Thursday, July 31, 2014

preserve...


We are in a changing time around here.  Letting go of many of the childhood objects that have been collected over the years and holding on to the memories.
Funny how a toy or book can send a flood of emotions to all senses at once.
Laughing about those tough times, embracing the fun and happy.
Preserving it all to be pulled out when needed.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ambition


I'm trying to be ambitious this month and use the July prompts from the A.L.M Writes blog.  Truth be told, I've been lacking in the ambition department in recent months.  Every morning I get up and write my to-do list out and try to tackle the day.  But, as the day goes on, it seems like my list keeps growing and my ambition for the day wanes.  As I look over my list I realize that the things that are left at the end of the day are usually the difficult tasks; tasks that demand a bit of risk on my part. I'v been thinking that risk taking is a part of ambition.  It's easy to be ambitious about the easy, everyday stuff.  But the stepping out of the box stuff, or difficult things ( like visiting colleges with a seventeen year old) isn't as easy. 
So here's to a month of trying to stay focused and determined and hopefully my ambition mojo will stick around.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Settling in....

I always feel that summer really starts after the Fourth of July. School just ended a few weeks ago and we hit the ground running: visiting relatives, camping out, swimming, boating, and a surgery all within ten days.
Today we start to settle into a routine. Work schedules are more concrete, sailing is in full swing and we are all finally catching up on our sleep.
Here's to a soggy but much needed slow Monday.