I have just about finished my cashmere blanket. The largest surface that I have to work on is the living room floor, so making this blanket has been interesting...I've had lost of help! I left a basket of scraps on the floor and when I came back into the room, the cats had knocked it… Continue reading curious
We took Luke down to the Battenkill River late yesterday afternoon to cool off. He is not big on the water, and we were not planning on swimming, but he likes to play around at the edge. It was in the high 80's (no complaints here!) and as I sat on the edge of the… Continue reading plunging in for love
I find my spiritual inspiration in all places. I believe that the Spirit of God speaks through every possible channel and cannot be limited by tradition, religion, or medium. When I found out that there was such a thing as an "Interfaith" minister, I thought, "If there ever was a title that fit my "spiritual… Continue reading It doesn’t have to be a new thing
Yesterday was Luke's 3rd birthday. Of all of our animals, his is the only birthday that we know for sure. I was working for the Monks of New Skete (who raise German Shepherds) when he was born. He did not look like any of the other shepherds...he didn't act like them either. We wondered if… Continue reading So Happy Together
I am always surprised when I look at the photographs that I put on my blog. They appear so much nicer (my house looks bigger, the furniture nicer, the rugs more plush) than my life really looks. What I have shown to the world is the "cleaned up" version. I always vacuum, straighten up, and… Continue reading posing for life
Travelling to cities for me is a big deal and truthfully, I just don't like them....I want to like them. I want to say how exhilarating it is being in a cultural center, but my entire being is generally saying something different like, "Get me out of here!" There is a line from the movie… Continue reading I’m ok
My friend Margaret lives up the road. She and her partner have a farm of sorts...chickens, dogs, cats, donkeys and goats ...the dogs, cats, donkeys and goats are all rescued animals. The only animals that "produce" anything on their farm are the chickens. I was telling her yesterday that one of my… Continue reading What do I “produce”?
When I was a kid, dropping everything, to go play with a friend, was a top priority. The older I've gotten and the more responsible, the less I have dropped things to go out and "play", and the fewer spontaneous invitations come into my life. Late Yesterday afternoon, in the middle of… Continue reading dropping everything
We bought a new couch the other day. As soon as I saw it I knew it was "perfect" for us. When I told Jack that it was white he cringed a little. ...but it is big, soft, wide and oh so comfortable with a little rip on the upper left corner. It is perfect… Continue reading taking the plastic covers off!
We had a case of fleas last fall. This is no small thing with 6 cats and a big long-haired dog. It took about 3 months of combing them all, many times a day, and treating them to finally get rid of the fleas. What was interesting about that "time of the infestation" is it… Continue reading A big life