Thursday, December 31, 2009

Beauty and art

So it's the end of the year, and I miss my blog here. I miss sinking into a chair during naptime and catching up with my good old friends. I miss doing things because I enjoy them, as it seems my life has become dominated by a to-do list and practicality. And for some reason, Fly lately has been telling me, "I miss you."

Maybe that's why recently I've been craving beauty and art.

And I'd like a side of order.

I look around my house and see the clutter of toys and Christmas packages and stuff JP has left out because he, too, has become stretched and straightening up isn't a priority around our house.

Not beautiful.

I grab a handful of baby fat at my waist and fear that jowls are sneaking up on me.

Not beautiful.

I wake up groggy after five hours of broken sleep, and brace myself for what new three-year-old defiance Fly will hurl at me this day.

Not beautiful.

But I remind myself that this is beauty.

And this is art.

Maybe order will come in time, but until then I will just try to go back to my mantra, "A mama needs to have more fun."

Wishing you a more fun-filled 2010!

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Blogger chelle said...

Happy New Year .. may it bring you more beauty and more time for you!

Gosh your boys are stinkin' cute!

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you, JP and those adorable little boys!

6:47 PM  
Blogger Bloggy Mama said...

Ummm hmmm... Enjoy finding the beauty and art in the everyday, Damselfly.
Peace and Joy in 2010. :)

8:27 PM  
Blogger Mozi Esme said...

Definitely beautiful! Happy new year to you!

11:56 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Beautiful post. Happy new Year to you, and your gorgeous boys.

12:03 AM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Happy New Year to you and your boys!

12:20 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

They certainly are beauty and art! Best to you and yours in 2010. xoxo

7:11 PM  
Blogger mommyknows said...

A wonderful post. HNY :)

10:22 PM  
Blogger Madeline said...

Wishing you loads of fun! If I hadn't lost my camera in the mess, I'd post photos of my house to make you feel better. In between wedding planning, toddler raising, packing, and life in general I can barely walk through my own house. It's ridiculous. Lucky for us we've got some other pretty incredible stuff to look at when our houses just aren't cutting it.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Freckle Face Girl said...

I hope 2010 quickly brings you better & more sleep so you can deal with the other things in life. :) Happy New Year!

6:57 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

It's true. There is beauty and art there. And this part goes so fast and furious in the grand scheme of things. This a good reminder for me to notice it.

Happy New Year to you!

3:12 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

2010 is well under way and I hope that it has brought you all beauty. I know that I am also hoping for some beauty this year. It has been a few years... Let's have a positive outlook on this year and do great things.

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12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like your mantra. May have to swipe...I mean 'adopt' it.

4:30 PM  

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