Thursday, May 27, 2010

Random Randomness and then Some Tunes

I am wanting to write so I am just going to start and see where this goes.

Here are some things about my life.

This is what Sunday looks like at  my house.
 Isaac licking the mixing bowl.  Check out the magnifying glass he has there while he eats his waffle.  ♥

Today was the last day of SCHOOL for the year.  Yeah for summer!  Yeah for Mollie and Christian.

My sweetheart gave me a swing for Mother's Day.  I spend as much time as I can out there in my SECRET GARDEN.  I even blog out there.  ♥

This is my beautiful sister and my niece.  They entered a look a like mom and daughter contest!

This is a common sight in my home, cats in baskets.  ♥
Cow sorts the socks.



Lily naps in the mail basket.



Now here are some tunes I listen to.  How to play along.  Set your ipod on shuffle and record the first 10 songs, then leave a comment about your random tunes and I will come check it out.  It can be fun to see what others are listening to.  :)

1.  Bach:  Brandenberg Concerto #2 in F
2.  Oveture to the musical "Secret Garden"
3.  A Fine Frenzy:  The Minnow & The Trout
4.  Miss Saigon , London Cast Recording:  Sun and Moon
5.  Eva Cassidy:  Songbird
6.  Randy Kartchner:  Peace
7.  The Secret Garden, Original Broadway Cast:  Wick
8.  Clarinet Concerto No. In F-Minor Op. 73
9.  Bach:  Prelude, from Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major
10. Rob Gardner:  Saints and Pioneers, We Must Sing

Mommy's Idea

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Living

The house is quiet it will be now for about an hour, until the teenagers start coming home from school.  Quiet, blissful quiet.  It will stay that way unless I choose to drown out the peace with a radio or inane lifeless tv noise.  I turn those electronic marvels on far too often, to keep the noise in my head from rattling around.  Noises that want attention, thoughts and ideas constantly brewing under the surface of the real life.

Isaac was here for the morning and into the afternoon.  Becky, my good friend and neighbor took him to the last week of storytime at the public library because I have just simply run out of gas, the Vicki tank is empty.  I think the engine needs a tune up rather than just a fill up.  I have been filling up on a regular basis lately, reading, studying, praying, meditating, listening to good music, writing, gardening, exercising, eating rather than skipping eating, and still I am low.  It is like a low grade depression, kind of like a low grade fever. 

I told Dr. H. that I have no desire to take care of anyone at all right now.  That isn't particularly practical so I have cut back everywhere I can and I trust that I can find joy in the realities of what has to be done.  Indeed, I am sure that the necessities keep me going so much more than I give them credit.

With that said teenage daughter is going to want to shop for a swim suit today when she gets home from school.  This has never been my idea of a good time with her.  Modest swim suits have been located at a lovely boutique in the mall, reasonably priced.  She does not appreciate the curves she has been blessed with, but, maybe this year will be the magical revelation and she will see herself in an honest light. 

I found this today and remembered how much I love these words.  I even bought a book once because the author used "That's How the Light Gets In" as the title.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.
-Leonard Cohen, from “Anthem”

I found it here today, just what I needed.

Maybe YOU need it too.

Blessings and love.



Sunday, May 16, 2010

No Excuses

This post is not about excuses for such a long absence.  This post is about me living my life, being in the moment, taking one thing at a time and enjoying as much of spring as I can here where I live in the desert.  I have missed reading my blog friends and knowing what is going on in all of your lives, or at least the parts you  write about ;).  

I have done some decluttering, but mostly I have been remembering to appreciate the beauty that surrounds me right now, not just longing for a day in the future when I have accomplished future goals.

My family has kept me busy lately, I think it is good this way as long as I remember that I have needs too and take time for them.  Temperatures are climbing and threatening to soar into the 100's soon here in sunny AZ, but last week we had two glorious days of lovely cooler weather and I spent as much of my time as I could when the teenagers were at school outside on my swing reading and just simply soaking up the last of our springish weather.

Have a glorious day and I will be by to comment and let you know I am thinking of you all, dear blog buddies!

"This strong, silent place interrupts confusion, rage, and depression, and just now I feel more at home with the landscape than with people."
~ Joan Anderson