Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Joy in the moment...

My, my... time really does fly doesn't it? I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately, but life just happens, you know? Time seems limited and hours become days and weeks before you know it.

I love my blog time, I love to journal (which is basically why I blog) the ideas and such that swirl around in my head. I like to write, for even though my kids don't read my blog... one day they might. One day they will get to relive some of our fun times and some of Mom's thoughts that I may or may not say aloud.

As I sit here with my steaming cup and my favorite quilt draped around my shoulders for there is a chill in the air, *yay*! I can't help but be thankful. Does that mean that everything around me is hunky-dory? Not a chance... we face strife every.day. But I have an incredible amount of joy that is bubbling in my heart, I feel like my tag is more accurate than ever, my cup DOES run over.

August is winding down, in the time I have been absent, we have celebrated two special birthday's. Abram turned 7 and my Shannon turned 37. Our anniversary was just a few short weeks ago. Summer is turning into fall before our eyes daily. Even if the temps were not showing it (which they are) the days are... darkness is coming a bit earlier, school lesson plans are inching their way back into routine, pumpkins and mums are aching to be displayed. Or is it me aching to display them? No matter... it's happening. :)
Smells that belong only to this special time of year. Apple butter simmering in the crock, spiced candles and hearty breads. Pencils, notebooks, fiction and non on seemingly every surface of the home.
The freedoms of summer coming to close as we look towards the scheduling of fall.
And I count it all joy.
Joy to be able to live, joy to be able to share, joy... just joy.

I hope to share more, more often. I hope to be back soon and regular, but I feel it's best to just hope for a weekly update... it's likely more probable.

In the meantime, I hope you smile, I hope you laugh and I hope you remember that today is a gift. Enjoy it!




  1. Not having time to blog can be a very good sign! You're picking apples, you're feeding chickens, hugging dogs, baking cakes....and dreaming of quilted pumpkins!

  2. Gorgeous blog! I'm a newbie here so I hope you keep on blogging (or I'll have to read back ;) x