Coree's 2014 List

Here’s my list for this year – feel free to comment with some of your own.

  • Snow flurries on Thanksgiving Night.
  • Homeschooling children, for the time we get to spend together, all the time, and the accompanying reminder that I have a LOT of spiritual work to do.
  • Ditto for self-employment.
  • A good growing season, an abundant harvest, and its end.
  • Reading aloud, with my children, and my husband.
  • Honest heat from the wood burning stove, and enough wood to keep it going, come what may.
  • Friends in unexpected places.
  • Children grown enough that they are no longer so tethered to my body – expanding possibilities.
  • Turning 40.
  • Iridescent feathers on the backs of our chickens.
  • Canoeing on still cold water with my daughter.
  • Laughing with Levon.
  • Bright stars – quiet nights.
  • Oh heck, the whole beautiful Living World!
  • Learning to crochet.
  • Loss, and the learning that comes along with it.
  • Creative outlets, any way they come (like the Radical Farmwives blog!).
  • Roasted sweet potatoes in three colors – white, purple, and orange.  Wow.
  • Homemade miso soup with daikon radishes and plenty of garlic on a cold night.
  • Bake It Like You Mean It by Gesine Bullock Prado
  • Terry Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching series.
  • Shakespeare’s The Tempest (movie with Helen Mirren)
  • Springsteen’s “High Hopes”
  • oh, and a saying: “if its not the chickens, its the feathers”

I could go on and on.  And I’m thankful for that, too.

One Reply to “Coree's 2014 List”

  1. What a fabulous post! I was just commenting to Danika that I was saddened by the lack of your submission this year. I have always looked forward to your list. Then, lo-and-behold, I found a message (asking for posting assistance)from you buried in some unlikely cyber-category.
    So here you are! Also, very much enjoyed visiting your blog with all its’ beautiful photos. You actually grow rice?!?!?
    ~from Karima

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