the owls are finished. this one was completely designed and sewn (mostly) by my very artistic girl. who is hogging  learning to use my sewing machine.

we’ve been devouring copious amounts of halloween candy pomegranates.

i am really surprised that all of the sugar vitamin C  hasn’t kept this terrible flu/cold bug from hitting us.

i am teetering on the edge of becoming its’ next victim.

you know how life is on the edge. your eyes are burning. no they are not. you are achy. but not too achy to play florence nightingale. you keep taking the strongest stuff in the house because you refuse to succumb!

you’d rather discuss butterfly watching.

and watercolors.

or finish rolling that ball of yarn so you can start a pair of handwarmers for yourself  for once.

but sadly, there just aren’t enough hours in the days.

i say days because it seems that lately i just can’t get my act together.

this is a season of “too many targets”, as fulton sheen says.

aiming at perfection in too many ways.

instead of THE only way that matters.

so in an effort to get through this season i am letting the winding down happen.


beginning with ignoring my two-year blog-o-versary that just passed.

i went back to that first blog and noticed that the more things change. the more they stay the same.

briefly, the same-ness:

i was still shuffling clutter around. dealing with too much halloween candy. and thinking about the very controversial presidential election/voting issues.

the changes?

i don’t need here so much.

i am content to lurk in the blogosphere and soak up the good things.

but no longer do i compare myself to others who seem to have it together more than i.

this community is beautiful. wonderful. and i wish i’d had it when my kids were younger.

maybe i would’ve had more time?

however, not all that glitters on the internet is gold.

i don’t feel guilty anymore for lack of posts.

i am perfectly at ease just laying in bed next to warm toasty bodies instead of uploading and editing pictures into the wee hours in the morning.

i have come to terms with my gifts as well as my shortcomings and imperfections.

i am a better photographer.

a horrible knitter.

sometimes i have nothing to offer this blog.

and, well….

well, that is ok too.

case closed!

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9 thoughts on “well…

  1. Sarah Oldham on said:

    I love ya just the way you are, kid! – says ME.
    “Ditto.” – God (not that I speak for Him or anything, but He does love you just the way you are – He made you beautiful as He intended. 😉
    That owl is precious and it inspires me to try my hand at making one – Hawaiian style! ;)_
    Aloha and blessings to you and yours.

  2. happy blogosversary – or whatever – but you are fooling yourself if you think you’d have had more time with it when your kids are younger. can you hear me laughing? and whay are you knitting hand warmers? take photos of them, at least!

  3. Nice Owl, she did a great job, he’s soooo cuuuute!!

    I like the way you blog, it’s why I come here.
    I’ve found that (in my 40 something age) I blog for me and when I start blogging for other people (like memes I never seem to get to or awards, etc…) that I either start to lose it or it just becomes too much.

    I have been feeling guilty for not commenting as much all over, but I just don’t have time. I comment when I can, if I can.

    Anyway, happy Blogoversary (is that really a word?) I’m glad you are here to come to for beautiful colorful photos and your humble thoughts.

    I think you are wonderful, just the way you are.

  4. annita on said:

    I love your blog! Fantastic photos, and you are a gifted writer. Truth be told, I like it better when my favorite blogs don’t post every day or even every couple of days… makes it easier for me to keep up! Now, if you gave it up altogether, I’d miss visiting you! Hope everyone feels better soon. Happy weekend! +JMJ+

  5. Well, I love your blog =) The photos are really pretty. (Super random, maybe dumb question: What do you stuff the owl with? I want to make fabric balls for Christmas…but I don’t know what to put in there for stuffing!)

  6. Well, your very talented daughter surely takes after her mama! That owl is so cute! You have taught her well, Regan. Your blog was one of the very first I ever left a comment at nearly two years ago, and I’m so glad I did. You are a blessing to me!

    I am coming down with a little cold, too, so I hope we both feel better soon =)

    Have a lovely November weekend! I hope it’s less whirl-windy for you.

  7. Oh, I do hope you are all feeling better soon. Someone always gets sick here after OD-ing on Halloween candy… this time it is the 6 year old… so far.

    Just remember… NONE of us have it together. I knew a blogger once in person who said she went to her own blog to read about the person she wanted to be. I don’t think I could say the same thing, but I blog better when I just decide that brief photographic glimpses of who & what we are are plenty. And if those only come twice a month, that is cool too. I am not an eloquent writer and truly have difficulty expressing myself.

    And. I have given up knitting entirely. I have tried and tried but I just can’t get past the knit / purl phase. In fact, I think I have forgotten that much. 😐

  8. Chrisitne on said:

    My post yesterday is just like yours…except way shorter.
    I am in a blogging slump. I also love this community and knowing you …but but sometimes I want more.
    I want more friends to hang with but I really do not have time or make time for that either.

    I am trying to find my “happy” with my hubby and kids right now.

    No cool owl projects in this house. Just beans.

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