MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR A season that arrives each year One I never tire of Like an old friend returning Leaves dancing across the street Crisp cool air across my face Layers of clothing to wear Opening the door to the scent of comfort food Football games to watch Enjoying time with family and friends A time that never lasts long enough Kristine Dubuque Ortega October 1, 2017
For those of you who know me, you are aware that I am not one to speak of politics. I have my opinions, but they are not vocalized often.
When I came across this quote, I was reminded of the negativity of where the world is headed. How the Government is run. The state America is in.
I find solace is knowing previous generations have also had their uncertain times. They have risen above and so will we!
The Summer Switch Out ...
Hot chocolate for ice cold lemonade
Winter boots for stylish sandals
Long sleeves for tank tops
Shoveling snow for raking the yard
Silence in the early morning to birds chirping
Bare trees to colorful bushes
Dark colors to bright hues
Short days to longer evenings
Comfort food for ice cream sundaes
Moisturizing before bed to pedicures
Warm socks to bare feet
She is a Blythe doll. She has a short purple bob hairstyle, four different colored eye choices (you can pull a cord and change the color of her eyes - aka eye chips!), she has a simple skipper style body. Most of her doll clothes I have found have been vintage clothes from doll collectors!
She has been my latest photography experiment. She has been teaching me how to catch the best light, has gotten me outdoors and has given me great joy to capture and dress up for these photo shoots!
Most of these photos have been taken on my day off. She brings me back to the days of "play".
She has reminded me to slow down, and do what I love ... Create!
As a child I was never into dolls, but she is different. Unique. Fun.
What have you done strictly "for fun" lately?
THINKING OUT LOUD A bitterly cold day Layers of comfort Daylight Savings
Time Looking ahead to a
new work week An upcoming blizzard in view Reading to catch
up on Journal writing to
be done Appointments to reschedule Momentos to cherish A charity to give to Promises to keep Photographs to take Springtime plans to schedule A day trip to the ocean Re-arrange clothes for a new season Calendar appointments to check Family members to visit Thank you cards to write Time made for what matters Wish for more time Hope for the best Grateful for it all Kristine Dubuque Ortega 03/12/2017
Met at the
coffee in hand
Sister, Like Me
way I lost you
his seven year old daughter
dad, A salesman
In a dress
shirt and tie
We spoke of
A person I
destined to meet
I needed to
talk, About you
person, You were
Turned into an hour
most sincere goodbye
rolled down my face
How I got
thirty minutes Original Poetry by Kristine
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
My Word For 2017 ...
R E L E A S E
I will admit I went back and forth between a few words for 2017. I had the word BALANCE last
year and I wanted to continue this journey. I feel RELEASE will help me hold on to the good
and let go of anything that is no longer working for me.
As many of us, this time of the year makes us want to start the year off right. I am thinking of small routines that will place me into my creative space during the free moments throughout the day. I have been carrying a book and a journal around with me for awhile. I would like to try my hand at adding sketching and watercolor to my journals. I would love to expand on my creativity, alongside of my writing, poetry and photography.
More of these thoughts in the upcoming weeks ...
What are your plans for New Year?