Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Over Your Shoulder

The way one looks back, on a year like this,
sends tremors across one's heart.
It's all behind you.
You can begin again.

Yet, in all actuality, what is changing?

The date.

4 small digits laid out across the world.


Those digits become a reminder,
a reminder of the newness of living,
the stirring of energy beneath every day life.

Let us keep going, remembering,

Looking forward, but in all of it, focusing on each moment,
one at a time,
threading our confusing strands of thought
towards the One I call the Story-weaver, our father God,
the One who writes our journey.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The 8 O Clock Frock GROSGRAIN GIVEAWAY!!!!

Check out this lovely dress at Grosgrain Fabulous.
The sheath look is one of my new favorites.

Just for fun...


Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Discover the Story...

Then set the Stage...

Switch on the light.

Turn the first page.

Then shout ACTION!
Happy Birthday Sam!

A birthday party of grandest proportions... A black table scattered with confetti, autumn leaves, and photos that celebrated Samuel's 24 years, laid with Honey Glazed Chicken, Rosemary Parmesan Potatoes, Lemon Basil Carrots, freshly baked wheat rolls, green beans, and a fruit salad wrapped in whipped cream.

Then, when the dishes were cleared.... three suitcases were imparted to three groups of people, and the objects therein were turned into three skits, mysterious, dramatic, and rolicking with good, wholesome, fun.

Thereafter followed gifts, packages wrapped gaily in plaid paper and film related trivia, the gifts hidden inside following the general theme of antiquities... Things like a pewter mug with a glass bottom, a pipe case, pipe tobacco, an antique black umbrella, an antique film camera, coffee, a personalized travel mug, and a gift card to Starbucks.

The evening ended...

Like many such evenings do...

with the men on the porch with their pipes...

While we women remained within...
Sharing our hearts, as women do.