Friday, March 27, 2015

A Post from My Son Carson!

My son was intrigued by this blog of mine; he is 8. So he wanted me to type a message to all of my readers:

(From Carson):
"I love my mommy she is the best mom in the universe and the galaxy!
:):):):):):):):):):):) she makes me happy."

OK, honestly... I had NO idea that Carson was going to type that message just now. It melts my heart to see my big boy type on my computer/blog, a sweet message to me from his heart. That's what being a mom is about. Love unconditionally. Trust. Dependability. Have faith in your children. Give guidance and set boundaries while giving them freedom to learn. Try to trust your own choices.

And for me, one of the most difficult things is to just "let it be;" just let them play and work out their own differences; let them make mistakes and learn; let them skin their knees (not doing things dangerously of course, but I tend to get very anxious and protective), and being there for them to fix the boo-boos.

Well, any boo-boos I may have had today are all fixed. I kissed my babies goodnight, and they both told me they love me, just like every other night. The best moments in my day are when my kids and husband say "I love you" -- and we are a family who says "I love you" to each other A LOT. We also say "Sorry" and "I forgive you" a lot, too.

Have a splendid weekend!


Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Two very important members of the Ferry household are our rescued purebred Beagles. Both of them are male, purebred (but "fixed" upon rescue), and both are now brothers. They have their own unique personalities (Buddy, the older boy, is sweet, affectionate, not too rambunctious but very protective of me and the kids; Diogi, the younger boy, is very energetic, almost hyper, loveable, probably has Doggy ADD, and loves to play with the kids a lot). Not sure which one barks the most, but Buddy and Diogi are tried and true members of the Ferry Family, good protectors, loyal and loveable, and LOUD. We love our Beagle brothers. They are Beagle brothers from different mothers.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

PUPPY LOVE: My Kiddies, My Husband, and Our Two Beagle Brothers!

Hello Friends,
I've not yet mentioned much about a couple of family member in the Ferry Farm who are very important to all of us, and who are an integral part of the dynamics of our household.
I am referring to "Buddy" (age 9.5 yrs), and "Diogi" (age 5 yrs). Both of our dogs were rescued, both are purebred 100% Beagles with papers and microchips but definitely not show dogs. One reason is because they both have been "fixed" and the other is that their personalities are not of the show dog type. Our doggies are brothers in arms, double-trouble, mischief makers, and loveable, sweet, kid-loving playmates.
Buddy came into our family before we had our oldest child, Carson. Buddy was my loveable "baby" after I suffered from a failed pregnancy. He loved me unconditionally, let me hold him, bond with him, kiss him and cry with him in my arms for many months before I felt strong again. Of course, my husband was also there for me as well, in so many ways I couldn't even begin to mention. But something about an innocent, sweet puppy nestling in your arms while getting used to his new family and "parents" is so comforting, so pure, and so secure.
Diogi was rescued when I found out that a "young, boy Beagle" near Vegas was in need of a home because his owner couldn't keep him due to military travel and mobility. He had been an indoor dog, but once he got to our home became Buddy's new outdoor mate. He had been taught to jump up on your lap, and was a wild, high-spirited dog. But he is fun, runs around doing laps in our yard at night, loves to play with the kids, climbs our play center ladder and slides down many times a day, and is a handful. The two dogs complement each other well, as Buddy is a bit older and less rambunctious, and Diogi gets Buddy up, moving and playing. Buddy is a calming presence for Diogi. It works well.
So I felt like introducing our pets because they are important and much-loved members of our family.
I know the true meaning of "Puppy Love" because of our two boy Beagle brothers.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Onward and Upward... Day by Day...

So as I write this latest and long overdue post to my "Ferry Tales" blog, I reminisce back to a few years ago... I was taking my son Carson, then about 5-1/2 years old, to one of his many auditions. Carson got his first on-camera job at age 9 months, and has since been in a few short films. I had so much fun watching him taking his acting workshops and going to auditions for the first few years. Slowly though, I found myself wanting to have the experience for myself. This secret dream of mine had been locked away for a long time. I never felt like sharing it because I always thought it would sound laughable -- I mean, ME? Acting? Yeah, I just did not have the nerve... yet.
But a few years ago I decided on my own to start jazzing up my stay-at-home mommy and writing jobs by adding a third job: acting. I went very slowly, one day at a time, by checking out the casting websites. I was familiar with these sites thanks to Carson and his wonderful agency (CESD), so I joined a few of them and created my own profiles, using "selfies" as my head shots in the beginning. I wanted to start out as a background actor, or "extra," to get my feet wet.
Once I had shared my new ambition with my husband and family, and then my closest friends, the loftiness factor kind of faded. I was welcomed with encouragement and cheers and well wishes. What a treat!
I  did a few background jobs, then I had some head shots taken, then I got my nerve up enough to audition for a small speaking role in a children's feature film. I practiced and practiced and sent in my audition via (which is not all that unusual, by the way). I did not get the gig. But I don't get discouraged easily, so I kept trying. And I signed up for my first acting class since high school. I had done three musicals in high school, which was a great experience for me.
Anyhow, about a month after I submitted myself for the small speaking role in the children's feature film, the same producers called me. They had enjoyed my youtube audition but had already cast the role. They were interested in my auditioning for another part in a different feature film. A role of a mineralogist. I thought this was amazing because I am kind of a nerd at heart and I wear glasses most of the time.
Well, fate took its course and I got the gig. This led me to an amazing ten days in the Philippines shooting all my scenes in TREASURE HUNTERS  ( ). My next post will be about my experience in the Philippines and all the great people I met. It will also explain how that let to me being in about ten more features (some parts small, some bigger, and one more lead role) plus about 20 TV appearances (some parts small, some bigger, and a couple of leads), two infomercials and two game shows later, plus landing an agent. Things are moving and I'm taking it all in and loving every minute.
My husband has been so very supportive that I could not do this without him. My father, who once was asked to direct with Bernard Kowalski and had directed theatrical productions in high school, has been very encouraging. Even my mom and closest friends, my sister, my kids; everyone is happy to see me going down this new, exciting path. I still have a strong passion to write, but this creative endeavor of acting is also bringing me much joy.
Thanks for reading! I'll be back soon to talk about the Philippines.