The heat has been ridiculous this summer. Which seems unfair, because the weather was remarkably cool and mild for far longer than it usually is. Case in point: Temps in May were often in the 50s and 60s, and we even had a string of 60° (F) days in June when we're usually solidly in "sweaty, … Continue reading It’s too hot to think of witty titles
Last Saturday, Robert and I headed out to Riverbend Park - he to break in his new kayak, and me to check out the bluebells and other assorted wildflowers. While there are a number of aspects to the festival - musicians, food trucks, puppet shows (puppet shows!), and talks on animals, plants, and "Terrific Turtles," … Continue reading Forest Bathing and Sermon Writing
I have been sick for about two months now - mostly coughing (which is putting it mildly), with some congestion and a little bit of soreness in my throat from time to time. Most folks automatically assume it is allergies or asthma...despite my insistence that it is not. This is not allergies. While I admit … Continue reading A Little Bit of Healing
The To-Do List, that is. The list now looks like this: Robert's green chambray V8889 - FINISHED Oakley slouch hat (crochet) in "Mermaid Musings" colorway, from A Treehugger's Wife Yarn - halfway finished Lizard shawl (crochet) - finishing tonight Caterpillar Mitts (knitting)- FINISHED Nessie (crochet) - FINISHED Lost Souls shawl (crochet) - this would have been done long ago, but … Continue reading Updates on the ‘Do
With the recent addition of my new (albeit fledgling) skills in knitting, I have encountered a problem. Well, to be fair, the problem was there before. Throwing knitting into the mix just exacerbated the problem. What problem is that, you ask? Backlog. WIP/UFO backlog, to be exact. ("Work in Progress" and "Unfinished Objects" for those … Continue reading What to do, what to do?
Shortly before Christmas break hit, I arrived at the office to be greeted by this little fella on my desk. I chuckled and grinned, and took a snack from his head (it's not as gross as it sounds...there was candy inside). I then proceeded to try to figure out who could have left him on … Continue reading The Thought That Counts
The 2016 Presidential Election took place yesterday. I drifted off to a fitful sleep, out of pure exhaustion, and woke up around 6am this morning to learn the news of who had won. The day since has been filled with anxiety...no matter who you may have voted for, you can not deny that the months … Continue reading “And yet their wills did not yield, and they struggled on.”