:: Ten Things ::

Ten Things.  Right Now.

1.  the wind…it’s cold, but it feels so good…it lifts (branch, hair, spirit)
2.  the pup at my feet…her loyalty, her furriness, her unconditional love
3.  the sky…vast, open…covering, holding, reflecting
4.  the last of the leaves…falling…unpretentious, somehow regal
5.  my fleece jacket, my handknit hat, my son’s old gloves…so many kinds of warmth
6.  this pause…after the work…before more work
7.   anticipation of weekend visitors…happiness
8.  strength
9.  the end of a month…the beginning of another…the way it all flows along
10. this spot, beneath the birches…home

 

And you?  What is your right now??

Sending a little love your way, m

 

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P.S.  Tomorrow’s the last day to register for Just Five Things.  We begin Monday!

:: Ten Things ::

Ten things.  Right now.

1.  English Breakfast tea.  With maple syrup.  And a splash of cream.
2.  Takenobu on Pandora.
3.  Birds chirping.  Two cardinals hopping in the grass.
4.  A mist hanging over the backyard.  The sky, white.
5.  The birches dressed in green.  It happened seemingly overnight.
6.  Stretchy yoga pants.  Because Pilates will happen.
7.  Vague overwhelm.  Trying to talk myself back and down.  And center.
8.  Both kids still sleeping.
9.  The quiet.  The blessed quiet.
10. Wishing that cinnamon rolls were healthy.  Also wishing I had one.

 

What’s your right now like?

Sending a little love your way, m

 

 

:: Ten Things ::

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Ten things.  Right now.

  1. See that sky?  That’s my sky, right now.  (well, a few minutes ago) (it was so beautiful) (and I wanted to share it with you)
  2. English Breakfast tea.  With coconut palm sugar.
  3. Christmas music.  Of course
  4. My worn, grey, wool sweater.  I wear it, um, almost all the time once winter arrives.
  5. Piles of things on my not-very-big desk.  Must tidy up.
  6. Despite the long list of to-do’s, there’s a feeling of peace within.  I like that very much.
  7. Thinking about the December Notes I sent out yesterday.  Thinking how much I like sending those.  Thinking about the way I move in this world.
  8. A belly that’s beginning to feel hungry.
  9. Hoping that my son wakes up without a sore throat this morning.
  10. Wanting to sit in the still-dim room once I click ‘publish’ on this post.  The house is quiet with both kids still sleeping.  Yes, I think I’ll do just that.  Sit.

 

 

What is your right now like?  It’s worth the pause.  I promise.

Sending a little love your way, m
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p.s. it’s the first Friday of the month, which means my friend Barbara and I have a new pairing up at Tandem Echoes.  quotes + photos.  Click here to see.

 

 

Ten Things

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Ten things, right now…

1.  red rooibos tea + almond milk + a red mug that reminds me of certain beautiful people
2.  Ben Howard on Pandora
3.  a list of to-do’s close by
4.  a glass of water close by too…I’m a good water drinker but lately I find myself succumbing to dehydration headaches…so I keep drinking even though I feel I might float away
5.  snow outside my window…dotted with bits of green and brown where yesterday’s rain made its mark
6.  nowhere to go until later this afternoon (so happy about that)
7.  the kitchen table…winter hats hanging on the chairs
8.  calling my daughter to start her math…but a certain sweet pup detains
9.  thinking about the lack of dinner prep today…take-out pizza is on the menu
10. wanting to curl up on the sofa with this book…but there is the aforementioned list calling my name…and so here I go

Sending a little love your way, m

 

 

Ten Things

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Ten things, right now…

1.   Kathleen Edwards on Pandora
2.   Iced peppermint tea
3.   Tank top, cuffed jeans, bare feet
4.   Loose and relaxed muscles…I just did a little yoga
5.   Sunshine out the window…though we were expecting rain
6.   My daughter crunching on a Pink Lady apple
7.   Yellowing leaves on the birches out back (fall?  soonish?  yippee!)
8.   Contentment…today’s been good
9.   Papers on my desk…work in progress
10. Thinking about the dinner I’ll cook in a bit…cod, rice and beans

Hoping your right now is exactly what you need it to be.

Sending a little love your way, m

 

 

 

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Ten things, right now…

1.   My son reading
2.   My daughter working on her braid star
3.   Blossoms out the side window
4.   A glass of water…clean, fresh, pure
5.   The pup chewing on her bone as she snuggles next to my daughter
6.   Slippers on my feet
7.   Washes of red and green on the trees out back
8.   Intermittent conversation between the kids…random German phrases are exchanged
9.   A sky that looks heavy
10. Bon Iver on Pandora

Hoping your right now is just what it needs to be.

Sending a little love your way, m

 

 

ten things…plus three

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lately, i’ve taken to making lists in my journal.  ten things, whatever comes to mind at that particular time when i’m sitting with pen in hand.  sometimes gratitude, sometimes complaint…always observation, noting, acceptance.

here’s my list just now.

ten things.
1.   hot cup of tea.  earl grey.  decaf.  almond milk.  maple syrup.
2.   music turned down low.  iron & wine.
3.   my daughter curled in chair by windows.  wrapped in fleecy blanket.  reading.
4.   my son still sleeping.  crazy {for this house}.  it’s 7 o’clock.
5.   the mist outside my window.
6.   the yellowing leaves of the river birch.
7.   the house so quiet and still.  holding me.  us.
8.   twinkle lights in the kitchen.  must get some by my desk.
9.   my daughter sniffling.
10. feeling content and very much right here in this morning.

and sometimes i write more than ten…

11.  eager to do my daughter’s science experiment this morning.  love a plan.
12.  my son will have three soccer games in the next 36 hours.
13.  pom-poms hanging from lampshade.  the button earrings my daughter made for me hanging too.

ever feel like writing but don’t know what to write?  
or ever feel like writing but also feel emotionally spent?
make a list.  just ten things.  or five.  or one.  it feels good.  i promise.

 

sending a little love your way, m

 

 

ten things {and a giveaway}

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ten things, dessert.

1.   boston cream pie
2.   chocolate pudding
3.   apple pie
4.   pumpkin pie
5.   mint chocolate chip ice cream
6.   dark chocolate
7.   chocolate chip cookies
8.   brownies
9.   chewy molasses spice cookies
10. pound cake with fresh berries

yum.

today marks the opening of registration for 28 moments.  if you haven’t clicked on the e-course tab in the menu at the top of this web page, i hope you’ll take a look.  for today’s giveaway, i’d like to offer one of you sweet readers a spot in my e-course {or you could gift the spot to a friend}.  in order to enter the giveaway, please leave a comment mentioning a favorite desert…that shouldn’t be too hard, right?  comments will remain open until sunday, august 4, midnight EST.  the randomly-selected winner will be announced right here {within this post} on monday!  when commenting, please make sure to use an email address where i can reach you {your email address will not appear within the comments}.  so go on…tell me about your sweet tooth!  comments are now closed.
the winner of the giveaway is vanessa maxham!  vanessa, an email is on its way…

sending a little love your way, m