Friday, January 28, 2011

Life Between Stitches

Son #1 came up with that post title and I'm running with it!  Time for me to stop and think about our day-to-day activities and appreciate - really appreciate - the moments that make up each day.  Oprah said recently in an interview that she has never had a day of "therapy," but after all these years of talking with people on her show, the one thing she learned was to be "present in the moment."  One of the keys to peace, contentment and happiness.  We've all heard this and it's probably cliche at this point, but in my busy life I need reminding once in a while!

One of those moments was treating myself the other morning before work to a latte and blueberry scone.  The barista at my favorite local coffee house makes the best hearts with the foam.  I fondly refer to her as 'tattoo lady' because her arms and shoulders are covered in them.  I set aside 30 min. to soak in the sunny morning, crochet a little, and enjoy my cuppa.  Then it was off to work with an energized mindset that set the tone for the rest of my day.  It was a good day!

Then there are the not-so-good today...stayed home sick with a flu bug.  I guess I have to be thankful for these times as well because as I'm lying in bed feeling icky, I know it will pass and will appreciate my health that much more.  And it helps to have a gaze at my flowers which always cheer me up.

Now off for a nap before I drag myself out of bed for school pick-up and collecting my dogs from the groomer.  Oh and since Son #1 is at his volunteer job with Dad's car, I just remembered I need to collect Dad from work as well.  No rest for the weary... it's amazing how we find the strength to keep going!

Have a lovely weekend all :-)


  1. Josie, dearie...Take care of yourself because when mama ain't happy ain't nobody happy! Get to bed early and take xtra vit-c and vit-a and you'll be good as new. Love the foam heart pic, thanks for sharing that lovely morning with us. Get better!! oxox
    PS I'll explain about the house later!

  2. I sure hope you feel better soon.

  3. It really is great to stop and smell the roses, so to speak, just little things like hearts on lattes, bright happy flowers...

    Keep up the good work, and hope your feeling better


  4. Oh Josie, I hope you are better now. Take loads of care my friend!
    BTW, your granny work is very beautiful!!!

  5. ...I have been admiring your little 'Sweet Hearts' again, I think I might need some of those in my life too :-D

    Hope you feel better soon!


  6. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog:)
    Your blog is lovely and I am gonna add it to my reader;)
    Hope you'll feel better soon:)


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