Friday, August 16, 2013

{this moment}

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{this moment}

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.

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Inspired by SouleMama:

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Out the Front Door

Snapshots of the beautiful, crazy world right out our front door.
If you’d like to share some of your own photos, please leave a link in the comments!

The merging of seasons - late summer lillies opening in the mist of cool early autumn mornings.

{Out the Front Door with Homestead Honey -}

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The End Has Come

My summer has ended. The weather is hotter than ever, but classes have resumed and I find myself doing calculus on Saturday afternoon instead of spinning, or knitting, or going to the beach.

While I'm not a huge fan of summer (this "hotter than ever" is only 85 degrees, but I'm dying), I will miss the free time summer brings for a teacher. And it further saddens me as I realize that school starting so early gives a false illusion that fall is near. In southern California it will still be hot through September, and most likely through October as well. Looking on the bright side, I suppose that gives me time for another summer shawl or pair of socks before I start craving warm, cozy sweaters on the needles... the crisp mornings have already gotten me antsy to cast on my little man's new Malabrigo sweater. Admittedly, it doesn't take much to make one want to make anything out of Malabrigo, and those crisp mornings are over by 9 am.

Rather than continue lamenting the slow change from hot to cold here where the sun is king, I am going to leave this post with a few picture of summer fun. I hope this finds you enjoying the warm days.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Absence and the heart

Well, in my world summer has come to an end. It was a very quick and eventful summer, but I have rushed back to school and been thrown back into work in full force.

This year we started school with a conference. I spent 4 days and 3 nights away from my babies. Going there I thought "Finally I will get to sleep! I won't have anyone crawling on me or kicking me!"

Despite my comfy bed in the ultra-plush hotel they had us in, I hardly slept a wink. I couldn't wait to get home and be surrounded by my babies! When we finally made it home, I forced them all to sleep in my bed - they didn't have a choice. And I had the best night's sleep I've had in a long time ... I sure missed these guys.