blissed out beauty.

i figure if i wait any longer to get on here and write. well, i fear i just won't ever post again. so here i am. hi there. ;)
today was such a beautiful day. seriously. the weather could NOT have been any more perfect and despite the fact that my allergies are making me c.r.a.z.y. (i have to blame something, right?)...i spent a good chunk of time outdoors with my little ones. playing. painting. digging in our garden.
here is what we came out with:
is that not entirely blissful or what?
grown by our own hands and nourished from the earth mother.
so friggin' awesome.
i get hyped up every time i walk out there and look at all the LIFE.
life that sustains and strengthens more life.
it's crazy.
this cycle of living.
any who.
all of our root plants are thriving.
the frost killed our squash plants.
i killed our beans.
and peas.
and our lettuce just NOW decided to sprout.
strange little lettuce.
and our broccoli?
well...let me just have you say hello.
wowza, huh?
but when is this thing supposed to grow the heads that we eat?
any ideas?
because i love me some broccoli and these plants are just taunting me.
i just wanted to share those with you because it is hard for me to explain just how much i love growing some of our own food.
it completely fulfills me.
and the taste of these vegetables is so incredibly alive as well.
let me just roll with that for a minute because somehow that coincides with how i am experiencing myself at the moment.
rooted. alive. growing. expanding.
my head has been so busy the past several months that i didn't even really give it a second thought...the NEW year and how i was going to spend it.
the night came and went but i was so completely surprised to find myself with this bright, steady, hopeful energy sweeping across my face the next day...kissing my cheeks and waking me up to a new year.
a year i have vowed to dedicate as one where i create abundant JOY. one where i courageously and honestly unveil more of my vibe. my soul-ful-ness. my passions and energy and love.
i know this year holds bliss and i am going to courageously uncover it.
i hold tight to that momentum.
and of course there have been moments where i slip and think
"what is this? the same old thing. the same old habits. the same."
but i am aware. and i am loving even that.
i've been connecting with beautiful, beautiful souls.
of course i have made lists (you know this of me, yes...i love the lists).
i got my nose pierced.
i have been swooning over my new day planner.
delighting in the weather paradise that is winter in the desert.
celebrating five years of marriage with my husband, sushi and some pool.
remembering my youth by doing flips on the trampoline.
scheming up a brand new blog that is in the works.
anticipating the honest laughter and meaningful conversation with my kindred when she comes to visit in less than two weeks!
drinking deep red wine.
reading this book. and loving it.
having some really, truly, deeply fun photography sessions.
being called an indian princess with my newly dyed black (ish) hair.
finding the ultimate dream-of-mine vanagon for sale. bright yellow and white. and then remembering why it wouldn't be all that reasonable to buy it now. i can't remember why i shouldn't at this moment though. i've think reason is over rated.
i've been reconnecting with my love for writing, and i've been doing it on the pages of my notebooks and it feels oh so very good.
feeling supported and encouraged by those pockets of communities i am attracting who know and understand various pieces of my being.
listening to music i absolutely cannot get enough of
dreaming really, really, really big and holding out hope that dreams come true.
watching my children just grow and soak up every ounce of their world, every single day.
saying yes a little bit more...
and looking for connection along the way.
i hope you are blissing out your brand new year.
there is so much love to be had.


Charlotte said...

Sister Jessamyn,

Thank you for your loving words. And I would LOOOOVE to see you!! If you are ever in this area, know you have a home to stay at. If not, I've been thinking I need to visit some of my dearest friends in Phoenix sometime this next semester, and that includes you ... missy! I'll let you know as soon as things become more concrete. MUCH love and big hugs!


p.s. the bright colors of your vegetables make me smile.

Debbie said...

I am so glad you are blissed out in your home and soul. You always lift me up with your words and pictures. Can't wait to see what projects you have in the works in the future! :) Hope you have another wonderful day....

Jena Strong said...

dreams CAN come true. Get that plane ticket and go!

Kirsten Michelle said...

all around, everywhere i look...it's quite literally a sea of white and gray. so amazing to see these delicious colours!!!!
and to read your juicy hope~FILLED words.
2009 is going to be an amazing year, my friend!!!

love, love, love.

Tanaya said...

You are just humming! I can feel your energy from here and it is all good and wonderful. So happy that you're happy.

Sara said...

I want a really big salad now, delicious!!! Be patient with the broccoli, Griff planted some in my mom's garden and once it got going we have been eating non stop and it's fantastic!!! Can't wait to see you next week, even if it not for that long :)

Anonymous said...

Who could miss that you are writing down dem bones? Exhilarating.

latisha said...

jesse, you are so inspiring. do you have any idea? do you know of any blogs out there like shutter sisters for writers? with prompt ideas and 30 days of etc? keep the bliss comin!

Stacy (mama-om) said...

well hello there!

thanks for the good vibes :)

Nerdy Renegade said...

What a fabulous post! I am swooning over your garden photos. We currently have 10 inches of snow :-0

This past summer I had my first organic garden and it was an absolutely magical process. Thank you for sharing yours with us here. (Soon I'll be joining my friend, neighbor and fellow gardener for a seed catalog feast!)

BTW, I jumped over to look at your day planner - and ordered it on the spot! I've been needing a new one for '09 and had not yet found the 'perfect' selection. Yea :-)

Glad to have discovered your little corner of the blogosphere.

Alyson said...

Yummy :o) Can't wait to plant again. My garden totally froze for the winter :o( Hope we can get together soon! Miss you guys!