Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Evening my journal.

I am looking forward to a Christmas kind of weekend...with pj's and cookies and coffee...and lots of wrapping.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Missing for a while...and feeling absent

It seems that I have lost the balance in my life lately. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only educator to feel this way, but I am tired and haven't the energy lately to do it all AND do my journaling. Mostly because I can't focus. When I get home from work, in the dark, I can't switch gears and be mindful of my peace. I only feel the adrenalin letdown. So, thank you for continuing to visit and share in my little corner of this busy world. 
Today, I toughened up, pushed through my own fatigue, and promised myself that no matter what, I would apply glue to the pieces of paper that had been speaking to me, arranging them with the love and light I wanted so badly to express once again. And I wrote words from a favorite song from the Avett Brothers that I sang to early this morning, on my dark drive to work. If I can't see daylight, I can sing it and I can create it in my journal. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

More Snow Day Journaling

This is a collage and some writing inspired by a lot of soulful reading.

...and it's being posted on my ipad instead of the usual PC, so my apologies if it is off center.  I haven't mastered as much technology as I should have perhaps.

Peace and love to you,

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

An Unexpected Snow Day!

A surprise morning off brings out
the art journal
the creative juices
the loong coffee breaks
and the joy of a grateful heart.

I doodled roses with a fine point black Sharpie pen
and had so much fun playing with watercolors.

What a wonderful gift today is!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Opening My Heart

Sometimes I get stuck.
Do you?

My sensitive nature can't get past a hurt,
even though I have forgiven...

...and I seek to release it.

Making space for the light, the peace,
and opening up,
to lessen my anxiety.

Journaling helps!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Winds of This November

 Autumn is really pretty today.
The leaves have fallen  in colorful piles,
but just enough remain on the branches
to play games with the bluest of skies.


 I am trying to balance the 50-hour work week of an elementary teacher
with the loving time of family.
I babysat my 9 month old granddaughter, Andi,
overnight and got in lots and lots of cuddle
snuggly time.

I am truly amazed at the power of love
and yet, I'm not surprised at all.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

An autumn evening

 ...with my journal, finally.

The trees here are gorgeous
and the leaves have been
swirling the wind.

Me, too.