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Monday, April 07, 2014

you can be the greatest!

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watch this video. don't give up on our dreams. Believe in you.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Incroyable, (incredible)..(french)

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performance.  Michael Jackson's 'Billy Jean' at Madison Square Garden here.  Say what you will about him but..can't deny that he was an unbelievable talent. H gave some performance that moved this crowds, black white, Hispanic, oriental alike. he crossed all ethnic lines. He was loved by all. Yes he liked little boys heart he was still one himself as he worked  since he was 5 and never really grew up. Not condoning his actions but who knows what he did or didn't do for sure?

'We are the world' performance here

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Malaysian plane still missing..

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Ann, designer wearing her handmade, green(eco-friendly), recycled, wearable, trash, art, vintage, glass, jewelry, necklace
As we all know, plane went missing several weeks ago. There are many theories out there as to what happened to it. What we do know is that there is no definite evidence linking debris now being found by rescue teams from many different countries via plane and boat, to the missing plane, although some of the pieces are certainly large enough to be say a wing.  Some think it was hijacked, others think sabatoge, or mechanical failure causing a drop in air pressure making all aboard go to sleep and then plane flew itself til ran out of fuel and crashed. The last scenario is the most likely one.

What do you think happened? Regardless, is very sad and our hearts go out to the survivors, families, friends of the victims.  + update on missing plane: heard pings under water from possibly black box. Sub now helping in search. Trying to pinpoint sounds with hydrophones too. Search field is lessening now to size of S. Carolina. better.)

Also prayers to all effected by mud slide in W.A. Many dead, missing there too.

Also concern for Ukraine, Russia situation. Hope some peace can be reached so we get on better terms with Russia.

Monday, March 24, 2014

More handmade jewelry selfies below..

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                                         my beer bottle cap, recycled metal earrings. (Buy on Etsy for $10.!)

                                 'tree of life' pendant.

recycled, vintage, glass, wire-wrapped, beaded necklace*

vintage, glass, painted vase.
*glass from dump dig went on. Yes I cleaned and filed the glass shards down first before working with them!
acrylic painting of 'garden of crysanthamums' by Ann Reilly

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Pix of some jewelry made

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How bout listening to Darius Tucker's 'Wagon Wheel'?
from my mini laptop camera.
click pic above for video with music from show on A & E,'Crazy Hearts Nashville'. like lee's voice and look.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Is 50 the new 30?

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 'Morgan' twenty five and young.

With movie stars, celebrities like Marie Osmond , who promotes a weight loss program,  along with Jessica Simpson(know she's not old but was fat), looking totally fab after 50(Helen Mirren looks great after 60 in bikini),tina turner looks fab at 70ish,
Sharon Stone     has joined the band wagon of looking great at 50 something. She has an interview on the new OWN network with Oprah(along with notorious Lindsay Lohan) where she talks about growing old gracefiully. 

youth glorified and yes this show and these people prove it along with wealth,money is wasted on them!
Even Shirley McClain who is Warren Beatty's sister(married to Annete Benning) is having a career resurgence, comeback with being on Downton Abbey and now upcoming OWN interview. She looks great too at 70ish.
Morgan Stewart,socialite from 'RKOBH, rich kids of Beverly hills.
                                                            Morgan with her friend who's very rich or at least her family is.
looks great in 'Maxim' magazine. Any relation to Rod Stewart?
 me. just out of bed in morning. gonna be 52 in April of this year. how am I holding up?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A truly inspirational movie..

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watch now for FREE! The pursuit of happiness with Will Smith and his son. click here.  The real Chris Carter went on to being an entrepreneur with his own brokerage firm.

Saturday, March 08, 2014


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This morning while asleep or resting,lying down in my roll out couch/bed, I was visited by my deceased mom. I am not lying. This really happened. I asked how she was and she said good,asked where she was like at a nursing home and she said yes,if she met God and she said 'yes and I met a Queen too!' How weird is that? Queen Elizabeth the 1st maybe? I said I loved her and for her to visit again. She got up to go to the bath room and was gone. It was her voice and everything. What do you think? Was I dreaming? Did her 'spirit' really visit me? Was I just dreaming? They say if met a violent or traumatic death and felt things were left unfinished, that the spirit doesn't rest but haunts where used to live and such. She died a painful,awful death from stomach cancer. We never got to say good bye as she was doped up on morphine and Haldol at the end and though I was there she was out of it screaming. I don't even think she knew I was there,sadly. Maybe this was her way of saying good bye for closure. Who knows? New show starting Sunday called 'Resurrection' about dead people coming back to their loved ones after being dead many years. Lots of commercials on lately promoting this show based on the French play 'they returned'. Do you think I dreamed this because of the show and it played to my emotions and own personal experience? Well..let me know what you think and if anything like this ever happened to you. What happens when we die? Is that it? the end. there an after life, a next chapter to our stories? I personally think there is. Just as we can't explain God, we don't comprehend why we are here and what happens when we stop breathing on this earth. I think there is much we don't 'get' but all will be revealed when we die to this life.

