[Quiet Thoughts] Give a Little Bit

Photo: I got to tour the U.S. Capitol Building today. It was the purest sort of magic. I got to be a history/civics nerd and see a whole lot thanks to a most wonderful friend. I am extraordinarily lucky and utterly indebted to my dearest friend for the opportunity.   When I was in elementary…

The List is Real

Photo: Joy is one full hour of raucous laughter from two little boys thanks to a shadow-puppet theater given by a dear friend. Their first play was dedicated to rear-ends and pantaloons, with most of the dialogue consisting of one word of “forbidden” potty-talk and then both boys cracking up for a good 30 seconds….

How Many Days Did You Say?

Photo: I got a poinsettia plant from church today! It didn’t name a specific sender, just my church. Certainly a warm and fuzzy wonderful kind of gift. I enjoyed it next to our Advent wreath for a while this afternoon.   The Husband got this bright idea in his head that he was going to…

[Quiet Thoughts] The Breakdown Time

Photo: The tree is in the dining room this year, and it is actually a pretty swell corner for it! We get the smell and the lights and the presence without shrinking the living room significantly. The Husband can be kinda… specific…about how to deal with the ornaments and such. Sooo…. I stayed out of it…

And Ain’t I Your Base?

Shout out to the 98% of Black Women in Alabama who went out yesterday and carried this entire country over the finish line. Absolutely and unequivocally, I honor you. I thank you. Shout out to the Black voters in Alabama who went out yesterday and stood up to the voter suppression, who stood up to…

The “Nope” List and Other Arguments

Photo: First snow… isn’t is so pretty!? (I spent my whole weekend in a ball crying. When do I get to move back to Maryland? Or maybe we could go even further south? I have lovely dreams of sandy beaches and warm sun all year around!)   Ursa Major has been asking for Minecraft for Christmas….

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Fears

Photo: I got an email from a Dear Reader asking me what embroidery thread I’ve been using for the two projects I’ve posted pictures of. I discovered Valdani thread over the summer and will never use another embroidery thread again. I’m very lucky that two local crafting shops carry it, so I can go pick…

Just Own It

Photo: I haven’t taken many pictures lately, but scanning through my Google photo I found this awesome one from my trip to Vermont. My friend stocks toys in her house and this made me actually scream with joy and take a picture! I had this Fisher-Price Tudor House when I was a little girl and…

Lone Star Visit

Photo: Longtime readers know how much I cherish a good sunrise. Sunrises are a universal inevitability, yet they are each so very different, each breathtaking in their own right and precious. I’ve yet to be disappointed by a sunrise.   I woke up at 3:30am on Thursday morning, got dressed up and went to the…

[Short Post] Until Monday…

  My Dear Reader, it is very late and I have been enjoying a wonderful day. I’ll have more for you on Monday, but suffice it to say, today is over, tomorrow is going to be very full and tonight I need to leave you some Friday wishes and be off on my next adventure. I promise…