Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Quite Suddenly

Suddenly, I am bereft of words.  How weary one grows, taking step after step, day after day.  So many, many things crowd my days... but, despite their frantic tugging at my soul, despite how they wrap around my thoughts, at every moment, they are joyous things.

Things such as... 

When I've finished my Math, I'll be ready for college in the fall.

If I keep, working, keep striving, my card business will become something.

How excited all my family members will be 
When they unveil, on Christmas morning,
 the treasures being created under their very noses.

If I don't stop, if I keep on, I'll have my driving license before February.

How much I will enjoy, once I have practiced to my satisfaction, 
standing in the third floor closet, recording the vocals for our newest song.

And then, waiting its turn at the back of my mind...  

When I get a moment, a blessed, empty moment
to sit down, and write a description of my book, 
what it is about, why it is important in today's market, 
and what genre it fits in, then, Oh Then
 I can package it up in a large yellow envelope, 
and put it in the mail..  in the mail
on its way to a publisher, to see what we can see.

Mmm.... and now the night grows late, and sleeps tugs at me.  Tomorrow is a new day, a full day, and, hopefully, a successful day.

Good night, dear friends,


Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I was finishing the last of the supper dishes when Matthew came running into the kitchen, pulling at my hand and saying, "Jo, I neeeeeed you!! You have to come!"

(And yes, he's usually this intense about everything:))

I giggled as I followed him, thinking he needed the hall light switched on so he wouldn't be scared while putting his winter pj's on.

He raced me up the stairs and then came to an abrupt stop near the top of the stairs and pulling me down to his level, he pointed straight across to the hall ceiling.

"Someone needs to get a broom fast and clean that cobweb!!"

My mouth opened in shock that such a cobweb even existed in our household, (unseen and out of sight that it was) and then my shock turned to a smile at the simple things that Matt notices and that are VERY important to him... the things that we're too much in hurry, rushing up and down the stairs, to notice.

Little brothers are the best.

Goodnight dears!

Friday, December 3, 2010

About Angels Again

Yep! I finally listed my first Christmas Card... 
Visit the listing here.

I so loved sketching this little angel.  
I like to think of her as a little girl dressed for a Christmas play
standing in the dim light of her Christmas tree...

holding up her wand to wish you
 a Merry Christmas.

I should be listing two other sets 
from my Christmas line this evening.  
Hopefully sometime before midnight.   

Until then,