Sunday, September 30, 2012

Creative







The beauty of the Cabbage Rose always makes me feel creative.

Sunday Scribbling word prompt: "Creative"

Sunday's Cabbage Rose

Genesis 8:22 

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”
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Friday, September 28, 2012

Quiet Sign Friday

"Give me early morning rain" ~ Eva Cassidy





Picture: me :-)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tuesday Girl

video

It just also occurred to me that I haven't shared our Tuesday Angel Boo Girl lately. She's a beautiful six (soon to seven) months now. She's sitting well, and from the looks of it, trying to crawl. This is my favorite video cause it shows how beautifully smart she is. Watch her & you'll see why.

I look forward to these lil' mini-videos of her. I watch them over & over again. I hope to meet her soon in person. Love her :-)

Love Thursday

I had fallen away from Love Thursday. I was doing it in simpatico with another blogger that I don't visit much anymore. I still stop by her place every now & then, but she's gotten "BIG" (i.e., TV, magazine interviews, etc.) That kinda stuff scares me off because I'm just a small dot on the planet. She gets so many comments that by the time I read, if I commented, I'd be #354 (Lol!). You cannot tell me someone reads THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR+ comments daily.

But I still loved the idea of sending out love one day a week, & will try to remember to do so every Thursday, so here goes.

If you have a second, PLEASE look at this "Love Story In 22 Pictures."

You may want to have a tissue, or if you're like me, you'll just let 'em flow down your face into your lap.

To me, it represents the strongest of love between 2 human beings.

Does anybody out there have a love that could withstand this?

Hoping, wishing & praying that you do :-)

Happy Love Thursday.

It's Okay



Slowly the fog that has had me in a headlock for nearly two days is lifting. Honestly? I didn't really feel right again until I got to the office today. I think I had too much of my own time on my hands; at work, there's no time for my own time. I'm dealing with everyone else's problems.

To that end, I felt better when I found this letter to "Dear Me" from A Holy Experience. It's easier to read than it is to do (believing it's all okay), but it reading it made me feel better.

" ...So really — you’ve got to believe it for your 16 year-old-self and 49 year-old-self and for yourself right now: really, it’s all working out okay.

Because God’s writing your story and He never leaves you alone in your story, and His perfect love absorbs all your fear and His perfect grace carries all your burdens, and your story is a happily ever after because Christ bought your happily ever after so you always know how this story ends:

You’re going to be okay.

Dear Self, tuck this away to read again whenever you need to know it again — and promise me, you’ll laugh and sing and dance a bit today?"

Exhale. :-)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dear Drear




  • Drear has a firm grip on me today
  •  It can't be the rain; rainfall is good. Especially on a day off with no where to be
  • Day two of vacation days I took off to spend time with mom. Yesterday, her basement flooded so we spent the majority of the day with plumbers.
  • We were to plan someplace to go today, but the wind, chilly, rainy weather over rode that.
  • I couldn't think of one place to go, otherwise.
  • I think maybe that's why drear was able to slip in
  • So today, I slept 'till NOON! (who, me? That NEVER HAPPENS)
  • I had no interest in getting out of bed
  • I slept on and off, fitfully, never remembering what I dreamt
  • Except one thing; my neighbor that died earlier this month was on her porch, waving to me
  • I waved back
  • Maybe spending some time @ my desk making a card for someone will take the focus off of drear
  • And it will leave
  • Tomorrow, back to the office
Pictures: me

Jumping Tandem Sunday

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:2
Jumping Tandem: The Sunday Community


"Fallness"