How often do these spirit dreams happen? How usual is it? Read more here.

Excerpt from Anna Sayce's site...

Reasons for the dead to come back to us

Why is communicating with the dead so hit and miss? Why can mediums sometimes communicate with the dead and not other times? I have noticed that usually the dead have to have a strong motivation to come back to us AND actually make their presence felt, probably because it takes a great deal of energy and effort to communciate with us.
# 1: To give us peace, reassurance and comfort
Spirits who come back to remind the living of their presence do so often because they see the healing it brings. They remind us that there is not any imposed separation from those you love. The dead can be with us in spirit in a flash, when we think of them. Whether we perceive them is another matter. The Maoris – the native people of New Zealand – say that the spirits of the dead are on the shoulders of the living and we carry them with us wherever we go.
# 2: Because their path is still entwined with yours
Sometimes deceased relatives stay very attached to their living loved ones. This can be for a variety of reasons – sometimes because they want to see their loved ones succeed – like the deceased relative I encountered recently. (She was standing behind my client’s spirit guides and had a ‘cheerleader’ and supporter role.)
In another case, a spirit can stay attached because they feel a responsibility to watch over the actions of the living and warn them of certain things. This has happened before in one my sessions. A deceased spirit warned against doing something the client was considering, that would have had dire consequences. This spirit had been dead for many, many years and you would have thought he would have cut ties with the living, but he was obviously still quite attached to whether or not this person was doing the right thing, and he had vested interests also in the situation.
# 3: To say what went unsaid
If there’s something important that’s left unsaid, spirits can stay around to attempt to resolve it instead of moving on. The dead returning to communicate with us is also a reminder to check if there is anything left unsaid in your life. I have a stiff upper lip that I either inherited or picked up from my background, so the people around me rarely know just how much I respect, admire and love them because I am not good at getting it out. My encounters with the dead have taught me how important it is to say the words that can heal, reconcile or just communicate how much you care, because once you’re gone it’s harder to do. So, I know it’s a massive cliche, but make sure YOU communicate to those you love how much you love and appreciate them.
# 4: To resolve something that went undone
The spirits that are most motivated to hang around are perhaps those who left something unresolved or undone. In particular, I’m thinking of those who experienced some sort of injustice in their lifetime, like a murder which is still unresolved.
The dead can also remind us not to leave things undone for an extended time period. The biggest thing you can leave undone is pursuing your own dreams. Are you happy with how you spend your days now? Or do you live for tomorrow, planning, with your mind continually in the future, putting off life? The lesson that the dead bring to us is to live in the present moment and do what we want now, because as cliched as it sounds, there may not be as many tomorrows as we think.
# 5: When you’re reviving their memory
Sending the dead a lot of energy also brings them to you, in spirit. For example, my mother as a hobby digs up the past and reconstructs our family tree. She has uncovered interesting and scandalous stories of our family. In dreams, I have seen the bodies of long-deceased relatives turn in their graves and communicate to me that they are watching what she is doing with the family tree. So, sending our ancestors energy – studying their past and our ancestral roots can also call them to us.

Do you believe in Long Island Medium Theresa?  Below can watch Allison Dubois (real life medium) inspired tv series.

watch an old episode of Medium now FREE! click

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Gonna watch Academy Awards tonight...

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but will flip channels during it to see Downton Abbey,House wives of Atlanta,The Kardashians. I enjoy looking at the fashions at the awards like many but can't take the boredom as does get a bit loong.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Is important to hydrate your face to stay young looking..

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Getting wrinkles around eyes, cheeks so got some facial day,night and eye creams.  got oil of olay and cvs creams. Saved on them as was buy one get 1 half off. Used store $3. coupon too so all good. Is really good to pay extra attention to face in winter but again summer too as in winter winds and cold dry it and in summer sun can put a strain on face too so good to have sun screen in cream. Can click link to read reviews of skin care lines for anti-aging facial creams. Alpha hydroxyl creams and facial scrubs are good too as exfoliate dead skin layer for brighter,smoother skin. Cream is hypoallergenic, good for thee skin, the biggest organ of your body. Is paraben-free,health, ok for your health.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Watching the Olympics..

