Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday


Sundays are my favorite blog days. I love how many people publish little to-do lists or muse on "Sunday reflections". I feel like I'm often in a perpetual state of reflection so this particularly resonates. In fact, the photo above seems to very accurately reflect my general state of mind- a little lonely, a little misty, and always gazing off into the distance feeling hopeful I will eventually find what I'm looking for there.

It has been pouring non-stop since last night and it has created the perfect Sunday ambiance. I left the window open all night and am still lounging in bed listening to the birds and the gentle fall of the rain. Today I hope to do a little more unpacking and settling in, to write a bit, to bake something, to stock up for the week at the store, and to generally relax and organize for a successful week ahead.

What are your Sunday plans?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Times Like These


I have been gone a long long while. I've missed things here in this little gypsy wagon. I'm hoping this is the beginning of a long overdue return, but life has a way of forcing the constant adaptation to ever-changing priorities. This year has certainly not been anything like I had anticipated. I know I have said this before, but I guess it's still surprising me.

Over the last several weeks one of my oldest friends in the world narrowly survived the devastating tornadoes in Alabama, my mom had surgery, then my brother had surgery, and somewhere over the last month, we moved. It's all been a bit crazy, but I can say that I am thankful that all my nearest and dearest are safe and healing from the various hardships life has dealt them. Our new place is quite wonderful in a cozy 70's era kind of way and although we still haven't fully settled and unpacked, it already feels like home. Sunlight floods every room when I wake up in the morning and last night I fell asleep gazing at the half moon from my bedroom window. For right now it's all about these present moments...