Magical Moment Mondays: Labor

“How can labor be magical?” you might ask. Sure it is Labor Day, so I could not resist the topic, but indeed, I find labor quite magical. Consider a big project that requires lots of labor. To me there is nothing as satisfying as laboring and seeing the fruits of my efforts. My husband andContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Labor”

Magical Moment Mondays: Fireflies

It’s that time of year when nighttime brings a special bug to light. At dusk fireflies blink on and off, giving the eyes a workout as they dart here and there to catch the passing light. I called them lightening bugs or fireflies interchangeably when I was a girl. I remember how I would catchContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Fireflies”

Magical Moment Mondays: Frozen Drinks

My thoughts are drifting lately. And when they drift, I imagine sitting under an umbrella, beachside with a cold frozen drink in my hand. Possibly a Mai Tai or maybe a Mango Daiquiri or perhaps a Margarita or the ever-popular Pina Colada. All yum! I actually have frozen drinks all year round. Most mornings IContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Frozen Drinks”

Flower Fridays: Fern

Fern is a magical plant. They begin as a tightly wound disk called fiddleheads that are delicious sautéed up in evoo with some garlic. And when they unfurl they are beautiful plants that 1) the deer won’t eat, 2) do fine in shade and 3) are lovely additions to flower arrangements. With so many varietiesContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Fern”

Magical Moment Mondays: Group Meditation

As some solace in the midst of the never-ending cold of this past winter, I joined a drop-in weekly meditation group. I continue to go almost every week, where for 45 minutes we sit together to meditate. At the midpoint of the session someone reads a contemplative piece that we discuss over tea afterwards. IContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Group Meditation”