I recently posted my 250th post. I take my little milestones where I can get them, and this one has made me think a little about this whole blogging journey. I was a little concerned when I started the blog that mine would end up being one of those poor neglected sites I sometimes stumble [...]
…you would find me quilting.
I say this with some certainty and with some trepidation. Like many of my posts, this one is written and scheduled for publication several days in advance. So this means I’m committing myself to spending a good chunk of my Saturday quilting even though I don’t know what might [...]
Have you ever noticed how the very act of looking up at the sky can elevate your mood? And how you can expect that every time you look you’ll see something new and amazing? I’m fascinated by the fact that every way of rendering the sky is ultimately realistic. Think of that sky in the [...]
When babies are born to my family or friends, I like to give stuffed animals. Of course, I’m not trying to just give any stuffed animal. I’m really trying to give the stuffed animal…the one that baby will never want to let go of. The one that might drive his or her parents just a [...]
Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout
Before I was ever a part of a book club I never gave much thought to what someone else’s opinion of a book I loved might be. If I loved it, I loved it. And I assumed you would too. If I didn’t like it, well, that’s a little [...]
You know one of the things I love about being an adult? There are so many to choose from, but lately I’m grateful for the choice I have not to finish. Yup, I’m celebrating the joys of giving up. Of quitting before the end. Of looking up and realizing I’m doing something that is not [...]
You’ve heard of the ear worm, right? The piece of music that climbs into your head and takes up seemingly permanent residence? Today mine is ‘Mahna Mahna’ from The Green Album.. It’s an album of covers of songs from the Muppets. Yes, the Muppets. Good times.
my nephew in his therapeutic helmet – accessorized!
WWR: I just got added to the internal company network football fans group. This made me laugh. Hard.
If you know me, maybe you’re laughing too. If you don’t, well, it’s not that I dislike football. It’s just that I don’t pay attention to it. So [...]
The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy, and “Women’s Work” by Kathleen Norris
One of the signs that I’m reading a book I’m going to love is that a chapter or so into my reading I’ll find myself tempted to return to the beginning and start again. I (usually) content myself with a promise that I’ll [...]