Archive for October, 2010

catnip

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

woozle on catnip

One pinch and the entertainment level goes way, way up around here.

- Estyn

good pain

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

I’m terribly sore this morning, and it’s not because I have some weird illness no one can diagnose!  It’s because my Thursday Boot Camp class was really challenging.  My brain thinks “pain is pain” but my soul is happy I’m finally able to work-out to fatigue.

-Katy

care package

Monday, October 18th, 2010

I’m enjoying the unexpected package that came in the mail today, filled with loving treats.

care package

care package

Thanks Katy!

- Estyn

late summer

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

I cannot believe how sunny and warm it still is, here in mid-October.  Day after day of sun and warm breezes.

-Katy

gray

Friday, October 15th, 2010

I love it when someone mistakes my prematurely gray hair for a fancy frosted dye job.

- Estyn

college

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

I live in a college town, where I tend to think a lot about the seamy underside of everything.  Because I work in violence prevention and mental health.  And because I hate football. (And, let’s be honest, because I’m the kind of person who needs a gratitude blog.)

But this fall I’ve been really enjoying a new feeling, that I get to live in a town where thousands of people are dedicated to teaching and learning.  Where we have these gorgeous halls built for studying new ideas and inventing new things.  Where I can imagine that I’m at Princeton with Michelle Obama or Oxford with Bertie Wooster.

-Katy

harvest bounty

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

I’m temporarily a member of two different community farms, I sure wish I had canning skills & extra time!  It brings happy feelings of bounty and abundance.

-Katy

autumn!

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

-Katy

the watcher

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

My friend Kevin in San Francisco has been photographing a neighborhood dog for over a year. I love the pictures — here’s one.

The Watcher.

You can see the whole series here.

- Estyn

changing weather

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Today I’m grateful that my emotional weather front has moved on. Yesterday I was aching and sick and miserable, today I woke up happy and healthy. My brain would like to get involved in the process, analyzing and assessing and figuring out why I felt bad, why I feel better.

But my body overrode that impulse this morning, and suggested that instead we run the dog in the frost covered field, and work out with Iggy Pop before the work day started.

This too shall pass!

-Katy