a few of my favorite things (today)

so much to do today.

focused all morning on the inbox and to-do bin

(yes, i said ‘bin’.  a list is no longer cutting it).

despite the busy, these three things made me smile.

thought you might need an ‘end of a monday’ smile, too.

first, the seed beads i bought

from bead biz at the new england fiber fest.

such cheery colors (and the matte finish on the czech glass beads rocks).IMG_7503 satnext, my dad playing photographer

in the backyard trying to get all six of us

to smile and keep our eyes open at the same time.

not an easy task i tell ya.for trey for turkey projectnote: my 8 yr old informed me, after the fact, that he intentionally

grinned wider and stuck his chin up high

to see what it would look like.

what’s a mama to do?

lastly, this super fun homegrown video.

it is the best lyric video i think i’ve ever seen.

i wouldn’t usually be a fan of such a pop flavored tune.

maybe my 15 year old’s taste

in music

is affecting me.

it’s just so stinkin’ catchy though,

that it’s stuck in my head and i just don’t even care,

because i’m happy,

clap along if you feel like a room without a roof…

 ‘wider’ taken from 11:7-9 of job.


i finally did it.

everything got rearranged

so i could have the time and good compnay to get to my first fiber festival,

of any kind,


i took pics but,

since naomi and habak (new camera and laptop) are still not speaking,

it will be a day or two until i sort through and glean the best ones

to tell the story of my visit.

for now, i can say that i was surprised to find

next to displays full of skeins of lovely alpaca yarn

the actual farm raised alpacas.

my surprise was at how unexpectedly cool that is.IMG_7396shadthis mama and her cria (baby alpaca)

were comfortably hanging out.

i felt shy about taking their pic while the little one was nursing,

but look at how securely he (or she?) stands,

stretching to full height with

mama close by.

love it.

‘habak’ taken from 1:5 of habakkuk.