Monday, January 26, 2015

Mindful Mondays



{ Mindful Mondays } 

  A new post series on Mondays (as often as possible) that calls all things I am doing, thinking, and creating together in one space. A good starting place for the week and a way to ease into Monday. 


What I am.....

:: reading- Saint Monkey by Jacinda Townsend. This is a story about two young African American girls growing up in the mid-west/south and how their lives become intertwined during the post- WWI era. I am about 5 chapters in and I am mesmerized but the writing and storytelling. She just gets me pulled in and I can't wait to read the next chapter.  

:: listening to - a lot of Chopin and Lizst lately. The nocturnes are mournful and beautiful as they set my soul at ease. 

:: studying- cookbooks. A few I borrowed from the library. Right now, I am combing through The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook. So many pretty looking baked goods...so dangerous! 

:: creating- I am stuck on felt and felt projects right now. I really love creating with this stuff. I am not sure why but goodness making little felt things makes me happy.  Starting on some Valentine's gifts.

:: cooking- pork loin in the slow cooker and sweet potatoes will be baking this evening. I am thinking some good greens to with it. ( I have a slight obsession with southern cooking) 

:: educating - my middle gal is working on identifying her alphabet letters and colors. She is my free spirit so I have to let her guide me and we must have fun. That is her one rule. 


:: feeling-  well, thankfully. The flu has tried to get its foot in the door at our home. I am fighting it off as best as I can. 

:: thinking - about an interview I heard on the radio a few days ago. Thich nhat hanh was interviewed and had so many insightful things to say. Mindfulness. I am thinking over the words of what I consider holy men and women. 


If you would like to link up then leave your comments and link to your blog below and reference my blog on your Mindful Monday post. Thanks for joining up! 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Weekends




{ Weekends }

Our weekend....

Friday night movies and dinner 
Saturday morning- ballet class & breakfast 
Saturday afternoon trip to the Navy Exchange near Washington DC 
new wine glasses and new wine to try 
James making dinner while I got to put my feet up 
Catching up on episodes of Portlandia & Grimm 
Knitting....lots of knitting 
Sunday morning sickness that wiped out my oldest 
chores around the house
Baking a coconut custard pie 
organizing my finances, sewing room, and doing home school lesson plans
simple Sunday night dinner
Downton Abbey & knitting







Joining up with Karen of Pumpkin Sunrise