Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday Motivators

Sharing roads.

It's just skin
and shoes
and dirt.

Until there's nothing left but stones
and grit
and miles of paths.

I take these steps with grace.
Knowing I'm met with skin
and shoes
and dirt
before me.

Thank you, ladies, for walking beside me.  I can't wait for next year!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday Motivators (on a Tuesday)

We're attempting to carry on a sense of normalcy as we are now surrounded by cardboard boxes and hopes for an easy move these next 2 weeks.  (Which may explain Miller's seventeen screaming temper tantrums last week...)

Blog postings and internet use will be light for me since I tend to get sucked down the internet rabbit hole when I'm procrastinating.  (Which is pretty much all the time...)

Until next time, I'm wishing a leisurely couple of weeks for all of us. :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hunting: Keys

We (hopefully!) close escrow on our new house next Friday.  I'm still holding back my little brain from diving deep into decorating and renovating ideas.  (Confession: I've been known to lay in bed for hours contemplating cardigans to wear the next day.  Designing a house could be extremely detrimental to my sleep habits.)

So until I allow my brain full access to day (and night) dreaming about ideal home spaces, I'm etsy window shopping for a new keychain to properly showcase some new to me keys. 
{Reclaimed Leather Keychain from Banoo}
{Serotonin Keychain from Molecular Muse}
{Upcycled License Plate Keychain from Pluma Accessories}
{Monarch Butterfly Leather Keychain/Bag Carrier from Kookii}
{Enamel She Ra Keychain from Cartoon Junk}

Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday Motivators

Miller's been reaching for the camera a lot lately.  Every time I bring it out to snap some pictures, his little hands pop up and he jumps at the chance to hold it on his own. 

Sometimes I have to hold myself back from cringing as he teeters the heavy camera over a slab of concrete or a bathtub.  But with a click and a giggle, I'm mesmerized by how proud he is of himself and the quiet memory he's captured.

There's a beautiful language within artistic expression.  I'm forever learning, loving, and tuning my own ear to it.  I can only hope that my little ones are listening for the same. 

It's evident from these shots, that Miller's already steps ahead of me.

Monday, April 9, 2012


Sunny breezes, sugar highs, and new sights to see
It was a busy weekend. 
A busy, wonderful weekend.

I do hope yours was just as sweet.
{Dying eggs}
{Painting cookies with food coloring}
{Finding treasures}
{New specs}

Monday Motivators

Crawl, crawl, crawl, crawl, and rest.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Monday Motivators

We saw a woman washing her hair with street water today.  She sat at the edge of the grass using a cup to scoop up running water.  Over and over she poured cupfuls through her hands and down her head.  WE SAW A WOMAN WASHING HER HAIR WITH STREET WATER TODAY!

I couldn't breathe.  In slow motion my eyes strained to capture the absurdity, the sorrow of what was happening.  Typing this image now, I'm again at a loss for breath.

A roof to warm, space to spread, ground to name- it's becoming a constant challenge to keep myself from bursting into tears when I think of the enormity of what a home of our own represents.

And then at the same time, I realize it's only a house.  That roof to warm, space to spread, ground to name is simply just a house.
A home, our home, has been here all along.

I am blessed.
I am blessed.

There will never EVER be enough breath for me to come close to showing how thankful I am.

Now go breathe in your family, your friends, your home.  Because you, dear reader, are so blessed too.


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