Thursday, December 8, 2011

{is it just me?}

Is is just me
is Christmas coming way too fast this year?
I just want to slow these days down so I can cherish every single moment
or better yet 
I want to slow down my whole life
Is that possible?
If so please let me know how
What is life?
It is a flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunlight.
{Cowfoot, Native American Orator}
Just for today.......
remember life is here and now...... don't miss it 

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Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...


What a great post!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh precious one, THIS IS WHY I TOOK TODAY OFF! YES! I am trying to look into the eyes of my sweet children, teaching them to read, to think, to laugh and to focus. But meetings, RTI (uuuugh) and other things that sap our energy don't let us live. But what are we to do? I AM WITH YA...if anyone gives the answer, LET ME KNOW!! All I can say is that today was a beautiful day. It was totally quiet, no running, nothing. Just blogging. And dreaming. Ahhh.....

But tomorrow is Friday and it is school. But at least it is Friday, so:



Anonymous said...

Christmas is certainly upon us and I'm grateful that the decorating and presents are done so I can cherish this time with my babes and focus on really what matters this season...Wishing you a lovely weekend =) Xoxoxo

Unknown said...

Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing this today, it really hits the spot. I just recently went back to work full-time and feel like time is moving too fast. I want to spend as much of the day as possible with my Little One and my husband. I make the most of every hour we DO have together and live life to the fullest each day. Life is definitely here and now, to live well! xox

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh if you figure out how to slow it down please share. Way too fast for sure.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The days fly by here in Florida! We seem to spend more time outside..and on the go! Happy holidays my friend! ♥

birdie blue said...

i couldn't agree with you more, miss koralee. time is moving at the speed of light...

christmas will be here before we know it. love your vintage abacus (if that's what it is), the colors are so pretty.


Pinecone said...

So true!! I just finished packing all of my boxes that have to get mailed to other states - yay! I actually enjoyed doing all of it and getting the girls involved - but of course it always seems I can only let myself relax as things get checked off the list.
Thanks for the reminder. xoxo Ashlyn

Unknown said...

Amen. I'm digging myself out to. And throw an 80th b-day on top to ice the cake with. Just remember to least that's what I'm telling myself.

Blondie's Journal said...

I definitely feel Christmas approaching too fast...I want to live in every moment. I have to say that this has been a stress free holiday so far. That helps. I feel the spirit more!

Happy Holidays, Koralee!


Sue said...

I keep saying the same thing. I am starting to list the things I won't get done this year! I swear it used to take longer to get from Thanksgiving to Christmas!

Cathie said...

it has come way too quickly!!
this year seems to have flown by and I shed a tear yesterday as I got my little prep girls end of year report.
happy tears that she has done soo well, but a sad tear that she is growing up way too fast.
happy Friday for you lovely Koralee ♥

Trisha said...

It's not you! I have found that the older I get, the faster life passes by...I can't imagine how fast the days pass for my 84 year old grandfather! Hope you are having a happy holiday season whether you are ready or not!!


Dagmar said...

Hello Koralee,
You are so right on...savor the moments of life..we all know how quickly time can slip thru our fingers...thanks for your sweet and gentle reminder!
love and hugs,

beachcomber said...

yes, it's coming way too fast for me too. love this advent calendar!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Koralee, You are SO right! WAY too fast!!!
I am trying to just enjoy every day and not get too spun up and miss it all.
Hugs !
have a pretty day!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

If you figure it out, please share!

Danielle Hardy said...

Christmas has come so fast! Great post :)

Teresa Kasner said...

It's not just you.. it's coming fast for me too.. I volunteered at the falls today, siblings dinner party here tomorrow evening, board party on Saturday and kids holiday party on Sunday! Eeks!
*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*

Hearts Turned said...

It really DOES seem to be flying by quickly this year! My oldest daughter comes home on Saturday for three weeks, and I'm hoping beyond hope that it just c r e e p s by...that would be the best Christmas gift I could ever get!

Here's hoping it slows down for both of us, dear friend!


Ruth Yoder said...

