Monday, April 12, 2010

From WorkWorkWork to PlayPlay Play

Doesn't every family have one of these? Pterodactyl kites ROCK! Had a bit of a "coming to Jesus" moment this week. A friend died unexpectedly. Too soon, for certain.

It made me look at my life a little more carefully. I have been spending a lot of time working lately and when I'm not making things, I am thinking about deadlines for making things. Sometimes, I am sad to admit, I have failed to be fully present in my own life.
Hence the kite. We have had this kite for a long time. It was high time to actually USE it. And have FUN using it.

So we did. It was cold and dreary, but we decided to head to the beach and just live a little. The kite flew well, the kids got along fabulously and I felt as though I reawakened my sense of what is real and important.
(I'd smile, too, if I were in front of this many goodies! The cinnamon smell wafts out onto the main street. Too good to pass up!)

A close up of some seaweed. We explored. We created. We had fun. We were a family.

Here is a picture of the pier on that day. Very cold, but nicely brisk.
The sailboats were out in full force. Lots of wind, that's for sure!

Thanks for popping in.
Until next time, don't forget to live.



  1. Theresa,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your friend.

    Family is so important and it looks like you had a wonderful time with yours.

    The pics of your great day are wonderful and inspiring.

    It's time to go fly a kite :)


  2. Thanks for the reminding, Theresa and I`m so sorry for your friend.

    These photos were so lovely to look at, and you are also a very good writer !

    Thank you so much for letting me visit your blogg !

    So long !

  3. Here, here! I also fall into the traps you mentioned and feel so liberated when I realize to be free. So sorry to hear about your friend. She knows that you are honoring her by "living'!
    Blessings and magic.
    PS - I look out for you at the farmers market :-)

  4. I'm sorry about you friend. Wonderful pics of a beautiful day. I have a blog award for you. :) Becca

  5. Donni, I know what you mean! Every time I am there or at the nature center, I wonder if we will cross paths! Hope all is well.

    Becca, thanks so much for thinking of me! I appreciate it! The timing is perfect. A nice boost, to be sure.

  6. OHhhhhh I have to wait til the end of July for the beach...but I could almost smell the breeze from your pictures.

    I am sorry about your friend. I do not know about you, but I am going through a mortality thing right now... Ken and I both lost our Dad's and our Mom's have limited time... I know I am bothered, more scared than I ever been, curious and really wanting to make the most of my time... OOhhhh and go see the doctor alot!!!

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  8. Hi Teresa,
    Im so far behind in blog hopping and I'm so sorry about your friend. I too lost a young friend this week in a car accident. A sweet coworker who left behind 7 and 9 year old children. so terribly heart breaking. It does cause us to have some sort of a wake up call. and yes to evaluate what is important. I realized that I was always in a hurry.. my vow to myself is to slow down. not just in the car.. but in my life in general. Hang in there.. I know how youre feeling. (((Hugs)))

  9. Beautiful photos... I love the sea, and miss being near it. Sorry for the loss of your friend :O(

  10. Thanks, everyone, for the kind thoughts and good wishes. I am finally ready to get back into the swing of things.

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