Why is peace so hard? she said & I said peace is easy.
Keeping our mouths shut is hard.

~ Brian Andreas

Saturday, January 28, 2012

bump on a log

That is me. Just sitting here. Can't get out of my own way. I could be cleaning, decluttering, organizing (all that needs doing!), or working on projects of the craft or home variety. But no, I am apathetic. Just sitting here. With no mojo.
And a sore butt.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Waiting for new word of the month....

This month's word, dream, just isn't one I can get in a whole lot about. LOL I haven't saved up a penny towards my travel dream. I haven't had a penny to save!

I had a dream the other day (early morning one) that I don't remember anything about except my front yard (which looked different but was still on a slope) had all these pretty flowers in it. I didn't know how they got there. If they just suddenly went crazy propagating themselves!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thinking about the word for the month

'dream' and well, I don't have much more to say about it. LOL I think about it sometimes and my dream I posted of going to Europe someday (or at least somewhere in the UK). I want to go by boat. One reason, I really do not want to fly. But I really do like boats.

This is a bag filled with dreams & recipes for soup & she's deciding right now which she's really hungry for. (Brian Andreas)

Monday, January 16, 2012

I have a dream....

If you've never read or listened to Martin Luther King Jr's speech you can read it HERE.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Baby steps...

I have been slowly working on getting decluttered and organized. It is very slow. Baby steps. I'm not one who can go through and whip things into shape in half an hour. Or even half a day. Maybe at someone else's house but not mine. I'm attached to my 'stuff'. But it's getting there. Some people would think, oh, you can throw this out and that out. Don't need to keep it. But I see potential there! At least I'm not a total hoarder. Though it wouldn't be a far leap for me if I let myself go there.
So here and there, I put something away. Find a place for it. Or let go of a scrap of this or that. It's getting there.

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. ~ Winnie the Pooh

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Speaking of dreams....

This is of the nocturnal kind.
I had one this morning. I don't recall the events before this part of the dream or if it just started randomly. But I was in a high school girls' bathroom. And the stalls were pretty much open. Well, in the beginning of the dream the stalls had side walls but the stalls were pretty big and wide and the 'door' wasn't very big so really you could see in quite clearly. I think as my dream went on the walls shrank even more. Anyway, there I was doing my business and these boys were coming into the bathroom. Of course, this is a rather uncomfortable situation. (And the bathroom was extremely large, like a small cafeteria size.) It gets busier in there with more people and boys coming in there. I think at this point the bathroom was pretty much like a lobby kind of area - where some people walk through to leave but others were hanging about. Now I'm getting really bothered and at some point I'm starting to yell at the boys to get out. Bad enough to be sitting there but I needed to wipe and I really didn't want THAT being observed! Now the last party is fuzzy because I was starting to wake up but I think I ended up trying to pull my clothes up as discreetly as possible while trying to come up from a sitting position and not give everyone the full monty below the waist.
I have some seriously weird and disturbing dreams!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Slow and steady...

So I'm trying to get my bedroom/scrap area and closet in some semblance of decent order. It's a very slow process for me because I don't like getting rid of anything that could be craft-related in any way, shape, or form. LOL
I got 4 bins for under my bed at Target on sale for $5 each. 3 I put fabric in and one has yarn. Unfortunately, no matter what container I choose (under bed or a box type to go on a shelf), all my yarn doesn't fit in. So right now I have 2 things with yarn. And a third one - a CraftStor tote (different colors) I've had for 18 years. It has the yarn and afghan I'm working on for my sister. I need to really work on it and get it done. I just wish I knew for sure what hook I had used! I'm giving away a grocery bag full of yarn. Some of the yarn I have hubby had picked up for free from someone giving it away. Last night I spent a lot of time winding yarn into a ball - I had to untangle it. At one time I had wrapped the skein around a piece of chipboard and it had started falling off the sides causing a bit of a problem when trying to wind the yarn into a ball off the cardboard.
I think I will see if I can sell some of my fabric on Craigslist. The spring-colored twills I doubt I'll turn into shorts or pants. Some of them are 2 full yards. I basically just want to get the money back I paid out, which was a bargain.

Monday, January 2, 2012

More thoughts on dreams...

"We choose our focus. We face a universe of unlimited possibilities, and we choose which one becomes 'real' for us by focusing on that possibility." - Ellen Debenport, The Five Principles

"Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe." - Gail Devers

"Dreams are like the paints of a great artist. Your dreams are your paints, the world is your canvas. Believing, is the brush that converts your dreams into a masterpiece of reality." - unknown

"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." - Gloria Steinem

"I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau