Books and yarn and television viewing

My husband gave me a hammock for our anniversary and it is a lovely place to read. I started The Night Watchman after hearing Louise Erdrich talk with Ann Patchett a few weeks ago. It was my motivation to visit a bookstore for curbside pick up. And while I was there, I had them order The Pull of the Stars which arrived this week. I was devouring The Night Watchman and wanted to slow down a bit and savor it. So this week I have been working on finishing up a few books that were lingering. Anxious to Talk About It has some very good practices and questions that have me thinking about what next steps in my anti racist education. I’m Still Here was so engaging. Hard stuff but honest and well told. Now I need to sit down with my highlights from these two books and make some notes in my book journal.

I’m very happy to be making progress on my color work sweater – Yokey Dokey. I have finished the yoke and separated for the sleeves so lots of round and round knitting now. And do you see who came to play? Yup. Our littlest person is now available for play dates. He is a very sweet baby who is just getting is voice and finding his fingers. We had a lovely time. He even napped a bit so I could knit!

I don’t know who mentioned it but I have been watching Home Fires. What a good show. I’m already on season two which is sad because I don’t think there is a season 3. Any suggestions for similar shows are welcome. And since it Wednesday I will head over to visit Kat and friends.

Hello Friday


It is time for Christmas break. I have had a great week, listening to all of our little students singing Christmas songs, families squeezed into pint sized chairs with phones capturing the performances.

At home, our tiny person has had fun with a small nativity, adding a few of his other toys to the scene and hiding baby Jesus. I have been teaching him some of the songs our preschoolers have been singing but it’s hard to compete with his current favorite – Yellow Submarine.

I am looking forward to some time to putter and play, do some reading, knitting, sewing. We do not have any plans other than Christmas Eve at church so plenty of time for unwinding.

Happy Friday!

Three things

Three things I don’t want to forget:

Our tiny person has discovered puzzles and the determination on his face is something I don’t want to forget.

That same tiny person is a verbal processor and I love listening to him work things out one word at a time. I don’t want to forget these conversations.

Those sweet fingers, that giggle, the way he says gramma – I don’t want to forget these precious days.


I had time over the long weekend to play with photos, paper, and pen and this tiny, tiny moment rose to the surface.

On Wednesdays I get to spend the evening with our tiny person. I love this little menu that his momma puts in his dinner bag. Such love. Being a working momma is not always easy but she is doing a wonderful job. I am so grateful to be a part of her village.