April 27, 2010

For Today...April 27th Daybook

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Outside my window... the sun is peeking over the horizon. It's early and I've already gotten Rob up, fed, and out to school, and the trash out for pick up.

I am thinking... about digging out my easel and paints again. I feel like I have something that needs to get out, and the only way I know how to do that is to create...But I feel like my creativity is behind a dam deep inside. I can't explain it any better than that. I feel like the dam is weakening, but I don't know how to help it along...

I am thankful for... my husband. He is so nurturing and supportive. I don't know what I would do without his encouragement.

I am wearing... still in my jammies :-)

I am going... around in circles...figuratively, emotionally, and creatively. Ever feel that way, or am I alone here?

I am currently reading...The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd

From the learning rooms... my husband is doing so well in his classes! I can't say enough how proud I am. Though I'm not attending school, Life is my "learning room" and I am still trying to figure out where I am and what I'm doing...which causes that feeling of  "oh-no-there's-a-pop-quiz!" to reoccur all day, every day

I am hoping...for a creative revolution...soon

Noticing that... most of the time, I have no idea exactly who I am. It's as though I am missing and can't find myself.  I wonder if I would even I recognize myself if I saw my picture on a milk carton...  Do I feel this way  because I care too much about other peoples' opinion of me?

Pondering these words... there's a quoted line from a play called Julian that Mrs. Kidd included in her book that I am currently reading... 
"Though many thought she had lost her wits, I knew she had found her soul."
Isn't that beautiful? I want to be that free...to find my soul.

I am hearing... an inner voice, too quiet to distinguish just yet.

From the kitchen... I've been baking a lot lately, but for now, I'm having some cereal with a banana and strawberries. I made Rob a tomato and sautéed onion omelet with a side of fruit. Enjoying my coffee right now :-)

Around the house...laundry to do, dishes to wash, and books to read...but I got the trash out on time!

One of my favorite things... watching nature happen. I love the flowers blooming now, and the birds chirping. My favorite place is always going to be the beach. Watching the waves and the sea gulls always makes me feel better.

A few plans for the rest of the week: I think this week, the plan is to have no plan, and see how that goes. I feel restless and I think I just need to blow where the wind takes me.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing... my favorite place...the beach. This one happens to be Edisto Beach, SC, from a trip I took there in March of 2009.


  1. The beach looks wonderful! ~sigh~ I enjoyed your daybook ...blessings on your day :)

  2. Yes, those circles. I think we all experience that at times. Your pictures are lovely and I enjoyed reading your daybook. I hope you have a great day.

  3. New follower. Found you through the Daybook meme. My picture was coastal today too. What is it about Spring that makes us long for the ocean? And you are definitely not alone in your introspective thoughts! :)


  4. Great post, girl! And No, you are not alone...in anything...the circles, the creative block, etc.... Hugs from your Savannah friend!

  5. Melissa~

    I think we all go in those circles at times...

    I enjoyed those beautiful beach pictures...reminds me of when my Hubbie and I lived in Pensacola, FL. Oh, the joys of the beautiful beach!

    Hope you have a great day!

  6. Thanks for the encouragement guys...nice to know I'm not the only one feeling this way!

    Welcome Beth! Thank you for reading my blog, and following! I long for the ocean all the time, but I have to admit, spring does make it worse :-)

  7. I love the quote! Get the paints out now, the longer you wait, the harder it will be...

    much grace and peace to you this week,


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