Saturday, January 4, 2014

Tea cup cozy and blogging blues

My dear friend made this tea cup cozy for me for Christmas! Isn't it super fun.
I am confident that I have the funnest and cosiest tea expierence in my city. :)
 Do you want one? Sorry my friend, my tea cozy.
(yes that is green tea in there) ;) 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. :) 
We returned from the States just in time for the wonderful flurry of Christmas prep/Christmas and then New years. We are now feeling a bit challenged to get a good rhythm and rhyme to our days again.

While I was in the States I lost my nice camera. (I am so sad about it) I am struggling with wanting to blog because to me writing and pictures go hand and hand. I need color and I find it is through the lens of my camera. I have my phone to take pics and I am very somewhat grateful  for it, but it doesn't have the same effect for me.  

Knowing me my blogging blues will clear up. I have been blogging faithfully for 3 years now and it has been such a wonderful outlet for me.  Honestly I love looking over my posts and re-reading certain ones and seeing the pictures captured for that thought or idea and remembering. It is a journal of sorts and a fun story of my life in this little west corner. I truthfully don't want to let that go just yet.

At this point I feel a little bottle necked.  I guess what I mean is that there is so much happening in my life it seems to have made it hard for me to write because there is so much to write about and without the picture prompts it has made it harder, as the prompts and color help me express life. I have written 4 posts and left them almost finished in my drafts. 

Feeling Bottle Necked
Took this pic this summer when it was sooo hot and I
 was looking for things to be grateful for. 
Cold sparkling water in a green bottle.

What is bottle necking me: My mom's diagnosis of stage four cancer, my dearest friends leaving in February, my kids grief of there best friends of 8 years, homeschooling 2 kiddos this year, discovering a learning disability in one of my daughters, uncertain of our future and if we will move, realising that we will be the only foreigners in our town, trying to figure out how to improve my Turkish when I am home and homeschooling so much, aware that I haven't blogged-took pics- or created much of anything in a long time... well that's the surface. 

There, maybe writing that out will be like drain-o and unclog me! 

  ...and maybe after writing this post I will see my phone as a blessing and be content with what I have for taking pics. 

In my west corner,


GrammyKay said...

I enjoy reading your blog here in Texas. Hope you get un-bottlenecked soon! Sorry to hear about your mom's cancer. Prayers for you and your mom. God bless you.

Jill said...

Hey Becky,

Happy New Year to you. So sorry to hear about your Mum, and your 'bottleneck'. Writing things down always seems to help me move onwards and upwards! A blog can be quite a good outlet!
Sending you love, hugs and sunshine from Cairns and I hope 2014 brings all you could wish for.

Teresa said...

Glad to see a blog post from you pop up in my reader! What a cute tea cozy!

Creatively Content said...

Jill, Fun to hear from you again. Thanks for the encouragement sent my way.

Creatively Content said...

Teresa, Your a gem. Yes it has been quite some time. Thank you.

Creatively Content said...

Kay, Thank you for your kind comment...I do think I am starting to get "un-bottle necked". Thank you. :)

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