Saturday, April 24, 2010


It's a rather nice feeling...having nothing much to say.

I've been soaking up all the lovely-ness...days of rain and chilly-ness where I get to pull the fuzzy boots back out and wrap a soft scarf around my neck. Then a stretch of long days full of sunshine where I get to dress in layers and lose them one by one until the work day is over, the top is down on the car and my shoulders are bare to be kissed by the setting sun on the drive home.

I've been gardening. I've been dreaming. I feel calm and grounded here in this little world of mine but I'm fantasizing about traveling. I've been reading and cooking. We had a hooky day and I'm learning some neat little details and secrets about these almost grown children of mine. The weather has mirrored my needs...days of glow followed by much needed days to hibernate and sit with all the new growth, sensation and change that the glowing brings with it.

Out of nowhere, sifting is a word that comes to mind right now...I've been sifting my life and leaving the small bits to look back at later if I feel the need...taking the big bits and cherishing them completely. Simplifying and being more present with less distraction. It's delicious.

Three beautiful things:

♥Aiden the guardian of Caribou Campers Weekend

♥Prom and Personality
Prom & Personality


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Green, green and more green!

♥A freshly dug and fenced garden complete with chicken coop and compost bin. Go, me!

♥Thinking I owed Uncle Sam $782, finding out I only owe $692 then finding out I get $658 back from this lovely state and only paying $7.95 for these answers! ~whew~

♥Knowing in my heart that it's okay to speak my truth and simply let it go...knowing also that there might be repercussions and being okay with that too. Also getting to out-Sicilian a family member in the process. Ha!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

~big sigh~

"Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman

I took a break from here because I got scared. I started to feel alive inside and is that ever a scary place to be. Even scarier when it's accompanied by the knowledge of what barriers and obstacles are keeping the alive feeling inside...and the work it will take...the risks, the sacrifice, the changes and the especially the faith it will require to let the feeling turn into the "go do it" that is just dying to go and get done.

Then one day the scales tip and the fear has nowhere left to hold on...when passion and hunger and confidence become to big for the fear to have one single fingerhold anymore.

Hello Passion, Hunger & Confidence. I'm so very relieved to see you. Watch out, we come.