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Karen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Like anyone living in the Northern Hemisphere I am hesitant to get overconfident when it comes to acknowledging the arrival of Spring...that is to say, I am not washing the snowsuits just yet. Any action of that sort would be viewed by the season in retreat as a challenge to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sheepish
Hey there. We are actually living in that wonderful spot - the netherworld between packing and go-time. It is great right now...very leisurely. Thanks so much for your sentiments. It is a wonderful community that exists out there! I hope you are enjoying warm and peaceful days too. :-)
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Big. Bigger. Biggest. at Sheepish
Been thinking and wondering about you Mama! Hoping you are well and that your Spring will become so much more wonderful very soon. Thanks as always for your presence here...it is always nice to hear from you. Time flies when you are having fun no?!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Big. Bigger. Biggest. at Sheepish
Thanks for stopping by! This title of Mama is an amazing gift isn't it? Enjoy the day.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Big. Bigger. Biggest. at Sheepish
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Hazel has a tree. A big glorious tree that looks a whole lot like many of the other trees is this wood. Every so often it puts a call out to her. It is a call that we make time in whatever we are doing to heed. My adult brain... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sheepish
We are lucky, lucky Mamas to have these girls in our lives! If we lived on the same continent the world would not be the same... :-)
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2015 on Big. Bigger. Biggest. at Sheepish
Thank you Lynn - for your words of friendship and support! Home is not the building - I do believe that to be true. It's that annoying, nasty negative side that tries to take hold! Hope you are well. xo
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2015 on Big. Bigger. Biggest. at Sheepish
As each day passes and we get closer to this reality I get a wee bit more confident that it is real. I fear I won't breathe easy until our stuff is in our new home.... :-)
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2015 on Big. Bigger. Biggest. at Sheepish
Thanks Stephanie. That's the thing...sometimes the days seem to drag on forever - but somewhere in the not so distant future you will find yourself wondering how it is possible that so much time has passed. I am finding it both a blessing and a curse. Hope you are enjoying this cold but sunny March Break!
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2015 on Big. Bigger. Biggest. at Sheepish
I like that - Spring cleaning the mind. Hope March Break is treating you well. I am enjoying the lack of packed lunch-making.
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2015 on Cobwebs Clearing at Sheepish
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It is impossible to predict at any given time what will cause my heart to jump into my throat and onto my sleeve. I can say without a hint of doubt that it almost always revolves around my girls. Moments of clarity come at the most unexpected of times....moments when... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Sheepish
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Having just gone through this process with every drawer and corner of our house, I understand both the reluctance and the joy of this process. Job well done.
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2015 on spring cleaning at homespun life
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I have to admit to a certain amount of worry on my part. Worry that my process, my words and my ability to relax into a moment had left me for good. And now that we find ourselves on the other side of Home Sales 101 (serious finger crossing going... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Sheepish
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Soon the caulking tubes and TSP will be put away. And the paint with all it's various accessories too. 'Banished' would be a more appropriate word I think. I miss the routine of writing in this space. I miss the connection with likeminded others. I am tired of communing with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Sheepish
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These days I have to remind myself all too often that we are indeed at the end of February...that January is a thing of the past despite what the weather patterns would have me believe. That long johns and wool sweaters, not to mention toques and cowls and mitts are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Sheepish
Thanks for the birthday wish....I am liking the number so far. I am in good company then. :-)
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2015 on XLIII at Sheepish
Thank you! It was a wonderful day...I really did nothing that could be thought of as work which is so good and what I needed. I highly recommend that pattern. Can't say enough about it apparently.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2015 on XLIII at Sheepish
Thanks Eloise. I like the Mastering Lazy Sneezing....
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2015 on XLIII at Sheepish
Oh my! I am floored. Nice job Mama.
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2015 on it was worth doing over at homespun life
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Translation 43. Also known as the new 23. And last but not least it marks another time around the sun for yours truly. (Chocolate Orange Gingerbread from Handmade Gatherings by Ashley English) (Yet another Wiksten tank. I do believe that this is my third year of sewing one of these... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Sheepish
That will be my challenge of this coming (?) summer. I am fairly certain I will forget how it feels to always be cold and focus on how it feels to be too hot! Such a funny species we are. :-)
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on Note to self at Sheepish
With each passing year I realize that I don't do extremes very well...Spring and Autumn are my times. xo
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on Note to self at Sheepish
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IF summer arrives this year, and if for even one second you are thinking of complaining about +40, remember -40 and shut those thoughts down! More cold and snow on the way....I have taken a liking to checking out the following on instagram: #sendaplowandwhiskey. It just about sums things up. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Sheepish
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I feel there is nothing quite so lovely as a pile of snow showing off it's sparkles under a sky of blue that only a cold sunny winter day can produce. The pull to make snow angels is strong on days like this. To throw off the weight of adulthood... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Sheepish
Yes...it is true. I know that I would not like living somewhere that didn't show signs that someone lives and loves there. Yet, it is hard to keep reminding myself of the worth of those flaws. Thanks for the perspective.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2015 on Around these parts at Sheepish