Thursday, March 24, 2011

Secret Garden

My thoughts on this Thursday...

are drifting toward picnic afternoons...

wildflower gathering weekends...

flea market flings...

star gazing evenings...


dream filled nights.

Image from Country Home magazine

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Where I am Today

This is where I am today...
in my imagination anyway.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Decorating for Academic Types

Much of my daily life occurs in a Chemistry Department at a State University.  

I have my own little space that I have been able to create exactly as I want it to be.

Also with great fortune, I have a Department Head who graciously accepted my offer to spruce up the rest of the office up as well.  

Slowly I have been gathering items...
such as those above

(the school has been around since 1874 and houses a plethora of old scientific instruments, laboratory notebooks, black & white photographs and all sorts of odd chemical contraptions)

 devising a plan.

Some of my plans have already been implemented 
while others are in the works.

I have yet to take "before" and "after" photographs 
but will soon 
and post them as well.

May you be fortunate enough to have your own little space 
to create exactly as you'd like it to be 
...wherever you are.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

All Work

I've been working on a big project.

There hasn't been much time for anything else-
like blogging or gardening or decorating or entertaining the children or 
walking Savannah (below ;-) 

Actually Savannah looks more like this now...
(I couldn't resist including this puppy photo of hers)

Although my project is just about finished.

I find myself in a bit of a funk.

This photo was graciously borrowed from http://virtual

More of a contemplative funk than a depression.
But disturbing nonetheless...

It leaves me questioning the choices that I have made.

Choices about career and finances 

Of place and time.

Of where I am and where I'd like to be.

I recall a movie line in which a young girl said
"I think most people know what they want. 
They just don't know how to get it"

Lately, I am finding this statement to be very true and
 I am wishing...

Wishing for the knowledge of how to get to exactly where I want to be.


May all of you be exactly where you want to be...
wherever you are.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Wild Orchid Abandon

I want to live among orchids in wild abandon.

It is Monday and I am doing a little desk daydreaming...
the photograph above is where I am going today.  

Do you ever daydream at your desk?  

I wish for you a life filled with orchids...
wherever you are.