I agree! I can't make things fast enough. I love the pic of the wooden counter. Very cool!

GardenOfDaisies said...

No kidding. Christmas is only a couple weeks away.
I really wish I could have made time stand still while my children were still at home.

Alessandra said...

yep way too fast, and we are leaving soon for a white one and haven't packed or organize all the cards/prezzies or anything... help!

It's me said...

Love !!! !!!!!

magie said...

So true, I don't know where the days go to sometimes or the weeks for that matter. I am sure time went a lot slower as a child, now as an adult it just is whizzing on by!
Have a lovely weekend..may you find some time to just relax and enjoy :)

found and sewn said...

lets all have a relaxed Christmas this year. beautiful quote x

malia said...

What a fantastic reminder! xoxox Happy Weekend my Friend!

harmony and rosie said...

Yes, I certainly have noticed it. When you find the secret, be sure to let me know.
Have a great day Koralee
Kate x

Marilyn Miller said...

Love this quote. Yes, please slow down. I want to run and play.

Unknown said...

I agree that xmas is coming way to fast the days just seem to fly by. But i am with you i live in the moment and embrace it all has to offer ;-)) Have a lovely weekend, dee xx

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Yes, Koralee, I feel it, too! Time is rushing way too fast and I try to hold on to it long enough to enjoy the moments. Have a nice day! Twyla

Anonymous said...

Oh, I feel the same! It's tough to stop and take a step back.

flowersandhome said...

Dear Koralee,
how I would love to slow down my whole life too. And Christmas is always there before I know it these last few years, as is Easter and... The years just fly by, let's try and enjoy them as much as possible.

Unknown said...

YES! Christmas always comes way too fast every year ;)
But you're right, let's cherish every day as good as possible!
Love that quote!

Jen Beaudet said...

This is so true! We need to live in the moment! Thanks for this little reminder, Koralee!:)
Thanks so much for visiting and for your wonderful comments! I was having problems commenting on here but think I've fixed it! Have a great weekend full of beautiful moments!

Helen Philipps said...

Yes, I'm finding that time is whisking along too, the days fly and the years do too! Hope to slow it down a bit over Christmas... Have a wonderful weekend, Koralee!
Helen x

Martina said...

Oh, sweet friend, i am so with you in this - slow down life, please! That poem is wonderful, i just love it! Have a gorgeous weekend Koralee, let's make the most of it! xx

a peony princess said...

Indeed, it is all flying by so fast! Had hoped to have been completed all my Christmas shopping by now, yikes! Happy Friday!

Kathleen Grace said...

It's not just you. I haven't even done my shopping yet. Nothing! Nada! The tree isn't even up. However, I do have some lights and greens and a few decorations and candles out. I light the candles and grab some coffee and plan to catch up this weekend so I can relax a little til Christmas comes:>) Hope your December (and mine!) slows down.

wendy said...

How cool...believe it or not, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Early American Indian History.
I Have a book...with Indian quotes, sayings, stories...and THIS ONE IS IN IT!!!!!!
Yes, Life slips by so quickly.
seems trite, but true, and the older we get, the more we Recognize it.
Cherish every moment now....before that firefly soars away, the buffaloes breath has been carried away in the breeze, and the shadows slip from us.
love it

Merry Christmas to you. I'll check in with you the end of December sometime. Headed to Utah on the 14th to be with family.

mikky said...

I agree, this year flew by too fast and Christmas is coming even faster. Definitely wish we could slow things down. Hope you have a holiday just the same!


Rosie said...

Hey there Sweet Pea!
Oh girlfriend you said it! WAY TOO FAST!
Too bad your dearest didn't realize that broken china is NOT garbage...LOL
"No worries Mr Bluebird, Mr Rutabaga would have ALSO tossed this treasure"...giggle
Yes, tea would be well received, just let me know dearest and it's a date.
Sweet dreams...Rosie

Gloria said...

Oh, my goodness! It isn't just you! The time is just speeding by!! I wish I could slow things down a bit too...:)

I hope you will have a weekend full of blissful relaxing!!