Wednesday, August 30, 2017

There's A Lot To Be Said For Normal

Here it is Wednesday.

While so many are scrambling in the midst of chaos,
so many more of us are carrying on with
normalcy and everyday things.

(Most of us are thinking of and praying 
for the people whose 
lives have been devastated by
the floods and then there are the others
 that we know that have been visited by other

What a blessing everyday life can be.

Just to watch some little ones delight in the wonder
of their day. Finding many exciting adventures around every corner.

I remember this day. 
We were out collecting eggs and Anayah
really wanted to hold a chicken.

Isn't it funny how kids don't think about what they can or can't do!
They just go after what they want.

My summer has been very busy...
It's been so fun to spend time with friends and family.
Outings and meals and even making new friends.
But it's been hectic at times 
and not without heartaches.

And I find that within all of that,
I enjoy and find rest and contentment in
the quietness of keeping house, watering plants,
tending to my family and taking care of myself.

There are so many things
that I can think of that go in my
basket of gratitude.
Even very basic things.


Then there's

so much beauty... 

I know you're grateful, too.

What it is about little people and chickens?
They just go together like
PBand J!

And ham and eggs...
Thank you, Red, for your contribution to that :)

That chicken is so sweet to allow herself to be 
sort of squeezed. 
I have a huge trip coming up and I'm a little
panicky about it.
We're moving my daughter across the country to Ohio.

We are very close and I'm going to miss her ....
I'm not sure how that will be for me besides hard.
How is life treating you these days?
I hope that your summer has been wonderful and magical.
As well as productive and meaningful.

I've been working on few art projects.
I will share them.
I have figured out a little system
to my overwhelming photo gallery and so I 
hope to be posting more.

I take WAY TOO MANY photos!!
My days are filled with music.
I'm working on new songs almost every day.
My gardens are doing pretty well. 
Except our rains have stopped too soon and 
I find myself wandering about with the hose.
And look who has been coming out with me?
Do you remember Sunny? 
My bearded dragon.

I think I told you about him...
He's a foot long.
He has grown 8 inches since he came to be mine.
He's very sweet.
Well.. quiet and friendly. 

He rides on my arm or shoulder, 
eats out of my hand and 
knows my voice. 
He also runs around in the yard while I water.
I sometimes spray him with the hose.
He just closes his eyes and enjoys!
Life is beautiful 
and fragile 
and terrible.

Full of magic 
and sadness
and glory 
and love.

We live one minute at a time
 and often times with a choice of how to look at 
all that's going on in our hearts and beyond.

Wishing you peace and beauty in your days as lovely 
fall or spring approaches! 
Depending on where you live.

Thank you ever so much for coming by.
You are appreciated so much.
Show yourself lots of loving care and believe in
your dreams. There's only one you and 
as Mr Magorium once said....

Your life is an occasion.
Rise to it.

Hugs and abundant blessings to you~
Tamara xo


Junkchiccottage said...

Happy Thursday Tamara. Love seeing your post pop up in my email. Good to hear from you and see you are enjoying life. I bet you will be sad to have your daughter living so far from you especially when you see each other so much now. Life sometimes changes our journey here on earth. I hope you will get to visit her lots and lots and the move goes smoothly. I think if we all lived our lives through the eyes of a child we would all be better off. Innocence and discovery and going for what you like in life is such a great way to live. Kids have such a way of not over thinking things and just going for what they want. I smiled when I saw the pics of the kids with the chicken. Too adorable. Wishing you a happy rest of the week and wonderful holiday week end.

Stephanie said...

My dear friend, what a precious, precious post. You are so incredibly kind and loving and those two things flow through your words and photos. You are such a dear woman.

I truly hope the move goes well. I can imagine you will miss your daughter a great deal. I will be praying for you! Love and hugs!