Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Three Thoughts

There are thoughts I can't get past today.  Maybe if I share 
them I can let them go.

#1.  The UNIVERSE really does seem to be in charge.

That's good!  Because as I put away the Christmas
decorations and start a new diet, I think about how the
holidays would have still been just as special if we had
not done so much.I couldn't believe it when I walked 
out in the yard this morning and saw the buttercups
already up.  Spring is on it's way. God is in charge. 

#2.  Quote I found...."The more busy you are, the more
shallow you are." .....of course, by Unknown
DH brought that to my attention yesterday.  I had spent
weeks cleaning the house but almost no time hiking with 
my grown sons.  My dad was the same way.  He would 
work late in the evening in the garage working on some
mechanical this or that. He didn't spend much time 
everyday with his kids. It's just a shame because you
turn around and you realize you
don't know your own family.

#3.  I'm OK!  :-)
Yes, that's a funny thing to wake up and realize.  I'm not 
crazy! For years I had this secret.  I like empty rooms. 
For years I would give away or throw away things. 
I have to do it in secret because DH brings
everything back!  

I was wondering if I needed to see a professional
about the my secret.  But a friend gave me a 
compliment the other day that explains it all.
I am a minimalist! :-)
Great! I'm not only ok, I'm something special.
I am a minimalist!

Thank you for listening!  I'm off to purge the den!

Lottie  :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Enjoy the Quiet for a Minute

There is so much to do!  The 25th is quickly approaching.
Time to stay still and enjoy the minute.

The gathering room is clean and Christmas meals are ready!
Soon the quiet will be gone and the wonderful loud chatter of
family will begin.  The day is so warm and the sun shining so
bright that I left the back door open.  What a grand December!

In my quiet moments, my mind wanders outside to the swing DH
put up for me. I think I'll go out and enjoy the sunny warm weather
right now.  Last year at this time it was cold and the ground was
covered  with snow.  Treasure today I always say.  I can even see
the Christmas tree from outside the window.

Lottie and DH

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Solstice Window

Welcome!  I want to invite you to my favorite window to the world.
It's where I watch the sunset every winter evening.  And on this
winter solstice evening, this is my favorite spot in our home.
I love seeing my sweet neighbor's creamy yellow painted home
It always makes me smile!

I  have a hanging basket of violet pansies in the window as
well as a pot of pansies on the picnic table on the deck.  The
pansies in the big black clay pot by the deck chairs always cheer
me up in winter.  I love the view out my kitchen window!

This kitchen window means a lot to me.  I really do appreciate it.
For many years before I moved  to my blue cottage, I lived 
in my "little" green cottage.  Our kitchen window  looked out
across the driveway and a wall of the brick house next door.  
So I never saw the sun rise or set.  I just saw the red bricks and
white mortar on the brick wall.  Just thinking of that brick wall
makes me appreciate our window now more.

Thank you for visiting today!    Happy Winter Solstice!
And Merry Christmas to you and your family!