Backyard Blooms

Bird of paradise



Bird of paradise

Look for the bee in the center…

flower with bee


My mind races a lot.  Things to do, story ideas, the need to create…and keeping up with my kids.  This, is generally at the forefront of my thoughts.  Things like, “Where did I hide the step ladder again from my five-year-old?”  “Where is my five-year-old, and what is she up to this time?”  “Why are the tape, scissors, and glue missing again, and WHAT did they ‘create’ that will require calling a licensed contractor to fix?”

And then there is the general confusion I suffer from…Trying not to call Audrey, “Sabrina” and Sabrina, “Audrey”… Usually, I settle with “Ausbrina”, and they both respond, “Mommy!  You’re SO silly.”  I try to act like I meant to call them that and laugh it off.  “Oh, yes, I’m so silly,” I reply.

Sometimes, I step outside to clear my head.  Don’t worry, I bring the kids with me.  It always refreshes me to look at the pretty colors around my yard…especially the Birds of Paradise flowers.  Their simply beauty makes me smile.  I go back inside feeling more relaxed, thinking happy thoughts, and mentally refreshed.  Sometimes, you just need some fresh air… and backyard blooms.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’d better see what Ausbrina and Ausbrina are up to… 😉

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