  • Fall bouquets make me feel inspired & creative.
  • The cool weather draws me out. It's so nice not to sweat like a cow
  • Son & I have been taking walks. He asks that I don't bring the camera
  • I would like to make a huge 'fall dinner' & have everyone over
  • My plants are thriving in the chilly weather. Whereas everyone else has stripped their yards clean, I chose to enjoy mine until the end. Plants will let you know when it's over
  • Jazzed that the Hibicus tree (& I mean 'tree') seems to be cool in the coolest part of the living room. It bloomed 2 huge blooms in 1 week.
  • I really need to include myself in the Fall underwear/socks/t-shirt brigade. I have gotten really lax on the 'personals' scene. There was a time when my bras/underwear HAD to match.
  • I planted a ton of random seeds everywhere while the ground is soft. Lord knows what will come back, but I'm ready
  • My heart aches when I can't help someone financially.
  •  Seattle's Best Pumpkin spice/gingerbread coffee is the latest addiction. However, it has no kick. I had to go back to high Octane for my morning jolt.
  • I have no idea where I will put the 2 palm trees inside from the porch
  • I will cross that bridge when I get to it
  • When I tell son that, he always says 'where is that bridge?'
  • Lol. We'll come to it soon enough :-)
Picture: me \o/

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Beauty


    The vivid & not so vivid colors of Fall inspire me.

    Pictures: me \0/
    "Gabriel's Trumpet, aka "Moon Plant" after a recent rain

    Morning Glory after a recent rain

    Glorious Sedum

    Believe it or not, this is called "beautyberry."
     
    No clue, but it's nice. In summer it's just the leaves, then Fall, the red stems.
    Birch

    Friday, September 21, 2012

    My Name Is Miss Kenard.


    Okay... this may be where you think I'm insane. Lol

    Things seem somewhat shaky at the office. Another attorney resigned. It's looking rather dismal.

    I've been getting job alerts & responding to those along the same lines of what I've been doing for 20+ years; staring at a computer screen, answering an unending telephone, triple-multi-tasking, catching the shit that always rolls down hill, getting enough pay to just get by, dealing with every type of ego, deadline, panic, rush, & no appreciation. If you're alive, you know what I mean.

    Secretly, I've always wanted to be a Kindergarten teacher. I'm sure that would come with it's own set of  'things' like everything does. But after years of what I described above, I could totally get into a sensory overloaded room with little brains soaking up knowledge.

    Instead of big brains soaking in their egos.

    I'm itching for something totally new.

    Exhale.

    Pictures: internet google

    Quiet Signs Friday




    The weather man said that since we are still "in drought", the leaves will change & fall quickly. This makes me sad because I think the trees won't get to show their full glory. Especially if it rains, they'll come down even faster.

    So, to that end, I'm trying to catch all the colors that I can. Most trees are still 1/2 green, 1/2 color. The weather we had this year (and lack of winter of 2011/12) really threw everything for a loop.
    What are the chances that we could have another winter so pleasant?

    "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." ~
    Albert Camus

    Picutres: by me

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.  ~Ana├»s Nin, Diary, 1969  
    Picture: me

    Sunday, September 16, 2012

    I understand...

    Sometimes I get low
    Feel I have no where to go
    Feel like I have nothing left
    But I know better

    Sometimes I get pissed
    Pieces of the puzzle just don't fit
    Frustrations make me wanna quit
    But I know better

    Sometimes I just go along
    Doing right, sometimes wrong
    Wondering what my purpose is
    But all along, taking care of my bizz
    Because I know better


     So now when I doubt,
    wonder, cry, scream and shout
    I understand that God has my plan
    Written in the palm of His hand
     
    And that's what makes me know better. 

    Pictures: me
    Sunday Scribbling word prompt: "I Understand."

    Saturday, September 15, 2012

    "Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

    Reflecting, contemplating and constantly working on self-discipline. A good DailyOM: Cultivating Inner Clarity.

    Namaste. 






    Pictures: by me.



    Tuesday, September 11, 2012

    Feeling kinda Sepia...

    Wide, open spaces

    "unfinished business" this has been sitting for @ least 5 years.



    daily traveled road

    the bottom of an up-rooted tree. new life has taken over

    cat 'o nines shinning in the sun

    a surprising double treat
    What a beautiful day today. No humidity, just big fluffy clouds, royal blue skies & perfect 70+ degrees. I pulled over on the way back from lunch; there were a few things I'd had my eye on. It adjusted my mood, soul and attitude by leaps and bounds.

    Pictures: me :-D
    Today's Lesson: always take time to do this.