Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thankfulness Sunday

I know that thanksgiving day is technically the day to mentally and emotionally weigh all the things one is thankful for - but let me confess that the only weight related event that occurs for me on 'turkey day' is adding to my own personal poundage, lol! Too much of everything solid and liquid and cream covered is the priority. Then there's the laughing, talking and kidding to happy excess. The really truly serious pondering is held at bay on Thursday. Friday is for returning to a vague reality, Saturday for catching up. So each year I find Sunday is the day I really think about the year and the gifts it contained.

This Thanksgiving Sunday I find at the top of my list is simply the quiet slow return of enjoying the tiny happiness

Those who share my world personally (or here) know that recent years have been heavily woven with tragedy and worry, loss and sadness. Not that there haven't been wonderful and happy events as well - there have. But those happy aspects were forced to sit quietly at the feet of of larger life events - things uncontrollable and difficult - waiting for better times.

As is always the way with life and her path, she's changed course again and there is a calm. However long it may last, an ease. And it's stayed just long enough that I realized yesterday I honestly wanted to string some lights. I was enamoured with the thought of retrieving the tree from the attic. I was able to actually connect with these small pleasures again, for the first time in years.

As is the case with so many things in life what doesn't seem like such a big deal IS when you've lost it (or lost your pathway to it). It's just now that I've discovered the reconnect is viable again. Wonderful for the holidays and an even happier realization for the year to come - or however long these moments of calm choose to stay...

I also know as I think about it that the depth with which I'm enjoying these small bits of happiness are all the better for having temporarily lost my way to them......

There is it seems a thread of happiness woven into every journey, waiting for the right time to be seen and found.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

HOPPY Thanksgiving!

A quick wish for a hoppy thanksgiving with the assistance of one of my lampwork frog beads, lol. As you see, he's happily settled into a bracelet - much as I'm happily settled amid my beads and bits, creating for an upcoming trunk show of my work....

Have a wonderful holiday everyone - and remember, one of the things that I'm very thankfully happy to have in my world is each of you!

Friday, November 14, 2008

6:30 AM - ish

Up at 4:15 each day, coffee infusing by 4:20 (first into the pot then into me asap! lol) what you see in the picture is the 'later morning' coffee with breakfast.... The never out of my reach cell phone upon a few bits of LAST Sundays paper. (A timely reader I'm not that's for certain)! The uber-yummy pumpkin bread is thanks to my mother who spoils me far beyond what I deserve (thanks Mum!)

You'll notice my mug (holds 5 tea/coffee cups of coffee).

WOMEN RULE it decrees. Indeed.

So there you have another fascinating little insight into MY world, roflmao.....

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Using Fire To Create Ice!

Not much new around here :-) just using fire to create ice, lol (Icesicle Ornaments)

I'm glad the the elections are over, and I have to say I'm feeling hopeful ~

What are you working on? something in particular? holiday related? Do tell! (Share in the comments) I'd love to hear what YOU'RE doing (links to images welcome)