Saturday, March 29, 2014

Rollin' with it

You know what they say...

When life gives you lemons...

...make lemonade.

My husband looked out the window
at the driving snow
and chilling ice
slushing down,
and turned on Christmas Carols.

It's white out.
But, hey, it could be a lot worse.

My observation is over!
Thank you for your thoughts 
and encouraging words.
Even after all these years,
I still get so nervous.
My hands shook.
oh well.

What's new with you?


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Balance :: Journaling

I feel such gratitude
for the teachings
of wise people,
unexpected smiles,
and music.

Do you know the "Avett Brothers"?
I listen to their CD called 
"I and Love and You"
everyday in the car.

Love it.
What do you love to listen to?

Tomorrow is my formal observation
in my second grade classroom.
I get anticipatory anxiety
in a BIG way.
Please, think of me and send me
relaxing, positive thoughts, okay?
I just need it to be over with!

I was driving past a church I always pass
on my way home,
but today the sign outside
wasn't quite as holy as usual.
It made me laugh right out loud:

"Praying for snow?
Stop it."


Spring? Are you there?


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Holding On...

Releasing into my journal
another looong week of eleven-hour
workdays inside
gray, snowy, blowy winter
days outside where I don't belong.

I am grateful for
my family, my friends(you),
and my journaling time,
however short.

This is how I nurture my Self.

It's important to nurture yourself.
How do YOU do it?


Sunday, March 16, 2014

C'mon Spring!

Feeling the crunch of coldness
and eagerly awaiting warmth.

Daylight savings time is great in the evening
but in the mornings again, ack!

Okay, I need sun on my skin.
I need to feel not cold.
I'm sick of snow.
Get it?

14 inches of snow fell last Wednesday.
Just sayin'

Happy St. Patrick's Day
to those who celebrate it!


Monday, March 10, 2014

Of Cities and Flying :: Journal Collage

I never really liked flying
but we flew to New Hampshire
and Boston this weekend.

It didn't bother me at all to fly.
No fear this time.

That was really nice.
We saw the Avett Brothers in concert, too.

I do like to get away to a city 
every now and then.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thinking, Sketching, Journaling

After another long workday,
I came home to an empty house,
relished in the silence,
and sat with my pencils and journal.

My thoughts are peaceful


Sunday, March 2, 2014

How Can I Resist...

...showing you my granddaughter, Andi, when
 you've asked?!!! Oh, I love her so very much!

Andi and me, Nani! xo
 Oh, and Sadie, who has appointed herself
Andi's chief guardian!!
I think this little dog has big presence!

Thank you for visiting
and sharing my joy!!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

March? Really?

Honestly, it was a crazy week.
And, I really have a lot of housework
to catch up on
because I just wasn't home...!

..but I feel such an overwhelming
that my Self
is different than the chaos
on this earth.

...journal spread in progress...

There was a lot of wonderfulness
in this crazy week,
but this girl is exhausted!

I plan on housecleaning,
power walking,
grading papers,
eating lots of fruit,
art journaling (!),
and cuddling Andi
and my little dog, Ellie!

What are your plans for this weekend?!