Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Break in the Break

I know. I'm taking a blog break.

But I need a break from real life.

Blogging gives me that break, and helps me to focus on the really beautiful and funny moments in my life as a mother/teacher/gardener/knitter/hobby farmer/wife/sister/daughter.

It's a full and busy life I lead. I won't bore you with details, because I know the busyness of my life is
a) mostly of my own creation
b) not that unique, seeing as how I'm a modern woman

Life goes on, whether I'm busy or not. My kids dress themselves beautifully.

The chicks and gardens are growing. The moulting hens' feathers are (thankfully) growing in, too. Our cat has chosen the wheelbarrow full of weeds (waiting to be taken to the compost pile) as her favourite sleeping spot. She often wears a fascinator, just 'cause it looks so darn classy.
When I need a break from report cars, I've been stamping. Two hundred plus tags, to be exact. They're beautiful. They took hours to make. They're for my brother's wedding this weekend, and he was delighted with their quirkiness, which delighted me.
I'm crossing off the days of June, looking forward to the coming days when I can weed my garden without thinking about what ELSE I should be doing, hang out with my feet in the wading pool without guilt, and watch a movie with my kids...the whole thing!

Okay, that's it...break time's over. Back to report cards. Back to reality.


  1. Lovely wedding materials, brother’s happy is a wonderful time in life. I had two brothers until our younger one died of an unexpected heart attack at 48 earlier this month. Now I have Mike only.

    Cherish your brother and stay close emotionally.

  2. Oh Lynda! I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. What an awful thing to happen.
    We do cherish our brother, especially as he is the youngest with three big sisters. He is very much loved by each of us!
    Steph- so happy that you took a break from your break. It connects me to you.
    Lovely, lovely, lovely.
    See you soon.

  3. I love the wedding tags! Yes, I often escape everything for a few minutes (like right now while I'm at work) to read a few blog posts. Summer break will be here before you know it.

    BTW, did you ever find Flat Stanley? My son asked me about it yesterday...he is a persistent little stinker. I don't know where he gets it from. tehehe

  4. The tags are fabulous! I LOVE the whimsical stamp and the wonderful happy colours. Beautifully crafted, as always.

    And I understand what you mean about blogging being a break, and a focus point. And about needing a break from it too. We women-folk are complex creatures, non?

  5. you are so right that the modern woman is busy because she makes it that way. But I would argue that the details are not boring. I love reading how other women fit it all in. It gives me ideas of things to start, things to drop, things to keep, things to appreciate more... By sharing our stories we can make each other make sense.

    Happy wedding!

  6. You did a great job on the tags! They are beautiful. I am glad the weather was wonderful Saturday. I am happy you are back blogging, you really do add so much to my day! Thanks for being such great wedding buddy the weekend before.



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