Monday, February 14, 2011

a heart on the fourteenth

while finishing a chapter before i head out for a short run, i looked down to see this heart on my hand.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

the end

the first year was enjoyable and the second year has not been so much. so, i'm finished. i may post* a photo here or there, but daily posts will not continue.
it's been fun.

*if you are a subscriber or use google reader, no need to check back, as they will appear automatically.

Monday, January 17, 2011


where it happened.*

theme of the monday is rest...where rest happened.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


thursday: a day off and a little extra sleep
friday: "hug or high 5" option at the end of the day, when i send kids home after having been a substitute in their class.
saturday: watching my nonexistent basketball, but full of smiles on the court gene be passed on to one of my boys, but also know that same boy received his shot from his dad, equaling a fairly decent, smiling little ball player
sunday: finally getting a vegan, no added sugar/sweeteners granola recipe to work and writing it down
monday: snow days with my boys and skippyjon jones
tuesday: watching my boys sled and play outside, knowing it means rounds of hot chocolate throughout the day
wednesday: baking hostess gifts and smuckers peanut butter jars and my adventures with chas and the tooth fairy.

Monday, January 10, 2011


resting at the end of the day with bowls (popcorn & football).

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011


eighteen(point)zeroseven @ an eight(semicolon)fortyfive pace with a climb of nineteenforty.
i am doing it.

Friday, January 7, 2011


~ 1cup soft butter, 1 1/3 cups raw cane sugar, a glug of molasses, a splash of haitian vanilla and 2 eggs all placed in kitchen aid stand mixer with whisk looking attachment - mix on medium
~ next, add 2 cups of unbleached flour, 1/3 cup wheat flour, a pinch and then another of sea salt, 1 tsp baking soda, a little ground flax and wheat germ and maybe a few oats, a little cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg or cloves or my favorite "mixed baking spices" made by tropical heat
~ mix on low to start then gradually move to medium speed. unless you like the big puff! that happens when you head straight for high speed, which, i agree is fun some days. if you like that, skip low and medium and smile.
~ finally, remove bowl from mixer and mix in dark chocolate chips. eat some dough and give a spoon to others near. after that's been enjoyed, then spoon onto cookie sheets and bake at 370 until the middle is still squishy and the edges golden.
~ not much fun to make when sugar and dairy are not part of your current diet
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Thursday, January 6, 2011


i am comforted by something that i have not been comforted by before, ( ).

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


thursday: the bulk spice section at mama jean's
friday: the end of 2010 and 17 miles in a tank
saturday: parades,, snacks as meals, football bowl games, pj's, tub soak, naps all equaling new years day
sunday: letter writing
monday: the excited feeling i had when it was time to pick my boys up from school
tuesday: the people i have met in airports, traveled with and still have in my life
wednesday: chaos and questions bringing me to a point of beginning to understand. (kind of)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


i'm taking a different look at play today, because i am feeling rather unplayful. too many tasks to accomplish before the day ends. the usual playfulness i have inside has been overtaken by details and schedules, budgets and lousy attempts at spreadsheets. so i'm looking forward to the playful days ahead and with anticipation of those days, i am off to plan.
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Monday, January 3, 2011


i moved the couch to the where the sun was shining through the window, landing perfectly in the spot where i would lay. i grabbed a blanket and a book, propped my feet on one end, the broken end, and my head on a pillow at the other end.
there, that's where i rested.
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for nearly two hours i moved the couch around my living room, requiring me to also move the dining table and chairs and a rug, so i could stay in the sunshine. i kinda feel like a kitty today. i just don't have the tail, but am working on the purr.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Friday, December 31, 2010


last meal prepared and served of 2010:
turkey, curried sweet thai rice, smashed sweet potatoes, mixed greens salad, green chili corn, crusty whole grain bread and plain ol' peas and malbec.
snacks for the rest of the night:
5 kinds of cheese, apples, pears and grapes, ice cream sundaes, salty brownies and sparkling wine and grape juice.
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010


thursaday: jonathan's birthday and well wishes for another year
friday: snow falling on a creed family christmas eve with everyone happy in new pj's and the kids gathered around me to listen to their new new christmas eve book
saturday: the child that changed my world, still does, Jesus.
sunday: kitchen time with dottie cate
monday: a fun late night of junior high cheer leading, prom dresses and shoes, and belly laughter watching videos on you tube.
tuesday: unexpectedly running in to old friends and catching up
wednesday: final fireside morning of the year with coffee and the scriptures, even if it really isn't cold enough or snowing

