Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Busy Being Me

I feel like I owe everyone an apology for not keeping you posted on all the antics going on here at Shenanigans Inc. lately, and there has been plenty of shenanigans, but no writing.


I really don't know.

It seems the writer within me is lying low.

She is at peace.

Typically, she is demanding to be heard,

dying to give my experiences shape and meaning,

but right now, she is dormant.


Resting from busy days filled with teaching, driving, cleaning, encouraging, comforting, loving, and disciplining.

Resting from busy weekends filled with dinner parties, plays, birthdays, and sleep overs.

Resting from a difficult winter, filled with many disappointments and challenges.


Observing my kids grow, live, and learn in their own unique ways.

Observing my very own piece of paradise, just a ferry crossing away, awaken from its winter slumber.

Observing how my life is slowly unfolding into something grander than I ever thought imaginable.


Thinking about my upcoming summer Writer's Workshops, my new chicken coop, and a new year of homeschooling.

Thinking about how blessed I am to be surrounded daily by four of the most precious, most interesting, and most lovable people in the world.

Thinking about how I can become a stronger, wiser, more patient, and more loving woman.

And enjoying.

Enjoying skirts, bare legs, and sandals (especially bright yellow ones).

Enjoying squeals of laughter, snuggles on the couch, kisses, and hugs.

Enjoying the sun that streams through my window in the wee hours of the morning and the sound of birds chirping outside my window.

 Enjoying dirty hands, dirty knees and tired muscles, as I prepare my garden for another growing season.

Enjoying just being me,

and all that being me entails:

a woman, wife, mother, teacher, writer, daughter, sister, and friend.

I can't think of anyone else I would rather be.

Oh, and because you are probably rolling your eyes by now and thinking enough already, here's a funny clip from our very own in-house comedian that kept us laughing all weekend long:

It's the change in his facial expression that gets us. Watch closely!

He is so darn cute!

tee hee!


  1. So many wonderful things in life to enjoy and appreciate! :)

  2. resting to just enjoy all those small things around us is always the best :)
    xo TJ

  3. There is nothing better, ladies! :)