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Unraveled Wednesday | 12.15.21

Unraveled Wednesday | 12.15.21

I wish I could tell you that my making was on fire... but instead I have to tell you that I have mucked up my making but good. Monday afternoon I had a wee accident (okay, maybe not so tiny) with a bread knife... which meant I spent some time in urgent care. The good...

Monday Poetry | 12.13.21

Monday Poetry | 12.13.21

When it seems like the world is collapsing in on itself and bad news is all around, poetry provides a respite that nothing else can. The bird that came to my mind as I read Mary Oliver's poem was a Cedar Waxwing with their distinctive white outline around their eyes....

To Whom It May Concern | 12.10.21

To Whom It May Concern | 12.10.21

It's been a week, hasn't it? Is it just me and does it feel like we are racing on to mid-December, except that December just began?! Fortunately, the mailbag has a letter or two to share! Dear December Weather: Mild is nice... in January, but I really like wintry...

Unraveled Wednesday | 12.8.21

Unraveled Wednesday | 12.8.21

This week has all been about "bite sized bits of knitting" in my house... you know, the things that are easy to pick up and put down. I have the attention span of a gnat these days and so I am shuffling between the heel flap of a sock, the ribbing of a hat brim (sorry...

Monday Poetry | 12.6.21

Monday Poetry | 12.6.21

I thought that for the month of December, it might be nice to spend Monday's with a bit of poetry. I hope you find this a lovely way to start your week! Winter Trees BY WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS All the complicated details of the attiring and the disattiring are...

TGIF | 12.3.21

TGIF | 12.3.21

Oh Friday... I am so glad you are here and bringing this week to a close. I tried to write letters this week, but gave up and decided a bit of TGIF was more in order. Thinking about — Roe vs Wade and Sonia Sotomayor... specifically these words: “Will this institution...

Unraveled Wednesday | 12.1.21

Unraveled Wednesday | 12.1.21

I love palindrome days... and this is one of those days! (See how I find joy in the little things? lol) Anyways... THE Advent Calendar arrived! And they LOVE it! I am not sure who loves it most though... Heidi or the kids! (And Olivia will have a Nana-made Advent...

Release | November 2021

Release | November 2021

I want to drown in my tears, And my tears are my prayers. ― Luffina Lourduraj Silly, silly me in thinking that I was done with release...  because it is certainly not done with me! This month I got to put into practice all that I have learned over the past year –...

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.24.21

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.24.21

Greetings Unraveler's! First up, I really LOVED all your answers to Monday Questions! My mouth was absolutely watering... I had to look up Watergate Salad (which I had never, ever even heard of before - much less eat!) and I am now very eager for the EATING to begin!...

Monday Questions | 11.22.21

Monday Questions | 11.22.21

It's the Monday before Thanksgiving... do you have your lists ready? Or do you just have a singular list? Or do you have no list (and just a super brain) and have no issue remembering all the things to do this week!? Yes, I noted that I asked three rapid fire...

To Whom It May Concern | 11.19.21

To Whom It May Concern | 11.19.21

A couple of weeks ago, Bonny wrote some letters... they were so good! (And so inspiring!) I thought it might be fun to write a letter or two this week! Thank you Bonny for inspiring me! (I see that she wrote some more letters this week as well!) Dear Neighbor's With...

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.17.21

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.17.21

Cooking and baking is both physical and mental therapy.  — Mary Berry It seems that those points in time in my life when I have been the most stressed, the making relief that I turn to is cooking. So we have an enormous pot of chili that will be something easy to pull...

Poetry On Monday | 11.15.21

Poetry On Monday | 11.15.21

In a week that did not at all turn out as I hoped or even in my wildest dreams imagined this poem from last Friday has been my lifeline. At some point, Elizabeth Bishop renamed the poem... but I found her original name, Early Sorrow, to be so profound for me. But, the...

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.10.21

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.10.21

This week the making is beginning to feel like it needs to be at a "fevered pitch" but its is not. I wanted to have the "calendar"  portion of the Advent Calendar in process... but it is not! I want to thank you all for your tips and encouragement... I am experiencing...

Monday Questions | 11.8.21

Monday Questions | 11.8.21

(a weekend update, and an answer!) Debate over the Vintage Mixer continued on Friday evening and we made a plan for Saturday morning. Our plan... if and when it became too full to move around and still maintain safe distancing that would be our key to leaving. We...

Falling Into Friday | 11.5.21

Falling Into Friday | 11.5.21

In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog. Food is better in November than any other time of the year. — Cynthia...

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.3.21

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.3.21

Greetings Unravelers!! First, I'd like to thank you all for weighing in on cardboard recycling! It is a challenge to be an avid recycler living with a rather lackadaisical recycler... and while I am all for compromise on many things - this is not one of them. Now to...

Monday Questions | 11.1.21

Monday Questions | 11.1.21

“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix My October...

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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?
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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