{pretty, happy, funny, real}

Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

My very pretty Michaelmas dessert.

So last weekend we got to ride on a tank and it was seriously so much fun. I don’t think I’ve been my dad so happy in a long time… maybe ever.

The Littler Boy made me a bracelet and I love it.

Experiments with paint because what’s the worst that could happen? (Answer: it’s a toss up between getting paint on my clothes or becoming a DIY joke on the internet. Neither has happened. Yet.)



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Yarn Along

Well, this is embarrassing. My grand plans are all coming to nothing. Ok, maybe not nothing but not much for sure. Hopefully with no retreats or trainings this weekend I can spend all my time knitting. That’s not an unrealistic expectation or anything is it?

Maybe I’ll spend the time I’m not knitting finishing The Spirit of the Liturgy. I feel as if I’ve been reading it forever. And it’s not like it’s a terrible book. It’s really quite beautiful. Ask my mom – I’ve called her to read passages from it! I just haven’t been setting aside the time to sit down and read it.


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Not my travels

So I really hoped to post a {pretty, happy, funny, real} last week. But my plans were disrupted and other things happened.

And then the camera went traveling with the WeatherMan for work.

(This is Xavier. Isn’t he a cutie? He’s the not-so-Littler Boy’s favorite stuffy. And I’ll admit I’m a little jealous of his travels. There, I said it.)

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Yarn Along

Oh dear, not nearly enough knitting has been going on. Not nearly enough. I have got to work on that. Because this is getting embarrassing.

As you can see, my reading pile is a bit out of control. I finished Belgravia – a good read for sure. Now back to some Amish fiction and Andrew Greeley. And trying to finish The Spirit of the Liturgy before I have to dive into the reading for my program. And everything else that has crossed my path. Because I’m never distracted by new books. No, not me.😉


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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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