Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Art of Silliness

I haven't had time to do anything with the Silliness Challenge until this afternoon. Erin and her friend M and I sat and spent a little time on it (after they did their homework). The challenge today is to write a Haiku about falling asleep then spend 10 minutes drawing a picture about it. Unfortunately I couldn't get our pages to scan but decided to at least post our poems.

Here is Mary's poem:

Sleepy at School
I sit in my desk
All sounds fade away from me
My eyes close slowly.

Now imagine a girl with her head on her desk for the picture.

My poem:

Enchanting moonbeams
The glow of magical light
Beckons me to rest.

Insert picture of a full moon with moonbeams reaching downward with little music notes throughout the image. (trust me, it sounds better than what I actually drew).

Erin didn't like the constraints of the Haiku so she wrote her own thing.

Falling asleep is wonderful.
Close your eyes and go
into dreamland.

Picture a girl lying in bed asleep with a dream bubble above her head, a horse running free.

Now write your own poem with a 10 minute sketch!


The Daily Dance

Another Rainy Day

Rainy days are full of possibilities...renewing and refreshing especially after so many days of 90+ temperatures!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Daily Dance

The Best Medicine

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

The best medicine in the world lives quietly inside each of us.


Monday, September 27, 2010

The Daily Dance

It's All About Water

A blessed much needed rainy day that started with an early morning shower wake up after knocking my glass of water off the bedside table.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Daily Dance

Dressed for the Season

The fall mums look stunning dressed in glistening rain drops.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Daily Dance

Giggling Girls

A wonderful day most of which was spent with three precious giggling girls.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Daily Dance

Family and Friends

So happy it is Friday and my niece is spending the weekend with us AND I get to have Girl's Night at a friend's house!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

One Sentence Journal-The Daily Dance

While it is still 97 degrees outside, according to the calendar yesterday was the first day of my favorite season!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Out of the Ashes

I am reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and decided to check out her Happiness Project Toolbox. One of the ideas I really like is the One Sentence Journal. It is something I think I can manage. One sentence isn't so daunting. At least it will get me writing again. By the way, it has been a great book so far. Rubin talks about "midlife malaise" which I completely identify with.

At the same time I am reading Spiritual Depression by David Martyn- Lloyd Jones. Ya' gotta love how God uses the sacred and the secular to speak to us. It is amazing how the two books speak in different ways to my soul. God knows I'm so hard headed that I need to hear it through several avenues. I am marking it up because there are pearls on every page. A great book for a struggling soul.

Someone suggested that I "reinvent" myself and he has a good point. Also, both books came from the same friend, hmmm...I think she is trying to tell me something too....Thank God for friends who love me! It is time to get out of the rut I've been in for the past 2+ years and start to feel alive again. Who knows, maybe I will start my own Happiness Project! I'll keep you posted.

Be watching for my daily snippets of life as I finish the sentence at a time.

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
Philippians 4:4


Fall Palate

Sitting in the dappled sunlight
soft breeze caressing my cheek
I drink in a new season.

Pondering the long shadows
cool air calming my soul
I savor the taste of life.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Tinkering with the idea of riding again...may be short lived as it has been in the past but oh well. One post at a time.