Saturday, March 23, 2013

In the Garden

Picking greens, kneeling in straw
Yellow flowers and bees
A warm breeze, birds
Neighbors and children
Can I just lay down in the middle of the garden? Why on earth not!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Practicing "No"

Life is full and that's good. However, sometimes, it gets too full. Full to the point of disjointedness. I have a big family with lots going on, I homeschool my kids, spend time with friends and fill any open space with my creative ventures, not to mention, a house to keep in order. So when, what and how to say "No"? I start to feel out of control! I lose my footing and slip into feelings of doubt, frustration, exhaustion and ultimately depression by not putting my health up front. Some things are going to have to be "No" so that what I say "Yes" to can be enjoyed fully without guilt or resentment. With as many things that have been added to my calendar by my loving peeps, I must disappoint on some occasions. Courage to say "No" with love. :)

Thursday, March 7, 2013


My garden reflects how I live my life; wild with pops of color. When it gets to be too much, I clear away the decaying debris in a flurry to make room for new life. Constantly struggling with the idea of being more manicured, I always give in to leafy low hanging branches and tall grasses; wildflowers and weeds. Peering through, I'm in my own world. Lost in the lush, I am dreamy. Ooooh, but the idea of perfectly paved pathways and contained matching abundance tempt me. Of course, my pathways will need to be covered in spongy moss with blurred borders and lavender will serve as my fence. Nature resembles my nature.