Thursday, December 31, 2009

Peace and Hope

My thoughts at the end of this year are going toward balance. Finding balance in my life, in all things. It may sound vague and lofty, but when applied to every detail, it is not a big blanket thought, but a series of small goals that I need and want to incorporate into all that is me.

In trying to focus on accomplishing what I feel is at the top of my priority list at any given time, I can easily lose balance with all other pieces of life that are important, though perhaps not as urgent. In the end, I put things off...seeming to be a procrastinator, when I am not. I just lose balance...for too long of a time to please myself.
So, when I am busy working eleven hour days, I will still make time to exercise my body.

When I am stressed, I will not accomplish more work for someone else every time, but will
find a quiet moment to breathe, focus, meditate, pray, read or write in my journal.

I signed up for Kelly Kilmer's "A Life Made By Hand" online journal prompt class yesterday.

I started riding my exercise bike again yesterday and lifting my weights-it felt great.

I run my puppy and smile at the simple things.

"You must learn to be still in the midst of activity, and to be vibrantly alive in repose".
~Indira Gandhi

I pray for peace....for you, your family, your loved ones in the armed forces.
And, if it's lofty, I hope & pray for peace for this world of ours.

Peace and love to you in 2010. ~K

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Past

Circa 1963 ~ My Grandma D's house with my whole family.
That's me, looking quite serious, in the high chair, bottom right! How funny.

Oh, the cozy memories this brings back to me...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Wishes to You!

Merry Christmas my friends!
You fill my heart with joy. I wish you all peace, love and more joy than you can hold in your hearts! Have a beautiful Christmas Eve night!!

I promised to show you my sweet little gingerbread tree, so here it is!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New Addition to Our Family!

First, I must apologize for my absence. I miss you all, I thank you, and I hope you forgive me for not stopping by as much lately. Sometimes I do pop in, but can't always leave a proper comment, but I think of you and I do miss you! I will be back soon...

Here is a little something...heh hum, someONE, I'd like to introduce to you, though.

Noel, "Ellie", the Christmas Dog. We thought we were saving her, but it turns out, that she's already helped a bunch of us.

She's a joy! (Toy Fox Terrior, 4 1/2 months old..) Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Comfort in the Cold

Last night, the snow glistened in the moonlight...just like the glitter we play with. It was incredible. When things get busy for you, my wish upon a falling snowflake is that you catch hold of a peaceful moment.

1 Winter Wonderland cocoa butter soap by DancingMooney
2 Snowflakes Sugar cookie Favors by CakeBoxCookies
3 Jack Frost...36 Tags-on-a-Ring by Paperpumpkin!
4 Wool Snowflake Ornaments by CherryLaneJane

Monday, December 7, 2009

Art and an Anniversary

I met you at Loket Castle.

I have since gotten lost in vibrant, color-rich textures...

...and gone off to faraway places.

Happy etsy-versary my Deer* firefly friend, EriKa.

You make the world a more beautiful place.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Happy Mail!

It's that time of the year when you check your address book, go to the post office for Christmas Stamps (and decide if you really want to lick those envelopes) but the cards! The cards! Oh the beautiful Christmas cards created by etsy artists. Here are some of my very favorite ones. Peace and joy to you. ~Kathy

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December is here...

...and so was the first snow when we woke up!

I didn't use a flash, so he's a bit bluish, but he was born today!

Mr. Buttons?

Happy December to you!