Tag: lists of very good things

in which we have a guest

This week is all about hand- knit legwarmers, puppy sleep- overs, homemade apple pies (made from the spoils of last week’s orchard run, an annual fall tradition), giant calzones, and desperately waiting for piles of fiber to dry despite rainy days. I’ve got a pan of spices and apple peels simmering on the stove right now while we wait for Sam…

in which we make small friends, small plans

The original idea was that I’d be posting my Lists of Very Good Things on Fridays, but that doesn’t seem ideal. I’d thought they’d serve as a good way to sum up the positive in the week, but really, it’s sort of poorly placed. I’m always trying to wrap quickly at the end of my Fridays so that Sam and I…

in which there are small comforts

Despite keeping ties to New England over the years, I think I’d forgotten just how beautiful the summers here are. I’ve been double- checking with friends over the last week, just to reassure Sam (and myself) that it really is going to keep being this good. Folks who’ve grown up here and stayed tend to meet these questions with a…

in which there is anticipation (and pizza)

The crickets are out and the dogs are fed; the cats are quietly pushing at their bowls in the corner of the kitchen, trying to manifest more food now that they’ve finished the clearly inadequate dinner I just gave them. My hands smell like cedarwood oil: I’ve been dabbing it on my spindles and needles this afternoon, along the hoosier…

in which there is a list of Very Good Things

Sam’s brought home pizza so that we don’t have to turn on the oven, so brevity is key, but here’s a quick List of Very Good Things to tie up a warm but lovely week. Plans for the evening include a little embroidery, some grown- up coloring, and poking through a trail app my friend Dave showed me that has to be…

in which there is a list

I’ve been thinking of adding back my lists of Very Good Things on Fridays– something to finish up the week, a bit of reflection. I recently came across the notebook I used to keep the lists in- a gift from my friend Katey J- and I miss the practice. It keeps getting search hits so it’s obviously something I need to…

the twentieth list of Very Good Things

Have we really done 20 of these already? It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. Broken out on Flickr! You know, this blog really is meant to be more than just a place for all my Lists Of Very Good Things, honest. Things have been a little crazy lately, but I’m scheduling some serious blog time. I mean it!…