Monday, May 18, 2009

Simple Grey & Blue Monday

FOR TODAY (Monday, May 18th, 2009)...

Outside my is kind of greyish, white-ish and definitely too cold for May 18th at 43 degrees ! Those maples leaves and the green are something though !

I am thinking...that I am missing friends and family and even David who only left for work an hour ago. I often get this way after a trip back home. It is kind of lonely here sometimes...

I am thankful for...the phone and my unlimited long distance plan ! It is Victoria Day in Canada and everyone will be off and home on a Monday morning to chat !

From the kitchen...radishes ! I guess they are in season somewhere nearby because they have arrived in the grocery store in all of their glorious red ! Love them with just a little sea salt - like red and white crunchy candies !

I am red nightgown, my green El Naturalista clogs and my glasses. Sexy, huh ?

I am creating... space for new experiences to come into my life.

I am get my 6 month supply of new contact lenses and I think the craft store next door just may be calling my name...can you say "retail therapy" ?

I am reading... Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman for the ump-teenth time. I saw the movie on tv again recently and the book re-surfaced soon after to dive into again.

I am hoping...for sun and warmth to make my flowers grow and my heart feel better.

I am hearing...a large crow cawing in the treetops nearby. What's the message, Mr. Crow ?

Around the house...there are dust bunnies I have named Dusty, Sneezy and Grey.

One of my favorite white Elmer's Painters opaque paint marker with the Ultra Fine Tip - a joy to journal with !

A few plans for the rest of the week: meditation tonight, and tomorrow, a meeting at Barnes and Noble with a new lady who responded to the ad my friend Lois and I placed on Craig's List for arty women available during the day to hang out and do arty stuff. I need a local community of artists that I can play with and see face to face !!!!! Desperate times call for desperate measures...

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...

This is Singer, our 20 year old cat, curled into a nest

on the daybed in David's office to keep her old bones warm,

but to be close by the human she loves best. What more could you want

in your old age ?

Grace in small things... Happy Monday - don't mind the mess !


Snap said...

I love radishes. Giggling over the dust bunny names. Awwwwing over your kitty ... and taking vitamins ... you are busy with good ideas! Joy to You!

beth said...

kim....I love this post !!
especially what you're wearing....I want those clogs !!

and that white I have to go and look for that,too !!

I'm sure I already asked you....are you going to squam??....I can't keep track of who is and who isn't...or who I've asked....arrghhh....that aging mind of mine !!!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

So much in your post to talk about! I wish I lived closer, I would be a part of your art circle. I can say Retail Therapy, and often do! In my city of artists, we are missing a good craft/art store. I am headed to Ontario next weekend and a stop at a Michael's is not to be missed. Have a great day and I hope you find a gem in your new friend.

Dawn said...

A cure for a grey & blah day? Grab your digital and take some snapshots of red things, like your radishes, balls of scarlet wool, etc. That will brighten up your day. In fact, I think I may have to take my own advice here because though it's Victoria Day here as you mentioned in your post, (traditionally the first weekend for folks in these parts to go camping), I'm looking out my window and it's S-n-o-w-i-n-g!!! Excuse me while I grab a cup of herbal tea and my camera to take some photos of bright and cheery things around my cozy, warm house!

Jennifer said...

I love this post's fun just reading what a moment is like for someone else.

Your kitty is so precious! I love how they curl and snuggle...seems so great to be a well loved kitty :)

Now that you've named your dust bunnies, you must never vaccuum/sweep, LOL!...I guess then you'd be overtaken!

I hope you have fun with your arty friends.

lilylovekin said...

I hope you have a sunny Tuesday.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

I woke up feeling lonely today too - before everyone else went off to school and work even! And I still am feeling kind of blue. Are you reading my mind from over there? I loved reading your post. I love the format you're following with the book. It is touching and wonderful to read regularly!

Thanks for the kind visits, as always. You touch my heart.

Kate Robertson said...


Reading this post is like spending a day with you. I need a creative daytime Art group too so I like your ideas of what you did. Keep us posted on how that worked. I am missing my daughter terribly, she came home as a surprise this weekend so now that she has left I am empty and sad.


Genie Sea said...

I never thought of naming my dust bunnies! LOL

Singer is so adorable! I can barely make out where her head is :)

Here's to awesome retail therapy and fantastic meditation. :)

Debbie said...

I am tired of this spring cold too!
Love Singer.

Anne said...

Hi, Kim! Great picture of Singer! We also have a tuxedo cat, named Melody. We call Singer's position a kitty donut with an upside down head! Too cute! :-)

I have a book called Animal Speak by Ted Andrews. It says that the message of the crow is to "remind us to look for opportunities to create and manifest the magic of life". Pretty cool! :-)

Lorraine said...

I like the way you write on your blog..good luck finding some artistic friends in real life I meet up with friends I found on the Net every Thursday and we have a fantastic time..they are like soul mates