Possibly an A

After a dinner of potato-leek soup, salad and roasted vegetables, I curled up in the library, thinking about the conversation my daughter and I had on our drive home. Last week while she was in oral surgery I was reading The Art of Possibility. There is a chapter that presents the concept of giving everyone…

Giving Thanks for Monday

Mondays are the days of fresh workloads, new lists and new challenges. I have to shop for groceries for the week, pick up Christmas decorations that I cannot make myself, and most likely pick up my daughter after school and bring her home with me to spend the night. And I need to practice Christmas…

Links I Love

Here is where I share links to sites and articles I’ve read this week that have encouraged or inspired me. They may be new or just new-to-me, but I’ve followed curiosity’s path and here’s where it led me. From IntrovertDear.com is an article about INFJ children. If you have one or were one, you will…

At Home in the Finger Lakes

A few days ago, I spent an hour or so on Instagram adding several hundred accounts to the list of those I follow. The photos from Europe and the UK in particular have me itching to pack my bags, cross the ocean and immerse myself in the beauty of otherness and be thrilled with whatever…

Curiosity and a Cob Oven

  According to http://www.dictionary.cambridge.org, one of the definitions of the noun renaissance is: “a new growth or interest in something, especially art, literature, or music.” This word renaissance has stayed with me since the end of 2015 as I felt a shift taking place in many areas of my life. Sure, “midlife crisis” may be the term…

Too Many Good Books

Yes, it’s that time again! Time to talk books, that is. I haven’t been reading as much as I’d like as I’m making things to sell at craft fairs. I’m also participating in NanoWriMo, which is thrilling, intimidating, enlivening my writing life and taking up a serious chunk of time this month. All good stuff…

What Is Saving My Life Right Now

Here is a list of things that are saving my life right now. Anne Bogel from Modern Mrs Darcy shares how she took this idea from author Barbara Brown Taylor in this post. It’s a great idea and I will share it periodically here. Natural Vitality Natural Calm Plus Calcium Magnesium Anti Stress, Original I’ve mentioned…

An Appointment with Creativity

  Do you fantasize about creativity in your weekly schedule? Time to do what you dream of doing while you’re doing all the everyday things you’d rather delegate to someone else? A friend recently commented that it would be so nice to have time to spend writing and I recognized the wistfulness of her words….

Scheduling White Space

  Here we are, a week before Thanksgiving, and the pace is picking up. The holiday school concerts are on the calendar, there is a Dickens production at the Hangar Theatre my daughter and I might go to, we have concerts and parties planned. I’m thinking about what new recipes I’d like to try for…

Links I Love

  Happy Saturday! This is the day when I share my sources of inspiration from the week. In This is post 7,000, Seth Godin shared about blogging consistently, no matter what, day in and day out for decades! What can I say? This man kicks me in the pants nearly every day, pulls me out…

A Finger Lakes Fall

I’m one of those oddballs that doesn’t mind gray weather. I enjoy the rain, fog, and clouds because the landscape is cocooned in mystery and is being nourished from the heavens. Cold weather is alright with me as well. It could be precipitating or all bright golden sun and clear blue sky, but if it…

Pumpkin Please and Butternut Too

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been lactose intolerant my whole life. I also struggled with migraines for many years and, after trying various things to get rid of them, I went gluten free in 2013. My migraines almost completely disappeared. So whenever I share a recipe here, it will be dairy and…