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 [...]

Let’s Move In Closer…and Love

There’s a lot on my heart these days. The news is hard to watch.  The stories are hard to believe.  I feel heavy. Last weekend, I listened to a conversation between Brene Brown and Krista Tippet at OnBeing.  I hope you download/listen to the conversation or read the transcript; you can do both by clicking here.  [...]

What You See Is What You Get

On the first of each month, I send Monthly Notes to the people on my mailing list.  Maintaining a newsletter is something I initially resisted, but it’s something I have grown to love.  I look forward to writing a letter each month and sharing that more intimate conversation with my readers.  While my Monthly Notes [...]

When a Mistake Becomes a Flower

I love when my kids remind me of important things.  Especially when it’s important as in this is how you might do life.   I recently bought a supply of  wite-out pens and I kind of love them.  So handy. While I don’t mind crossing things out when they change and need re-scheduling, it irks me [...]

Cultivating Intention and Making Things Happen

I wrote in January’s Monthly Note* that I’m not one to make resolutions, nor am I one to choose a word for the year.  While both can be wonderful practices, they’re presently not my cup of tea.  I do, however, believe in the power of setting intentions.   I’ve been sitting with this idea of [...]

What Saves Me

Life requires attention.  We cannot just plow ahead and assume everything will fall into place neatly.  Sometimes that happens, sure.  But, mostly, I think it takes a little direction on our part. Case in point:  I have a new-ish system for keeping the house clean.  I do a little each day.  It’s a system I’ve [...]