• Just Life

    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…

  • Just Life

    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…

  • Just Life

    Currents | April.

    Saying Yes to “YES!”. This beautiful reminder of my 2018 intention arrived in yesterday’s mail, together with a sweet note from Honoré 😘. 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…

  • Just Life

    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…

  • Just Life

    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…

  • Just Life

    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…

  • Just Life

    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…

  • Just Life

    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…

  • Just Life

    Currents | April 2016.

    this morning, at my desk Loving the porch. I did The Big Spring Cleanup last Thursday and since then, Holly and I have enjoyed time out there every day. It’s especially nice in the evenings, with a book. Planning for another family gathering. this time at Lake Oconee for Memorial Day. The whole crew won’t be able to come, but there will still be plenty of us to ensure a good time. Eating better. Those trips to New York and South Carolina were full of the really good food (and drink) that I don’t usually have. Thankfully, a week plus of simple meals and salads is working; I’m starting to feel like…

  • Just Life

    Currents | March 2016.

    the cherry tree in our cul-de-sac is nearly ready to explode! Remembering just how much I love spring, especially when it’s a little early. Loving longer days. Yesterday we finally hit a 12 hour and one minute day. Having it light until nearly 8:00 is making up for having it dark until 7:30 in the morning. Planning meals and activities for our upcoming family celebration weekend in Beaufort, SC. We’re having all of Daddy’s favorite foods and drinks … plenty of nostalgia and good eats to go around. Eating salads – power greens, tomato, cucumber, avocado and oranges with a sprinkle of queso fresco and a little fruit balsamic. Tastes…