Tuesday, October 23, 2012


We have alot of nothing much going on around here lately, and I think it's

I found myself sitting down this weekend and realizing it felt a bit foreign to me.  Nowhere to be, nothing that had to be done, no one to go see.  I have not found myself in this situation for a very long time.  I don't think I realized until I stopped that I have been moving so much this year (maybe I was too busy to notice).
It has been an emotional year for me with the highest of highs (marriage) and the lowest of lows (unexpected loss of a young loved one.) Perspective didn’t set in, it showed up and caused my life to skid to a sudden halt.  Slow down now it said. Not a request but a demand. 
I'm trying to heed that warning.  Tommorrow is never guaranteed.  Stop and smell the roses, or more seasonally appropriate, the pumpkin spice. 
I have decided to follow the lead of my pets. I will look out the window at the beauty that is outside and i will lay down and feel the warmth of the sun on me.  Hug the ones you love, especially your children.  They are a precious gift. 
Slow down and enjoy the simple things in life.  Eat that homeade strawberry shortcake slowly and savor every bite. 


  1. We definetly do need to slow down, life moves so fast, we forget about the important things!

    great post my dear:):)

  2. It's always good to slow down a little and enjoy the smaller things. Good for you!

    Animals seem to have an edge on what's good in life, eh?

  3. Im sorry for you loss this year. But this is a wonderful perspective!

  4. Great post. The first year of marriage is hard but it's all worth it. I need to slow down too.

  5. Amen sister. I need to remember to slow down and enjoy the little things more.

  6. Amazing! I had one of those days today. And as you start to get anxious it's important to enjoy the moment and thank God for a new day! Beautiful post!


  7. I totally agree with needing to slow down. We as a society are moving too fast.


  8. Slow down, couldn't say it better myself. Thanks for sharing I love this!


  9. I totally agree, we all have to stop to smell the roses once in a while :)
    By the way, if you decide to try that mani please send me a photo and I'll feature it!
    Lauren @ BadLuckBarbie.blogspot.com