Peace

Very simply, I wish you delight in your day today.  Christmas Eve or otherwise, may you know love and peace and joy...in your life, in your home, in your heart. Later today, I'll be burning this candle.  I will think of you - you who visit me here (thank you).  And I will think of [...]

oh, i was feeling it...the peace, the stillness, the quiet.  i felt it leading up to the holidays and during the holidays and then, wham.  yesterday happened.  there wasn't anything exceptional that needed doing.  there was schoolwork with the kids, cleaning, laundry, meals to prepare, ballet and basketball.  the usual.  but something shifted in me [...]

begin again

i woke early, moved and breathed my way through yoga, made a cup of herbal tea.  my husband had already left for work, and the kids were {miraculously} still asleep.  i sat with the quiet, feeling its gentle presence move in me, around me, through me.  i watched the light, easing its way through windows, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]