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Sunday, June 26, 2016

MUDDY WATERS ...

Original Photography by Kristine


MUDDY WATERS

As I sat
Thoughts of days gone by
Have I made the wrong choice?
Did I muddy the waters,
and disrupt the natural flow
Should I have been more patient
Or was the timing right?
Feeling lost
I gathered my worry
and continued on
In hopes of a sign
One that would be so bright,
there would be no mistaking it
Wanting more
Or needing less
A fine line
That lingers in the air
Slowing disappearing
Until tomorrow
The next day
And the day after that

Kristine Dubuque Ortega
06/26/2016  

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Moving In Slow Motion ...

My Original Photography 



MOVING IN SLOW MOTION

Watching myself from above
Many lessons to learn
Accept others opinions
Get a hold of my emotions
Stay open to attraction 
Show up in my life
Moving in slow motion
Listen to my heart
Follow my own beat
Believe in myself
Trust in what I do know
Remain strong willed
Swaying to the music
Leaving the rest to chance







Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day ...



Photo found on PinTerest 

Later In Life ... 

We Appreciate The ... 
Accordion Lessons
Help with Homework 
Cheer Leading Practices
Orthodontic Appointments
Baseball Games
Halloween Costumes
Three Course Meals
Free Hugs
Basketball Practices
Homemade Soup
Shopping Trips
Science Projects
Taxi Rides 
Three Meals a Day
Clean Laundry 
Snacks on Request 
A Full Refrigerator 
A Clean House
Great Coffee
An Ear To Listen 
The Best Advice 
With 
Never a Complaint 

Happy Mother's Day, Mom 
I Love You 
Xo





Thursday, May 5, 2016

Throwback Thursday ...




THROWBACK THURSDAY 
Who remembers this ad?

 My Dad was a member all those years ago. I remember him saying, "Pick an album you like". A phrase that will never be uttered in any modern day household today. I remember my small finger following down the musicians and album titles to choose from, in my tenth year of life. Yes, I came across Eddie Rabbit's, I Love A Rainy Night (with the album titled with the same name). Perhaps this is where my Country Rock / Country Pop attraction began. I remember the excitement when a thin square box held the mailbox cover open. My Dad handed it to me saying, "This is yours". I remember going into the living room and setting up my Dad's compact record player. I flipped open the paddle locks, found an outlet for power, took off the cellophane and placed the vinyl down. Turned the power on and placed the needle to hear my music choice. When he began to sing I knew I had made a good choice. I am unsure why this moment stands out to me, but I do believe it was only the beginning of a life that would always include the love of good music! 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Welcome May!

Original Photography by Kristine 

Welcoming The Month of May! 

So I am back after a month of writings for April Love (Susannah Conway's April Love). Thank you all for staying with me for these posts, I had been wanting to add a writing practice to my blog for awhile. Hoping you enjoyed it!

Something New! 

Each Spring I find myself making a list of places I would like to visit.
This year I gathered a few places right in my hometown of Boston, MA. 

My Spring 2016 List:

Swan Boats - Boston Public Gardens
The Boston Public Library
Museum of Fine Arts
Sam Adams Brewery
The Algiers for a Great Cup of Coffee 
Bull & Finch Pub (The Cheers Bar)
Brick and Mortar for a Delicious Meal 
 The Bleacher Bar to Watch a Red Sox Game 
Central Bottle for Wine Tasting

What is on your Spring List? 








Saturday, April 30, 2016

April Love -- Day Thirty ...




Dear Kristine,
I am writing to tell you it will be alright. Knowing you, better than anyone I have many hopes for you. Grow more confident in who you are.  Stay Strong. Breakdown when you need to. Stay true to yourself. You will blend in as an old soul in this modern world. Bend but never waver. Never lose faith. Believe in your way of thinking. Accept who you are. Move through this life with more ease. You have it in you. Dig deep and you will find it. Use the qualities you have been given. Know that you have come a long way. You have already found your passions, continue to work on them. Show the world the smile that gets you compliments, and laugh that is contagious. I think we need more of that. You will find your niche, give it time. You will never be without worry, but you will adapt better. You will always have a guardian angel through the difficult times. Your future looks bright, continue to be you - and you will get there!

Friday, April 29, 2016

April Love -- Day Twenty Nine ...



Dear Sanctuary,
You are where I retreat to find answers. When silence is needed. To sort out my thoughts. To be still. To listen. To ease the pain. To find peace. To ask the questions. To find balance. To listen to my own voice. You are my escape. A haven I can find my center. To take fresh air. View nature. Watch the light dance on the water. To find solitude. To return home, whole.



April Love -- Day Twenty Eight ...


Dear Laughter,
Your best characteristics are belly laughs, making me feel light headed and not being able to catch my breath. Conversations, Jokes,  and movies bring out the best in you. I could watch my friends and family mimic you all day. I love seeing this effect take hold. A moment in time. A snapshot that I would love to bottle up for safe keeping. The best times are when I am with friends and family and you accompany us. Please continue to visit to brighten my days.

April Love -- Day Twenty Seven ...




Dear Change,
I have never been in favor of you. Although, I have had many in my life. I am not fearful of you, and I like to feel secure. You bring uncertainty. Anxiousness. I do prefer things remaining the same, in this ever changing world. Status Quo. Existing conditions give me comfort. Feeling prepared. Ready for the next turn. I have learned to stop and start again. Gaining confidence with every turn of events. You have taught me flexibility which I am grateful for. All I ask is if you continue to show me a path to better myself in home, love and life.