Friday, May 21, 2010

Week 20

Friday, May 14, 2010
Sitting here with a boy on either side of me,
trying to get motivated to do something.

Saturday, May 15, 2010
It’s official.
I can check “party crasher” off my bucket list!

Sunday, May 16, 2010
Nothing like spreading three truck loads of bark
you didn’t know you were getting.

Monday, May 17, 2010
Why does everyone keep asking me if I’m okay?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
What can I say? I’m forty.
Forty doesn’t feel like I thought
forty would feel when I was eighteen.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I need to hone my convincing skills,
as I am unable to convince the four-year-old
that riding bikes in the rain is not a whole lot of fun.

Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wind storms and torrential downpours . . .
what happened to May flowers?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Week 19

Friday, May 7, 2010
The beauty of the land, and the women, 
who share their lives so openly with me, 
overwhelms me with graciousness.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Really? Do we have to leave? 
Can’t we just sit here awhile longer?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I cannot begin to put into words 
how lucky I feel to be blessed by 
two wonderful, delightful, and energetic boys. 

Monday May 10, 2010
Back to the grind. A girl could get used to time off.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Really? Would you let him out the door in his self-chosen outfit?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I am on a mission, 
determined to finish the front-yard 
edging project I started.

Thursday, May 13, 2010
The power of positive affirmation 
is the best incentive to keep honing your craft.

Week 18

Friday, April 30, 2010
A delightful dinner with delightful women.

Saturday, May 1, 2010
It’s futile. No matter how often I clean them, 
the menagerie always lays their hands back on them, 
peering out at the world.

Sunday, May 2, 2010
I feel a new bubble of life, expanding in my chest, 
waiting to hatch it’s creative self.

Monday, May 3, 2010
I pulled out my guitar and played it for no reason at all.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I’m spinning in a bubble, hoping it doesn’t pop.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
A surprise jailbreak to spend the evening 
with some of the best Mom’s around — what a treat!

Thursday, May 6, 2010 
The anticipation of spending three days and 
two nights with thirty-five women is 
spurring me on through my morning!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Week 17

Friday, April 23, 2010
There’s nothing like spending time
with a mentor to spur you on!

Saturday, April 24, 2010
The four-year-old got himself dressed this morning:
long-sleeve yellow shirt,
under purple football jersey (two sizes too big),
maroon sweat pants, and orange crocs.
What can I say? He’s a colorful guy.

Sunday, April 25, 2010
I pulled a weed today.

Monday, April 26, 2010
Okay, today I pulled a few more weeds,
moved some rocks and actually poured out mulch.
I don’t know what came over me.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Is there anything sweeter then
your two year old walking up behind you
and quietly wrapping his arm around your body?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I’m feeling blah. Beyond blah.
I’m wishing for a boat to set sell on the waters of Calgon.

Thursday, April 29, 2010
What an honor, to be trusted with
the beginning pages of someone’s precious writings.