Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
It has been a while since these little faces have been seen around here,
so hello again!
These are just a couple of shots from yesterday afternoon. The weather
was beautiful, the sunlight was heavenly, the kitties were getting some
serious loving from these two and the littlest one couldn't help
but be her sweet, silly self.
Here's hoping your days have been filled with beauty and fun and sweetness and love.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
i'm looking for it everywhere
something i'm in constant search of
something i try desperately to hold onto
somehow i feel that this could go on forever
dreams : reality
thoughts : actions
to speak : to remain quiet
past : present
( yes, they are very different things)
like : dislike
peace : chaos
sickness : health
pleasing others : pleasing myself
it's a really, really hard thing to find and even harder to hold onto.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
one step at a time
one day at a time
all in the right direction with forward motion,
who says we can't write a new chapter of life?
a chapter completely different from the first...
one that complements and completes,
one that elevates, one that enlightens,
one that includes every trace of the dreams
we have left to dream...using every piece to build
a life well lived.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
"Wish for your deepest desires, she said & when I asked if they'd come true, she said they always do, so you might as well get them out in the open while you're still young enough to correct any serious mistakes. "
i've just been thinking about how tiny wishes can grow into big dreams and then into incredible realities. the seed to change or to improve or to be what you want to be is always there....waiting....for us to have the courage to nurture it.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I'm hoping you all had a great Easter weekend filled with lots of the special goodness you love. I've been so crazy-busy here that I've just had no time for anything. Sometimes I have to wonder how I ever kept up with so much for so long....it's really a mystery! I need to catch up on my 52 week self portrait project - actually I have taken two of the three selfies I've missed, but just not prepared them for upload yet. My mind seems to be racing in a million different directions lately and I just can't seem to get a hold on myself. I'm feeling very unproductive and unorganized.
As I sit here, typing this out, I have to wonder if the key to it all is balance? I used to make myself participate in my hobbies every day, if only for a few minutes. I'd take time to capture a shot of the kids or something else memorable from the day and I'd jot down my thoughts about it in journal or blog form and I'd make sure to spend time posting the entry. I'd take time for sewing and drawing, and other crafty ventures, too. For the past four to six months I can't say the same. There are many days that go by with me taking absolutely no time for the things I really love to do. I won't pick up my camera except on the days when I have to for something specific, I haven't been spending much time with photo editing, I've done practically no sewing or crafty stuff and very little writing lately.
All this makes me wonder if keeping things in balance, the good and the bad, the work and the play, the have-to's and the hobbies....is that the key to happiness in our everyday lives? Taking care of a house and family and home/un schooling the kids is such a daunting task, but maybe it's true that a little too much work and not enough play is bad for us. Maybe I need to remember to play just a bit more, and not forgetting some of the things that I love so much, the things that somehow manage to keep me feeling sane in such a crazy world.