With all of the snow on the ground who isn't in the Christmas spirit? I am so excited to have one of my only white Christmases ever. Even if your holiday doesn't involve snow--scroll on and get in the mood for the big day!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I love the days before and after Christmas almost more than the day itself. The hurried secret activities that populate Christmas eve are full of excitement and apprehension. The day after is like a good nap after a rich meal. There is a sense of a job well done, an excuse to rest while feeling satisfied.
So today, on this busiest of days, don't forget to take a moment and breathe in the holiday. Take a moment of quiet contemplation and prepare for the madness of the day tomorrow. Then, jump in and revel in the festivities!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
For some reason, sledding always ends up in tears for Jane.
She just came in from the third day of sledding screaming and crying in tears. Is it the holidays? Or exhaustion? Or her sisters coming home from college? I wish I knew. I want sledding minus tears!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
As I blog today I am feeling very scattered. I like to sit down with a focus in mind. Something I want to share, or something I am feeling inspired by. Today I am fighting "monkey mind" I am all over. I am wandering through travel photos and christmas photos and thinking "I really need to get the car inspected, go to Lowe's, hang my curtains, check my e-mail, Christmas shop and address my cards" . I am trying to think of all of those thoughts coming together beautifully in my brain the way the colors come together in a witching ball. As I am obsessed in a good way with these beautiful glass balls that I have hunted down across the world, I need to obesess about my to do list in a good way. Look at it, notice each thing/color for the beauty it holds and appreciate the fact that I have the ability to do/look at, it. I don't know if that makes sense. Maybe it is the impending storm, but I don't really mind! I'm off to get my car inspected and buy bread and milk on the way to Lowe's!
Why can't my children eat like this? Where did I go wrong? Should I have shaved their heads and convinced them they were monks at an early age? If I HAD sent them to live as monks they may have come back quiet, well behaved girls. Is it too late? They do look good in orange.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The holiday mood that is! How organized is this bookshelf? I also have tree envy. I will post pictures of ours soon and you will see why.
Thanks to e lisa for sharing her home on flickr!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
This is a quick pic of Jim and I in Northern Virginia. It is a little colder here than in Goldsboro!
No, I wish I could take credidt for these fab snow people, but they are the work of my English alter ego, snailtrail. I am left to wonder if since snailtrail specializes in vintage camper hire if the snow couple could possibly be standing outside of an airstream? Hmmmm......
Here is a new interest I have, I love Marusica's home. I am going to tease you with this peek onto the shelves and share more later. Look in the upper left hand corner of the photo--triominos anyone?