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Sometimes Monday | 4.15.24

Sometimes Monday | 4.15.24

Hello everyone... I hope your Monday is starting easy! Mine started with a bit of an explanation point! Yes, just after midnight, I was awoken by the sound of an explosion of hail stones being hurled at the house. It was so loud and the winds were so wild! That...

Thursday’s Are For Poetry | 4.11.24

Thursday’s Are For Poetry | 4.11.24

Welcome to week two of Our Great Poetry Exploration! This week our focus is on the incredibly delightful work of Ross Gay. Yes Kym, Bonny, Sarah, (and me!) are all sharing a Ross Gay poem with you today! I distinctly remember the first time I read any Ross Gay and...

Unraveled Wednesday | 4.10.24

Unraveled Wednesday | 4.10.24

Greetings Unravelers and Happy Wednesday! I am happy to say that the clouds thinned themselves down enough for there to be quite an amazing show here in the south hills of Pittsburgh on Monday! We were not a total eclipse, but at 97%, it was close enough! I paced my...

Sometimes Monday | 4.8.24

Sometimes Monday | 4.8.24

An eclipse is one phenomenon that is actually more impressive from the ground. — Leroy Chiao There has been so much Eclipse Hype on everything... the local news especially, here in the South Hills of Pittsburgh but I am not sure they counted for grey, cloudy skies......

Thursday’s are for Poetry | 4.4.24

Thursday’s are for Poetry | 4.4.24

Welcome to National Poetry Month and Happy Thursday to you all! This month, I will be joining Kym, Bonny, and Sarah as we share a poem with you each Thursday. This week our focus is on poems about peace/humanity... and there was just such an abundance of choices, I...

Unraveled Wednesday | 4.3.24

Unraveled Wednesday | 4.3.24

Greetings Gentle Unravelers and Happy Wednesday to you all! April showers are indeed showering here... it has been a rainy week. The grass is green and lush and if it would stop raining Steve would get the mower out... But it rains on so there is complaining... lots...

Hello, April! | 4.1.24

Hello, April! | 4.1.24

April is a reminder that life is a beautiful, ever-renewing cycle.— E.E. Cummings I woke this morning to the sound of raindrops on the windows... but it was not the windy, cold rain of March, it was a gentle, warm rain that smelled like spring! I welcomed this gentle...

TGIF | 3.29.24

TGIF | 3.29.24

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ― Charles Dickens Dickens surely got the days of March right in my neighborhood this year! We have had a month of all.the.weathers....

Unraveled Wednesday | 3.27.24

Unraveled Wednesday | 3.27.24

Greetings dearest Unravelers! We have reached the final Wednesday of March... and I am trying to figure out the March Lion/Lamb conundrum. March has had some very curious weather in the 'Burgh and it seems that the Lamb/Lamb version is how my March will end... but...

Circles of Time | March 2024

Circles of Time | March 2024

This month I have been spending much of my time contemplating the idea of "deep time" or perhaps the concept is better explained as circles of time. The idea, at least to me, seems a bit like the ripples created when you drop pebbles in a pool of water. The water...

A Gathering of Poetry | 3.21.24

A Gathering of Poetry | 3.21.24

Welcome to the March Gathering of Poetry... the day when Bonny holds a space for us to share our love of poetry. I have nurtured the habit of reading some poetry every day. I have been doing this now for a couple of years and the impact that opening a book of poetry,...

Unraveled Wednesday | 3.20.24

Unraveled Wednesday | 3.20.24

Greetings Gentle Unravelers and Happy Wednesday! I have finished my *third* pair of socks this year! What??? I don't know who these socks will be for, but they are going in the Gift Bag for someone! I am going to cast on another pair pronto... I have some Vintage...

In my backyard | 3.18.24

In my backyard | 3.18.24

Today is a day for celebration! It is the last full day of winter!! And yet...I have savored these 13 weeks slowly and thoughtfully as I read one essay a week with Margaret Renkl. It was the most aware winter of my life and I am celebrating every moment of winter as...

Unraveled Wednesday | 3.13.24

Unraveled Wednesday | 3.13.24

Greetings dear Unravelers and Happy almost mid-March! I am absolutely not loving how quickly these days are moving along! I do have that first sock done and I immediately started the second sock so I have something to "mindlessly" knit at night. It was a good choice...

Sometimes Monday | 3.11.24

Sometimes Monday | 3.11.24

Welcome to the Mondayist Monday... the Monday after the Spring Forward time change. Are you all back on track yet? I am better than yesterday but still not feeling "right". Yesterday, Old Man Winter reminded us all that Winter Is Not Over. We had wild winds and...

Friday Finds | 3.8.24

Friday Finds | 3.8.24

Happy Friday everyone! I am still on fire from Joe's speech last night... it was so so good! Yes, I stayed up past my bedtime to watch the entire thing! (My favorite moment... Joe putting SCOTUS on notice! LOL The Best!!) But there were some "finds" this week that...

Unraveled Wednesday | 3.6.24

Unraveled Wednesday | 3.6.24

Greetings dear Unravelers and Happy Wednesday! The making had a slight interruption this week with a blast of balmy weather it made sense to get out into the garden while the sun was shining! And despite it feeling unbelievably wrong to be out in shirtsleeves in...

Currently | March 4, 2024

Currently | March 4, 2024

It feels like we might be through the bulk of our "false spring starts" and might be leaning into actual spring! And although we do have some chillier overnight temps in the forecast for next week, most days are in the 50's (and warmer!) I am really ready for this...

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Kat’s bookshelf: read

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?
tagged:
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!
tagged:
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.
tagged:
2019 and audio-2019

 


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