• Living
  • Tiny Tim Visits

    Poor Sophie did something to her toe on Monday.  I’m not sure exactly what happened, but it ended up with Emma nearby and Sophie on the floor, both complaining (Sophie rather loudly) that they were hurt.  Whatever it was, Sophie was much more injured than Emma, who was fine within moments.  The quick swelling told […]

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  • Slow Making

    At the beginning of the year, I indulged in fantasies of hours upon hours of sewing; all sorts of beautiful and handmade items making their way from my sewing machine out into the world; launching my way from hobby status into an actual business that could not only pay for my sewing habit, but perhaps […]

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  • Stillness Found

    We had a quiet day at home today. No errands to run, no trips into town. Home. I didn’t get everything done that I thought I would, but I spent a beautiful time pushing my youngest son on the swing as he talked to me and told me stories and ask me questions – his […]

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  • Breathing Peace

    (If you follow me on Instagram, you read most of these words last night, but I wanted to share them here as well, and I’ve edited them a bit.) God’s artwork. A soothing and peaceful gift at the end of a day that was a lot harder emotionally than I expected. I watched the dawn […]

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  • Saying Goodbye

    About 12 years ago, our family was looking into adopting a dog.  We had previously lived with Golden Retrievers and loved the breed, so we thought we’d try to find one, and while we wanted a puppy, we also wanted to adopt a rescue dog from a shelter.  I spent a lot of time online […]

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  • Treasure

    This past weekend, I happened upon Silas in the back yard, working as hard as his little shovel and four-year-old body would let him.  I asked what he was doing.  “Diggin’” was his reply.  I asked what he was digging for. “Treasures”.  Of course!  And on his way he went. I don’t know if his […]

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  • What do May Showers Bring

    Growing up,  I remember being told that April showers bring May flowers (what do Mayflowers bring? Pilgrims!).  But that was in a state a bit south of where we live these days.  And the April showers are more like April snows. The showers come in May (though some of the flowers do too. ) This […]