Wednesday, December 10, 2008

{old lady}

today I came across a blog called {Old Lady}
I thought it would be some chic fashion blog- {maybe vintage, artsy…}
What I found was so much more…
It’s a poignant blog by a highschool {senior} I think –
Struggling to find her way through life and school and faith.
She kind of reminds me of myself at that age…
{minus the black fingernail polish…which I must say, I hated then, but love now}
I found myself sidetracked at work this morning, scrolling through post after post,
Hoping {praying} that she finds what she’s looking for…
Though it seems like she already has…

{Ok, I’ve had my inspiration for the day…}

{have a good evening}

Monday, December 8, 2008

why i'm starting to warm up to winter//

The smell of clementines//
Hot cocoa in my favorite mug//
Making soup on Sundays//
Space heaters and blankets//
Keeping my hands warm by knitting//
silver and gold//
Hiding out in my house and getting projects done//
Boots & scarves//
Paw prints in the snow//
decorating for Christmas//
big tubs of holiday popcorn//
trees without leaves//
going to bed early when it feels really late//
wrapping gifts//
Wednesday nights together//

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

deck the halls

I have put away everything “autumn” to much sadness
decked our halls with festive cheer
decorated our tree
and finally gotten excited about the end of fall and the beginning of the holidays
I have listened to wintersong,
Made potato-bacon soup
and brought some to work for friends
I have finished knitting a pair of fingerless gloves
Continue to crochet the never-ending blanket
And keep putting off finishing my 2009 calendars
I have cleaned my whole house,
Nearly finished my Christmas shopping
Wrapped the gifts I have already bought
Payed the bills due this week
Finshed the book “My Life in France” by Julia Child
Then started “The Wise Woman” by Phillipa Gregory
Started the month by reading Morning & Evening daily
Have stuck to our Christmas budget
While still downsizing our normal budget
Have made numerous to do lists
And continue to cross things off…

This has been a very productive month so far!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Paper Plans by jess999

poorly laid plans
like paper dolls
feeble and dearly loved
they tear and we tape them gingerly
back together -
making arms fit
and belts nicely tightened.

We fold and bend and flatten,
press and poke.

Paper plans.


fall by jess999


wintersong by jess999

today i heard about a site called -
i was excited to get home and experiment...
i can foresee this being a very addicting new toy.

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