Friday, January 11, 2013

mini retreat

I ran out of windowsills to set my next round of paper whites on. So my last pot went right next to the sink (near a window). It was an unintentional gift. I'd like to tell you that I planned on something so marvelous, but truly didn't realized it until this morning over the breakfast dishes. They are almost in full bloom and greet me cheerfully every time I come to the sink.

We don't have a dishwasher so anything that makes my job a little sweeter is recognized as a small miracle. I can't believe I've never done this before. Granted it's a tight squeeze, but it will now be my new tradition.

I'm sure you've heard how bringing your focus to even the most everyday task can be a form of meditation and source of peace. Well, fresh blooming flowers over dirty dishes seems to transform the task into a mini zen retreat! At a buck a bulb, this is one indulgence that I plan on giving myself regularly. Go hunt down some flowers or bulbs for beside your kitchen sink this weekend! Simple goodness. Pin It

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  1. My last amaryllis bloom fell over a few days ago (I cut it off and put it in water to hold on to it a few more days). Today I brought home a little hyacinth from the grocery that should open soon. It's on the ledge over my sink where I can see it many, many times a day. It's one of those little things that feel like a sweet luxury. Treat yourself well, Maya. You deserve it!
    (Guess what? I'll be making a Squam Sling with you in June!)

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    1. You just made my weekend! I'm so excited that not only do I get to see you again, but spend another day together! I feel so blessed, Dianne. You have touched my life deeply since our first workshop together. How sweet to have more real life time with you. Printing and sewing this time!!

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  2. I had an orchid by my kitchen sink last winter. What a treat! It looks like it's going to send up another bloom again! Enjoy your retreat.

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