Monday, April 02, 2012


I can't help it. I'm in love with this picture. I don't usually love pictures of me, but this one is artsy and silly and perfect.
I had my laptop open on the kitchen counter as I was making dinner in the evening. I was reading comments and listening to music and blog-hopping and stirring soup. Then the sun came out, and there was my reflection overlapping my page.

In so many ways, this photo is the perfect glimpse of how I see myself these days. I don't get out much... I'm a total homebody. Its mostly just me and the kids and errands and housework and evenings with Daddy and... you.

I don't really know what it is about me that makes me enjoy writing this blog so much, but this online journal has become an inseperable part of how I think each and every day. You give me fuel and inspiration to keep taking pictures, to keep noticing the details that make up my life. I find myself getting excited about telling the story of my life in snapshots, for my benefit, as a record for my kids to read when they are grown and I am gone, and as a link to the outside world.

It makes me really happy that you keep coming back to see what I'm up to, what we are up to. I have a widget that tells me how many of you are stopping in on a daily basis, and I am humbled to know that you are out there living life and taking the time to visit... hopefully finding encouragement and inspiration in the photos I take and the words I write.


lynda said...

I love that photo! And now when I read your blog I will think of you sitting at your computer looking just like that!

Mary said...

Really a pretty picture! I wonder, does your widget count those of us who reade via Google Reader? If not, I'd bet your number is higher than you think!

Mary in MN

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Sounds like a good life to me! Getting out every day in the world is not it is cracked up to be. I am also a homebody and find energy, ideas, creative part of me like no where else.

Anonymous said...

I do enjoy my visits to your blog. Have a wonderful day,

Michelle in

marly said...

I'm very much like you and since being homebound as a caregiver for so many years, just can't seem to change even though I am now able to go out. Beautiful photo but I can't figure out how it was taken since I see no reflection of the camera! I guess I have no imagination.

MoonBeam said...

Beautiful self-portrait.


Beth Twist said...

Marly... Yes, it was a bit tricky to take, but I took it left handed, with my camera off to the side, and while I was looking out the window!

Teresa S. said...

I never miss your posts on my Google Reader, so count me too! :)

Edgar said...

What a great picture - and - how very well worded... love this post!!!