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day to day,learning all the time | Monday, February 24th, 2014

As We Are on Mondays features photos taken by all of us; them of me and me of them.

My time and attention on this space is shifting, initially due to facts beyond my own computer capabilities and I am disappointed with myself for relying on it and others. I’m real close to pulling out my film camera,  spending dollars on processing, keeping photo albums again which you might just have to come over to see over coffee and conversation. I’ve been “online” for a lot of years now; I’ve connected with some wonderful people, been inspired creatively, shared moments of my day to day in parenting mostly, stocked my small online shop and I’ve cultivated habits that have increased my screen time more that I know is good for me. I think it was Flickr that got me started and lately I haven’t kept up with their changes. It seems that many of us have strayed, found other communities perhaps. My casual facebook logins have increased in the past 6 months but I am also increasingly annoyed with the amount of weeding of content required to stay connected with friends and family there. Pinterest! Say no more, i’m in.  Instagram. The very word gnarls my grain. I thought I’d just dip my toes by posting a couple random photos and peruse in an otherwise fleeting moment. Inevitably I am treading Instagram waters. I’ve sort of lost focus. I think it’s happening with a lot of folk. These days I see the same images posted on blogs, flickr, instagram, facebook, pinterest… It’s redundant and I don’t feel like it’s connecting us as it maybe used to. What is the reason for the double, triple, quadruple postings of the same content? It seems like a reach but for what? I’m grateful for so much and overwhelmed at the same time. Everything in moderation right? The pendulum swings over a fine balance. Just noticing, thinking, pondering. What do you think?

November 2013

brothers,day to day,monthly,seasons | Saturday, November 30th, 2013

putting the garden to rest;

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darker days;

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early mornings for hungry dragons;

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School Christmas Fair;

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German Winter Market;

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leaves are dry in November

day to day,home,nature,playful,seasons | Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

yes! the wind has blown the clouds over and it looks like we’re going to have some sunny days through the weekend. it has been freezing and i wish i had layers and puffy coats like these little ones to keep me warm. fun times just in the back yard;

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October 2013

October was moody as it tends to be with it’s dramatic and changing colors, blue skies, fog and at the very last, rain. The boot room is showing transition as the season is cooling and i think there is a very large spider living in the corner who i really must get rid of.  I haven’t told the kids but soon they might ask why i’m banging out our shoes each time before we put them on and i know 1 boy in particular who will be particularly unsettled. There have been many after school scoots around the hood and to the park, beach explorations, baseball and neighborhood wanders with Little M, much dressing up and to that extent i have returned to my sewing projects, finally, after a great hiatus. The owl costumes got me started and the studio is a grand mess of projects now that need my time and attention. First craft fair is in 2 weeks! More on than in weeks to come.

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ending the month with a hoot and a holler – quite literally, i present my Knight Owl (barn owl specifically);

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and my Great Horned Owl;

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(i donned my toilet paper binoculars and went as an owl watcher)

surveying the neighborhood at dusk and planning their route of attack. they look pretty Guardian of Ga’hoolish to me (judging by the book covers Little A is reading these days);

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Hoot!

pumpkins

artful projects,brothers,day to day,seasons | Monday, October 28th, 2013

Both my kids have been sick this past week, each with their own unique symptoms and they bounced back so quickly. Now it’s my turn and ai! it’s hit me real hard. My weekend was a blur of chills, fever and deep aches. We were meant to do some baking and carve the rest of our pumpkins – maybe tomorrow. We’ve done well so far  already;

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They both put great effort into their colorings to win a Halloween basket from our local market. The older boy was so encouraging and the younger boy so proud;

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Looking forward to feeling better to enjoy the last days of October.

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