Hurt and Love and Doing Right

Before you read any further, please note that what follows does not minimize or oversimplify the complexity of race relations. What follows is simply a heart story (mine) (I cannot tell yours).   I see that people are hurting (hell, dying) and my heart hurts.  And not everyone wants to hear about the heart and [...]

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 [...]

Bits of Gratitude {and Gratitude Week}

This morning, it's the second cup of tea and the roasting peaches in the oven and the patched jeans.  It's the birch trees out my window that blow in the breeze and show hints of autumnal yellow.  It's the shuffling of my kids in the other room, the clearing of her throat.  It's the whir [...]

Touching Real

I like my lists; you know I do.   I’ve had some long to-do lists lately…most written in my planner but some flitting about my head.  This past week has been good for getting things done.  Sometimes things just click, you know what I mean?  Sometimes all the procrastinating shifts into productivity.  Man, that feels [...]

Intention {a free offering}

It can be important to set goals.  It’s good to have something to work towards, something to achieve.  I believe this, yes.  But, living day to day, I like something a little softer.   I like intention.   Intention can be defined as a determination to act in a certain way or as what one [...]

Wrapped In Process

A very dear friend sent me gorgeous yarn and a pattern for the fingerless mitts you see above.  Even in my eagerness to do the project, I stalled.  It took me forever to merely begin (even though I wanted to do the project).  It took me forever to finish the project (I kept starting and [...]