Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Thank you all so much for welcoming me back with such kind and encouraging words! I appreciate it more than you know. This past year has been an absolute hurricane for me, so please bear with me as I use this blog to help regain my footing. I love to write and I always walk away feeling more solid... so I think it should be integral to the rebuilding of my life. And it certainly helps to have a cheering section!

Enough seriousness. I made myself a red and white polka dotted swag this week and it couldn't be more perfect for me.

I have OPDD, in case you didn't know. That's Obsessive Polka Dot Disorder. A very real mental disorder that causes grown women to use polka dots in their living room decor.

More advanced cases may involve squealing at the sight of them.

Don't wait. Talk to your doctor about OPDD today.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Still Me

I first started this blog in 2008. A little over a year ago in 2011, my life-long identity crisis came to a head and I decided that the only solution was to delete my blog.


I suppose it was the most extreme way I could think of to express my dissatisfaction with myself. Sort of like deleting myself, maybe? (No shortage of melodrama around here, folks.) I did love blogging and hoped that one day I would make a comeback as a different person - all grown up and able to poignantly express my beautifully wisened self through words and pictures.

Well, I'm back, and let me tell you... I'm still me. And I'm still in full-blown identity crisis mode that I've come to realize is just part of who I am. Insecure and always hoping that my white swan transformation is right around the corner.

But these days, I'm finding myself okay with that. Shortly after my no-more-blogging tantrum last year, my life changed drastically. External circumstances bulldozed through my little world and altered its landscape forever, along with my perception of myself and so many other things. And now, the most heroic thing I can do on any given day is just to laugh... forget trying to be a better mother, housekeeper, blogger, quilter, etc.

So here I am - leaving behind the soul-wrenching angst at the thought of my 17 followers skimming through my text just to glance at my pictures - and fully embracing my ridiculous mediocrity, knowing that it has the power to make me smile like nothing else.

Made in September 2011 for my new little cousin, Charlie. =)