Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November 30: Three wonderful things that happened this month.


Dear Missy,
I have had 4 balls of yarn that You handed me on the last day in the Hills before venturing to the other side of our Country. If I may admit that the spontaneity did not take effect again until this last month. But I remembered watching the girls play in their tunics and had thoughts about knitting up something cozy again..for 3 dear friends of yours.
This little green ball knit a cowl, for Karyn.
& This little cream ball knit a gift for Gianna.

While these 2 green rovings of yarn rolled all the way into a beautiful sweater for Sadie.
They were given along with an explanation that you-Missy, passed them along. I am happy that your lovely friends can wear them now.
Love Alicia


A tea party, hosted by the wonderful, Sheila. Which in turn led to numerous connections we have together in this very small world.

The Tea House became a home away from ours. A place to spend precious moments with Karyn. All the while enjoying tea, savory meals, knitting for hours & visiting with friends.


The moment I realized that this stored up energy can be released with gusto.
for myself
for family
for friends.

A call for community was understood clearly, & we joined in an American Thanksgiving potluck feast.

{30 Days Hath November.
Thank you, for following along.}

So Fawned 30 Days Hath November

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 29: Someplace I'd like to visit.

Paris, France.
I would like to visit all the while during the New Year celebrations. A slow encounter, taking it all in. Strolling the streets. Sitting for awhile to savor an espresso. People watching. Visiting friends who would take tours throughout the historic sites. The sights, sounds, & experiences in and around this idea are enticing!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 28: Skills I would like to learn.

{sewing & embroidery}
Just a couple of skills that I want to learn. I've inherited my Grandmother's sewing machines & look forward to learning how to utilize them creatively. Although there is bound to be many trials. I would like to follow in the artistic footsteps of friends that have a keen sense & an eye for these crafts.
So Fawned 30 Days Hath November

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 27: Myself, one year ago.

September 2010.

December 2010.

Today I am reminded of written words for the New Year.
One word :: Hope.
To trust that within the air is - Your Hands - that will catch me.

"Tomorrow is only a day away and I pray for strength right now."

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 26: Something I am looking forward to

Our Little Town is opening a General Market this year. I'm looking forward to knitting with a friend, hopefully sharing a table, & meeting more faces from in & around our Community.

So Fawned 30 Days Hath November

Friday, November 25, 2011

Day 25: The contents of my bag.

I mentioned the contents of my favorite mini bag are constantly changing. Today you would find all this contained as we headed out for a daily walk.

- 2 cup sleeves for hot or cold drinks.
- comb, hair elastic & hairpins
- 2 bracelets & 2 earrings
- 2 pairs of extra polkadot underwear for 2 girls :)
- iPhone
- hand sanitizer
- 10 fiddly doodads for eager hands.
- loose change, bills,
& cardholder (not pictured)
- 2 nail clippers
- 2 lip balms
- keys

This is the miniature version, when I am alone with all 4 children, we all pack our own bags for outings. Mine just holds the tried & true little needs for the day.

What's in your bag?

So Fawned 30 Days Hath November

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 24: Something that means a lot to me.

So Fawned 30 Days Hath November

{Quiet time}
You may find me walking throughout town.
Or driving to the city.

You may see me sitting by myself (reading, knitting or writing..) while the busy-ness of our home plays out around me.

The very essence of quiet time while everyone is away or sleeping, grounds me. I am thoughtful, with clarity. Life's pace slows down.
Sometimes emotions that have buried seeds throughout the day or week, begin to water..

Other times the inspiration is there to move my words away from thoughts
& into a meaningful post.
Let your own quiet times dear friends, be stillness. All there for the peace of your own moments. The writing on your hearts.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 23: Eight things you didn't know about me.

1. I had 2 pet tarantulas, a pet pig, and a chicken when I was a kid.

2. I was born with 3 thumbs.

3. I wanted to be a forest ranger, live in a treehouse and raise 8 kids as a career option.

4. I performed live theatre for 5 seasons (Fame, Glass Menagerie, monologues...) & passed up an opportunity to go to New York.

5. I have never left North America.

6. When I'm nervous or anxious I count in patterns.

7. I have a crazy fear of bats. They make my skin crawl flying by in the night.

8. In the summertime I still skinny dip (day or night) in lakes, for fun!

So Fawned 30 Days Hath November

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

November 20: A childhood anecdote.

