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Somewhere Over the Rainbow February 21, 2010

Filed under: Musing — Mac @ 6:07 AM

Some days the need to post is overwhelming! For me it’s because my little inner voice, which isn’t always so little, keeps reminding me that I haven’t been here for a while; a noise I suspect only other bloggers hear and understand. The inner voice doesn’t seem to care that I find myself feeling like I’m swirling around just like Dorothy – from “The Wizard of Oz” – in her bedroom, grabbing her little dog, Toto, looking out the window of Auntie Em’s house as a tornado swirls her, Toto and the house around, and around, and around….you get the picture. Make it stop Auntie Em, make it stop! Daily life is just like that sometimes though, isn’t it? Picking us up whether we want it to or not, swirling us around until finally it stops just in time to flop us down on the ground like a sack of potatoes! Well, this sack of potatoes hasn’t had a chance to post a new blog in a while, and if I didn’t do something about it right this very minute there wasn’t going to be another entry for a couple more days. I’ll be with friends, and one of those friends sews! She understands the need for speed….of the sewing machine needle. 😉 Thank goodness for friends who sew! When I get back I’ll post pictures of anything I work on. In the meantime go work on something creative! I’ll want to hear all about it when I get back.


Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow….. February 9, 2010

Filed under: Musing — Mac @ 5:21 AM

Each year when our fruitless pear tree “snows” on us I know spring is very close. I’m missing spring. It’s time for spring!

Light, white, small, paper like, spiraling, falling fearlessly to the ground. Touching lightly – laying softly – Snow.

Let it snow!


Where Will You Be Five Years From Now? February 6, 2010

Filed under: Musing — Mac @ 8:09 PM

I’m workin’ on the five-year plan. A while back, maybe my last birthday, my kids were sweet enough to find a book that was on my wish list. It’s title is simple. 5. It’s a plan-your-life guide for the next five years.

The Five Year Plan

Written by Dan Zadra; Created by Kobi Yamada
This book “celebrates the “want to’s,” the “choose to’s” and the “I can’t wait to’s” in your life.”
I’m always wanting to stay in the realm of the positive, which is probably why this particular book called out to me….well over a year ago. Finally I’m ready to fill it out. All this time the book has sat on my desk top, watching me each day as I pass by not giving it a glance, or a glimmer of hope it would be picked up any time soon. I just wasn’t ready. Now I am. And I’m so excited! Over a year ago I couldn’t answer the probing questions each page had purposefully printed on it. Today I have answers. There are moments when I’d really prefer working on a book entitle 3. I’m told patience is a virtue. Not my strong point. Hmmmm, wonder if there’s a book entitled P? Don’t have time. Working on the five-year plan.