Sunday, January 13, 2008

Let's Talk

Let's talk while I show you what I've done.
Last Tuesday morning I bounced out of bed with a new mission in mind. Instead of doing my 30 minute morning wiggle in bed while dear husband was in the shower, I decided enough bed time.
I pulled on the pants and shirt that I had peeled out of the night before and in my bare feet, started walking the path right here in my house.
I walked around and around and around for 30 minutes. I have walked every day since and tomorrow will be seven days straight.
The layout of my home is such that I can go around and around without disturbing anyone. I found it to be much more interesting than walking the treadmill at my office. I will continue.

I was thinking that I needed to go and buy some alphabet letter for our "words". But I realized that I just didn't have "enough" money at one dollar each for wooden letters. Then, I remembered that I had some chipboard letters and thought surely I should have "enough" art supplies on hand without buying more.

This is going to work for me. I can already tell. Oh yes, Tim remembered his word. It is "Passion". Melissa's is "Peace".
While I was on my walk today, I noticed the stale bread, one dinner roll, and a square of cornbread sitting on the corner of the cabinet waiting to be fed to the chickens. I don't know who designated this spot for such but it is.

Another trip around and I noticed the Christmas Goose and Santa Cookie jar still hadn't been put away. These things had been out long "enough" so when I finished my walk, I put them away. They were gifted to me this year and I don't have "enough" storage space for such so I had to look for some.

I also thought the bread for the Chickens had sat there long "enough" so I took that out too. It's amazing all the things you can find to do while going around and around. Had I been on the treadmill, I would have never accomplished these chores.

It wasn't planned but I think using the sunflower napkin on my "enough" project is an interesting choice. I feed my wild birds sunflower seeds. My one resolution for 2008 is to feed the birds. They just can't seem to get "enough".

The first word has been hung on the icicle tree. See I told you that I put the icicles away.

I'm working on a canvas that I may finish tonight. But I tell you, while watching TV last night I saw something that registered with Norah'S brain. Now I can't stop thinking about it. I don't have a clue what we saw but in my minds eye I can see a painting with a glowing sliver of a profile of a pretty girl surrounded with darkness.

Oh yes, I didn't find a napkin with big white flowers yesterday. I'm still looking.

Enough talk.

More later,



  1. I just recently found your blog...I am so happy that I did...I like your lovely of you to share so freely.
    Yesterday I bought the new issue of cloth paper scissors and in there I saw your is lovely and your Daughter is so very beautiful as is your painting of her.

  2. The sunflowers are perfect for ENOUGH

  3. Oh, how I enjoyed this post! Following you in your morning walk, watching the creative process and reading how your mind works... it's pure inspiration. You chose a very interesting word. I can see that it's working for you. xo

  4. Enough indeed. Great story and wonderful word.

  5. That is the most fun post about walking for 30 min!! wow, a week since you first more week and it will be an official habit. I love it. The word collaged is great and looks so fun hanging on the icicle tree with the birdie....back to the desk tomorrow..where did the hours go?
    xo Rella

  6. SWWWEEEEETTT! very cute. I love the little birdie too.

  7. We have a certain counter space in our kitchen too that is designated for chicken food. I don't have a white floral napkin, but I have a pink flamingo(yes pink flamingo) napkins, and I would be glad to send you a couple of them if interested.

  8. I like the sunflowers on your letters, very cheerful and Summer-like! *^v^*

  9. Your enough is "too much"! I love it!

    I used to try walking up and down our stairs 10 or at times for excercise when it was too cold or wet to walk outside. But since my dog follows me was just too confusing for her! :)


  10. i finally saw your triptych...lov go girl...blessings today, rebecca

  11. Love this post. It is fun to think about you walking around and observing details. And your ENOUGH artwork is great. That is a wonderful word that we don't think of often enough in our cosumer culture!

  12. What an interesting concept to have a word to work to this year. Intersting commitment. I'd have to think a lot about it, it's like a name for a new baby, it is important as it will have to stick around for a long time!

    Looked at my napkins for you- lavender on white, pink roses on almond green, blue delph flowers on white... no big white flowers. I know where to look for some though: the National Trust / British Heritage shops but we are in the middle of winter here, and paper napkins are out of season... Sorry!

  13. Verrrrry kool. Thank you.

    Now I want to try too !


  14. Hoorah for you, you found something in your art supplies to use and didn't have to go buy something.

    I love your ENOUGH. Can't wait to see the other words when the get put up.


  15. Norah's brain is SO cool!

  16. great word, must bear that in mind every day.

  17. My response to your ENOUGH post? Yes yes yes. You are soooo right. We probably all need to recognise ENOUGH in our lives. Thanks :-)

  18. A fabUlous tutorial, Norah! Pretty pretty and I can't wait to see what you and your mind's eye end up creating. I'll be tuning in again sooooon. :)

    Take care,

  19. Hey there!! Look at this....I'm here well before midnight!! AND it's really cold tonight, so it might be heading your way....get your mittens out.

    thank you for your visits and your wonderful encouragement....and please make paper dolls.........because now I want to trade dollies since we are on the 'same page'..again.
    xo Rella

  20. Y O U make me laugh.

    And you write so well.

    You always make me feel so good , whatever comment you leave....I always raise my hand to my lips and smile.

    Thank You for that.

  21. There is never ENOUGH of Norah and Sharon sharing on this blog...whoa, the inspiration is incredible...I may just have to start walking around my house! :) smiles...

  22. Sharon, I just love seeing what you are up to!!!! I am ALWAYS INSPIRED!!!! Love the way your mind works.......Great letters:)


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