I confess that I have a lot of stuff rambling around in the attic at the moment. Therefore, this will probably be very disjointed but that's OK. It's Friday and I'm counting down.
I mentioned in my last post something about my "word" for the year. I'm still working on "balance" left over form last year as I never accomplished it. So that will be one of "our" words. Remember I told you also that I was going to invite the family to join in with a word.
So at the dinner table a couple of nights ago we had a discussion. I had already talked to Tim about a "word". He "gets it" and was going to decide on his word. So at the table, I give my spiel and Ashley knows immediately that her words is "happiness". A super word. I ask Tim if he had his word yet and he says he did but forgot what it was and that he wants a real good word so he will keep trying to remember it. He knew it started with a "p" or and "s". We tried to guess a few.
We are going to get wooden letters to make these words and have them on display someway in the house as a reminder of our intent for the year, I ask Ashley, "do you think happy would be just as good as happiness, since it is a shorter word?" Without hesitation she pronounced, "no, I want happiness".
So then, I said to dear husband (grandfather to Ash and Tim), "what is your word going to be?" With the same swiftness and lack of hesitation as Ashley he said, "Silence". I think he "gets it" too.
So far, that is our words: Balance, Happiness, and Silence. Oh yes, I forgot to tell you my new word for 2008 is "Enough". If you think about it, "enough" is a pretty good word. I'm always thinking I don't have enough time for ART. But I will apply the word more consciously while at the table to remind myself that I have had enough.
So now I have to get Melissa's word and see if Tim has remembered his great word and I will be all set to get these new power words of intent up for display.
Here is something that excites me. Oh wait first, you will need to look here. Just a quick refresher of the page...not the words but the picture. Then go here and take a look at the bottom of this cover. I'm squealing ....can you hear me? I don't know exactly what is on the inside but there I am. So proud. So happy. Can't wait to get it in my hands.
Now about the paper napkin above. Isn't' this a gorgeous one. A friend here in town gifted me with this one and I'm pretty sure you will be seeing it in my next little piece of ART. But a favor I wish to ask of you is, "do any of you have a white floral napkin?" I'm on the look out for big white flowers. I will trade some of mine for a white floral. Thanking you.