Thursday, October 16, 2014

full swing



as i type this
my son is raking leaves
autumn is in full swing in the midwest
the rain has been falling as well
many books are being read
i died and went to heaven over this book
i am so glad i gave it a chance
station eleven is one of the best books i've ever read
{what are you reading?}
banana bread is on the menu
i'm roasting a chicken as well
{What are you cooking?}
i turned the heat on last week to warm the house
 i met a deadline for a magazine article
{can't wait to share which one}
we dropped baby girl back at school
{after autumn break}
not before
we shopped for yarn
more books
{life is good}
happy october
my friends

Thursday, October 02, 2014

autumn is here

i loved we were liars
it's the kind of book that gets you back into reading
there is just some YA books i appreciate
this was one of them
part mystery
part omg did that just happened
this book is currently being devoured
i think i can get used to having a secret book arrive on my doorstep monthly
autumn is here...
 i couldn't be more happy
wholly ordinary has become part of my mornings 
it's really blowing my mind
it's raining today 
that's just fine with me
soup is on
life is good
how have you been

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

l' heure bleue


The French called this time of day “l’heure bleue.” To the English it was “the gloaming.” 

The very word “gloaming” reverberates, echoes—the gloaming, the glimmer, the glitter, the glisten, the glamour—carrying in its consonants the images of houses shuttering, gardens darkening, grass-lined rivers slipping through the shadows. 

During the blue nights you think the end of day will never come. As the blue nights draw to a close (and they will, and they do) you experience an actual chill, at the moment you first notice: the blue light is going, the days are already shortening, the summer is gone.

Joan Didion, Blue Nights 

Friday, August 15, 2014

could it be?

could it be so much time has passed
that peony season flew by
i have missed you
life is moving at rapid speed
both kids are headed to college
baby girl turned 18
where does the time 
i've been going and going
i am barely able to keep up
today there was
projects finished
i swear the days are getting shorter
even with the warm days
i feel like autumn is on it's way
merging into summer
 bringing cooler evenings
if this is true i will miss berry season
it's been berries on everything for me
and raw honey
along with thick yogurt
summer has been good to us 
i haven't read much
tonight there is this book
and the opening is 
hello my friends

Friday, June 13, 2014


"you are the finest, loveliest, tenderest,
and most beautiful person i have ever known-
and even that
is an understatement."
F. Scott Fitzgerald

i purchased this card from a etsy seller
she prints quotes out on a old typewriter
i find that kind of beautiful
{it's a gift for my daughter for graduation}

im here...
shuffling along

Wednesday, May 07, 2014


it was good for our little family
to get away
to reconnect
to love
to laugh
for a moment
i let the reality set in
 that some of us would be in different parts of the country soon
this feeling
flooded the inside of my every fiber
then slowly 
i weaved my way back
to the moment 
to the love
to being present

life is good
a new wtsb is up