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Full Realized | November 2022

Full Realized | November 2022

I spent much of this month in quiet *internal* contemplation. To start, there was lots of debating with myself but eventually the debates gave way to an exercise in finding joy... and really, what held the most joy of all! What am I talking about? Well, the Great...

Gratitude Week | 11.25.22

Gratitude Week | 11.25.22

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh The day after Thanksgiving should be an easy day to be grateful, right? We have full bellies, leftovers, and...if we are...

Happy Thanksgiving, Gratitude Week | 11.24.22

Happy Thanksgiving, Gratitude Week | 11.24.22

Abundance: noun the situation in which there is more than enough of something an amount that is more than enough Abundance is something I have been thinking about frequently this year, it popped up many times as I worked through my  word - full. And the one thing I...

A Week of Gratitude | 11.22.22

A Week of Gratitude | 11.22.22

Today's things I am grateful for are things I have absolutely no control over, but that does not mean I feel less gratitude about them! Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart. ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart This weeks weather...there has...

Sometimes Monday | 11.21.22

Sometimes Monday | 11.21.22

is for contemplating Gratitude! Kym has invited and I will happily join in! My plan? To post three things I am grateful for every day this week. And before you ask....Yes, Unraveled Wednesday will be here... but a gratitude edition! (I mean how can one not be thankful...

A Gathering of Poetry | November 2022

A Gathering of Poetry | November 2022

It seems impossible that it is already the third Thursday of the month... and yet it is. And I have a poem to share with you all today (plus one to listen to, if you so desire!)  I had originally imagined that I would find something to share from the stack of poetry...

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.16.22

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.16.22

Sweet dreams are made of this... — The Eurythmics **If you want to listen, click the text above** Sometimes, no matter how hard you try a yarn just fights you every stitch of the way. This is the story of such a yarn...I spun this really gorgeous, buttery soft fiber....

Sometimes Monday | 11.14.22

Sometimes Monday | 11.14.22

Brings big changes and the urge to bake all the things! Starting with the weather... last Monday ushered in a glorious week. We had temps in the 70's several times! I had to break out the summer attire to stave off a need for Steve to turn on the AC during the week (I...

Museum of Me | November 2022

Museum of Me | November 2022

I have been thinking about this exhibit for some time now (since last month, actually!!) and it has been one of the most enjoyable exhibits to put together! Come in and consider the Unsung Hero... or Sheroes as is the case for me. As you all know, I frequently sing...

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.9.22

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.9.22

Greetings Unravelers! Happy Post Election Day and I hope to provide you with some things to distract you while all the ballots are tallied. So... turn off the news alerts and settle in! First up... The Eleventh Gnome, she is DONE! An extra hour over the weekend (plus...

Sometimes Monday | 11.7.22

Sometimes Monday | 11.7.22

...is all about persistence. I got a Christmas Cactus last November from Trader Joe's... it was full of buds then, but not a single one bloomed. Instead over the course of a couple of weeks, they all fell off. I was quite heartsick over it. But!! I did not give up!...

Currently | November 2022

Currently | November 2022

Welcome to the final Currently post of this year. I know. Where did the year go? Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator. — Robert Orban Good advice, and some advice I have been following closely this year – I am the navigator of my days – the "filler of my...

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.2.22

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.2.22

Greetings Unravelers! I have returned from my glorious vacation... one in which I barely knit a stitch and since returning home on Sunday I have still barely knit a stitch! But!! I have a great excuse... I have been madly working on getting my last painting done for...

Hello, November | 2022

Hello, November | 2022

Last month, I copied Carole's idea to welcome the new month... I liked it. It kept me focused. And it was semi-successful! Ha! So, Welcome November! In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon...

Full of Life | October 2022

Full of Life | October 2022

I did not have any idea of where I would go with my word this month. I was absolutely feeling like I understand the concept of how to fill your days with things that matter. But leave it to Krista Tippett to show me how to take what I have learned this year and fine...

Unraveled Wednesday | 10.26.22

Unraveled Wednesday | 10.26.22

Greetings Unravelers! Not much making this week! I might have knit less than 8 rows on Close To You and that is alright with me! Instead I have been spending as many hours as possible outside in Presque Isle! It has been simply amazing... sunny, clear skies, and warm!...

A Gathering of Poetry | 10.20.22

A Gathering of Poetry | 10.20.22

Welcome to the second installment of A Gathering of Poetry. Today, I am going to introduce you all to a poet I discovered late last month on the Poetry For All podcast. I had never heard of Rafael Campo but I was so enamored of the poem, Primary Care, that I checked...

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When All Is Said
it was amazing
Seven chapters of sheer bliss. Beautiful writing and an incredible tale. Who would you toast on the last day of your life?
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2019
Transatlantic
it was amazing
LOVED! Every single word. The thread that tied this story together is wonderful! I could not stop listening – it was that good!
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2019 and audio
There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir
it was amazing
A beautiful memoir. The writing is wonderful – the story shared is so poignant. I highly recommend.
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2019 and audio-2019

 


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