Friday, May 22, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
I just finished these curtains made from vintage travel souvenir scarves. The scarves are so fun!
I found these great vintage travel souvenirs on Etsy today...
A great vintage post card and lots more travel-related goodies at New Life Vintage RVs
Love this souvenir of Chicago tray at CalloohCallay
A sweet New York pin at GreytVintage
A garland of vintage European city banners at ScrappyPuppy
Niagara Falls salt and pepper shakers at NewportRoad
Vintage New Mexico souvenir apron at oldstufflove
swizzle stick collection at MyOtherFootsLaughing
Boston souvenir hanging plate at WindChimeGirl
Thursday, May 14, 2015
I've had an ah-ha moment! Actually, it's HUGE so it's more of an AH-HA moment. I've been really struggling with the concept of being put in a mold...
It seems to me that we are so often put in certain 'molds'. Age, gender, economic status...
The list is endless and they're all kind of awful.
We're expected to fit a certain set of behaviors that are more often than not thrust upon us - usually without our approval.
I've been totally guilty of going along with it and worrying so much over who I'm 'supposed' to be.
It's exhausting. I'm done.
AH-HA! I don't have to fit into any mold at all!
It's something I knew but I didn't really. It just occurred to me that I can make it REAL. I can move beyond my fear of being judged and just BE.
My AH-HA moment! I know, I know, it took long enough, right?
Better late than never, etc...
What a relief!
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
It's Mother's Day - time again for that awful clash of imagination versus reality which happens so often - in my life anyway...
Being a mother really was the ultimate thing for me. I have three daughters (now grown). I was able to be a stay at home Mom for much of the time when they were small.
I baked bread, sewed their clothes, knitted them sweaters...
I did become a single mother when they were a bit older which wasn't exactly awesome but I did still try really hard...
At some point though I realized that the mother I think I was, and am, is definitely not the same one my daughters think they have.
It has repeatedly come to my attention that they don't think I'm all that great.
I've really messed up in more ways than I could have ever imagined.
I'm never able to say the right things.
I'm a Grandmother now so I'm sure I'll do much better at this.
I really love being a Grandmother. So far the kids seem to think I'm ok. I guess all I can do is try and hope for the best but you really never know...