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    Currents | Fall 2019.

    Happy Friday, friends! I haven’t paused to write about right now since last spring … and since it will be November in a week, I figure today’s the day to capture Fall! Loving this new cozy corner in my study. The chair has been there forever, but we just got the table this weekend; it’s from Rob’s family, and officially only on loan (until someone wants it back). I love that it’s big enough for ALL the things. The window behind the chair faces west, so the afternoon and evening light – especially this time of year – are really nice. Here’s the view from the chair (imagine Holly just off…

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    Currents | Spring 2019.

    Hello Friday … and hello to all of you! Spring arrived in full this week … pollen and all 🙂 and it seems like a perfect opportunity to pause and write about right now. Loving the longer days. That top photo was taken at 8:20pm Wednesday evening. Noticing all the colors – and signs of life – on my walks. The top photo is from my after-small-group walk to the library (see Reading below) and the bottom is from this morning’s outing with Holly. Planning a trip to New York. with Marc!!! in June. Eating breakfast. I missed a day earlier this month (upset stomach … drank tea and ate…

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    Currents | October.

    It’s been way too long since I’ve written a Currents post, but this key (a most-happy surprise from Juliann) has me thinking about all the things I’ve been Saying Yes to lately … and I thought it might be good to write them down: Daily pilates. That Back to the Mat challenge was exactly what I needed to get myself back into a solid daily routine. That routine went out the window over the summer and just when I could’ve started back, I went to Europe for two weeks. I still haven’t regained my roll-up, but I can do a plank again, and that feels like a big victory. Unplugged mornings…

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    Currents | May.

    just now. on the porch. because it’s pouring … and I forgot to take this photo earlier today when the sun was out. Are you finding it hard to believe it will be June next week? I am. and I guess that means it must be time to share a little slice of my life. right now. Saying Yes to Summer! I know it’s barely spring where many of y’all live, but around here, school’s out Thursday, then it’s Memorial Day weekend (and I’m already wearing sleeveless) … I’m ready! (even though we had a very short spring … I laughed out loud to read that last month, I was…

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    Currents | April.

    Saying Yes to “YES!”. This beautiful reminder of my 2018 intention arrived in yesterday’s mail, together with a sweet note from HonorĂ© 😘. I placed it front and center on my desk where I can see it every morning as I journal…reflecting on yesterday, grateful for today, and planning for tomorrow.  Loving slower mornings and coffee with Marc during the week. Most mornings that means a second pot of coffee … and just this week I’ve learned that is better as decaf! Planning my next few knitting projects. I wound yarn today for two and swatched for one. I also did a major organize/purge of my stash and it feels really good! Eating salads with lean protein (gah, still!) … and popcorn. Drinking red wine…

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    Currents | January.

    It’s been way too long since I wrote a currents post; I’m definitely saying “yes” to this kind of documentation! from this morning’s journal time Saying Yes to optimism. Loving all the amaryllis! (special shout outs to my sister Karen, sister-in-law Lydia, Margene and Kym) Remembering my dad.  Planning for Month of Letters. If you’d like to be my pen pal, please let me know in the comments! Eating leftovers. and not complaining! Drinking 19 Crimes. I opened a bottle last night and found a new-to-me cork – #7! (if you’re following along, that means I only need three more – 3, 10 and 12 – to have all 19.) Watching Night Manager with Marc…

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    More and Less | February 2017.

    from Sunday’s morning walk Continuing with the more/less framework I began last month, here’s a look at right now in my world. more gratitude. enjoying Michelle GD’s monthly notes, blog and Instagram feed. her #tinytinymoments posts remind me that gratitude doesn’t have to be hard. more mindfulness. I’m 27 days into a new practice that I’m almost ready to share with y’all. more exploring. following links one morning last week, I landed on a free 21-day pilates trial. part exploring, part curiosity and perhaps part yoga … I’m looking forward to it! more connecting. I did a pretty decent job of daily letters this month and have been especially delighted with…

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    More and Less | January 2017.

    from Saturday’s morning walk I’m taking a different approach to Currents this year.  Instead of documenting what’s going on with a list of -ing words, I’m going to frame the update with my intentions for 2017. Hopefully making that a monthly practice will help me keep those More/Less ideas top of mind … and get back to a habit of Currents posts. more gratitude. This has been a challenge. There are still lots of good things in my life, but I’m getting bogged down by the not-so-good. I need to practice being grateful for all the things. more mindfulness. With a huge thank you to Kat for the recommendation, I ordered…

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    Currents | (early) October 2016.

    I have a sense that “late October” is going to a lot different (Charlie’s little brother is due October 28th, but Katie’s doctor expects he’ll be a few days early) – so I’d better document what’s happening right now… right now! the lake yesterday morning ~ 7:40 am Loving – yes, really! – the later sunrises. I’m still getting up at the same time so having 2+ hours of “dark early” is making me feel like I’ve got a huge headstart on my day! Extra bonus – I get to see the lake at sunrise without having to leave the house before I’ve had my morning coffee. Planning Thanksgiving. My…

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    Currents | July 2016.

    from last Wednesday’s morning walk Loving the crepe myrtles. I don’t have any in my yard (unlike the last house), but they are abundant in the neighborhood. Planning to clean out a few cupboards, dressers and closets. We did a major purge before we moved (yikes – almost four years ago!!) but now I’m starting to feel the weight of stuff that no longer brings me joy. can you guess which bowl belongs to whom Eating just about anything, with lettuce. These are the fish tacos we made on Saturday night, served over lettuce because I forgot to get tortillas. I told Marc it was healthier that way (and it…