the kernels

i'm coming off a weekend of visiting family and friends out of town.  fun, for sure but busy.busy.busy.  and driving home i felt myself feeling a little bit irritable.  the sun was shining gloriously and i was actually quite relaxed.  but something was gnawing at my mood in the midst of seeming peacefulness. the weekend [...]

good times

my daughter recently turned 7 and my son will turn 11 next week.  with birthdays just one month apart and my daughter's favorite friends being siblings of my son's favorite friends, i convinced them to join party fronts.  neither my daughter nor son wished for anything extraordinary for their parties.  they consistently said they just [...]

{noticing the moments}

taking some time to reflect upon my week... ::  foggy mornings all week long that lent themselves to quiet beginnings ::  a maple syrup festival with my kids, a hike which included scrambling on boulders, the satisfaction of being in the woods and feeling life ::  playing with old  friends and new friends ::  curry [...]

{noticing the moments}

...taking some time to reflect upon my week... i'll mention first...i referenced yesterday feeling a bit irritable, a bit prickly...and, sitting down to write this post, i began thinking that i didn't have anything to write about.  but i stopped myself from digging in too deep with that negative train of thought.  i told myself there had to [...]

my abc’s right now

:: inspired by susannah's post last week :: a is for apples...especially fuji apples.  i cut apples for my children every day.  someday i know i'll miss this pre-dinner ritual. b is for books...i adore books.  even with iPads and kindles and nooks, there can still be no replacement for holding a book in my hands, feeling the weight [...]

{noticing the moments}

...taking some time to reflect upon my week... ::  early mornings outside with the rising sun...filling bird feeders; collecting sticks and pinecones for a project; the kids in jammies and boots ::  baking cookies...smelling them while they're baking...eating them ::  printing out this workbook from susannah conway; i journalled with her 2011 workbook and have been waiting for this 2012 version ::  cuddling [...]