One day while I was babysitting my sister & brother we went on a hike.
In the backyard.
Hours flew by as we explored acres and acres of backwoods.
We finally got to the train tracks but it was fenced to protect the neighbors' dairy cows & random wild animals.
We turned back to go home because there was another forest on the other side. No one else normally came that far into the woods.
Thinking we were lost, after exploring a bit on our way home, we stopped to play in the largest mud pit we had ever seen.
It was piled high.
We just got right in there and played until the sun started to go down.
Mom asked us where we had gone, when we arrived home finally,
& we had no reasonable explanation.
So we just shared about the huge mud pile. She laughed and asked if that was what she could smell as she went out back to grab a hose. We found out from her that the farm on the south side was planning to fertilize their massive field & the trucks had not loaded up yet.
The mud was manure!!

So Fawned 30 Days Hath November

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Day 19: A silly self-portrait.

They were both mine. Indecisiveness at its finest. Shared the drinks & laughs with a friend.
So Fawned :: 30 Days Hath November

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 16: Someone who inspires me.

She sits across from me and watches my face as I try to not conceal all that has happened. A friend & a mother who has cried and longed for my safety.
I break.
Even though this has happened too many years ago.
She waits.
This woman that fought years to stay in love, within a long full life.
& I unleash that which has lay claim on my heart & mind.
She inspires me to learn from my inner strength. To lead ahead in confidence, silently but with purpose.
As my own mother leaves the house, bidding farewell in her most concerned voice, she states:
"Our life was hard, I'm sorry you were born."
It always falls on the ears of pain. Scorching another tender moment.
I began to know their every move, every strike against me and still I stood my ground.
If they were going to knock me down, I was going to stand back up.
I learned this. How to face my fear; from someone who inspires me, who chose to listen, who taught me how to pray.
So I slowly start, as the words tumble straight ahead.. they gain momentum.
So Fawned 30 Days Hath November

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 15: Some style inspiration for the season.

I have to admit that I lack in style inspiration, whether it's decorating, designing interior, new hairstyles or even clothes. Pinterest captures my attention when it draws me to Fall/Winter styles.

& the main eye catching themes for me: Boots.

Monday, November 14, 2011

November 14, 2011

& Today he is 12.
Happy Birthday Asher!

Day 14: A favorite movie.

With the platinum edition gift from last Christmas & many late nights babysitting years ago, I have probably watched this movie more times than my age.

"Nobody puts Baby in the corner."

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 13: Something I am proud of.

Writing, perfecting that which I knit for friends & family. One day I will stock up & start a store. Though, right now I am enjoying the freedom to invest time whenever, in the next projects. Knit purl knit :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day 12: Three blogs I can't get enough of.

I eagerly read all the fast pace moves of blogs that I follow; from inspiring friends, on my blog-roll to your left.
May I introduce you to 3 new blogs added for their writers distinct personalities and eclectic lives they portray in writing & pictures.

Megan @ Sorta Crunchy

Kate @ Foxs Lane

Alicia @ Milagro Girl

So Fawned 30 Days Hath November

Friday, November 11, 2011

Day 11: Something I've been craving.

The mountains. Clouds that loom over the peaks. The familiar wafts that travel with gusts of wind. Walking paths, hiking trails. & water.

So Fawned 30 Days Hath November

Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 10: What I love about my job.

{A view from here}

Today I am..

:: marveling at a welcomed Chinook. The sun shining, & the wind blowing.

:: laughing at the daily quirks about *my job*.

:: overwhelmed, just a little bit, at the sudden mountain of snow gear this week-for six, at my back door.

:: pleasantly surprised by how perfect new knitted gifts are for my friends.

:: wondering what project to finish, next.

:: grateful for long naps, quiet hours to finish tasks, warmer days & moments to sip coffee.

:: hearing that a big Birthday is right around the corner. I cannot believe 12 years have flown by.

:: going to do my very best to resist more Birthday cupcakes this weekend.

:: planning more balanced meals for the week.

:: enjoying all the mentions of slow cooker breakfasts. For those cozy early mornings.

:: knitting, planning events, paying bills, shopping for holiday outfits all while I sit over quiet time with her, and listen to humming & small singing.

:: listening to Mylo Xyloto, Frou Frou, Delirium, & Sarah.

:: saying goodbye to Fall from the view of my drivers seat. Road trip.

:: being rushed by new projects, big and small.

:: happy to be more spontaneous, these days.

:: waiting for a delicious meal to come out of the oven.

:: being inspired to go out for a haircut.

:: wishing you all a wonderful long weekend.