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  • advent’ish {a holiday installment}

    advent’ish {a holiday installment}

    Without making this a faith conversation, I will say, As a Unitarian Universalist, I celebrate the spirit of Christmastime. And in that spirit I celebrate little-a advent. There is *a* waiting. A preparation. An anticipation. Just not The waiting. The preparation. The anticipation. In its own rite, little-a advent offers me much: Contemplation, for one. […]

  • engaging lately…{49}

    engaging lately…{49}

    It’s been snowy-windy-rainy-gray-dark-and-blustery. And yet? I’m feeling the light! Thanks to this guy. He brings it… And I love his story: At Linc’s part-time job, one of his tasks is breaking down boxes and schlepping them out back for recycling. One summer night when he called for a ride, he double-checked there was room in […]

  • getting my hygge on

    getting my hygge on

    This weekend’s snowfall ushered in some capital H- Holiday Hygge. And I’m loving it! Which I say with a great dose of gratitude, thankful we’re safe, warm, and healthy. (Not counting that flu.) Yesterday morning the ‘feels like’ temperature was 6°. Every cold day, I say out loud I’m grateful for a warm home. In […]

  • engaging…lately {47}

    engaging…lately {47}

    First, thanks for the spirit of support in response to last week’s ‘lack of sunlight’…These Yaktrax are on my Christmas list; we’re stocked up on ‘extra strength’ D3 + B-complex; big fat snowflakes make up for sunshine (at the moment); I’ll let you know when we try the SAD lights–since some of you are considering […]

  • on traditions {a holiday installment}

    on traditions {a holiday installment}

    Okay. It’s getting ridiculous. This topic should not be so tough to tackle! Here’s a fourth and final stab. What I want to talk about is traditions. What I want to say is: I always thought that the older I got, the more traditions would matter to me. Instead, I find it’s the opposite. It’s […]

  • engaging…lately {46}

    engaging…lately {46}

    I’ve drafted and deleted…too many times to count!…a topic that’s hard to write about. (Though not a ‘hard topic’ at all!) (It’s rather delightful, in fact.) I had good intentions to post it this week. (Which happens.) Better luck next week, perhaps. Meanwhile… This: And this: We honeymooned–’til yesterday!– in sunny, mild, November days. A […]

  • engaging…lately {45}

    engaging…lately {45}

    I’ve hung around in the garden since I was a kid, planting trees and shrubs with my Dad: Red maples. Clusters of birch. Euonymus. (That’s when I learned the word ‘variegated.’) Perennials with my Gram: Astilbe. Phlox. So. Many. Lilies. When I moved to the North Shore of Boston, I established an 8′ X 30′ […]

  • prepare [in order] to be present

    prepare [in order] to be present

    Earlier this month I said I’d come back to this topic. And while it felt a bit early then, it’s feeling less early now! As leaves fall and we schedule flights for Audrey and I tuck a gift away for my brother… I’m coming back ’round. On retreat a few weeks ago, I read through […]

  • a brief answer to a FAQ…

    a brief answer to a FAQ…

    This was going to be a picture post of fleeting fall views taken from inside our house, looking out. Before I sat down to write, though, I ran across the street to get ditalini for soup–and on my way back, I got The Question…again! So when I started my post a half-hour later, the answer […]

  • engaging…lately {26}

    engaging…lately {26}

    It’s a holiday weekend. Aud + her boyfriend fly in tomorrow…kids play ball in the park as I type…Troy + Linc are fishing with cousins. And I can’t bring myself to write a real post. Because summer! So I’ll share a picture post instead. I wish you some respite from the world this weekend. I […]