December 17, 2009

requests, ruminations and rambles

what is that lyric about 'clouds in my coffee' from "you're so vain?" i never really understood the line - but this shot with the iphone reminds me of that.

i've had a difficult time this week with horrible, rude people and it makes enjoying the holidays so hard when you're faced with such awfulness. there is a special person that is going through a rough time - can i ask for your warm thoughts for that person? i'm sure that is descriptive of a lot of people you may know - let's all stop for a moment and offer warm thoughts, prayers and whatever else you have that you can send right now. thank you.

that being said, i've been overwhelmed with the beauty in my own life by wonderful friends i've made in blogland. did you see leslye's beautiful cards before i snapped them up to make them my very own? this iphone shot doesn't do them justice. and the sweet bookmark? i love it. it hangs from my book "making choices" by alexandra stoddard to remind me to have faith to make the right choices.

today i'm going to breathe in the holidays - they have arrived. co-workers have dropped off cookies to go with coffee, tomorrow is a day long 'goody day' and i'm making potato soup and black bean salsa. this weekend i will buy presents. a tree may or may not go up.

i have many more goodies to photograph and show you. this coming and going in the dark is a challenge to my photography...or a reasonable excuse. did you hear the one about the dog that walked into the saloon and said, 'i'm lookin' for the fella that shot my paw?' (groan) see, after that, you're sure to find something funny today.

26 comments:

  1. LOL...shot my paw...

    Anyway...enjoy a wonderful weekend of chilling out and cooking those delicious things you cook. If a tree goes up...super...if not...no worries. Keep the pressure off :)

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  2. Sending those special warm thoughts you requested...and yes, I believe there are many who needs those wishes, especially at this time of year. We do well to remember them, for how easily it could be "us".

    Warm food cooking, delicious smells of baking and cooking...comfort.

    If the tree goes up, it goes up. If not, the spirit is blessed in other ways. ♥

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  3. I've often found that this last week before Christmas is really when the Christmas spirit sets in. Enjoy!

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  4. If you don't get to the tree, just toss (well, if they're breakable, don't toss) some ornaments into a bowl and call it Christmas. That's much of what I did.
    Brenda

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  5. sounds like a plan. have fun with the cooking, and don't stress about the tree. the less you put up, the less you have to take down. :)

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  6. Have a great holiday! Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeves!

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  7. enjoy your weekend of letting the season's inspiration come to you...instead of looking for it....

    and if the tree doesn't go up, you can still dance...dancing makes everything perfect and real !

    I think that's the trick as I have finally been able to smile about the whole christmas thing a bit easier this week.....dancing, being really nice to strangers, really thanking the cashiers who have a crappy job....

    big hugs and photography for all of us right now is a challenge...if that helps or makes you feel better....maybe ?

    xoxoxo

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  8. I am sorry you have had to deal with rude people...don't worry about your tree,just do what you can. My prayers go out to that person in your life that is having difficulties. FOR YOU TOO. Take care.

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  9. sending warm thoughts to all who need it... enjoy your holidayishness :)

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  10. I am sorry you have been dealing with rude people. Holidays can bring out the best and the worst in people.
    Sending you many good thoughts to you, across the ocean and over the land.
    xxx

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  11. I always thought the clouds in her coffee were the effect when you just poured cream or milk into it and it looks like clouds before it dissipates.

    It never dawned on my that it could be a reflection. Which is cool. Like your picture.

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  12. clouds in my coffee were her dreams...I guess not easy to see? here and gone like the clouds? that is my take on it...maybe Carly Simon will comment and give us the real scoop...

    our fake tree has lights..as of last night...nothing else.

    I wanted to do a natural tree, purchased one from the garden shop set it up ...next morning ..room FULL of ants!! duh, out in the yard it went...that is my funny for today.

    love leslye's art!!

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  13. How very sweet to lift those struggling, up in prayers and our thoughts...I've gotta remember to do that more and more each day...

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  14. this post was the perfect blend of humor, light, breath and joy. was feeling overwhelmed and you reminded me to enjoy the good aspects of the holidays. so. thank you. warm thoughts going out.

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  15. horrible rude people sure make life challenging. fingers crossed that the rest of the holiday season does not present those types to you!

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  16. hope everything is better... those lovely cards from Spread your wings should help you feel better, I'm sure!

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  17. Warm thoughts for that person in your life having a hard time. This time of year can certainly enhance those feelings. And never mind the rude people. Don't let them have any control over your day.

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  18. gosh, when people are mean to me i think about it for days LOL...my husband just speaks his mind and forgets it promptly! it is good to vent if done appropriately...i also have that book by a. stoddard.

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  19. love the top picture...
    and sending warm thoughts
    for your special friend...

    xo

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  20. I open door for strangers at the shop & I got no thank you! rude people are everywhere! Happy Holidays Char~

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  21. Fabulous photos!
    Happy Holidays!
    Sandra

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  22. i'm offering warm thoughts your way for your friend and others who may need it. especially at this time of year.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend and get full into the spirit.

    (thank you for the props)

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  23. i hope you get your tree up! it will do your spirit good!

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  24. Precisely why I hate the holidays, it's the worst time of year. Everyone is so stressed and miserable. I'm not even in that state of mind since I don't celebrate anything but everyone else puts me in that mood.

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  25. I somehow missed this post! I already know you got a lot of that shopping done. That's a good thing.

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  26. sending warm wishes as i type.
    xo

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.