Flowergram VIII

Dogwood blossoms

(Hover over the photos for the full effect…)

Spring is in full bloom and it’s time for another Flowergram!

(Can’t tell you how good it felt to wander about at will again, ahhhhh…)

I feel like I’ve been playing catch up here forever and a day, but the truth is: there’s no catching up with right now. You’re either in it or you’re not.

Lavender

Lately I’ve been re-prioritizing things, or at least re-scheduling them. Sometimes my creative soul doesn’t want to be confined to a time slot, but it’s necessary for me to discern measurable progress. (Plus I don’t get a dang thing done — or at least the important ones — if I don’t!)

That means making time for regular exercise (did I just admit that in public?!!), enjoying the beauty & benefits of “small plates” (more on that in an upcoming post), getting back to writing on a regular schedule, and practicing the piano like I just got booked at Carnegie Hall! I’m giving another concert in less than a week, I had a dual speaking & musical engagement yesterday, and life has been an all around profusion of activity.

Last month, The Man of Few Word’s son (my step-son) moved in with us temporarily, and with two fellas needing to get to work at different times and places (with one vehicle), guess who’s been designated taxi driver? I run TMOFW to work at 5:30 a.m. (10 mile round trip), take my step-son to work at 7:30 a.m. (20 mile round trip), pick up TMOFW between noon and 4:00 (such fun not knowing “for sure” what time) and, as things turned out last week, had to make the final pick-up of the day at 4:00 (four days in a row) to get my step-son, too. (Whew!) Thankfully, all of that will change soon (if Mama ain’t happy… tee hee!) and normal life will resume shortly.

Please.

Speaking of “profusions”… here’s one of my favorites:

As for the writing part, I’m thrilled beyond words to have an official part-time, work-at-home job as an editorial assistant/copywriter on a BIG project. (Details are confidential as of yet, but I’m doin’ the happy dance!)

If a picture could describe my elation, it would be this “homegrown” contribution to my Flowergram…

Color me tickled pink — with a lil’ bit of purple for fun. ;)

Flowerbox

How will you spend the hours you’ve been given today… backtracking or living?

It’s a delicate balance sometimes, and as fragile and fleeting as Spring blossoms.

Never be “too busy” to do the things that make you happy!

Dogwood Tree

Enjoying re-prioritizing,

~ Kim

© 2011-2014 Kim Bultman and a little lunch

21 thoughts on “Flowergram VIII

  1. Flowergram? How cool! Is it a new word in trend or is it yours?? I love travelling in spring where I can spot beautiful flowers of all colours. It’s a lovely season for some serious photography too, isn’t it??

  2. Χαίρομαι που βρίσκεται το χρόνο και απολαμβάνεται την ομορφιά της φύσης!

  3. wow…my little busy bee…or is it busy taxi?! ;) well, I too am in a “taxi” mode since our oldest got into a little fender bender….only three weeks after getting her own car…so back to my usual taxiing. Lovely! BUT I am so happy for you and your part-time secret (HA) job! I love your flowers and blooms, gorgeous as always! Take time for YOU <3

    • Ah, my sweet Isabelle… we’re burning up the roads together! Yes ma’am, I’m working on the ol’ self-care with a vengeance… in a nice way. :) xo Take care and thank you!

  4. I am also reprioritising, these days. You are such multi-talented lady…how do you manage so many things together? I remember, last time you had taken a break from blogging for your piano concert and I missed you during that time! Kim, those flowers are so beautiful!

    • Purabi, thank you so much for your sweet thoughts! This time the concert is a “recap” and less formal, so I was spared the grueling rehearsal schedule… just a lil’ brushing up here and there. (Thankfully!) I’m still not up to speed here or in blog world yet (as much as I’d like to be) during these transitions… some days I “manage” by doing whatever’s in front of me at the moment, lol! Thanks again, xo.

    • Ally, I’m playing the “Linus & Lucy” theme song during my concert on Sunday (I added a “lighthearted” segment of songs that have influenced my life) — and I’ll be thinkin’ o’ YOU! :) xo

  5. Hi Kim: So happy for you and anxiously await more detail. The flowers are beautiful and give me hope as ours are yet to come. We have a few sightings, daffodils, tulips, violets, the early birds. Seems like a lot of running around but glad to hear it is coming to an end soon. Thinking of you on this beautiful spring morning. Jeanne

    • Jeanne, it was a long wait for you for those signs of Spring this year. (My son said it was snowing in MN again last week… sheesh.) Enjoy every single blossom and bud!

  6. Such a beautiful post & lots of exciting things happening in your life although I can sympathize with the taxi mode. I’m so glad to not be doing that any more but well remember waking up in the dark to drive my daughter to skating, over to school, back home, pick up at school & back to skating practice. At one point I remember her saying “gee mom, there must be a lot of our tires on this road huh?”.
    Love your flowergram & so happy that we’re finally getting all kinds of things blooming here in New England.

    • Diane, if I ever make it out to New England this year, you and I are due for a long walk & talk (and a lil’ seafood)… we have soooo much in common. Thanks for sharing your “taxi” memories, too!

      • If you ever make it out this way Kim, I would be delighted to see you. Now that my new hip is in I should be raring to go soon.. I can’t begin to tell you had sad and relentless I’ve been not being able to get up and go!

  7. So beautiful! This is just the message I needed right now. I have been letting “projects” get in the way of the things I love and the stress is making me more than a little crabby. Time to take a step back and breathe. Thank you!

    • Shary, I’m so glad you found some inspiration in my “posy post.” I have a tendency to put myself last, too, and you’re right, it makes me feel crabby. Life’s too short… breathe, girl, breathe!

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