Saturday, February 26, 2011

love and gratitude

ever had one of those weeks when you're not sure if you're coming or going?

we've had one a bit like that.

our car was broken into and vandalized {along with 10 or 12 others in the same parking lot}...we ended up needing a new steering column {$300+ later}...*sigh*.  i can never get my head around why people do such things. we were quite fortunate in that we don't keep anything of value in the car....some other folk lost GPS units and CD's and tools and whatnot.

temperaments are clashing. i think the winter has outstayed it's welcome and we'd all be much happier if we could get out and play's been a challenge to say the least but we're navigating our way with  lots of talking and venting and bouncing on trampolines.

but, in the way of balancing and harmony...

there have been homemade pancakes..

{teeny pancakes made especially for our house-brownie...left on the doorstep of the faery-house}

and MadLibs and MathBlasters and researching hauntings and the price of a pony...;)

and {of course} paint and poetry and some music tossed in for ambience

and decluttering and rearranging and sparklification {to borrow a phrase from Stephanie}....getting a head-start on spring cleaning, y'know?

a gift of art for me...{swoon}'s currently perched on my newly-rearranged art-table so i can catch a glimpse of it from almost every angle of our main living space...


a gift of inspiration for Savannah....{same beautiful culprit...we are so, SO blessed to have him in our life}

{and a little card reminding her that she holds the key to all of her heart's dreams}

and then....just when we thought we were so full of joy and gratitude we might explode...another..YES, another parcel arrived on Friday...

Savannah and Cowgirl are regular mail-art are Lis and I...but this...WOW...we were so blown away by this!! You can read about the magic of these fairy bundles here -- they are all safely resting in our own 'power places'....little sacred nooks we've all carved out for ourselves.  also included were traditional red envelopes celebrating Chinese New Year {Cowgirl's birthplace}...complete with organic lollipops which were slurped up in enthusiastic fashion. Thank you, thank you, thank YOU...Lis and Cowgirl...

so yeah....we're feeling mighty loved.

and thankful...did i mention that?

oh. we are indeed.


  1. I'm so sorry about your car :-( But it sounds like you have so much other wonderful in your life. All you need now is a little sunshine!

  2. Nice :)
    Well, not the car bit, but somehow that disappeared as I read the rest of the post. Pity $300 had to disappear too.
    Wishing you lots of Joy. xx

  3. The car thing is just horrid. It always feels very personal when these sorts of things happen somehow, even though it isn't.

    The gifts are sooo beautiful though! Love the idea of Fairy Bundles.... Really nice to see your House Brownie's home is still going strong and looking lovely!

  4. thanks all...((hugs))

    yes, the whole car thing rather paled in comparison to the subsequent joy of the week!!

    oh, and Sarah..we are SO ready for that sunshine!!


  5. even if others are stealing from you, they really cannot take anything away from your glorious spirit and shine!

    ah ... i love seeing you all spoiled :) ... just a byproduct of being neighbors ... now, do you have a cup of gesso i could borrow?

    xo lis

  6. Mel,
    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please visit if you would like to claim your award! Love your writing!


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