:: Noticing the Moments ::

  Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: the birch leaves turning, falling...days alternating between warm and cool :: green smoothies :: an unexpected package in the mail...a gift (a treasure) from a dear, dear friend (who's also a treasure) :: the lima bean plant she grew as part of a science project...it [...]

On Comfort and Learning What We Need

Sometimes in the doing, a certain rushing creeps in.  It’s not intended (the rushing) and maybe we think we’re doing fine (and maybe we are) but, sometimes, there comes a point when we pause and we wonder just how the crazy managed to creep in. I found myself at that point the other day.  Well, [...]

The Kids Are Growing Fast

On Wednesday, we took a day trip with friends to an amusement park.  Let’s just say, I’m not a fan of most amusement park rides, and I’m not a fan of the crowds and noise and general commotion.  But…in the interest of stretching myself, and in the greater interest of doing something super fun for [...]

Dear Thursday

Dear Thursday, Thank you for tea.  Thank you for time to hang with my kids.  Thank you for chocolate chip cookies. Thank you for time to plant our garden. Thank you for the tenderness with which my daughter tucked her strawberry plant and Irish moss into the soil. Thank you for not raining till evening. [...]

Time is a Funny Thing

I am a mother and, while what I share here doesn't focus on motherhood per se, I am forever colored by that experience.  If you've been with me for a while, you know this. Having just celebrated my daughter's twelfth birthday and my son's sixteenth, I am shaking my head and nursing my heart at [...]

Finding Softness on the Hardwood Floor

Yesterday afternoon, I had a choice.  I could sit at my desk and get some work done. Or I could lay on the floor with my girl.  She was stretched out on the hardwood floor in a patch of sun and she said, "Now I know why K likes to lay here".  I wanted to be [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week...:: lighting (and enjoying) these candles :: cold, wind, blusteriness :: trying my hand at making beeswax candles...the 2-pound chunk of beeswax required patience and lots more time than I anticipated...a peppermint mocha helped:: good life conversations with my kids :: breakfast for dinner...twice this week...yes, please and [...]

It Begins with Guitar

Words of now.  In all honesty. Guitar. Girl. Ode to Joy. Delight. Wind. Fuzzy. Wool. Grey. Water. Slow. Quiet. Rings. Ponytail. Beads. Siblings. Fingers. Hands. Stories. Tulips. (more) Quiet. Love. Connection. Conversation. Listening. Presence. Practice. Persistence. Patience. Hello. Curiosity. Satisfaction. Longing. Wandering. Wondering. Depth. Surface. In between. And you?  What are your words of now? [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

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 [...]