"The flow of creativity feels like an avalanche of joy and wonder. Being open to that possibility creates connections with everything." - Feline Dreamers

Monday, October 18, 2010

Craving...Doing...Being (Thankful)

I got tagged by my friend at Surviving the Suburbs (simply because I read her entry, heh heh), so I figured I'd play along...

- a good book (I just need to pick one from my "to read" piles, having just finished The Faery Reel)
- having the Subaru back once again (can you say, transmission fail?)
- hot chocolate (when I'm out in the chilly air)

- attending a bunch of soccer games (I only like sports when my kids are the ones playing, though)
- recording guided meditations for Feline Dreamers
- enjoying a lot of journal writing lately

thankful for:
- my delightful family
- getting to go out dancing a couple of times lately
- sunshine

If you read, consider yourself tagged. Leave a comment with your thoughts, or post your own on your blog or website. It's like a chain letter, only easier.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Photo Essay

I have so many friends who are terrific photographers that you'd think I'd be intimidated. But actually I've been inspired lately, and have been taking lots of photos. BlackLion and I decided to do our own photos for our weekly e-newsletter, Dream Journal, and that's been fun. I'm a joyful amateur. So, taking a cue from a couple of my favorite blogs, On Bradstreet and Frog Creek, here's a fall photo essay on what we've been up to lately.

Dryst and ElvenTiger have been doing fall soccer. Dryst in particular has been so involved with soccer this year...
...that he's on two teams.

We've celebrated a bunch of autumn birthdays, including Star-dog, who is now seven.

I've done some scrapbooking, with a helpful assistant.

We participated in the Maine Wholeschoolers' 4-H display (and ElvenTiger also won first prize for her cookies!).

Enjoyed our backyard...

...and the river nearby.

ElvenTiger has been working on her Halloween costume. She's going to be a Mord'Sith, from the Legend of the Seeker TV series (which is based on the Sword of Truth series of fantasy books by Terry Goodkind).

We've been hanging out with friends a lot, and took a road trip to meet some online friends in person.

 Which was a lot of fun, but I was too busy enjoying the party to take pictures, I guess. The same goes for several other gatherings recently. I guess I'm more likely to take nature photos, so here are a few examples.

This was a pink house I saw on a walk, and I just thought it was pretty with the sunlight on it.

Our friends got a new kitten, Alice.

She seems to like ElvenTiger.

And not to forget...we've been lounging around, too.

(He's tired out from reading all those books!)

Well, that's some of what we've been up to. Hope you enjoyed it!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More Lynx

I mean, links, although of course lynx are beautiful creatures. :)

Here are links to three blog posts I've enjoyed recently. I admit that I'm being lazy by posting them rather than writing my own, but hey, so what? Life calls. Today I'm making lasagna for Quester's birthday dinner, cleaning the house, soccer practice (of course), and various other things. By the way, my sweet Subaru is ill again, so send her some healing vibes. She'll be back, after a stay at the car hospital, with a new transmission to add to her new engine.

Without further ado, I give you:

An article for those who prefer online communication to phone calls (although being there in person is still best):

How to be a good friend (something I totally need work on):

And why we should admit we're not perfect:

Let me know what you think! Now back to my regularly-scheduled, imperfect, fun, and blessedly incomplete life.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Hey Unschooling Types!

I just thought you might like to know that episode 4 of our podcast, the PawedCats Podcast, has some cool unschoolish content. So....check it out!

Here's how:

I guess I'm into sharing links today. I hope you enjoy them!

The Dish About Food...

...from Abraham.


My favorite quotes from this: "Make friends with your food." - Abraham

"We're surprised any of you can find anything to eat. Because somebody has written a book about everything, about why you should not eat it." - Abraham

Monday, October 04, 2010

Sunday, October 03, 2010

A Quiet Sunday

"Before you speak, ask yourself: is it kind, is it true, is it necessary, does it improve upon the silence?" - Shirdi Sai Baba