Life Today, it’s May!

Kokoon-87Photo by Melissa Louise for Kokoon

I’m hoping that these old list of questions can help me reflect on what’s been going on in my life, a few deep thoughts, and also share more with you than thinking of a subject off the top of my head.  If you do one too, will you please leave a comment with a link so I can read it?

Outside my window… sun is shining, it’s beautiful weather, and I love the big tree in front of my office window but I’m wondering how I can get more natural light in there.  Skylight?  Dormers?  Skylights scare me as my parents have one in our bathroom above the shower and I swear little bugs come in and it just terrifies me.  Bugs terrify me!

I am thinking… about how to structure all that I am, all that I enjoy doing, and what I want the future to hold.  The desires, or rather goals of my structuring are very different than it would have been years ago.  There’s so much pressure that has been relieved over the years, maturing, getting married to Mr. Wonderful, there’s maturity in my spirit, ego, and that change in motivation that this stage so peaceful and nice, but can often be confusing when I’m trying to structure my businesses.  What was important to me years ago was working hard, making it in this world, building a career, being busy, and then suddenly the past few years I have turned around and tried to decide what really matters.  To spend my time doing more of what I enjoy, whether that’s working every day for the sake of working, or enjoying every day and seeing what work may come, now that’s what I’m focusing on.

I am thankful for… my deep sweet friendships.  Spending time with a long time friend this past weekend almost made my heart cry from happiness.  I get to grab coffee this morning with my beautiful JM.  Tonight another love comes in, this is my college sweetheart Jackie and my heart is doing jumping jacks (you see what I did there?).  Then another comes in the following weekend. I am truly blessed with these friends I am surrounded by and they are my steady in a world of unsteadiness, and they are my laughter in this crazy world.

IMG_1647Our 9 day something road trip through Dixieland in summer of 2010

From the kitchen… I believe I need to put in another Safeway grocery delivery in soon.  It is clean right now as my fabulous cleaning lady is here preparing the week for a special guest.

I am wearing… the most comfortable 7 for all Mankind jeans in the world. I hope to be buried in these, they are the softest jeans ever.  I’m also wearing a white ballet tee from J.Crew, I love the longer short sleeve.

I am creating… a long list of things to do, entities of me, there’s all sort of lines and graphs on paper.  I’m trying to decide whether to recreate, create, or go outside and garden instead.  There’s a sketch of a site but again, I’m sitting here contemplating how to structure all that I am.

I am going… to continually purge things, my drawers, my closet, this feeling has been fantastic!  I love feeling a lighter load.  I also have to say, this year has already flown by and has been fantastic.  I’m thankful for my friends who have been by my side, the blessings from above, and a husband who is the best companion I could have ever asked for.  God is good!  All the time!

I am reading… The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace, while Mr. Wonderful is reading The Exemplary Husband by Stuart Scott in our married’s small group.  I’m learning a lot.  Like that my husband is my ministry and I am to help him, encourage him, and this makes my daily things so much more meaningful knowing that I’m doing God’s will, and my role as a wife is to love, respect, and serve my husband.  Lucky me to have a husband like him who is so stinkin’ easy to do those things for.

I am hoping… for some miracles.  For some clarity, and just prayer for being able to see every day blessings, and look past the things that hurt or annoy me.  We recently saw God’s Not Dead with one of my best friends and her husband during our 7 hour double date which was so uplifting!

I am hearing…“Give Me Love” by Ed Sheeran.  This song is so so beautiful, just 8+ mins of lovely song.  He is becoming one of my favorite artists.  The best part of the song is the last two minutes after the silence.  Not sure if the YouTube video plays it for that long.

Around the house… Sewing projects, empty purses that need to be put away.  All windows are open because I love sunshine!

One of my favorite things… well, I put myself on a $150 budget until end of May, remember?  I already spent it. Saks had a 25% off family and friends sale so I had to add these pair of florals by 7 for All Mankind jeans (size up) to my collection.  So worth it.  I’m done now.

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A few plans for the rest of the week… this weekend kicks off tonight when my college best friend comes in.  I’m really going to appreciate this weekend with Jackie.  We’re going to shop, eat, have wonderful conversation and watch a whole lot of Twilight.  She always made fun of me for my Edward obsession but now she’s hooked. Look who’s laughing now.  Plus, this is example #462 of all the times I’ve been right and now she should ALWAYS listen to me.

A picture to share… a yummy time with MK at the ballgame before baby #3!  We drifted from one thing to the next, not wanting to say bye and found ourselves finally saying it at 8:30 pm after dinner.  I love that though we have never been in the same stage of life – she was married, I was single, she was a mom for the second time, I just got married, it doesn’t matter.  Stages of life do not matter in true ever lasting friendships, that’s only self serving.  If you truly love each other, it doesn’t matter what stage you are in, you make the time and you just simply love.  Love you MK, but you know that.

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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend my friends!

Diana Elizabeth wants to remind you to buy Mother’s Day cards for your friends who are new mom’s and this is their first Mother’s Day!  She has six to buy.  Welcome to her world!

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.

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