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Sunflower

No words today. Just a photograph I took at a friend's house over the weekend. Wishing you a calm, pleasant Tuesday.

Happier Life Dreamboard

It felt like a dreamboard kind of day, so I pulled out a stack of magazines and my craft supplies to put down on paper what was swirling around in my brain. The final board looks like this:

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It would seem I was drawn to words more than images this time around. I even included a short article by a nun that talks about how she approaches life. In it she says...

The impulse to hurt someone back is strong, but I don't like how I feel when I do that. So I don't let anyone make me anything less than the most loving and kind person I want to be. ... We have a choice, every single time, about how to respond to whatever crosses our paths.


I admit I've been feeling a little grumbly lately. Chalk it up to raising a teenager, having my in-laws in our guest room for the past 8+ months, or my own pregnancy hormones in full flu…

Hello Again, Big News, and some Friday Happy

Hello everyone! (If you are in fact still out there and I sure hope you are.) As often happens with me in the summer time, I have taken a hiatus from blogging. Actually I've taken a hiatus from my computer in general. No blogging, twittering, Facebooking. No sirree. I've hardly even checked email.

Glorious!

Why a summer hiatus? So many reasons. First, I love life and summer reminds me of all the wonderful things there are to enjoy about life. It also reminds me to slow down. More relaxing, more fresh air, more time with friends and family.

Second, my long running contract work ended rather abruptly in July. As a web project manager, my entire work day revolved around being tied to my computer. When I suddenly found myself not tethered to it, I felt lighter. I've worked with computers heavily for my entire 10 year career. Stepping away was exactly what I needed to reconnect with myself.

Third (and by no means diminished in this last position), I've been nest…