15 minutes..Closing Out the Retreat

It’s already the end of June. I have 2 days left in my lovely, little Midsummer Retreat..and I feel sort of sad to see it go. I failed at keeping up with so many of my intentions, the perfectionist in me wants to scrap it all and start again in July, but I won’t. July…

Simplicity

I’m still a novice. This month, I’m in retreat-mode. Or, I ought to be.. I’m still finding my footing. My days and my mind are still so very cluttered up with distractions, and not the fun distractions, just background noise. Right now, I would love to just throw away 90% of the things in my…

The Penitential Year..

I have it in my notes to write about this penitential year of mine.. It’s unofficial, no one has declared a year of perpetual lent, but last fall as the election season filled more and more people close to me with a growing sense of dread and sorrow over the seed of anger that has…

Abundant Minimalism

Monochrome, white on white, neutrals, wide empty rooms… Not my style. But minimalism is more than just big, white houses with nothing in them. I love minimalism. I love simplicity, I love the boundaries this was of relating to things has set up in my relationships with people. I also love bright, textured walls, incensed…

Today..

Feeling.. Saturday-ish. One of my favourite aspects of homeschooling is the fluidity. Today, hot again – but not quite as hot as the days before – feels like a Saturday; Seth is away painting for his old boss, the whole world is sunny, bright, and sort of tired..in a lazy, comfortable sort of way. We read a few…