Thursday, June 15, 2017

Brain Flush


 



 
Merry Meet,

Have you ever been one step away from melting down…I am glad you stopped to see me, it has been so super busy that I am surprised I remember to breathe…I would love to slow down as I am in dire need of a break but, this is not the time for that…sit down and I will fill you in…

Chris has been working on American Boudica…with me working on the dissertation, he has had to carry the weight…he has been doing an AMAZING job…Rose has stepped up to help to give us both mental support…this company employs 10 people globally, none are full time…this company is based in art and literature…we volunteer as readers and aid with such charities…
 

Natures Power and Energy is an LLC…many of us have been working globally for several years and now we await the release of the patent…we heard from the inspector last week, we will now need more revisions…so many of us are counting on this – 5 years so far…my frustration level is really high, I feel the weight on my shoulders to get it right…there are about 25 global workers in this currently

Rooney Detail and Driving has been busy…it employees 4-part time local…trips to the airport are getting to be a specialty…summer crusin has been cause for wash and wax…working by appointment only allows us to focus on one customer at a time…I just go through the books and customer requests for the time being because, the dissertation needs my focus…


Rooney Media has been setting up its first few projects…a few videos and a back drop for a United States drummer…this has 15 local workers and 10 global workers…this has had a big learning curve and been really interesting…working with people to find their inner creativity has been unique…


Girly Pirate has been busy…this company has 12 workers globally…T-shirts, Flags, stickers along with books and artwork will soon be available…we have been working on getting a contract on brick-n-mortar in Zephyrhills…we will soon be hiring locally…these will be people who will be trained to handle orders both on and off line….

The Sunshine Paddle for 2017 raised $240 in cash and was split between Sunrise of Pasco Abuse Shelter and Helping Hands Food Bank…it is my blessing to be able to help make my community a better place…this charity is in over 85 countries and has been able to aid communities in reducing violence in the home…we have stepped forward and do this work for free…there are over 25 crew members globally…

If it was easy everyone would have a doctorate…I am still working on my dissertation…much like the patent office, it is rewrite after rewrite…to say this is a long-drawn-out process...I am spending hours upon hours in research…so much so, I am choosing to gain my credential- this is an extra exam that will cost me $800…if I pass, with my degree, I will be able to work on the global supply chain…this has added a heavy study load to an already full schedule

In the Circle of Boudica our prayer for rain was heard and answered…mid-summers eve is coming up on the 21st…several people went over the rainbow bridge in the last few weeks…at times I wonder if I just notice it more because I am getting older…Father’s Day is coming and it is a blessing that the men in my life now are awesome


I have been working from 4 am – 8 pm, 7 days a week…for the last few years…I have many people counting on me…as soon as some of this slows down, I will again have time to hang out with everyone…until then, my focus is work…some people have gotten angry with me about this…I cannot help it, the responsibilities I took on require follow through

I have entered into genetic research…this requires weekly extraction of some body fluid…at the end I should have a bumper of medical information…it is exciting…my doctor thinks it is cool as it will aid him in treatment of my parents, daughter and grandson…

As you can see, I have had a great deal on my mind…more than just a little overwhelmed…I am sorry if you feel ignored but, this is what I must do to get where I want to go…I am thankful you are patient and understanding

 

Blessed be,

Dorraine
 

 

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Feelin the Vibe



Hello,

How are you??? I am working on fine tuning me…it has become time to let go of some things that are not working…finishing up different things…and really just learning and growing though many of life’s lessons…

The projects at American Boudica are moving slowly at the moment due to a hyper schedule of all of us as individuals…Chris has been handling our Art shows throughout South Yorkshire and I have been getting ready to open the showroom 3 days a week, Walter is currently constructing the space…Rose has been doing evermore intricate bead work…she really amazes me…we have 2 books in the works right now

Nature’s Power and Energy is still waiting on the patent…this is more than a little frustrating…after much thought, this company got put on hiatus until either we receive the patent or I wrap up things that, at the moment, take higher priority…

