My Sister’s Elderberry Syrup

It makes me happy to think of people I love when I'm making certain recipes or using certain spoons or filling certain bowls.  I remember the person who passed on the recipe, or gifted the spoon, or handed down the mixing bowl.  Lately, I've been thinking about certain people a lot, given what's going on in [...]

:: Dear Thursday ::

Dear Thursday, Thank you for beginning with meditation.  Thank you for the cinnamon roll that came soon after. Thank you for the walk with my daughter and pup.  Thank you for the wind, even though that wind made our walk colder. Thank you for texts with people I love.  Thank you for a break mid-afternoon (tea [...]

:: Ten Things ::

Ten Things.  Right Now. 1.  the wind…it’s cold, but it feels so good…it lifts (branch, hair, spirit) 2.  the pup at my feet…her loyalty, her furriness, her unconditional love 3.  the sky…vast, open…covering, holding, reflecting 4.  the last of the leaves…falling…unpretentious, somehow regal 5.  my fleece jacket, my handknit hat, my son’s old gloves…so many [...]

Gratitude Week 2018

I’ll be posting just once as we begin our week together.  I’m sending out Gratitude Notes each day and I’ll be posting daily on Instagram, but, here, I’ll post just once.  I encourage you to leave comments and/or links to your own blog posts and/or links to Flickr shots or share on Instagram with #GratitudeWeek2018 on [...]

Sharing Here and Sharing There

We begin Gratitude Week on Monday and, if you haven’t signed up to receive Gratitude Notes yet, there’s still time.  I’ll be sending out a welcome note on Sunday; we officially begin on Monday. Click here to sign up for the (free) Gratitude Notes.   On Monday, I’ll be sharing a gratitude post here and I invite you [...]

You Can’t Plan ‘Now’…But You Can Do It

Often, during the week, I think of things I want to write about in this space.  Then, when the time comes to sit and write, I’m blank.  And I know…keep a notebook handy, jot the ideas down. Sometimes I do, but mostly not. This space (and much of my work) has become a reflection of right now, [...]

Things That Are Supporting Me

A few things that have supported me this week…   :: lots of walks…the crisp, autumn air (finally!)…the leaves, the breeze :: meditation :: lighting candles…at my desk, during meals :: soup…I am craving soups of all kinds :: a good, long chat with a good friend...(and we had soup) :: my daughter made me [...]

:: Dear Thursday ::

Dear Thursday,   Thank you for beginning with tea.  Thank you for the words I got down, even though they frustrated me and I finished the writing session feeling not satisfied but antsy and disheartened.  Thank you for the cinnamon rolls I shared with the kids.  Thank you for a bottle of fresh milk to [...]

I Have No Words

Here’s the thing.  I’ve written and rewritten (and rewritten) a post to share today, and nothing feels satisfying or appropriate.   There’s the skein of gorgeous alpaca yarn you see above. Grey and soft, so soft.   But there’s also the unsettling craziness of our US government.  Abuses of power, dishonesty, sexual misconduct, general immorality.  Everybody [...]