Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A year of beginnings and endings

It has been a year of endings. My husband is finishing one job and gearing up for the next. My year long yoga training is coming to an end and my children are transitioning into new divisions and new schools. We are selling the home we have lived in for seven years. The only home my youngest child remembers.  The first animals we ever 0wned ( predating kids and even marriage) grew old and died here. I think of the three of them(two old labs and an ancient kitty) as I cut the indigo hued hydrangeas that mark their final resting places. A silent nod to them as I arrange the blooms in a vase on the counter. It will be hard to leave them behind. A year of endings easing into a year of beginnings. A new state to explore, a new house, new jobs and new schools for everyone. Stay  posted as I intend a renewed commitment to this blog. Writing about my new profession(yoga teacher) and the CSA (community supported agriculture) box I plan to photograph and develop meals and blog posts around  on a weekly basis.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

One more thing

Just in case any of my knitting friends out there feel lucky, Kristin over at getting stitched on the farm is having a sock yarn giveaway this week. Check it out.

Monday, December 8, 2008


It has been well over a month since I visited my little blog. I left  with promises of pictures of various knitting projects and I return virtually empty handed. I have cranked out a scarf or two for the various teachers of my children but nothing too impressive and the other, more picture worthy projects, are  languishing on needles. I have been busy though. Two weekends of yoga training, a half marathon, a trip to South Carolina, a new job for my husband, new roof on the house, new paint on the walls...the list goes on and on and on...really. I plan to post pictures as projects get completed and spill more about the job and the yoga as I process it all. For now, I wish all (all two of you) of my readers a happy holiday season and a joy filled new year. 

Sunday, October 12, 2008


You can get a copy of the cookbook put together by the Whole Wheat Foods Council here. Gail Gand is the celebrity chef featured and it benefits spoons across America. I have a recipe in the book and so does my running partner/cookbook writing partner, Shoshana. Keep your eyes peeled for our own cookbook which  should be making its debut sometime this spring.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Count

My friend, Lauren, does a tally of political signs on her morning run. Obama  almost always wins in her neighborhood. Alas, this is not the case in my own. In fact, my run was downright depressing today. Three miles in and all I had seen were  McPain/Failin signs and then I turned the corner, and, BEHOLD, two Obama signs within spitting distance of one another. It was just the sight that I needed to pound out the last couple of miles.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I haven't posted in awhile because I have been up to my eyebrows in knitting projects. I have four things going at once --a mystery stole, a vest, a mystery socktoberfest sock and the Joni hat from through the loops. I'm thinking it is going to be a handmade Christmas around here. I have a wonderful ornament kit coming to me from posie gets cozy and a closet full(ahem a horse trailer full) of yarn that is calling to me. In other news, N and I went to the Virginia State Fair last week and saw a cow give birth. It seemed to me to be a much calmer and tidier affair than the human version.

Friday, September 19, 2008

What's in a name?

Thanks to a link from my friend Lauren, we can all find out what our names would be had we been born into the Palin family.
Lead Stoppage Palin
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