Tuesday, March 9, 2010

today's "t" ... and "life" happens

Today's "t" is brought to us by Ooglebloops - the theme today is "life!"
The tea I'm drinking is a powdered sencha green tea that you can just sprinkle into your water bottle, shake it up and you're good to go .... perfect for "life!"
I'm drinking it from my Tea Jar that I picked up at our local tea shop here in town.
(I've given you the link to shop online - but their website is under construction and the tea jars aren't listed yet)




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and now - for my take on "life:"
... a life this orderly looks nice from the outside looking in ...
but consider all of the "life" that is missing

... a little bit messy ...
but, oh my, the "life" that is here





a pile of shoes means people are home
mistletoe in March is a nice excuse to kiss
pictures in the mirror shows that friends and family are missed
a jumprope on the bannister is an invitation to play
a dog by the door is a safe feeling
kitcsh-y St. Patrick's day decorations means kids love a holiday - any holiday

"life" happens - why keep it tidied up?


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15 comments:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

lovely and thoughtful as always Kimmie
I do not see one messy thing at all :) ... it's all wonderful!

Happy Sweet T to you and yours!
oxo

Linda B said...

That is a lived in, warm, inviting home. I love your dog, what breed?

Judy said...

Homes are reflection of our lives. Yours is lovely and orderly...with signs of life...sweet life. I, too, love your dog. Pets add so much to our everyday lives.

Enjoy your Tea Tuesday. I don't know if I've ever told you, but I appreciate you starting this tradition. It's most enjoyable.

oxo Judy

Kimmie said...

our dog is a Bouvier des Flandres ... which is a cattle dog. He's never seen a cow, but he tries to herd the kids ... the Bouvier does his herding with leaping, spinning, head butting and body slamming .... very unlike the border collie who just psychs out the sheep with their eye contact. My kids give him a run for the money - but we usually keep him indoors when they're all running around in the backyard - he's just too physical.

Terri Kahrs said...

A home filled with love has elastic walls, and smudges, and crumbs, and laughter, and joy, and sticky hugs, etc. Ain't life grand!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

1creativeone said...

What a lovely LIFE you have shared with us Kimmie, perfect in every way. Hugs Christen

*jean* said...

what a wonderful post! i really love the jump rope & the dog...he is adorable! so fun to see a slice of your life....and i really want that cool glass you have your tea in...gotta link to send me?? i drink tons of ice tea and would love a glass with a top...

bad penny said...

Oh Kimmie I totally agree - when I'm complaining... "The house is a mess" my husband says.. "it's lived in"
I'm happiest in "lived in" houses !
We are lucky we can have pets though Joe had asthma is growing out of it ( I always said he would - he grew "into" it after all ! I never stopped having pets.

Thanks for stoping by xx

ooglebloops said...

I would have guessed a Wheaten- hard to tell from the pic - I didn't know Bouviers came in white!!!He is gorgeous!!!
Lived in is loved in, I always say!!! We all strive to have the Martha Stewart look - but few achieve it!!!LOL

Calico Paint said...

Martha needs to get a life :)

Poetic Artist said...

It looks like a loving home. Your dog is so cute.

Renee said...

Kimmie - one of your best posts ever! Looks just like my house. real life, camera captured. THANK YOU! Making me smile

Elizabeth said...

I love this post and the lovely photos of your life. Thank you for sharing them with us!

Rosie said...

Am with you all the way ... makes me think of that quote "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"! Your dog is so darn cute I may have to come over there and kidnap him!

freebird said...

Just super! I totally agree.