Candid Reflections

March 27, 2009

In a Nut Shell

Filed under: Mental Mosaic — candid reflections @ 2:09 pm


Today I tried a one-word meme.   Lots of fun!

1. Your cell phone?  obsolete

2. Your significant other? hero

3. Your hair? unkept

4. Your mother? nurturing

5. Your father? dependable

6. Your kids? possibilities

7. Your favourite thing? family-time

8. Your dream last night? forgettable

9. The room you are in? cozy

10. Your fear? confinement

11. What you’re not? refined

12. Last thing you did before logging on? snacked

13. Where did you grow up?  country

14. What are you wearing? sweats

15. Your computer? instrumental

16. Favourite place? nature

17. Your mood right now? contemplative

18. Missing someone? longingly

19. Something you’re not wearing?  glasses   

20. Your life?  blessed

October 10, 2008

Autumn Morning Confessions

Filed under: Mental Mosaic — candid reflections @ 7:29 am

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.  ~Edwin Way Teale

This morning….

I am…feeling grateful for the simple things

I want…three wishes

I have…apple scones baking in the oven

I keep…having to adjust for my expanding waistline

I wish I could…find more time to read

I hate…the coyotes that were stalking my chickens last night

I fear…let’s not go there

I hear…dance music of the Oregon Trail coming from the speakers (yah, we’re homeschoolin’ history junkies)

I don’t think…I can listen to much more of it

I regret…quiting piano lessons when I was a young lassie

I love…the distinguishing gray I notice in my lover’s hair

I am not…gray yet

I dance…when the music inspires me

I sing…while I clean the house

I never…seem to get the laundry done, maybe those nudi*ts are on to something

 I rarely…eat pickled herring, but I sure do crave it sometimes!

I cried when I watched…long distance commercials during one of my postpartem terms

I am not always…going to be this young

 I hate that…wrinkles are a sign of wisdom, why couldn’t it be plumper lips, or longer eyelashes? 

I need…a day at the spa

I should…acquire a copy of Seven Brides For Seven Brothers soon as it is the season for our traditional/annual viewing

September 20, 2008


Filed under: Mental Mosaic — candid reflections @ 5:22 am


I am… a night owl.

I want… to be an early bird.

I have… a blister on my heel from dancing last night.

I keep… a journal to each of my children.

I wish I could… speak eloquently.

I hate… regrets.

I fear… being misunderstood.

I hear… the ticking of the clock on the wall, beside me.

I don’t think… it was ever a good thing to put a 2″ high heel on a tennis shoe, who wore those anyway?

I regret… not speaking my mind.

I love… sweaters in autumn time, kisses on my forehead, afternoon strolls, sitting by firelight.

I am not… one to follow trends.

I dance… with my kids when the music is turned up loud.

I sing… to my babies every night.

I never… turn down dessert.

I rarely… watch TV.

I cry when I watch… lovers saying goodbye at the airport.

I am not always… the best at remembering the punch line, so I seldom tell jokes.

I hate that… there is not a self-cleaning option on my toilet like there is on my oven.

I need… to start an on-going list of things I’m thankful for.

I should…get off this computer and start preparing for our afternoon guests.

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