by Garrett on November 23, 2014

1. God

2. Closeness

3. Making pumpkin kale bean soup and salad

4. A stove

5. Cassie polishing silver so generally we can have nice things as opposed to “this is why we can’t have nice things.” She imagines she’s doing it for the queen but I don’t see another queen around here.

6. Coffee with women

7. November light

8. A walk with Mr. Peabody along the river as he sniffs everything and takes a roll – well, many of them, and people who like dogs greet him affectionately.

9. Fallen leaves good for composting

10. This day which the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad


Children’s Festival

by Crystal Pirri on November 22, 2014

1. Fun with Ava’s bff and her mom
2. A festval of weird moms- just like me:)
3. Sweet offers from Amy
4. Saw Kathleen, Andrea, Julia, Miss R, Becky, Melanie and more- all under one roof!
5. The new people I met who I hope to run into again
6. Cookie fairy (don’t we all need one of those)
7. Facing my own shortcomings, sometimes with my chin up
8. New mags to read
9. Tiny things to populate the advent boxes
10. This


by Garrett on November 22, 2014

1. God
2. Roasted root vegetables
3. Warm house
4. Getting from place to place
5. Walking over the hill despite the fierce west wind
6. Newer computers for some of the students
7. Something to look forward to
8. A now to appreciate
“No matter what I do or say,
Sometimes I grump, when I don’t get my way,
I want ya all to know,
I’m happy to be here today.”
Sheila Jordan singing on Bob Moses’s record When Elephants Dream of Music



by Crystal Pirri on November 21, 2014

David Lebovitz’s book My Paris Kitchen
Making snowflakes with my daughter
Ideas for Christmas
Pulling out A Child’s Christmas in Wales, which Garrett sent, looking forward to reading it this year
Prepping Advent calendars
The woman who said her wish is to be the one who rocks babies in heaven- she’ll hold them before they come down to earth
Heart opening


Cold comfort

by Sally on November 20, 2014

  1. Change
  2. Awareness
  3. The company of four cats, one dog & Den
  4. Unconditional love
  5. Pure vanilla extract
  6. Feedback
  7. A good car heater
  8. Understanding
  9. Knowing a warm-up is coming
  10. Sleep



by Crystal Pirri on November 20, 2014

Winter-time is here
Garrett’s apples (how do you like them?)
Giggle time with little ones
Pure joy
Self realization
Working on a breakthrough
Not having to go out in the cold
Incredible resources
This, all of it


by Garrett on November 20, 2014

1. God
2. Loaner cars
3. Eating apples so I can answer if someone says “how you like them apples?”
4. Root vegetables
5. A warm coat
6. Walking with Mr. Peabody who doesn’t mind the cold
7. Cats that snuggle close
8. A record waiting for me at the library
9. Talking with David and Chris about plans
10. Open hearts and open minds


How do I want to feel?

by Crystal Pirri on November 19, 2014

  1. Asking, how do I want to feel? And making decisions from that
  2. A wonderful, dear friend who makes my heart heal just by being herself
  3. Another, newer friend who I am slowly getting to know and adore
  4. Homemade cinnamon rolls
  5. Compassion
  6. My grandparents, and the resources for my grandpa
  7. Planning Thanksgiving
  8. My most precious and lovely daughters
  9. The opportunity to be in their lives
  10. This


by JeanG. on November 19, 2014

  • Crystal’s new Creative Spiritual Women!
  • Appreciating these warm (30’s) sunny days :)
  • Thanksgiving plans
  • To-do’s coming in bunches…
  • …and taking them o n e  at a time :)
  • Coconut oil
  • Organic bananas
  • Pineapple
  • Christmas list
  • Time



by Crystal Pirri on November 18, 2014

  1. My adorable Ava
  2. Gatherings for a good purpose
  3. Not needing to push the envelope so much anymore
  4. Cold air
  5. Warm sweaters
  6. Tea
  7. Stories by Reg Down
  8. Saying what I need
  9. Paying attention
  10. thank you for all of this