Monday, January 3, 2011

daybook ::36::


for today :: January 3, 2011

outside my window. . .   clear & cool cold! (32°!)

I am thinking. . . of what I need to add to the to-do list for the week.

from the kitchen. . .  oatmeal & coffee. Yum. . . a great way to start a winter day.

I am wearing. . .  t-shirt & brown pants, pink sweater & socks. 

I am creating. . .  still working on my two new embroidery projects. Decided to add an embroidered border to one version. . . & that should be done by the end of the day!  ☺

I am remembering. . .  the lessons I learned this past year.

I am reading. . .   'The Scarlet Thread' - by Francine Rivers. 

I am hoping . . .  to be a better letter writer this year

I am hearing. . .  HGTV in the background. . . (& realizing I really have no idea why the TV is on!)

around the house. . .  the last of the decorations that I keep putting off taking down. . . (I just love the boughs with lights. . . I'd leave them up all year if I could!)

I am going. . .  to the bank, Office Max to buy printer ink cartridges & office supplies (I have my 20% off bag!), & then the market (I haven't been since last year! ☺), & then it's back to 'play' in the studio.

one of my favorite things. . .  actual cold days in winter. (I just love having to wear a sweater!)

a few plans for the rest of the week. . . finishing the new designs, writing the instructions, & getting the first draft done for a freelance graphic design project. Also, I need to dive in & gather all the 2010 things from the office & get it organized for this new year. . . so, my blog posting might be a little scarce this week!

from my picture journal . . .
 . . . part of one of my 'goals' for the new year. . . to eat more fruit! I frantically went out & picked all the tangerines I could from our tree - as we have had hard frosts for several nights -  so that we wouldn't loose them. . . & it ended up that they were perfect for picking. . . yum!



Wishing you days filled with sweet memories for this new year!
 Bren

Saturday, January 1, 2011

… fresh & new



I just love beginnings. . .

I'm an 'anticipator' by nature, & like other events, I have found myself really looking forward to the start of this new year. . .
. . . seeingly more than in years past.

I'm not certain why. . . I've been pondering why for the past week, & can't really explain my anticipation for this new year, so I'm just going to enjoy this new beginning.

 I feel like the beginning of a new year is like a brand new sketch book. . .
They all kind of look the same, 
but it's the blank pages 
that we get to fill with the pieces of ourselves. . .

We get to dream when looking at all crisp white pages. . .
. . . dream of what's to come.
. . . dream of filling the pages with our dreams, our ideas, & our hearts.

That's what I want to do with this new year. . . this fresh, new 'sketchbook' of my life. . .
I want to fill it with my heart.

. . . & to let me heart be a bit more transparent this year.
That's a little scary for me. . . but I know that I have been blessed with so much,
& without sharing it (& more importantly - the source of it!), I would be hiding the Light that fills my life under a bushel. . . (so to speak!)

. . . So, welcome 2011!

. . . & I wish for you the promise & blessings of this new day & this new year.
May it be filled with a new & fresh outlook for us all!

Bren

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