Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along ::

Progress! This past week I finished one baby bootee in a set I am making for future babies and I am almost finished making my first pattern, a scarf. I hope to block it and take some great pictures this week so that by next week I am ready to share! I'll put up the pattern and would love any feedback on how to make it better and easy to use. I am still working on a sweater for Miss E and I'll be able to focus on it more over the next couple weeks. 

I am still reading Inferno by Dan Brown. It is good but I do have to say that I am finding it kind of slow compared to The DaVinci Code. I'll see what happens over the next couple days. I did get the latest issue of Taproot! Oh how I love this magazine. I love getting a new issue but I hate reading it because I want to savor every page and dwell on each story. 

Happy Knitting! xo. 

Joining Ginny of Small Things

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Small Offerings

:: Small Offerings ::

I have been really feelings off balance lately and this past week seemed like a fog so I have made strides over the weekend to get back into the swing of things and tip the scales back into my favor. A little spiritual realignment if you will. 

First, a little spring cleaning of the family altar. It is a sacred space filled with little trinkets, prayer cards, candles, and a family heirloom. Our spiritual beliefs are our own and I personally have deep spiritual convictions about the universe, God, earth, and spirit. Our family sacred space isn't much right now but I have high hopes in the coming months to create a space in our new home. 

Secondly, a lunar infusion tea. I do love the light of the full moon and I usually make sun tea but why not some moon tea instead. Whether or not is a calming tea because it was bathed in moonlight is up to the tea drinker. But it was very good. 

Lastly, a little bit of meditation and a real concerted effort during Sunday Mass to focus on what is happening in the moment and not let my mind wander. ( This proves difficult with a 2 year old). 

I think sometimes I lose track of my spiritual side when I get caught up in my everyday life but that side of my life needs to be fed as well. These small offerings always help feed my soul. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Extra Long Weekends...

:: Extra Long Weekends ::

I love extra long weekends. James had a four day weekend and it has been quite lovely thus far. 

* sleepy  mornings with coffee and morning dew 
* buying and selling furniture for our new home ( out with the old and in with the new) 
* preparing for our little girl's 2nd birthday 
* pizza and movie night 
* birthday celebrations 
* swimming and relaxing 
* full moon nights 

Just a general sense of slow moving days. I think it is just what we need before our big move back to our home state of Maryland. The days ahead will be filled with work, work, and more work but for now we'll just move slowly and enjoy the quiet of the day.