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I also managed to complete one of my knitting projects. I started myLeaf Press Shawl the day after Christmas, having just bound off my Advent Shawl.read more
Life can surprise us sometimes, often in ways we don’t expect. And, on rare occasions, that surprise is something that says we are heading in the direction we should be going.read more
“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” – Deepak Chopra
Oh, how I wish. The last few days have been a bit crazy here. My father-in-law got a cold. One of my cats got a cold.read more
“I’d like for the young people, and older ones, too, who don’t count themselves as readers, to know the joy of reading and what it does to enrich your life in so many ways.” – Katherine Paterson
I’ve been going through my list of books read this year and noticed and interesting fact: I’ve been doing a lot of comfort reading of late.
“Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.” — Walt Whitman That quote? Most definitely not me yesterday. The morning started bad, got worse, and, by the end of the day, I was pretty much in a misery. Thankfully, my husband...read more
If you’ve dropped by here before, you’ll notice there is a decidedly new look about the place, especially the name on the header. This is still my mess in progress, but there’s a simple reason for the redecoration: I have a book coming out September...read more
I’ve been procrastinating wildly the last few months. A lot of it has to do with other things going on: a crazy job, crazy home life, the world — crazy in general. Things seem to be settling down for the moment, though I have a feeling that’s the Gods of Comedy just lulling me into a false sense of security before the round of “hilarity ensues.”read more
“May you live in interesting times.” — Old Chinese curse It’s been a rather…interesting last couple of weeks around here. There were health issues with my father-in-law which led to my husband and I cancelling a mini-vacation planned for next...read more
“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.” ― Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis It’s just after New Year’s so the temptation to be pretentiously philosophical looms large. I’m going to do my best...read more
“An old day passes, a new day arrives.” — The Dalai Lama
Happy New Year wishes to everyone who reads this. May the year ahead be joyous and filled with success. May you be surrounded by those you love and warmed by the memories of those who have gone before.
May you be challenged and grow, but may your load never be more than you can bear. May there be hands held out to help you when you need it most.
May this be a year of adventure, of big, scary things that thrill and delight us — and at day’s end, may we find comfort and warmth.
It’s a new day. Onward.read more