January 28, 2011

Where Does the Time Go?

It's been two weeks since my last confession. Actually, a little under and I haven't even noticed. Here's my knitting contest entry. Sweet Briar Rose, just as cute naked. So glad she's done. Now, there's one less worry. 

Days are passing, yet all I see are numbers. Except today, Friday the 28th. Garbage day finally caught. Missed it two weeks in a row, thank god we compost. I have til the 6th. to finish my edit and submit. Their guidelines seem huge. I'm not sure I even understand them. It'll take some days to get it right. I pray XXXXX appears whole by the 4th. My cards say, have faith cause I'm stronger than I think (or dumber than I look). 

January 15, 2011

Author Spotlight-Billie Livingston

Greedy Little Eyes  is a new collection of edgy short stories by Billie Livingston. With a face and heart as beautiful as her writing, Billie Livingston is a woman you'll never forget. A true master of her craft. To learn more about this book see the Globe and Mail Reveiw by Diane Baker Mason. Or click on the link in My Favourite Books to order from Amazon.ca. To Billie Livingston's home page. 

January 10, 2011

Tea With Friends

Lately I've been living with a joy thief named Guilt who stays in my spare room full time but never sleeps. Guilt has some merit but not a lot. I don't mind entertaining Guilt when it's constructive, but sometimes Guilt's personality is just too overpowering. That's when I call up Reason. Reason has a place of her own and doesn't come over very often. I always look forward to enjoying a cup of tea with Reason. 
Reason assures me, as we laugh over a cookie, that it'll all get done. That this is my journey and I owe it to myself to experience everything I create. 
Guilt, on the other hand, stuffs shortbread in my mouth saying,"yes, but you're wasting time. Who cares if you post another blog or finish the edit for your kid's novel? You probably won't win that contest anyway." 
Reason is always on my side, insisting that I have the skills and talent to accomplish whatever I want. That the powers that be will take care of everything. And if my desires weren't supposed to be, I wouldn't be thinking about them in the first place. That my dreams are little puffs of intuition gently blowing me forward on my path. And it's all good. 
So today I'll spend a little time with my novel and little time with my business and it'll all get done.
Thank you Reason, hope you come again soon. 
Have another cookie, Guilt.

January 1, 2011

Bright and Shiny New Year

A bright new day to start a bright new year!
Today many wonderful new experiences await me, starting with the idea that I can accomplish whatever I set my mind to. Beginning with the completion of my kid's novel, Tale of the Black Mamba. It's been a long time coming. The clarity of this beautiful day has shown me that I'm finally ready to move bravely forward into a life of gratitude and abundance in every thing I do. I will not fear who I am or be halted by my own false judgement of who I am. 

Today I feel my connection to all things.

The simplicity that is Clare,

and the abundance of the universe I trust in.