I'm Be.

This is a blog about my life in Charlotte. I am a wannabe fire eater, compulsive reader, secret artist, beginner gardener, ninjalike organizer, and TERRIBLE speller.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fooled you.

Seven months ago I made a promise of things to come...and then I never delivered. oops.
So, I am back. Maybe. Possibly? Let me put it this way: I WANT to blog again, but there is always something else to do.

I read this today:
“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn’t quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.”

It is from "The Bell Jar", Sylvia Plath's only novel.

As an enneagram seven, this passage spoke to me. Sometimes it is hard not to see a choice as a giving up of all the other options. It isn't, though. You may only be temporarily postponing them.

Friday, January 20, 2012

10 months- yikes!

Well, it is nothing short of embarrassing that I haven't posted in 10 months. It isn't that there hasn't been anything to post...it is more that I just haven't had the time (nor the inclination, if I am being completely honest).

So here is a preview of things to come....

My pinterest obsession

Tootie's new school

Our travels

Our weight loss journey

My mediation retreat

Adventures in Buddhism

and much much more....

Monday, March 28, 2011

Our Year Start Planning Meeting

Despite how it looks we got a LOT of work done.....seriously.  I love my team and being able to see them once a year just isn't enough.

Our planning session at the Jekyll Island Club:
Check out who we ran into on our bike ride...

The Jekyll Island Club:

Work Groups on the veranda:

Lunch at the Crane Cottage:

Work sessions:

Our Strengthfinder Workshop concludes:

Crane Cottage:

Crane Cottage:

The bike ride:

The beach:

The Jekyll Island Club:

After the work is done:

If we didnt' do what we do, we could open a restaurant!

Sing along after dinner:

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Riverside Zoo

We had a great trip to the zoo yesterday. Tootie's favorite were the Flamingos....because they are pink.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My latest quilt....

This is the quilt I made for Suz and Chad at Christmas. This is my second hand quilt and I have to say I really enjoyed making it. I learned to quilt by hand first and then moved on to machine.  One of the nice things about quilting by hand is the portability.  I took this with me everyehwere for about 4 months.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

PEO Party

Every year my PEO Chapter gets together for dinner and a star ornament exchange.  We had a great time and I was so proud of how polite and courteous Nora was.

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Thanksgiving Table...

Here is the table for Thanksgiving.  You cna also see our newly redecorated dining room.  I am so loving the orange!