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enjoy downhill skiing and figure skating. won gold last night in women's half pike. got bronze in women's luge night before. gal from NY. go USA!
click pic above to see video of Kaitlyn Farrington.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

watch alot of tv...

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especially reality. a lot of time on hands as on disability and is included with rent so.. Is my entertainment. affordable.

Got another used guitar at second hand shop. need to fix string. bringing myother guitar in for repair,fix peg and get string for this one and return some clothes didn't fit to Target. All shops in Colonie.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Joined Meetup in albany ny..

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going to scrabble night Friday at 6pm at uncommon grounds café on western near my home,fun.

Was gonna start a meetup but not paying a monthly fee of @ $15. for people to not show up and pay dollar dues. Theme I had thought of was 'Frugalistas', saving money with sales, couponning, etc.


Monday, December 30, 2013

looking for live/work space...

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read more here at 'Albany barn' an arts community in Albany ny.
 to revitalize ailing community in arbor hill.
old school pictured here restored and rehabbed into an artist community, center.
I have an interview 4/7/14 at 7 PM work live/work space for myself. wish me well and good luck to get it. Is based on income in that need to be in need like myself who lives on disability income.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Mucous from my congested sinuses is making me nauseus....

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like get with migraines.. ugh.  here's a link found on how to relieve congestion and nausea if have it like me from post nasal drip. Sinus pressure is making me gag too. Is awful. I use neti pot to rinse my sinuses with salt water but just keeps returning,the mucous that is. It gets packed in my nose so bad that even when I blow it doesn't leave. Here's a song to the dreaded mucous..'let it go' with demi lavoto from thee hit movie 'frozen'.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013


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HAPPENS IF DON'T POST OFTEN ENOUGH.  Surprised though to see some blogs on here that haven't posted in years and they aren't being redirected. hmm.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Been watching 'Breaking Bad' marathon all weekend..

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What a great show! Truly addicting. Great script,acting. Finale tonight, during my 'NJ Housewives'. Will be channel flipping. Cast,creator interview here. The filmed a scene in my old town was living in in Cairo,NY. of new movie Brian Cranston from Breaking Bad, is in with Ben Affleck. cool,huh? Argo. Another marathon today of 'breaking bad' end of december.

Sunday, September 15, 2013


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from my welcome to closer to sane blog,a mental health blog.


Rain While we need it, We don't need it every day, But, it's been pouring daily, from where I sit, Watching the drops of water fall and trees sway, With the wind blowing their branches and leaves falling, Instead of for rain, I pray for a sunny day, Listening to birds sing, Feeling the warmth of the sun, Not the coolness of the clouds in the sky, Then I can get something done, Outside, tidying up, I'll try, For now the streets are soaked with rain, buckets of the stuff have filled my flower pots, It has now become a pain, As sun too is needed for fruit,crops,trees and forget me nots, So now instead of a rain dance, I will wish for a sunny sky, As I watch the animals prance, From my window by and by, Yes, it's high time for some sun, I long for it's warmth on my face, and the summer fun, It's vibrant glow on this place, That not is wet and dull, The streets resemble a ghost town, Empty and the sounds are at a lull, No activity can be seen in this now sleepy town, The rain seems to have washed away the people as well, As watered the ground and soil, The air is heavy with a damp smell, Soon, men will toil, Under the hot sun's rays, On rooves,fields,streets, They will seem as if in a daze, While others complain of the heat, And wish that it would rain.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Had free trial web page..

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my new real paid site is here!  have since cancelled it. was a free trial that brought no revenue sadly. did a campaign midaugust to midseptember,including this website,joining traffic exchange sites free,search  engines and got new business,post cards. wrote html,meta tags,keywords all for naught as still in same google and alexa ranks and no money coming in since June when attended BIANYS conference.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Have had very bad pain in right hand and shoulder...

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for a couple of days now. May be hand and shoulder syndrome, nerve damage from past injuries ,arthritis, dunno. See dr. Thursday at local clinic for free. Anyone know what this may be? Email me,thanks.


Raise Mental Health Awareness Today (May=Mental Health Month)

Raise Mental Health Awareness Today (May=Mental Health Month)
Why are there no runs for Mental Health?!


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by Stanley Maltzman,(great art teacher. I studied with him.)

My water color painting

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"Cows" (Click link to see more of my ART!)

Henry Hudson River

Henry Hudson River


on the couch..Yeh, who doesn't need therapy?!

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