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Pumpkin Cottage
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Road Trip Road Trip

We left Saturday morning with out a plan.
To Oregon or New Mexico.
North said the boy.
So north it is.
Next time we will head east, young man.

The get-along rented a van, dear Mabel
has almost 200,000 miles on her.

Here are some photos from last weekend
in Del Mar, Junk Bonanza.

Palm Sunday continues to be a favorite tradition.
Peace be with you my dear readers.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Be Bright

Forgiveness is a double gift.
It is a gift to the one who is forgiven, but
also a gift to yourself, freeing you from
the prison of resentment and bitterness.
                          Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.
                         With God in Russia

Easy Solution

This bright idea is from Better Homes and Gardens.

A pink bench and crisp bright pots.

Live in COLOR.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Soul Siblings

Growing  up we spoke of the soul.
Mystical mysticism. 
We were taught we have a soul to give God.

Love is the intersection of the soul.
My soul floats with  joy when it is in love.
The soul is the intersection of the spirit.

These kids won't remember a time without each other.
And so it is with close siblings.  

Junk Bonanza, Del Mar, California
had the best photo ops. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Making Lists

I find that I have reached an age where
I should know what to do but I do not.

To distract myself, 
I watched Bridget Jones' Diary.
And thought of lovely things.

Collected seeds from this lavendar.

Plan to wrap thread on my word for 2015: seed.

Loving thoughts are little seeds...
let them blossom into deeds.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Be Responsible for Some Things

Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of

                        Psalm 90:1

Make every day count.
Count every day.

If you feel annoyance, fear,
or disappointment, these feelings
are caused by you and must be
dug out like a weed.  Study
where they came from, accept
them, and then let go.

                                         Mo Aziz

                    30 Lessons for Living
                         Karl Pillemer, Ph.D.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Big Dreams

Years ago when I met Mr. Lee.
I told him I was a perpetual
student.  I felt the best when
I was learning.  I would always
attend some kind of training.
He signed up to be with me
any way.

Education is expensive. I
still have student loans.
A late bloomer.  It took
me years to find a focus.

With the exception of the
occasional craft class, I have
been out of school for over two years.

Outside of educational experiences:
I am the square peg.
A square peg.  All my life,
I have wanted to be normal,
whatever that is.

Not foreign.
Not crazy or different.

Alas, if  God couldn't give me a door,
I prayed for a window.

Back to school very soon.

A longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
                     Proverbs 13:12

Friday, March 13, 2015

I love you, Friday

Totally exhausting week.
Long long hours.
Hours tempered with prayer.

Great things are done
by a series of small things
brought together. 
                 Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, March 9, 2015

Soar with Me

All that happens to us,
including our humiliations,
our misfortunes, our embarrassments,
all is given to us as raw material, as clay,
so that we may shape our art.
                                       JL Borges

When I fly in my dreams,
I don't struggle or flap
my arms.  I soar, high above
the clouds, like an eagle.
I must remember
to live in the same way.
Soaring requires rest.
My kind of rest involves napping
in the sun and this remarkable fire pit.
I must acquire one just like it.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

A Bright Idea

Come to me, all of you
who are tired from carrying
heavy loads, and I will give
you rest.  Matthew 11:28

2015 Seed Vision Board

2015 Holly's Vision Board

I had an epiphany yesterday.
It doesn't matter what anyone
thinks and even though I am
under close scrutiny and
tremendous pressure, it's a
job.  Nothing more.

My idea of self was
slowly deteriorating.
It's okay I am back.

Monday, March 2, 2015

1946 - 2015

Today would have been my parent's 69th
wedding anniversary.
They had the real deal.
Thick or thin.
In sickness and in health.
Through difficult circumstances,
there was NEVER a thought of divorce.

Today, I'll celebrate their memory
and the strength of their commitment.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Keep Playing

Nós não paramos de brincar porque ficamos velhos, 
nós ficamos velhos porque paramos de brincar.

We do no stop playing because we are old, 
we get old because we stop playing.

                                     George Bernard Shaw

Glitterfest  Spring 2015

Mama and baby girl.

Holly and Jacob.

I had this Cinderella as a child. She
came with a new watch.


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