Welcome 2016

“An old day passes, a new day arrives.” — The Dalai Lama Happy New Year wishes to everyone who reads this. May the year ahead be joyous and filled with success. May you be surrounded by those you love and warmed by the memories of those who have gone before. May you be challenged and grow, but may your load never be more than you can bear. May there be hands held out to help you when you need it most. May this be a year of adventure, of big, scary things that thrill and delight us — and at day’s end, may we find comfort and warmth. It’s a new day. Onward.

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On Your Mark

“This is my favorite week of the year, Little Sharks. As you reflect on the year past. don’t forget to plan (not WISH) for the year to come.” — Kelley…

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Taking Stock

One of the rituals at the end of the December is lists. Lists of things we did, things we didn’t do, weight we lost (or gained). We make lists for…

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Light One Candle

Tonight marks the Winter Solstice, the moment when the earth is furthest from the sun in its orbit and night is at its longest. Little wonder that this moment falls close to the point where we mark the end of the year. Throughout man’s history, this has been a time to note because after this, night grows shorter, the days grow longer — and the promise of spring and a new growing season is at hand. That’s still a ways away, but we know it’s coming.

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The Choices We Make

“Choices made, whether bad or good, follow you forever and affect everyone in their path one way or another.” ― J.E.B. Spredemann, An Unforgivable Secret The past week has been a week of choices around here, ranging from small to large. I decided to reknit the rows I lost when the cable broke on my Advent Shawl, thereby pushing other knitting aside while I pushed to catch up with the latest clue. That affects almost exclusively me and what I’m doing in my relaxation time.

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Red Sky at Morning

Sooo... remember how on Monday I said hiding under the bed wasn't an option? Yeah, I'd like to revise that. The cuff I finished on the cardigan? Didn't switch to…

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Monday? Already?

Well, that weekend went fast. I had a long list of goals that I hoped to accomplish over the past two days. I think I got through maybe four, one…

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