Silence on the wire…

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.”                                          …

Goals…what week is it?

Apparently my Great Lenten Fail also included failing to update on weekly goals. So let’s catch up on the last 5 weeks shall we? Water – Check. New recipes – Sort of. We are done with Whole30 which forced me to make all sorts of new things, but we are trying to mix up our…

The evolution of parenting.

Baby stage: dada, mama Toddler stage: Mommy, Daddy Elementary age: Mom, Dad Teen stage: Moooommm, Daaaaad! (Complete with eye roll and look of disgust) Parenting is fun.

The great Lenten fail

Last week the Bear and I saw A Wrinkle in Time. It had been a hard day and the only thing that had sustained me was knowing I was going to spend time with her and eat popcorn. The movie itself is stunning, beautiful and intense. However, it was during one scene where Meg is…

Goals 9/52

“The world will be saved by beauty.” ~Fyodor Dostoevsky This quote has been running through my mind since I read the Dorothy Day biography of the same name. Especially in these last weeks where shootings, fear, criticism and hate seem to be taking root at an alarming pace in this world. I simultaneously want to…

Goals – 8/52

This was a monster reading week for me. Rainy days = book + tea/coffee. Three very different biographies/memoirs and one fluffy fiction. I know for me, reading reinvigorates my brain and it makes me so grateful for our town library. Goal #1 – Drink more water. Meh, but I know I’m going to start killing…

Prepping for Whole30

I casually mentioned to Jeff that I was thinking of doing Whole30 again for the month of March. He looked over at me and said, “Maybe I should join you”. What?!?!? This coming from the guy that currently has a box of Fun Dip on his bedside table. The one who literally cannot pass candy…

The problem with good preaching.

The problem with going to a church with wise and thoughtful preaching is that inevitably you are going to hear a sermon that makes you uncomfortable. Or in my case, downright irritable. Not because I thought the sermon was bad, but because the words highlighted something I’ve been struggling with for a while. Some folks…

Goals – 7/52

“We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.” ~ Richard Rohr Goal #1 – Drink more water Some days are better than others! Goal #2 – Try a new recipe each week This was a lazy cooking week for us. Lots of leftovers and a…

Ash Wednesday reflections

I couldn’t wrap my head around Ash Wednesday enough yesterday to put thoughts down. But after a restless night, and some good conversations with friends this week, my inner process is caught up enough for me to move outward. I always struggle with Lent. Do I add a practice? Do I give up something?  Lucky…

Goals – 6/52

It was birthday week! Here is the weekly round up of my goals: Goal #1- Drink 2 glasses of water daily– I redeemed myself a tiny bit this week. Goal #2 – Try a new recipe every week. My fabulous mother in law was here this week which meant dinner was cooked for me all…

The coffeehouse bucket list – Delaware

This past Saturday, the starts aligned for a magical day. I had no work commitments, Jeff said no to a bunch of things, and the girls were off for the day to NYC to see a show with their choir group. Both Jeff and I literally cannot remember the last time such an event happened….