Saturday, June 18, 2011

Taking a Break

You may have noticed that I've been struggling the last few weeks with my blogging.

It's not only the time, but the flow of words, ideas, and the joy I used to have in the process.

This morning I was pondering this over along with my non-existent writing time.


I've decided to take a short break from blogging. I will continue to read my favorite blogs and enjoy responding to them.

Please don't write me off. I'll be back in a few weeks.

Sister blogger in need of refreshing.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Take a Breath

I was driving out of the yard on my way to a meeting and a bit of color caught my eye.

I'd spent the morning putting a few flowers in the ground around the house, fighting black flies and fending off giant bumble bees. I like the finished product but wildflowers in front of an old log caused me to draw aside.

I backed up and took a few pictures.
Blogging is a struggle these days.
Every time I sit down at my laptop and begin to post, someone interrupts me. Even now my husband is coming through the door and the phone is ringing so have to cut this short.

Thankful for a brief breath of beauty.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer Reading Suggestion

I loved this new Christian Fiction novel.  It's the story of Rahab.
I wanted to start it all over again when I finished.
Already lent mine to a friend.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Blank Pages

There are too many blank pages in my life.

I am behind nearly two weeks in my simple postcard journal. Office work is piled again. My writing time is zilch, zero, nada, and I can barely find time to post.

I did just get bcak from 4 days away traveling and seeing my brother who was in the hospital. We stopped  at the camper for mowing etc. I brought home a mound of laundry including the two bags of mildewed clothes I left there in May.

Did I say overwhelmed? Tired? Appointments facing me this week, unplanted flowers, tons of office work. I did say that.

Just venting today and making this a prayer, for strength, for wisdom, for calm.

Step back.

My words.

I will repeat them as long as it takes.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Results Are In

I like it.
Perfect for summer.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

If You Want a Change, Make a Change

I am going to get my haircut today and I really feel like a change. Perusing the magazines I have here, I find I am drawn to a few similar images. They all have one thing in common- dark hair. Am I attracted by the hairstyle or the dark hair?

My hair is blonde and fine, not thick and dark.

Armed with several dog-eared pages and a bit of bravery born from desperation, I am heading to the hair salon.
Results following.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Finished Work

I finished the Baby Quilts for twins. What a joy to present them to the mama of these babies!

Now maybe I will get back to blogging, after I get my flowers planted, catch up on office work, clean my house, do the laundry...

Hmmm, I need to come up with a plan :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

There's Just Something About It

There is just something about working with my hands that is satisfying.

I enjoy cutting up vegetables for a soup, kneading bread ( which I don't do anymore because I eat gluten free and my children are grown), and sewing. It gets me out of my head for a time.

This week I am working on Baby Quilt #2. The recipient is having twins. Because of a lack of time before the shower and an overload of office work, I knew that I would have to keep it simple. Simple binding, no border, small squares all hand tacked. Once I have the binding on I will finish that by hand as well. I could cut corners and do it by machine, but there is just something about using my hands to push the needle in and out.

It's not perfect, but stitched with love

This has been my week, so forgive my lack of blogging. I am sharing this today as I take a break to stretch sore shoulders and get a cup of tea.

Later then...