Pumpkin Cottage

Pumpkin Cottage
sit and visit a spell

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Creative Endeavors

My daughter greeted me with this thought, "I just love my family."
Oh, me, too.  Me, too.

People often ask why I create this thing or another.
There really isn't a purpose in creating it's just to
release bubbly creative energy.  There are times
I create to commemorate an event or a person,
for utility, but most of the time it is simply for
sheer pleasure.

Sometimes it is for my pleasure and other times
for the family.  The kids are enjoying the evolution
of these two.  In reality the top of girlie girl's head reaches
boy's shoulder.  The boy will eventually gain shoes.
The background will be filled in with whatever
the mood strikes. 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Marriage Once Removed

My dear dear peeps I have been mighty under the weather
but I have been told by a few folks
how much they look forward to Marriage/Wedding Wednesdays. 

First, things first, promises made promises kept.
That is what you are really doing when you take
your vows. Honestly, you can not worry about
the vows that are being made to you but
you must keep your end of the bargain.

Whiskey barrel and tools. 

Second, in keeping your end of the bargain,
you must make the cup runneth over without
expectation of anything in return.  That is how unconditional
love works.  If you have taken your time and picked well
I promise you will not be sorry.

Drill drainage holes.

This week I subjected myself to a procedure.  The healthcare provider
prescribed 3 tiny harmless looking pills to presumably relax me.
The pharmacist, and I am not kidding, said, "These will
knock you on your ass," really she did.  Did I believe
her? Absolutely not.

Stabilizing post.

Have I shared how very much I love soil? The smell and feel?

One little tiny pill the evening before and two
little tiny pills just two hours before the procedure.
I took the pills and sat down with my computer.
That's the last thing I remember.

Husband comes home to wife sitting sideways, across
the couch with computer still on lap, eyes open but no
response. He is accustomed to
looking for vital signs so at least he knew I wasn't dead.
Eventually he poured me in the car. Yes, that is how he
described it.  The next words I spoke were as we
walked into the medical building
"Oh, hi honey when did you get here?"

Honestly, when you are picking a spouse find one with a
sense of humor and if possible the ability to lift you.
My husband is a giant compared to me so it can't
always work both ways.

Mailbox for garden essentials.  Tomato plants.
What a man? A mighty good man. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

My Women Inspiration Journal

Alabama Chanin

Years ago I added Natalie Chanin to my inspiring women journal.
Click on Natalie's name to see her story featured on Etsy.

I have never personally met any of the women in my journal
but each of them speaks to me.  I can't imagine any of
the women I have selected to apologize.  They appear
to simply move forward regardless of what comes
next. The women all exude a sense of confidence and
unique personal style.  There is a definite sense
of having found their calling.

It may be the comfort of being authentic, for having found your
own special gift, and taking the leap of faith required to
make it work.  

Etsy also featured Alabama Chanin cottage industry on craft
night.  Find it here.


  1. Emit (energy, esp. light or heat) in the form of rays or waves.
  2. (of light, heat, or other energy) Be emitted in such a way.
Photo from Etsy.