I love our happy colorful house! It always makes me smile. Even though so much work needs to be done to it - it's my happy zone! And the summer time flowers are being switched out now ... for these beautiful autumn colors ... and I am trying to live in the moment of their beauty.
Lately I am aware of things that don't usually bother me...
things like aging, changing seasons, undone projects, growing to do lists, and on and on. I've truly had to stop and just breathe through some anxiety fueled moments lately. And yet, there are so many things to say grace over that I feel silly being concerned. Change. That's always been a bother to me. Probably comes with being an earth sign ... stubborn ole' goat Capricorn! *Sigh!*
So ... taking "stock" of things seems to help ...
Here, again is the felted hat. Although felted once, it has been felted yet again on the advice of my friend and knitter, Lesa Fisher. And I must say, she was absolutely right! It even fits now! Thanks, Lesa. This is made from alpaca wool and hand dyed by the alpaca farmer. Although I did knit some of it, Lesa had to rescue me several times. Knitting is not for sissys! This I Know!
After felting (what I hope to be) the final time!
I have begun a bit of weaving for an art show coming up. Hoping to make a couple of bags, computer carriers, purses, etc. Small items for women. I'll keep you posted on how that goes!! But it always feels good to have a warp on the loom at home that I can sit down and weave on. It's therapy above all else!
My friend, Cindy Michaud is the one who gathered together all the ceiling tile for healing stuff. Here is her blog post about the founder and passion behind the whole thing. It is so filled with love and vision. Please read it! just click right here!
Some of Cindy's tiles
Check out the muscles (and smile) on this gorgeous woman!
If I looked like that, I'd smile too!
This photo was a major motivator for me, so Friday night I went to a Body Pump class at the urging of my friend, Heidi.
I can almost move my arms again today. Ouch!
Anyway, my daughter, (photo above) Jenn reminded me that I do have the DVD and the LeBarre equalizers so perhaps I should just do her workout if I wanna look like the photo.
Duh! On it!
This is where I would like to launch into a diatribe about WHAT is wrong with me, where is my motivation... I "used to be" and la-de-dah ... but I will protect you from the indignity of my "fit pitching" and move along. You are welcome.
THIS man, right here
still rocks my world, keeps me sane, makes me giggle and laugh, steers me free from the ditches in life and ALWAYS keeps me guessing!
Today he working on his scooter. He is smiling inside and out. I wonder if it has snow tires? ;-)
I have recently found a WONDERFUL colorful and happy artist whose expertise is doodling! Please do yourself a big favor --- and join the happy land of Artsyville. Aimee is the artist ... always doing the coolest things and having a colorful life. Visit her website by clicking right here! She has recently created some of the most incredible washi tape designs ever. And you can purchase them in her etsy shop here. But her delightful print work is just as incredible. Follow her on Instagram too, for a delightful lift in your daily dose of visual feed ~ in full living color! That's Artsyville on IG!
And of course, here are some shots of my new "toys", the twins whom I babysit in the mornings. Enjoy the wonder, the "seek and discover" aura that is ever present in their beautiful gaze! Oh, be still my heart!
Their mommy found them in the shower stall, soaking wet and happy as clams!
I found that the "best toy ever" continues to be a big cardboard box!
Everly and her two teeth!
Stephen and his relaxation pose right before his exuberant rant about being confined!
These two precious human beings are such an incredible way to spend my love every morning. So very blessed! We take a walk down the street that leads to the Elk River Falls every morning. They are so entertained by the same things ... the creek gurgling,
the horse munching on grass, the dogs barking, the kitties scampering, the cars passing by ... and on and on. Everly waves at every single car that passes us by and big ole' burly farmers ALWAYS wave back with a smile and a nod. It warms my heart. These blue-eyed children have single handedly restored my faith in humanity. So, so grateful!
So, I hope there are blessings far greater than you can count on this beautiful Sunday.