#ttmt

So many #tinytinymoments these days:

  • Summer break is almost here
  • There was a fabulous storm on Sunday evening
  • I finished two books and a sleeve over the weekend
  • My peonies are finally blooming and a very groggy bee almost made it into my bouquet

thanks to Michelle for the #tinytinymoments prompt

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3 Things Thursday

Just dropping in to share three things I have been noticing (with thanks to Michelle for the prompt):

I am noticing that when he points, I need to pay attention. I love being surprised by what he remembers. Bird? I don’t see a bird but yes, that is exactly where we saw a bird yesterday.

I had to get my phone repaired yesterday and I noticed how unsettled I felt walking away and knowing I would not be able to text, call, or Google.

I am noticing the feel of a new pen on paper, the softness of my journal, the crispness of the pages of a new book.

head over to visit Carole today for more lists.

exploring some new directions

These last few weeks I have begun making a new kind of list – a bit like a bucket list – of things I want to invite into my life. Here are a few things on my list:

Learn to draw, especially with colored pencils

Make a bottom up sweater – I have tried and given up but there are so many lovely patterns

More time in the garden

Start running again – it has been too long and I know I will be slower but I do miss running

Week in the Life – I did this a few years ago and it was great fun. It starts on Sunday.

Three Things

I am declaring today, March 1, as the start of my 2018. Here are three things that I hope will help me relaunch this year:

  1. A new set of lunch containers to inspire my lunch packing,
  2. A new to me idea for keeping a notebook
  3. A new calendar of Pilates workouts and a monthly mission that is calling my name (the Sisterhood program is open for enrollment so if you are interested, take a look)

And a bonus idea for this first month of my new year, I am planning to take more pictures and excited about Michelle’s photo challenge.

*those little knitted chickens in the picture above were made by my daughter and I am thinking of carrying them in my pocket for some fun March photos

Hello Friday

The days are getting longer, slowly but surely. And I am beginning to imagine . . .

Running – I have not been running. I have been doing Pilates, walking, and getting in my steps but the dark, short days are a big barrier. I have good gear for wet weather but running in the dark is not for me.

Stitching – I cut out a top last weekend and hope to get some sewing done tomorrow.

Gardening – I even started a Pinterest garden board. The last few summers have not included enough time for my garden but I plan to change that this year.

Decluttering – Again, the dark afternoons take the energy out of doing any puttering and decluttering after work but now that we have some daylight until almost 5pm, I am planning some serious decluttering and looking forward to some clean, open spaces, especially in my sewing/yarn room.

Happy Friday – enjoy!

Three on Thursday – quotes

Well, we made it – 30 days of posting. It was great fun. Here are 3 quotes that I have scribbled in my journal this month.

“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” – Gabriel García Márquez

“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” ― Bob Goff, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

“What you and I need is usually not a brand-new teaching. Brand-new truths are probably not truths. What we need are reminders about the greatness of the old truths. We need someone to say an old truth in a fresh way. Or sometimes, just to say it.” ― John Piper, The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent

Be sure to visit Carole for more Three Things posts. Goodbye November!

3 on Thursday

1. There is a new play area at our local park and our (not so) tiny person is ready to explore!

2. Yesterday was cool and overcast – the perfect day for wearing my orange sweater, I love the cozy, squishy garter stitch.

3. After three weeks of cutting back on caffeine, I have come to love my cuppa tea (caffeine free).

What a fun weekly prompt – thanks Carole