Creating a Life…with just Five Things a Day!

words and thoughts from my journey


August 2014

Week of Thirty…

Well tomorrow I turn the big 3-0 so here goes to another year coming!

A shout – out and thanks to the many Birthday Wishes from my co-workers, a cool card, a balloon and a decorated desk! Thank you everyone from my office!

Birthday Desk



~ The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ( Agatha Christie )

Painting with Emotions…

This past week has had many ups and downs… My Grandmother passed away this past Wednesday and it has been very hard on my family. This evening I must break the news to my son when he returns from being at his Dad’s house…this I am not looking forward to at all. My Grandmother was, and will always remain in our hearts, an extraordinary woman. This coming Wednesday we will celebrate her life and the many ways she had touched our lives. I will read a poem I had written about her at the service that captures her in so many ways. Today I paint and in the end it will be a photo tree to celebrate her beauty and some of our fondest memories of her.

Photo Tree - Tree Painting


These past two weeks have roared by…

seagull wings spread

The beach was wonderful. Chincoteague, Virginia is a beautiful place! It has a mix of everything which is perfect for our family – hiking, sun and sand time, the ponies, seashell collecting, crabbing and surf fishing, and the pool at the hotel was great for some downtime. It had that nostalgic beach theme but without all the crowd and mess like at Ocean City. This is a highly recommended vacation spot, we will definitely go back again – if not a move to there in the future, hmm maybe a beach cottage for some get away to write times…

beach collage 1 beach collage 2 beach collage 3

Came back exhausted…I find it odd that though we return from vacations with our mind clear our bodies are absolutely exhausted. Of course me with a clear mind means that it filled up very quickly with all sorts of ideas for writing, blogging, crafting, designing, and all kinds of dreams! Love this feeling and evening knocked out some more pages of my novel within a couple days – the juices were flowing!

However reality is that coming back from vacation meant back to work too – slam, there it is, when someone else is at your office “doing your job” and well not quite as you would do it so it’s been catch up time like madness. By Wednesday I was contemplating the reasons I went to work (other than I have to to pay the bills). “Wouldn’t it be nice to quit my day job and stay home and write all day but would I have the same inspirations?”



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