In the Still and in the Merry

I always feel quieter this time of year.  There's hustle and bustle around me, and I'm busy with holiday preparations myself.  But I also feel...quiet.  And decidedly not crazy.  I work (it takes conscious effort) to not succumb to the crazy at this time of year. There are stories out there about the perfect this [...]

The Overlap

This morning, in between good morning kisses and starting the laundry and emptying the dishwasher and making pumpkin bread and helping the kids with their schoolwork and proofreading my October Notes (to go out tomorrow) (what, October already?!)...yes, in between and among all of that, there came a moment when I picked up the camera and turned [...]

Thinking About Pause + A Giveaway

A new year.  It holds so much, doesn't it? Part of me understands that we're simply continuing on.  January 1 is not very different from December 31.  It's a new day, yes (and how I love a new beginning) but the change in calendar year doesn't much affect the daily doings of life.  Part of [...]