We have been working hard this week with many of you sharing through twitter, facebook and your blogs Monday’s post “Quit Fracking with Our Water.” If you read the comments, you can see all that has been done. Thank you, thank you, and thank you! Your support, engagement and sharing of your circumstances and findings are just what was needed.

So I just had to pull a face and lighten us up. Actual this is a face of mine I keep on file. It is also the one that Laurie Buchanan requested I post a couple of weeks ago. I keep it for just such occasions. I keep it because taking ourselves and life too serious to often can lead us to believe and act like we are all going-to-hell-in-a-handbasket-before-sunset. Not true… it just feels like that some days. So this is my face for warding off the evil face of hopelessness. I am grateful for today.

We have worked hard and now it is time to play so we can come back and work hard again another day. But before we go, have I told you recently how much I appreciate each and every one of you? – because I do 🙂 Thank you, always, for being part of the Creative Potager – where imagination rules.

Sprout question: When was the last time you pulled a face for the fun of it?

And as I close off, my heart goes out to the people of Alabama and other States as they start to recover from this week’s deadliest tornado outbreak in almost four decades .  Sending light and energy.

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10 thoughts on “Surprise!

  1. Terrill – This was the last thing I expected to find when I opened my email. The word “surprise” should have given me a clue…but it didn’t. I almost shot tea out my nose laughing so hard! I LOVE IT!

    Sprout question: When was the last time you pulled a face for the fun of it?

    It was on March 24

    Have a GREAT weekend!

  2. Great everything, Terrill — the face, the trees and light, the surprise. Can’t go wrong with a winning combination like that! It’s bound to be a wonderful weekend at your house — laughter, balance, harmony. Blessings to all, Daisy

  3. RELEASE. . . it’s what’s for breakfast!!

    Today I awakened from a dream in which I was telling my old boss (from 18 years ago) that I was done. I then got up and instead of hitting the ground running with my self imposed routine of ‘to dos’ I started photographing. I photographed whatever looked like it wanted to be photographed. . . . . all morning. That action put into motion the notion of a photo project I’ve been aching to do forever.

    I then sat down to the computer to work on the photos. I never made it past my home page though, as I clicked on the google icon of the Royal Wedding and was straight away transported across the pond and transplanted into the energy of celebration.

    So now it’s not noon yet and I’ve secured both creativity and celebration as my companions of destiny to escourt me through the rest of my day. It looks like I’ve ‘quit’ my old perception of ‘job’ and ‘work’ .

    As for the last time I ‘pulled a face’. . . .humm have to think about that one. Enjoy your weekend.

    • Good for you Alison… old perceptions of job and work are often hard on creative flow. I tend to like to make hay while the sun shines and snuggle in when the sun goes down – most days 🙂 Who needs to be predictable right?

  4. Ah, Terrill we need some release! And the more of it, the better. Laurie has good taste in photos too! Ha! I just clowned around yesterday with my youngest child, nine-year-old Jeremy. But if I were captured by a camera, I might have to hide under the bed!

    Likewise my heart goes out to those affected by this terrible calamity in Alabama and surrounding states.

    • Sam someday we are going to have to have a community wide face pulling post day! It would be so much fun for all of us to pull one of our best faces and share them with each other. And yes our collective thoughts for Alabama and surrounding states.

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