What a week! Here at chez mere-et-filles, we’ve had upended plans (Sara’s closing was delayed … which meant lots of logistical shuffling), a sick dog (again, and again she seems to have rallied), and another surgery for Marc (this time … Continue reading TGIF | Late January.
My One Little Word for 2022 is Present. Like many of y’all (I’m sure), I’ve spent a lot of time these past nearly two years coming to terms with cancelled plans and disappointments. Tomorrow, it seems, is not a dependable … Continue reading Present | January 2022.
Well friends, we’ve made it to Friday. again. and it’s time (again!) for me to look at right now through one of my favorite lens: Thinking about … re-reading Four Thousand Weeks. I just read it (in November!!) and I … Continue reading TGIF | Mid-January.
This is another epic post … and the last one I have looking back at 2021. TL;DR It was probably my best year of reading ever and there isn’t much I’d like to change for 2022. I read 20 books … Continue reading Reading Better | December.
Still looking back at 2021 … this time the things I made. For the first year since 2017, all of my FOs were made from yarn, over 18,000 yards of it! that tiny type at the lower left says 18,820 yards in 22 projects: 8-1/2 pairs of socks (4-1/2 were gifts), two baby gifts, one cowl, one prayer shawl (gifted to a confirmand last spring – this was the only project I crocheted), and twelve sweaters (one of which – Noten – lower left – I accidentally felted and gave away to my petite friend Lauren). You can see the … Continue reading Making in 2021.
… feel like a day for settling in … to new rhythms. colder weather (thankfully yesterday’s snow was just enough to be fun and the roads were pretty dry this morning). and maybe … finally?! getting to the bottom of … Continue reading Sometimes Mondays.
Hello and Happy Friday! If you found this post in your feed reader, something worked right! woo hoo and welcome. and pardon the boxes still stacked up along the walls, and the pieces of packing paper and wadded up tape … Continue reading A Quick Hello.
“Stars are made of dust and nitrogen; they are balls of gas and hydrogen. But that isn’t what a star is; it’s only what it is made of.” ~Patti Callahan, Once Upon a Wardrobe Happy sigh. It’s time to Finish (2021) Regular! First up in the finishing queue is wrapping up December – daily photos first and then books and reading. and finally, one last post to look back at a year of making. A Gratitude List: twinkle lights. knitting. seeing family more than once. selfies with my sister. books (and more books). amaryllis blooms. and even seeing a peek … Continue reading Looking Back | December.
The view from my journaling seat this morning … all the important things are right in front of me. There is daylight peeking though the blinds because I was there a little later this morning. My mom had a very encouraging report at the doctor yesterday and I didn’t need to head over to her house for the day shift. It’s been a little weird being home all day, but the afternoon nap was most welcome, and I finally cleaned out my knitting bag. I’ve lost track of the days, and I feel a little like Scrooge waking up to … Continue reading TGIF | Early January.
I’ve been looking forward to putting this post together for a few weeks (honestly since November, when I chatted with Carolyn about the series she was putting together to celebrate this OLW practice). Last year’s wrap up is one of my favorite posts to revisit … I love how the review tells a story about the year and about me and my OLW. The monthly check-ins here continue to be one of the most useful practices for me around OLW – they force me to reflect and connect. Some months it makes magic, and some months it barely holds together. … Continue reading Choose 2021 | Wrapping Up.