:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... ::  watching the autumn sedum begin to color...each day the pinks get a tiny bit deeper...these sedum are an autumnal marker for me...they feel like an old friend ::  finally finishing an essay that I started months (months!) ago and submitting it for online publication...I'll let you [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: buying myself tulips…just because :: rain…and then sunshine :: a few good walks :: ruining a whole chicken in the crockpot…when will I learn that the crockpot doesn’t do what I want it to do?  (for the record, it was edible) (but so disappointing) :: M&Ms…I [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

  Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: the birch leaves turning, falling...days alternating between warm and cool :: green smoothies :: an unexpected package in the mail...a gift (a treasure) from a dear, dear friend (who's also a treasure) :: the lima bean plant she grew as part of a science project...it [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week...:: lighting (and enjoying) these candles :: cold, wind, blusteriness :: trying my hand at making beeswax candles...the 2-pound chunk of beeswax required patience and lots more time than I anticipated...a peppermint mocha helped:: good life conversations with my kids :: breakfast for dinner...twice this week...yes, please and [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... ::  there was snow, early in the morning...blue hour...falling softly, quietly...and it was lovely ::  week two of 28 Moments...awesome, beautiful women circling...it feels good ::  dried lavender on the bathroom sink...because ::  so many cups of tea...a few of coffee...and I made more chai (I like [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: every year my mom sends gingerbread house kits for the kids...I think they did a pretty stellar job (not that I'm biased or anything) :: watering the Christmas tree and feeling like the water was taking forever to empty through the prettily-curved (but very thin) spout [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: the pup snuggling with me as I patched old jeans :: chilly, chilly mornings and evenings...warm sunshine during the day :: soccer practices :: kindred conversations...the back and forth, the understanding, the nodding :: my daughter jumping from one sofa to the other (they're very old)...the [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: playing with my Polaroid camera...so hard not to get overly precious with the (expensive) film...but I did it (was not precious) and I burned through two packs, snap (played with digital too) (obviously) :: I read this book (it was really good) ::  the stinkbugs are bothering my [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: freshly baked bread…I'm sure I've written about this before, but really and truly, it brings me back to center…each and every time :: time spent with friends :: hot water with lemon most mornings…lemon and words are a combination that's working for me lately :: also working [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... ::  snow...which means shoveling...but also means playing :: getting on the treadmill even though I didn't really feel like it :: cookies...Tuesday definitely called for cookies :: watching my daughter with her extreme dot to dot {about 1,000 dots each puzzle!}...she loves it, and I love that [...]