Friday, November 27, 2009

Gratitude Friday

This week, I am grateful for...

:: watching Maya bake a Thanksgiving Apple Pie with Grammie...

:: enjoying that apple pie with our big family after Thanksgiving dinner..

:: this fantastic pile of bamboo knitting needles gifted to me by my aunt..

:: an evening spent looking for crinoids at our favorite beach..

:: a majestic sunset over Lake Michigan after many rainy days...

:: and this little girl who is absolutely smitten with Ramona books.

What are you grateful for this week?

Monday, November 23, 2009

This weekend I am thankful for..

:: spending time with my wonderful Mama, brother & kiddos...

:: this concert (Plain White T's)..

:: that this boy & this girl were so happy to see..

:: this city that I so love..

:: Mickey Mouse!!

:: The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival & Parade in Chicago..

:: Santas arrival in downtown Chicago...

:: an amazing fireworks show over the Chicago River...

:: early morning coloring...

:: Zuzu having time to run around & play...

:: Grammies Finches... :)

:: Making paper snowflakes to decorate Grammies house...

:: Playing cards with family..

:: Baking cookies with Grammie.

What were you thankful for this weekend?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Gratitude Friday

This week, I am grateful for...

:: Several game nights with the kids that threw us into fits of laughter.

:: Baking a Butter Cake with Mayas 2nd Grade class that turned out delicious.

:: Massaging some wonderful clients. I believe they center me just as much as my massage centers them.

:: The sun finally peeking through last night over the lake. It has been 5 long, gray, dreary days.

:: Hot, organic coffee & Christmas music on the car radio in the morning.

:: Zuzu. My stinky dog who has decided suddenly that it is ok to lay on the couch/chair/bed whenever she pleases. She is getting a bath after this post.

:: Almost finishing Mayas Winter Solstice present.

:: A great book recommendation that kept me up late last night. A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg.

What are you grateful for this week?


Monday, November 9, 2009

Today I Discovered...

...the magic of Photoshop....WOW.

I fear I may never sleep creativity peaks in the wee hours. ;)

Sweet Dreams, my friends!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My girl

My girl & I...
we like to hike.

I love the way her little, delicate hand feels in mine, just as much as I love the hundreds of freckles that cover her cheeks.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009 was a scramble til the end as I sat finishing my knitting up until 15 minutes before trick or treating (at a but, we made it! And our Halloween couldn't have been better...pumpkin soup..great friends..just the right amount of spookiness...I love this time of year!
I wish you all a blessed Samhain, may your fire burn bright within your circle, may your cakes be light, your bread hearty and your mead stout....and may all the doorways be opened!