hello, fall.

November 15, 2017

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i said to myself a few years ago that i would spend my 30th birthday in a place with fall. i have been enjoying my hot cocoa and knit-wear weather tremendously. it’s been almost a year since i’ve written on here. the last bit of 2016 was crazy because we were laying our plans for […]

tis the season

November 22, 2016

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tis the season to be thankful. and of course, when it rolls around, i, like many people, wonder why we seem to reserve this for specific times of year. probably because it gets cold and we start to realize that when we were warm, we weren’t grateful for the heat, and when we’re cold, we […]

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beware. there be boobs.

September 18, 2016

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yes, i’m still alive. some days more than others, but blogging tends to fall low on the list when i have 43 small people under my care for a large portion of the day and i spend another large portion of the day planning how i’m going to care for (and by care i mean […]

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summer

June 23, 2016

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Here it is again. Hot. Sticky. Humid. Except this time around, I’m at home spinning in circles trying to check things off to-do lists and clear out the excess junk in my life, both literally and figuratively. I made it through my first year teaching. Somewhat miraculously. Maybe one day I’ll learn to stop thinking […]

Posted in: art, fibers, handmade, personal

Swift

January 3, 2016

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This year seems to be one of the quickest ones I can recall. Hard to believe it’s done with. Amazing to think I’m almost half through my first year as a public school teacher. I feel like we’ve accomplished a good deal, but I’m looking ahead for possibility. I know lots of people scoff at […]

Getting out there

November 29, 2015

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Having a week’s vacation has been blissful. Half of it was spent in a near panic about not having enough time to accomplish all the things I’d need to, but by the time Thanksgiving rolled around, I had pretty well settled into the week, was enjoying myself, breathing deeper, sleeping past my usual 6 am […]

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Me Made

November 7, 2015

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Weekends mean bringing a great deal of work home with me since I took a job teaching 5th grade science and math this Fall. It’s the most intense, long-houred job I’ve ever held. Not unlike social service work, the good days are great and the bad days are pretty soul-crushing. This weekend, though, in addition […]

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