icy pup and thoughts for the weekend

do you remember my resolutions? they were two simple goals. to not make a single decision based in fear. and to not let my memories be greater than my dreams. this week i saw this georgia o’keefe quote. her paintings inspire me.

she said, “i’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and i’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing i wanted to do.” so this weekend starts my movement. my internal movement of not making a single decision based in fear. join me.

my first example. chickens. i have wanted chickens for a while now. and the plan has been this spring will be the time. the husband is on board. all is good. well. i keep reading and trying to learn everything there is to know. i know, impossible. and it is scary. i have never had chickens. i don’t want to mess up. i don’t want to kill them because of something i didn’t know. i am afraid of hawks eating them. i am afraid the dogs will eat them. i am afraid.

afraid to try something new. no. unacceptable. i will be absolutely terrified when i first get them but i will also be really excited about doing something new. i will be horrified if i look out the window and see dolly parton flying off in the clutches of the hawk. yes, i plan on naming the chickens. the husband names half and i get half. but bad things happen. we are going to do our best to protect them. but i can’t let the fear of something bad happening make me never try.

so we are planning the coop. our weekend will be full of “i think we need flower boxes” -kelsi and “chickens don’t care about flower boxes.” – husband, also builder of said coop.

before i leave this space for the weekend, i leave you with these.


my very, muddy, icy cold white (not at all white) pup.



oh how i love her and all her hot mess self. (note, i was afraid to get a new dog. now i can’t imagine our life without her.)

“i’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and i’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing i wanted to do.” – georgia o’keefe
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