ladybugs and little things….

spring
Celebrating the sweet somethings
and tiny triumphs
in a week of ordinary chaos…
~first ripe jalapeno pepper plucked from garden
(largest of tomatoes on vines beginning to blush,  too)~making payroll
(never seems like we will but we do!)

~peach ice cream floats with ginger beer

spring

~storms swooped in to water thirsty ground…twice!

~buttery soft heart-share with hubby
~passing up flowers at Trader Joe’s for the plenty of fresh bright blossoms
already singing out loud in my own front yard
~ summery new cookbook
(I have a crush on the chocolate pie recipe
….in a graham cracker crust
….with a meringue topping.
(happy shiver)
spring
~healing happening in my neck and shoulder
~blogging beauty discovered
 through Liv’s inspiring e-course

and
               Jillsy girl’s watery goodness

~sharing shady cool waters,

lemony iced tea,
and face time

with cherished friend.

spring
~unrushed grocery shopping
(and ingredients for that pie)
~bright fresh beachtowel art draped across clothesline,
still smelling of chlorine and coppertone
(swoon)
~enough pain and pressure
to soften and squeeze
muscles and soul
to go free and let go,
lose the striving,
until peace settles like a mist
and fills the untangled spaces
left behind.
Rest deep,  my heart….ladybug love covers and keeps you.
“Listen,  when I was a little girl I used to spend hours looking for ladybugs.
Finally I’d just give up and fall asleep in the grass.
When I woke up,  they were crawling all over me.”
-from Under the Tuscan Sun
spring
(also,  celebrating the coming hours,
stretching out long and easy as June flows into July,
to set my fledgling etsy wings
into the wind,
catch an updraft
and wobble until I fly.
hopeful sigh:))
spring

Comments

  1. Sweet Jennifer. I love how to take notice and savor every sweet little moments that comes your way. It makes me want to slow down but I don't know how. JB

  2. the pie sounds amazing ~ big smile for all the ways you live your life ..the high and lows wrapped together .. sweet ladybug fly away home

  3. PaperPumpkin says

    This was wonderful, Jennifer! I feel a little vacationy now! Enjoy your Sunday, and that delicious pie!

  4. Hello, Jennifer!
    Thank you so much for leaving such a kind comment on my blog!
    I am overwhelmed by the beauty you share here. I am so happy to be participating in Liv's class; not only for the content of it, but for our wonderful classmates and the blogs it has brought me to.
    Have a wonderful day!
    xo, Anita

  5. S. Etole says

    I feel all
    embraced
    by summer
    thank you!

  6. i think summer is loving you right back…..i can't get enough of it myself 🙂

  7. Oh I love the lavender on the cupcake! I know you can eat lavender, but I haven't been brave enough to try any recipes yet using my little patch of lavender that is blooming right now! YAY it's blooming!!!

    I'd say you are already flying Jen with your etsy shop. You are selling like crazy! Good for you! Everyone wants a piece of your sweet joy that you spread around. You are contagious!

    ♥Lee Ann

  8. Oh I love the lavender on the cupcake! I know you can eat lavender, but I haven't been brave enough to try any recipes yet using my little patch of lavender that is blooming right now! YAY it's blooming!!!

    I'd say you are already flying Jen with your etsy shop. You are selling like crazy! Good for you! Everyone wants a piece of your sweet joy that you spread around. You are contagious!

    ♥Lee Ann

  9. You are just as beautiful as always. Even more now I think. I'll never forget your chili run to me. You are a good friend.

    Sherry

  10. rachel awes says

    i adore all your art!
    covers me w/feathers
    especially sings
    to my heart! (looove!)
    & buttery soft?!!! oh wowie!!!
    i love all your ladybug moments.
    & i loooove u! always! xox

  11. Sounds like a summer worth living! Love all the new card creations you are making, their brilliance lifts the spirits. I'm intrigued by the e-course you are taking on creating a blog you love. Thanks for sharing new resources right along with the words of your heart.

  12. Jillsy Girl says

    what a wonderful list (which even includes me! thank you and same back at ya!)

    psst…take a peek over at my place today!

  13. Wow – what amazing paintings to go with this wonderful list of things to be thankful over.

  14. Barbara Shallue says

    Jennifer, I love your sweet somethings. I know you're new to my blog, so you probably don't realize it, but I started keeping track of my sweet moments and posting them on Saturdays, too! (Great therapy, isn't it?? lol)
    Here's my latest…
    http://barbarashallue.typepad.com/musing_in_long_hollow/2011/06/sweet-saturday-on-a-diva-weekend.html#comments

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