Leo Buscaglia : The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It's overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.
There is an Indian proverb or axiom that says that everyone is a house with 4 rooms: a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person. ~ Rumer Godden
I am really looking forward to tonight....I am spending some time in my emotional/spiritual rooms with the help of a beginner quilting class. I will be attempting to use some of the fabric I have been collecting in the last 2 months to start a lap quilt. The pattern is called "6 1/2 inch strip quilt" since it is constructed with 6 1/2 inch stips of 20 different kinds of fabric. I have lots of Amy Butler's fabrics, polka dots and florals and I am sooo looking forward to putting them together. The fun & funky colors get me excited!
February has been such a "wash" for me.... very busy with the peak of the skating season and Tyler's birthday and then throw some illness in there for two members of the family... and there goes the whole month.
I plan to get "caught" up on my blog here in the next few days. I do have some half-completed posts that are not published that I want to finish.
Some things going on around our house today:
Tyler had tears this morning as he knew that he was going to have "substitute teacher" at school today.....he is not fond of subs stemming from a bad day with a sub last year. *sigh*
Hunter went off to school still looking tired from the busy skating schedule on the weekend. Did I mention that Skate Canada had their first practice scheduled for 5:30 am last Thursday? That meant a 3:45 wake up call to do hair and eat breakfast to be on the bus at 4:15 am.
Ron is working in his office at home today.... I heard him on the phone at 6:04 am this morning. So far, he has only been upstairs to "bug" me twice. ;)
I am: cleaning, catching up on laundry, changing bedsheets and I have started supper.... a roast beef in the slow cooker....sweet potatoes and yukon potatoes peeled and in pots....I just plan to steam some broccolini and make a salad later.....love it when I have supper ready so early in the day.... just makes my afternoon so much better.
I am so glad you are here! I'm Angie and I'm a Nova Scotia girl now making my home in Alberta. I met my husband while on a blind date on New Year's Eve. We've been married for 17 years & we have 2 freckled sweeties who we love dearly~a hockey-loving tween & a social butterfly teen. I love creative projects, organizing & decorating, cooking, baking, and all things domestic.