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

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

back here

oh me, oh my.
i have dodged two snowstorms and 
gotten myself to the midwest and back
since i last checked in with you here.
and now it is snowing again.
i do love snow.
i do love winter.
but i could not resist these lovely pussy willows
when i saw them at the store.

today is a domestic, catching up on everything day.
(especially snail mail)!

there is so much swirling around in my head...
days of meetings, deep conversations, challenges.
sometimes falling into chores and work can provide 
the white space for processing everything 
that goes on in our busy brains.

i welcome you mop, sponge and broom.
today you are my partners.
let's see what we can do together.


  1. Good to hear you made it back and forth ok. Hope you can stay put for a while.
    I miss my pussy willow tree at the city house garden. Just haven't had any luck yet getting them started here. Will try again this spring.
    We're experiencing a tease with our weather right now, low 40s but winter back with a vengeance tonight. For now, our chickens are having a marvelous time in the sunshine today. We're taking several breaks to go out and play with them.

  2. So glad you got home safely Karen. I love your positive attitude about winter. I feel like a grumpy old lady this winter with all of this crazy weather! You always have a way of soothing me when I read your blog! xo