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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Perfect Dress

I Just received this from my sister via email and I just had to share. I know you women out there will appeciate this. I would never have the balls to do this, but I know my sister would... which made it so deliciously funny that I was sitting at my desk chuckling.

Jennifer's wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her excitement -- not even her parents' nasty divorce. Her mother had found the PERFECT dress to wear and would be the best dressed mother-of-the-bride ever! A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father's new young wife had bought the exact same dress! Jennifer asked her to exchange it, but she refused.

"Absolutely not. I look like a million bucks in this dress, and I'm wearing it," she replied.

Jennifer told her mother who graciously said, "Never mind sweetheart. I'll get another dress. After all, it's your special day."

A few days later, they went shopping and did find another gorgeous dress. When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, "Aren't you going to return the other dress? You really don't have another occasion where you could wear it."

Her mother just smiled and replied, "Of course I do, dear. I'm wearing it to the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding."


Friday, April 21, 2006

Life Lessons

Hi Folks,

Despite my computer getting fried yesterday in a power outage. I'm trying to be positive and act differently than how I normally would--(A kicking, screaming, rolling on the floor tantrum). I won't even mention the fact that the last revisions for my book were on the hard drive, because luckily for me, I emailed it to myself via yahoo. (Yay Yahoo!)

So here I am at work, getting my last few hours of online fix until Monday. I guess my house will be thanking the electricity, because I'll be on another cleaning frenzy.

In the meantime, I'm looking for the lesson in the circumstance. I hate to say it, but the first scripture that came to mind this morning when I woke up and realized that it wasn't just a nightmare, was "I will have no other gods before me".

Anyway, don't say I didn't come bearing gifts:

Announcing! (drumroll please...)

The new Dee411 website, I would tell you why I created it, but then you'd have nothing to read when you visit. So do drop by, visit and then send me a comment via my contact me page.

This means that by 4/30/06 this blog will be finally obsolete and those of you on my feedblitz list, will be receiving a confirmation email from dswhite@atwc1.com to be added to my PHP mailing list. This change will cut down on the instances where I have to send the same message to different groups. All that cutting and pasting is time consuming.

I've more news, but I don't want to overload you.

Til next time,

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Speedy Update

Hi again folks,

Don't think I haven't been missing the daily interaction, I've just been trying to figure out how to grow an extra pair of arms and legs. This authoring business is grand, fantabulous, ego-boosting, larger than life etc. But it is also time-consuming, nervewracking and a bit lonely at times. At least for me anyways. Add to that the addictive nature of the bi-polar and you have someone who eats, talks, sleeps, studies, reads and even prays (sorry God) books!

One of my friends even inquired if I was bloggins elsewhere because she knows I'm such a blog-a-holic and couldn't fathom that I wasn't blogging, which I wasn't at the time, but... just yesterday I was checking out this independent online bookstore that caters to self-published authors when I noticed that they had a new feature!-- You guessed ... blogs! So... Here We Go ... Again.

In addition, the new Dee4111 WP blog has a new face, specially designed for me by my blog buddy, fellow writer, creative genius and honorary soul sister--Jayne D'Arcy. I explained to her what I wanted and she took the ball, ran with it and came up with a slam dunk! I hired someone to convert this theme, but that didn't work out, but I think you'll be happy with the new face of Dee411.

BTW ... I'm iz famous! My face and (body) can now be seen in the Body Love section of CURVES' Spring 2006 issue of Diane Magazine. I'm told this has a distribution of 1.5 million. Waaa hoooo! Tell me dreams don't come true. In my twenties, (some seventy pounds ago) I would have given up much (besides food, housing and clothing i.e.) to have this happen. But God's sense of humor and timing, as always, is right on point. I have more self-appreciation now than I had at twenty-two, in fact my voraiouse goal of seeking after God's heart since the year 2001 has now begun to result in the (" ... all other things will be added unto you" and the "...desires of your heart" part of the scripture). It's all about priorities. God wants our love, our fealty, our worship... not for what He can and will do, but because we acknowledge and give it because of Who He is ... All that we will ever need.

Okay, gotta run ... this lost hour is playing heck with my already erratic sleeping pattern.

Be blessed in all your undertakings!