blessings owned today

earlymorning and i have been listening to vintage neil
diamond on youtube and now dave is playing in the background
i am currently OBSESSED with youtube and all the music
i can find there.

my weeks have been busy, so busy that i employeed
the soon college grad to help with layouts. she steps
in as if she has done it for years. new ipod for her efforts

i have a laptop on the way too. i can't believe i have gotten
away with no laptop all these years. i feel silly even admitting
that i don't have one. now i have to bite the bullet and
buy new software. YIKES! this is going to be an expensive
month, but i have put it off long enough.

this crazy, hairyed life spins frantically some days. i feel like
i am sitting on a carnie ride with my arms raised in the air
stomach up and down, giggling and sometimes near tears
begging for the ride to slow down so i can hop off with my
weary feet under me, looking for the secure footing.

so with that - i embrace the blessings that i have today

..ideas spilling from this conflicted brain
..the brite sun and warmth that has scooped up middle indiana
..the life of caroline that nuzzled up next to me and brought
some sweet souls in to my world pencils and clean white paper
..this local artist, talking to her about creative options
in this sleepy little community. iam not alone.



sweet caroline

"before me lies the edge of the world
i am on my way running."
~from a papago song.

peace be with you chickadee.
you gave your story to the
world, blessing each of us.



if you need a simple gift today,
i found one here:

true living project

thank you kim


somethings on monday

life is spinning past - quickly!

i never get around to taking pictures anymore.
and quite honestly, this gray indiana weather
isn't especially inspiring. the new digs are coming
together slowly, as well as fresh jobs. however,
one thing i love the most has been pushed to
the back....
painting. i have to find some time and
schedule that
in. but i need to be inspired, i make
excuses and
i feel guilty if i take time to paint rather
than put
another load of laundry in, have lunch with
a friend
or check emails. can bite you in
the butt.

i have a big bite out of mine. and it hurts!

yesterday....i was surprised again by kim's uplifting
phone call. out of no where - she called. made my
whole nite. she filled me in on artfest and all the
lovely chickadees. one day my friend! i dig you new
banner by the way!

soon i will be the proud momma of a college grad.
it is so hard to believe i am there in life. but in a
good way. she has been a dream of girl. so confident,
and strong. i don't know where the hell she got that.
but i am glad she found it. working on a summer class
reunion too. can't even get the number out of my mouth
without wanting to throw up, but at the same time it
makes me laugh. a group of us sat at the country club
last week and laughed until our cheeks hurt. stories i had
never heard and watching old friends glisten when talking
about old friends, kids and spouses. some days i hate
here, but on days like that - i am so glad that i do.

i can't believe it has been a month since my last post. like
i said life took a giant nibble out of the tush. so withthat
here a a few goodies that have made me smile......

. penelope and these images - i laughed outloud when i saw these.
. this new artistic soul - drooling
. soul sounds of donovan frankenreiter
. the fun i had creating this banner for

. the peace i find in my little studio

. the new community of friends that
we have found.

to each of you, may peace gently knock on your
door this week.