christmas tree hunting at dusk
on the prowl
sweet sentiments all around and finally...finding the perfect one for us, bringing it home and making it all our own.
i've seen this little idea floating around out there and thought it would be kind of fun to try. it is always a bit difficult...writing specifics about myself. well...the actual narrowing down part is the hardest, the writing isn't so bad. i am constantly amazed, though, at what good this does for me...working through thoughts and trying to assign words to who i am and what i am about. we'll see how it goes...
A-ambitions. I share some of them...I have so many more
B-bohemian beauty makes me swoon...i dig the boho magic
C-contradiction. i am a walking one at times...an ecclectic creature i am
D-disorganized. or assembled in a spastic sort of way
E-emotional. reality is not confined to the five senses
F-fire. i'm a fire sign and i follow my flames
G-gypsy. a gypsy soul...gallivanting the globe is my forever dream
H-heart. without heart there isn't much
I-intuition. learning to trust it and hear it in ways that i have been fearful of
J-juggler. constant departures and arrivals...something always lost mid air
K-kindred. i seek them, i love them, i long for them
L-love.love.love. learning to love with wild abandon
M-mindful mama...my most immediate challenge
N-ature. native wisdom always inspires me to create greater harmony.
O-open. a beautiful, round concept. no beginning or end. open heart, open mind.
P-peace. let it be everywhere.
Q-questions. i have a lot. i ask a good amount. i will keep forming more.
R-rare. a word i love, enchanting me with meaning. a rare experience/soul/occasion...all so inviting.
S-sensitive. to energy, experience, inner voice. sends me seeking for spirit.
T-touch. it is important. nonviolent touch is paramount to our world.
U-undecided. there is so much more to know.
V- V-day. until the violence stops.
W-wholeness. growing towards full, fabulous, freedom.
eXplore. body, mind, spirit, world.
Y-yin/yang. there is balance...saying yes to acceptance.
Z-zen. intrigued by. learning to look within.
whew! ok...if you want to play...leave me behind your most beloved letter and some kind of meaning that connects it to you! i really love reading little bits of things that tell me more about YOU. oh yes, i really do!
It has been a pretty busy few days in our world. Nap times have been ignored, element all askew. We have been having a lot of out-of-the-house kind of fun (some of the best kind) and now we must deal with the repercussions of what that means for a three year old and one year old. And really, it only seems that life will slow down in spurts and phases, until our pace is peaked again with "to-do's" and events and all of that holiday energy that seems to come buzzing around this time of year. Buzz.
I have been sleepily visiting this space here for the past three or four nights...with barely enough time to scrounge up a picture or a few (very few) words in order to meet my commitment to posting daily this month. I actually fell asleep while I posted those pictures last night...and woke up just in time to post before midnight. That wasn't what I had in mind when I committed to nablopomo...I thought I might dig in and go deep and maybe I would have made a lot of different things to share in this space...but that hasn't been the case. My head has been full of different posts that come in and leave just as quickly...and some that stay but that I just don't have the openness to share. My heart has been thinking about that matter too...do I share too much? Am I comfortable with people reading bits and pieces of "me" that I usually don't let wander too far from my own protection and evaluation? My head is spinning with things that I wish I could get done for this season...and with ideas about crafts and ideas about gifts and overwhelm in the world of what to do and what to let go of...what I am capable of influencing and that which I am not. I'm trying to create simplicity and in my mind that "should" be simple... but so much from the outside sends me buzzing into complexity and clutter. Buzz.
Ahhh...thankfully I have a few of the simple things in my life that bring a bit of rest into my world.
The kind of family that fills me with laughter and makes my world a bit lighter.
Cool mornings and evenings that are FINALLY here...the ones that make my home feel so cozy and warm.
The two slices of pumpkin pie in my fridge. mmmmmmm.....
I hear one calling my name.
Rest easy dear friends.
journey sacked out after a small adventure earlier this morning
*totally off topic and unrelated but incredibly funny to me...
josh just came in to ask me what I was posting about.
"I don't know...I'm just letting my hands type."
"oh. you should write about what a great husband you have. I mean, I know it would be a really long post, but it would be good."
Ah, yes...and I promise, he already got his massage.
notice how it is in the "claw" position. he uses this for all things that growl.
a cup (and a very dirty floor documented for all to see)dinosaur on a blanket
i like how the focal point isn't centered on this one.
and a self portrait!
(one of my favorites at the moment)
Aren't they fun? I really enjoyed searching through the pictures he has taken. They are intermixed with all of the ones I take throughout our days and I always get delighted to see things from such a different perspective than I do. I like what he sees.