This little minute

We had beautiful friends, old and new, over to our house to celebrate the solstice.  The children were happy and fussy and everything children should be.  The parents were happy and funny and everything parents should be. There was nothing about it that was not lovely.  I am grateful, for my family, these people, and … Continue reading This little minute

A jacket

I bought a long Patagonia down jacket.  It’s red.  I live in Central Oregon.  There are too many jokes about this to even get started.  Suffice it to say it’s quite cliche.  In light of my recent blog about being frugal, I will share it was in a resale store, hanging there all pretty and … Continue reading A jacket

Just right

You’re doing good work.  You’ll never be perfect.  You are amazing just as you are.  You are building something worthwhile.  My writing brain sang these words as I ran home from the office tonight, to wrap my kids up in big mommy hugs.  They are the words I would write, in a holiday note, to … Continue reading Just right


Every minute, of every day, I am consumed by the needs of others.  I am a mom, which I am deeply grateful to be, and I am a caregiver by both nature and profession.  In the evening, after both kiddos are tucked safely, I turn off and sort of go away.  I don’t go anywhere … Continue reading Thankful.