Friday Dreams

I have a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out) this week. The Edinburgh Yarn Festival is happening and my instagram feed is blowing up with wonderful photos of yarny adventures. This is definitely on my bucket list.

The weather has been amazing and I have been watching spending more time outside and watching the mailbox. At some point over the last month, I fell down another rabbit hole and found myself adding an embroidery sampler to my bucket list (and my shopping cart). I hope to choose my threads and start stitching this weekend.

Then there are these beautiful folios – which I will not be ordering since I already have too many notebooks and these shoes which I might be ordering so I can get back to the trail.

What are you dreaming about today?


3 current things

  1. Trying this yogurt because so many antibiotics means it is time for some probiotic repair.
  2. Falling into this book – only about 25 pages in but I would love to sit here and read the day away.
  3. Caving in and casting on a shawl with this yarn because it is orange and was a gift from my sister.

And by the way, I took this photo at 7pm yesterday – the gift of daylight savings time.

Visit Carole with your own three things list today,

Unraveled Wednesday

No unraveling here but there are books. I read about In Praise of Difficult Women in the paper and ordered a copy right away. I am only just starting but I know it will be a good read. I picked up this book and this book at the library this week. I am still Listening to Educated and just downloaded The Paleo Cure.

So yes, there are books in my life right now and since the rain is returning, there will be knitting.


What a wonderful weekend we had. Yes, we lost an hour but the sun was out, the skies were blue, and it was warm enough to begin digging in the garden. I was able to turn the soil in my raised beds and get some of the debris cleaned up. It will be awhile before any planting can happen but the planning has begun.

I continue to make progress on my Birkin. But I can’t stop browsing Ravelry and thinking about casting on something new.

There is this,

And this,

And this.

The weekend is gone. My fridge is filled with veggies and I am taking the Simple Green Smoothie challenge this week.

Enjoy your Monday.

#turnthelensonself -5

I don’t currently have a lot of rituals. I tend to take life on day at a time. But I could use some rituals in my life. Some spaces of pause and intentionality.

This the last year, I have begun to drink more tea and I am trying to build an evening ritual around a relaxing cuppa. I had forgotten about this little teapot. When my daughter gave me a tea subscription for Christmas, I dug deep into the cupboard and pulled it out. There is a mesh insert which makes it perfect for a single serving of loose leaf tea. Last week I remembered that I had some sweet little teacups so they too have been unearthed. Do you see how this ritual is developing? My current tea is a lavender chamomile, a very gentle evening tea.

I have another small teapot that I think I will take to work. A tea time ritual at my desk would be a lovely addition to my work day.

Thanks again to Michelle for a great challenge.

#turnthelensonself – 4



noun -a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced.

I added this word to my “good words” list about 6 weeks ago when I was

struggling to find balance in the midst of feeling so poorly. I was thrilled to see

this word in Michelle’s morning email. And because it is Thursday, here are

three ways I am inviting equilibrium into my life.