spring and remembering

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I have not had a chance to look into making my blog a dot.org  but in the meantime.  I had a productive spring weekend.  What happened?

I painted a bookcase yellow

A chocolate cake was baked

We found the sweet blue eggs that are waiting to hatch

I planted the wild flowers for Aunt Louise

The yard was mowed

Good food was eaten

A little Laundry was done

Motorcycle man got a ride or two in

The jeep was smogged and tags paid

We listened

We prayed

We lived another day

And this week I hope to share with you, or anyone who cares to see… how the bookcase is coming along.  Totally free, completely useful and motorcycle man said “you made it look pretty” and that made me happy.

Here is my Sunday video.  A little slow and melancholy because it was dedicated to my great Aunt who left us in the fall and today we planted her wild flowers in hopes that they will bloom.  The secret word for my video…..is…..      love

ordinary . extraordinary days

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“May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder”  John O’Donohue

You see as I made a deal with myself to enjoy December and not get all caught up in the hustle, bustle holiday chaos, I have decided to slow down.  Release Control.  Be quiet.  Enjoy.  In making this choice, things have happened like this, playing cards by the fire with littlest and only girl.  I have decided after much thought to just leave the tree bare with its simple white lights.  The tree in itself holds such a simple beauty.  And I’m grateful to Michelle who gave me the idea to create 31 envelopes with 31 ideas.  Playing games was yesterday’s envelope.  Today we get to try a new food, something we have never had before.  Our envelopes are filled with things to enjoy together along with random acts of kindness.

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If you look closely you will see, littlest and only girl doesn’t even pull these cards in any particular order (another area I had to release control of)  I found this LOVE at Target the other night.  I wasn’t looking for it, it was just there! I could not pass it up.  I have a weakness for these things, anything that lights up, coffee mugs and chairs. So we do have this little bit of decoration up.  I will most likely keep it up for the long-term because LOVE is a powerful thing and I think it’s power should shine all year-long.