Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dessert dish.

I'm aching. I miss this small space of mine. I am carving my way through making time again.
Today, let's enjoy a virtual soft serve sundae:
Vanilla swirled in a waffle cup bowl topped with warm caramel drizzle and hot creamy fudge. Mini chocolate chips are sprinkled all around the bottom and the top is dusted lightly with toasted coconut flakes. The top is kissed with a bright red cherry, stem still attached.
What's on your dessert dish?

Monday, March 12, 2012

On my mind.

When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.
~Author Unknown

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am.
~Sylvia Plath

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
~L. Frank Baum

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Over and out.

That one's over and there's nothing I can do today to change it. The two month wait until marks are released begins and my next class gets rolling next week. It was rough and I have no idea how I did. I knew what I knew. What I wasn't sure on, I tried anyways. Fearlessly, I broke led after led in my pencil, hammered out numbers and formulas, and spewed ink until my arm ached. It is what it is.
For today, I'm soaking up the space with down time. I poured myself a cup of patience, mixed in a spoon of relaxation and added a drop of happy. I even tucked my little camera into my pocket to see what wonders it will capture. It's been much too long since she and I have danced.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Calculators at the ready.

Exam day.
3 hours - each mark on paper translated into minutes on the clock.
Pencil led in full supply.
Ink, too.
Nerves shot.
Last week summed up in a word - rough.
Deep breathe.
Another journey.
Determination - at max capacity.

Monday, March 5, 2012

On my mind.

You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.
~ William D. Tammeus

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.
~P.J. O'Rourke

Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.
~Chinese Proverb