Thursday, February 24, 2011

Simple Abundance

This has been one of those weeks when I have simply enjoyed the simple abundance of my life.
It started on Sunday when I hosted a family dinner and had all four of my grandchildren here...
as well as my oldest two children.
I basked in the glow of that good day all week!
I am STILL basking in that glow.
It has been a GOOD week!
A creative week.
I started several art projects.

I worked on these again last night since I have had my art table set up all week.

I like to have several projects going at one time.....
The little boy and girl is from a snap shot of my grandson and granddaughter.
This was taken a few years ago but I have enjoyed looking at the photo so much...
I got the idea of painting it!
They were actually walking across a parking lot but I think I will take artistic license and
paint them on a beach.

This will be a companion piece to the one I did of two daughters.
(Idea taken from a 'Mama Says' calendar page.)

I also finished up my coffee collage.
Just need to paint a coat of Modge Podge over the whole thing.
I can  'see' my pantry door covered in coffee themed collages.
I am working on the third one now!

Tuesday my sister in law and I saw The Tourist.
We had so much fun!
I LOVE Johnny Depp and have a big poster of him on my guest room closet door!

I sent Louis Dean to Home Depot Tuesday evening as Ruth Ann and I were doing art.
The turpentine was SO dirty we could not even begin to clean our brushes with it!
My husband is so sweet. Whatever I need he is willing to do.
He spotted this outdoor fire pit on sale!
Wednesday he put it together.

It rained before we could build our first fire in it....
so that is something we look forward to doing this weekend!

I spent yesterday afternoon cleaning out a flower bed as well as this little 'pond.'
A bird feeder hangs close by and we have several bird houses hanging along the roof edge.
I love the music of bird song!

Last year this flower bed was over growing in MINT!
That was my first ever post back last January when I started my blog.

This year it is the Rosemary!! As severe as the winter has continued to grow!
The air was perfumed with the fragrance of herbs as I raked all of the leaves out of the bed.

I wanted to go out here to the back pond and clean up around it this morning.
The rain arrived before I even got up so I will content myself with sprucing up the front porch.

And since it is a mellow kind of hurry or urgency to it at all....
I think I will be spending a little time at the puzzle table.
This sits just to my left as I am at my computer.
I will light the scented candle.....

and perhaps open this bag of .....
Cajun Crawtater Chips in Dark Chocolate
by Blue Frog Chocolates
5707 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA

My neighbor gifted me with these yesterday.
I am having the very best week!
My daughter, Amber, will be here tomorrow afternoon when I return from Fort Worth.
(If it is Friday it is BEAUTY SHOP day for my Mother!)
Amber is bringing the cats to visit us while they attend several social engagements!
We have been missing those CATS Amber and can NOT wait to see those CATS her!!

Simple Abundance:
Finding the Sacred in the ordinary,
realizing that all you have is all you need,
welcome creative choices,
and savoring life's small moments.
Sarah Ban Breathnach


  1. I love my Simple Abundance is almost worn out. I turn to it whenever I need a good kick!

    It sounds like you are having a lovely week. You are so going to enjoy your fire pit. I envy that you are out and about in your garden already. Heaven!

    Love your new paintings. I really like your artistic style. Just beautiful, Linda! Have a great weekend!


  2. Mom thanks for blogging - i enjoy being able to peak in on your life! love you!

  3. I am always amazed at how busy you are, Linda.
    That outdoor stove will be really cosy on chill Spring evenings.

  4. What a busy week you have had. You certainly do an excellent job on your paintings. I do not know how you find the time to do all this. I am always happy to see where you have stopped by. Take care and keep enjoying your life.

  5. you are having a great week...I love your paintings...we did have a nice rain...and then the sun made for a great afternoon...

  6. Thanks for sharing all those things that make you so happy - I find that when I read about someone else's happiness it overflows into my day.

  7. Awwwwwww, it's so nice, to read of someone having a good week. And a mellow Thursday, too. :-)

    Here [on Friday] we are being "socked-in" with batches of more snow. "Oh bother" as Winnie-the-Pooh says.

    So, your post is very welcome, in my day!!! :-)

    Gentle hugs...

  8. I like the outdoor fire place Louis Dean picked up. You so many neat & pretty things. Your paintings are really nice. Love reading your blog. Thank for encouraging me to write one. Now we'll see if I came close to you and Amber