i spent part of spring break on wedding projects, including dying and cutting the fabric for prayer flags i am asking my guests to help decorate.
checking items off the to-do list feels pretty good!
i also gave my rainbow jar/flower plan a test run, even though i didn’t have any orange . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ a happy return of the day!
it’s been a good couple of months to be review listening to harry potter audio books, with so many themes having heightened relevance to our current events. it was quinn’s idea to listen to them again, when we finished with the heroes of olympus. while we were waiting for the order of the . . . → Read More: ~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ peaceful protests and a lot of alliteration
rich came into the kitchen to put something in the sink over the weekend, and quinn was at the table watching us and when we comically both turned the opposite way and missed each other, i said to quinn, “i could have sworn someone came in here.” rich was now behind me in the kitchen . . . → Read More: a valentine’s day in the life
my good friend, frederick douglass, was asked how it felt in his first moments of freedom from slavery. he found that words were inadequate to capture those feelings, saying, “anguish and grief, like darkness and rain, may be depicted; but gladness and joy, like the rainbow, defy the skill of pen or pencil.”
still, we . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ gladness and joy, like the rainbow
we’re in high rainbow season, and we’ve been taking our cues from the skies and being the rainbow every chance we get.
being a fairy dog mother is a way i like to be the rainbow in someone else’s cloud, or in other words, be . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ being the rainbow
10-23 to 12-23
quinn and i collaborated once again to create a fun halloween costume: bulbasaur the pokemon.
we took quinn’s fourth grader free state park pass on the road and hung out at the yaquina head lighthouse one afternoon to watch . . . → Read More: ~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ becoming a dragon
for the two weeks that quinn was gone leading up to yesterday (and the start of our two weeks together! yay!) i sent him some advent notes to open each day… and i’m going to store them here for him to be able to look back on someday.
December 10: One thing I love about . . . → Read More: advent affirmations
rainbow markers. this is a marker holder i made for quinn years ago… and had out as a christmas present prototype!
the christmas presents all seem to follow the rainbow theme, actually…
subtle rainbow from winter crops…
vibrant thrift store rainbow i only took home in photo format
red: robins . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ frosty the rainbow
clearly, this is long overdue!
i’m writing this during the cold november rain, so it warms my heart a little to look back over summer sunshine and fun! and of course, learning.
i’m mostly relying on photographic evidence to remind me of . . . → Read More: ~two and a half months in the life of a lifelong learner~ dragonflies to dragons
i’ve been posting a daily gratitude post on facebook this november, inspired by a couple of friends who have done so in the past. this year i saw their november 1st posts and impulsively decided to join in, and i am transcribing these posts here because it turns out that it’s already becoming a self-assigned . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ warmth, choke slams, baseball and apple pie