A Happy List – Late Summer

The past several months, at times, have had me acting a little more doom-and-gloom than I’d like. Although I’ve always been pretty terrible at keeping up a regular gratitude practice, I have been consciously trying to label things that bring me joy more. Here are a few lately. * Sun-ripened tomatoes from the yard rinsed …

Letting My Harry Potter Freak Flag Fly + Thoughts on Cursed Child

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A Raven in the Snow

 Her first glimpse at the snow this morning Last winter, Raven was too young to appreciate the snow too much, so we didn’t take her outside hardly at all. This year, we were actually kind of excited for the first snow–we were excited to see her reaction to this strange cold white phenomenon that had …

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Things That Bring Me Joy: Fresh Cut Flowers

I have a confession to make: I buy myself flowers. Like, all the time. Sometimes (maybe two or three times a year), I’ll receive a beautiful bouquet, usually of roses, from my thoughtful hubby. Often, these occasions accompany some holiday (Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc.), and they never fail to bring me joy when they do happen. …