Quirky-

-strikingly unconventional.

When Dear and I were on Bainbridge Island in March we came across these quirky structures.

Q is for Quirky and I’m adding this post to ABC Wednesday started by Denise Nesbitt and continued by the great ABC Team!

Here’s my Bible Verse for the letter Q!

Speaking of the letter Q, I’m on a quest for the next couple months to drop some of my “fluff” before our son’s wedding the end of June. I feel like I deserve a medal only after two weeks of de-fluffing. I am way more fond of feasting than fasting. In reading Shauna Niequist’s book, Bread and Wine (a love letter to life around the table with recipes), her chapter on feasting and fasting resonated with me and helped me finally get on with a “fasting” time in my life. She uses the term fasting loosely meaning the opposite of feasting not the traditional fasting where for spiritual reasons you have set aside a time where you only have broth and juice. There are times in my life where it’s appropriate to feast and times when it’s appropriate to fast. My fasting consists of only having a certain amount of calories per day. Even in this short two month quest there are events where it’s not appropriate for me to fast, like when my kids take me out for Mother’s day this coming Saturday. Life goes on. I know at the end of this quest I’ll feel more like a Queen for the day in my mother of the groom dress.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I’m saving my calories for Tequila Tuesday at our local Mexican restaurant tonight.

30 thoughts on “Quirky-

  1. You did well…in illustrating ‘Q’. I need to join you in the famine portion of your journey sometime. It seems the feasting comes too easily!

  2. Quirky and quirkier indeed, I thought the wooden houses were children’s play houses.
    QUITE cute !
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

  3. Very cute! We can only keep putting it off until tomorrow for so long. I am very good at it and not so good at saying no.. Although I will not give up. Do you have a dress or are you waiting until later?

    • I do have a dress but it might be a little roomy under the armpits by the time the wedding rolls along. I might have to buy a new one a size smaller. I’ll be happy to do that. πŸ™‚

  4. Those are delightful structures! I could live happily in one. All the best with the defluffing. I am certain that your goal will be reached with flying colors. I think everyone I know is following a plan.

  5. This is a great “Q” post! Those little buildings are certainly quirky. And I applaud you for embarking on your quest. (I think I need some sort of goal for incentive…too bad there are no weddings in my immediate future.)

  6. Love your Q related pictures and thoughts. Enjoy tequila Tuesday (even a Q in that!)
    I love your new header. PInk dogwood is amazing.

  7. Ellen, those are so charming. Good luck with the fluff losing. Sounds like you’re on the right track. I should be trying to lose some fluff too.

  8. I’m feeling a little ‘fluffy’ myself these days! Perhaps I should join you in the occasional fasting!

  9. Happy Cinco de Mayo Ellen! From SoCal. I had to stop by and see what “quirky” was all about, one of my favorite words. The book “Bread and Wine” sounds like a very good read and something beneficial; glad to know it’s working for you these days. Food is such a quick and ready comfort (but only temporary) while fasting from an abundance of it really can make a huge difference in so many areas of our lives too. And that’s just what needs doing in my own life these days too. Blessings to you. So exciting about your son’s upcoming wedding!

  10. Thanks for the happy post. I hope you are facing a joyful and blessed time.
    Thanks for the solution of my quiz. Everything was correct. I am not writing that on my blog, because I hope that more people do this quiz!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  11. Oh I love that little quirky/wonky house – I want that in my back yard!! All the best with the fluff loss – I too am trying to do a 21 day “fluff” loss thingy – it’s not going so well right now – eek! We should do it together!

  12. Fairy tale house! I like your thoughts on de fluffing . . .even that word sounds kind of quirky.
    Your header is beautiful! Is that new?

  13. These were made out of gingerbread, no doubt! I have never seen the like – except in illustrations. Who would have thought someone would want to create a REAL gnome dwelling? Just too cool. Amy

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