Outside My Window
PIles and piles of trash and recycling, awaiting pick up. We have conquered the cleaning and clutter in this place. Hooray!
I am Listening to
I am Wearing
A pink polo shirt and capris.
I am so Grateful for
the opportunity to be home with my children. So grateful.
Really taking this to heart as I look at the season ahead. We generally adhere to the One Rule, but it's nice to see it in print.
I am Reading
10 Habits of Happy Mothers. Good stuff here. Really good stuff. I'm listening to the Audible version on Kindle. Actually, I just finished. I'm planning to do a book study here, beginning next week. Join us? Get the book and meet me back here on Thursday.
My current, fun, treat-after-massive-housecleaning book is Signature Styles: Twenty Crafters Stitch their Look. I don't really--ahem--have a style. It's pretty much a look in the closet and wear what fits kind of thing. There's no budget for it and for so many years I've been pregnant or postpartum or nursing that complete utility has dictated what I wear. Furthermore, it's hard for me to spend money on my own clothes for some reason. I always head out to buy myself something and end up at a kids' clothing store. Since what fits right now is often eight years old or older, I'm guessing I'm dated. But I'm going to work on it and this book is lots of fun!
I am Thinking
This post. I remember when I was just beginning my first post-cancer year. I'm listening carefully to what Libby is thinking these days. For me, they are refresher courses. And she is so in my thoughts and prayers. Click over. It's one of those posts that might just change your life.
I am Creating
~ a new cap sleeved sweater. All the pattern links appear to be dead ends. Maybe there's some editing happening?
~embroidered appliques on some old denim capris. I'm so inspired by this embroidery tutorial. What a generous sharing of such great information!
On my iPod
Towards a Real Education
We have begun to plan. News forthcoming.
Towards Rhythm and Beauty
Clean and uncluttered really has its own beauty, doesn't it?
And now, we've lived here ten years. I think it might be time to make some curtains. But I'm not going to rush it.
To Live the Liturgy...
Look for a post soon on preparing to celebrate the feast of St. Joachim and Anne.
I am Hoping and Praying
for Elizabeth deHority. She is constantly on my heart and in my prayers. She needs you now. Please, please pray with me.
for a friend for whom life has been exceptionally difficult and lonely
for Libby Ryder and family
In the Garden
Those tomatoes aren't looking very healthy. I do hope that we have some tomatoes from our garden. I am consoled however, that a tomato you-pick place is about a mile from my house. If all else fails, we'll pick there.
Around the House
My house is so happy! My kids are so proud of themselves! We did it, all the way down to the innermost crevices of the basement. I feel like I can take on the world--at least the domestic arts world:-)
From the Kitchen
Raw honey. Did you know that raw honey is an excellent balm imeediately after a kitchen burn? It really lessens the sting and is nearly miraculous in reducing healing time to a matter of minutes.
One of My Favorite Things
Road trips down 29 to my favorite college town.
A Few Plans for the Week
We're heading to Charlottesville for a couple of days of spoiling and theater and lakeside fun.