Thursday, September 25, 2008

a little nod to kindness and God bless the fighter

There is something wonderful happening/happened/now is. Years ago I felt generally antagonized. &"choosing" my battles was something I couldn't really consider, it just seemed like a cop out (though it was a nice thought.) I figured all battles needed fighting and so I did. At one point I realized I'd been blessed to be able to stand up for myself, that somehow injustices were being righted and that was very nurturing somehow. But after a time I grew to realize there was something being lost also, that I had not noticed before.

I guess I foght for so long I kindof figured out that what I was fighting was no longer there. . . and perhaps, perhaps ?, they were only shadows to begin with. Life is continually evolving and sweeter goals come into view.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Let's all go down to the river

Soap, Mary and Me

I've kindof become a dork for religious kitch and iconongraphy. Time spent in Mt. Angel and it's neighboring St. Benedict, a little monastery town on a nearby hilltop, is probably mostly responsible for this.
I came across this little dispenser in a cute little shop in San Luis Obispo, Ca. a couple of summers ago. I think I love all that it implies and how it reminds me to always aim for my best- even when doing the dishes.

Sometimes I feel more relative to those not professing a faith than I do with those that do. After years of spiritual abuse (none intentional I'm sure) I just couldn't see how I could ever "go there" again. Traditional church
. . .well, that simply was just not going to work. Still something inside of me longed for a return. But. . . what return could I make? "

Turns out, for me, Mary was a real good place to start.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Window Treatment

Window treatment is done - mark that off the list. Getting upholstered chairs for seating arrangement at window and finishing the bedding is next. I'm suggesting switching the TV out to a wall mount and removing that cabinet from it's location.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Rosey Outlook

Party Prep a bit of a mess remaining by the floral- but say la vie!
Curly willow from the outside, beautiful home on the hillside, wonderful people on the inside: Some days I just love my job!