A Bringer of New Things

Musings on personal growth, books, motherhood, writing, and more. "Every hour is saved from that eternal silence, something more, a bringer of new things." – Tennyson

Creature Comforts Lately

This is a variation on my “Lovely Moments Lately” posts (which I keep meaning to do more of but keep forgetting). Being twenty weeks pregnant makes me crave creature comforts! And I … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 10 Comments

Lovely Moments Lately (Winter Weather Edition)

I kind of forgot about my “lovely moments” posts for a while, but I hope to start doing them more often, because I really like the practice of savoring little … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lovely Moments Lately

* Making, eating, and sharing these delectable chocolate-peppermint blondies * Letting my husband doodle on my arm with a pen, and looking down to see that he’d given me a “tattoo” of a … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Lovely Moments

Lovely moments in my life this past week… * Going on a fun dinner-and-a-movie date with my husband on Friday evening (we ate Mexican and saw The Giver) * Sitting … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Lovely Moments

Lovely moments from my life in the past week: * Camping! Every single moment there was glorious!!! * Writing in my journal till my hand cramped one nice evening outside … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lovely Moments

Some lovely moments in my life this week… * Driving on a semi-rural West Virginia road under the shade of trees and the intermittent sparkling of the sun * Chatting … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lovely Moments

Some lovely moments in my life this past week: * Singing “Rainy Days and Mondays” in my head yesterday while filing at work and glancing out the window at the … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lovely Moments

Some lovely moments from my life in the past two weeks… * Riding on a four-wheeler behind my husband, out on the land where we want to build a house * … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

Lovely Moments

Some lovely moments from my life in the past week… * Going back to bed on Sunday morning after feeding the cats, knowing I could sleep as long as my body … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · 6 Comments

Lovely Moments

Some lovely moments in my past week: * Re-reading Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince on the couch with two of my cats on my lap—and savoring the witty line from … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 8 Comments

Lovely Moments

Lovely moments from my life recently: * Hiking with friends in Kanawha State Forest * Lying in bed reading all afternoon on Sunday * Doing a mall outing with my … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lovely Moments

Lovely moments in my life in the past week: * Beyond lovely—a heavenly hour spent out on my in-laws’ land, taking in the views (more photos below), petting the two … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 2 Comments