07 December 2006

mini melt down


wishing, originally uploaded by dressform.

hi friends.... things are just a bit too hectic in my world at the moment and so i must take a bit of a pause here. hopefully it will be short and hopefully i will still have time to catch up with all of you....

i know we've all been affected by what happened to the kims . there are a few folks who are organizing ways to help.

one thought :: i was trying to move around in the dark in part of my house the other night [so i wouldn't wake my sleeping husband] . my hands were in front of me to prevent me from hitting anything... my eyes couldn't adjust to the darkness and were straining... swirling.... my heart beat quickened since i simply couldn't "see". i then closed my eyes and lo and behold i could navigate because i DID know where things were. it was easier trusting what i knew and using my other senses. for some reason this metaphor seems incredibly important at this moment.

be well. talk soon. the above photo is my small attempt at matilda proof holiday cheer

25 comments:

risa said...

i think that metaphor is important. i'm sending you some big bear hugs from ecuador...it sounds like you could use 'em.

Anonymous said...

love the metaphor and the "matilda proof" decorations. :) hang in there sweet lisa.
xoxo shari

sk8ordiehard said...

and another big hug from the east coast.
this week has been surreal and emotional, even for those of us who only know of the Kims through stories.

You're quite right, though. Sometimes it is important to let go of what we perceive to be control, and just coast through the hardes times.

Your decorations are beautiful, and meditative. I hope you find time to enjoy them!
Renee

cally said...

Hi Lisa, not had time to catch your blog til now, and really only photo scanning through, I'm having blog break too, so here's to both of us getting what we need during our break so that we feel calmer and revived on our return. X

anne said...

hello lisa, love your kitty-safe home-decor (wouldn't that be a cool headline for a mag?!). sending you good vibes and strenght all the way across the big pond (that must work !). be well!

poppy said...

i'm not far behind you on that mini meltdown.....(and so brilliant the matilda-safe holiday!)

bugheart said...

i wish i could
help...
let me know
if there is
anything
i can do.
xoxox

Tiffany said...

This is the perfect time to take a break! And by doing it now, you'll feel less frazzled and more organized the closer the actually holidays get!

(oh, I understand kitty-proofing, I have a very curious cat that likes to play w/ anything bright and shiny and jingly!)

Get some rest and relax.

Tiff*

julie said...

I do that when i get up for the girls in the night...i close my eyes and calmly follow my instincts...sending hugs xxx

Nichola said...

I hope you get what you need on your break. I look forward to when you''re back feeling fresh and relaxed. Enjoy!

Ky said...

:::hugs:::::

Anonymous said...

Wise words indeed, my dear. The decorations are so crafty. Be sure to rest well. Hugs.

mary said...

i hope you get everything you need from your break, sweet lisa.

jenny vorwaller said...

yes! big big hugs!

eireann said...

take care, lisa. hope the end of the semester goes smoothly and easily for you.

Anonymous said...

I adore that picture with christmas decorations. It reminds me of candy in old jars when I was little.
Have a wonderful and relaxing break ;)

gracia said...

Take care, Lisa... and looking forward to your triumphant return. Sending hugs... rest up, my friend.
see you, g

abee said...

letting go and trusting what you know - wise words indeed. hope your break is the oasis of calm you need.

sending you great big deer (better than bear) hugs.

xo, abee

natasha said...

i bought a silver tree last year and being jewish, am really excited to put it up...my husband won't let me because he knows that the cats will trash it/climb it/eat it, etc. your kitty has the sweetest little face!

xoxoxoxoxoxo

dani said...

lisa, sounds like you're listening to what's best for you...
take care bella!

tania said...

all the best to you and a little time to recharge-
you have been so busy! all those tees below look marvellous-
:)
xoxox
happy holidays!

wendy said...

I love the thoughts of walking in the dark...such a beautiful image...thank you for that.

mav said...

good wishes for your break ... enjoy the holidays. xox!! mav

louise said...

Have a good break, sounds like you have lots of friends here ready for when you return.

andrea said...

that metaphor is so lovely, lisa.