Rooney Detail has been having a good month…lots of RVs and boats getting ready for summer…thankfully we got the Meguire’s order got here late last month…we got a call to go to the coast to work on a 59 Rolls Royce…so very neat…the private driver work has proved helpful too…it is fun to watch the company grow

Rooney Media is still in the learning dynamic…with a pirate for a boss, it is not easy…camera angles and lighting…content…we should be ready to start rolling out the work soon…this seemed like it was going to be so easy, again those who do it correctly make it look much easier than it is…though I have been finding it enjoyable and it adds another feather to my cap:)

Girly Pirate has been busy working with media productions…the seminar went well but, many have requested video…to be ready when they are ready to shoot the video, I am working on putting together separate pieces of the seminar to make each video a section of the overall seminar…this is really fun and exciting

The 2017 Sunshine Paddle is complete…this year was plagued with problems and I ended up going alone…I was thankful that I had started a workout challenge several weeks before or I would have been in real trouble…with the amount of working out in the water and out, it took every spare second I had…I am glad to be able to help the community- it is a blessing…

The dissertation is working…the first 3 chapters are complete…I will soon need to defend them…I have submitted my IRB paperwork and am awaiting permission to implement my survey…OMG hurry up and wait- this has my nerves frazzled…this will be done soon and I will have my doctorate…I am excited about completing and it is driving me forward to graduation

In the Circle of Boudica, Beltaine is 4 days away and there will be NO fire this year due to burn bans…so, I will celebrate by swimming circles in the pool…I will pray for peace, in mind, in heart, and in habit…and I will pray for rain, my beautiful Florida is dry and needs the water…

Walter and I got the pool up…I cleared away all that was dead from the gardens, this was a good deal as we are dealing with drought conditions…Mom and Dad took a trip up North…they had a great time with my brother’s family…I am getting ready to take the CSCP credential exam…so much at one time can sometimes be overwhelming


Blessed Be,

Dorraine

Monday, February 20, 2017

Mice, Men and the ability to Adapt


 
Merry Meet,

          It feels like ages since we have had time together…as with the flux that is life much is changing…the pod has been busy…things are starting to swirl after the new year and I am a little tired…it should start paying off soon…some of our plans have been adapted to suit changes that have been thrown at us but, I am blessed with a crew that can accommodate almost anything…

          American Boudica currently has a few projects on the books…Rose has been taking the jewelry to craft fairs…Chris has been requested to bring the art to exhibit it in the UK…2 books are in the works – 1 children’s and 1 on driving…there is also a huge focus on the upcoming lecture…the presentation is in process of developing…tickets and posters are now being printed…it is really coming together nicely…

          Nature’s Power and Energy is doing battle trying to get the patent out of the patent office…this is very frustrating…there have been so many setbacks with this…I wish we could just finish…it is holding up our other projects and making everyone upset…though at times one feels beat down, the more important thing is to pick up and move forward…no one said it is easy, if it was everyone would have one…it took a few hours but, I was able to complete the taxes on my own, YEA!!!

          Rooney Detail is busy…tax season is when people tend to trade in lease cars…here in Florida it is important to the paint to keep the pollen, dust and bugs washed off all year round…the team is doing really great work…even with a few rain days everyone has been happy…wash, light detail and wax $50 special…

          Rooney Media is breaking in new equipment and new staff…the projector screen and projector have arrived and we are working on understanding how they work and all of what we can do with them…the gopro and all of its pieces are a horse of a different color…the amount of knowledge and effort that goes into make the video…it has been a learning curve

          Girly Pirate has been an adventure over the last few months…we were getting ready for a North East Lecture Tour when things got crazy…with the new contract requirements, we plan on being in New England in May…our first seminar, “A Pirates Story: Life, Business and Adventure of the High Seas”, is coming together well…it will be March 27 at the Quality Inn in Wesley Chapel…clients will be given tools to help them in business and building blocks of critical thinking at every level…several global vendors have pitched in to help…there are only 40 seats and tickets will go on sale March 1…this will be an amazing night

