Saturday, October 20, 2007

Watercolor Fall

I am finally getting into the spirit of fall. I arranged this fall vignette on top of the entertainment center. How do you like the special effects? I was playing around with photoshop....this is called watercolor.

Yesterday, I went out looking for some silverplate treasures after being inspired by Mary and Becky's post of this week. But I really didn't find anything that spoke to me until I came across this gorgeous carved desk organizer. The pictures does not do justice to the beautifully intricate work. So even though no silverplate. I did not feel disappointed:)

Today, I am going to set-up my hay bales and pumpkins/gourds out in front of the house. I'll post pictures on Monday.

This brings me to a point I want to discuss. I have read several posts lately that talk about the all consuming life that blogging can take on. I can not adequately describe the joy and sense of friendship that I receive each day from blogging. In such a short time I have made connections with such wonderful people. As the words flow from our hearts we inspire and support one another. I have laughed and cried, discussed and fussed. In "Real Life" sharing thoughts and feelings is not easy for me. In group conversations I am often times the quiet one, so blogging offers me an outlet, a chance to reflect and comment. Why it is easier for me to speak up here, I don't know, the answer to that my lie in hours of psychotherapy that I can no way afford, nor would I want to. But the point I want to make is that yes, I concede....blogging can be quite a time hog.

As I was re-reading my post from yesterday, I was struck by the small amount of time I am spending with my loved ones. Time is eaten up with the daily chores and must do's. There is very little left to play. So my answer to this is to take Sundays off. To spend this day just as God instructed, not working but resting and enjoying the fellowship of the ones he so generously blessed me with. I hope you enjoy your Sunday as much I am intend to enjoy mine. See you again on Monday:)


Mary said...

You are so right -- blogging does take up a lot of time! I think it's smart to reserve Sunday for worship and family. And when you need a day off, just put up a picture and wish all of us a happy Thursday, or whatever! We understand.

Have a great weekend!

Nunnie's Attic said...

You're so right Rhonda. Blogging is time consuming. But unlike chores around the home, it's an enjoyed time consumption. And I really think that the reason we can open up more on our blogs than in the 'real world' is that there is still some sense of anonymity on a blog. You're only sharing what you want. You may be very open and honest but you don't have to be concerned with whether or not you'll be judged because you'll never know.

I agree with you that we need days off from blogging. But I have to say, I have blogged everyday since I started. I don't know how to stop. And usually on Sundays I tend to be a more spiritual in my posts which I think lends itself to spreading the Good News and keeping holy the sabbath. So what to do? Anyway - enjoy your weekend honey and I'll see you on Monday!


Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I agree, a day off is most important. Have a peaceful and relaxing Sunday! See ya Monday :)


Linda said...

I agree we can get very caught up in blogging, but I do love connecting and sharing ideas with others, I agree it is good to take a day off and I'm going to follow your suggestion.
Love the watercolor effect hope to see your pictures on Monday. Linda

Back Through Time said...

I think we all need to blog at our own pace and try not to feel "guilty" because we didn't blog or didn't visit. We need to do what is important in our lives.
It is great you are taking a family day and enjoy your Sunday, I am looking forward to mine!!
PS your little displays are great!!

Counting Your Blessings said...

I'm proud of you for being obedient. God will bless it, I'm more sure of that than anything! I made the choice not to blog on Sunday a while back. On Saturdays I prepare a "Church At Home" and then on Sunday I just have to click "publish post". As I've struggled with the issue of the consuming blogging time this week, I have to remember that my children are my first ministry and if I'm not being to them what God requires me to be, then I'm not being obedient. I love blogging and I'm shuffling through learning how to do it in a time effective way. Having you all in my life right now is so fulfilling. Blessings... Polly

Sharon said...

I found you through Bittersweet Punkin and I really like your blog! You have cute ideas. I will come back to visit again!

Blessings & Bliss ~ Sharon

Meggie said...

Hey Julie: I was just telling Leslie at A Friend to Knit With how time consuming blogging has become for me....but how much I enjoy it. I agree with Mary, take a day or two off whenever you need to...we all understand. Enjoy your family on Sunday and I look forward to hearing from you next week. Ciao!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Yes, the time can whiz by if you aren't aware of it. I limit myself to a very short amount of time, although I'd love to visit everyone each day, but then who would take care of the home? Just me! You just never know when you are going to find old silver pieces. I find mine here and there but did "luck" out and get three great pieces today..each one 3.50 and under. A sweet deal.
xo, Becky

BittersweetPunkin said...

Beautiful post Rhonda! I will see you on Monday! Have a lovely weekend!

L said...

Thanks for the comment...and I'm glad I stopped by here. I know some many things, not just blogging, can take us away from what's important. Enjoy your Sundays!!!

Leigh Ann

Karen said...

I know what you're saying. Blogging has become a time eater for me, but like you it's a way for me to connect. Thanks for reminding me, however, that it shouldn't be all my time.

The sermon of the day. Thanks!

Sweet Remembrance said...

Well said!
I have cut back a bit lately, and don't blog much at all on weekends unless I have a free minute in the evening like now!
Hope you enjoyed your day...I did mine, had some good old family time at the movies!