Sweet Escape: Without the Children February 29, 2008
Around the house February 24, 2008
Rooster plate on left, lower shelf was a prize from Pat @ Back Porch Musings!
Greetings dear blogging friends! I thought I’d share a few random photos I captured around my house to show you all how I was enjoying just “BEING” while disconnected this weekend! Funny how when you disconnect from the internet you start to see your real life more clearly! I turned off the computer around 9 or 10 on Saturday morning (I had to catch up on a few things before disconnecting, but no blog surfing!) and I didn’t turn the computer back on until Sunday. Can you say LIBERATING?! Just knowing the computer was not an option opened up a world of possibilities to me! I’m definitely enjoying the whole disconnect idea.
photos taken in my kitchen (you must be sick of seeing my kitchen by now, sorry)
While I intended to spend my first “disconnected day” in more creative ways, having the flu actually forced me to stay in my jammies curled up in bed all day Saturday! Yet, I must say, with the exception of feeling lousy, it was great to shut out the world and stay cozy in my bed. I even read part of a book I’ve been meaning to start and dozed off now and then. There was something quite peaceful about knowing that I was fully immersed in relaxation and not rushing about catching up with the world or with my self-imposed schedule.
photos of one of our bathrooms
On Sunday I felt a wee bit better so I wandered about doing a little fluffing. I put away some of the more wintery things laying about. I rearranged a few things on table tops. Basically just fluffed my way through the day. I had plenty of time to think and dream and interact with my daughter who had returned home from college in the afternoon. I roamed around my house appreciating the way the light came through a window or lingering on some of the simple things I pass by each day. I read books and drank tasty coffee with whipped cream. I sat in my new office and enjoyed the silence (yes, I’ll share pictures soon of how things are coming along with that project!).
Oh, ok, well, here is a sneak peek of part of my office, I finally have a memory board up to put all of my sweet notes and blogging mementos! I did a
beautiful horrific job with the cork, I made this myself. I need to redo it, as it didn’t occur to me that the cork needed to be thicker than 1/8″ thick in order to use push pins. I’m so crafty (not!).
So, friends, if (or when) any of you tried an unplugged hour or day or morning, do tell your experience for the rest of us! I would love to hear your thoughts!
Stay tuned, this week I’ll share photos of our BEACH HOUSE (still under construction after one year) and hopefully this week I’ll have some photos of my home office!
Somebody Stop Us: Dogs Who Blog February 22, 2008
You know you’ve been blogging too much when….
Photo: “Ernie, Hamish & Winston” Natasha Burns
Sweet Escape: Springtime February 21, 2008
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Photos: Butchart Gardens
In a bit of randomness…
Our little furry friends used to have their “sniff n’ greets” at the corner fire hydrant. Now? Well, while their mommas are off on a bloggy break (balanced women that they are), dogs have been spotted catching up with their fuzzy faced pals on the blogs.
Meet Hamish and Winston.
Two Westies, oceans apart.
Best Doggie Blog Friends Forever (BDBFF).
The pups have agreed to take doggie bloggy breaks four times a week for chasing squirrels and romps on the beach.
Good boys. Such good doggies.
Photos: Copyright The Bowerbird’s Nest, used by permission
And the bark goes on…SOMEBODY STOP US: DOGS WHO BLOG