll love that.

Anyway, going to wrap this up for now.

(Another) Good Morning

Good morning again, you all.

Had a great family outing/date night with my wife yesterday.

I don’t care how long a couple has been married, it’s important to keep the fire raging, as the saying goes. Many people START with romancing their spouse, when things are brand new, and they let it wane over time.

They allow themselves to start seeing things as a chore w/their spouse rather than there being the deep and abiding connection and Love there should be.

I’m not saying marriage is all sunshine and unicorns 24/7, but there is no reason for marriage to become stale either. It’s a choice what we make a priority, and if your spouse ISN’T high priority, why be married at all? Just worth thinking about.

Day Notes (Sept. 2, 2022)

Good morning, Dear Ones.

Punching the keys early because later I’ll be hanging out with my family. My son is off from school through the weekend, so glad for that.

Presently, I’m watching a movie, might share notes on it later at my review blog, haven’t made a decision.

In other notes, I got to talk with my mother briefly yesterday, which was good, except she’s still grieving my grandma’s death, obviously. We’re all dealing, some of us better than others.

One way I’m dealing is simply by holding tighter to the Loved ones I have left. That’s kind of what today is about, trying to get in more quality time with them.

My mother said she woke up from a nap yesterday and reflexively looked for my grandma, before she was fully awake.

Then it registered (again) that my grand is dead. My heart breaks for my own loss, but also for hers, they were very close.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I do take comfort that my grand knows the Lord. Anyway, I’ll go ahead and wrap this up before it becomes novel length. Thanks for reading, and much Love.

Day Notes

Hello friends,

It’s literally 2 a.m. here and I can’t sleep. Watching Forensic Files at present. Also in quite a bit of physical pain, I don’t know if I pulled a muscle or what.

Anyway, my son has school in a few hours, I found out via a paper sent home with him that apparently he won’t be receiving homework from the district this year. I don’t know what prompted that decision on their part.

He’s been doing well as far as we know in class, getting along with his teachers and classmates and such. I’m hoping that remains the case all year.