Be Selfish

​I was having a harried morning – two orthodontic appointments, two dentist appointments – and had forgotten to give my son who stresses about the orthodontist Snow Angel, Bikurgram pain medication which was resulting in anxiety and an upset stomach.   I was sick with anxiety. I walked into the pharmacy to get the pain medication, saltines, and a bottle of ginger ale and was … Continue reading Be Selfish

100 Word Wednesday: Week 44

Image Credit Brevitē Thank you for joining our awesome writing community who challenges themselves weekly as we weave together our 100 words! What 100 words would you give this image? Interested in joining us? Check out the guidelines below and ping back to be included in the Writing Wind-up! Let the writing begin! How to participate? A few guidelines as we begin…. Simply check my … Continue reading 100 Word Wednesday: Week 44

Wind-Up Week 43: 100 Word Wednesday

Thanks for stopping by for Week 43 of 100 Word Wednesdays! I was so drawn to this image – the lights, the smoke, the energy! Beautiful people are easy to gravitate toward, and I imagined this person to be either the DJ or a potential love interest. In either case, my story was written when I first laid eyes on the image. Cutting the story … Continue reading Wind-Up Week 43: 100 Word Wednesday

Grace and Space through Celebrations

As the holiday season approaches, I am filled with satisfaction of our family rituals. Set in place through years of trials and triumphs, we honor the days, the holidays, the family-togetherness which we’ve come to expect in the everyday as well as the extraordinary. I am reminded of our search for minimalism in a very materialistic world when the fall season rolls in with the … Continue reading Grace and Space through Celebrations

Green Elephant Autumn Bounty

  Gardening with a Green Elephant community is such a wonderful way to increase the diversity in your garden. I’ve been participating for a few years and have not only been able to add more native plants to my landscape, but build relationships with other gardeners as I build my garden.   The autumn harvest is a good time to bring excess garden vegetables, seeds, … Continue reading Green Elephant Autumn Bounty

November 3rd Surprise

Seattle Snow ❄️ Lowland snow this early in the season is rare. One distinct advantage of interest-led learning is being able to stay home, play in the snow, come in for hot chocolate to warm up, then go out again! Their day was spent alternatively creating in the snow and on their movie making project. Keeping the days loose allow for their creativity to take over … Continue reading November 3rd Surprise