Weekend Update for 10-18 thru 10-19

October 20, 2008

Saturday morning found my children hanging from an Oak branch.  Does this happen around your house?  My husband was tired of having this limb scrap the top of his big honking truck so he decided to cut it off.  Actually, he thought he could YANK it down and when that didn’t work he called in for back up.  The offspring.  Now, after dangling from the limb for awhile and realizing that this wasn’t the way, a saw was finally called for and the job was completed.

Afterward we drove an hour North and attended the NAIA Pow Wow.  It was loads of fun.  I love the Drumming and the dancing.  I got my fill this year as we went on a Saturday.  If you go on the last day then you usually miss out on all that.  I took tons of photo that I need to upload and share.  Will try and get that done on Tuesday.   

Sunday was a bit more low key.  After breaking up a dog fight (our Beagle is a little too aggressive for his small stature and gets himself into trouble from time to time), I needed a break.  I went to the one place that I can find total serenity, Old Stone Fort.  I hung out by myself for a couple of hours and came home happy and refreshed.  

Onward Ho!  Monday.  Hope you all have a great week!

Peace~ Dawn


Eye Candy Friday: Tree Accessories

October 17, 2008


Peace~ Dawn


Reach Out

October 15, 2008

In this time of grasping
In this time of need
I’m gonna lift my eyes up to sky
I’m fall down on my knees
and I’m gonna sing for all I’m grateful for
I’m gonna list all that I’ve seen
I’m gonna give till I ain’t got no more 
then I’m gonna do it all over again.
Each time a new beginning,
each time another step in
till the doors have all been open 
and we can all claim a piece of the win.


We all need help from time to time.  We all need to remember we are in this together.  You can not shut down and live.  It is not possible.  The only way to live is to give.  Think about how wide your heart opens up when you give to someone else.  Now, go here 29 DAYS and listen to the challenge.  Whether or not you choose to participate officially, at least entertain the idea of doing it for a bit on your own and see, just see, if in this time of grasping, in this time of need, that you don’t feel a bit better, less scared and more FREE!!

Blog Action Day 2008


Autumn Mandala 10/14/08

October 14, 2008

Autumn is so full of beautiful details. There is so much to look at and so much to create.

Caroline has a great post on Mandalas and then I looked at my date book and the theme of the week is. . . Mandalas. It stated that you should go out into nature and create a mandala using whatever you can find as inspiration. So I did!!

So now I challenge you–Go forth into the wild (whatever that is for you), find leaves, stones, shells, feathers, whatever catches your eye and make a Mandala. Enjoy it for a little bit and then give it back to nature.

Congratulations! you are part of the never ending cycle of birth and creativity!! Have a blessed and joyful day!!
Peace~ Dawn


Sacred Life Sunday: Oktoberfest ’08

October 12, 2008

Oktoberfest ’08, originally uploaded by DawnsRays.


Saturday October 11, 2008 OKTOBERFEST in Germantown — Nashville, Tn.

Beer, Polish sausage, Oompah bands, beer, crafts, pretzels, beer, people watching, local bands, beer, what more could you ask for on a clear, warm October day?

It was so much fun. This section of town is historic and they block it off each year for the festival. It is a really quaint neighborhood and as you walk around you feel like you know everyone!

When we first walked in there was this woman tending her garden and she was gathering seeds from this awesome plant. I walked up to her fence and was commenting on how beautiful her flowers were and she said, ” do you want some seeds?” I was so surprised by that sudden act of generosity for a (soon to be buzzed) stranger. It was great. I said “yes”, of course and collected my seeds, thanked her and went on my way. Great start to a great day.

Hope you encountered some generous strangers or was one yourself. Happy OKTOBERFEST, everyone!


Eye Candy Friday: Mums The Word

October 10, 2008

Mums The Word, originally uploaded by DawnsRays.


Rain Equals Green

October 8, 2008

Don’t you wish when it rained that sometimes cool stuff like jewelry or money would fall down too.  We are getting some looonnnggggg over due rain here today and while it didn’t spawn this bracelet, I did.  I made it yesterday for a friend who has been really sweet and I thought she deserved something sweet back.  

This weekend is Oktoberfest AND Robin Williams in concert!  so exciting!!  Today is a hectic day at work.  Lots of folks to see–which is a good thing seeing as how, lately my book has been kind of dry like the weather.  

Here’s hoping that your week is going well.  Peace~  Dawn