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CicelyRobinLaing©2014

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Please… really… Let me be snowed in….
The “Holidays” really take it out of me….
I love them and yet….
they can be such a “black hole” when it comes to time….
Maybe it’s just me… but every year,
I try to get all my holiday “to do”s done way ahead of time…
and still, here it is almost January….
and I still have unfinished “Holiday” business….
A Holiday Hang-Over of the “Rats! I didn’t get that done!” type…..
Still, Santa came on time….
I got almost all the gifts wrapped….
And about half of the lights are hung and working….
But I am sleep deprived and living off chocolate and cheese…..
The floor is covered with bits of wrapping paper….
And the cats have stolen ornaments from the tree….
Still, there is happiness….
I enjoyed the magic….
I get to spend time with my partner and kids….
We even survived multiple family get togethers….
And enjoyed a few days of sleeping in….
Ignore the chores….
I have come to accept that I just can’t do everything….
Less posts on my blog in exchanged for baking cookies with my kids….
Laundry stacking up so I can go shopping with my daughter….
That Holiday letter I started in October, that may not go out till April….
If ever………………………………….
I may feel a little regret…. or a lot………..
for not completing my latest art “master piece”…..
but playing board games with my son is just so much more rewarding….
Maybe I should be cleaning out the back hallway closet…
But really…. who cares when there are Christmas cookies left to eat….
So, let me be snowed in….
Whether it be real snow…. or just me ignoring the world outside….
Put on a Holiday movie and pour me a bit of cocoa….
The Holidays are a gift of time….
To be shared with family….
And really….
Everything else can wait….

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And for the 31st? Forget the nog or bubbly… I got a bottle of Scotch…. Thanks Santa!

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Happy New Year!

 

 

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Cicely Robin Laing © 2014

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I don’t have the answers to the woes of the world…
I can’t even solve my own…
but a little fuzzy love…
and mindless distraction…
helps bring the stress level down…

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It’s been that kind of day….

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Hope your’s has been better….

 

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CicelyRobinLaing©2014

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I’m ready for Life to stop throwing random things at me…
or at least slow it down a bit…

It’s all fuzzy and cuteness… until it’s flying at your face…

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November has started without me…
The family crisis that interrupted my daily art project in October continues. I am overwhelmed and really wishing for “my mommy”… but that miracle of having someone come along and fix all my problems is not going to happen… So, I’ll settle for an occational hug from a friend… and just keep going forward as best I can.

I also have to accept that it’s okay to be cranky and tired…

…… I will post nonsense here when I can… and hope that the future hands me a life where I get more time for my silly art…

……………. and does anyone know how to teach kittens not to jump up on kitchen counters?

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……………………………………………………………. one just bit my toe…

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Cicely Robin Laing © 2014

 

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CicelyRobinLaing@2014

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Multi-tasking is a myth…
When the world throws a rainstorm at you, sometimes you just have to take cover…
And let the drops land where they may…

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Why can’t I get everything done?
My artwork, my writing, my laundry, my acting, my teaching, my parenting, my homeschooling, eating, sleeping, breathing, this blog….
Every thing I NEED to get done…
Is an excuse for the OTHER thing I didn’t get done…

I feel like I’ve been trying to juggle raindrops…
Every little thing thrown my way, I’ve tried to catch and do something with…
I try to……………
Learn something…
Control something…
Help something…
Accomplish something…
Document something…
Play with something…
Notice something…
Remember something…
Acknowledge something…
Realize something…
Judge something…
Love something…

And most of all… Do SOMETHING that makes it appear that I know what I’m doing…

What a perfect path for failure…… No one can juggle that many raindrops…

And if you try too hard… in the end all you get is wet… and too tired and distracted to see the rainbow…

I’m ready to get wet…
Ready to enjoy the rainbow…
So, go on world… keep dropping those raindrops…
My sun’s coming out either way….

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Image and words by Cicely Robin Laing © 2014

 

 

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If only chocolate bunnies bred as fast as the furry ones….

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Little Thumper’s tickling my nose…. ACHOOOOOOoooo!

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Oh… yeah… calling rabbits “mutant squirrels” is an inside joke that comes from my crazy fun family…
and yes, we call squirrels “mutant bunnies”…. and you should here us giggling at the zoo or state fair…
no animal is safe… everything is mutant…

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A very belated “Seriously Silly Sunday” post for my September project… Sept. 28th to be exact.

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CicelyRobinLaing©2014

 

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Why is quick sand never quick…

Why do we say “just a second” when we know it’s really ten minutes…

Why… why do we say “Pull yourself up by your boot straps!”
when the only thing you can pull with boot straps are boots…

And why… why do we tell ourselves, “I’ll just close my eyes for a second.”
when we know we’re going to fall into an exhausted sleep and wake up sometime next week…?

Well… that is what has happened to me. I got behind, I got tired, I said to myself, “I’ll catch up later” and boom…
a day or two off has turned into a week… maybe more. Of course no one really cares… but me.
So I guess someone cares… I care…
I like sharing my silly art and words here… It’s just a blog… but it is my blogginess of blogdom…
And so I will continue to post things… as I can… when I can… knowing that I will be a fickle master to myself…

Really… “I’m up to my eyeballs!” … which is also a silly saying… because if I really was… I’d be dead.
No, I’m just having to sacrifice my selfish bit of “me time”, so I can take care of someone I love.
And by given myself permission not to keep up with my own unrealistic expectations,
I am showing that I also love myself.

Sometime this month I will post the drawings that I did for my October Project… and maybe even catch-up on the last three missing posts from last month. I do… great! If I don’t… that’s okay too… cause life is a fickle time keeper, and I could never keep track anyway…

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me and given me support! It means so much to me that you care.

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and… I still have my hat on….

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CicelyRobinLaing©2014

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You really need to be careful what you say in front of your cats…
You never know how carefully they are listening…

And how they will use that information…

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A triple kitty treat for “Caterday” Sept. 20th

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September’s different themes for each day of the week:
“Macro Monday”
“Tale Spin Tuesday”
“Whatever Wednesday”
“Thoughtful Thursday”
“Family Friday”
“Caturday Saturday”
& “Seriously Silly Sunday”

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Image and words by Cicely Robin Laing © 2014

 

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