Friday, November 23, 2012

This Moment

 


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{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember


 


Joining Amanda of Soulemama



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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Yarn Along

 



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Joining Ginny of Small Things


Progress...Progress. I am making quite a lot of progress on the Christmas sweaters for my girls. The Milo sweater is knitting up nicely and I really the pattern. I think that I will knitting a few more of these. The Heirloom Baby Sweater is almost done. It has been on the back burner because I am procrastinating. I have to sew it together and block. I decided to cast on a cowl for myself. It is an easy knit and I think it will be cozy and warm. I also have some new yarn. Not sure what I am knitting with it but it's just pretty to have and hold! Oh the possibilities are endless! I stopped reading The Light Between the Oceans because it was  kind of depressing. I just wasn't feeling it. I started reading The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake  by Aimee Bender. It is also a little sad but I am intrigued by the storyline and I can't wait to read what happens next. 


 


Happy Knitting & Happy Thanksgiving! 



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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Weekends

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We have had a busy weekend of preparations for the upcoming week and a visit from my parents for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, we have been balancing on "the cliff" ( no not a fiscal cliff, sorry! I couldn't resist) between health and illness. But illness won and I have been playing nurse maid to the family. I have put my  new home apothercary skills to work with several different herbal remedies. Everyone seems to be taking to this change in our home quite nicely and I think the remedies are really helping. I am falling into the role of mother as natual healer to my loved ones. For ages, women were the healers and conjurers of healing medicines for the sick and injured. It is deep in our souls to be nuturers and healers of our children and earth. I really can't explain the feeling but it almost primal. I'll keep using the remedies and save all those antibotics for the times when illness is serious. 


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Thankfully, I am well which means lots of cooking, cleaning, and organzing for the upcoming week. I have baked a lot of bread and cleaned out the refrigator and pantry in preparation for Thanksgiving shopping. ( I hate grocery shopping with a passion so I am always wait until the last minute) I organized a Thanksgiving activity basket for the girls to use this week. ( more about that later this week) and I have been doing some more sewing. Both the doll quilts are almost done! 



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