"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before."
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I learned a long time ago that in order for me to be happy, I needed to spend some time doing something a little creative. Years ago when I was working all the time and tending to the needs of my family, that the creative process dropped way behind in the priority list and I seemed to "lose myself."
Even though I still don't have a ton of time to be creative, I've tried to carve out a few minutes here and there.
Yesterday was Sacred Hair Day.
Yes, It is a sacred and inviolate appointment each month.
So that know one knows that I have perfectly white hair, with a little gray sprinkled in.
(now everyone knows)
Every four weeks.
Color & Cut.
I have very coarse hair.
And my lovely stylist loves to texture the heck out of it.
Which I am happy about of course.
Since I like to look like a sassy middle-aged-lady.
So when I get home,
There's little hair bits everywhere.
Doesn't that just drive you nuts?
As careful as my lovely stylist is to remove all extraneous bits of fly-away hair.
There's always a little left over.
There was even a little hair bit stuck.between.my.teeth!
And I spent a good half hour trying to lodge it free.
Now, doesn't that make you want to go have a nice hearty breakfast?
Yesterday I was able to meet one of Elder Larsen's converts! She was in Mesa and we met up at the temple visitor's center. It was great to hug someone who had been with my boy just five days earlier! She threw him a birthday party and showed me the photos.
Thanks for the bloggy love. I really appreciate it.
I've made some rules for myself.
First-I've removed the "followers" thingie.
You know, I was stressing out keeping up with how many followers I have.
And looking at other people's blogs and thinking gee, they have more than me.
(I should have titled this post "confessions, part 2)
I had a FABULOUS discussion with my sis in Utah,
about scriptural stuff.
She shared some great insights from a class she is taking.
And she shared with me that comparison is a form of pride.
When we compare ourselves to others~
Whether we worry that we're not as good as they are,
Or think we're just a little bit better~
That's a form of pride.
The follower's tag is gone.
And all the other extraneous stuff.
Except of course my family!
Cuz they're definitely not extraneous.
And I'll blog when I feel like it.
Some weeks I may have lots.
Maybe not so much.
Sometimes my brain is percolating.
And sometimes it is like a sludge pond.
Hmm...maybe it's percolating today because I got some herbs from my naturopath yesterday~
No hot flashes at 4:00 am!
Woke up at 5:30!
Dry and feeling rested.....
So the thingie that was percolating in my brain this morning was...
Find beauty in the ordinary.
I was getting ready to clean the nasty dirty stove, swirled on some cleaner, walked away, turned back, and fell in love with the swirlie I made.........
As you can probably see, blogging is not one of my highest priorities right now.
In fact, I was thinking of giving it up.
But then my mom told me how much she enjoys reading it.
So I'm gonna keep going.
I'm just busy living life.
Coping with the mid-life hormonal changes 'a-happenin' right now.
Waking up every day at 4:00 am covered in sweat.
And sweating a lot other times.
And feeling like I have brain fog.
Working hard at church,
The hubby is officially "el presidente" now.
It's very cool watching him carry that mantle.
In my role as RS prez.
Trying to keep up with everything,
And not succeeding too much.
Like yesterday having to pay an obscene amount of money
To get my missionary son's birthday package to him on time
Cuz I put it off too long.
Got a wedding to work on.
And I've done very little about it.
Am I in denial?
Maybe-could be the brain fog and/or other stuff constantly taking priority.
Trying to be a good mom/grandma
And feeling like I'm not doing my best right now.
The seasons are changing.
Feeling depressed about the upcoming heat wave.
And trying to transition the garden.
But getting behind in that endeavor also.
Getting the youngest girlie ready for
her "Mormon Prom"
and the gentile one too.
Studying a lot about healthy diet
And making major changes in mine.
And losing 7 lbs in the process.
I'm just busy living life..
Like everyone else out there.
In these here parts, with the changing of the seasons, our thoughts to to the warm weather veggies. It's time to bid farewell to the fresh greens and peas. The peas have been torn out, allowing the tomatoes a little sunshine and the opportunity to grow and produce yummy tomatoes before the summer sun fries them. We've been working some of our homemade compost into the soil-with a little extra help from the storebought kind. The key to a good garden is GOOD SOIL. I'm learning this. The veggies taste better, are healthier and more robust. We still have a loooong way to go and lots to learn..........
Here's a little experiment I tried this year.
I need to pull it now, it's a little old but it has been so fun to trot out and grab some fresh
celery for salads and stir frys. Unfortunately this is another cold weather veggie I have to
say buh-bye to.....
Tomatoes seem happy.
Now that the covering of peas is gone.
Here's a volunteer guy that seems a little less happy.
Corn seems happy too-for now.
The third planting of Armenian cucumbers,
underneath the protective mesh.
Take that! You birdies....
I know, I'm weird, but this was very exciting.
Funny, but the birds didn't eat this plant.
Do they feel the same way about squash as my kids do?
And all of a sudden the grapevines burst forth with new leaves.
I'm a middle aged lady, young at heart, wife of Terry, mother of 7 great kids, grandma of 13 of the cutest, smartest, and most charming grandkids in the world, including one angel baby in heaven, chief cook and bottle washer, driver,& counselor. I love to be creative, learn new things, the color red, clutter-free spaces, chocolate, naps, office supply stores, fabric stores, & taking too many photos, just to name a few.