Monday, February 9, 2009

heavy-hearted, bummed out me!!


a few months ago i made myself a promise that i wouldn't blog unless i had something positive and uplifting to say. kind of like grandfather farmer used to say, "if you don't have something nice to say about someone don't say anything at all." i came home tonight with no intention of blogging. not in the mood is how i thought of it in my head. nothing bad has happened, no major incident. it's just a gloomy, unmotivated feeling. so when i got home, i changed into my extra warm, snuggly pajamas and sat down to start a new book, second glance by jodi picoult (loaned to me by my daughter). only 3 pages into the book, i thought surely there are others out there feeling this way tonight as well. maybe it is my mission to spread some cheer. so, here i am, heavy-hearted, bummed-out me saying winter can't last much longer. harbingers of spring are just around the corner. don't let dire economic talk get you down. feel blessed and glory in the little joys of life! all of the photos in this post were taken by me last spring and very early summer. they make me smile, bring back happy memories and renew my faith that a spirit reawakening is on the wing. enjoy my friends!!











i promise that my old light-hearted, joyous self will be here when you next visit!!

17 comments:

willow said...

Blame it on the full moon, Julie! I feel exactly the same.

Betsy said...

The toes are cute! :)

supplies overflowing! said...

Thank you !

Christine said...

Love your cheery pictures today, thanks for sharing.

steviewren said...

I am so ready for sandal weather myself! Jump a fast plane to AL. You will love the shirt sleeves only weather we've been having. Hurry, because it won't last!

lori vliegen said...

ahhh, just what i needed!! love the sandals...and those sweet toes are loving their freedom! :)

Strider said...

Hey! I'm glad you found your "Happy Thoughts"......it helped you to fly (From Hook)

BEN AND JACI said...

Bringing us all cheer all day long, what would we do without you? :-) Have a fantastic night, spring will be here in no time!

Mmm said...

happy pics though.

Shana said...

I think a lot of us are feeling the same way after this cold and snowy winter. Like you, pictures of spring/summer always cheer me up. Thanks for sharing. (I especially love the one of the newly planted fields.) I just keep telling myself only a couple more months until we can look forward to some warmer days. :)

Linda Mahoney said...

You are right, and thanks for sharing. We are having a terrible drought in So. Texas, but as someone pointed out recently, every day is one day closer to rain.

As one of my favorite blogs, I am giving you an art blog award. It can be copied from my blog at http://artbylindamahoney.blogspot.com/ You are asked to list 7 things that you love and give the award to 7 other artblogs.
Congratulations,
Linda

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson said...

Julie, the photos are beautiful. and I LOVE the pear collage! LOVE LOVE LOVE it. My favorite sound is music I think, all kinds of music, from Jazz to hip hop to the sound of my own attempts to play violin. So can I be included in the giveaway???

I am giving you an award, on my blog. Visit my Paper Paintings Blog at http://elizabethsthilairenelson.blogspot.com/ and pass it along to seven of your favorites!

Staci Danford said...

Love the photos... It must be in the air lately.. Even across the states a sense of gloom has somewhat overtaken my usually perky self as well. YUCK on that... Thanks for your happy images, and may we all join together in happy thoughts.
Staci

Artist Unplugged said...

"The sun will come out tomorrow...."

Jackie said...

I know we are a long way apart but I'm sure the seasons change as quickly where you are as they do here.
Cheer up, its nearly spring.

Karine said...

A wonderful post, Julie. I have actually wondered how you could be so positive all the time. I certainly don't feel happy all the time, even though it would be nice. Your photos are very very smiley!!

Wildeve said...

I love the cute feet pictures especially. I have been feeling much like you, but you put such a positive spin on it! thanks for cheering me up!