Tuesday, April 11, 2017

11 April 2017

It's warming up here on the Front Range, windy, but warming. Clothes are going on the line,( nothing calms my soul than seeing clothes on the line), and baby on the grass -thrilled with her sticks. We are outside as much as can be to soak up these tolerable temps and sunshine. I know that soon the temps will rise to high nineties and 100's, totally unsuitable in my book. I must say, I am a cool weather lady. In the heat of summer, I am out only in the wee hours of the morning and I will spend time in the shade on my porch, otherwise I will be found in the basement sewing or knitting.

For the past year my sister and I have been writing to each other at least weekly and often times several letters a week. Letter writing is fast becoming an art of the past. I have found letter writing to be very meditative and soothing. And, who doesn't enjoy a letter? Love it when Eric walks into house, mail in hand, "letter from your sister", it's like manna from heaven. Funny how so many simple things, {clothes on line outside, babies on the grass playing with sticks and letter writing}, bring me such joy.

Happy Spring!!!!!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

6 APRIL 2017

Life  many days, (most days) is a combination of the truly wonderful side of being alive and the bitter side of 'when will I learn' and 'why did I do that?'  Of course the lesson here is to learn from the 'why did I do that' and build up on the 'truly wonderful side of being alive'. To be grateful for the small miracles that happen each day, even the ones that take a little searching to find. Often, I can find many miracles daily with a little 'reframing' of my mind/thinking. I find myself having to reframe a lot of my thinking, (particularly since November of 16). I find myself mentally aware of my breathing and to slow it down, funny how slowing down my breathing-slows down my run away thoughts and my tongue. 
Yesterday, was one of such days. So many things that happened yesterday made for a perfect day, then-then one cruel spontaneous angry word fell from my mouth.... Why does something that lasted less than 10 seconds play such a big part in a day that was 24 hours long? Today, I will again build on the positive, watch for daily miracles, be grateful, while acknowledging the positive in my day and breathing before letting any negative words pass these lips. 


:: Baby B
        :: French Toast
                         :: Walks through the park
                     :: Sewing quilt for BB
                                      :: Using scrap fabric for BB quilt
  :: Reading
:: Family
                                ::  3 minute mediation breaks

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

4 APRIL 2017

Woke up this morning to some very wet snow! For some reason I was really surprised and happy about the moisture. I know parts of the country is getting walloped this spring with snow and as I see pictures on Instagram I am jealous. How we need snow here, just two big spring storms will make such a difference this summer with fire danger and farming/ranching here on the Front Range. 

I have been busy sewing and knitting-and of course playing with my little sunshine BB.
Yesterday, I got a new sewing chair and mat to roll around on in my sewing room. Oh, why have I waited so long to do this, my back feels so much better! No longer will I fall to a lower level on a chair that has no pneummanic pressure, no  longer will I have to move the chair with broken wheels on carpeting. I know, I have been dealing with these issues for years...and why? Truth be told, I am practical, too practical-insist on using things till they literally fall apart. I am married to such a man as well, Eric took the old chair for his fly tying table...LOL. 

I am going to get ready for my day with BB and perhaps get outside on this chilling spring day!


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