However Best You Can

After a break from this space, it feels somewhat ill-timed to begin posting today in the aftermath and midst of hurricanes, in the aftermath and midst of forest fires.  It seems there's always something.  War and refugees and unrest and poverty and disease.  There are people all over the world facing real danger and real [...]

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 [...]

I Could But I Can’t…So I Will

When I was in high school, I remember asking my piano teacher how she knew she wanted to be a pianist.  She told me that she felt like she couldn't live without playing the piano.  I thought about what she said, but didn't fully appreciate her words. Because I didn't feel it. All these years later [...]


It is no small feat to listen to one's heart.  Sure, it's easy in some instances, like last week's pie {I knew it was what my heart body, maybe heart, absolutely}.  But there are other occasions that leave one stalled.  When I stall, I try to keep my heart open and listen to the [...]


Sometimes the afternoon calls for the last slice of apple pie and a hot cup of tea.  Sometimes, when your husband gets a ticket for an overdue car inspection {on the car you usually drive} and you're second-guessing yourself about this and that - and the other thing too - the afternoon calls for putting everything [...]

Forgetting…and Then Remembering

I forget sometimes. I feel so good when I stitch something.  Baking never fails to lift my spirits.  A walk outside brings new air {literally and figuratively} into my body.  Every time I do one of these activities {and various other} I am somehow I have this aha moment which really isn't an aha [...]

Oh, the Possibility

I took this photo two weeks ago, but if you looked into our dining room, you would have this very same view.  The pen and feather are no longer there; undoubtedly they're sitting in some other unlikely {and perhaps annoying-to-me} spot.  But the puzzle pieces are still laid out upon our dining room table {which is [...]

what am i thinking?

honestly, i have the strangest priorities sometimes.  because what am i thinking, breaking out the blackboard paint to finally make the blackboard wall i've been planning for the last - oh, i don't know - three months?!  seriously, all of a sudden, there's this urge to  never mind the gifts i've yet to make and the cookies [...]