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
`
oh
where does the time 
go
?
i've been going and going
and
yet
i am barely able to keep up
`
today there was
slow
+
projects finished
`
i swear the days are getting shorter
and 
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
but
tonight there is this book
and the opening is 
well
beautiful
`
hello my friends
`
xo

Friday, June 13, 2014

loveliest


`
"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
xo






Wednesday, May 07, 2014

away




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it was good for our little family
to get away
to reconnect
to love
to laugh
and 
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

`
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`
life is good
+
a new wtsb is up
x.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

something about it


`
i was all over with this photo
{yikes}
i can see where my focus was going
where my intention was
and
well
eh
something about this photo
i insist we must love what we do
wholly
i try to do that
...
`
i do hope you have had a lovely Easter day
He Has Risen
`
the fan is humming
yes
finally
the temperatures are there
the house is still
the muggy rain has arrived
i am loving the writing in the book the orchardist
{breathtaking}
`
thank you artifact uprising for featuring my work
i'm honored
`
i kind of love this day
{so much}
`
`
x.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring


`
that sweet tea towel is a gift from rebecca 
she also made me a red one
i really don't know where i would be without her friendship
{especially these last few months}
`
i finished "the goldfinch" book
no
thumbs down
not the book for me
i won't say more
i respect the many readers who love this book
`
i bought the reading chair
brown
leather
roomy
oh
it fits in our bedroom perfectly
{with a quilt draped over the arm of course}
`
now to find a new book to sink my teeth into
suggestions
?
how about the orchardist
?
`

`
wtsb 
is back
!
love love being a part of that group
`
thank you for the kind words about our girl getting into university
we are all over the place
where to go
?
which to choose
?
a fun but stressful time the same
`
 my work was chosen for the cover
here at our collective

that makes me proud
i'm kind of beaming
!
`
`

`
`
these plums are going to be roasted with a chicken
yummy
!
`
`
Spring is here with it's ups and downs
cold
warmer
windy
sun
rain
i will take it all
`
`
x.

Monday, March 24, 2014

moving along


`
goodness
i can't put the book down 
it's so good
but
must
+
the book is a hefty one
where will i find the time to fall into these pages
?
{sigh}

`
just like that
!
last Sunday to be exact
{"You're In!"}
that's what the letter read
her first college acceptance letter
we burst into happy dances 
all around the kitchen
tears 
clapping
phone calls 
i am so proud of our girl
{smh}
it's too soon
she will be moving away
i miss her already
+
my homeschooling days are coming to an end
a retirement of sorts
{sad face- happy face}
all the emotions

`


`
we ate this pretzel for breakfast on Sunday
+
we all voted it be a tradition on Sunday morning
like pancakes
or 
french toast
swoon
!

`
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i went looking for a reading chair
i think i found one
{leather}
{brown}
needs a good breaking in
and
a warm corner 
next to a reading lamp...
i only left the store with these sweet place mats
another look at the chair tonight
{perhaps}
life is moving along at a rapid pace
`
`
`
palms clasped
God is good
`
x.