Thursday, October 27, 2011

And. . .He's. . . .Safe (The Adventures of Fatty Bolger)!!!

Home Sweet Home!

Dear Friends,

Thank you for coming by today~ We are all coming out of our "End of the Warm Weather Funk" that was hanging around the past few weeks. Some year we KNOW that we will remember to take it easy when the weather starts to change, as our bodies crave rest, and our spirits crave comfort during this time. :) From reading others' blogs, I suspect that I am not alone in this feeling! 

It is easy to get so caught up in all of the activities of fall (and in the back of our minds are the upcoming holidays),  that we forget how busy we have been all summer, and that we need a little down time before we can shift gears. Driving ourselves harder, however, does not give the hoped for results, but instead drives us into bed with a cold or fever. Then we HAVE to slow down and take care of ourselves, et voila! we feel better. :) 

If you are in a "funk" right now, and feel like you're liable to spin out into space, you have my permission to take a hot bath, listen to some beautiful music, and write down all the things you accomplished this past summer (or year, if you have time), and what you wish you could have accomplished. Writing things down is greatly therapeutic, when you don't know what it is that is the matter. Remember that the tide always comes back eventually, no matter how long it may seem!

Blessings to you all, dear friends!

With love,


Out in the Fields With God

The little cares that fretted me,
I lost them yesterday,
Among the fields, above the sea,
Among the winds at play;
Among the lowing of the herds,
The rustling of the trees,
Among the singing of the birds,
The humming of the bees.

The foolish fears of what may pass,
I cast them all away
Among the clover-scented grass,
Among the new-mown hay;
Among the rustling of the corn,
Where drowsy poppies nod,
Where ill thoughts die and good are born,
Out in the fields with God.

~Author Unknown


  1. I didn't know you had a blog, too, and now I see you have SEVERAL! What fun to read it, see photos of YOU, and find we are indeed on the same wavelength! I shall be popping in on your posts, oh yes, I shall, now that I've found you. Happy Thursday.

  2. That Fatty is so cute. That last picture is wonderful. I loved the poem. The perfect sentiment. Too bad the author is unknown. I've been doing just as you advised and listening to beautiful music. Nat King Cole is truly remarkable. Hope you and your darling family are through with your "funk"!

  3. What a sweet Fatty Bolger! Just a wonderful post, and I love the poem and music.

  4. beautiful inspiring post thanks Marqueta some great advice indeed it has been rather hectic around here and I will definitely be taking it easy this week! Have a great weekend Love Heather

  5. so true Marqueta as we have found to our cost...all of us have been a bit poorly over the past few weeks and I am still coughing like I smoke 50 cigarettes a day!! On the mend now though, thankfully. Had a few days at my wonderful Ma's over the school holidays. So relaxing, just sitting and sewing and reading a bit. Back in the real world again today though. One very grumpy girl went to school and one grumpy lady went to work!! Such is life. Dev x

  6. As usual, you knew exactly what I needed to hear, my dear friend. I got your wonderful gift today--I cannot express my gratitude for the goddies that you have blessed me with, and how much they mean to me that they arrived at just this time. I mentioned them on my blog--and I meant it when I said that God had timed their arrival perfectly. I've ben working on a box for you as well--and hope to send it out soon.
    Blessings to you all,

  7. Thank you for this post! This is an incredibly timely reminder for me, and I'm struggling to get back on top of things and not burn out completely right now. I think this evening would be a perfect time to follow your directions! :) Thank you!


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