Yeahness! A new class from Shimelle!

Shimelle's My Freedom Class

Shimelle, wonderful scrap booking goddess and wonderful friend has a new online class starting on Monday called My Freedom. If you have never taken one of her classes- you must hurry over and correct this immediately- as they are so wonderful, inspiring and so much fun. If you have taken a class with her already – I assume you are no longer reading this, but have jumped over to her site that you can sign up right away.

I can’t wait to start. I hope to see you there.


i am feeling oh so very slow at the moment- as though there is something , some lesson that i ought to have gotten by now, but i missed it. it is there looking at me-saying come on i am right here! and i am all… wtf?

i feel off balance and out of it and it seems like i should be able to tell what it is i need to break out of this, but i am at a loss. is it because i am trying to figure it out? is that the problem? this notion that i can somehow find this out?

oh…. feeling very woe is i- it happens- suppose. what do you do when you feel all woe is i? any suggestions….

Sense-sational Sunday

Seeing: Words from the book Reading Lolita in Tehran– not, in many ways, what I expected, but what a lovely book. Certainly there is much in the way of political commentary, but to me the book was more than that. Nafisi finds a way to invite you into one of her literature classes allowing you to become intimate with both the characters in the books they are reading and the characters in the class room. It offers wonderful and new to me perspective on the readings and offers some thought provoking answers to the question “Why is literature important?” To me, the book was much more personal than political- and acted in a sense as proof to the answer of literature’s importance- to allow one to see and understand the world from a different perspective. A wonderful book.

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Hearing- Willa picking at the screen door- telling me she would like to come inside, our armadillo neighbor rustling in the leaves

Tasting- lots and lots of fresh vegetables and fruit… While our garden is not quite spilling over with food we have been taking advantage of local farmers who started their planting much earlier than us… because of this we have been feasting on corn, squash, tomatoes, peaches, melons, strawberries, blueberries and some beans and spinach from our own little garden. Yum is all I can say- so much of the yum.

Smelling- did I mention all the fruits and vegetables… yes I did… Mostly I have been smelling those and all of the wonderful goodness that has been coming out of our kitchen because of all of the amazing fresh food. More yum.

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Touching: Took some time this week to play with paper and put together my pages for the 25th of May for Shimelle’s Scrap Your Day. I continue to be really excited about this project. I look forward to having a year’s worth of 25th’s to look back on. I think it will be wonderful.

Tag you're it…

Jeff me with this meme… so here ya go….

What were you doing five years ago?

Getting ready to start my 3rd year of teaching and my 3rd year of marriage, buying a house and living by the beach.

What are five snacks you enjoy?
1. Caviar (can you consider this a snack?)
2. Gummi Bears (Haribo, please (same for me Jeff)
4. Doritos
5. Dark Chocolate

What are five things you would do if you were a billionaire?
1. Set friends and family up so they don’t have to worry about anything.
2. Go on a serious shopping spree
3. Have a month worth of spa days
4. Randomly help people out
5. Help kids out with school or clothes or food or field trips… or whatever really….

What are five of your bad habits?
1. Interrupting people
2. Eating a bag full of candy instead of one candy
3. Trying to fix things that aren’t in need of fixing
4. Not finishing an old journal before purchasing and using a new journal
5. Worrying about everything and everyone…. all the time, but surprisingly not as much as I used to do… if you can believe that.

What are five places where you have lived?
1. North Myrtle Beach, SC
2. Boone, NC
3. Wilmington, NC
4. Albany, GA
5. Essex, UK

What are five jobs you’ve had?
1. Underwear saleswoman
2. Waitress
3, Car Sales
4. Teacher Lady
5. Coffee Lady

Five people I tag:
I shall simply say if you care to answer this meme on your own blog- let me know about it. I would love to read it.

Sense-sational Sunday

Oh Sense-sational Sundays- did you think that I forgot you… not so, not so- well, maybe just a little bit- but not this week.

I see: flowers on the peas and beans that we have planted, little bits of red poking up from the ground as our radishes begin to ripen, the words from the book Reading Lolita in Tehran– it is wow- amazing.

I taste: blueberries- We went to Alma, Georgia’s blueberry festival yesterday and wow- blueberries are wonderful. I also enjoyed a lovely cheeseburger from the Nichol’s Diner along the way was also wonderful.

I touch: cotton yarn- I worked on knitting a dish cloth on the way to Alma yesterday- I love the feel of simple cotton yarn. It is just a wonderful thing.

I hear: Regina, Regina- Spektor that is- oh and some Ani Difranco- yummy, wonderful, sing it at the top of your lungs music. Always good for the soul. Always.

I smell: tomato plants- they smell so wonderful. When I was little I picked a green tomato- much to my mother’s frustration- I told her that it smelled ready- now I know why I must have thought that- tomato plants always smell ready. Wonderful- Truly.

I feel: good, nostalgic, in flux- yes still, impatient- and many other things whirling around at the moment that I just can’t put my finger on.

And so it goes…..