Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Grandpa Pete

A year ago today my Grandpa Pete left this world for a better place.  While my heart hurts and I still miss my grandfather terribly, I continue to focus on the wonderful years I did have with him.  My family and I were so blessed to have such an amazing man in our lives.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Snapshot Saturday: Art

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
~John Updike~

Thursday, May 9, 2013


If I had to describe the past few months in one word, it would have to be blur.  A busy blurry but more so an apathetic blurry.  I have not been present like I should be; I've taken to floating from one moment to the next, hoping to simply "get through" what I need to so I can retreat to my still, quiet mind as quickly as possible.  I haven't noticed a lot of scenery along life's path these past several months; I've missed so, so many details.

While washing my hands the other day I noticed the reflection of the vanity lights in the bathroom clock and I felt that familiar, but long-forgotten, feeling of excitement over catching a tiny little detail that I'd never noticed before.  I smiled because not only was I present, I was present during the mundane task of hand-washing

Life is so much better when you're seeing the details.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fresh Air

Windows open, fresh air flowing through the house; one of the many reasons I adore spring.