Monday, September 12, 2011

A thought for today....

Smile at a stranger. Offer your seat to someone on the bus. Give way to pedestrians. Hold a door open. Say thank you (like you mean it--make eye contact and smile). Say something nice. Send out a wish for peace. Pour some love into the world, I'm sure it'll make the Earth spin happier. :)

Sending a huge hug your way........


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hello! Is it me you're looking for?*

(.....or look who crawled out of the woodwork!!!)


Flowers from an evening with friends...

Dearest readers,

Thank you for not giving up on me, and for all your lovely words and emails. I know I've been a bad bad blogger, disappearing on you like that. Thing is, I'm still trying to get my act together. Bear with me, please? I'm making no promises (and thus sidestepping all the guilt in one glib move! :) ) but I really really hope to be back to doing what I love! :) To those of you who wrote in to inquire after our well-being in Irene's wake, we are fine, we escaped with just a few extra raindrops, but my heart goes out to all who were affected by the flooding. I hope their nightmare will end soon.

For now, it's September already, there's a quiet chirping of crickets outside my window. The morning sun is streaming in the window, making the shadows of my fingers dance across this keyboard. :) Behind me, there are still unopened boxes and disorganized closets begging for attention! It was a lovely long summer for us, filled with old friends and new, reconnecting with the familiar. It was a busy summer. And a very emotional one as well, as we moved back to our old town, our home away from home. It was also a time to slow down and reassess the larger picture, to sort through those emotions and reinforce the ones that made us stronger and let go of the rest. There's a long post somewhere within me, waiting to break loose, but now is not the time for it. Right now the autumn sun is calling my name--fall is indisputably my favorite time of the year, as that light chill creeps into the air and the trees don their autumn finery, and my green mountains turn to gold and amber.......hopefully Irene hasn't robbed us of these simple pleasures. The bub is back at school and I'm slowly trying to fill my days with things I would love to do--for the longest time, I have wanted to be part of something larger than myself, and I aim to allocate some of my time to volunteering within the community this year. It looks like it's going to be a busy fall for us, just the way I'd want it to be. :)

So. Enough about me. How have you been? It's been a while...I'd love to catch up with you, find our what's new... talk to me? I'm here and I'm listening.......

Much love,

*adapted with a liberal dose of poetic license from here.
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