Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Our Journey

"I haven't a clue how my story will end, but that's all right.
When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, that's
when you discover the stars."

--Nancy Willard--

I need to keep this in mind everyday!! I keep trying to take action (baby steps) but sometimes I worry too much that I will wander off the path!! What path? is what I need to ask myself. There is no path----just follow your heart. I have faith it will take me where I am meant to go.

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Sense of Wonder

Did you see that moon coming up tonight??? WOW!!! I am truly in awe of the miracles of everyday life. That big orange ball popping up from the horizon reminds me that we are also floating thru space on a ball---a ball that is capable of supporting life, lucky for us!! We need to take care of our "ball".

"If I had influence with the good fairy, I would ask that her gift to each child be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life."
--Rachel Carson--

Friday, March 26, 2010


Why does time seem to be the bane of my existence? I was looking forward to today---a day with no commitments. And I woke up this morning with a knot of anxiety in my gut. I laid in bed and tried to just sit with that feeling and figure it out but I can't. All I could think of was that there were so many choices---so many things that I want to do---how do I choose?? I constantly feel that there aren't enough hours in the day, days in the week, weeks in the month and months in the year. And I guess that takes me to years in my life.....will I have enough??? I guess I need to work on being "in the moment". Sounds easy enough's not!!! I think I've been this way my entire life. Even as a kid I remember being very aware of time passing, of childhood racing by. I NEVER WANTED TO GROW UP!!!! I still don't!! I don't want to get to "the end" and feel like I've wasted it all. I better go get busy doing something!!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Tuesday was an all-around good day!!!! I went to my Artist's Way group in the morning. And though there was bad news shared by one of the members and we all shed a tear or two, the love and support pouring from everyone was beautiful!!
After that I went to the luncheon and program on mandalas. AND I got to meet Elena who is such a lovely person!!! Up till now I only knew her in "blog-land". I hope you enjoyed it Elena---some of their programs are better than others but I enjoyed learning a little more about mandalas and how they're intended to be used. I had kind of a strange feeling sitting and talking with you----kind of like I was talking to myself in a different package!!! Does that sound totally weird?!?!? And please don't feel bad if you didn't feel the same way. It's just something I felt the need to express!! It's such a beautiful day----I hope you're out enjoying your bike!!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

I Love Legos!!!

I had the most wonderful, spur of the moment Artist's Date yesterday!! I just happened to read something on Facebook about a huge Lego Train exhibit at the Oak Lawn library. Yesterday was the last day it would be there. Hubby and I had some errands to do and when we were done I said, if he wasn't in a hurry to get home I had a surprise side-trip I'd like to take. He said Ok and off we went. He was totally baffled. Tee hee!! There were people standing in line, waiting to get in at 1:00 when the library would open---it was packed. We followed the throng down the stairs to the basement and WOW!!!! There was the biggest, most awesome Lego train set up I have ever seen!!! I just love Legos and really miss the days when my son had them spread all over and I could play with them too!! This was put on by the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club. They have 16 members and this is what they do in their spare time!! There is very little in their display that is actually made from Lego kits---it's mostly made up from their own imaginations and it was incredible!! The trains, the buildings, the gardens---a farm with a field of sunflowers, a curling rink, the Art Institute, a White Castle, Bigbucks coffee shops, Star Wars areas, a Haunted with house with flashing lights and skeletons wandering everywhere!!! I could go on and on!! One man told me that the display contains approximately $60,000 worth of Legos!! It was well worth the trip and my husband really enjoyed it. He loves Legos too. One of these days I'm going to haul those buckets of bricks up from the basement and PLAY!!!!!!!!

Teddy Roosevelt Said...

"The joy of living is his who has the heart to demand it."