~rainbow mondays~ comfort and joy

rainbow heart lisa kitty!

loving our sparkly rainbow christmas tree this year…

love it even more with a beautiful boy sleeping in the room with it on christmas eve!

and of course, full of joy on christmas morning!

red: my husband beckoned me outside on christmas day to see this . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ comfort and joy

~rainbow mondays~ winter’s threshold

rainbows abound! i think i must have accumulated an ideal level of foggy grime on my phone camera’s view finder, because it keeps manifesting this tricky rainbow effect lately.

i’ve also manifested the neurosis in my son of needing to have a picture of a thing; the above photo resulted from his disappointment . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ winter’s threshold

~thankful thursday~ it’s working

11/16/18

~30 days of gratitude~ day 16

“time is but the stream i go a-fishing in. i drink at it; but while i drink i see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. its thin current slides away, but eternity remains.” ~henry david thoreau

not that long ago, i was reading buoy . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ it’s working

~thankful thursday~ snails, whales, puppy dog tails

11/8/18

~30 days of gratitude~ day 8

there is the usual ebb and flow of the gratitude juice, modulated by snags in the fabric of my experience that focus my gaze inwards, and then disasters both natural and unnatural that draw my gaze back outward again. each time the latter occurs, the gratitude surges . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ snails, whales, puppy dog tails

~tuesday tunes~ rainbow love

when rich and i were deciding on songs for our wedding, we had a lot of fun playing back through our favorite love songs and thinking about what music best suited our story and our celebration. we ended up using 3 songs during our ceremony, and the other two i will talk about later did . . . → Read More: ~tuesday tunes~ rainbow love

~thankful thursday~ stoking the gratitude fire

11/16/17

~30 days of gratitude~ day 16

i am thankful for dragons. we have fondly referred to our house as the dragon house since quinn was about 5 years old. all three of us love dragons. like many households in oregon, there is a head on the wall as part of our . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ stoking the gratitude fire

ephemeral ~ word for 2017

my word for 2017 seems to be ephemeral. it’s a little bit different, as words-of-the-year go, but it keeps popping up in my mind, and going away again, only to pop up again later. most of my thoughts are… ephemeral like that. they ebb and flow. i have a running joke about my memory with . . . → Read More: ephemeral ~ word for 2017

~quinn’s forty-fifth month~ hard-won

~written november 2018~

this was a stressful month: just after quinn’s dental surgery, i had to spend 3 days in seattle for work. i decided to take time off to regroup with quinn and even that became a source of stress. all of these exacerbated the category of “coparent stress”, . . . → Read More: ~quinn’s forty-fifth month~ hard-won