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

Saturday, January 31, 2015


  • snow and sun...they are taking turns these days.
  • the afternoon sun lingers later and later each day.
  • batman has been splitting wood, baking cookies, planting pea shoots for the windowsill garden.
  • we've been meeting with our design/builder, done comparison shopping for appliances, thinking about flooring, siding, insulation.
  • we've ordered our vegetable seeds and wildflower seeds too, for the summer wedding.
  • as we transition from january to february, and see more cold weeks ahead, i am signing on for the month of letters again.  how about you? are you in? (i have a generous supply of batman stamps tucked in my desk)!
  • speaking of snail mail, there are valentines to make (it's not always about romance, there's room for friendship in there, too!)
What are you up to, friends, as we slide into a new month? 


  1. February is starting off to be a festive, special month. Today my last child will leave the nest and I hope to celebrate my 60th. birthday on February 14th. I joined in a Valentine's Fabric Postcard Swap, which brought me not only one swapped beauty, but also five Valentine-Birthday fabric postcards so far. Really great.
    I am enjoying it!
    Blessings to you and to everything you do,


  2. Blessings from France too from another :Dutch girl.......i love your pictures so much, i am longing for some snowdrops. I love ro see them falling and i especially love the silence outside when it is snowing.....

  3. Happy plans in the making, Karen. Hurrah!
    Love that blue, blue sky.