It’s been a long time since I’ve shared a whole weekending story … and since I have an uncharacteristically colorful, and varied! batch of photos, it seemed the perfect topic for today. Since I last posted, I saw three baseball … Continue reading Weekending.
Hello friends and hello to a Friday afternoon that ushered in (way!) cooler temperatures and – sadly – not the promised rain. mixed blessings. which seems to be the message from the universe about so many things lately. Thinking about … Continue reading TGIF | mid(ish) August.
The question is, shall it or shall it not be linear history. I’ve always thought a kaleidoscopic view might be an interesting heresy. Shake the tube and see what comes out. Chronology irritates me.” Penelope Lively, Moon Tiger In many … Continue reading Looking Back | May.
Whew, friends, it’s been A Week. Like all of you, I watched horror unfold – yet again – in a classroom in Texas. I joined in prayers of lament, called my representatives in Washington*, signed up to march on June … Continue reading TGIF | Listening.
…is not nearly as exciting as you might’ve imagined (if you even noticed I’d been absent for a week)! Mostly same old, same old: Knitting. Reading. Morning walks. But we did have visitors over the weekend. Our two favorite boys … Continue reading What I’ve Been Up To.
Hello friends and Happy Friday! It’s been a wet, gray day here but not too cold (Marc’s sister who lives in St. Paul just shared that they’re expecting a foot of snow in the next 24 hours – whoa!). I spent the afternoon finishing the first sleeve on Humulus and listening to Stanley Tucci narrate his delicious memoir Taste. Except for church on Sunday morning, I’m not planning to leave the house. Bring on the cozy and the twinkle lights! and a quick reflection on right now through one of my favorite lens: Thinking about … what to knit next. … Continue reading TGIF | Early December.
I finished Transcendent Kingdom this morning. I loved it (just like everyone told me I would) and I’m glad I took it slowly, savoring the writing and the story. I was incredibly invested in a good outcome for Gifty and I think she got that, so I was pleased with the ending. I was almost angry enough with the “theology” she encountered to throw the book across the room. gah! It’s so real, and so harmful … gah! I also really appreciate Gyasi’s range as an author – and she’s only on book #2! There are certainly some common themes … Continue reading Savoring Life along with Transcendent Kingdom.
It’s been 33 days since my last Looking Back post and it feels like at least a year has passed. It also feels like four years since I’ve had a really good night’s sleep. maybe tonight. at least I’m feeling ready to dive back into things … and this post is a great way to start!Back in July, I wrote about being grateful for a lovely space to call home. October confirmed all of that. along with a special gratitude that Katie and her family are part of our bubble. I didn’t go anyplace new last month (gosh, when was … Continue reading Looking Back | October.
Hello friends, it’s wonderful to be back here! Much has happened in the almost-week since my last post … all of it unplanned. And thankfully, even the not-so-great parts brought lots of silver linings. Here’s the gist: I’m sure you know by now that Tropical Storm Zeta blew through Atlanta dark early Thursday morning and left much of the city without power. We were among the fortunate who had ours back late that afternoon. Katie’s street was finally restored Saturday evening. Thursday was uncomfortable, but I learned a few things, and read two books! Friday morning Katie & Sam arrived; … Continue reading Zeta Tricks and Treats.
Y’all it’s been another week. I’ve had plans to write a blog post since Tuesday (the boys were here for Week TEN of Marmie & Poppa Camp and they left late that afternoon), but … obviously … I got distracted. In good ways, and bad ways. The bad was the news. I live in Georgia. the state with nearly as many coronavirus cases as the country of Italy (Italy, y’all … and I expect we’ll be even with Great Britain come September – we’ve already surpassed France and Germany – countries with six/eight times as many people). When my kids … Continue reading Another Week.