Thoughts from a Pick-up Playdate

Photo: My friend reminded me that fiber in hand and project in mind makes all troubles go away. We decided to take a special trip to the city to our favorite fiber store, Gather Here. I went in there un-inspired and came out with a little fabric and this amazing bag. I saw it and had to…

The Next Set of Challenges

Photo: It’s still winter, but the absence of snow and the warming temperatures have given us opportunity to visit with the flower beds in preparation for Spring plantings (which are still a ways off). I’m very pleased to see that the over-winter preparations we did back in November have produced gloriously black and nutrient-filled soil…

[Quiet Thoughts] Beauty in the Break

Photo: This piece is called Dragon in the Clouds: Red Mutation by Takashi Murakami, and it is just breathtaking. It’s on exhibit right now at the MFA in Boston. When the boys and I rounded the corner and took it in, we came to a full stop. It’s really quite incredible to behold. I highly recommend…

Wonder and Wander

Photo: Temperatures reached the 70s today in MetroWest and I got enough sun to earn a little glow!  As it’s February break, my boys were able to enjoy a leisurely day, complete with muddy construction in the rivets of our driveway. Tomorrow’s task? Get someone out here to give us an estimate on how much…

[Quiet Thoughts] Own Up

Photo: Kinkling dough. Making one more batch tomorrow for my sister. Lord, my arms are tired, but it’s so worth it. Also… I took no pictures this week, so… uh… sorry!   I jumped on a freelance call on Tuesday and had my ass handed to me by a client. The call went bad almost…

It Just Keeps Happening

  It wasn’t you or me today, it wasn’t you or me. We went out into the world and came back spared from the bullet spared from the terror of errant guns.   It wasn’t our children today, Beloved. It wasn’t our children today. They got on the bus and returned. We kissed them goodbye…

Totally Worth It

Photo: Saturday’s first batch of kinklings.   I made eight batches on kinklings over the weekend. A new record for me. Turns out, it wasn’t enough, actually. I almost ran out at one point on Saturday (that’s never happened before) and today I had to be very careful about how many kinklings went out the door to…

[Quiet Thoughts] Ritual Renewed

Photo: I got children on the bus on Thursday morning, then got to clearing the cars of the ice and snow that fell on Wednesday. I lamented the weather, the cold, the state, our ice rink driveway, our neighbor who won’t help keep it clear, and our not-garage barn. Why do we live here? As I…

Apologies & Update

  My Dear Reader! I’m so sorry I missed my post last night! It’s a rarity to go a post day without at least putting up a [Fail] post! I’m sorry to do that! Nothing is wrong, I’m just extraordinarily overbooked. I’m currently serving on a town committee that has me in meetings until late…

[Quiet Thoughts] Reclaiming Ritual

Photo: My mother-in-law gifted me an amaryllis bulb for Christmas and it has come into full bloom. This photo was actually taken last week… the sunlight was too dramatic to resist. I’ve never had a “forced bulb” in winter before. It’s an absolutely wonderful gift for the house, adding much-needed color and elegance to the…