          The time for the Sunshine Paddle is growing closer…we are getting ready to do a donation drop…we have been practicing at Anclote and Weeki Wachee, the pics and video have been great…the animals have really been enjoying us…it is so funny to watch them preform, dolphins are natural dramatic actors and manatee are comedians…

          My dissertation is working…slow plodding research…it is not just about the material but, also the rigor of the references…so much to understand and think on…each journey into the depths of academia is different for everyone…I am working in the procurement section of the global supply chain…at times I feel as though my brain is bent

          The Circle of Boudica has been a beautiful place to be…Imbolc has just passed…we cleaned out the house, time to get rid of old energy and make room for new…we celebrated with a fire and setting off Chinese lanterns…we are planning new raised beds to celebrate Beltane and maybe even some chickens to bring in energy of love and nurturing…

So as you can see, it has been an ocean of work to ride the wave of fun…the family and garden are well…I am glad you took the time to hang out…I hope to see you at the seminar or maybe out with me on the water…

Your Captain,

D
 

 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Rejoice and Good Day



 
Merry Meet,

We are getting ready for the holiday…glad you had time to visit…as the year ends, we stop to think about how much got done this year…it was such a very busy and productive year here at Dorraine Cooper-Rooney Limited…I feel exhausted just thinking about it…there is also so much to look forward to coming up…sit down, grab some mulled cider and we can chat

AmericanBoudica has been growing…this year we have accomplished several art and jewelry shows in the UK…a new children’s book…the opening of the Massachusetts office…not to mention the publishing of academic work on researchgate, Amazon and academia.edu…we have grown and had the new company of Rooney Media Productions break off on its own…We have also broken some alliances that were no longer working for us…we are now over 10 years old and will be celebrating with a tour of the Eastern Seaboard of the USA

D’s Detail has been great…now in its second year and the new construction went well…the outdoor stalls make it easy to keep the cars out of the sun…also we have been using top of the line products that are environmentally friendly…along with Motor Cycles, Cars, Trucks and Boats…we have now added RV exteriors…twitter has helped us connect with our customers…

Girly Pirate has been evolving and growing…at the website we get ready to carry our own inventory…all of the crew has started building up for the east coast tour….we continue to create the businesses that will branch off…the adventures, lunch box and vacations are being put together and should be ready next year…we are currently forming our global supply chain link too…being the heart of Dorraine Cooper-Rooney limited, Girly Pirate acts as an incubator for these other businesses – this prevents needing to borrow money, adds to tax breaks for the company and adds to the structure of both companies…

Nature’sPower and Energy has been frustrating…we are still waiting on the release of the patent for the HydroQueen…Project Phoenix has come very far but, I expected to be further along by now…innovation is not easy and we have had many hurdles…I am blessed to have so many very creative people to work with…I look forward to 2017 and hope for saleable product

Rooney Media Productions is a graphics and video company that was started this year…establishing a new voice in the media landscape…our focus will be on media that enriches the communities around us…the first taping has started and editing has begun…this is a fun business with a great deal of potential it will be exciting to watch it evolve…

The Hypathian Studio had a wonderful meeting, even if it was small…this will not be a company but, a private club…the reason for this is, not all members work for me and this way we can help each other without infringing on other obligations…a list of rules and regulations has been formatted…we will be passing them out along with a new member video at the start of the new year

The Circle of Boudica was a fun place this year…the fellowship globally was inspiring and really pushed me to be a better person and do more for my community…tomorrow being Yule, I will have a Bon Fire at 9:30 pm…all are welcome…it is a time to pray for the New Year


The SunshinePaddle has been an amazing place to be part of…there is a good deal of work done by a great many people to pull off what we do…it thrills me to see how many around the world have taken up the cause of ending violence and making better laws to protect those that have been hurt…I often feel humbled and blessed…charity work is not easy and you do not get paid, although it is very rewarding

