Friday, January 2, 2009

A New Year and Old Dust Bunnys

Nothing like the morning sun shining through the windows on a New Year to expose the dust bunnys that were born in 2008 and still remain. I'd love to say that I had a hard time letting them go, but they are a reminder of the cleaning I did not get done for the holidays. And as Isaac pointed them out to me I told him, "yeah, look at them. I am okay with them". And with his cute smile he looked at me and said" yeah gramma, we are okay with them!" And our new year started with a humble acceptance of all things not perfect:) I do plan to get rid of them this year, but without the urgency that made me procrastinate last year! It will be a treat to me when I indulge on it.

No resolutions this year to speak of. I just want to be more honest with myself and my walk, and continue to be a blessing to others if I can be. I want to be more ernest in my prayers, and honest with my heart. When I say I pray for others, it is not in a closet on bended knees, candles burning and silence. I pray (talk to the Lord) all day long as I do what I do. He is always listening and I am always chatting with Him in my mind and heart. He is quicker than the internet:) And I know He hears me. And I hear Him. We have an "Open Line" to eachother at all times and I love that. It keeps my mind from wandering to the things that might otherwise distract and "iritate me":) (USUALLY) I am working on me all the time. I don't have a religion, I have a RELATIONSHIP with the ONE who loves me unconditionally. I have no secrets with the Lord, He knows me inside and out. I am not the "Church Lady," (SNL) but I am Laurie in Ca. And He holds me accountable to myself, and to my family and to you. I just want to be the best "me" that I can be with His help. That's it!! And I want to be a blessing to you and others who find their way here.

Oh yeah, and learn how to post pictures here so I can share my crazy life of collecting and grandkiddos and animals and all things me. You all post such great pictures and I want to be able to do the same. I am not keeping it a secret here, I just don't know how to do it yet. I am amazed I got a blog up and running (by accident and fooling around), and with a bit of loving pushes from my friends.:) Any and all advice is welcome here in this department. The quicker I learn, the sooner you will see.


pcb said...

From one grandmother to another...welcome to the blogging world. If I can do it, you can!

pam said...

I would love to see some pictures of you and your life. I will send you an email if you need help. (with the help of my husband who helps me)

Beautiful post, and I wish you a wonderful 2009. You are a blessing to me (and many others) and I hope I can be a blessing to you as well.

I left you a message on your post below as well.

Love, Pam

Lori said...

Amen. Love your comments here. First off the dust bunny analogy got me, it is so true thing are not perfect. But that is ok.

And I don't have a religion but a relationship...AMEN!! Thank you so much for participating!

saleslady371 said...

Blessings in the New Year, Laurie. I'm a new grandma, too. And I have dust bunnies!

Cathy said...

Yes, Laurie we are impatient. Instead of just being happy that you finally began the blog, right?
I loved your last post, great insight and wanting you to know that your prayers and friendship is priceless! Love you, sister!

DeeDee said...

loved your comments beginning to love you! Sista ta Sista!
I am gonna emal you tonight.

Joy, DeeDee

Dawn said...

Wonderful, honest thoughts. I'm glad we found each other.

My daughter is my guru - she does all the fancy stuff for me. But I did learn to download pictures both on blogger and with If you use Blogger, you just click on the picture icon in the toolbar and it will take you to a browsing option in your picture files. Flickr does the same. I had to quit Flickr because that is how my blog stalker was able to take all of my pictures and copy them in an inappropriate way. Sad stuff! It's why I had to go private.

pam said...

Laurie, I finally got the tag up, it is a little ways down on my page. Please check in out.

Love, Pam

Laura said...

I am so excited that you are writing, and what a wonderful voice you have. You would have laughed at the dust elephants hiding under everything when we moved houses. Happy New Year, dear friend.

Rach said...

LOL, Laura, dust elephants! Have you been lurking at my house?

There's a nice metaphor with those dust bunnies, Laurie. Really and truly.

If you need a tutorial on posting photos, shoot me an email and I'll help ya out! :o)

Love and hugs,
Rach :o)

Bonnie said...

I love your outlook. I hope to clear the static in that "open line" between myself and God this year. What a wonderful relationship you must have with Him!!!! It looks like there are lots of folks helping with the pictures but...I'll offer, too, if you need help! Blessings.

Just Me said...

It looks like you have lots of offers for help with the photos, so hope there will be some soon :o) I use Picasa for my pictures, so all I have to do is choose the ones I want and press "Blog This!" You can also make collages and "movies" with Picasa which are fun too if you want to post a bunch of photos at once.

Looking forward to seeing more of you in 2009 :o) Have a great day!