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] It’s an Unpredictable Journey

Photo: I’ve been busy trying to get one of my three holiday projects done! I can’t show you the whole thing because this is for one of the people in my life who sometimes reads the blog. I promise that I will show you the completed work after the holidays, though! I’m so proud of it!…

[Short Post] Setting Out to Wander

  It is Ash Wednesday, and I’ve decided to take the evening after a challenging day with the boys to sit in silence, settle down, and prepare for these 40 days of wandering in the “wilderness” in contemplation and prayer. I have so much that I need to put down and leave here before I…

[Quiet Thoughts] Take a Moment

Photo: This is one of the gems that couldn’t fit into yesterday’s sponsored post. I love the colors and the wistful look off into the distance. It feels like a lifetime between those groggy days in that sunny apartment and now.   I loaded the boys into the van to whisk them off to a…

[Quiet Thoughts] Invitation into Silence

Photo: Another little snapshot from my Valentine’s Day gift. The colors are still quite vibrant and I’m ever so pleased.   I apologize for not writing on Wednesday and not putting up a fail post. I was a maniac on Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation to be away for the last few days, and finally…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of the Changing Season

Photo: Quilt top complete! That took much longer than I needed it to! I need to get this thing pressed and basted so that I can start quilting! I also need a retwist somethin’ fierce (as I type, I’ve giving myself a deep conditioning treatment because Lord are these locs thirsty)… I also need to do…

Appreciating the Forest

Photo: A portion of my Saturday afternoon was spent in the New Hampshire sunshine (warm in the rare moments when the wind wasn’t blowing) next to a shimmering lake in the shadow of a mountain. Beautiful, thought-provoking, quiet, inspiring. I’ve been to New Hampshire a handful of times, but this is the longest I’ve ever…

[Quiet Thoughts]Of Being a "Person"

  I don’t always watch Grey’s Anatomy, but one of the running themes in the show is that everyone has a “person.” Said “person” is the someone to go to for the tough stuff, that person is a lookout to make sure you are ok, that person is the gut-check when you are doing stuff…

[Quiet Thoughts] When Asked, Say Yes

Photo: I didn’t take many pictures this week, so I had to go back and find a cute one. These little boys love their machines and their wheels so much. The tractor is just a playground prop, but Lord did they treat it like it was the real live thing!   I found myself at church…

When You Know That You Should Feel Guilty, But…

Photo: Well look at that! DIY number 3 is in the books! All done! The dining room is put back together, I need to make some freaking curtains, and all we need now is some money to buy an actual table and some actual matching chairs so it looks like real people with class actually…