Friday, October 11, 2013

The Spin of It

Thank-you to all the wonderful "soles" who participated in this month's Shoe Shine! I'm going to be visiting each and every one of you today and check out your stellar picks. Shoe Shine is our monthly community event that happens every 2nd Wednesday (lasting to Friday,) so if you would like to join next month with your favorite Fall kicks, please, please, please do so! 

The photo above was snapped of my beautiful mother taking a spin on the Seattle Great Wheel, When she visited recently, this was her one tourist request. I stayed grounded as she joined the gaggle of visitors wanting a bird's eye view of magnificent Seattle. While I suffer from a crippling fear of heights, my mama's got wings and the will to fly! 

Lately I've been feeling a bit like I'm riding my own strange Tarot-esque Wheel of 
Fortune: all spinning wheels, and feeling a current of change underway. Feeling, quite "spun," and a bit dizzy from taking on too many projects. I need to regain my balance so I'll be taking some time off. Gotta recharge those energetic batteries, and the best way to do so, is to unplug, and unwind. See you all again by October 25th. 

Happy spinning, friends!


Melanie said...

Enjoy your down time. Don't forget to breathe. Your personality is such that many people must be drawn to you and want to do things with you - but there's only one Bella to go around. See you after your recharge.

citizen rosebud said...

Thank you beautiful soulful and gorgeous Mel.

Patti said...

You mom is brave to take on these rides - I have a stomach-cramp at the thought! enjoy your break and unwind, and recharge my friend. see you on the other side xox.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Do get some rest, Bella. I think all of us in the blog world seem to get a bit spent at times because so many have other lives going on. There is always a temptation to overdo. I hope you enjoy your restpit and I will always look forward to reading your return. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I think I'd like to ride that wheel next time I'm in Seattle!

Have a good rest, Bella. Enjoy some long walks, kicking leaves with your favorite boots.

Becky said...

Enjoy your time off to recharge!! I know I can't enjoy my projects to the fullest if I'm spread too thin.

Tamera's Craft Palace said...

Have a fabulous time recharging!!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Take it easy Bella! That is one gorgeous shot your mother took, love it! Hope all is well in your world.

JTWisdom said...

Hey Bella,

It's good to take a break. Enjoy.

Lynn Hasty said...

Dang, I missed the shoe shine! Next time. I have GOT to post a list of things I need to keep up with in blog land. LOL. Dear Sweet Bella, I know you love plaid, so I hope you'll swing by and see the upcycled sweater I made today.


The Style Crone said...

I too would be on the ground and not on the Great Wheel. I share your fear of heights.

Catch you after you recharge. Take good care of yourself. As Melanie so wisely states, "There's only one Bella."


Wishing you a peaceful and enjoyable blog break. Just came off one myself, go forth and recharge those stylish batteries! xo/Madison :)

mispapelicos said...

Thank you so much for coming out of yourbreak to talk to me.
I shall have a break when the baby is born.
Much love always dear sister.

No Fear of Fashion said...

Right so. Take good care of yourself. Sorry I troubled you with my mail. Hope it gave you energy though.
The spinning photo is terrific by, the way.

The Goodwill Fangirl said...

Hm, a mesmerizing opinion is way more challenging than a run o' th' mill

I am dying to ride that thang! I gotta tickle the date for the shoe thang, even tho' my fave shoes are always the same :)

Can't wait to hear about your break!

bohemian vanity said...

How brave your mom is but i would go up too :)It looks fantastic and i guess the view from above is divine!!! Hope you'll reload your energy and come back to blogland fresh and full of new spirit!!! xxxx Tani

Unknown said...

Remember the Wheel of Fortune urges you to let it ride until it shakes off the detritus in your life. Then you can give it another spin. Dear Bella, your heart is so big you pile your plate too high. Rest, reprioritize, and then resume ;-)