Friday, April 29, 2011

Fame is Fleeting and Other Observations

While driving the kids to and from school, we take a back road that passes a few farms on the way. It helps me feel like I'm living rural. It is really nice, calming and quite educational. We see the changes of the seasons with blankets of white in the winter, green in the spring and gold at other times.
We watch hawks perched on poles scouting out their next meal. Yesterday a hawk was flying with some type of rope hanging from it. As we got closer that rope became a gardener snake. The past few weeks baby calves have turned into toddler and adolescent cows, and a few more babies have come along. Horses and dogs play, frogs can be heard in a flooded corner of a field and you can even learn about the birds and the bees - ahhem.
There are life lessons to be learned as well. This morning the lesson of the day was Fame is Fleeting. One minute your face is plastered on a billboard, the next minute that billboard is the side of someone's chicken coop. (Insert Tevye impression here) On the other hand that billboard will probably be on the side of that chicken coop for the next 100 years. Maybe fame isn't so fleeting after all. Or maybe it's not what you are famous for but what purpose you serve :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

When It Rains, It Pours

And it's been pouring blessings at our house. The shop has been crazy busy this month and I've gotten a couple of quilts to quilt for The Porch on Main. The trick is going in to that adorable shop to deliver a quilt and coming out without spending everything I've earned on their cute jewelry.
The kids have been sleeping in, the house is a mess, the lawn needs mowing - spring break is in full bloom!
The quilt along just wrapped up and I'm only on block #9. I'll leave you with an amazing quote from an interview that I read this morning.
" From the finger paints and play dough, to the mashed potato snowmen and paper boats, we all start off as curious beings, makers and learners. The challenge, though, is having the courage
and determination to sail into the "real world" in your paper boat amidst a swirling sea of cargo ships from China." - pollenArts