Friday, January 25, 2013

Back to our new normal

Good morning, friends -

Those are snowflakes, not spots of white dirt on my window...

I have a few minutes here to point out that good old fashioned winter days still hit the midwest. It is snowing huge fluffy flakes, we've had a week of murderously cold temps (-30F wind chills. Mars is colder. Manitoba, too.) and we've all been pining for a break in the chill so we can go out and play.

When we can't go out and play, we get crabby and bored.

I am never a fan of crabby, but bored has it's upside ;-) I'm not technically ever bored, but if I get in a rut, the creative mode refills and, boy howdy, I get a headfull.

Basically, I have written 2 and a half short stories that came about via some visual research. I have an interest in developing decorative papers, and they ballooned into story lines :-)

Very short, sweet, and a bit funny, so now I don't know what color this kettle of fish is (a book? a multimedia book? a Digital multimedia book?) but it's keeping my brain busy. Happily, I discovered evernote - a management program that can save images, notes, webpages, websnippets, links, and contacts each into it's own 'notebook'. So, that's coming in handy!

I have a fresh pot of energy (seriously, not, today, a euphamism for coffee) so I am going to drink a big glass of water, exercise for a bit, and then get the day rolling. By the end of the day, I have more inspirations and I collect them in each notebook as the kid fall asleep. (I sit in a rocking chair, between the rooms at night by the lamp so each can see me if they need to). And then I spend the next day trying not to daydream. If this becomes more concrete, it will be fun to post the stories for you, but in the meantime, an orchid house update:

every routine shot to hell ;-)

most of us cleared of winter colds

orchids FINALLY budding, after years of waiting (feeding plants weekly. Who. Knew.???)
Orchid buds and snowflakes. January. Minnesota.

officially daydreaming about the spring gardening

volunteering at school (sometimes 3x per week) and I must be doing ok, no one has thrown me out yet.

That's all I can ask for, really.

I hope your winter is treating you kindly, and that you are safe and warm :-) Happy winter dreams to you all!



  1. Missing you!! I did a post today about the snow too :) Great minds, and all that.... xo

  2. Miss you too! I imagine your snow stories down there work a little differently than mine....;-)

    hope you have been well, I will hop by later :-)

    hugs and stay warm!!


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    1. I am trying to be more consistent with posting again, thank you very much for stopping by!! It's nice to hear from visitors :-)