Posts tagged "life"

Do You Think You Will Get A Titanium Spine?

Do You Think You Will Get A Titanium Spine?

Life doesn’t turn out how you think it will. I was injured in a car acci­dent 18 years ago. My spine hasn’t been the same since. I still believe I was lucky. My seat belt kept me from being killed. I was in the best phys­i­cal shape I’ve ever been in at the time of the...
Winter Gratitude Journal

Winter Gratitude Journal

I have kept a grat­i­tude jour­nal for the past sev­eral years now. The harder times get, the more I work at my prac­tice. It’s dif­fi­cult. Some days I have trou­ble doing it, but I keep try­ing. And I make it a point to find at least one event that hap­pens each day for which I...
Helping Bank Square Books

Helping Bank Square Books

When our friend Annie from Bank Square Books called us a few weeks ago and asked us if we minded doing a phone inter­view with Yvonne Zipp of the Chris­t­ian Sci­ence Mon­i­tor, we quickly agreed. “Any­thing to help the book­store,” was our imme­di­ate reac­tion. Yvonne was research­ing an arti­cle about inde­pen­dent book­stores and was intrigued...
Winter Blues

Winter Blues

The promise of spring hangs in the air. We had a tease of 50 degree Fahren­heit weather. The daf­fodils are send­ing up their leaves. The snow drops are in full bloom, even after being buried in 5 inches of snow. Once the snow melted, they were thank­fully still there, as beau­ti­ful as ever, as though noth­ing...
Hari-kuyo

Hari-kuyo

Ever since I found out about Hari-kuyo, the Fes­ti­val of Bro­ken Nee­dles, I started sav­ing my bent pins and bro­ken nee­dles. The nee­dle that was in the worst shape was from when my sewing machine nee­dle broke into sev­eral pieces while sewing. I was only able to save the part that was still in the...
Christmas Is In the Air

Christmas Is In the Air

I wrote this post before the New­town shoot­ing took place. I’m shocked and hor­ri­fied by it and can’t even begin to imag­ine what the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims, the sur­vivors, and their fam­i­lies are going through right now. I am inspired by the courage and sac­ri­fice of the teach­ers and staff of the school dur­ing...
Never Mind Me! Save the Rhubarb!

Never Mind Me! Save the Rhubarb!

Well, we made it through the storm OK. We didn’t have to evac­u­ate like we did last year. The winds were pretty strong and we could hear things falling over and blow­ing around. The water level rose quickly. Thank­fully, the water stopped ris­ing at the edge of the curb sur­round­ing our park­ing lot. One more...
Memory Lane

Memory Lane

While sort­ing through the piles around my sewing table to orga­nize and find pos­si­ble addi­tions to our upcom­ing yard sale, I came across these pic­tures of Johann, which were taken when he was 5 years old. This series is one of my favorite sets of pic­tures. See­ing them makes me laugh every sin­gle time. Johann is...
Final Lazy Days of Summer

Final Lazy Days of Summer

I’ve been try­ing to get my head back into doing school­work with Johann, but I’m not quite ready to let sum­mer go yet. We’ve started math lessons again, but get­ting the other sub­jects in hasn’t gone accord­ing to plan. Granted, my hav­ing to go to phys­i­cal ther­apy four times a week has added a new...
A Visit to Blueberry Land

A Visit to Blueberry Land

Yes­ter­day morn­ing we went blue­berry pick­ing at Maple Lane Farms. The weather was per­fect and the heat of the day had not yet set in. It was just the right set­ting for one of Johann’s favorite books called Peter in Blue­berry Land by Elsa Beskow. I imag­ined the lit­tle blue­berry peo­ple were watch­ing us with...
Spring, the Sweet Spring!

Spring, the Sweet Spring!

  It seems as though our spring has already been busy. I think I’m slow­ing down, while the rest of the world is speed­ing up. Get­ting around to doing all the tra­di­tions we love about the hol­i­days has been harder lately. But as a result, the cel­e­bra­tion has expanded. Christ­mas was not just one day. Besides St....
Life Is Amazing

Life Is Amazing

  As I am putting the fin­ish­ing touches on my wool and silk blend cardi­gan, I am dream­ing about what I will do next. There are six dif­fer­ent projects up for con­sid­er­a­tion. I took a short detour yes­ter­day after­noon try­ing to find a clo­sure solu­tion for a felted bag I want to list on Etsy,...