Well friends, it’s the end of another week. Our plans for today were rescheduled due to COVID exposure, which is, I guess, our new normal … and I’ve been seeing the bright spots in the resulting free time. Not that … Continue reading TGIF | Bright Spots.
Yesterday afternoon I was in a mad rush to get out the door for my Prayer Shawl meeting and realized I didn’t have my dishcloth project. I groped around in my knitting bag for that large ball of dishcloth cotton, … Continue reading Pausing Mid-Project.
Friends, we made it to another Friday, and that’s always something to celebrate. It’s also my nephew’s 27th birthday and that’s an even better reason! Here’s a look at more of my Right Now through my favorite lens. (Not) Thinking … Continue reading TGIF | Mid-May.
I added 27 books to my shelves in April (all my 2022 books are shelved here on Goodreads). Three were poetry collections and a few more were really short … still 🙂 It was a lot to absorb and it took me … Continue reading Reading Better | April.
Everything is broken and messed up and completely fine. That’s what life is. It’s only the ratios that change. Usually on their own. As soon as you think that’s it, it’s going to be like this forever, they change again. … Continue reading Looking Back | April.
One of my daily email newsletters always includes a piece titled “1,000 Words” and it’s a photo without any accompanying text. I can’t quite manage no words, but I can keep them to a minimum. I have exactly five (it took me two tries to get the books) photos in my feed since I posted on Friday afternoon. I do wish I’d taken one Friday evening – it was nice to catch up and we laughed hard – also, we were five because their son surprised his mom and came home for the weekend!! (I was delighted they shared him … Continue reading Weekending | 4,184 Words.
Hello friends. Hello Friday! A storm blew through late this morning and now it’s windy. I’m trying not to let myself think about the trees that might fall when the wind chimes are playing such a jubilant song. Also: Thinking … Continue reading TGIF | Early May.
We need to pay attention. Really pay attention. Lest we become blind to the awe and wonder that fills our days. Marianne Borg, from the Foreword to Days of Awe and Wonder, by Marcus Borg (p. xii) Hello May!I started … Continue reading Hello May.
Happy Friday, friends! I’ve been tempted these last few days to get full-on into May-mode, and I was grateful for the reminder this afternoon that May doesn’t start until Sunday. So let me put my Present Hat back on and … Continue reading TGIF | Late April.
Present is choosing to believe that your own life is worth investing deeply in, instead of waiting for some rare miracle or fairytale. Present Over Perfect, by Shauna Niequist (via @emilypfreeman) Except for this past weekend, April has been a quiet month for me. a month where I spent a lot of time on my own, reading, knitting, studying, listening to music and birdsong, walking. I let go a few commitments to make more room for solitude and my new church leadership roles. I tried to be disciplined about bedtime since the dark early hours are my favorite reading and … Continue reading Present | April 2022.