Landing Spots

Today was hard from the moment the chimes of my iPhone wake-up alarm sounded. A quick list includes: the sudden cold and heavy rain; missing some former coworkers known for their no-holds-barred costumes, and festive Halloween snacks (no surprise, this was the children’s room at our downtown library); and kiddo being with her dad forContinue reading “Landing Spots”

Courage as Big as a Baby’s Finger

I’m about to throw down a metaphor here, and I’m going to ask you to go with me on this. Newborn babies have tiny fingers, but on those tiny fingers they can have long fingernails. Shockingly long, in the case of my daughter, 11 plus years ago. Howards Hughes after a particularly lengthy shut-in long.Continue reading “Courage as Big as a Baby’s Finger”

Friday Finds

I wanted to do a little post here of what I’m enjoying right now. Yay for life’s little pleasures! Sandra McCracken performing Thy Mercy, My God feels like being cocooned in cool temperatures, rainy days, and crackling fires. With Advent right around the corner, Sandra McCracken is coming on strong on my Spotify playlists rightContinue reading “Friday Finds”

A Squirrel and a Psalm

This afternoon, a squirrel tried to run me off. If someone asked what I anticipated, when the morning got started, I wouldn’t have predicted a weird stand-off with a squirrel about, of all things, a nut. I was already tender when it happened. After the morning I’d had, I headed out to the yard, seizingContinue reading “A Squirrel and a Psalm”

Delicious, Beautiful

Pictured below is the beginning of our second farm-to-table dinner. In the last seven months, I’ve become a farmer-ish, cooker-ish, host-ish person in the last few months. I’ve been a mother, and in only the last week I’ve added wife to those titles. Looking at this photo, I wonder: does that look like much? IContinue reading “Delicious, Beautiful”