Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Every time I look you in the eye.....
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Since you guys heard all about my adventures with the $15 Craig's List Chair, I figured I should show you the latest incarnation of my front porch. I recognize that, for the average southern woman, what I've accomplished here is absolutely nothing. But I have absolutely no design sense what-so-ever. Not even a smidgeon.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
- I get it that when Life sucks (and it sometimes does) that it's temporary and that it's destructive when I try to "fix" myself so that I'm happy every single day of my life.
- I've learned how to be grateful to my "enemies" - or people who are just mean to me. (I know that one sounds weird - but trust me - it's amazingly liberating.)
- I understand that what I need for balance in my life isn't necessarily what other people need. I have to trust myself and love myself just as much as I love my own children. (Or, as one of my Yogi Tea bag notes said a month ago: "My head must bow to my heart.")
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
I've been wanting a cute wooden chair to go on my porch as a centerpiece for some plants (which I'm sure I'll kill within a week, but that's totally beside the point). I got this great idea from my babysitter's mom. She's super artistic.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
As a child I was only free
when I sang
when I swung.
Tonight I found a swing set in the back of a school –
…waiting for me.
I ran first, because I’m grown-up and must do such things to be healthy.
then I climbed on the swing.
I wasn’t as brave as I was as a child. I didn’t lean back nearly as far as I used to dare – but I did watch the clouds overhead before closing my eyes.
And relishing the breeze.
For three minutes I pretended to be a bird….
And I was surprised to see that it took twelve minutes for the swing to finally stop after I left.
It just kept going – as if those three minutes mattered much more than I thought.
And the swing didn’t want me to forget.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
District 9 did not agree with me.
It has a great message about intolerance that many people need to hear. I have my faults, but intolerance is not one of them.
Sadly this was a really rough week for me, full of sad days and scary nights...so...ending it with a violent movie was not what I needed. Oh, well.
On the bright side, I have now felt ALL of my emotions in the last 5 days! :) And I've even accomplished some good things in the process. There's always a silver lining.
Plus my husband told me I get to pick the next two movies (with our schedule it could take 6 months to see 2 more!). I'm thinking it will be silly chick flix and Christmas comedies all the way.