Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Morning, noon and night...three little peeks into my day yesterday. Joining Kim

It was a beautiful sunrise this Michaelmas morning, albeit a little difficult to capture on camera! 
Morning:: 6:30AM

Noon:: 2PM

From yesterday. She has figured out how to pull herself to standing.
Night:: 5:30PM

Monday, September 29, 2014


From last night. First weekend of Autumn sunset From last night. Our happy place. Most likely one of the last times we'll see the sunset here until next spring.  Joining @crnnoel for #mybeachfriday IMG_2375

This weekend was what we all needed

It started with a sunset trip to our happy place. The colors didn't disappoint. We all were at peace and serene. Something that hasn't happened a whole bunch lately.

Those feelings carried through the next two days.

We did things without any rush, without any stress. We stuck close to home for the most part. 

There was a whole lot of intention, a whole lot of going slow. And lo and behold, a whole bunch of things got accomplished. With no anxiety or the feeling of discontent.

Here's hoping it lasts as the week begins!


I took a wee bit of a blogging/social media/internet break last week. After the finish of Poetry in Everyday Beauty I found I needed it. It felt refreshing! I look forward to catching up with everyone this week!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Yarn Along

I have finished socks! 

Last weekend I finished the second sock of this pair. And then ripped back the first sock to the cuff. I have never done that before but was not happy with the size and fit and rather then be upset at a finished pair of socks, I decided to take the time and fix it. And I am so glad that I did. I think the recipient will like them too.

I have a few other socks ready to cast on....it's Christmas knitting time...but I made a few baby hats quick first. When the baby spent her first week of life in the NICU I had decided that I would have a nice pile of baby hats made for her first birthday to donate in her name. I dug them out the other day and there are 10. While not too shabby, it isn't quite the pile I had been hoping for. So this week I made 2 more and I am hoping for at least 20. Her birthday is still 2 months away so I have some time (only 2 months!?! Where has this year gone?)


And this is the pile of goodies that I brought home from our Anniversary yarn shop hop.

I want to cast on for them all....I have no idea which one will be made up first! But I have to wait...I need 3 pairs of socks for Christmas gifts before I can make a pair for myself!

I haven't been reading much this week. I have a stack of books from the library. But I cannot decide which one to start first!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Morning, noon and night...three little peeks into my day yesterday. Joining Kim

Morning:: 6:45AM

Noon:: 12PM

We went outside for a bit after supper. My little one was thrilled to see so many flowers to pick. Some say they are weeds, to her they are the most beautiful things. With all the love in her heart she bestowed this little bouquet to me. Right now she is
Night:: 7PM

Monday, September 15, 2014


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This weekend was anniversary weekend!

There was a spontaneous trip to Cape Cod (I'd never been!). My husband planned the trip around some yarn stores!
So there was some buying of yarn (more on that Wednesday)
walking around
sunset watching
late night driving with two sleeping girls
then the last half hour with a screaming baby
there was a date night dinner while the girls spent time at my parents
dodging the raindrops as we walked around a local fishing village
Sunday morning tradition of Mass, coffee & relaxation
Sunday afternoon of grocery shopping, watching a little football and visiting family
trying to capture the absolutely stunning Sunday night sunset, unsuccessfully

All in all it was a fantastic weekend! How was yours?

Linking up with Karen

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


#100homeeddays day 84. Working on the letter B....matching buttons! 
Morning:: 10:30AM

Tagged by @pumpkinsunrise for #widn just look a cake out if the oven and noticed the afternoon light on it. Taking my own advice from my ecourse and stopping to notice it! 
Noon:: 2:30PM

Night:: 7:45PM

Linking up with Kim to share our Morning, Noon & Night pictures

Monday, September 8, 2014


The state of my living room after a day of momma being sick. The tv has been on all day....PBS so that counts as educational right? The baby has been "reading". I won't show you the kitchen.

This was the majority of our weekend

Television on kids shows way more then usual
toys strewn all over the living room
(and kitchen. and dining area. and bathroom.)

Momma coughing and sneezing
Baby & big girl playing so sweetly together

Thankfully Daddy was home yesterday & Momma finally felt semi-normal
so there was a little bit of cleaning
but mostly just relaxing still
watching some football (we won't discuss that)
cooking a little
and getting ready for a new week

Joining Karen!

Friday, September 5, 2014

This week

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This week got away from me!! Monday was a big cookout here with our family. Where Ree & her cousin ran smack into each other HARD head on head contact. (Oh that sound of heads hitting heads!) Cousin S had a massive goose egg on the side of her head. My little one has her very first official "shiner".  Thankfully she can open it now, and it looks like she went very heavy on the eye makeup!

Tuesday we began "school". She asked each morning to "do school work". Just about 15 minutes of workbook work and then we go about our normal day of learning through art, reading and play. We are easing into things. I have some other ideas to implement but I came down with a nasty bug and my energy has been zip. I went to the doctor yesterday and got medicine so I'm hoping to be back to myself on Monday!

Speaking of Monday, that's the day we begin the Poetry in Every Day Beauty workshop. Welcome letters will be going out later today and registration (with the bring a friend offer) will be open until at least Monday evening!