Saturday, August 20, 2011

25 Years

In 25 years you can grow a large oak tree. Or establish a business. Or educate a child.

You can also decompose a plastic bag. Partially.

A lot can happen in a couple decades or so. Whether by accident or on purpose, patterns are built that reflect the activity that has gone on in that amount of time.

These days it's considered an accomplishment for a marriage to last for 25 years.

If that's the case my husband and I have made that accomplishment. When we said 'for better or worse' we had no idea what we were getting into. Who does?

And often our compatibility has been a combination of accident and on purpose.

To be honest it hasn't been that difficult to live with the same man for so long. I guess I'm blessed in a special way. But I wouldn't know. Because I'm not trying anyone else out to find out. This one suits me fine.

We're going for the big tree. The massive oak that shelters everything around it and has its roots so far in the ground the wildest storm would feel like a summer breeze.

Here's to another 25, or more!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


In case you hadn't noticed, there's a new kid on the block.

The ultimate way to dream your way through life in full color is keeping many of us from actually living it. is such a nice way to forget that you haven't made your bed yet, or that the project you started in the living room still looks like a scene from urban decay, or that you haven't even thawed the chicken from the freezer, and it's dinner time. Don't say I didn't warn you about clicking the link. You might not come back.

I know we'll all reach a saturation point and it will go the way of farmtown.  But for now, I'm oogling wonder, creativity, and everything I ever wanted.

I'll catch you later.
I've just got to repin the pictures I saw while testing the link for this post!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Getting Organized

Why does it seem I must get organized to get organized?

For a creative, the hardest thing is to prioritize drudgery and DO IT.

So, in order to make sense of my higgledy-piggledy system of 'storage', which translates to I have too much stuff sitting around without a proper place to put it, I must step back and analyze the problem on my blog. It's my way of looking at it critically.

Sometimes it helps me to look at the smudge on my glasses in order be able to clean them.

So here goes. My DO LIST:

Multiple media getting dusty. Must throw a lot out.
Recycling piling up. Must acquire more bins to hold it neatly and haul to recycle place.
Paperwork for several streams of work. Must establish a place to keep it, and labeling system.
School supplies backing up. Make space for new items.
New ideas bulging out of brain space. Must list in order of importance. invading time. Must set timer while on Pinterest.

Well that about does it. Except for:

Blogging becoming addicting. Must get off blogspot and go do boring cleanup!

See y'all when I've done some real work!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Turned a Corner

Ever have a moment when everything seemed to change direction, and a new door opened, unexpectedly?

I'm having one.
Just so you know, the dire, dour thoughts in my stuffy room are cleared out. I must have made room for something else.

Out with the old, in with the new!