Friday, November 5, 2010


 "Not what we have, but what we enjoy,
constitutes our ABUNDANCE."
~ John Petit-Senn, Swiss-French poet

"ABUNDANCE is, in large part, an attitude."
 ~ Sue Patton Thoele, author

I selected A-B-U-N-D-A-N-C-E as the WeekWord... 

I didn't have a plan for what I would post?? Here it is the evening before revealing this week's participants & I'm struggling with this word....

When I think of those word association games, I instantly think of $$$ MONEY $$$ when I hear the word ABUNDANCE.
That's really odd, because I don't like to SHOP... sitting at the computer in my hotel room (@ work conference in Sacramento) this is what I came up with...

I have an ABUNDANCE of:
  • family & friends ~ no money involved - but in order to have a "plentiful" number I need to continue regular snail-mail, email, or phone communication; better yet, a personal visit!
  • work ~ umm... money does come into play here! I do receive a paycheck - but if my job were to be cut / eliminated, there are several projects I would continue to support on a volunteer basis
  • interests ~ yes! I do spend money on craft supplies - but, I've tried to consider the environment & storage of new supplies before I actually make a purchase
  • life experiences ~ yes! traveling is worth every penny! I would eat peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for a month, if it meant I could take a trip!
  • memories ~ I've journaled since the 70's - reading my entries, cards from JPE & the girls.... I'm overflowing with an ABUNDANCE of memories - scary, thrilling, touching, sad, overwhelming happiness...
I've read a couple of the early posts for this week's word & know you'll appreciate the variety of creative interpretations...

There's an ABUNDANCE of participants this week! THANK YOU to the new bloggers who have joined us this week. There are some fabulously talented bloggers in cyber-land! Don't forget to leave them a message when you visit their blog... I'll tap next week's host on Saturday, when I've returned home from my conference...

EMMA @ The Gift Shed

CARMEN @ Tails of a Biomouse

ALLIE in Wonderland

JOYE @ Joyefulart


HEATHER @ Love & Life at Leadora


KATY @ Creating Misericordia

 ADRIENNE @ La Vie Quotidienne

Just a Humble Bee

PENNY @ Antediluvian Crafts 

MARIA @ Simply Cool Stuff 

My apologies - I missed TWO of this week's participants... Please join me in stopping by....

CAROLA @ carola bARTz

SALLY @ Dairio

Saturday morning... picture me sipping a cup of tea, warm & cozy in my flannels & socks... jumping from blog to blog...... AHHH! contented!!!

"Riches are not from an ABUNDANCE of
worldly goods, but from a contented heart."
~ Mohammed, diplomat, orator, philosopher


  1. I love the photo with the bike! And your list is quite impressive and very very thoughtful. Lovely.
    You can find my idea of abundance at
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Oh no! You missed my blog off your list!!

    I am writing my post now....

  3. Dude, you're in Sacramento!?! Darnit, and I'm in Ohio :) Okay, next time you make it to my hometown give me a holler and we can meet up for drinks or lunch or an art store excursion! Thanks for hosting this week.

  4. Hi,

    Love the picture of the bike...I have always wanted one like that to put in the garden. Hope you are having a relaxing weekend after your time away.(-:

    I think it is temperate enough where you live to plant Sweet Peas in the spring.

  5. I love the flower picture, it makes me want to be a mouse and sit under it!

  6. The basket of flowers on the bike makes me want to go for a ride! Sorry not to play but I ended up with a wicked cold for my birthday, so daily life was about all I could wrap my brain around. What a fantastic list of participants--go YOU and abundance!



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