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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

O Happy Leap Day!

photo credit: THe GLoriOus Pile

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I don't feel like proposing to anyone or kissing a frog but I may take a huge leap of faith and plunge into the deep end! 
(hypothetically speaking, of course) 
I want to do something I won't be able to do for another 4 years!

Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November;
All the rest have thirty-one
Save February, she alone
Hath eight days and a score
Til leap year gives her one day more.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Backyard Get-away?!

I'm cleaning house today!
(well, I've put a 2 hour time limit on it) Finished my mid-term grades, taxes and bagged up my shoes that need repairing.
With a fresh brewed cup of joe firmly in hand, I flung open the doors to get a fresh breath of air...
then I had a thought...wouldn't it be great to have a little art studio/get-away place in the backyard? 
I want a pergola type area out near the pond (after it's brought back to life) but a little airstream trailer might be a nice guest house/studio/get-away. 
Yes, I am daydreaming again...
helps to take my mind off the more complicated things 
(LOOK, something shiny!)

A tiny art studio like this might not be bad up on the grassy knoll, but I'd be afraid it would be covered in bugs and snakes!

Source: via glorious on Pinterest

Source: via glorious on Pinterest

and a little larger

A little Ritzier

         I've talked about tiny houses before, which I thought would be a great idea near the beach 
just in my backyard on the grassy knoll overlooking the pond:

Cute for the backyard, sure, 
but I kinda like the idea of taking it with me!

                                        Just daydreaming!



Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Some days I just want to stay in Bed.

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can you guess which one is mine?

Enough Daydreaming! I Gotta get to work!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Until I get home....

Until I get home, 
I'm gonna make mistakes, loose my way, stumble but get back up and continue on my journey... 
But When I get there...oh, and I see His face...I will be speechless! 
My quest for love, acceptance and life will be fulfilled. Until then, I fight the good fight, try my best to glorify Him daily, fix my gaze upward rather than at the current circumstances, and I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus! 

(Philippians 3:14)

Marvin Sapp, The Best In Me. (C) 2010 Verity Gospel Music Group,

Whitney Elizabeth Houston  (1963-2012)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Free Roses!?

                                                                          Source: via Ioana on Pinterest

With recent tragic events and the stress that I've been under lately it's become a challenge to stop and smell the roses on a regular basis. 
I'm not talking about the incredibly overpriced roses they tote out on Valentines day to make people feel guilty that they didn't give them, and less important because they didn't receive them! I'm talking about the roses in life, the special sweet smelling blessings that hit you when they're least expected, a change in thinking, a sudden realization of the fullness of love...

 My Father Loves me so much, even though I don't deserve it, don't always appreciate and nurture it, or give it back as freely and unconditionally as it has come. But after a moment of reflection, I felt a tangible presence of gracious love cover me. Warm and inviting, safe and protective, solid and reassuring, an all consuming fire...just too amazing to explain really. 
I was finally able to relax and trust that for the moment, this was exactly where I wanted to be.

I know I sound like I'm babbling, but it's my way of stopping to smell the Real roses:
the affordable kind that grow wild and free, bursting with a beautiful fragrance and charmed beauty, mercifully bestowed on me, daily, if I will only notice....

‎...these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Technical Problems

suddenly my pinterest photo links don't want to display?! I don't really know why? 
hmmmm, checking it out....

YAY! It looks like it has been fixed!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Grass is always Greener...

In Somebody Else's yard. But with a wind chill of 37 degrees outside, even though the sun is shining, I can't imagine that anybody's yard is SUPER right now! 
Except these...

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     This is exactly what I want to do in the backyard!

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Source: via glorious on Pinterest
Source: via glorious on Pinterest

Is it crazy to want my backyard to look better than this?

Hard to believe it's only February?!

Well, maybe the clover and wild daffodils aren't so bad!