My House 2011: Minimal Holiday Decor


i’m having kind of a quiet day today.

i’m a little weepy…

but not sad.

i feel a little vulnerable like this little light

above missing its halo…

it still shines as bright.

some of us are maybe grievers for the world,

extra sensitive to energy, so that even when

surrounded by love and inspiration…

we feel stuff beyond us deeply too.

i am sending you peace this very moment

just in case you need a little extra.

and a reminder that earth is the right place for love

(Robert Frost said so, so you know it’s got to be true).

this is my citrus tree…indoors in the midwest winter is hardly

a promising place to bloom but there is always hope.

i wish you light whether your halo is intact or elusive.

and i wish you love.

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. December 16, 2011 / 10:37 pm

    I was reading your post in a reader format no pictures and I thought you are talking to me.
    My oldest sister who lives 3000 miles away from me in Wales UK. who hasn't spoken to me since 1987 fell out of bed today and knocked herself out and strangled on her nightgown that got caught on the handle of her night table..I feel weepy myself and a little see she is the last member of my family save for me who was alive..I feel like that light..I still shine on too. Thanks for this post it was there when I needed it

  2. December 16, 2011 / 10:50 pm

    Our minister always says
    that people experience both
    joy and sorrow more deeply
    at the holidays; that is certainly
    true for me, who feels things
    more keenly than most all year
    long. Thank you for the extra
    love….I needed that : )

    xx Suzanne

    PS. Love your pics!

  3. December 16, 2011 / 11:47 pm

    Hugs to you, I agree there are times in the quiet that I look around and feel weepy myself. I miss my parents and think of family and friends that have passed on. Maybe in those moments is when we gather our strength to pass our knowledge to others as you did today…thank you. Di

  4. December 17, 2011 / 12:04 am

    This is such a lovely post. Yes, some of us are grievers for the world, I agree. I try to see good in this world and it gets harder every day.

    May your Christmas be merry!

  5. December 17, 2011 / 12:48 am

    ja manchmal hat man so melancholische Tage.Gerade so vor Weihnachten. Ich glaube aber das kleine Licht ist wieder so etwas besonderes, es wird mehr wahr genommen als die anderen.
    Eine liebe Umarmung für DIch.

  6. December 17, 2011 / 1:32 am

    As years pass, I, too, have also become very sensitive to the world around me. I weep easily when I hear certain songs, read certain books, see certain movies. I want to blame it on hormones and the like, however, I just think layers are peeled away from us as we get older, making us more intuitive, raw, affected. I hope you find strength knowing you're not alone, girl. Hugs! Lisa xo

  7. December 17, 2011 / 1:37 am

    hugs and peaceful thoughts coming from Boston~love the pic of the dog gazing out the window.

  8. December 17, 2011 / 11:50 am

    Sending hugs to you my friend, just ejoy the season. Bella looks so cute looking out the window.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  9. December 17, 2011 / 6:45 pm

    Michelle I totally understand exactly what you are saying. I think this is a good time of year to refelect and sometimes even Kathysue gets a bit melancholy for her three little boys that are now MEN!! Sweet memories!! Have your day of being with your sweet memories! it looks and sounds as if you have the perfect environment to do so. I wish you a blessed sweet day, xo kathysue

  10. December 17, 2011 / 9:19 pm

    Thinking of you. Wish you lived closer. It is sunny day in Seattle today – would like to take you out for a long walk along the water.



  11. December 17, 2011 / 9:34 pm

    Oh Michele – My heart breaks for you today. It's the sensitive people in the world like you who deserve just one more hug to let them know how much they are loved and treasured. Keep the faith, my friend – and keep looking up. Tomorrow will be a better day. ♥

    xoxo laurie

  12. December 18, 2011 / 5:43 am

    hey my sweetie … i with ya…
    it's good for you to have tears… it's healthy and it releases poisons, it's wonderful…


  13. December 18, 2011 / 11:37 am

    My mom was always ultra-sensitive when I was growing up and I saw her quickness to tears as a weakness… yet the older (and wiser!) I've become, the more and more sensitive I get. I will easily weep at anything touching or heart-warming or emotive! I don't view it as weakness any longer but as someone who is a little closer to their own emotion and those of others and there is incredble strength in that. I was so wrong as a kid…

    Sending you extra hugs and love today my dear – you have a wonderful soul xxxx

  14. December 18, 2011 / 11:52 am

    sending peace, hugs and love right back atcha!!

  15. December 19, 2011 / 5:12 pm

    Hugs to you sweet friend! Your photos capture the mood of the post perfectly. I hope you are now feeling stronger, happier and bouncier!

    Love love,
    Meera xx

  16. December 27, 2011 / 4:29 am

    beautiful, it does inspire deep emotion looking at these pictures.

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