1. stop (completely) what you're doing 2. take a slow, deep belly breath 3. take a few more slow, deep belly breaths 4. gaze out a window 5. drink a cup of tea, slowly 6. read a book 7. write a list of gratitudes 8. walk outside 9. sit outside 10. watch a snail or [...]
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 [...]
An ongoing series of Monday snapshots and quiet reflections. Sometimes Mondays look like a morning game of checkers.
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 [...]
An ongoing series of Monday snapshots and quiet reflections. Sometimes Mondays look like morning sunshine after six days of rain.
Wednesdays are typically very busy days for us. Yesterday was no exception, except I had an unexpected window of time in the morning. And do you know what I did? I made cookies. Yes, I did. Because it was a dark and rainy morning. Because it was so cozy inside. Because there was quiet music [...]
There are my children, two who color my world and who carve, alongside me, a life I didn't know possible. There are the birds feeding on black sunflower seeds and the birches outside my window and they tell stories (the birds and the birches), secret ones for all who listen. There are the skies, sometimes blue sometimes [...]
Sometimes I don't know what to write. I just know that I want to write. Often I stumble through some loose stream-of-consciousness writing. Though there are days when the thought of getting all that on paper exhausts me...before I even start. And so I turn to lists. Because they're immediate and they satisfy in a [...]
An ongoing series of Monday snapshots and quiet reflections. Sometimes Mondays look like not making it to the shower until 4pm.
Today we're visiting with someone who's been here before...the very wonderful Cory Sipper. Last time we learned about her sewn sketches (you can read that interview here). This time, Cory talks about her music, her just-do-it attitude, and her newly released album. Here we go... As a creative mama myself, I find it challenging to [...]