Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bumpy Days



Not everything is shared on a blog. The roots from this bright blossom go deep into the rock wall, hidden from passersby. I'm feeling a bit melancholy this evening.
 

Grape hyacinths poke their pretty heads out from under the rocks. How hard they have worked to grow in this inhospitable place.
 

I watched this boat for awhile on Saturday. The waves rocked it backwards and forwards, bumping it against the shore. Things have been a little bumpy in my world for the past few weeks and the outcome not a happy one. But like the gull who managed to stay on his perch while the boat rocked, I'm keeping my balance and perspective, knowing that the bumps will ease and there will be quiet days ahead.

Three more days until spring break. I will likely not be teaching full time after it's over, and that's okay. Full time work is exhausting as well as rewarding, and there are other things to occupy me. I've got great plans - some redecorating, definitely gardening, time with loved ones, sewing projects and lots of books to read. Three more days of school and a pile of marking until I get there!

34 comments:

Seawashed Living said...

You are such a good writer. You are insightful and thoughtful with your communication. I actually seek to live a hidden quiet life, yet I blog and instagram. May you find patience and strength as you wait for the stormy waves to pass.

aimee said...

May God give you wisdom and peace Lorrie at this difficult time. You'll be in my prayers this evening.
God bless, Aimee

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

hoping that there are better days ahead with fewer bumps....your roots are deep and I think you will weather the storm.

Elizabethd said...

Praying for you, Lorrie.

Alex said...

Empathy coming your way, Lorrie : ~~~
Hope you can pass through the turbulence into a new era, there will be delights to come.
God bless you : )
x

Mersad said...

I hope the stormy times will indeed pass soon, lovely images Lorrie.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that you will be feeling more yourself again very soon and that the break from full time work allows you more freedom to do as you wish and to be you again. Hugs to you. xx

Sara D.B. said...

Wishing you many serene and happy days. Hugs!

Mary said...

I'm hoping the bumpy parts have been caused by your battle with the 'flu/cold and, that once you're back to good health, you will tackle the day to day, and the new special projects, with your usual gusto dear Lorrie.

Lovely pics today, they blend well with your thoughts. Working full time especially is hard once we reach a certain age - I'm sure you've earned time to relax more and take life easier now. I can only just get out of the bed in the mornings now - but I do, and work through the aches and pains knowing I'm lucky I do not have to go to a job. I just couldn't face that at this time of life, although there are people who do and I admire them greatly.

Be good to yourself -
Hugs - Mary

ann said...

Those plans for the future are what will get you through the bumps. Teaching is exhausting, even, or especially when things go well. But when things get rough, we wear down even faster. Spring will refresh.

heather meads said...

Hello Lorrie. I hope you are enjoying your Spring Break and that you are getting a chance to regroup. I think you are on the right path with your positive attitude! Hugs and take care.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Cheryl and I were just speaking of this very thing yesterday, that not everything is shared on our blogs. I thank you for your honesty without details. I will pray that God will use these bumps and turn them into beauty.

Deanna

podso said...

I was just reading this morning (again) about how God uses the bumps in our lives … but I'm sorry things are tough right now. We could probably all write what you wrote--sometimes our blogs are just too pretty; appreciate your honesty.

materfamilias said...

I'm sorry to hear this, Lorrie, and hope you're able to find some respite.

Cheryl said...

As Deanna already mentioned in the comments, we had a discussion yesterday about "bumps" and being "real" on our blogs and how much is necessary to share. Thank you for being "real" without detail. Life is not always tidy, is it?

I pray that the Lord uses the mess for His glory and that His presence goes with you. Hugs...

Ida said...

What beautiful photos. Hoping those "bumps" ease up for you soon. I know how they can feel.

Carole Reid said...

May your days be less bumpy.
May they be full love, joy and peace.
May the Son shine down upon you! xo

Pamela Gordon said...

Lorrie, I'm very sorry to hear of the rough path you're on right now and hope it will smooth out soon. It will be a nice break for you to be free from teaching for a while. It's stressful I'm sure and also tiring. Take care and blessings to you. Hugs. Pam

ellen b. said...

Praying about your bumpy days and for the things not shared. May God bless you and keep you and give you peace.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

May quiet and calm come to your life. Amid the bumps we often find the soft spots to rest. Enjoy your time after spring break. So many plans in our lives at this time of the year. Today I took apart the fridge and deep cleaned it - not the most fun - but definitely a rewarding project. Now I think I will sew some doll cloths.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Ah yes, I don't like to share the downside of home life on my blog either - after all people come to read happy thoughts and see nice photos, don't they? ;-)
I hope the bumps in your road lead to a smoother path soon.

Vee said...

a thoughtful response was written...trust me...I have no energy to write it again...just know that once those papers are graded, things will be looking up! I am sure of it.

Millie said...

Lorrie, it's so true that not all things are shared in blogs...I hope your path will soon be straight and calm ..I will pray for that.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Sorry life has been bumpy lately Lorrie and hope that smooth sailing will be in your future. Enjoy your 'you' time after spring break.

Andrea Dawn said...

Peace and grace to you, cousin Lorrie. Praying things smooth out for you soon.

Dawna Motz said...

Take care Lorrie and know " this too shall pass ". Love your thoughts on the boat rocking through the waves. You have a wonderful way with words and capturing your thoughts. Hang in there !

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Sorry about the bumpy road you have found yourself on. I hope you can enjoy your spring break...and find a smoother road ahead. Hugs:)

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Sorry you are in this bumpy place. Hope you are refreshed during your break!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Awww Lorrie, I'm sorry that your road is bumpy right now. Hopefully your road ahead will will be smoother before too long. May you have a wonderful break and feel relived and relaxed when it is over.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I'm glad to hear the bumps are smoothing out. I will be so happy when June rolls around so I can get out of my toxic working environment. It takes everything in me to go there every day. I never take days off and yet have done so this coming Thursday since my son won't have school because of parent conferences. I love three day weekends and don't have plans to do anything other than hang around the house and get some cleaning done and a whole lot of taking care of me. Sending blessings your way, Tammy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hopped over from your comment somewhere else , cuz I wondered how you were doing. Hope things continue to improve ... And enjoy Spring break! From this old retired lady's perspective part time work sound wayyy better for you. It's not as if you don't have any other interests (no matter how much you love your job!).

Denise said...

Hi Lorrie, I'm so sorry to hear that things have been difficult for you lately. It's not always easy to be honest on our blogs, and we appreciate yours. You've been a good blog friend, and I'm thinking of you and praying that things will soon be better. Your pictures are lovely, as always Lorrie, and I enjoyed seeing them. Take good care of yourself and good luck with your grading.

Warm hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Linda Jo said...

Praying for your bumps. I hope things are better by now. Hugs to you, sweet friend.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

You have written about what I've been experiencing lately too Lorrie...
Bumps happen from time to time, I hope things iron themselves out for you.
My son left for Melbourne, Australia yesterday so that leaves the two of us, on our own.
I've had a weepy day - thank goodness I have work tomorrow to take my mind off things!
Praying for you and sending warm hugs
Shane x