:: 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 [...]

gratitude week :: day three

gratitude… the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness cooking dinner {grateful for the food, yes} on monday and the mail arrived...inside the pile of {basically} junk was a handwritten letter...inside was this beautiful wax-coated leaf...the gift of words exchanged, the gift of nature in my home, the gift of [...]

gratitude week :: day two

gratitude… the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness tossled hair and early morning light a day that was quiet and slow {and needed, with two kids coughing and sniffing}...the smells and tastes of cinnamon rolls and sourdough bread...feeling nourished on so many levels reading to the kids...bodies leaning [...]

gratitude week :: day 1

november 11, 2013 i am grateful. :: flowers...which speak to me of freshness and beauty and cycles and joy :: my husband's passion for running and his sharing of this passion with our children :: tender explorations...the kids gathering seeds of all kinds lately, planting a few in pots, hoping to grow bonsai plants…loving that [...]

bread

baking bread the other day, i paused to take this picture, knowing words would follow...something about returning to the practice of baking bread struck me.  i felt connected to the cups of flour, to the bread-in-the-making, to life.  i thought about always returning to these elemental bits of measurement.  i saw life reflected in this [...]

:: noticing the moments ::

taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: the beautiful country roads on which we drive :: playing along with my kids in their silly, silly games :: noting the movement between feelings of floundering and feelings of floating :: things are sprouting in our garden...yippee!!! :: a mother's day that included hiking, sushi, [...]