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My Oma’s scarf

It’s been 7 years since my Oma died.  I have one of the acrylic sweaters she knit me in our window seat – where we keep our warmest sweaters.  Even though i replaced it with a wool one, i haven’t got rid of it yet.  But it’s just sitting there and hidden too – i should just let it go. 

Besides i have something to make up for it.  One of my Oma’s scarves was hiding amongst my stacks of fabric.  Now it’s covering a pillow in our living room.  A far better tribute i think. 


Art line

In our new main-floor bathroom, there’s a spot to hang the kid’s artwork.  Here is a collection of Gabe’s: 

(Under-counter ikea hack found here.)


It is December 17 and 5 degrees.  We don’t really need to be warmer.  But Reuben is happy in his new (larger) sleep sack

 And our feet are happier walking on white oak rather than ceramic tile.  

The Before Shot (actually about 2 years ago when Gabey was a long-haired 2 year old) : 

And the floor today, stained and oiled:  


An infant rarely lets you sit for tea, but i found the opportunity this afternoon while the older boys were drawing and Reuben was napping. A moment of grace.

It is wintry outside but we are warm and dry.


I have been loving a homemade chai tea lately. Much cheaper and easier than braving the cold walk to Starbucks.