In Process

It has been a surprisingly wintry December. We’ve had snow on the ground for more than a week with no hint of a thaw. We were lucky enough to have a working wood stove installed right before the first snow so the past week has […]

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Making Merry

              Last week it was fall leaves and now we are already spotting twinkly lights and talking about Christmas trees. Like any other month of the year, December can fly by too quickly, so I have fully embraced holiday […]

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With Gratitude

                In this season that can be filled with abundance, connection, and joy, it is hard to forget the loss, fear, and despair that also fills the world. Though it is only a tiny tiny thing in the […]

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Celebrations Together

November reminds me that we are firmly in autumn and that I should enjoy it while it lasts for winter will be here soon. The warm days spent outside and the cold days spent in a new seasonal rhythm are both equally welcome. The wind […]

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Things to Make and Share

This year, we are planning to focus more on spending time with the people we love and care about rather then spending money on things to give them. But, for me, it hardly feels like Christmas if I don’t have things to make and share. […]

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  I’ve finally reached the end of a flurry of making, packing, preparing. We still have cards to send but they will be more likely new year’s cards than Christmas greetings. I have been waiting, eagerly and determinedly to be done with all of the […]

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Gathering

  Over the weekend we were lucky enough to gather some of our friends at our apartment for a cozy afternoon of holiday celebration. When they happen, these gatherings involve lots of preparations in the kitchen, hope that someone will show up and then enjoyment […]

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Gratitude

  At the beginning of this year I was inspired by Andrea to start a daily gratitude practice. I have several gratitude buddies who I share with (nearly) every day. It is such a small simple thing to share three things that I am grateful […]

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Happy (Almost) New Year!

I’ve been trying to find time to reflect on the year ending and the new one that will begin very soon. Between work, holiday preparations, errands, taking care of things at home and trying to get some rest, I have hardly been able to find […]

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In Mid-December

Every year, I seem to wait for just the right moment to start my Christmas preparations. Starting too soon makes me think of the the way stores roll out holiday decorations earlier and earlier every year. But I like to start early enough so that […]

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