Jan 28

Haiku 1081

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Tags: , , , January 28th, 2013

by Alison

by Alison

Tell me what to do,

God. Goddess. The Universe.

I’m out of ideas.

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Jan 27

Haiku 1079

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Tags: , , , , , January 27th, 2013

by Alison

by Alison

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dreaming of sunshine

while enduring a few more

days of arctic wind

This little sun wearing sunglasses makes me smile. What is it? It’s a felted soap, lovingly needle felted by my partner in soap making, Clara. We have a little shop called Soap Fu on Etsy and we have a blast being creative and business partners. Clara is not loving winter much these days, so when she made these suns I knew exactly what was on her mind. Spring! Summer! Beach outings and flower picking! I like winter myself and Clara has asked me to stop praying for more snow. After this past week of single digit temperatures I am starting to agree. Come early spring! In the meantime, I am enjoying any images (and scents) of spring and summer. Everybody, stay warm in the meantime!

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Jan 26

Haiku 1078

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Tags: , , , , January 26th, 2013

by Alison

by Alison

braiding her hair

I remember the feeling of

someone braiding mine

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Jan 21

Haiku 1075

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Tags: , , , January 21st, 2013

by Alison

by Alison

payroll tax increase?

P-shaw. I’ll just get my hair

cut out of a barn.

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Well, not literally out of a barn. I just liked the way that sounded and it made my country life seem all that more country. I’ve actually gotten the name of a woman who cuts hair out of her basement and she charges a third of what my hairdresser (who is fabulous) usually charges. I feel bad to discontinue with my present hairdresser because he is the nicest guy, he charges a reasonable rate and he does great work. But it’s time for me to make a change.

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Jan 19

Haiku 1074

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Tags: , , , January 19th, 2013

by Alison

by Alison

seven little drops

of chocolate Stevia

makes my coffee sweet

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If you are looking to reduce your sugar intake, I highly recommend Stevia! It has zero calories and it’s all natural. I’m happiest with a little sweetness in the morning so this has been a great find for me.

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Jan 16

Haiku 1072

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Tags: , , January 16th, 2013

by Alison

by Alison

dreaming up summer

homeschooling themes: Da Vinci,

Water, Bugs, what else???

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I don’t think we’ll be doing camp for Penny this summer but I don’t want to get caught up in a rut of still being in jammies at 10 am. So I thought… home school summer camp! The teacher in me is already thinking up themes. Definitely a Da Vinci week. Then some summer/ nature themes. I’d love to do a country as well as some local NH themes. Not sure what else. Any ideas?

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Jan 14

Haiku 1070

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Tags: , , January 14th, 2013

by Alison

by Alison

Monday rolls around

and it’s the same old, same old.

I pray for good news.

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Jan 12

Haiku 1068

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Tags: , , , , January 12th, 2013

by Alison

by Alison

Sometimes he’s macho –

other times he likes to use

cherry blossom soap

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This is meant to be a yin yang sort of character study in appreciation of my husband. B definitely has his “yang” qualities. He is (or used to be) a baseball fanatic. He can be very forward and aggressive when it comes to his interest. Other times he’s quiet and gruff. But he also has his gentler, more sensitive, more “yin” side to him. When I first got to know him I was stunned by the beautiful tapestries hanging in his apartment. They were delicate in a way that was very much in contrast with his video game collection. As I grew to know B he would sometimes surprise me, out of the blue, with sensitivity that was beyond the usual. Lately I have discovered that he also likes my handmade cherry blossom soap. It’s delightfully floral and I’m so glad B can appreciate it.

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Jan 10

Haiku 1066

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Tags: , , , January 10th, 2013

by Alison

by Alison

I welcome the good:

new yoga studio and

going dairy free

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Many friends and family know that this has not been an easy year for me and I have certainly had my days of feeling sorry for myself. But I’m trying to change that. Could positive energy attract the good? If I change my energy could my problems all of a sudden dissipate? Does like attract like and good attract good? I am not sure but I do know that entering a nurturing atmosphere (the lovely yoga studio) and returning to a diet that my body has always appreciated will bring me joy one way or another. Namaste everyone!

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Jan 08

Haiku 1064

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Tags: , , , , January 8th, 2013

by Alison

by Alison

Pretty ladybugs

climbing January’s snow.

How long can they go?

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