Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sacred Artful Blogging

It's a crisp, cool September Sunday. We've had breakfast and cleaned up and now Patrick is getting the ribs ready to smoke. mmm mmmm

It's been a long week of working. I got a promotion and a raise. That felt good. I was upfront with them about the writing and my desire to do it full-time. We're going to play it by ear. It does feel good to have some income to play with, especially with Christmas coming and all.

Last weekend, Patrick and I walked over to the next street to check out a yard sale. We came away with this table for the bathroom. It was $10.00. I love it.

I've had these star baskets forever. I used to put a tea light in them but they never sat exactly the way I thought they should. Friday I went to ACMoore on my lunch break and bought some fall leaves, a couple of little pumpkins and some bird eggs and filled the baskets. I really like it. I'll continue to do something seasonal with them.

The cooler air is bringing creativity and nesting instincts to me. I am enjoying these sensations in a new apartment. It's like a blank canvas, just waiting for us to put our marks upon it.

Yesterday, it was so beautiful that I just had to get outside for my lunch break. I walked to Barnes&Nobel and grabbed a couple of magazines. The clerk said "$14.95 for a magazine? Are they insane?"

How could he know the priceless treasure that waited inside its pages? If you haven't picked up a copy of Artful Blogging yet, you are in for a visual and soulful treat.

Maybe you would like to submit your blog. There are so many I can think of off the top of my head that I would love to see spotlighted.

As I walked around the exterior of the mall yesterday, I was noticing the longer shadows cast by the trees. Autumn is upon us.

I love the briskness of the breeze and the brightness of the blue skies.

I love seeing Patrick in his warm, cozy clothes that have replaced his shorts and tees, at least for this morning.

I love wearing jeans and sweaters and long sleeve cotton shirts.

I love hearing the leaves rustle as they cling for a few more weeks before making way for winter's rest and spring's new birth.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Much love to you.


MissKoolAid said...

Nature is changing. New colours, new sounds, new smells. I love the smells of autumn. Wonderful post. You radiate happiness. *hugs*

KaiBlueCreations said...

big, soft sigh..this is just like a comfort food, comfortable *sit on my porch and natter* type post..
It's graceful and calming Lisa!!
Peace n hugs, Kai xx

Hamguin said...

Lisa--this is such a great post, filled with the little victories of your day. Congratulations both on the promotion/raise and on your most-excellent yard sale find!

Autumn is a time that can be a joy when you focus on the snuggling that the chill in the air promotes, or depressing if you focus on the gardens waning. I'm with you: let's enjoy the urge to snuggle!

Claire said...

i love this post - i feel like i've spent the weekend with you, lisa!!
artful blogging is SOOO worth its price tag - enjoy:o)
and congrats on your raise!!!
blessings, xxx

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Congrats on your raise and promotion. I love your Yard Sale
Table! I've been picking up Autumn leaves on my walk's. I also have a Dandelion Seed pod I picked I put in a wee little pitcher that we put flower's in. Have a Blessed Week!

Beverly Keaton Smith said...

What a lovely post. So full of joy! And congrats on your raise...and all of the the abundance you are attracting..Bev

Janet said...

Once again I have to say, you sound so happy and content. All your observances tell me that you love your life and love where you are right now. That's fantastic!

I have those same star baskets! Last year I put tiny Christmas balls inside and hung it from the mantle. Maybe I'll put some leaves and goodies in for fall like you did.

PS - I had the same reaction when I bought that magazine but I love it!!

BlueJude said...

Great table and I LOVE the atr baskets! Gotta love a good cheap find. Happy Day to you!

Angela said...

Wonderful table Froggy! Great post! *HUGS*

Pam Aries said...

Girlfriend..I can certainly relate to the wonderfullness of cooler air and the perkiness to create! ..FINALLY! for me! I love your table and the Autumn stars!

judie said...

And I love your descriptive post. I felt like I was right there seeing what you saw. It was a wonderful visit.

mrsnesbitt said...

Warm clothing...yes winter is approaching!

tinker said...

Your autumn star shines so brightly, Lisa. The table's so cute, too. Congratulations on your promotion and raise. You sound so content - I'm glad life is treating you well - may it continue to get better and better. xox