I Have A Hundred Stories, But No Words

Have you ever sat down with someone you have not seen for a long time and when you both look at each other you think or say, “I have so much to say. So much has happened I don’t know where to start!”

Writers block is kind of the same thing. Life happens faster than I can type or write down. And since a lot of life’s happenings involve my hands, I can’t always stop and take a picture either!

The last 18 months seem like a whirlwind of major events. And all those events revolve around my family. Our baby being born and my husband’s illness being the biggest changes in our lives.

Writing has always been a creative and expressive outlet for me but the words have temporarily stopped. At least for now. So I am engaging my creative energy on sewing and crafting, which I post on my other blog: www.mycherryavenue.blogspot.com

I have a hundred stories I’d love to tell. And I will. One day. Maybe in a few days I’ll post again.

Speak soon x

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The People I Like

Things have gone a bit quiet here in my Velvet Notebook. I have been busy at home prepping for Fathers Day, tending to sickly children and other matters. However, I have been thinking a lot about people and who I choose to spend my time with. People who help lift me up, make me feel happy, and encourage me to stay on my feet.

But more than that, I also like people who…..

Don’t mind that I use scissors to cut my pizza instead of a pizza cutter. They work great!

Don’t make me feel like I have to look good. Vanity is often the LEAST of my worries!

Can have an open conversation about anything and not be offended that the rest of the world thinks differently than them.

Give good advice. Good advice meaning the kind that doesn’t make me feel like I HAVE to do this or that to be a good mom. Best advice I’ve got: “do what works for you” and “choose your battles”. I understand now why my mom used to always say, ‘I just want peace in my life’.

Love a good bargain. Shop second hand. Spread the word on sales. Living on a budget does not need frowned on.

Appreciate homemade meals and handmade gifts.

Understand what tired means. They are the first to forgive my emotional outbursts, if my kids are in pjs all day, if I haven’t had a haircut for over 6 months, forgot to shave, and have lived on frozen pizza for a week. I was tired.

Don’t mind that I use kitchen towels (paper towels) instead of napkins when they come over for a meal.

There are hundreds of wonderful qualities that I love about my friends and family, these are just a few items I have thought about. Thank you to my wonderful friends for touching my life in so many positive ways and especially for reading my blog 😉 xx