Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


sage, cut from the gardens at "a bit of earth"
drying in our CT kitchen

This morning, Maya posed the question on her blog, "What is your word for the day"?

With my calendar in hand, I calculate that I have been home here in CT only three days in the past eighteen! Don't get me wrong...I have been to good places and had lots of fun and done some good work... word for the day would have to be "nesting". I have laundry to do (!!!), grocery shopping to do, mail to catch up on, notes to write up and I can't wait to spend a little time in my studio/sewing room.  

Remember when I wrote about "creative tension"? Well, I sure feel some of that when I am immersed in one thing, yet missing another. I love having my various board and committee work-it's good exercise for my brain (and heart). But I also love my hand work, in many ways it's the creative stuff that emerges out of  some of that brain work. It's all a balance, dear readers, and sometimes it takes work to find the balance...

So today, I am using my time gently, to seek that balance in the midst of creative tension. And I am grateful to have this time to recharge my energies.

With credit to Maya, what is your word for the day?


  1. Hello Karen,
    Glad you are back and in "nesting" mode!
    My word for today is "present". It is a quiet day for me, with routine chores and errands and I am trying to be present in each moment as much as I am able. Also, I am working on some presents, for friends and family members, so the word has a double meaning for this day.
    Thank you for introducing me to Maya's blog!
    Have a lovely day!
    xo Judy

  2. Hello, Since I volunteer every Tuesday at my daughter’s school library, my word of the days is “Volunteer”

    Have a great day!

    Yamarilet Pacheco

  3. What a fun exercise - talk about simplicity: 1 word for a whole day! I think mine is create - whether it's cookies for a care package, or quilts & bags for an auction, today is for making things out of other things around here. (But a nap sounds Great!)

  4. Word for today-'learning'. I learnt something new today from my best friend Shan!

  5. Love your words, kindred spirits!

    The double meaning of presents, the goodness of volunteering, the fun of creating and the beauty of learning to make a bracelet...all very cool.

  6. Hmmm, I'd say "succor" since it seems a lot of friends need that lately.