Thursday, February 3, 2011

Here is a little taste of spring

I know that many of you are digging out from another huge snow storm and experience some bitterly cold temperatures, so I don't mean to brag when I say that we are experiencing temperatures in the low 70s F...that many of our cherry and crabapple trees have started to bloom...which sounds nice but does cause many of us to sneeze and blow our nose (allergy season has begun).

I am HOME - and after all the traveling I have done, this situation is priceless! Matthew (younger son) and I got home very late on Sunday evening and since then I have been playing "catch up", but I think that I am just about up to speed on things. However, the time at home will be shortlived...for I will be leaving, yet again, in a couple of weeks for Detroit with Robert (older son) and his team for the NAPHL playoffs. But 2 weeks at home is 2 weeks that I will make the best of - to enjoy the weather, enjoy the family, enjoy sleeping in my own bed, enjoy the down time when I can find it.

As mentioned while I was in Florida, I have been able to get some stitching done on Family Sampler, which I will try and get a photo up tomorrow. In the meantime, I am very delinquent in sending Lori her ornament for the ornament swap. I don't have much to go...and I did alert them of my bad behavior :) Last night I took it out in preparation for finishing, so I should be able to get it all done over the weekend and in the mail by next Monday at the latest.

Well, that is about all from here...before I sign off I am going to leave you with some readings and thoughts I received and would like to pass on.

Being aware of your true self is the best way to free yourself from the controlling, manipulative behavior of others. You don’t need the right car, the right shoes, the right girlfriend to be complete. All you really need is to be yourself. Your spirit is the real you. Let it guide you. Be still. Listen to your spirit say, “I am, and I am enough.” In the silence, you’ll hear God.
~Melody Beattie

Life is a series of letting go’s—an “infinite” series of letting go’s. All things in life are given to us on loan. Stand face-to-face with life, learn to let go, and whatever comes our way—success or failure, joy or sorrow, support or betrayal, light or darkness—it all blesses us. Once we have learned to let go, we are prepared for whatever life gives us.
~Matthew Fox

The only people you should ever want to get “even” with are those who have helped you.
~John Honeyfield

Take care my friends and remember...
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!



jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

bad behavior? Lisa,,, news flash....
YOU DO NOT HAVE TIME TO CLAIM BAD BEHAVIOR. and I am sure anyone who follows you around the states with your two sons can fully attest to that so go easy on yourself, we all see how busy you are. I for one admire the heck out of you and I am sure I am not in a line by myself on that one...
As always

Carolyn NC said...

Love the picture! Hang in there - you stay busy and keep your family going strong. Wouldn't worry too much about the rest!