Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tuesday Wishes


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Packing, cleaning, working hard.

Can’t wait to get there !

Happy Tuesday, beautiful Ones.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Share The Joy Thursday–Even in the Chaos…

From this weeks Joy List…

I’m expecting an unexpected visit from this little hug bandit and his momma today !


It has been about a month since I have seen Jayden.

He turned six months this week.

Time is going so very quickly !


Look at him loving on the monkey I gave him, even in his sleep !

Makes my heart shine !

Can’t wait to smooch him !



These are some details of my 24 X 48” canvas that I am working of for my friend Suzanne.

I am thrilled that in the midst of all the chaos of packing, getting this house ready for renting, and planning our cross country move,

I still managed to get this piece to a place I am really excited about.

Hoping Suzy loves it too !

She arrives Sunday to help with some of our hundreds of little jobs that need doing before June,

and I hope to have

“My Garden is a work in progress” completed for her by then.


My white lilacs are in bloom and their scent is just heavenly !

I am glad we are moving after my favorite spring flowers have graced us with their presence.

Spring in New England is truly remarkable.


Focusing on the joys and the multitude of little things that are good sure helps keep you grounded in the present moment.

And believe me, I am very grateful for that during this busy, busy time.

Share the joy today, Beautiful Ones !


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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hearts at Work

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I had a super sweet Mother’s Day weekend with my Mom.

We did our usual shopping trip for clothes for her. She calls me her personal shopper and we always have good luck with finding fun stuff to add to her wardrobe.

We also made our spring pilgrimage to the ocean.

Hampton Beach, NH was glorious on Mother’s Day Sunday !

And we soaked it all in !

It was likely my Mom’s last visit to the yellow house on Orange Street,

so there were definitely some tears when she left to drive home yesterday.

I love you so much, Mommy.


Letting go,

and letting myself feel the letting go,

continues to be the theme these days.

All part of the loving,

isn’t it ?


I am still holding the space for a dear, dear Heart

that is continuing her Soul’s journey, surrounded by abundant love and light.



A candle lit on my altar and big love pouring from my heart.


Be well as you do your heart’s work, Beautiful Ones.

Big love to you.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Haiku My Heart–My Heart Space



I share my heart space

Allow others to see how

It’s decorated.




We are still in full on preparation for the move to Florida.

It is a month away now !

Yikes !

We are renting our house here in NH.

It is a two family home so the upstairs portion is already rented.

Today we begin showing our part of the house to potential renters.

This has been our well-loved home for ten years.

I want that to show and I am putting energy out there to attract a tenant who will feel love towards this property, like our great tenant upstairs does.

It feels like I am letting new people into my heart space.

Keeping myself protected in some ways but giving it my whole heart too !


My beautiful Mom, who always has a special place in my heart space, is on her way for a last weekend visit to the yellow house on Orange Street.

It was her birthday this week and Mother’s day weekend, so it will be all about celebrating her and pampering her.

So looking forward to it !

Happy Weekend, Beautiful Ones !

May your heart space be filled with the sweet stuff.



For more haiku my heart Friday goodness, visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Holding a space for a Dear Soul.




Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sharing the Joy–What April Brought…

April 2014 was a busy month !

Full of beautiful people that I love

and experiences I will cherish always !

I made a girlfriend trip with my dear Linda to Saratoga Springs, NY,


where we saw, savored, stitched, spoke, listened and enjoyed.

I had a return visit from my sweet Jayden boy and his Momma !



He’s getting so big and strong ! Love those guys and miss having them close !



David and I traveled to Montreal for an Easter, Katie turns 6, we’re moving to Florida party, lovingly hosted by my sister, Natalie.

Lots of tears on my part, knowing I will be so far from my family soon.

But lots of joys too, as there always is when we spend time together as a family.


One of the best moments was watching Miss Katie ride her new big girl bike, a gift from us, without training wheels ! She is awesome !

Then David and I flew to Tampa, FL, for a whirlwind house hunting, meet and greet visit!


With the help of a great real estate agent, we saw a ton of houses but found the right transitional home for us!



It is a lovely, airy home with a screened in lanai and a perfect yard for Chica.

It backs onto conservation land and is close to Dave’s office and our favorite beaches !

Can’t wait to make it our home !


After the house hunting and meeting people at Dave’s new office was done, we had a little time to enjoy the perks of our new state.

Welcome to my new beach….

Heaven !!!

Today is May 1st.

If everything goes as planned, we will be moving in 6 weeks.

Wowza !

Still so much to do !

And it will all get done !


But as we go along,

I have promised myself some creative, rejuvenating time every day.

Otherwise, I will have nothing to give, and be one grumpy girl !

The studio will be the last room to pack,

and yesterday, I set up the space for some big canvas painting.

This work in progress is a 24 X 48” canvas that is a kind of commission for my friend Suzanne.



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But the paint sloshing and meditative painting time


 all for me !



Happy May, Beautiful Ones !

May the sweet new beginnings be rich with joy for you !


(I am rejoining Meri for some joy sharing. Miss this blogging love !)