Archive > April 2009

In Bloom

It’s just a gorgeous day today – we’re supposed to hit a high of 27 degrees (Celsius). The sun is shining, and some of the spring bulbs are in full bloom.

These are the tulips just off the back deck. They are always one of the first signs of spring around here.
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Today’s Mini-Epiphany: What Work Is Telling Me

Before I wandered downstairs to my office this morning (well, more like late morning or early afternoon), I had a little bit of an epiphany. About my work, yes.
See, I’ve been noticing something during this last round of deadlines. And it’s this: whenever I’m stuck working, you know, on the stuff that encourages the flow [...]

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Today’s Random Bits & Pieces

One of the things I loved about doing Morning Pages, during the eight or nine years that I did them, was their ability to clear my mind of so much of the stuff I carried around with me – not big stuff, no, not really. But loads of little things, things that I thought interesting [...]

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So lovely, so fun

The Sound of Music happens to be one of my all-time favorite movies, and while blog-hopping today, I found this video over at Lynn’s blog:

Just so lovely, and so much fun. I’m in the middle of working on a deadline, and this was the perfect break – it truly made me smile!

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A Colorful Life

I went shopping with Hayley yesterday, to one of my favorite stores, Winners. There’s such a gorgeous element of surprise in shopping there; I’m never sure what I’ll find. It’s kind of like a treasure hunt, and I never fail to come home with at least one thing (and sometimes an armload of stuff).
I [...]

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Beyond Insomnia

I had insomnia last night – self-induced insomnia, really. I was reading a mystery novel and at 1:30 a.m. decided to push forward and finish it. I did (disappointing ending, though) and by that time it was 3:00 a.m. And I found I couldn’t fall asleep!
Sleep finally came as it was getting bright out, and [...]

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Opening to Spontaneity

I’ve become too fond of the regular and the familiar lately, I think. I find myself hoping for fun surprises throughout the day, but the real question is, am I willing to allow spontaneity into my life?
I’ve always been open to change; it’s the reason why the rooms in my house change labels frequently. My [...]

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Stillness, Friendship, and more Stillness

It’s only 1 in the afternoon but my day has already been so incredible. Lately I’ve started practicing stillness, and I find I’m doing it mainly because I enjoy the feeling so much – it takes me a while, maybe five minutes or so, but then it comes, that sense of expansion that takes me [...]

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