"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Friday, February 1, 2013

the dance floor


I will be dancing
with her this weekend,
twirling her around
in my fingers,
and sashaying arm and arm
with her around our wooden floor,
dust bunnies not too far behind.

I will do what needs to be done
without over-thinking,
without overdoing,
without resenting
that both kids are sick again,
that the Mr. is sick, too...

Because it's Friday,
because it's February,
because the sun is out,
because I can still write to you
and tell you what I'm thinking...

Because mindfully shooting our life through a lens
opens a brand new door,
reminding me that even with sniffles,
fevers, and stomach pains,
I can still invite
to prance along
our dance floor.

Wishing you a happy and healthy weekend with a little dancing in between :)....



  1. yes! love this. sometimes i think life forces us to slow down (illness) so we have time to really see and enjoy our lives. happy dancing, mama!

  2. Oh no, sorry to hear they're all poorly. I do like how you still manage to look at the positives though - very inspiring. Have a lovely, slow weekend and enjoy the dancing :-) xo

  3. "I will do what needs to be done without over-thinking, without overdoing, without resenting"
    I am so gonna mantra this! Bc lately all my do's get flooded with those feelings. Oh and you know Ima be dancing! Happy weekend sweet MJ!

  4. This is beautiful!

    Hope everyone feels better soon. Enjoy the dancing :)

  5. Keep dancing (dance the germs away)!!!!

  6. love it! and in a bizzare coincidence this is the frst blog I've read this evening after putting kids o bed and my daughter was just playing with the exact same weird hamster thing before bed! We all love to dance too x

    1. Ha!! That is a funny coincidence, and they are weird :).

  7. In the midst of the frustrations of illness, I pray that you find peace. Dancing, while active and joyful, often brings a special kind of peace as energy settles : )

  8. Dancing does wonders for the spirit. May the sunshine and good things lift you all up! Happy weekend! xo

  9. We should all have a spring in our step and a song in our hearts! Wishing you a non sniffly weekend!!

  10. To your family, get well soon! The photos are more lively when you're all well. <3

  11. get well soon dear mj and little ones, it is beautiful music fills your heart so and dance is in your step. i hope you have a peaceful healing weekend.

  12. we all finally got the cold too, better than the flu, but it's lasting a little too long...
    be well and enjoy being alive and healthy in the bigger scheme of things, friend.

  13. i'm in the same boat over here, with a sick little boy and an even sicker hubs. wishing you health (swiftly). xo

  14. M.J. I love this. Thanks for posting it. Hope all is well there soon....


  15. happy weekend MJ

    love and light

  16. Oh, magic MJ. I felt the swirl of your words like a dance. It's been too long, sorry x

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    1. Paula!! It's so nice to see you here!!! Thinking of you and hope you are well!!!

  18. Oh how wondrous! I love this so much:) I hope all of your twirling filled your heart with magic and shine. XO


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