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I live in Maryland with my husband, son, and cat.
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Isn't she beautiful? She arrived in the mail from Kara, and though I've become loathe to blog about "things" (which feels boastful and acquisitive), I wanted to share what came up for me when I received it. Of course, my first thoughts were "I love it!" and "Kara is so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
Lately, I've been trying to figure out how I can be me, while still allowing Nathan to be Nathan. This particular problem comes up with other people, of course, but Nathan challenges me more than anyone else. It seems like we're often locked into battle, with my only choices being... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
Beet Salad. Carrot Salad. Tomato and Cucumber Salad. A loaf of homemade Guinness Beer Bread... ...and some farmer's cheese from my CSA share to fill in the cracks. Salad days. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
I'm going to try a new thing, which is actually a old thing. Though I finally gave up my attempts to completely read (and do) a Julia Cameron book, there was one idea in one of her many books (and I can't remember which one) that sprouted a root in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
This week's yummy CSA share. Mark getting more haikus published. Helping at Nathan's class picnic, and overhearing him tell a teacher, "I just love that Mommy!" Finally beginning Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic book graphic novel series, because Mark wants so very much to share it with me. Knowing I have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
It's going to be a high of 96 degrees today (the heat index puts it in the 100s), so I'm sitting in my dark living room, grateful for the shade-giving trees in the front yard, the ceiling fan, and the a/c. My chores are done, my body exercised and fed,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
Futurama episodes on Netflix's instant viewing. Nathan excitement when he realized I'd thrown away all his old markers and bought two new packs of fifty. ("I've got new markers. Yes, I've got new markers," he sang over and over again.) Loose leaf tea. The possibility of sleeping in tomorrow. Finding... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
I went to the local organic market this morning, and while browsing the aisles, I spotted something new--veggie hot dogs "smoked style." They were bigger than average, and looked very intriguing. I've been on this quest for the perfect vegetarian hot dogs* ever since I stopped being able to find... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
An unexpected visit from my brother. A fat birthday letter from a dear, dear friend. Thriving trailing petunias. Pizza with mushrooms and extra cheese. The most comfortable pajamas EVER. The possibility of staying in the most comfortable pajamas EVER the entire weekend. A fan whirring over my head. Sparkly purple... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
I'm in a bit of a funk, but it's understandable. And okay. My birthday is coming up. It doesn't seem to matter if I have high expectations, low expectations, or no expectations at all--I'm always left feeling let down in some way. I take full responsiblity, however. I think it... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
Though officially we are not past the possibility of freezing temperatures (that would be Memorial Day weekend), we decided to be bold and put in the annuals. For some reason, when the dogwood tree finally blooms, I begin to think about color and yearn for contained prettiness. So Mark took... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
But not a bad sort of plodding--more of a meandering, comfortable, quiet journey. Doing what I need to do, but not overly fussing about it. I learned something over the last few days--I like writing fiction on the kitchen table. It's centrally located, it's bright orange (very stimulating), it's walls... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
Today was one of those seemingly random, inexplicable (to me, anyway), No School days. And random, inexplicable No School days mean one thing: A trip to the movies!! And though Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs. Evil didn't start until 12:10... We were in our seats by 11:40 (God forbid we miss... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
These photos actually have nothing to do with my day. They were taken earlier in the week, during a walk around the lake. I had intended on taking photos before my Thursday morning Nia class--of the space and of my fellow dancers. However, despite living about four minutes away from... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
"If a rabbit shows up, it means: This is a very creative time for you, so it's important to quickly take advantage of any opportunity that comes your way unexpectedly...Rather than steady, step-by-step progress, you'll see it happen in leaps and bounds...You're going to find yourself going through a period... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
"If a heron shows up, it means: You've approached the opportunity before you at a leisurely pace, but now it's time to grab it and go for it with gusto...Take some time for self-examination, reflecting dispassionately on your goals, motivations, actions, feelings, strengths, and limiting beliefs. Only you know what's... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
But there were fajitas (made with Trader Joe's vegan beef-less strips). Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
Yesterday it was in the eighties--windows open, shorts and t-shirts, shining sun. Today it's in the fifties--heat on, long pants and shirts, heavier coats dug back out of the closet. Dreary. And though I would have preferred to take Spenser's lead... I actually had to leave the bed and do... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
I'm feeling light as a feather. I did three hard things in the last two days--things I'd been dreading for weeks (months, even). Everyone has their hard things, and mine might possibly seem easy-peasey to you (hosting my son's eighth birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese; getting my driver's license... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2011 at Keeping What I Will
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I just can't go for "normal"--I've tried, really I have--I need the purple sparkles! To:
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Mar 15, 2010
You haven't missed much (LOL!)--I've been extremely lazy lately with the blogging. I'm slowing wending my way back to it. Thanks for visiting! Hugs, Karen To: Subject: [Journey to Authenticity] storyteller submitted a comment to 'Wreck This Journal, Weeks Five and Six'. Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 06:22:25 -0700 From: NEW! More options for replying to comments via email: To reply privately to the commenter, click on the commenter's email address below. To reply publicly on your blog, reply to this email. A new comment from “storyteller” was received on the post “Wreck This Journal, Weeks Five and Six” of the blog “Journey to Authenticity”. Comment: Wow ... how did I miss this? I'm not sure I'd be so brave but I admire you greatly. I wonder what else I missed ... Hugs and blessings, Commenter name: storyteller Commenter email: Commenter URL: IP address: Authentication: None Enjoy! The TypePad Team P.S.: Learn more about replying to comments. Published Unpublish Delete Mark as Spam Edit Comment Six Apart, creators of Movable Type, Vox and TypePad. 548 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 Manage Notifications | Support | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
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Beautiful--and so inspiring! I feel so much better seeing/reading that almost everyone is having a little resistance--having resistance, yet pushing through. Wonderful!
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