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:: Ten Things ::

Ten things.  Right now. 1.  my daughter's violin lesson...Vivaldi's Spring...the melody, the harmony...the joy 2.  sunshine on my desk 3.  the pup lying by my feet 4.  feeling thirsty...need water 5.  books, papers on my desk...a bit of a mess 6.  clouds in the sky...the bare branches of the birches against the sky...the hint of [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: eating lots of these mandarins...wanting to not eat them too quickly because they look pretty on the counter...but eating them quickly :: enjoying the springtime temperatures...walks, a bike ride with the kids, a short sit on the front porch :: reading this book...admiring her even more [...]

Somewhat Exhausted

I don’t know how to do this the way everyone else seems to be doing it, and if you and I were sitting together chatting, imagine me using air quotes around that word everyone because I know it’s not everyone (you should insert those air quotes again) but it often feels that way and I’ve [...]

It Begins with Tea

Words of now. (no editing)     Tea. Honey. Lemon. An almost-sore throat. Hint. Idea. Trouble. No worry. Today. Just one. Friend. Coffee. Store. Food. Luxury. Car. Highway. Home. Family. Love. Kindness. Understanding. Misunderstanding. Foundation. Exploration. Support. Love (again) (more, please). Always. Forever. Sometimes. Okay. How do you do? Fine. Not fine. Better. Best. Okay. [...]

:: Randoming ::

Snow!! Some random things... :: This article on exercise is interesting and encouraging.  Keep at it!  (and if you haven’t started yet, there’s no time like the present.) :: I’ve been reading some books on minimalism.  When I stumbled upon this article geared towards creatives, well, let’s just say it felt timely. :: Here are some great suggestions [...]

Something New

I'm working on something new right now. While I love leading my online classes (I'll have a new run of Just Five Things for you soon...next one is in April), I've been curious about bringing things into real time. In a few weeks, I'll have just that opportunity. As a homeschooling parent, I feel fortunate [...]

Some Things I Love

  The way the pup curls up in her bed so that, at a quick glance, I can’t tell where her feet or head begin or end. The way the washing machine swishes and swirls, makes our clothes-towels-sheets clean, just like that. The way mornings are quiet.  The way yoga feels like coming home. The [...]

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 [...]