Wednesday, February 29, 2012


There are not nearly enough opportunities in my week for me to experience well and true silence. I think this may be why I enjoy a good snowfall. The snow acts as a kind of dimmer switch, and dulls all the grating city noise that I am surrounded by.
This feels continually out of my reach as something I can easily change. Yet I feel it at my very core - my life is busy, I crave some silence.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Making my day.

More sun shining in....but not melting any of the newly fallen snow...and the fact that King Winter saw fit to answer a certain birthday wish of mine.

This girl and her patented process of making "Doodle cuts". And for those who aren't familiar, "Doodlecutting" is where you cut something out of paper and make it into something else.

A homeschool lesson plan that has duped me into thinking that I may sometimes know what I am doing.
Have a great day.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The day and the week.

My birthday, a day that this year held a little bit of dread, came to pass. And, after Pumpkin spice scones with coffee for breakfast I was relieved to find that I was still here. And, because I don't spend a whole lot of time thinking about myself throughout the year, my birthday always seems to turn into a weeklong affair, with treats spread out along the way.
Many assure me that it is a well kept secret that the 40's are the best years....I will go with that.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Anyone know where I could learn how to use a horse to plough a field?
I would like to know how to do that.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Part 4 about Me

My path has never been clear to me. The only thing that I feel I was ever certain about was that I wanted to be a Mama. And so I am - with all that I have. Now as my girls are growing up (with one picking universities) I find myself on unsure footing about what lies in store for me in this next phase.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Part 3

I subscribe to the mode of thinking where if something comes into the house, something has to leave.
Not always successfully however.

Friday, February 17, 2012

S.A.M - Part two

The first trees I will plant in my one-day orchard will be Damson Plums.
(Dreamer meet Planner).

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Something about Me

Shortly after my birthday last year I felt it start...a small ember in the pit of my stomach....not exactly a sense of dread but more of a "you better start wrapping your head around this" sort of feeling. I would say that I mostly forgot about it until January of this year. Then the "thinking" began in earnest.
So, I have six days left before I turn 40. I thought I would like to post for the next week about Me...things about me.

Point 1 - I am a difficult mix of a Dreamer caught up in the body of a Planner.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Let me just say that this was quite possibly the last thing I expected to see when I turned around. It is afterall a wee bit creepy.

But, the grin it brought out lasted throughout the evening.....

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Wow, the inspiration for this post could not be more clear. What a beautiful day - although the wind is still wintery, the sun is kind of sunny!
Yes, I know. Spring is a ways off, but one can't argue with these pictures!
Yellow is where its at.

I couldn't resist.

A WIP for a friends' little one who we are waiting to make her appearance.

My kitchen - the one space in my house that REALLY lets me know when the sun is on it's way around!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

To be

I am loving the perks that come along with living for now....not for what may or may not happen down the line.
All my life I have been a planner. Somehow the "forces that be" are granting me just that chance - To be.