Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Foggy Day ..

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It’s kind of like a mood .. or a moment. Foggy.  This morning I took a moment to catch up with some of my favorite bloggers, and read one that wrote about ‘being real’. It struck a chord .. being real… what is being real? (Foggy and being real .. where is the tie, you ask! Bear with me!) We all have our stories, our hardships, sadness and joys .. we choose to share some, bury others and explore the rest. In trying to be real, do we choose to be real for ourselves or for others .. or both?

To me, being real means being honest with yourself.  Being (self)honest is one of the single most difficult tasks. Being honest can uncover raw emotions, and soul conflict which can cause tremendous turmoil …. for what? The ever longing quest to be happy?

(so .. here is the tie in>>) I think we walk around in a fog .. sometimes a recognizable fog and other times a self preservation-self protection fog. Sometimes its easier to bury the emotions deep inside as not to deal with the realities of what makes us angry, sad or even happy. Often times we pacify others to make them happy, and in result neglect what we feel inside.

Unfortunately, we can only stay in that fog for a limited amount of time. Our soul will force us to “be real”  .. buckle up, enjoy the ride ..and make sure you turn on your fog lights, because the road ahead is foggy!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Photo Hunt - Undesirable

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As much as I labeled this “undesirable”, I thought it was beautiful in its own right.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday fill in ..

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1. Good times: _friends, wine and laughter_.
2. _Decorate_ my home.
3. Sleigh bells ring _are you listening?_.
4. _dream a_ little.
5. Once more _we are here again_.
6. __The__ end?
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _making pizza and finish watching North and South_, tomorrow my plans include _a long run and a Christmas open house__ and Sunday, I want to _maybe decorate the house, watch football_!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Lonely One

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Manic Monday

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If you could bring one character to life from your favorite book, who would it be?
This is really tough .. because like movies .. I just don't remember books once I have read them. I know Noah would be completely disappointed in me if he knew ... I would have to ponder .. do children's book count? I loved Ferdinand the Bull ..
Which cartoon character do you resemble the most?
oh... too much fun .. I used to love Garfield when I was a teenager; Tigger prior to being married .... and now? I don't know! Maybe Lucy from Charlie Brown ... haha!!
What vegetable do you resemble the most?
A sweet potato .. sweet, versatile, and tough, fiberous skin!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday fun ..

Nothing like a warm cookies, kids and a snowy Sunday!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's Here ....

It's official! The holidays are here!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday fill in ..

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  1. You get _what you give__ .
  2. __It's only__ right to _be honest__.
  3. It's __that___ time.
  4. _you are being__ ridiculous!
  5. I feel more _determined_ .
  6. _I love you _ ... goodnight!
  7. As for the weekend, tonight I am looking forward to_an evening with my kids watching Leverage (what a cool show!)_, tomorrow my plans include _looking for semi-formal wear for both kids (hah! the dance is tonight!!)_ and Sunday, I want to_have my breakfast with Cyn, hopefully take some snow pictures, and some football _!

A New Day ..

The moon before the sunrise, signs of a beautiful sunny day! My dad always said in his Dutch way that the sun will shine again tomorrow. (and yes, I got my run in!)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rainy Day ..



I’m trying to go running today .. this is the view from the inside of my truck … I want to run today! Melting is something that will happen if I run in the driving, cold rain! (hmm, perhaps cuddling under the blanket?!)