Friday, January 29, 2010

A dog's life..

I have been working from home 1-2 days a week and so far so good. I like the break from the office and I really like being around my favorite dogs in the world. We have two beds for them, but they tend to just share Jaxon's bed and they just keep getting cuter. ..

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Can I share this with you?

i know that we all come from the same place
a place full of love and free from suffering
and now we try to live every day in this illusion
confused and scared, excited and loud
hungry for money and starving for attention
we're cold and bruised, and unsure of tomorrow
clinging so tight to that ego that keeps us warm
snuggled in self doubt
wrapped in jealousy
and buried two feet under dirt
if only we could think with our hearts
our bodies calm with a peaceful mind
and breathe easy with hope
exhale enlightenment
we all come from that place full of love and free from suffering
now let's try to get closer to home...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Another game night!

We hosted our 2nd game night in a week! Normally we host one every few months and definitely something around Christmas, but this year because of the snow and friends living further away, we decided to host two different nights to make it easier. Yes, we still have our Christmas stuff up, this is the longest ever, we just haven't made time for it and our christmas lights are just starting to thaw out on the porch so we'll finally be able to get those out.

We had three couples come to town and we played pictionary for the first time in years. I love having good friends over to our house, catching up and laughing. Oh did we laugh... it's so funny to see what one person's interpretation about a drawing would be... or the laughing it takes to describe the word you know what it is but can't say.... pinata!

Today we have nothing to do but pick up a few things and take down some Christmas stuff but I am left with a refreshed, good feeling about the people in our lives. We also celebrated Kestan's 2nd birthday yesterday and spent ten minutes just dancing in the living room with him to his favorite song. These kinds of weekends are my favorite and I am so very grateful for the wonderful people in my life. And for these very fun moments together...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's all about perspective...

I thought about writing a more in depth version of the perspective I have been gaining my whole life but really just clicked more recently. It is very hard for me to wrap my brain around the awful devastation that has happened to Haiti. And it was very hard for me to sit with families today discussing the importance of the smallest most insignificant details that meant nothing and I felt like the families were too self-involved to care about anything outside of their house and that was difficult for me to take. How much patience do you expect me to have when you say you want help but you really don't? My perspective; I can only help those that truly want it, and even then sometimes I can't. Also, gratitude. gratitude. gratitude. I found myself asking, how can you not be grateful? Yes, we have all gone through some things, and some have been through far worse, but everyone is figuring it out on their own and I hope that we can continue to come together for support but also for perspective, and gratitude. Regardless, here is some art work I have done and feel like it's time for a little inspiration...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I got a new camera!

So, my Christmas gift arrived today, a new camera! It is cute, and little and takes great pictures. Matthew gave it to me in hopes that I can take a picture wherever I may be... I can't wait for our next road trip! Enjoy...