So here we are at the end of 2016…I am thankful to have you with me and that I get to spend this time with you…my animals are well…the gardens are in winter bloom…Walter, the folks and the kids are doing well…I am looking forward to the blessings of the year to come…May you be blessed with joy and may the good times outweigh the bad…

Blessed Be,

Dorraine Cooper-Rooney
 

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Breathe - Deep, Slow and Easy


 
Aloha,

        Restructuring my life is underway…I am glad you had time to come back and help me start getting things put in order…yes, there is much going on…sit here at the desk and I will fill you in on how the next few months are planned
 


       The Hypathian Studio is one of the newest editions…it is a group of great minds that all work for one of the companies of Dorraine Cooper-Rooney, Limited…we will be meeting on December the 3rd in Orlando…to go over upcoming events and gain insights to issues going on in the company…we will also be voting on a draft of company rules and regulations
 


       D’s Detail is thankful for all the recent new business…if you have time please come in or check us on twitter…let us clean your car so you can show up to the holiday mean stylin…if you are turning your lease car back in, come talk to us as we are usually under the dealer’s ‘car cleaning’ fee…we have also been working at cars that are getting ready to show…we only us the best product to get the best results…
 


       At Girly Pirate we are buzzing like bees…we are now going to carry our own inventory…the website is being switched over during the next few weeks, please bear with us while we grow…we are also getting ready to set up an East Coast Lecture Tour…starting in Maine during February – we will also be stopping in Massachusetts, Virginia, and Georgia…we also have petitioned to speak at the United Nations during March…I will keep you posted as more news becomes available
 


       American Boudica has been working steady…we have been having exhibitions of the art, all around England…the children’s series new book has begun…we were sad to lose a muse, our Rose’s mother has pass over the rainbow bridge- we will miss her and wish her safe journey…we renewed the hub pages and started planning the new book of Boudica…
 


       Nature’s Power and Energy has been diligent…the website is under reconstruction and I am really super excited to see it completed…we are still holding on the patent for the HydroQueen…in the Project Phoenix we are getting ready to enter our application for Service Mark…we are looking to make collaboration with suppliers…I am also looking for a cad like program that is dependable and not so expensive…I am also looking for a 3d printer with the same attributes…
 


       Rooney Media Productions is finally ready to move forward…Alex has stepped up to do camera work for me…we will start with a bi-weekly video blog…our first taping session will also include a budget video…getting the props and stage ready, packing it all – this will make a great dry run for the lecture tour…as you can see, collaboration among the companies happens a lot and created the need for the Hypathian
 


       The new supply chain company is being formatted…we are looking to collaborate with companies from around the world…currently I am writing the program that will allow specialists to help company get the materials, get the through production and get the distributed to different parts of the world…we will be looking to get the best goods possible for the best price possible for our clients…we will expect a standard quality level precheck from any vendor local or abroad…I will soon employee a signup sheet with rules and regulations
 


       At the Sunshine Paddle, we hit the ground running…we have doubled our donation output from last year and tripled our holiday challenge…practice sessions at Honeymoon Island and Hudson Beach…the year slipped by so quickly, I am so thankful for the help, love and donations to help me make this charity so very successful…though we help others, I am the one who feels blessed….
 


       In school, I am working hard on my dissertation…this is not easy and my brain often hurts…I have a focus on the procurement section of the Supply Chain…I spend 2-10 hours a day reading and writing on top of everything else…I hope to be complete by the end of December
 


       In the Circle of Boudica, we are getting ready for the Feast of Yule…it teaches us it is good to be happy and thankful for what you have…I will be having a bon fire at the house on the December the 22, all are welcome….


       Poor Walt and Dad have been trying to keep up…I have even gone back to Dominos to raise the money we need to keep everything moving forward…the dogs are mad at me as I have been on the run…Walt has been keeping up the gardens for me…he cleaned off all of the Front fence line and it looks great…

       Well thank you for stopping to help…it was nice to hang out even if we had to keep moving along…if you get time, please come join us by the fire…it has been great and bring yourself on by again soon…

 

Blessed Be,

 

Captain Dee