thank you, thank you for letting me have a blue day!!


you've all been so wonderful!
thanks for your kind comments and emails...
it helps oh so much to know i'm not alone.
perhaps this is why we blog, yes?

yesterday i sat in my bad mood.
today i'm ready to go again,
with more umph than before.
i once knew someone who had a family rule:
"be happy."
i hope i never have to be forced to follow that one...
i need a blue day now and again.
it makes me look at things closer,
and motivates me to get moving!
thanks for not forcing me to "be happy."

today i am once again thankful for ms. lamott:
"all good writers write {crappy first drafts}...people tend to look at successful writers, writers who are getting their books published and maybe even doing well financially, and think that they sit down at their desks every morning feeling like a million dollars, feeling great about who they are and how much talent they have and what a great story they have to tell; that they take in a few deep breaths, push back their sleeves, roll their necks a few times to get all the cricks out, and dive in, typing fully formed passages as fast as a court reporter. but this is just the fantasy of the uninitiated. i know some very great writers, writers you love who write beautifully and have made a great deal of money, and not one of them sits down routinely feeling wildly enthusiastic and confidant. not one of them writes elegant first drafts. all right, one of them does, but we do not like her very much."

i admit it.
misery loves company.
it's nice to know i'm not the only one struggling.
it's just nice to know we're all human...
we're all breakable.

oh, and what a big thank you i owe ceej...
he loves me even when i'm pathetic
and childish.
he took me for a walk today.
it was quite healing, really.

{can you tell the difference in my new hair color?}
{do you like our panoramic polaroid?}

love you all, dear friends!