Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thoughts on aThursday


I have been bitten by the spring cleaning bug. Usually I am a fall purger, but this year it just came on and so I ran with it. As I was going through the cupboards, drawers, closets, and shelves I ran across a few items that I had all but forgotten about. One was the set of china I got from my grandmother about 10 years ago. We have used it a handful of times. It's a shame too, because the stuff is just lovely. Hubby and I once looked up the pattern to see if we could replace a few pieces... we couldn't afford it! What we have right now is worth a pretty penny, so what do we do with it? Sell it or use it, because boxing it up is just a waste. We also ran across a set of silver flatware my Mother in Law gave us about 10 years ago. It was a set used by a door to door sales man, so it is a full set with serving spoons and meat forks and all the goodies. It was another thing of beauty that we had boxed up to "save" for some special day.
The thing is, is when is that special day? When do we feel like the day is worthy enough for this loveliness? Because this stuff has been boxed up a lot over the last decade and we just keep not using it. But we have so many special days. So after much talk of selling we decided that we are just going to use the beautiful stuff. So we polished the silver and donated our regular flatware, I hand washed the china and placed it in the cupboard to be used every Sunday.
What is the point of having beautiful stuff if you are always afraid to use it?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Yarny Yarning

Joining Small Things for Yarn Along.


One sock down!! I need to learn how to do two socks at once, because I am not feeling like I want to start sock number two! Hahaha Still it is a fun pattern and the sock is super cozy, not sure it is a good Arizona summer sock, I guess it will be put away until December, when it is finally coolish here.

No real reading, just organizing things, cleaning out cupboards, drawers, closets, and in my spare time I am knitting like a fool!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Keep Calm Craft On

Joining Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On.



I had a few minutes to whip out a few simple skirts! Oh so much fun. Love the fabrics so much. The mermaid was a gift for a friend's daughter's birthday. Since I already had the machine out I thought I might as well make a couple more. Fiona picked out the orange unicorns and I thought Nuala would look super cute for spring in the flowers. I was thinking of making more but I ran out of elastic.
I've been saving this huge stack of lovely fabrics to make Nuala a quilt, but she has soooo many special blankets made by me or by others that really, at the moment we just don't need another blanket. So my plans are to start making more skirts. Maybe mixing it up a little, adding a pocket, or using two fabrics. But not really using a pattern, just sort of playing with it, cuz that is how I roll. Hahaha

Monday, March 23, 2015

The weekend


Friday had me purging the house of ill fitting clothing, toys, and games no one uses any longer. An entire trunk full of goodness to be dropped off at the thrift store. Saturday was soccer and a date for Mike and I. Such a great time just the two of us, eating a meal, talking about the future, having a wee drink and then being so close to home we could walk in the lovely evening air. Sunday had us at a birthday party, and doing chores... and me up late into the night thinking of the future.

* Gratitude Sunday *

Joining Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude Sunday. Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.


~ I am grateful for a date night with my hubby. It had been way too long.
~ A clothes line being hung up, I just love the chore of hanging out the clothing
~ The beautiful sunny days
~ The afternoon of rain we had last week
~ My children's tender hearts
~ Finding my own inner strength

Friday, March 20, 2015

{ This Moment }

Joining Soulemama for This Moment. A single photo from the week. A moment I wish to pause, savor, and remember.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Just a few sleepless nights


What is the point of all of this? Am I living my life fully? Am I doing what I am meant to do? What does all of "this" mean??
This is what keeps me up late into the night, pushing to early morning. It is a seasonal thing, as the world around me starts to change I begin to wonder... what is my purpose? Am I living, really truly living? How much time do I have left, should I be wasting it doing A, B, or C?
On a blog the other day, the author mentions this in her weekend post. It seemed pretty amazing to me that someone else is pondering it all too.
I never know what to do with these thoughts except ride the wave and let the feelings, the emotions, the fear and doubt wash over me and clean me off as I come through the other side. All of this usually entails me power cleaning the house, eating crappy, not sleeping well at all, being cranky and distant as I refind my happy spot. Maybe one day, I will find my answer and I can then follow that light out of the weirdness and not have to actually do it again.