Getting to know You

Blogtember prompt: Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered. Be Yourself. There are a lot of variations on this theme. Great quotes, some fun lyrics, and a lot of average & cheesy platitudes. Be yourself, everyone else is taken. To thine own self be true. The original is always more valuable than a copy. I…

Penmanship, Parties, Paper

Blogtember prompt: If you could take three months off from your current life and do anything in the world, what would you do? Thanks, Lindsay, I couldn’t have put it better. Life is full. Days are busy. The only thing longer than my to-do list is the time My Mr. has been stolen away from me for work.…

A Firecracker

Well hello there blog & blog friends, long time no see. I stumbled upon a blogger challenge this evening thanks to Jenni from Story of My Life – a blog I discovered recently & loved immediately. (Her Twitter Bio: oversharing live from Austin. Best.) The challenge just what the Doctor ordered. A list of topics to write…

Freedom From Funny

I’m thinking a lot about my age at the moment, maybe you can tell. Not in a sad way, or even a nostalgic way, heck it’s not even nearly my birthday. I’m just thinking. “Your twenties are for learning, your thirties are for earning” they say – um, yes please 30’s! I’m going to write…

At My Age

Browsing pinterest earlier in the year – in my pjs with a cup of tea, hair piled atop my head, a sketch caught my eye. I followed the rabbit trail and what I found has stayed with me for months. It hit me exactly where I am at and articulated something I couldn’t, or at…

Evening

There was a moment, earlier, when I looked out the window at a patch of evening sky between the trees. After a long, but good, and somewhat emotional day, my mind was uncharacteristically blank. The sun is setting earlier as summer wanes & I was grateful to get home before dark. As the light sank…

Life Motifs

 I grew up listening to my dad learning to play the saxophone. Today he flies in from Zim for the first time in 2 years, & someone is playing the saxophone outside the studio. Thursday you are awesome.   (facebook status 28-2-2013) I work in a busy noisy part of Woodstock; usually full of the sounds…