Monday, September 24, 2012

Lost in the Woods Again


We've had a few good nature walks this last week, one today on a country dirt road, a few on a favorite trail through the woods. I feel so good when I'm out in nature, and then I come back to reality, and it hits me hard. This evening we came home from our nice afternoon out, and the suddenly realized late bills and the messes that have been staring at me for oh-too-long, made me a bit nutty. Sorry family for the embarrassing outbursts! I had to spend the evening getting things back on course... well, hopefully, they're back on course. I can't list all the reasons why here because they're too numerous, but I've felt so behind on everything lately. I wish very much I could live a simpler life. Take walks. Spend time with the family. Breathe. Eat good food. Read stories. Be creative. But there are so many other things that go into a life, that make that simplicity hard to find, despite my best intentions. Sigh. Okay, I need to get a good nights sleep too I suppose. I just wanted to release some burdens from my shoulders before I head off to bed... hope nobody minds.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Cuckoo

Hello! I'm a bit out of sorts of late. I'm trying to force myself to blog a little more even when there's not much creativity to share with you in the hopes of motivating myself to get back to creating. I feel very much out of rhythm. I constantly think to myself if I could just get things in order, I'd be able to do so much more each day. Instead, there is a lot of fatigue and wasted moments, and a lot of confusion about what I ought to be doing. The rain is beating down pretty hard in these parts, and I want to curl up under the covers and not get out of bed each day. But the little one would never let mama get away that, so I drag my zombie self out of bed, eat a few brains and wait for bedtime. There's been too much movie watching, mindless internet browsing, sitting in a heap on the couch, eating too many cookies, etc going on around here. I'm feeling a pull back towards drawing again this time of year. I just need to figure out how to pick up the pencil again. We'll see what happens. I get very bored being a slug, so things have got to change soon.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Land of Giant Sunflowers

For all my other garden failures, my sunflowers really went wild this year. Some things just surprise you! Hmm.



Saturday, September 8, 2012

Harvest Fair

It was our town's yearly harvest fair today and "The Wildwood Flower" crew came out in full force. The day was cut short by a little rain, but all and all still a fun day. I'll let the pictures do the explaining




Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Birthday Boy


Here's the birthday boy getting ready to devour the whole cake! I made him a carrot cake as requested with cream cheese frosting and candied ginger. We had a whirl wind day with a trip to the fair, delicious pizza, and even a circus show. I'll post some photos of the fair soon. It's a busy busy week here, and there's still lots to do. More soon!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sweet September

(Rock art from 2012 Rock Art Calendar by Bonnie Wildwood)
Welcome September! You are one of my favorite months and here's why:
-Jake's Birthday (which happens to be today!) Happy Birthday my love!
- Carnival time
- the Harvest Fair
- our wedding anniversary (Sept 2oth)
- the fall equinox and changing leaves
-lots of delicious things in the garden to harvest
- time to break out the sweaters