OK -  from an outsider's perspective, 2012 has been, thus far, pretty sucky for us.

Here it is the 8th, and this is what transpired the first week of 2012:

I was in a car accident. My van was hit by a fed ex truck, believe it or not.

We are all fine,thank God. We were both going slow.

Hours and hours have been spent on the phone haggling with insurance companies.

More family drama in my extended family.

And Friday night we discovered that all FOUR girls and myself have head lice.


Pretty bad week by all accounts.

And yet I found myself taking deep breaths, and cracking sarcastic jokes through it all.  Not because I am a super hero; it is that still small voice whispering,  always whispering all that is good.  Finding things to be grateful for.  (like car rentals, washing machines, sunny 50 degree days in January, 24 hour Walmarts, and credit cards to pay for a cart-full of lice shampoo. Sprays, gels, foams and brushes, and husbands who will stay up till 3am waging war on this Old Testament- like plague, along side me).

But no more about little ole me.

Quite frankly, I am getting sick of hearing myself as I voice all of our complaints in life right now.  It is what it is: for whatever reason.

Here are some simple happy moments we did have:


Walking to "pick up sissies" at school. 

My Sunshine Therapy.

And my Shadow Shot Sunday pic of the week at hey harriet



Resurrecting an old scuffed up, and doodled upon frame that has one of my favorite wedding pictures inside it.

My Creativity Therapy.

And my I heart Macro shot at studio water stone



My big girl teaching her five and three- old sisters how to make peanut butter cookies, with dark chocolate fudge frosting of course.

She is shamefully posing in one of my first embroidery projects:  a tea towel converted to an apron with "tallulah's cafe" stitched on because Tallulah is the name I call my girls when I am too tired to keep all four of their actual names straight.

My Food Therapy

And my Pink Saturday Shot at how sweet the sound


And because I got soo many  good shots in this week here is a big dump of them, even though some of you I know, really don't care that much.

( I try to keep this blog from becoming a shutter fly photo album, because that is not why I keep this blog)

But sometimes I just can't help myself: After all taking photos is also one of my therapies.








Here's to feeling good.




13 thoughts on “Therapy

  1. Here’s to feeling good! And did you know that MY mother called us Tallulah, and I called my girls (not Tim…nope) Tallulah. Scary, isn’t it? God is truly blessing you into the New Year. And look at it this way – if all the dumb stuff gets out of the way in January, then the rest of the year will be terrific! That is how it works, right?


  2. great shots, love the ponytail shadow….
    I can’t complain about the weather this year…I just enjoy every minute….
    and nice to see we both share for shadow and macro…see you next week πŸ™‚
    thank you for visiting my blog


  3. Happy Pink Saturday & New Year! I was just piddling a bit again today and stopped by Beverly’s again, looked down at the bottom of the links and saw yours – the apron turned tea towels. I was curious and decided to stop and visit.
    I’m sorry to hear of your calamities – goodness “when it rains, it pours”.
    I love your little shadows and just really enjoyed the first photo of your girl w/her back pack. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of my vet’s daughter with that ponytail? Or just the general-look of a purposeful stroll and shadows. Precious kiddos!
    I visited your profile and what a cute picture. Did you really pull the teacup out of the pot? Or just pose that way? Cute and clever! In the face of adversity – we can’t give up – can we? Hope everything clears up fast! Enjoy the beautiful moments you have – they’re fleeting w/everything else that flies by us sometimes! (Oh yes, love the title and header photo). Jenn


  4. I like the walking shadows!
    If I had a shadow the size of the sun,
    I’m not sure how fast I’d be able to run,
    Or if I could flee from its ravenous jaws,
    While keeping away from its razor-sharp claws!
    Β© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher


  5. Oh no! That’s a horrible way to start the new year! At least you’re able to focus on the good and these photos are all so lovely! They certainly reflect the positives in your life right now and let’s hope the positives outweigh the negatives for the remainder of the year. Maybe all the bad stuff is over with quickly and so the rest of your year will be super awesome! πŸ™‚


  6. Bless your little hearts!! Let’s just assume that you’ve gotten all of the yuck of 2012 out of the way and it will be smooth sailing from here on out.


  7. I really hope that the rest of the year will only bring good things for you!
    Thanks for your kind words on my page!
    Photo is very good therapy …
    Your ‘shadow picture’ is beautiful!
    Rikke πŸ˜‰


  8. Wow, I’m sorry! What a start to the year! I love your outlook though. Good for you! You’ve got some great photos here and I say you should put as many as you want… it’s your blog!!
    I also came by to tell you that SSS wasn’t closing, but relocating to another blog but it seems you’ve figured that out now? I’ve missed participating lately… maybe next week I’ll get back into gear. Thanks for the power yoga info, I’ll have to check it out. I think I saw it at Target! And also thanks for the info about the “selfies”, I think I’m going to give it a shot!
    And *clink* here’s to feeling good!!


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