Friday, April 19, 2013

I need something.

This has been an unbelievable week. Bombings in Boston and suspects wreaking havoc following, explosions in Texas. When will it end? I'm torn between listening to the media waiting for word that justice and healing are falling into place, and turning it off because it's just too much. Honestly, it's just too much.

I'm also seeing family members going through tough and trying times, friends dealing with ongoing issues that are emotionally unbearable, and other friends at a crossroads that has them on their knees.

My heart feels heavy. I've been on the verge of tears most of the week. I'm emotionally worn out. I'm having headaches. I try to turn to humor, but that seems out of place amidst all this pain, suffering, and somberness.

I need time in my gardens. With Smalls along side for conversation. 

Maybe some time in front of the aquarium.

Maybe some time in my project corner, working on new ideas.

To start things off, I'm headed to the salon this afternoon. For the first time ever, there will be some colors other than blond on my head. Should be interesting. Not to mention shocking to my family. After that? Who knows. Maybe I'll head to the thrift stores in search of some project treasures. Or maybe I'll go home and play in the dirt.

Even if I have to wear a parka.

Because I have to do something.


  1. What a wonderful post. It's so true - we must keep busy during times of adversity. How wonderful that you have so many choices that you've created for yourself.

    Of course I love your photos and your pet - wonderful!

    Take pictures of your new hair color. I want to see it!

    Have a good weekend. Let's hope there are no more casualties in Boston...


    1. And so much for playing in the started raining. For now, I'll enjoy a glass of wine while watching the dogs play. I think this is a good night for the family to settle in and have pizza.

      I sent a quick pic of the new hair to my FB page, and I'm sure I'll have it on the blog soon.

      Have a good weekend yourself, and thank you so much for your comment!

  2. Yep, nature and animals are good for helping to make a person feel better. It has been a very rough week all around.