Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Morning Poetry

Eli, Eli
My God, my God,

May these things never end,
The sand and the sea,
The murmur of the water,
The lightning of the heavens,
The prayer of man.
אלי, אלי
שלא יגמר לעולם
החול והים
רשרוש של המים
ברק השמים
תפילת האדם

 - by Hannah Senesh, found here

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Faves

* Great Read: 99 Things To Do by A.D. Jameson

* Make (or Buy) Something: from LillyElla

* Learn Something: the 59 second Youtube series

* Cry a Little: I found this story amazing and poignant

* Images of the Week: Drop of the Day by Orpinbleu

* Anticipating: dinner tonight with my small group and then The Praying Life seminar at our church.

* A Song: "Lives In Me" from Memphis 

* Quote of the Week: "Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night." ~ Ranier Maria Rilke

* In Case You Missed It: P is for...

Monday, April 7, 2014

Why don't you...

It's finally April and my heart skips a happy beat or two. Let's celebrate.

 ~ Celebrate April and spring.
 ~ Read Enchanted April by Elizabeth VonArnim.  This is my favorite way of welcoming spring.
 ~ Go on a picture walk and capture all the world bursting into bloom.
 ~ Wash your windows and make them sparkle.
 ~ Watch this version of "The Secret Garden".  Enjoy the time elapse coming of spring.
 ~ Put on a sweater and throw open all the windows.  Don't worry if it's chilly, let the breezes blow away all the winter mustiness.
 ~ Gather all the left over winter items that somehow didn't make it back into storage.  Store them now.
 ~ Change out your potpourri, Scentsy, room spray, and/or perfume.  Consider something light and floral.
 ~ Buy the first big bunch of tulips or daffodils you see.  On second thought, buy two bunches.  Enjoy filling vases.  Put one in the entryway, one on the table, and one on your nightstand.  Sweet dreams.
 ~ Wash your car inside and out.  Empty the trunk, wash the mats, vacuum every surface, clean the inside of the windows, and add a trash sack so you can keep it nice and tidy.
 ~ Head to the nearest park for some great people watching.  Spend a little time on the tallest swing.  Why not go a little crazy?  It's spring!

Happy April.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday Faves

I worked late at school last night.  Jeffrey called me and told me to go outside.  This is what I saw.

 * Funniest Moment: I only had my cell phone with me last night and I had to keep backing up to try and get good pictures of the amazing double rainbow.  I got off the path and went down - SPLAT- right on my fanny in the mud.  My phone went 3 yards to the right, my shoes two yards to the left.  I just sat on the ground and laughed.

* BLOGspiration: Knitting the Wind blog by Sarah Elwell
* Best Moment: Seeing my friends face when we reviewed her son's senior portraits.

* Great Read: The Hiding Place by Corrie tenBoom is my all-time favorite book.  I'm so excited to start it tonight as a family read aloud. 
I hope Sloane loves it as much as I do.

* Images of the Week: Marine by Milouvision
* A Song: Hank and Holly (The song starts at about 1.30)

* Quote of the Week: "With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come.~ William Shakespeare

* PINspiration: Vintage Interior curated by Stína Sæm

* Film Fancies: For all you Jane Austen fans, Emma Approved

* In Case You Missed It: SOOC?  No. SOOJ.

Happy weekend, friends.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Morning Poetry

After English Class

I used to like "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."
I liked the coming darkness,
The jingle of harness bells, breaking--and adding to
--the stillness,
The gentle drift of snow. . . .
But today, the teacher told us what everything stood for.
The woods, the horse, the miles to go, the sleep--
They all have "hidden meanings."
It's grown so complicated now that,
Next time I drive by,
I don't think I'll bother to stop.
~ Jean Little

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Faves

* To Make You Think:  Is Your Lifestyle Detracting From Your 
Lifestyle?  by Joshua Becker

* Great Read: Beauty Shop for Rent by Laura Bowers

* Something to Make: a monogrammed Lucite tray

* Terrific Tips: When You Want to Send a Card... by Elizabeth Halt

* Image of the Week: First Signs of Spring III shared by Boston Bill

* Anticipating: a senior photo shoot this weekend

* A Song: "In My Dreams" by Robert Downey Jr. 

* Quote of the Week: "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." ~ Federico Fellini

* Film Fancies: "Flying Over Africa" from Out of Africa

* BLOGspiration: Magpie and Muttonfly

* In Case You Missed It: Love Built Into the Walls

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

ordinary miracles

A Wednesday ritual. 
A single photo capturing a simple moment.  
A reminder to slow down our always busy lives and to savor this moment. 

Oldies, but Goodies