by Crystal Pirri on October 24, 2014

  1. Opportunities
  2. A clean home
  3. Fun playdates for my girls
  4. Helping a friend
  5. All things French
  6. Owning
  7. Opening
  8. Receiving greater levels of joy
  9. One moment at a time
  10. This



by Crystal Pirri on October 22, 2014

  1. Castles in the sky
  2. and building foundations under them (L.M.A.?)
  3. Shared interest with a dear friend
  4. Feeling “gotten”
  5. Ah, language
  6. Patience
  7. Doing what I can
  8. Hanging on to dreams (for if dreams go…life is a barren field, frozen with snow[quote?])
  9. Living dreams now, in this castle
  10. Amen



by Crystal Pirri on October 21, 2014

  1. I’ve never loved anyone as much as I do my daughters
  2. I am so honored to be their mom
  3.  And to have the honor of spending time with them
  4. I love to watch them interact with the world
  5. to see and taste and hear and learn and smell and try and practice and play
  6. And laugh
  7. Being a mom is absolutely the best thing I’ve ever done
  8. I wouldn’t trade it for the world
  9. I love my girls
  10. And every moment of this



by Crystal Pirri on October 20, 2014

  1. Little changes
  2. When routines are good and supportive and nice
  3. Breaking them when they aren’t
  4. Long days
  5. Friends who understand
  6. Space to move around
  7. Going with the flow
  8. Dried figs
  9. Patience
  10. This


by JeanG. on October 20, 2014

  • Marie, a real live person, who resolved our problem over the phone :)
  • Preparation
  • Loving our continuing Indian summer
  • Had our snow tires put on this morning…..before the snow flies :)
  • Great Montana Shake Out, Oct. 22 at 10:22 a.m.   Everyone Drop to the ground, Cover with a table or desk, Hold On for at least one minute.  Our State’s largest earthquake drill. 
  • Registering Gpa at a V.A. kiosk…at the bottom in small letters: are you vision impaired? ! 
  • Calling the National Do Not Call for our cell phone.  FYI: (888)382-1222
  • Raking our abundance of pine needles :)


by Garrett on October 20, 2014

1. God
2. Cutting the last flowers before the frost and filling vases
3. Dried herbs
4. Cloud bridges
5. Seeing John C. again
6. Questions answered in their own time
7. Questions unanswered
8. Countries within

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by Crystal Pirri on October 19, 2014

1. Our kitchen- I am in my element these days, cooking, baking, trying new things

2. Kombucha bottling day- love to chat at the scoby and tell him what a great job he’s doing (yes, I’m home alone with the kids a lot, why do you ask?)

3. Brisk autumn walk

4. Our wonderful neighbors, they are so hard-working and friendly

5. Finished a hat for A, starting one for H

6. Books that take me to other countries

7. Music, too

8. NZ Orange roughy with orange sauce- was so rich and delicious I could hardly believe it

9. Baby giggles


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Clouds and Skies

by Helen on October 19, 2014

Very Grateful for:

God’s companionship

beautiful clouds

successful travel: 6800 miles and 8 flights in 7 days

talented pilots

someone to sit by in church

seeing family friends for the first time in 30 years

remembering my password

an extension on my stats assignments

getting through a day-long meeting without my forgotten glasses

We’ve got to live no matter how many skies have fallen ~D.H. Lawrence



by Crystal Pirri on October 18, 2014

  1. My grandma
  2. Farmer’s market
  3. A full crisper of apples
  4. Baked apple slices (for dinner, after a late lunch- perfect)
  5. Reading cookbooks
  6. Overnight soaked steel-cut oats
  7. Much Ado About Nothing
  8. Rain
  9. Leaves spilling open
  10. This


In memory of Br. Thomas Shaw, SSJE

by Garrett on October 18, 2014

1. God
2. To you for tirelessly working towards a more open, affirming, compassionate church and world
3. For welcoming our family
4. For supporting Sarah throughout the ordination process
5. For blessing the pink house
6. Meeting you at the monastery and your kind whisper
7. For your kindness after Sarah made the change
8. For your embrace of Cassie and our family’s second iteration and your beautiful wedding gift
9. I was dismayed when you insisted that Sarah, who is now called Chris, take a leave of absence because of her/his next transition, it seemed punitive; and I was also moved when years later you acknowledged how your thinking evolved into acceptance (long road for us all, perhaps)
10. For your death with dignity, surrounded by your brethren, with reflections expressing sadness and above all, gratitude.

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