[Quiet Thoughts] “Let me tell you somethin’, child.”

Photo: An artistic vision is forming. There have been mistakes, but there have also been triumphs. I’m only in the first stitches of this “proof of concept,” but I’m very pleased so far. The wing looks great, but it’s also blessedly covered. The other wings aren’t, so there will be less forgiveness. At least I know I can…

[Quiet Thoughts] Be Kind Anyway

Photo: Angel is on the hoop! So excited!!! I used a little liquid stitch to hold these early pieces in place (shhhhhhh, don’t tell anyone I’m cheating). Started stitching on the upper left wing today. I’m calling this the “proof of concept” angel. I could end up making upwards of 3 before Christmas. This first…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Sharing and Remembering

Photo: This month’s book club choice is Swing Time by Zadie Smith. I am the facilitator of book club, so I try to be one month ahead of everyone else so I can stay on track. This month, however, I’m going to be showing up to our meeting having only just finished. This is my first Zadie Smith…

[Fail] Ran out of time

Photo: The boys and I were introduced to Daurma Otoshi yesterday while at the Discovery Museum! They had students from Showa Boston at the Museum teaching kiddos all sorts of different from Japanese things. We played Daurma Otoshi, the boys played ball-in-a-cup (and brought a cup and ball home), and we had fun playing with…

[Quiet Thoughts] for Women’s Day

Photo: My sister gave me this adorable pouch for Christmas. I have been housing my notebook and pens/pencils in it when I’m on the go with my heavy-duty tote bag. It is the perfect little something fort this life and times, but it’s especially cool for today, International Women’s Day. If you have a favorite woman…

[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…

[Quiet Thoughts] Tranquil inside, Chaos Out

Photo: That is a playroom so clean you can eat off the floor. But, you wouldn’t, because that would be weird. But you could. I don’t think I’ve seen it since clean since we had the carpet was installed. It’s a miracle.   I confess that I started this week with a very bad attitude. I’ve been…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Joyful Gratitude

Photo: Our dear friend gave the boys this adoooorable book yesterday! Absolutely love it. I’m so glad that the boys haven’t outgrown good picture books yet. You should pick up a copy for the kiddos in your life at an independent bookstore near you!  40 some-odd Valentines went up out of this house yesterday. Despite…

[Quiet Thoughts] Whispered Assurance

Photo: Our friends gave us a Playstation Classic for Christmas, and one of the games it comes with is called Intelligent Qube. I don’t know how I missed this game back in the day, but it’s amazing and we’re all having a lot of fun with it. The Husband has gotten the farthest on it…