Saturday, March 8, 2014

When life gives you lemons...

Everyone has these seasons...the ones where it seems like everything is falling apart .  
For us it has been mechanical device break down: The dishwasher, the washing machine,
our bathroom sink, both cars in the shop and it
 makes me want to scream..."everything is breaking down!"

And that is the truth, everything IS breaking down! 
It's the second law of thermal dynamics...increased entropy.
Then add in a little planned obsolescent and its a recipe for
a contestant struggle for permanence of my stuff.

I have to keep remembering it is only stuff...queue the George Carlin
stuff video.

But, bodies, relationships, and nature are breaking down too...and that
reality is harder to accept. :) 

So desiring to adjust my perspective to cultivate the reality that all thing
will be renewed and restored,
the old adage "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade"
is my mission because the kiddos are home for
spring break and I want to have fun with them and not be burdened
by the breaking of stuff.

So this morning we started off with pancakes.
Pancakes make everything better!


Have a wonderful weekend! 
Hope all your "stuff" is lasting longer than ours! :)


  1. I agree it is so frustrating but a good attitude to remember it is only stuff! I wanted to invite you to our new rebranded blog, French Pemberley (I'm your fellow Jane Austen, French loving blogger friend who is also in phoenix) we used to be Brighton Park. now we are French Pemberley and writing about our travels as well as our home. So easy to come here and read a new post and then get lost in all your beautiful photographs! Hope this spring finds you all healthy, happy and well! ~~Katie

  2. Dearest Caroline,
    Don't believe you are the ONLY one going through this kind of 'Murphy's Law' ordeal... We all have that from time to time; like a marathon thing. In Dutch there was a TV program called: 'Ook dat nog!' and if we translate it it says: Oh my and that too...
    Smile and bake often pancakes. Such lovely photos from your precious kids!

  3. Yes! We have a few things here that are hanging on by a thread! Eventually it all goes. It's good to remember it's just stuff! Relationships are different though. Those are harder to deal with. Hope all is well in that area for you.


  4. Ah yes... the gradual decay that we must somehow embrace as Time marches on. And George Carlin's Iconic Skit puts everything in perspective... and comfort food, well, that can make you feel content amidst chaos ruling! *winks* Your Attitude towards it all is right on Point though... and this too shall pass.

    Blessings... From right here in the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  5. life is giving me plenty of lemons right now and I forgot that I must make lemonades! thanks for the reminder Caroline... :) X0X0

  6. OMG, I'm so in love with your kitchen!


Thank you so much for your sweet comments!

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