Grab Bag Collage

Another Vein of Gold post. Sorry, it is eating my brain lately, so it's what you get to see. Here we were supposed work as fast as we could, grabbing thirty or so images that struck us from magazines, and make a collage without overthinking it. Overthinking it. Hahahaha. Well, I hit a couple walls … Continue reading Grab Bag Collage

What You Eat

Photo by Kai-Chieh Chan on Pexels.com This week in Spritual Practices class, we covered Eating Meditation and Walking Meditation. I was having an awkwardly laid out schedule, so I was starving just before class started and was eating pizza during the chat at the beginning. I'd forgotten it was Eating Meditation day and people were … Continue reading What You Eat

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

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

BYOB

I am taking an online writing class called BYOB - Blog Your Own Book. It's thirty-one days of blogging with a goal to use the posts to make an e-book at the end of the month. I've decided to blog my own adoption story from start to finish, with a few meanderings here and there … Continue reading BYOB

Organizing all the things

Over the weekend, my family cleaned out our garage. All four of us at once. Usually it's just me and one kid or the other, dragging things out and throwing them in the trash. It takes all day, sometimes two. This time I put my foot down and made everyone work together at once. Two … Continue reading Organizing all the things

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

Holiday Weekend, now back to writing

My dad came up to spend the July 4th weekend with us. He arrived Friday and we thought he was going home on Sunday, but he extended it to Monday to make some much needed repair calls for his house up here and now he's extended it one more day to meet the termite people … Continue reading Holiday Weekend, now back to writing

New Writing Planner

I always intend to blog more than I end up doing. I type up my morning pages and then think "I'll add to these and make a blog post." And then I end up dumping the info into a post and don't edit it or hit publish until a couple weeks or month or so … Continue reading New Writing Planner