Friday, January 23, 2015

My Word!


Writing the title for this post
"My Word!"
made me smile.

That was one of the phrases my Grandmother
used to exclaim when she was flabbergasted.
Another phrase was "Land's sake."
Not sure what it meant, but she said it 
every once in a while.

It's taken some time, but I've chosen my word for 2015.


I definitely can use a boatload of inspiration.

What's your word for 2015?



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Share the Joy: Hiatus




I have, as you might have noticed,
been lying low.
Everything in my life has revolved around getting settled in,
arranging furniture.
Putting things away.
Getting used to and creating "home" in a new place.

It just feels like some doors have closed
and others are waiting to be opened.


I have felt a longing to reconnect with my art-making,
with my writing, because those things bring me a deep and abiding joy.
Right now, however, blogging (which sometimes takes me away from "real writing")
isn't high on my list of priorities.

So though I think it's imperative to cultivate and notice joy
(because where we put our focus is critical to what comes into our lives),
I have decided to take a break from hosting Share the Joy.

I may come back to it when I feel like it's time for company.
But right now,
it's time to nest and create the space I want to inhabit. . . .
beautiful, serene, uncluttered, and cozy.
It's come a long way since I moved in 11 weeks ago,
but I'm still in hibernation mode,
getting everything just right.

I hope you'll understand.
And when I reprioritize blogging and hosting
this meme,
I hope you'll once again join in.

Be well, my friends.
Blessings!