Friday, October 29, 2010

this is Sam. he's pretty smart.

this is my husbands best friend. they've know each other since, well, since bikes sported banana seats and ape hanger handle bars. 
we boat together on lake winnebago. a lot. 
on one of our outings Sam taught me something that has really stuck with me.

it's about beauty.

we were having dinner one night, sitting outside on the restaurant's patio, and this happened. this beautiful sunset. it was beyond beautiful. it was consumingly awesome. it was breathtaking.

and Sam says: it really doesn't matter where you are in the world. you don't have to be on an expensive vacation in the tropics, or someplace wild and exotic, to see something so beautiful. you just have to pay attention to what is right in front of you.

this sunset was one of the most incredible sights i have ever seen. anywhere. and it happened in a place that we consider our 'backyard'.

he was also talking about sitting there with our families, the kids all jabbering and laughing, us talking about Lord knows what, the delicious food we were waiting for....all of it. it was right in front of us. and it was fantastic.

it.   IS.   all.   right.   in.   front.   of.   us.

just look.

thanks Sam.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

mom, know what i want for christmas?

no, i don't know, and frankly, i can't care yet.
it's still october.
talk of christmas is not acceptable. so just stop it.
go ahead and write it down on a cute little list and put it on your bulletin board. i probably won't get you anything that's on the list anyway. but i will appreciate the effort.

it's halloween. or just about. i love halloween. i was married at a halloween party 18 years ago. really. i went as a bride and my hubby dressed as a groom. we won best costumes. even though they weren't really the best. maybe it was the real wedding that won them over.

at least i think it was a real wedding. like legal and all.

to celebrate this festive season i'll share some kick butt punkin pics from last year.
(this year's punkins aren't quite as cool)(whatever)



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

the Pioneer Woman is right.

ok, it's about time to get this dang blog train rollin'. 

Ree Drummond, also known as The Pioneer Woman is a genius. for real. i've lurked her blog for years, and now she's a really big deal, but she's still the rock star she was 'way back when'. anyway. she's right.
just go ahead and do it.
make up the rules as you go.
use your own voice.
and share only what you feel comfortable with.
oh, and just do your best with grammar and spelling.

ok. i can do that.

i've always wanted to share some of my artwork. so here i go. this is a project i did a few months back. chipboard and paper.
and there you have it.

thanks for droppin' by.