When my dear friend Jennifer Louden invited me to participate in a creative joy EXPLOSION, I was getting ready to step out of a fierce writing and triathlon-training streak in order to venture off and visit my in-laws in the flatlands of Indiana. While I looked forward to the adventure and the change of scenery, [...]
Posts belonging to Category 'joy'
There are times in one’s life, or I should perhaps say, MY life, that I get an itch to sHaKe ThInGs uP a bit…. to spend a day, a week, a month stewing on all that I’ve done, and really ask myself–am I still headed in the direction my heart longs to go? Some might [...]
The kids and I went to the carwash this morning, armed with a baggie of quarters. As I had assumed it would be, the giant, extra powerful vacuum cleaner was a hoot for them, and before I knew it, my car looked brand new (well, okay, that’s a stretch, but it looks pretty darn fantastic, [...]
In between all of my summer meanderings such as hikes and playing in nearby rivers, spending so much time in the pool playing marco polo and having underwater tea parties that I’ve almost turned into a mermaid, and harvesting bowls of peas from the garden and somewhat impatiently waiting for our enormous bounty of tomatoes [...]
I’m just now coming back from a two week offline painting/dreaming/savoring retreat as a jumpstart to the summer… days of laying in the hammock with my doogle, writing in my journal, cooking and experimenting with food, gardening, spontaneous bicycle rides, and painting galore showed me the way back to my heart…. Here are some things [...]