This Moment

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


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Yarn Along

One of these days I hope to get back on track with posting here regularly. Or least more than every couple weeks. In the meantime at least I get here from time to time, right? 🙂

I can finally share the finished project I’ve been working on for so long. Christmas gifts for my mom’s book group. We had a trade set up – she watches my kids when I go to work and I made her gifts. I think I got the better end of the deal. The pattern is Wavey Eyelet Scarf and it was a joy to knit. Perfect repetition for memorization and just short enough repeats to keep interest.


My reading pile is, as usual, crazy. Lots of projects and a couple online reading groups going. The Bigger Boy got The Princess and the Goblin for Christmas and he is so excited to talk about it once I finish it. (And I can’t wait either!)

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I wish I saw more moments like this one over the last week but I didn’t. Finishing up a bunch of finishes and too much other stuff. Maybe too much NCIS and Facebook. Maybe something more virtuous. You don’t have to tell me your guess. But I should get a groove back in the next few days, now that I’m properly motivated.

As for reading, I’ve got to get started on the book for my next class session (which is next weekend.) It should be interesting – church history. Nothing like trying to pare all of church history into one book and two 5 hour classes! But at the moment I’m working on The Danish Way of Parenting by Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl. I’m really liking it. I’m also reading Irish Mist by Andrew Greeley.

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Yarn Along

I meant to post last week too but… Actually, I was working at spending less time at the computer and it was wonderful. Didn’t get any blogging or much work done but it felt great. Now to attempt some balance.

This has been my view for a large part of the last 2 weeks. Reading some, knitting some, enjoying Christmas a lot.

I (we) did finish the quilt top before Christmas. But then it stalled. I’m really pleased with how it’s come out and excited to get it quilted. But in the shuffle from holiday magic to New Year’s planning my sewing space became temporarily unavailable. It is second on the list to be finished up so you WILL be seeing it soon. (That’s the power of positive thinking right there.)

As for reading, I finished 65 books in 2016. Pretty heavily Amish fiction (which explains some of the high total) and only 10 nonfiction (which I’d like to work on this year.) I’m also hoping to get some classics in this year (I think last year saw none.) I’ve already got The Princess and the Goblin in my to be read pile. The Bigger Boy got it for Christmas and has already finished it, launching him into the territory of classics-Mama-has-never-read.

Happy Wednesday! Happy New Year! Happy Yarn Along!

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Yarn Along

Surprise, surprise – I’m a little behind. Today I should be able to finish up piece 8 of my knitting project and I have lofty hopes of also finishing the quilt top. I’m pretty close and this is not quite as delusional as it sounds. I was granted a small extension on my knitting project so I am still on track, as long as we’re going by the new timeline. And since I’m working from home for the next two weeks and we’re wrapping up our second quarter of schoolishness in record time I can make lots of time for finishing up the quilt top. Pressing all those dang seams is what will probably take the longest.


Reading has also temporarily slowed, making time for all the projects and elf-work that must be accomplished this week. Today’s traditional make lots of noise at Ms Julie’s house make lots of Christmas cookies at Ms Julie’s house has been postponed until tomorrow so instead we’ll be making lots of noise at our house making coffee cake, muffins, chocolates, ornaments, and soap at our house. And taking a spelling test. And taking a bath. And reading lots of books. That kinda sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? Thankfully the kids will be distracted by the hand-me-down railroad set they brought home yesterday – and yesterday they played nicely, quietly, lovingly, appropriately for hours. HOURS I tell you! A Christmas miracle!


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