Sunday, December 19, 2010


where has the time gone?

my current outlet for stress...origami is highly addictive (no scrap of paper is safe)


"peace serpents"  (a Savannah original-concept)

running in with tidbits about deer stampedes



on the phone to Laiba in Pakistan




meltdowns and hysteria (sometimes even the children)

secrets in the cupboard

headaches and sore tummies

'the christians and the pagans' ;)



cleaning (not even close to being done that yet)


knitting (all major projects finished...wooot!)

new movies

a solar system

Black Beauty audio-CD

.....and lots of deep breaths and cuddles.

it's truly difficult to hang onto peaceful life at this time of year.  desperately i'd like to cocoon us in a fortress of solitude...but at the same time, we enjoy (mostly) the hustle and bustle of family and going and doing....


i'm not one for retrospectives and cringe at the thought of 'resolutions'.... but i am ruminating on some intentions for aspect of which i've started over here.. it struck me as a most delightful project and one i intend to continue on past the month of January.

but for's one day to the next until Xmas....and i don't mind admitting, i'll be glad when it's all over. ;)


  1. But -wow - A solar system! I heard one planet can take a whole week, so pretty good going! ;)
    I had a look at that link, and it looks like a good thing, but I am travelling back up in January, so can't commit - looking forward to reading yours posts though. xx

  2. How did I miss this post?!

    I have some scrubbin' to do so we can make cookies, but I'll come back later to see what you're up to!


  3. I hear you, sister :)

    I'm not trying to be BahHumBug...more like, just feels out of balance this year...I am at the mercy of both the overwhelm and the underwhelm. Weird, right?

    True story about origami cranes...when I worked with autistic children at a respite home, an Asperger's child would sit and cut & fold hundreds, if not over thousands, of these tiny little creatures. She gifted me a handful, and I still have them...

    Happy Holidays, Mel :)

  4. I love the variety to your week. The origami is so cool. When the kids get a little older, I'd like to introduce it to them. My son spends hours tying knots now, so I think he'd love doing it.


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