Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I haven't wrote in a while and I thought perhaps I should. It seems I have fallen out of the habit of blogging, the rambling part of it at least. So, I figured I would just free write for a bit and see what comes out of it.
The warm golden sun has shifted to cool, as is always the case this time of year, and the trees have lost their fancy Autumn dress, nothing but bare branches remain. I am seeing less and less beautiful days, more grey and gloomy ones which play on my mood. I bounce from baking and decorating to stay in pajama days, under the covers, and not wanting to look out until spring. This is strange for me, I love seasons, but this year I seem to be stuck in August and daydreaming of being back here:
We are not at the days of snow flying yet. It would be an improvement over just grey because I love snow. There was one day, this day:
where we had our first snow. It was short lived but prompted the beginning of our seasonal decorating. The girls put up their special pink Christmas tree together,
and I started decking the halls
It's coming along. I should be done before Thanksgiving... I hope.
I'm happy to say I have been scrapping a bunch of pages again! The weather has kept me indoors so when I need a break I play in photoshop. I can't believe how much I missed it over the summer. I'm also back to drawing. I have a Christmas kit in the works that is quickly becoming my favorite kit. Every day I'm adding more to it and I have to say it may be to blame for those pajama days because once I start playing with it, I have a hard time getting up to do anything else.
I can't believe Thanksgiving is in eight days! I cook the dinner every year and I'm always so organized. This is the one area in my life, the holidays, that I actually make lists, schedules, and have a definite plan of attack. This year, as I may have mentioned, my mind is on a beach somewhere :) I haven't even made the menu, not that it's difficult, I mean... let's see, it will include turkey and all the trimmings... there done lol! At this rate, we'll be sitting down to a bucket of chicken from Kentucky Fried Chicken and saying pass the sporks. No, I will eventually make a menu. I'm just not willing to accept that the holidays are upon us yet. There was a time when I had all my Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving, to avoid the crowds, but not this year. I haven't even started. I don't even have lists! Instead of humming Christmas carols I'm singing Toes by the Zac Brown Band. I have a couple of weeks before Christmas songs need to take over, right? There is at least a few days before the holiday insanity gets to grab hold and shake the sand from my hair, right?
♪ ♪ ♫ I got my toes in the water... hmm hm hmm hmmmm...
...life is good today... ♫ ♪
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
...on a bench. No worries, no hurries, just watching the leaves change colors and the clouds float by. We go for walks, long walks, and at every bench we pass she always stops and has a seat and looks. She is brilliant! If we would all linger, if only for a minute, and look, just think of all we could see.