[Quiet Thoughts] Part 2: What’s Known

Photo: Like it never even happened.   It’s the Friday after and the offending limb is in my yard in little pieces. Drawing and quartering comes to mind, which is a gruesome image but that’s what my mind conjures. My yard is a mess, the destruction clear and undeniable. It’ll remain this way until the…

[Quiet Thoughts] Part 1: What’s Delivered

  On Monday, Massachusetts experienced a really ridiculous wind storm. It started up on Sunday night, went full force into the day on Monday, and got very, very serious on Monday afternoon. Gusts in the area reached upwards of 70 mph. It was cold, it was mean, it was fierce, it was chaotic. The ancient…

Where Talents Live

Photo: Another craft I get to add to my resume. I love making Anglican rosaries. I think they represent a beautiful opportunity to intersect art and religion in a way that is preciously intimate. One set of hands expresses a prayer beaded form, then gives that prayer to another set of hands as a tool…

Oh Hey, It’s Birthday Week

Photo: Khao Soi. Anju Noodle Bar. Heaven in a bowl. The best thing I’ve eaten in 2018. (This is my second bowl. The first was back in March.)   I have a whole bunch of friends who have birthdays at the end of September. Basically, all the best people are Libras or Libra-adjacent. My knitting…

As You Are

Photo: This deliciousness right here… and I’m telling you, I didn’t even do much. I took this beauty out of the packaging, I seasoned with spices*, I gave it a little olive oil, I seared both sides for color, then I popped it in my oven at 400 degrees. I wish I had trusted myself…

[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!…

[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…

What? It’s Monday??

Photo: There are leaves on our lawn. We need to rake them and put them in our compost pile. “Need a wheelbarrow for that,” says The Husband. Children see the wheelbarrow and beg until The Husband puts them in it and carts them around the yard. Good job, Husband. Way to set a bad precedent….

False Choice: The Problem with Finding a Church

Photo: We had a major water incident this weekend. Water flooded the 2nd floor bathroom and trickled down into the 1st floor bathroom. My Husband, thank God, knows his way around tools, so he was able to fix it all. My husband is a lot of things, but at least he is my lot of things…  …