Drinking coffee laced with cardamom and rose water, my thoughts are
with the women / mothers in war ravaged areas of the Middle East - how
keeping their families safe must consume their every thought and every
action. The simple act, that we take for granted, of getting together
with other women to drink coffee, be creative, discuss any topic of
interest... Is simply a far away dream... or quite possibly a dream of a
My belief is that our collective goodwill and positive
thoughts and empathy and deep kindness can give these women hope,
courage, strength and vision to enact great change. From woman to woman,
I am sending out my thoughts, prayers, energy to the women in the
Middle East, because I believe we have the power to make the world a
safer, kinder place.
- a dear friend stopped by this morning and happened to see my mountain
of clothes just recently purged from my closet. Voila! My beloved
colors are going into someone else's closet - and they look FABULOUS on
is the interesting bit: as she was leaving we realized it was 3 years
to the day when she came running over, in answer to my cry for help,
donning cleaning gloves and buckets of bleach to help me purge the
remnants of the horrible intruder who broke into our home.
years later - what an entirely different outlook. We reminded each
other that when things seem overwhelming and life catches us in a
downward spiral - that we always need to hold onto hope. Because the spiral always turns around if we give ourselves time and surround ourselves with loving friends!
This painting just sold off the wall at Chainline Brewery (a fellow
giving it to his wife for Christmas - isn't that sweet?!)! Taking my
hubby out to dinner to celebrate, it has been a long time since he and I
splurged and ate dinner out - it is going to be my treat! What a day...
Don't let the colorful display fool
you. Though it might look pretty, my closet is dysfunctional... I see
blouses in here from 20 years ago! (And 30 pounds ago) yikes! Why in
the world am I keeping things in here that 'might' fit when I go back
down to my pre-babies, young body size 4?? Actually looking at them is
rather depressing... I'm going to be ruthless in cleaning this out!
Day 2: Not much time today. Set my alarm and tackled about 1 linear foot of blouses
Accomplishment: kept 7, threw out 8
Elapsed time: 10 minutes
Revelation: I'm celebrating my body here and now and only keeping
things that make me feel great! (If I alter my weight, I'll buy new
How about you - are you keeping things in your closet that 'might' fit someday?
When an avalanche of clothes fell on me while trying to extricate a pair of jeans from my closet I knew it was time.
Day 1: Tackled pants and skirts Tried every one on and tossed: 1) doesn't fit; 2) out of style; 3) doesn't look good; 4) don't love Proud to box up 14 pants and 5 skirts to go to charity Elapsed time: 25 minutes