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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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    Practicing Gentle.

    This week I’m participating in Michelle GD’s Intention for 7 offering. Yesterday morning, I said Yes! to “gentle” with the intention of being kinder, softer, gentler with myself, and with Marc, during this period of healing. I traded emails with a few of y’all early last week about my “boot break” (aka “boot camp”) plans – sewing, knitting, reading, cooking, modified mat routines, daily blogging, …. It started out great – I sewed an outfit, finished a great linen accessory and two amazing books, started a test knit for one of my favorite designers, enjoyed delicious lunches (thanks to Lauren and my mom), made calcium rich smoothies … but on Sunday,…

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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 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…

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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…