What I love right now.

Happy Valentine’s Day! I didn’t bring you any chocolate or flowers, but I’ve been inspired by some lovely Valentine’s Day blog posts to write a little bit here. Pushing aside the commercial aspect of the holiday, this is a perfect day to pause to appreciate the things in my life that I love and I hope you have a chance to do the same.

I love that the days are getting longer. I notice more daylight in the morning and evening and I can feel a slight shift in the seasons. We have had a few days of thawing here, which brings hope that spring will, eventually, arrive.

I love my sunny bright kitchen. This is one of those small things that helps me notice and appreciate the beauty of every day. Clean dishes gleaming in the rack. A pile of clean folded dish towels. The process of preparing and eating a homemade meal. Small joys.

I love that I have the opportunity to create and explore a new path with my creative work. I have been putting a lot of work into making things for Seedling Design. I am exploring new ideas and learning about everything else that it takes to start a very small business. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to makes things and to explore the possibility of making a living by creating.

I love my family. Though they are far away now, I do greatly appreciate the people who have been around for my whole life and helped me along so much.

I love having the chance to explore new places. Although it is not always easy to be living in a new city, in a new state where I don’t know a lot of people or how to get everywhere, I am glad we have a chance to see what it is like to live somewhere different. I am excited about getting to know this area of the country. I have enjoyed learning about things here and I am looking forward to exploring a lot more.

I love and appreciate my husband immensely. I don’t think Valentine’s Day has to be all about romance but I have to mention Ray who is simply the best. Even if it wasn’t February 14, I would still have to note how grateful I am to have Ray in my life and how amazed I am by our relationship. I couldn’t ask for anything better.

What are you loving today?



  1. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 12:45 am

    What a terrific valentine! You have exemplified the essence of the day. Thank you for all those lovely images. You have a real gift.

  2. El

    February 18, 2011 at 3:24 am

    I love this post! I too am so grateful for the few extra minutes of light at the end of the day. Here's to spring! Hope you and yours had a happy V-day!

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