Wednesday, August 26, 2015

**** What's The Buzz? ****

Lately time is a blur!

The passage of time on any given day feels like everything is running together because there is so much to do every hour of every day. At least that's what it feels like for a long time now.

Are my work week demands crowding my space to the point of no return...all work and no play? I'm craving some time for myself, and unless I actually schedule it in my week, I feel like I'm always running and behind the eight ball. I plan to change that asap!

I would definitely succeed as an octo-bee :-) I'm pretty good at juggling my day, being and feeling productive, but I plan to "squeeze in" a little more me-time so maintain my peace.

As the busy bee demonstrates in the above tangled image, there are never enough hands, eyes behind our head and hours in a day to do all that life demands, but we do our best.


A message from my sister and Certified Zentangle Teacher, Jan Steinle:

The tangled bee was inspired by all the “busy bees” out there caring for their loved ones…never enough arms for all the tasks, nor enough hours in the day to complete them! Thank you Caregiver Angels!

Zentangle®, an easy-to-learn meditative art form, is a fun & relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns - a great method for caregivers to de-stress!

To learn more about Zentangle, my classes and workshops, check out my social media pages on Facebook:, and Instagram: Tangled_Bee.

Best wishes, have a great week!
Carole Brecht

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

~~A Dancer~~

A beautiful painting of A Dancer by Joan Reisman, our Mother. Circa 1995. She became a prolific painter in her 60s. She lived to be 87 ~ July 28, 1927 - November 23, 2014 ~ A lovely image. ~ 
Peace be unto You♡ Love you Mom♡

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

*~ Dad Is The King Of His Castle: Moving Day ~*

Today was moving day for Dad. We had been anticipating this change for the last couple months and it finally arrived. Needless to say, it was a bit hectic. 

The movers made a smooth transition from one apartment to the next, without forgetting any detail. I had been stressed about this move for weeks and it was causing me anxiety for a variety of reasons. I finally stopped resisting the move/change, but instead embraced it and prepared for it - another reminder to me that life does not make bargains with my opinions nor does it care what I think. As Dad says, "Life is what happens when you have other plans!"

In the process of packing, we had to go through all of Mom's clothes that had been hanging idly in the closet for the last 9 months. We had to go through her dresser drawers, and cabinets that still housed some of her belongings. I got a little choked up a couple times, took a deep breath and moved on. There are so many reminders of her in my daily life and at times I feel her presence. I feel like she's my coach, telling me to keep putting my best foot forward. It brings me peace of mind and a pang in my heart at the same time. I miss a million things about her and am thankful I have a lifetime of great memories of her unconditional love.

When I said goodnight to Dad, I told him today was a good day. He half smiled and sighed a little and said "yeah" as I rolled my eyes on the way out and told him it will all come together and he has a cozy new home. He is a precious person, as we all are. I cherish these moments...moment to moment, for they are frequently short lived. It is in our best interest to embrace the moment and give our best daily. What better recipe is there in life ~ living with no regrets.

Dad is now residing in his new digs and continues to be the King Of His Castle!

~ My parents, Stan & Joan Reisman. Circa 1997 ~

The Zentangle Art with this blog was designed by my sister, Jan Steinle. I found inspiration in this image. The dark round detailed circle reminded me of an anchor or a grounding in life with beauty all around it. Take a few minutes to gaze at it and experience peace in your day. What do you think and how do you feel when you look at this image? 

Have a good week. Keep shining, you're doing a great job!

Best wishes today & always,
Carole Brecht

 ~ Nurturing the Nurturers ~ Caring for the Caregivers ~
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