Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I've been tagged by Karla @ Ramblin' Roads to tell you several things about myself...here goes!
~5 things that are in my purse~
Well, the obvious lining
and a nickel
~5 things that are in my work room~
which work room?...kitchen?...sink
sewing room?...scissors or "zizzorz" as little Romantic Princess would say
laundry room?...sheets to wash
office?...computer and desk
~5 things that I've always wanted to do~
run a mini-marathon
finish the restoration of this old house...oh, will we ever be done?
plant a beautiful garden of flowers, herbs and veggies that encompasses the border of our lawn
ride a tandem bike cross country
visit Prince Edward Island
~5 things I'm into~
loving my husband and kids
figuring out ways to reuse things I already have
rescuing abandoned roadside treasures
designing and sewing
making my home into a haven, a place of peace and refuge
So there you have it! Just a few random tidbits of randomness...I think it must be good to contemplate these things occasionally and think about who I am and what I like or some such randomness...and I'm enjoying this word randomness right now, so...
Just have a wonderfully random day!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
By just going upstairs you can enjoy a true spring like atmosphere with the temps in the upper 60's. Outside...well it's like -13F or something like that. I'm so glad they closed school today.
So we layer our clothing, and if we sit we cover with one of these fluffy throws AND we continue to try to find ways to winterize this "drafty ole' mansion"...at least that's what George Bailey called his lovely home on "It's a Wonderful Life". And it is a wonderful life isn't it?
Now Esther and Donnie (those are 2 of my sisters that make comments most everyday) don't be worrying about us. We'll stay busy (sitting with your feet over the furnace vent is considered busy isn't it?) and I'm gonna call my 91 year old neighbor and make sure she's all right...see if she needs anything, and the 80+ year old lady the other way...they live in one of these lovely dream homes too!
So Spring is on the way! This cold snap will pass...the year is flying by. I better get busy!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
The other day as I pondered this past year since I started my blog I wondered if it has any reflective qualities? You know all of the wonderful "rock star" blogs (as I call them) out there that have so many exciting things to offer. They are filled with a plethora of ideas and places to shop and things to do, awards to spread and fun filled stories of shopping adventures and daydream vacations! They are filled with tutorials for sewing and crafts or lists for living the perfect lifestyle. I just absolutely love them. There are adorable homes and delicious recipes all for your viewing with just the click of a mouse. Isn't is wonderful? Oh the places you can go and the things you can see all from the comforts of home!
And so what do I have to offer? I've learned so much this past year and made wonderful blog friends. My life has truly been enriched because of you and my experiences. And I am so thankful for everything I have learned and received from each one of you!
On Sunday last week our hearts were sad because of the tragic loss of a friend and then again on Saturday learning of 3 more lives tragically cut short. So I stop and pause and reflect and say...when my life is spent what will I have reflected to you and others...and most importantly the guests that grace my home 24 hours a day, my family? It's just me, thinking out loud, but it is so easy to compare myself and feel the criticism of others who aren't living my life, who aren't walking in my shoes. But I can't spend my time that way. And so I say that I must let the good go and focus on the best. Being the best I can be and then that is all. Is it the best for my floors to be freshly scrubbed or that I've shown love and care to my family? Oh I know it is all about balance, in every area of life...that is such a challenge. It's just me, thinking out loud and I wonder if I only did the things I want and never put the concerns of others before mine, what would my life be? Would my life look and feel perfect and my "To Do List" charmingly checked off to perfection?
When my life is spent, I hope I've lived a life of love, grace, faith, trust, dependability, hospitality and care. Learning those qualities aren't always easy. I'm still learning. I hope I always learn. But it's just me here, thinking out loud. I can only do the best that I can do with the circumstances in which I find myself. No one can live my life. I can't live yours.
And so as I scoot along to other responsibilities that are loudly calling my name, I will hope that when you visit here, you leave encouraged and challenged to love more deeply...with eyes that are opened beyond the physical circumstances of now and today. There is so much more to life than the tangible...I hope this blog reflects that! But it's just me...thinking out loud!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I hope your day is wonderful and restful!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
But I know that we have to have the cold before we have this...and we will have THIS. So I will focus on that today.
I hope you find something wonderful on which to focus!