Friday, November 16, 2007


I took this self portrait yesterday by the window. The sun felt like a million light bulbs shinning on my face. It was hard not to wince my eyes because of the brightness. I titled this picture thankful because I feel thankful for the good things in my life. And I am trying to stay focused on the good.
Here are a few things i am grateful for:
1. That John didn't die, but lived through his accident.
2. My children.
3. The sky when it's cloudy and grey, then I can appreciate the sun when it shines.
4. Color, I love color. The color of a Green apple, the color of a silver star in the midnight sky, the color of a lilac bush in sweet Summertime. The color of the ocean on a stormy day, the color of the trees in Spring for they are like a riot of color then.
5. Smell, the smell of an apple pie baking in the oven. Fresh laundry hanging on the clothesline. The smell of lavender and vanilla shampoo. The smell of good soap. A roast baking in the oven and fresh bread in the oven.
6. Laughter, we have to have a sense of humor to be able to make it in this life. I laugh many times when I feel like crying. There were many days this week I was down, but I am trying not to be.
These are a few things I am grateful for. I will be posting more throughout the month. What are you grateful for?
Today's song, Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


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I borrowed my Dad's marbles to do this photo. I put the heart in the center with the key as a metaphor for being able to unlock childhood.
What makes you feel like a kid again?
Today's song, When Doves Cry by Prince
One day when my daughter was 8 years old she looked at me very seriously and asked, " Mom how long has it been since you rolled on the ground?" I laughed and said, "It's been a while." Elizabeth said, "Well, how about Now."
I said, " Sure let's go."
We went to Mom's, who lives across the street from us. And there is a big strip of land next to her house, perfect for rolling on! And we got on the ground and we rolled from one end to the other, which was about 300 yards one way, I have a very nosy neighbor and she came running outside and said, "What in the world are you all doing?"
I look up grass in my hair and say very seriously," Rolling on the ground would you like to join us?"
Her face turned red and she said," No, but you all are crazy!"
She turned around in a huff and went back in the house. Me and Elizabeth just laughed until we cried.
Have you rolled on the ground lately? You say it has been years. How about borrowing a niece or a nephew and trying it? You might find it liberating. Some things from childhood should be remembered while others discarded. Have a great day. ~Nita!~

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mermaid Treasure....

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My niece dove one Summer for a week to get these clam shells off the bottom of her family lake for me. I treasure them... I mixed some of my favorite pieces of jewelry in with the shells because of the colors.
What do you have that you treasure?
Tonight's song, Unwritten
Live your life with arms wide open.....

Monday, November 12, 2007

i keep these feathers in a jar by the sink, and close to my heart. i have collected them over the years in my walks through the woods. my sister also collected some of them for me in the woods where she lives... they make me think of her.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

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I created this photo tonight out of the collection of stuff I love. I want to make it my new header, but I don't know how to make it small enough to use. I tried and it is enormous! If anyone has experience with this please leave me a comment because I really want to use this photo as the header for my site. Thanks ~nita~
I figured out how to do the banner today by a comment that Jeanne left me. Her site is: Dream, Create, Inspire... Jeanne has a lovely site, if you have time pop over.
today's song: Diamonds and Rust

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I love beauty, whether it is in nature, literature or art. And I love music... My day feels incomplete if I haven't had a chance to listen to some good music.. I also love beautiful souls, and kind hearts.


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Please pray for the protection of Israel.
And for the Jewish people who live there. May God give them the strength they need to defeat their enemies.
“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”
—G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936); writer, critic
"There will come
a time
when you believe
everything is finished.
That will be the beginning."
Louis L'Amour

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next;
virtue is doing it."
David Star
exert from
The Philosophy of Despair
It is never too late to be who you might have been.
George Eliot
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
~Wishes are free~
So why not make one?
Psalm 138:7

Though I am surrounded by troubles, my God will preserve me against the anger of my enemies. He will clench His fist against my angry enemies! His Power will save me. The Lord will work out His plans for my life- for His faithful love endures forever.

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