Monday, March 31, 2008

Some Great Thoughts...

Not from me! I have been silent on this blog for a while but not absent from the greater blogging world. My time has been taken up by reading some wonderful posts by some very thoughtful women. The conversation that has ensued has been very thought provoking. It has been directing my energy into really looking towards my children with the thought of our connectedness; where it is good and where it could use some work. The whole concept of parenting as a creative art, one in which we learn by trail and failure, one that requires our creative juices, our energy, our heart and soul: one not to be looked at as a side profession. Our children learn what they see, but family life is not perfect. We are working towards Christlikeness and have our successes and failures daily. But what a gift it is, and I saw this clearly again this week, more clearly than I have in quite a while, for me to be able to spend these minute, hours, days, weeks, and years with my four beautiful children: loving them, walking through their ups and downs, and travelling this journey together.

Here are some of the great posts that have been percolating goodness in our days here....

Parenting as a Creative Art and this one as well by Willa.
Every Face I Look at Seems Beautiful....the title grabbed me and I am so glad it did. Don't miss the great comments as well.


I find that these tests give different results as the years go by- not that I seek them out, but here and there in different conferences etc. they come up. I used to score very one sided (you guess the side!) but now I seem to be mellowing into more of a middle ground!

Click to view my Personality Profile page

HT: Willa

Monday, March 10, 2008

Ditto what she said....

Karen put it quite nicely here...

Daylight savings time always bugs/annoys me. Spring is sort of approaching (although it is hard to imagine sometimes under all this snow....) and we are miraculously beginning to wake earlier which I always think is kind of nice- lessons get done and then we have those delicious extra afternoon hours. But than BAM- the clocks go forward. Couple that with my 11:30 pm Ultimate game last night and a late night movie watch for the older two children and you get a fairly lethargic morning!! If I drank coffee I would be having it extra strength this morning. But alas I don't so instead the tea got an extra bag and an extra dollop of sugar!!

A Bit of Random Silliness

You Are Cilantro

The bad news is that there are some people who can't stand you.

The good news is that most people love you more than anything else in the world.

You are distinct, unusual, fresh, and very controversial. And you wouldn't have it any other way.

That's great as cilantro has to be one of my favourite herbs!

HT: Meridith