Monday, July 5, 2010

Becoming a little bit more like Hailey Mills

So, today, I will be tackling my ever growing mountain of laundry, decluttering,and since my husband in in Missouri visiting his grandmother and doesn't read this blog (so will never find out), getting rid of all of the junk that never gets used and has no sentimental value but he won't let me get rid of. My guess is that he will never know. It's Clean Sweep time!

Hopefully, I'll find some time do some of this:

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::Lying in the grass, watching the leaves in the trees rustle, enjoying the sounds of the laughter coming from the pool across the street, and loving the breezes that blow through the yard.

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::Grabbing my camera and take pictures. Maybe learn a new skill or at least work on improving ones that I already have (like that pesky light balance issue).

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::Finding some time to write in my journal and maybe get a bit creative in it.

And I will be pondering this quote:

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In this household, we've got the "very little" down; I'm going to be thinking about what more is inside me and that perhaps it's time to adjust my frequently cynical attitude not only for my sake, but for the sake of all those around me. I think my Pollyanna days are over (even though Hailey Mills was the total bomb and, while I've been through a lot, I've never been paralyzed from falling out of a tree), but moving a little closer to her on the whole optimism/pessimism continuum probably wouldn't be such a bad idea.

Photos from We Heart It and Deviant Art

18 comments:

CHANTELLE said...

absolutely beautiful images ♥

Manda said...

I hope you get the chance to do those things too, Erin.
We've been busy on our road trip so I haven't had a chance to blog much... sure am missing my friends.
Working on those questions you gave me too!

Natasha said...

I hope that your time is relaxing but also very successful! I love the idea of purging too. It is so cleansing to get rid of unwanted stuff!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Lois Evensen said...

Good luck getting things accomplished. Perhaps you can divide the day to include some of those relaxing, fun things, too. You know what "they" say: "All work, no play...."

Ida Nielsen said...

Lovely list! I hope you'll get a chance to do all of it.

m.fay said...

love these pictures. happy to find your blog, it's darling.

hope you stop by mine and say hello.

m.fay
http://www.amateurcouture.com

Teachinfourth said...

Dejunking. The world (well mine) needs a lot of that from time to time. Hope you get yours done.

Michelle said...

Thanks for the award Erin! That is so kind of you. I have been enjoying your blog as well and our growing blog friendship!

We're doing a clean sweep around here too today, the hubby and kids our out running errands and so far we've cleaned some windows, pruned some shrubs and washed a car, whew!

I love the quote, thanks for sharing that today too-

Thea said...

I'm sure realizing and wanting to change is an important step. I hope you find what you're looking for. (and I hope your husband doesn't miss anything :)

Roxanne said...

You're so beautifully optimistic Erin. I hope you had a wonderful holiday! And don't we all clean out the crap when the husbands are away? Mine has never missed anything I've tossed.

and flowers pick themselves said...

i'm also tackling a huge pile of laundry today too. thanks for all this loveliness :)

xo Alison

Latté Mama said...

I love the things on your to do list! I need to do some of those things too :)

Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom) said...

Your blog and all your posts are so beautiful...it's like a breath of fresh air. Thank you.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your last picture is ADORABLE! The quote is great and the colors so so lovely!
Hope your week is off to a great start. xx

CHANTELLE said...

thank you so much for your sweet words! i really appreciate it :) your blog is so wonderful, it's full of such beautiful images!

Lauren said...

following you back from friendship friday (a little late) Hope you had a wonderful 4th!!! Happy MOnday

Jessica said...

I am now following your blog! Thank you for visiting and following mine!

Nancy and the Wolf said...

I love these photos! Sounds like a lovely day you have planned :) I do the same when my husband is away hehe x

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