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Mardel
Although I think of myself as continually distracted, that is far from the truth. The problem is that when I am doing something I love, be it reading a book, listening to music, sewing, knitting, or just daydreaming, I am so totally focused that the intrusion of the world comes as something of a shock. I see myself as distracted because there are so many things pulling at my hearstrings, so many things in which to lose myself, so many things tempting away from my one true passion ..... of the moment.
Interests: music, knitting, art, cooking, movies, reading, sewing, bicycling
Recent Activity
Indeed, dairy proved to be a challenge. But the fish, oh my the fish was fabulous.
I dream of returning already.
Ah yes, it was rather odd, thinking that the bog post about San Antonio was going live as I sat in Scotland, but I wasn't sure about having time to blog on a group schedule. Turns out I did not, at least on this trip, but there is at the moment so much of life to grab hold of.
I did know. And I'm sure her questions have sparked some of my own musings.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2017 on Day 8 at restingmotion
Soon after I wrote that this post, I realized that my grandson had started school the prior week and we spent time on the weekend. My annual "back-to-school" cold.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2017 on Cozying up to my Kleenex at restingmotion
It is amazing how comfortable with myself I felt that day. There's something in that, I'm sure.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2017 on What I Wore at restingmotion
Thank you!
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2017 on What I Wore at restingmotion
Wow! High praise. And I think for the first time I don't feel divided over my various "bits"
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2017 on What I Wore at restingmotion
Well, thank you. I am indeed, happy.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2017 on What I Wore at restingmotion
I think I'd prefer a bear; but it could be that I am used to bear warning signs and not to alligator warning signs. I figured if people would take their toddlers I could brave the trail as well.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2017 on A Detour at restingmotion
Oh yes, Hockney! I adore Hockney in much the same way.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2017 on More Chihuly at restingmotion
Ahh, a cup of tea sounds wonderful. One of these days.
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2017 on Time. To. Slow. Down. at restingmotion
Thank you.
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2017 on Time. To. Slow. Down. at restingmotion
deep breath, deep breath.... Now actually I feel like I am on the last step before opening the door.
Toggle Commented May 20, 2017 on Counting Down at restingmotion
I obviously do the same thing, too much or too little. If I find a way to achieve balance I will let you know, though I think it is against my nature.
Toggle Commented May 20, 2017 on Counting Down at restingmotion
Thank you! It felt really daring, buying a painting and a house simultaneously, and I felt I had just tossed everything up in the air. But now it feels like it is settling down to just right.
Toggle Commented May 20, 2017 on Promise at restingmotion
Yay for building your home! And we shall both have our special places. To transitions and eventual landings.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2017 on The Slow Shift Forward at restingmotion
It is a gift. And I don't think I have either. But then in my NY garden I sought out the hellebores that were unusual, at least for that area, and alas I was unable to take any of them with me. Whereas these pink ones I see everywhere here. I wonder how this garden will evolve (although I do like pink in the garden).
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2017 on Similar Flowers, Two Gardens at restingmotion
Thank you Marishka! There is actually only one plant I may dig up. For the most part I knew I would eventually be selling this house before I began planting the garden, and although my need to create something beautiful, and my need to let go were occasionally in competition, I am generally happy to relinquish this house and its gardens to the next owner.
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2017 on Similar Flowers, Two Gardens at restingmotion
Thank you!
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2017 on Putterings at restingmotion
Thank you for spurring me onward. I have been thinking that I may need to see an ENT. I've been in Tennessee 5 years now, and it may be catching up with me.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2017 on Recovery at restingmotion
Thank you Colleen. I too noticed that about the pink, and think it will be lovely. I actually don't doubt the color choices as much as I seem to be using color-choice angst as a way of not letting go of an outmoded view of myself, that needs to be released (the deep deep glade, versus the peachy pink of the sunrise sky)
I try not to accumulate books as well, and there are books, easy reads that I don't wish to save, that I prefer on the kindle, as well as certain of the moment non-fiction books. But sometimes it is hard to tell in advance.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2016 on Three Things Thursday at restingmotion
You know, I missed seeing you, and a bunch of other people as well. But I am glad I held back and just did a little. It was a wonderful respite from a busy busy time in my life. And at least now I know I'll be back. And regularly.