Tuesday, June 25, 2013

diy od

Welcome to my new 'hood! I decided to spruce things up a bit. I hope you like it.

In the spirit of homepage improvement, and because my brain is still in a particularly mushy place, here's another mostly-picture post to save me from a creative meltdown.

In the last several months, I got the itch again. You know the one. It happens to me often, most recently a couple of years ago in March when I was stricken with Restless Life Syndrome. Again. This time, I think I desperately needed a creative outlet that wasn't this blog or the fluffy writing assignments I get on occasion. So I went to town on my house and changed just about every room, and I kinda like how it turned out. I found out that I rather enjoy building and creating things with my own two hands, which was equally fun and dangerous. There were several injuries as a direct result of having a staple gun in my general vicinity and several minor foot injuries as a result of the staples that went AWOL while being shot into the ceiling, wall, and various other objects.

But we're fine. Please don't worry about us.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dear Life

Dallas, Texas
June 12, 2013

Dear Life,

Thank you for being unexpected and wild; exhausting and exhilarating.

Thank you for hot days and tank tops and burgers on the grill and cold drinks on the patio.

Thank you for the rain that falls and filters the air, making the whole world crisp and blue and green.

Thank you for a gentle breeze, the blowing leaves, and for soft grass under my feet.

Thank you for the little faces, the tiny toes, and small hands I get to hold.

Thank you for the smiles, the laughter, the loud voices I hear all around me. Thank you for the joy.

Thank you for the disappointments followed by the better thing I didn't know was there waiting.

Thank you for the slowing down, the intentional choice, the purposeful yes.

Dear life, thank you for the adventure.

Love always,


One of my favorite blogs, So Many Places, chronicles the journey of a gal who quit her day job to pursue a dream. Go check it out and read Kim's story. She recently wrote a post called Dear Life in which she thanks life for its many blessings. My post today is joining in on her pursuit of gratitude. I hope it becomes a habit! Will you join in too?