Thursday, April 16, 2015

Catching Up With April Moon...

Hello my fellow Creative Beasts!

I have been participating in Kat McNally's writing challenge, April Moon 15 and you are invited to join and play along however you are moved to do so. You will find all the details and sign up HERE.

It's been awhile since I've posted because I have been SO BUSY, but the April Moon prompts are SO GOOD, I really want to write with these prompts! Since I'm now a bit behind on my April Moon journaling, I will be playing with them a little bit, as some of them dovetail into each other...so without further ado, here are my writings for the following prompts, slightly out of order:

DAY 9:  

I immediately feel my body tense up whenever I hear YOU come up in conversation, because it means that I will have to hear yet one more story of your selfishness, manipulation or idiocy and having to hear such stories only means that once again, I am being held hostage to YOUR self-centered crap...if only the people who continue talking about YOU in my presence could understand that all they are doing is reinforcing my experience (and opinion) of YOU and YOUR foolish, immature behavior, which I have long resented.

I am working VERY HARD hard to release this resentment in my life, which is why...

DAY 11:

...which is why I am trying not to talk about YOU anymore, especially as it gives YOU more air time than YOU really deserve, for all your selfishness and manipulation and idiocy. YOU are welcome to hold others hostage to your self-centeredness, but I'm tired of hearing about it, tired of being held captive to it, and tired of being resentful about it because, frankly, YOU do not deserve so much attention, especially on MY time, on MY blog, with MY community - you get more than your fair share of air time elsewhere, with more than enough 'captive audiences' (the operative word being CAPTIVE!) so you don't deserve my community! And my community most certainly does NOT deserve to be held captive to such a person as you...

Enough! I'm DONE!

DAY 10:

...I feel a great many things depending upon the time of day, or day of the week, I enter the kitchen:

FRUSTRATED...
about dirty dishes that have piled up
HUNGRY...
for my lunch, which I will prepare
TRANQUIL...
as I clean up in preparation for my dear Man of the House to begin cooking a lovely Sunday dinner for us
HAPPY...
to see a clean kitchen first thing in the morning, when it's actually clean first thing in the morning!
INSPIRED...
to bake some cookies or cupcakes or pound cake, which I don't bake because of the work it takes =P

DAY 12:

I am watering before the sun begins to beat down upon the blooms on our ledge, while our little solar fountain is running to keep me company. The hummingbirds are also keeping me company as I move from watering to sweeping our little garden patio space, which is blooming with more flower varieties then last year (including a cherry tomato plant!)...




How I love hearing our little solar powered water fountain as I tidy up our little garden patio!




How I love watching and hearing the hummingbirds come to visit our little feeder!

Tending to our little garden patio each morning is the BEST part of my day, because it means that I will be enjoying the view of our little garden patio for the REST of my day!

DAY 13:
 
Have enough money to travel to PARIS...
Be in a position to move to Northern California or Portland, Oregon...
Teach at an art retreat in another state, like North Carolina*...
Live in a house, instead of an apartment...
Own and drive a FIAT...
Read all the books that are growing in my library list...
Stop buying BOOKS altogether...
Be someone who knows a lot about plants and flowers, like a GARDENER...
Get tired of taking photographs of FLOWERS...
Be a decent cook...
Take the time to create botanical watercolor paintings...
Bake another pound cake...
Bake more cupcakes...
Bake my old go-to chocolate chip cookies again...

And I wonder if I will ever get tired of eating cake, cupcakes or cookies??!?


 * - North Carolina has been coming up around me a LOT lately, and my favorite jewelry and book artist, Nina Bagley, lives in NC, so it would be great to be in NC!

4 comments:

Deborah Weber said...

What a lovely catchup! And how fabulous your patio garden looks. I can see what a delight it is to tend to it and reap the benefits all day long. How fun.

Alana said...

Great catch up! Thanks for sharing your beautiful blooms. xx

Kat McNally said...

Your patio is simply divine! And I envy you: I have never seen a hummingbird up close (or even from afar!).
I often wonder if I will ever stop buying books. The answers is invariably NO.

kafj said...

What gorgeous photographs! I wish you all the grand adventures you want (Paris! I want to go back to Paris!) and freedom from the joy-sucking people!