October 14, 2013 § Leave a comment
This is from http://www.becomingminimalist.com. I love Joshua Becker’s blog and try to take time to read a little bit every few days. It helps keep me grounded and remember that while CJ and I may have a slightly unconventional way of thinking when it comes to material possessions, we are not alone.
*This is not my photo.
October 12, 2013 § Leave a comment
So….it’s been a really crazy week. Work has been keeping me beyond busy – 55 hours a week busy – but I may have a new career opportunity on the horizon. I don’t want to say too much, for fear I may jinx it. I will say that if it works out, it will leave me working for 37 hours a week (!!) and this will free up so much more time to spend with CJ and to invest in creative pursuits. I really hope the position comes to fruition…because I am exhausted!
The humidity has subsided in the past couple of days and it makes me want to go out and shoot. I have a couple of ideas in mind, so I may drag CJ out this evening or tomorrow and attempt to make those happen. We shall see.
In the meantime though, a pile of laundry is staring at me, and I better get to it. A mother’s work is never done!
October 8, 2013 § Leave a comment
October 1, 2013 § 2 Comments
It’s actually somewhat pleasant outside this evening…..with a little bit of a breeze and slightly lower humidity. I headed out for a few minutes to watch CJ attempt to do cartwheels (in jeans, no less), which was quite entertaining….it made me think of those moments when I was a gymnast…spending hours and hours every week perfecting tricks and routines. It’s a memory that hadn’t crossed my mind for many years, but yet there it was, and even with the brutal training, broken bones, pressure to stay thin, and bloody hands from hating to wear grips on the bars….I prefer to think of it fondly.
Nevertheless, whenever CJ asks me if she can take gymnastics class….my answer is always a swift and firm “no.” I know what it’s like and I will not allow her to be subjected to everything that goes along with it.
But….this evening…..in the moment…. with her cartwheeling through the grass, I thoroughly enjoyed the laughter that erupted when she couldn’t get it quite right. The satisfaction on her face when she did better. And the fact that she simply enjoyed my presence there, in the grass, along with her.
So cartwheel after cartwheel, gone are the days when they had to be perfect.
Now, the more imperfect, the better.
It’s more fun that way.
September 30, 2013 § Leave a comment
I’m so anxious for the weather to cool off….but it will probably be at least another month or so. We don’t get to enjoy four seasons in Florida, but when the oppressive heat finally gives way to crisper and cooler air, I become so happy. I want to cook a lot, drink egg nog, and fill the house with the sweet scent of baked goodies.