The Vein of Gold

Before I knew I was going to be running behind on my BYOB project, I'd already signed up for this writing class/workshop/book discussion group covering Julia Cameron's The Vein of Gold. I have done a book by Julia Cameron before, many many years ago, called The Artist's Way, and then several years ago, I also … Continue reading The Vein of Gold

Prayer

Photo by Public Domain Pictures on Pexels.com In week four of our UU Spiritual Practices class, we covered prayer. From a UU standpoint, prayer is not necessarily to someone or some being, it is a way of being conscious of what is active in your heart. Basically, every day ask "Where is my spirit?" and … Continue reading Prayer

Artist Dates

Another one of Julia Cameron's big things is taking yourself on an Artist Date. Julia describes them thusly: "The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests you. The Artist Date need not be overtly “artistic”– think mischief more than mastery. Artist Dates fire up the imagination. They spark whimsy." A bajillion years ago when I … Continue reading Artist Dates

Keeping the Sabbath

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com So this week in Spiritual Practices class we covered "Keeping the Sabbath." If you know me well, you know the phrase "keeping the Sabbath" weirds me out. I spent a long time trying to shove my big round self into the little square hole of my husband's religion and "keeping … Continue reading Keeping the Sabbath

Finding Sanctuaries Where We Live

Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com This is week two of my Spiritual Practice Class. This week we talked about our spiritual practices in terms of what we do when, and where we do it all. In terms of Daily Practice, we discussed different kinds of mediation, like breathing exercises, journaling, or praying. We talked … Continue reading Finding Sanctuaries Where We Live

Thinking about what I should write

I get emails all the time from various writers trying to sell their latest books about writing, writing courses, etc. Sometimes they are full of interesting things, sometimes not so much. Today's message from bookfox.co caught my eye sent me down this rabbit hole: Write down your favorite album, your favorite movie, and your favorite … Continue reading Thinking about what I should write

Huge List of Activities to do with Kids during Covid-19

I started this document ages ago and have shared it with many friends, family members, and FB forums already. It's compiled from many, many different places: lists on facebook, travel websites, space websites, family websites, school websites. It's broken down into categories for ease of use: The Arts, Books, Celebrities, Coding, Crafts, Disney, Exercise, Food, … Continue reading Huge List of Activities to do with Kids during Covid-19

Summer of Themes 2020

School got out a couple weeks ago, but my family has been taking a little staycation. I spent some time working on my summer plan for the kids. With summer camps being out of the question, we went back to the drawing board and decided we were going to do another summer of themed days. … Continue reading Summer of Themes 2020

What Changes Will I Make Post-Pandemic?

Before all this happened, I didn't really think of my life as boring. I had my monthly family events (one for each extended family), weekly church, weekly writing groups, biweekly writing groups, PTA board meetings and events, kids marching band events and band concerts, and weekly dates with my husband. I feel like I normally … Continue reading What Changes Will I Make Post-Pandemic?

Our Quarantine Home Life

Sundays are fairly normal. My husband, Nick, gets up around 6:30am and exercises, then I get up and make some breakfast. The midkid and I watch our church service online instead of driving two minutes down the road. Nick and Greg make a grocery list, which Ree and I add to once our church is … Continue reading Our Quarantine Home Life