Today I am…





Oh, my. Where exactly have I been? I'm really indulging in this sporadic posting and it has shifted my rhythm enough that now I am struggling to find time to connect with you all each week. Sorry for the quiet over here! I have been thinking about you so much.

And what a busy time we've entered! Handcrafting holiday gifts. Running a business during its busiest season. Homeschooling. Running a house. Completing and preparing to ship dozens of holiday orders of silks and dolls. (Aren't they sweet?)

Yes, today I am getting centered, making a list, and finding gratitude for my new-found rhythm and a bit of order in the chaos that is December.

Today I'm finding gratitude and appreciation for all that is good.

I am loving the rhythm that having a new puppy has brought to our family. Daily walks and countless trips outside are keeping me grounded in a way I didn't expect. I am deeply appreciative of the life the puppy has brought back to our old dog Jasper, and their endless hours of play. (And Jasper, I am deeply appreciative that you have been puppy-sitting a bit each day. That has been a life-saver for me.)

I am marveling a the bigness of my children and the brightness of their relationship. They are, as they put it, best friends. (Not always, but often enough for me to focus on it.)

And then there are the little comforts. Today I am thankful for Pete fixing our espresso machine. I know. It's a luxury. But it makes that transition from sleep to wake so lovely. And a second-hand machine means frequent surprising jets of steam from this machine in places it isn't suppose to steam. And frequent mornings of tea, not coffee. I am so thankful for a partner who is a fixer. This I never take for granted.

I am humbled and honored to have been asked to contribute to the Beauty that Moves Whole Food Kitchen e-course. Coming in 2012 I'll be adding my perspective on what healthy, whole foods have meant in our home. Heather's blog is beautiful and inspiring and I'm thrilled to be joining her, along with a few other inspiring blogger mamas.

And today I am thinking ahead to a weekend, together as family, making, doing, cleaning, and decorating for the coming celebrations. Yes. That is just what I need.

 P.S. I'll be hosting a giveaway this weekend, so do check back!

10 thoughts on “Today I am…

  1. lori says:

    Rachel good to hear from you. This season I’ve done something I’ve never done – I gave myself permission to be ok with not sending Christmas cards. It’s been an amazing gift. I’ve had time in the evenings to take the kids on walks and look at lights or just play without my mind preoccupied with cards. Hhhmmmm yes very nice.

  2. Mousy Brown says:

    Sounds perfect! I did Heather’s 30 day vegan course this summer and it was wonderful – you will fit in just right 😀
    Ps thank you for your kind response on my last comment…flu distracted me before I could say thank you!

  3. Dayle says:

    What is book in the picture? I’ve been thinking of making a mouse for my son. We were just reading Stewart Little. We also love the toadflax books.
    I do enjoy your posts. Thank you.

  4. Rachel Wolf says:

    Its a sewing pattern for Toadflax! (At least I think so since one character is named Wilfred Toadflax!) We picked it up just for the shear cuteness. Its called The Brambly Hedge Pattern Book by Sue Dolman, circa 1985. 🙂

    Enjoy, Rachel

  5. Pamela R says:

    I was also thinking of making a mouse for a Stuart Little loving friend and found this one on ravelry, if you are a knitter: Wee Mouse by Raynor Gellatly

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