Sunday, December 5, 2010

a Sunday blessing

gotta say I am feeling a little like this photo...
being pulled in too many different directions
and feeling a little scattered -
no decorations are up here yet,
and I am just trying to get through the daily doings
and not ready to add any extra doings...
makes me feel sad.
and that is not what I want to feel during advent.
I have not had my blog fix lately 
and I am missing all of your creative inspirations,
and no art is being created other than creating projects for the students to do
(don't get me wrong - I love that)...
but I just am feeling a lack of excitement,
and it's the first time ever that I don't really care to decorate.
am I getting old? or
maybe it's because our oldest isn't coming home,
or that fact that it seems like sickness always hits me 
hard this time of year,
but whatever it is I want it to leave me right now,
so I declare in my loudest voice -  'out bah humbugs'.
I am still having fun with picnik so you may find lots 
of altered photos this month.  
this one is from my files so I can't give credit - sorry.
expect photos from me and I think I will be quiet most of the month
unless I have something just wonderful to say.
last year I posted everyday
so visit last year's posts if you need more from me.
maybe it's just my time to be quiet and introspective.
isn't that what advent is all about?
the waiting and hope to come...

The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. Thus, Advent is far more than simply marking a 2,000 year old event in history. It is celebrating a truth about God, the revelation of God in Christ whereby all of creation might be reconciled to God. That is a process in which we now participate, and the consummation of which we anticipate.


  1. Oh Pam, Thank you for your healthy prayers. i need them all. I just love this post. I'm feeling the same, just trying to get through what I have to get through, let alone anything extra. No art being made. I think you are right. I think maybe we could use a little quiet/alone time to focus our hearts. Thank you for this reminder & all of your prayers. & I love your holly & ivy painting. I was so excited to see it in Somerset this month. XXXOOO

  2. Hi Pam, I so love to visit your Blog - it feels like I've known you for years! I had to smile when I read about you not feeling like doing all you "think" you should be doing ;-) For pretty much as far back as I can remember, I stopped decorating. What a relief, no pressure! My friends and I had a chat many years ago about how many chatchkys we have and how we spend too much $ and time looking for the "perfect" gift for each other and end up with something else to dust and feel to guilty to get rid of - EVER. So I gave them permission to toss anything they had received in the last hundred years. I can tell you I have never enjoyed the Holidays more than having ALL my time free - no decorating, no cards, no baking - the only thing I DO is spend time with all my family and friends ;-) No gifts, just time - dinner out - it's so nice to laugh and dream about the coming year and what it holds. I think everyone should try it - it's so much more fun. The people I told this to said it was such a relief for them and they were afraid to bring up the same thing - plus we have all saved a lot of money on stuff we never wanted LOL.. just sayin'

  3. Sorry for my typo should be "feel too guilty" - not to guilty....don't ya hate that you can't correct it after hitting the button? LOL

  4. Love visiting your Blog but I sooo understand:O) Lots of hugs and prayers headed your way and Have a Great Christmas:O)

  5. I know how you feel Pam, I also am trying super hard to find the spirit and keep it's flame burning bright.
    I came from a large family that is scattered now across Canada and the U.S. and it is still a hard adjustment to celebrate holidays alone.
    I am wishing you the best and happiest holiday season health wise and creatively! Take heart!
    Tina xo

  6. There is always so much to do! Especially during the Christmas season. I hope you are feeling all better now!? :)

    Picnik is just too fun! I have to watch my time when I start editing photos on there. The time can slip by so fast!! I am glad you are enjoying playing with the photos! It feels kind of like making art...:)