Simple Pleasures

The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder ~   Here are a few simple pleasures from my corner of the world...   :: a [...]

A Gift for You

How are you feeling? Physically, yes…but emotionally, too…how are you?  It’s an odd time, isn’t it?  Parts of our lives are slowing down (more of us staying home, limiting interaction with others) and other parts (the numbers and updates, new ways of doing work and school) change daily.  It’s a lot to contend with, I know. [...]

A Little Respite

I know there’s a lot of talk about the coronavirus right now. It’s an odd time, I know. Unsettling.  But it’s going to be okay.  I’m not here to tell you what the right way to handle things is, only to suggest that you not freak out.  Listen to the doctors and scientists who have the most [...]

:: Five Things I Love ::

Five Things I Love on This Friday watercolor…these hearts I painted with my daughter my daughter, my son, my husband...my three the wind which has cleared our rainy skies my desk which I finally cleaned + organized any reminder to give ourselves to love Happy Valentine’s Day!   What are five things (or people) you love?? [...]

Rain and Coffee

There’s rain and there’s coffee. There’s grey sky and there’s work. There’s clutter and there’s a clear desk. There’s laundry and there’s clean clothing. There’s breakfast and there’s lunch (and then there’s dinner). There’s yesterday and there’s today. There’s truth and there’s more truth. There’s love and there’s compassion. There’s one thing and there’s another. [...]

A Few December Things {2019}

My son is home for winter break…hooray!  Yesterday we made cookies and I’m pretty sure we’ll make more today.  And probably tomorrow too.  Because Christmas.  And cookies.   I happened upon these eco-friendly toothbrushes the other day. I’ve already placed an order and can’t wait to try them.  Good for teeth, and much better for our [...]

Thanksgiving

  I am grateful for what I am and have.  My thanksgiving is perpetual.~ Henry David Thoreau ~   Ongoing, perpetual, never-ending thanks.For who we are.  For what we have.Again and again and again. Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the United States.Love and blessings to everyone, everywhere.Again and again and again.   Sending a [...]

Being Held

I’ve been working on my essays for the holiday run of Just Five Things, and they just feel…good.  I had doubts about running it this December (December 2-13) since autumn has been extra full over here.  October was a month-long, online journaling workshop and then I went right into Gratitude Week.  All the while I’ve [...]

Three Good Things

I’ve developed a small ritual.  A ritual so small, it might seem silly.  But a ritual nonetheless - one I never miss, one to which I actually look forward.   The ritual involves a few dedicated moments before I fall asleep each night. I don’t need my journal, I don’t need candles or essential oils, I [...]

All In Good Time

The cooler autumn weather has set in and I’m content with pants-sweaters-boots every day now.  Yes, please and thank you.  I’m ready for this turn of season.  Lately, when I wash dishes at the kitchen sink, I look out to our raised garden beds and think about preparing them for the winter months. It wasn’t an [...]