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Time Running Wild

02 Changes Click to enjoy the music!

The very first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth. So, as I stand there in front of the mirror, often I can’t believe that I should have all this white hair. It’s just not me!

Morning light...isn't it just beautiful!

I think morning time is the most reflective time of day for me. No, actually it’s not the favorite time of day for me at all….although the sunrise is glorious! I laid in bed this morning, stiff and a bit sore. I checked my iPhone for the time again…somehow these eyes just don’t quite see the alarm clock quite the same as it did years ago! Well, I should be sore laying here some two hours after little Savannah softly whimpered by my side to go outside! I should have stayed up, but heck, it’s not a work day and the house is so quiet, so what harm crawling back in bed…being lazy for a bit longer! So, I laid there and my mind began thinking and thinking and yes, more thinking, one thought more different then the next! But, I was thinking about my day, perhaps a new diet, my jewelry, Steve Jobs, grocery shopping, my chores, trying to convince Mike that oatmeal is good for him, and my family.

I grew up in a nice family! All us kids were different, but really, we all got along. My parents were hard working and just good people! Our house was clean, we ate well, our yard was beautiful, we were well behaved, family was important, and we were loved. Perhaps it was their generation, I often wonder, but they were very cautious people! It wasn’t their style to maybe encourage us to run wild and follow our passions, chase the stars, do that one thing that kept us awake at night dreaming about! Ah, I took shorthand in high school…nuf said!

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You know, sometimes I still feel like that kid! You know, if I had to say who was perhaps the better planner in the family, it would probably be Mike! No, don’t get me wrong, that’s not to say I don’t like organization,  neatness and some other grown up attributes…after all, I still do alphabetize my spices in the kitchen cabinet!  I’m just talking the day in, day out kinda stuff. I mean, am I the only person that buys something that I really want, regardless of what the consumer reports say? I mean, seriously, (giggle) Mike doesn’t even buy a toaster without reading the consumer reports. (LOL, I can’t help it, that does make me laugh) OK, here we go, we truly are the yin and yang for one another! I mean, if it wasn’t for me, always encouraging him, he wouldn’t be drinking those smoothies he loves so much now! :o)

I really want to go to Yellowstone again, the thought of a Safari excites me, the foothills of the Himalayas, the glaciers in Alaska, the flowers in Hawaii, the Galapagos Islands, a cappuccino in Italy, a French pastry in a little cafe in France, and gaze into the ocean in some far away deserted island! Oh, these are dreams quite different than Mike’s…but, that’s ok, our dreams are exactly that….OURS!

Perhaps I think more about the future because I have aging parents, children still choosing their path, and a grandchild full of energy and dreams! But seriously, I don’t regret the things I’ve done in my life! Some choices were devastating, some were great, some perhaps could be thought of as… sustaining decisions. All these paths, these roads I have traveled…well, I guess that’s why I am the person I am today.

1-01 Dreams Click to enjoy the music!

So, I still think dreaming is good! And yes, sometimes I dream…I COULD be a starving artist for a living! And yes, there have even been times that MIKE has had thought provoking ideas out of our safe little daily working life thoughts! But even though I am stuck in my age group which can be ok…well…sometimes…a bit mundane, I still look forward to the future, the excitement that each new day brings to us, the unknown! I look forward to simpler unhurried times with Mike, seeing my children following their passions and growing from the excitement and enthusiasm that I see in Jaden experiencing all the firsts that he is now experiencing in his life! So yes, life is good!

Here’s one of the Power Thought Cards from Louise L. Hay. I think this sums it up perfect! “This is a new day, one that I have never lived before. I stay in the Now and enjoy each and every Moment! ”

Stop by and see my little shops! A passion that I have is jewelry making and yoga inspired gifts! And please, fill your day with

Love and Peace….Linda

LindaGeez and LindaGeezToo

 

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A Tiny Light

A Happy Celebration

Click to  enjoy this really nice song Tiny Light! I think it’s just perfect for my little blog tonight!

I have come to understand that often emotion gives one an overwhelming desire to express oneself. Sometimes the expression is internal, other times creatively, or often verbally. In my case, I think I have covered all aspects and am now moving into this written form of expression.

This is a happy photo of my mother and father. My mother is ill right now. Just a short time ago this evening, I came home from a visit with her at the hospital and then went to visit my father at his home. An hour ride home, music and a whole bunch of thoughts flying around in my head lead me to writing this blog.

It’s been a tough time for my family as of recent. I think illness, injury, surgery or  job loss affected just about everyone in my family. Often it leaves me feeling blue, but truly, I must say in the end, I have realized how blessed I have been. So far, thru all the bad, I know we were blessed and the outcome could have been so much worse. I am thankful! And today, again, made me appreciate that perhaps the angels are on my side!

Yesterday was quite a sad day visiting my mother, she was really not doing very well! And, as I was driving into work today, my heart was filled with such sadness!  Tonight a bit of hope, a “Tiny Light” and there were smiles and happiness! We sang songs together while holding hands,  listening to my iPhone: Dean Martin, Janis Joplin, Andrea Bocelli, Tony  Bennett, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles to name a few songs of our hour long little musical! Wow, she enjoyed it… humming along and it was really fun when there were times she did indeed remember the words! The iPhone just amazed her and she loved seeing photos of Jaden (again), and recording her voice, and looking at all my phone apps! She was happy and settled and I felt good that I brought joy to her day!

From there I went to see my father. Not often do I visit with my parents individually, and it was quite nice to have them all to myself! I reminded my dad that there is more than just fluff under me and my sisters curls! Sometimes, having brothers in the family, and being of my father’s generation, he thinks “stuff” needs to be discussed with the boys (although we are all grown, it’s still the boys and the girls!) only! It was a success!  My father was sad and worried when I got there, but again, I felt good when I left because I got a smile from him!

So, nothing compares to love and understanding! It can brighten up the toughest day!  06 Everybody Loves Somebody (you can click to hear this song by Dean Martin too! This is the song originally I was going to use, then Tiny Light came on and I knew that was perfect for this blog!) So, I feel a bit at peace tonight!

Oh, of course we talked jewelry tonight! Mothers, they are your greatest fans (and sisters too)! She is so amazed at my little Etsy shop! Buying and selling online to someone unfamiliar with such experiences sounds so AMAZING and exciting! The connection in a hospital is slow and sometimes unreliable so, our internet tour was shortened! I wanted to show her the blog I did for her on Mother’s Day again, she feels like such a superstar when she sees it, but heck, she is! So, this is a perfect end to the day, for a little bit she was happy and having fun, and that’s a great feeling to bring joy to someone suffering so much!

So, maybe some of you can share the amazing internet with a senior who hasn’t been able to enjoy it on their own! I SO wish she would be able to use a computer on her own!

So, take a look at my Etsy shop and enjoy browsing thru my creative times and the things I dream up! Spreading peace and love to you through my creations!

❀ ~ ❀ ~ ❀LindaGeez❀ ~ ❀ ~ ❀

Have a nice day! Love and Peace….Linda

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