TGIF | Early January.

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.

TGIF | Two Weeks Left in 2021.

Yeah. Two weeks. and one week from right now, I’ll be watching our church’s Lessons & Carols livestream (or, depending on how long it takes me to write this post, maybe settling in with a glass of wine and putting the finishing touches on whatever we’re having for dinner!) Here’s another look at right now: Thinking about … finishing regular. Emily P. Freeman talked about it on her podcast this week. She walked through five steps – Be Kind, Be Growing, Be Honest, Be Yourself, Be Done – and I realize this is just what I need. I initially thought … Continue reading TGIF | Two Weeks Left in 2021.

TGIF | Early December.

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.

TGIF | Hello December.

TGIF and Hello December! There’s a whole different feel to the holidays this year – all good! – for the first time since 2013 our plans don’t include airports, we have plans to gather indoors (with food!) with family, church is live-streaming Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve, and my mom gifted us waxed amaryllis bulbs (pictured above – so far, I’m a fan!). Thinking about … menus and details for those family gatherings. We have Hannukkah tomorrow with Katie and her family, a family cookie swap on the 18th, Christmas (at Katie’s – just our little family), and the … Continue reading TGIF | Hello December.

TGIF | Late November.

Hello friends. first, thank you for all your comments on my latest posts. For the benefit of all, no, we did not plan our outfits for that November 14 photo (but we all noticed it – even Marc! and Sara who took the photo) and I love that it was a synchronicity of spirit. and Humulus, whoa, I knew it was popular with my “friends” but I had NO idea what that really meant. Seems like every single one of y’all has either knit that pattern and loved it, or wanted to knit it. and now it’s my turn. Thinking … Continue reading TGIF | Late November.

TGIF | Mid-November.

Happy Friday my friends! Mid-November already. wow. I’ve got just over an hour to finish listening to The Lincoln Highway (Goodreads link), so if this post feels a little quick and dirty, please forgive me 🙂 Thinking about … my next sweater (Ravelry link)! Not that I’m anywhere close to finishing Shifty (or the other sweater I started – and apparently totally forgot to add to my Ravelry project page or share here?! – oops!) … but this is my Holiday Sweater and I’m so excited about maybe having places to wear a new Holiday Sweater, I couldn’t resist printing … Continue reading TGIF | Mid-November.

TGIF | Hello November.

TGIF and Hello November! It’s my birthday and anniversary month, two reasons to celebrate! It’s also a month that reminds me to say thank you, and start thinking about the new year … and maybe, if I’m feeling really together, about the holidays next month! Thinking about … plans and menus for Thanksgiving. Things look really different this year. Sara is here!! and Katie and her family are going to be away with Rob’s family (far enough away enough that we won’t be seeing them until December). Turns out Sara’s not so much a fan of turkey sandwiches and Marc … Continue reading TGIF | Hello November.

TGIF | Late October.

Hello friends and Happy Friday! I spent an hour on the porch this afternoon watching a replay of Modern Mrs Darcy’s Fall Book Preview and knitting. Shifty. of course. Thinking about … feeling stuck. and how holding things loosely also means letting things go. hoping I can get my head (and heart) around all that enough to write about next week for October’s OLW link-up. Grateful for … a fun knitting project. It’s been a long time since I’ve been monogamous to a project. That probably says as much about what I’m doing these days as it does the knitting. … Continue reading TGIF | Late October.

TGIF | Hello October.

TGIF and Happy October! The morning walks continue to provide plenty of inspiration to simply pause, gaze, and snap a photo. I’m sure I could find a whole TGIF in that one moment, captured later than usual this morning, thanks to an early meeting at church. But it’s the first Friday of this new month, and I’ve been looking forward to greeting it like I used to. Thinking about … spending 2022 reading Louise Erdrich. Her backlog is extensive and full of complex, thought-provoking work. She’s also known for weaving the same characters into multiple stories. I’ve read four of … Continue reading TGIF | Hello October.