Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In my journal...

2014 was a year of Love and soul searching.

...all worth it.

I found what was there all the time.
I just needed to be Ready.

I am.

Happy New Year, my friends.


Sunday, December 28, 2014


Letting go of something

Sometimes Time is irrelevant.
If I wasn't ready to forgive & learn...

I am now.

Ready to begin a new year.

{I'm wondering: is "Ready" my Word?}


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.


Sunday, October 12, 2014 my journal

Hello, friends.

This written page is a collection of thoughts
that have been swirling in my brain this past week.
Two of my students had devastating
crises in their little lives, and we are all
holding one another up.

It takes a village.

Smile.  Love one another.

Monday, October 6, 2014

In My Journal...

So many thoughts have been in my head again lately,
it felt good to write them out and

Reignites my love of words and paper.

Have a great new week, friends.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

In Nature

When I was a little girl,
I spent hours just sitting on a bridge
over a creek.
By myself.

I don't know if anyone even knows that...

Alone time
and nature always felt more comfortable
than being with people.

I was always shy.


~hoping you see blue skies
& colorful flowers today.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

You Send Me...

...what I need.

I haven't been around quite as much, I know.

September is a bit hectic in a teacher's life...

...and sometimes I get lost.

But, sometimes I just am too sensitive 

So I need time
to regroup
and pray
and talk aloud to the Universe
that we are all a part of
and trust enough

And here I am.

Peace and love to you,

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A new kind of happy


So many changes.
Good ones, for the most part.
I got into the rawness of life
and made changes that were tough
but ultimately good.

I do feel a new kind of Happy.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

And August Ends...

Finishing up projects started...

...and loving these moments.

Those of you with a grandchild,
you know what I mean.

Those who are wondering,
it is love beyond words.

I love this little girl
and her squeals of utter joy
and those smiles,
and oh, those pink toes...


{She is dressed up for her mama's birthday.
This is daddy!}
~k {nani}!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Journal...and Baby Andi

...a work in progress

I'm feeling under the weather today
from a mysterious food allergy...

Yesterday, I painted with gesso and acrylics...
Today, I did a little collage, using a fave photo
of my flowers from last summer.

Look out world! I can crawl!

Uncle Drew (my son) and Andi (my 7 month old granddaughter!)

Scootching around is hard work.
Have a happy day!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

sometimes I forget

...and then, nature will send me sweet reminders.

 I made some
nearly impossible goals for myself this summer..
I keep reminding my own self how Human I really am.

Thank goodness for learning.
Thank goodness for sunflowers


Friday, August 15, 2014

Feeling it

...a bit of journaling.

Letting go, on pages.
Making things
in order to release the heaviness I have been
feeling in my heart.

There is so much beauty in the world,
the world news has been so terrible.


Aren't we all connected?


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Garden Inspiration


...and being in the garden, inspires me

in many ways.

Quiet times...