In January I wrote that I'd write more frequently on my blog, but that hasn't happened. The post-Christmas lockdown has been intense due to the school closures! My daughter is now in the senior cycle, meaning she sits her leaving certificate exam next year. She's in higher level classes which require a lot of studying.… Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Boy’s Sleeveless Sweater
As Black History Month concludes, I wanted to share with my readers what I've been exploring over the last 4 weeks. I enjoy reading a diverse selection of books all year round, but I focused primarily on the Black experience during February. Books GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER by Bernadine Evaristo I received this book for my… Continue reading Black History Month in Review
I live in a quiet cul-de-sac not far from town. There are roughly 10 houses in my estate, and everyone keeps to themselves. Most of us have been neighbors for 20 years. Not much happens at the best of times. These days the silence is deadening. As lockdown has progressed, I've noticed a change in… Continue reading Please Mr. Postman
I've done well until now to resist the temptation of starting something new. I'm still struggling to finish the JW Anderson cardigan which is a gift for my son. I've knit all of the panels and have sewn some together. I'm still knitting the cuffs, ribbing, collar, and button hole strip. Even though I'm on… Continue reading WIP Wednesday- Campside Shawl
The world watches as grownups take charge.
I have a story to share with you. Dreams come true. If you believe in yourself, anything is possible! In my 20's, I heard this sort of rhetoric all of the time in popular culture and thought it was true. Maybe it is, but not for everyone. Over the years, my motto has shifted. Last… Continue reading Want Some Good News?
This week has been a strange mixture of happiness, contentment, and hope, as well as one filled with fear, sadness, shock. I am still processing. A few days ago, I experienced the joy of receiving two care packages for our family; one was filled with homemade food (vegetarian soup, sourdough bread, and chocolate chip cookies),… Continue reading If “America is Family,” What Does That Mean for Me?
Ireland recently entered its third lockdown. According to an article I read last autumn, we have some of the strictest restrictions in the world. In fact, the study found that the measures imposed by NPHET and the Irish Government are tougher than any seen in the whole of Europe, Asia, Australia, America, Canada and the majority… Continue reading Isolation Day 4
I have never used a planner, but am so excited to begin 2021 with my copy of the Brave Sis Journey Journal! It's the perfect organisational tool to set goals this year and map step by step how to achieve them. What sets it apart from other planners, is that it highlights the achievements of… Continue reading Have You Discovered the 2021 Brave Sis Journey-Journal?
Happy New Year! True to my word, I'm posting for the second day in a row, in an effort to blog more frequently this year. Some days I might only share a photograph or a few paragraphs. I don't have any big blogging goals or even New Year's Resolutions. I just want to keep writing… Continue reading Day One