Sunday, January 24, 2010


This week I have been finding my bliss again and realized it was me who walked away from it, not the other way around. Having all the drama of the cat kids being sick and my cousin passing away and my mom falling again, I had forgotten what brought me joy, I forgot to do those things and forgot who I was for a little bit. Now that mom is home and healing, my cousin is with spirit (dancing) and my cat kids are hanging in, I could stop and remember who I am.
Why is it that when it is most important to remember we forget? At least that is true of me and I have a feeling I am not the only one.
This week I have been meditating deeply and doing art and reading and watching movies and
walking in the snow and napping, spending lots of time with my boys and saying yes to fun.
I went to a Scottish party, celebrating everything Scottish and it was such fun! I only knew two people there and it was a stretch for me to go, but I am so glad I did. Sometimes it is good to go outside your comfort zone and have new experiences, it keeps us young.
It is Sunday and I have a long work week ahead so I am taking it easy today, going for a long snow run with my sweet dog and starting the second Stieg larrson book "The Girl Who Played with Fire", glazing some porcelain and working on the big painting. It is a bliss day. May you have a bliss Sunday too. XOXO


Lynn Cohen said...

You have been dealt a lot to deal with lately. I'm glad the hard stuff is subsided and you are able to come up for air, breathe and enjoy life again.

I look forward to seeing the art that comes from this next stretch of life from you.


kj said...

ah, annie. what a treasure to read this. you inspire me!

i am very happy for you. aren't you glad we met in that great coffee shop? i am totally!

enjoy heart sister. i know you will. myself, the christmas everythings got put away in neat order down the cellar this morning, i am catching up on my favorite blogs, jb and i are shopping in search of a new washer-dryer, and i have tomorrow off. yippee up the spine!!! ♥

Anonymous said...

When you are lost in the woods you don't see the trees.

I think it's like that with finding happiness when so much else is going on.

sukipoet said...

the stressful times are so intense it is easy to forget what gives us pleasure. glad you have been having a pleasure filled few days.

ExtraO said...

Happy Bliss Day!

Annie said...

Lynn-Thank you! Hugs back. xoxo
Kj-I am so happy we meet, heart sister of mine, wish you lived around the corner, so we could have many more.xoxo
Melanie-It's true. xoxo
Suki-Thank you! xoxo
XEM-Thank you! xoxo

willowtree said...

Don't worry about loosing focus, it's a bit hard to enjoy swimming in the river when you're up to your ass in crocodiles!

Unknown said...

We need these days, they remind us of what is important for us.

Annie said...

Willowtree- :-). Would you please do a post soon!
Joey-That is the truth!

Renee said...

Robbie Burns Day did you eat some hagis?

My Mom is from Aberdeen, Scotland and so we adore all things Scottish in this house.


Annie said...

Renee, Yes Robbie Burns day :-). No
hagis for me as I don't eat meat, but I ate everything else :-). I love those Scotts too.xoxo

Von said...

Hope it was lovely in every way.

Teri and her Stylish Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, FurryDance Brighton, and Disco NoFurNo said...

I am trying to do like you, find bliss instead of thwarting it. And am feeling better, too.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I'm sure that not only are you not the only one, but I think this is very common. We forget! It's just so human, like a natural cycle that has to run its course. I'm really glad you found your way back to joy.