Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Morning, noon and night...three little peeks into my day yesterday. Linking up with Kim at Mothering with Mindfulness

Enjoying the beautiful sunlight with my coffee #hellomorningcoffee 
Morning:: 7AM

It's so beautiful out that we moved our work outside! 
Noon:: 1PM

In the blink of an eye another day is done. Today was a full day. Cleaning, lots of outside time, much writing, cooking, soothing a teething baby. The days seem to be picking up speed as the season changes! #writealm
Night:: 7PM

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sundays are for....

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*slow mornings
*coffee and quiet conversation
*Dunkin Donut run after Mass
*quiet afternoons of resting, knitting, reading, working outside
*so pretty much family time fun that is different each Sunday
*driving up north to visit family
*Sunday dinner

Sunday's have a different feel to them. A quieter pace, even if we are busy. It's always a family day whether that be running a few errands or finding things at home to keep us busy. It's the pause when we are all together before a week that keeps us apart for much of the day!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Arbor Day walk

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This morning I told Ree that today was Arbor Day & did she want to go for an exploration walk of the trees in our neighborhood? She was ready & waiting at the door with her bag of goodies before I could finished the sentence.

She grabbed her new binoculors and magnifying glass and asked if she could use the camera? I gave it to her and off we went. All of the pictures were taken by her! She now wants me to print them off so she can begin a nature book!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

These days

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The days have been flying by in a blur! 

Holy Week was spent with Momma recovering from her cold and Ree in the throes of hers. We didn't do nearly our usual Holy Week activities. But there is always next year!

Easter weekend was beautiful. I kept it simple this year for the most part. Simple is nice. And no anxiety. We had Easter dinner here and it was a wonderful day with our family.

Easter Monday dawned beautiful. The girls and I spent the majority of the day outside soaking up the fresh air and sunshine.

It's been quiet on this little blog lately. Not for lack of things to post, but rather for lack of time it seems! Baby is teething hence not sleeping. That makes momma a little punch drunk at times. But the early morning wake up calls have been great for my creativity. 

Do you remember that poetry project I mentioned a few months ago? I am in the process of writing it up as a little bit of an e-course type thing. I have no idea if there will be interest in it but the idea of it has only gotten stronger instead of less, so I am rolling with it. And the writing is pouring onto the paper. So we'll see where that will lead! And that is where a lot of my "free" time has gone. More like a stolen moment here and there!

Things are going well here in our little world. The spring time is a beautiful time. Or as Ree keeps saying every time we step outside, or every time she notices a flower or every time she sees the buds on the trees "the world is so MAGICAL right now! I can't stop breathing it in." I have no idea where she gets these sayings but I love them!

What has been happening in your world? And I promise to try and be more faithful at stopping by everyone's own blogs!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Morning, noon and night...three little peeks into my day yesterday. Linking up with Kim at Mothering with Mindfulness

Easter Monday. I love that Easter is a season! A slow morning of a dozing baby, still sleeping Marie-Therese, second cup of coffee, and diving into "The Goldfinch" #hellomorningcoffee 
Morning:: 8:30

"The world is so beautiful today mommy. I just can't stop looking at it!" 
Noon:: 1pm

Tulips in the sunshine #followthelight
Night:: 5:45pm (full disclosure....this was taken Saturday evening. But I love it so wanted to share. Plus I forgot to take a picture last night!)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yarn Along

A finished sock; Holy Week reading & National Poetry Month Reading #yarnalong

I finished a sock this past weekend!!! It is so bright and cheery. I love it! I have only partially cast on the second sock though.

As for reading I'm reading the Passion in the Gospel of John for Holy Week. I also started reading The Poetry Home Repair Manual last night & it is really good so far. My grand plans to do a big poetry study for April has pretty much gone by the wayside. Getting a cold at the beginning of the month meant I didn't do much of anything, much less anything with poetry.

So for now I have been reading a little bit here and there. I actually have journaled a few poems following along with the Write ALM prompts. I was feeling bad about not following through with the plans I had until I realized poetry doesn't have to just be in April! 

Hopefully next week I will be able to share more progress on that second sock!

Sunday, April 13, 2014



This weekend has been beautiful!

I woke up Saturday for the first time in over a week and a half with some energy. A spring time cold sapped everything I had for a long time. It's amazing how free you feel once you are able to breath through your nose again.

I opened the windows for fresh air (which then let in all the allergens) did loads of laundry, and began my spring cleaning. 
There was time for long conversations with the husband
running errands alone with the car windows down
the first iced coffee of the year
finishing up that sock
some reading
getting outside for a bit
the first meal on the grill
a feeling of lightness

and now that I am feeling better hopefully I will be back to my poor neglected blog regularly!

Linking up with Amanda!