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Friday
May212010

bits and pieces from this week.

 

right now, i can hear the refrigerator, a clock ticking, birds chirp chirp chirping, my somewhat heavy inhales and exhales, my fingers quickly moving across this keyboard.

we are shifting wildly from sun to grey and pouring these days. sometimes within the same five minutes. it feels like indiana because it is like that insistent spring burst of rain that happens in the midwest.

i have a few blogging friends lined up to guest post here while i am experiencing those first few weeks of being a new mom next month. if you might be interested in guest posting, send me an email (just click the email link in the sidebar) and i will let you know the details.

the outtakes from my "reveal" video crack me up. creating that video took so many attempts, partly because i didn't write anything down and found myself rambling when i wanted to be short, sweet, and to the point. i forced myself to relax by just keeping the video going and making funny faces and then breathing before starting again. i highly recommend it (and would love to see your outtakes when you have some).

i am almost done rereading robert fulghum's book From Beginning to End. the rhythm of his writing invites me to take a deep breath and slow down. did you know that he has an online journal of sorts? this post really captivated me when i revisited his website over the weekend.

just discovered this delightful shop. loving katie's journals and prompts and invitation to share your story. yes yes yes.

and a little reminder that i am closing my etsy shop (for a few weeks) sometime next week in anticipation of the little one's arrival. there is still free shipping at the shop (and you can still use the special blog reader savings code from the gratitude post a few posts back to save an additional 15%).

i think these list posts are just easier for me right now as my mind feels a bit scattered with all the little things we are trying to get done. though, i have tried to finish this post about six times in two days, so maybe the lists are even too much at times. but, there is something to this checking in with myself, with you, to see where i am in this moment. and in this moment, i am breathing deeply and trusting. (where are you?)

Reader Comments (7)

I can't wait to meet her!

May 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeri

the weather has been nuts, eh?!! something's a brewing ... these quick transitions & changes in atmosphere is nature's way of kick-starting into the next season! and, with you on the eve of a new season ... ah, the beauty of it all! I'm so excited for you :)

May 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanePoet ~ JP/deb

I am breathing. It was a bit of a rough week-more painful treatments and then yesterday I got inked for the first time. I am in love with my new tattoo. You can see it on my blog.

FUnny to think you are just beginning your journey as a mum and I am at a crossroads. My son turns 19 (Legal age) on June 6th. He graduated a year ago this weekend. Time races past. I guess this really makes me a grown up!

May 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLelainia Lloyd

I am captivated by the shifts. Just as I'm about to settle in due to rain, it stops and the sun comes out so I have to run outside.

The outtakes made me smile.

Sending love to you as you wait the final weeks for your little one! :)

May 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterelizabeth

The last few weeks of pregnancy are all about mother and baby connecting, bonding and preparing yourselves for the big event and your new lives together. I remember feeling that nothing was important but what was happening inside me and for the last month that focus became my whole universe. You're right where you should be, feeling just the way you should be feeling!

Sweet blessing to you Liz. This girl of yours has picked her mother well for this life journey!

May 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkate I

Yes, breathing, getting ready for another hectic week, sitting here in the quiet, it was a very warm day, warm still, bare feet on hardwood floors kind of warm.

May 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkelly@the blue muse

Thank you for creating such a lovely space : )

I’d like to invite you to win a piece of my fine art through a giveaway on my blog.

http://walterhelenaphotography.blogspot.com/2010/05/whp-giveaway-two-of-twelve-clouds.html

I wish you all my best.

WHP

May 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWHP

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