Friday, April 16, 2010

Things I love ...

I have virtually no readers left here, which leaves me in a strange place of writing mostly for myself for the first time in a really long time. Perhaps, ever?

Nonetheless, it's still my home and I do plan to redecorate this summer and turn this into something a bit different -- more like a retreat than a blog.

If you are here, thank you. Truly. Thank you for sticking with me all these years.

Here's a list of things I'm loving right now:

Lush grass.
Wide open spaces.
Playtime.
Flowering trees.
Little girls barefoot and bare legged. How did their legs get so cute this winter?
My new turquoise coffee mugs.
Relaxing on the patio under a blanket.
Walking and walking and walking.
Warm rainy nights.
Spring morning symphonies by feathered friends.
Hatching butterflies at home!
Seeing the wonder on my daughters' faces each day at spring's renewal.
Bunnies. Sweet baby bunnies eating forsythia in our yard.
Watching my husband slide down the slide at the playground for no reason other than a laugh
Farmer's market shopping.
Making time for being creative and knowing it's a choice.
Feeling gracious. Finally.
The love of great friends who are and have been carrying me. I am full of love for feeling loved. Finally.

And, above all, finally knowing the very thin, fine line of what I want from my day, how I want to spend it, and with whom -- while staying happy, joyful and within the framework of my values.

Blessed be.

How about you? What do you love? What are you craving?

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9 comments:

LauraC said...

You know I am still here!

I love April. I'm in love with April today.

I crave time with my husband! Out of town right now. Back in one hour.

Claroux said...

Hi there...oh how I would love to write a what I love list as well. But alas, these days I can barely manage to update my FB status and check my email let alone form cohesive thoughts AND write them down. But there is ONE thing I can tell you that I love....your honesty and your Mommy style. I guess that's tw things! We so need to make a trip to meet up :-) Our girls would be SO much fun to watch together! *hugs*

workout mommy said...

I'm still here! glad to see you post again!:)

justagirl said...

I am still here...

I love your list, a whole lot of good things there.

Katherine
x

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Peek-a-boo! I still see you! ;)

I have to admit, I love time in the bathroom with no one knocking on the door! :)

Robin Norgren-Well of Creations said...

what a beautiful blog! I too am in love with litte girls and their awesomeness! I hope to see more in this space from you.

Jacqueline said...

Dear Shawn, such a lovely post and it made me smile. You write so beautifully and it's so inpirational! So happy to meet you on our flying e-course. :) I am looking forward to connect with you more! I feel blessed to have found your lovely space here! Have a lovely merry happy sunday and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

scrapwordsmom said...

I am taking Kelly's class with you. I am a writer, too!! Don't ever give up your blog!! Keep on writing...the readers will come!!!:)

Leslie

Shawn said...

Silly me, Just realized I had set my comments to be moderated only I wasn't moderating and was really only thinking that comments were nonexistent. But you are all here!! Yes. Yes. Yes.