“Be kind”…

“Be kind”

I only ever wanted to be kind.  I still wish and pray for good things. I have love in my heart.  I’ll wash the sadness from my eyes and continue to be kind.  


“Ask, and it sh…

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye
shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh
findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
Matthew 7:7-8
King James Version

Okay, two posts in two days I know! I’m so excited though.  I almost blogged last night when I got home at 1 a.m. but I was super exhausted.  So, I have these new neighbors (about 6 or 7 months now) that have been parking directly behind my driveway.  The street is pretty narrow to begin with and there are plenty of other places to park but for whatever reason they’ve been parking directly behind the driveway.  It’s been a pain and I’ve tried to be patient. Well, we’ve gotten over a foot of snow and nearly a foot twice this year and the roads haven’t been completely cleared, making it EVEN narrower.  I finally got up the courage to leave them a note. Now the last thing I wanted to do was leave a nasty note, I mean I have to live across from these people for however long. But I really wanted to solve this problem.  So my note went a little like this:

Please stop parking behind our driveway.  Our patience is wearing.  It is hard enough to pull out when there isn’t snow taking up half of the street.  There are two vacant driveways that you could park in or park in front of.  We almost hit your van everyday.  And it sucks. 


And it did the trick.  I came home last night and they were exactly at the edge perfect for us and not too much further from where they’d already parked.  So the first thing I did this morning was write them a thank you and I plan to bake them some cookies as soon as I buy some butter and chocolate chips! They made my 2014 so far!


“We have to all…

“We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“Youth is wasted on the young.”
― Oscar Wilde

So, the quotes I’ve chosen for today’s blog don’t exactly fit the theme of my blog, but I thought they had nice sentiments.  If you haven’t noticed I generally try to stick with a theme.  Which is usually something I’m thinking about or experiencing.  Today’s theme is more about growing.  I’m thinking about this plant at work, that I’m trying to nurse back to health.  I started a new job at the end of November, waiting tables again,  a bit more upscale than my past two service industry jobs.  I’m excited, I’m learning so much, and trying so many new foods (who knew I’d like fish!?).  Yeah, it can have it’s down side but so can filing papers and answering phones all day.  I like people and I like making people happy,  food generally makes people happy.  Serving teaches you a lot about people.  I try not to cast judgement on others, and chalk any bad attitudes up to a bad day and let it go.  Anyways back to this plant, this poor sad plant, well where I work just moved to a new location, and during the move this plant was hidden in a back corner with no light or water for probably a few weeks. I’ll have to take a picture one of these days.  I’ve nursed a few plants back to life before and also killed this same plant before, which has probably sparked my interest in this one.  As well I had an internship for a designer and we worked out of her home,  she had this plant and is spanned nearly her whole second floor of their house.  It was strung above near the ceiling.  One day I asked the mother about it, she explained that this particular plant is good luck if it is gifted to you, and the larger it grows the more prosperous you will be.  My mom had given me part of her plant like this years ago and it died a slow terrible death, much like my bank account at the time.  Needless to say I believe her. I believe this is the plant: http://www.mahoneysgarden.com/houseplant/araceae-epipremnum-pothos

I hope I can promote growth to this plant and bring prosperity to my new place of work and hopefully along the way to myself.


“If you want to…

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
― Albert Einstein

So, I’m guilty of not even trying to achieve my goals I set for myself this year, so far.  Maybe its because I haven’t put them out there publicly. I’ll give this a shot, here they are:

40 minutes of yoga daily (I haven’t done this and I LOVE yoga)

4 new recipes a month (okay, so this one I think I’ve done) 

make 12 garments (only 12 to go)

a flat a day (I’m only, 35 behind on this) 

illustration a day (36)

tidy each day (meh…)

buy a new car

get out of kansas


I guess its safe to say I’ve been lazy.  Maybe a little down, 2013 was probably one of my roughest years and I really just want to make 2014 one of the best.  I haven’t ever been so unmotivated in my life.  I need a kick in the pants, or a fire lit underneath me.  The desire to achieve, I used to be so driven.  I need to find that girl again. 

So here’s to finding the girl I was and being her again.