Hello Friday


The weekend is just around the corner and I have a short list.  I am trying to keep it simple, not an easy task given all the things we could be doing.  

I have downloaded a dozen kindle book samples – hoping to narrow down some choices for my Book Bingo card.  Not sure if Lincoln in the Bardo might qualify for Magical Realism or maybe Fantasy?  I also need to choose a few projects to take on my quilting retreat which is just a few weeks away.  I think this year I will take some projects that need to be finished rather than starting something new.  

The highlights of the weekend will be a 10k tomorrow morning – happy to be running with my daughter again – and a visit with another tiny person.  This little lady was born just a few weeks after our tiny person and her mom is a long time friend of our daughters.  Love this next generation thing!

Happy Friday!  EnJOY!

Hello June


I am looking for ants.  You see I am anxious to see my peonies bloom and I know that those little insects help unstick the tight buds.  But, in typical June fashion, all I see are raindrops.  June gloom.  Oh well.  Lots of other things to look forward to on this first day of a new month.

Two days until our tiny person is six months old,

Nine more days of school,

One graduation ceremony,

Three more admin meetings,

Two weeks to get ready for a 10k,

Twenty one days until my annual quilt retreat,

Thirty days until #grandshetlandadventure.

Thanks to Carole and Kat for Think Write Thursday

a Friday list – breathe deeply


I have an extra long, long weekend.  We put a snow day on the school calendar this year and it was decided that we didn’t need to make up any days so here we go – four days to see if I can remember how to breathe (it has been a whirlwind at work).

Here is what is on my list:

  1. An early movie time
  2. Long walks on the trail
  3. A slow wander through the grocery store to restock the fridge
  4. A bit kitting, a bit of sewing, a bit of reading,
  5. Sitting on the deck with a lovely cup of coffee to start the day and a glass of wine at the other end.

Unraveled Wednesday 


We are finally getting some sunshine and blue skies!  It looks like it won’t last long but I am grateful for this reprieve.

I started my new shawl.  Now I need to watch a video on adding beads before I move on.  I have only added beads to one other project.  Helen had a great video so I will rewatch her instructions first.  I tried two other yarns befor settling on this grey yarn.  

My new notebook arrived.  I just love the wrap around pockets.  I transferred all of my inserts and pockets this weekend.  I have been using a smaller wrap around for almost two years (also a Sojourner) but I wanted a bit more space for note taking and memory keeping.  I have tried bullet journaling and daily planning and they don’t really work for me.  I keep my calendar on my phone, multi-calendars actually.  But I do love to have lists and place to make notes, write quotes or scriptures, capture ideas and book titles.  So inside my Sojourner I have one dot grid notebook, a folder with slots for my I.D. And a bit of cash, and a plastic pocket holder for credit cards and receipts.  I also have a small notebook for menu and grocery ideas.  Finally I am using the font pocket to hold index cards with my weekly To Do lists.  It is a flexible system.  I am always looking for new ideas but I am also trying to keep it simple.

I finished The Nix yesterday and yes, I loved this book.  I had the audio version and it made me laugh out loud in my car several tims.  Up next?  Not sure but I have an ever growing list.  Just a few weeks until Summer Book Bingo.

Happy Wednesday and thanks to Kat for hosting Unraveled Wednesdays.

5 for Friday


Patiently waiting for my new notebook that will become my everyday carry and wallet

Planning to cast on this lovely shawl tonight

Putting this salad on my meal plan 

Placing an order for this book to use with a some justice-seeking students

Picking up some avocados and chips for a much needed Friday night feast

Happy Friday!

Hello May


I am hoping for a bit more of this:

Afternoons at the trail with my running buddies,

Travel planning,

A few good books,

Knitting, journaling, maybe sewing.

And it would be icing on the cake to have more dry days than wet.