There’s Something About September

I know I’m not the only one who feels like September is a fresh start.  For me, it’s almost more of a reset for me than January.  Maybe it’s the hint of fall in the morning air (though not the past two weeks) (it’s been crazy hot).  Maybe it’s the new notebooks and pens and [...]

Moving into a New Season

It’s the first day of autumn and I’m glad.  Glad for the turn of season and all that goes with it.  The sinking into rhythms with the kids, their schoolwork, their activities. The changing patterns of light in the sky and upon our tables and walls and hardwood floors.  The (intense) energy of summer days [...]

Gratitude Week 2015 :: Sunday

One special week of practicing daily gratitudes...with you. For the birch trees out back and the way they move in the breeze. For Nature and the way she makes me gasp time and time again. For our pup and the way she loves. For second (and third) cups of tea and/or coffee. For the people [...]

gratitude week :: day four

gratitude… the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness sitting with friends beneath an autumn sky...a breeze blowing leaves to the ground seeing my slippers first thing as i walk through the door at the end of the day...and sliding my feet in playing games that don't involve electricity [...]

gratitude week :: day one

gratitude... the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness these wool blankets upon which i sit most mornings and this soft, knitted-by-my-mom shawl which i drape about my shoulders...time spent breathing deeply and with intention certain messes around our home...appreciating that there is still some overlap in play with [...]

nothing of consequence

the remaining leaves hang surely the lushness of summer passed but glory still as they cultivate presence in the wind beneath a sky heavy with clouds and they maintain lightness the birch leaves whisper as they dance on the breeze casual about former verdure and seemingly at ease with now-yellowing bodies and drying edges which begin to curl inward i stand beneath the [...]

:: noticing the moments ::

taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: i'm hooked on black teas lately...wanting the boldness, and needing it sweetened...like a treat each morning :: slow mornings...the kids and i curled up, reading :: sibling arguments...also the togetherness...whittling and a secret project on which i've not yet been briefed :: peanut butter cookies :: tired [...]

dear garden

every time i head out to the garden - this summer, last summer, ever - i vastly underestimate the amount of time a given task is going to take me.  i think i'm heading out to weed for thirty minutes and it takes closer to ninety.  i do this over and over again.  yesterday was [...]