Thursday, July 11, 2013

what a difference...

Sometimes I shave my legs
and sometimes I don't
Sometimes I comb my hair
and sometimes I won't
Depend of how the wind blows
I might even paint my toes
It really just depends on
whatever feels good in my soul.
-India Arie

Great lyrics from Video.
Honest to goodness
Universal truth stuff
that all women can relate to.

Yesterday I ran outside to
catch the only rays expected to come my way
I was going to post
about how I was determined to make the
most of it...
regardless.

circa 7/11/13

That post got away from me.
Just didn't happen.

When I turned to walk in the house 
after taking that pic
I saw an old friend I hadn't seen 
in a very long time
but as soon as I went to take her picture
she was gone.

In that very moment
the sun sank behind an endless
cloud.

Today...
she was back.


Along with a breeze.
Dry 
clean 
fresh
lovely 
air.

Yesterday
my hope was to continue work
on a zabuton.
(A meditation cushion)
(one of my Old Maid New projects)
The 2 inch padding was
finished...
layers of old towels
old/ratty mattress pads
(cleaned, of course)
hand-quilted together
for a soft and sturdy base.

The exterior was the next step.
Choosing equally soft & sturdy fabric
(discarded & salvaged upholstery samples)
that were a pleasing pair-up.
Since a cushion has two sides
 I like to have two pattern choices...
because 

one day I might want a 
paisley in earth tones
or 
velvety leaves
to sit my rump on.

It really just depends on
whatever feels right that day.


Meal planning
with Renee from FIMBY.
Did I mention I won her e-book 
Eat This
Meal Salads & Whole Food Dressings 
in an 
online drawing?

YIPPEE!
Oh...
and thank you!

today...in a new light

Went out to dinner with
My sister Tina and Mom instead.
Needed some family time...
 some women time.
Needed to laugh.

When we stepped outside the restaurant 
it was like the old weather front
that had been hanging around these parts
blew away 
and 
blue skies and sunshine returned.

Well...
if I would have known that bringing us together
would have created this change
I would have suggested it weeks ago!

My latest stack
that I have been
reading
rummaging
dreaming
through.

like Blue's Clues...remember that?...my reading chair

But it is so much better
for your eyes
when there is proper lighting.


Everything looks prettier too.


My camera wanted to
take it all in
before anything...
ahem...
another storm cloud floated by
and stole the moment.

click-click-click...

preparing to sing the Alleluia Chorus

But 
it looks like it's here to stay...
dare I say it...
all day!

Keep your fancy drinks
and your expensive minks
I don't need them to have a good time
Keep your expensive cars
and your caviar
All I need is my guitar.

...and a dose of sunshine!


2 comments:

  1. Lovely lighting in your living room! Congrats on winning the ebook-I'm sure there are endless ideas for meals.

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