Thursday, October 28, 2010

Healing Journey

You've probably heard me say it before.
"Everything can turn on a dime."
My last post described my excitement about seeing my granddaughters today. A trip to the ER with my hubby changed all that last night. Bronchitis seems to be sweeping our area. My husband hasn't missed a day of work in years until today. Hopefully he's on the mend and I will see my girls soon.
I have been working on my own healing journey of late. There is no hurrying such a work so I may as well yield to the Hand who holds the controls.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sweet Corner

Many times a day I walk from my living room through my used-to-be art room to my kitchen. As I do, I pass this sweet corner where pictures of my new granddaughter and her family make me smile. In a couple of days I will meet Lily in person for the first time, after seven weeks of waiting. I am looking forward to our meeting and to seeing my daughter after months of separation. This is a sweet corner but the real thing will be even sweeter :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

One Life

Never underestimate the importance of one life.
I've been blessed to have nearly every weekend this fall with my granddaughter and much of the summer. Her parents were finishing a military term across country, but today they arrived home. I felt a little sad as I waved good bye. I am grateful that she will only be a few hours away but a season is over. Transition is one of my words for 2010 and certainly will be for my daughter and her family as they settle in. I am truly blessed. This one child's life has impacted mine in ways I can never fully express. I treasure each moment we have had together and look forward to more. I love you, Ken.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Beauty Following the Storm

It's a beautiful morning here in Aroostook County, Maine. The trees remain colorful even after all the rain and wind we've had the last several days. I love autumn and have missed so much with being sick and stuck inside some of the time. I finally dug out a few fall decorations and placed them around the house. Enjoying them this morning. Not a very exciting post but a little color from my neck of the woods.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

What was I Thinking Continued...

This is where my laptop ended up at 5:30 Saturday afternoon.

I thought I would get creative and see what I could do about Christmas photo projects for my children. It gets harder every year to find something unique for each of them  and I have neither the time nor energy this year. So I decided to buy for our five grandchildren and make something special for each couple together.

You would think I learned my lesson the other night in blogland, but no, I ventured into the digital world filled with hope. After wading through hundreds of photos to find my favorites (an impossiblity to begin with), I ran into a few problems. Several hours later with my brain feeling like mush, I shut it down.

My husband came in to take me out to supper. I desperately needed to get out of the house. Every restaurant in PI, near where we live was packed. So we ventured on to Caribou another 15 minutes away only to end up at one of my least favorite places to eat. It wasn't too bad considering we were so hungry, anything looked good. I almost told my hubby to stop hanging out with me because I am in one of those funks, definitely not a flow.

I must say, my blog doesn't look too bad after the battle waged the other night. (See previous post). See, I'm ready to try again! What am I thinking?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

What Was I Thinking?

For the past two hours I have been working on this blog. What was I thinking?

In the first place, I was tired but I thought the new setup would be easier to work with. Wrong!

In the second place, it seems these days that I am too much in my head and not enough in my heart.

Over the weekend, my teenage grandaughter was here and we decided to make life maps or dream boards- whatever you want to call them. The key is to turn off that side of your brain that reasons and plans and just let the images and ideas flow. Kenna was finished within two hours. I was still working on mine when she left later in the day.

Yes, I am definitely too much in my head! And now it feels so heavy from trying to figure out this blog.

I am calling it a night. Maybe it's a good thing I don't have anyone commenting right now. I don't even know why I bother with this. Just call me frustrated.

And to top it all off,  as I previewed this post I noticed the  colors have changed for the post titles. I give up for tonight.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ordinary Beauty

I've been sitting here leafing through the new Artful Blogging magazine with a mixture of emotions. I miss sitting at my art table and loosing myself in a project. I miss connecting with other bloggers but my blogging has been so sporadic that I've lost the regular contacts.
I looked at all the ordinary beauty in the photos posted and wished I had the time to devote to getting just the right shot for my blog. I decided to skim through the pictures I'd recently taken and found this one. A few weeks ago I found this huge mushroom growing under a bush at our camper and on impulse grabbed my camera. I was surprised at how lovely the colors appeared in the photo. I may not have had the time these last 6 months to do many of the things I was used to, but there have been some lovely moments along the way.

Monday, October 4, 2010

October Miracle

I hadn't been to the camper in a week and when I was there last I thought these flowers were on their way out. My neighbor returned to Florida so noone was there to tend them. When I drove in it was dark, but even then I could see how they had flourished.

Thank you Lord for tending my flowers.

Even here at home, He has taken care of them. I have not had the time nor energy and they continue to bloom. Another miracle- Terry voluntarily covered them last night to protect from frost.

An October miracle.