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


Magazine shock

I had some time between meeting last week and there happened to be a bookstore right there so I went in for a wander. I headed to the magazine section thinking I might pick up one or two gardening magazines. Have you seen how expensive they are? Yikes! I didn’t find one that I was willing to buy but I did see this issue of Paleo and with a coupon, it was a reasonable purchase. Guess I will go back to Pinterest and the internet for those gardening ideas.

P.S. my amaryllis is still plugging along. We have had the craziest weather – very cold and even snow but with the longer days, we might just have enough light for her to bloom before spring arrives.


I appreciate people who remind me to pay attention to those tiny moments in my life. Michelle is one of those people. She recently asked this question:

What is it that I wish to cultivate?

Isn’t that a great question? I heard a similar question in Ali Edwards‘ One Little Word class. Ali wonders what we might be curious about this year. Great questions.

I have been struggling with my blog writing this month. And how did it get to be the last full week of the month? It was cold yesterday afternoon but the sky was blue and dry so we picked up our tiny person and headed to the park. This was grampa’s first time to get out of the house since his surgery last week and the first time to visit the park with us. It was very fun to stand back and watch these two explore.

And now I’m thinking, maybe Tuesday’s will be for #tinytinymoments. Maybe.

oh hello Friday

Up much too early today, my head swirling with the details of the day ahead. Classroom parties, parent group celebration, tidying up my desk so I can leave work at work for the next two weeks. Spent some time listening to Magpie Murders, knitting a few rounds, and writing in this beautiful Tumeric notebook. Time to make a cuppa and get myself ready for the day. Fortunately the Friday night wine and cheese have been acquired so the evening ahead will be a lovely way to begin Christmas break.

Happy Friday!

p.s.  if you have some time, please visit this fun blog.  Erin is a friend of my daughter and she’s is a very creative spirit.  She also has the most lovely smile.

Unraveled Wednesday

I am happy to report that there is a finished object in my house. And I have made good progress on my sweater, although there was a bit of unravelling. I needed it to be a bit longer before splitting for the sleeves.

I noticed that Karen has a shelf on Goodreads marked – own, need to read. What a great idea. So up next maybe this book or this one? I was also gifted another book so you can see that I have plenty of options.

I have a bunch of little things to do today and then plan to have a bit of reading time after lunch. Did you know that tomorrow is Thanksgiving?

Hello Saturday


Just curious.  Anyone planning to join in with the Project Peace 2017 KAL? I very much want to start planning for this but I also want to be realistic.

I finished All Over Creation and I very much liked it. There were so many themes that touched my own life and characters that I liked. I am not sure what comes next. I have two audio books ready to go but I have neglected my podcasts so maybe I will play catch up before I start another book.

Happy Saturday. Mine is a rare one with not one single thing on my calendar – just what I need.