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010


my body chilled to the bone after a windy and flury-filled run, but my heart was quickly warmed when I spotted a bald eagle resting in an old oak tree. then it took flight in the sky right above me.

strong and graceful and beautiful.
a gift?
after it disappeared in the distance, i headed to the side of the fire i'd made earlier to warm my body.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


thursday: bad dreams ~ they give me an unexpected opportunity to cuddle and talk with my boys in the middle of the night
friday: classroom christmas parties and the opportunity i have to be in my boys classrooms to celebrate with each of them and their friends
saturday: the wisdom and stories of my elders
sunday: cinnamon-cheese-carmel corn mix from topsy's on the plaza in kansas city
monday: taking chas crhistmas shopping and watching him thoughtfully pick out a gift for his brother and sister. then watching him pull his "billfolder" out and spend every last penny he had and asking me to spot him a few
tuesday: a home full of mommas and kids with an oven working overtime
wednesday: roller coasters and carolers, thousands of twinkle lights and horse drawn carriages, funnel cakes and hot cocoa ~ an ozark holiday at silver dollar city

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


thursday: baby creed
friday: being up to my elbows in icing, sprinkles, candy, giggles and kiddos making gingerbread houses
saturday: all in one day...being lost on a run with people i enjoy. finding our way back to a road. asking for directions and in the reply hearing the words "gobblers knob. shared breakfast and later that day dinner together
sunday: church held around our table over a breakfast meal and for the great questions my boys and their friend asked
monday: letters
tuesday: working
wednesday: an afternoon in my kitchen baking treats for some i love and others i appreciate.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


training play.
in an hour or so, i'll switch from fuzzy boots to running shoes to go for a run with elliott. at the end we will play tag, fun way to sprint.
(photo is my trunk this afternoon. most always, it has a change of clothes, running & cycling shoes, soccer ball and other necessary items for a boymom.)
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Monday, December 13, 2010


definition today of rest: the downward drag of my thumb on the screen of my phone, turning off my alarm and allowing me 9 extra minutes of sleep.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010


wrong turn on the trail.
found junk yard, nope, it was someone's yard.
ran quickly past the house and off the property.
found road.
latitude not connecting.
stopped car and asked for directions.
"go thata way an' makea left at gobblers knob, it'll put you a few miles frum town."
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Friday, December 10, 2010


no spandex or running shoes aloud dinner party

we wake early, run in below freezing temperatures, rain, sunshine and watch the sunrise many mornings together. we run on roads and trails and in races. we encourage each other and become better as individuals because of that.
we are friends.
tomorrow i will host them in my home for a dinner party. masala potato soup, crusty whole grain bread and butter, apple slices, walnuts, honey and four kids of cheese, wine and s.pellegrino. finishing the meal with two dark chocolate desserts*, one salty and the other minty, washed down with roasted a few days ago, coffee from rwanda.

here's the first 365:self:rmcn dinner invitation extended ~ if you are a regular wear-er of spandex and running shoes come join us. i, we, would love to have you.

*today is dessert making for can you go wrong with the ingredients pictured? you can't.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


"...blessed is she who has believed that what the
Lord has said to her will be accomplished!" ~luke 1:45
to have the faith of a child and the ability to pray without abandon. i am learning from the hand i hold. from the Scriptures we read together and then we prayed.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


thursday: christmas songs sung by 9 year olds, a little off key, but with much, much heart and then a few hours later for singing too loud in the car, on a curvy road with my daddy, using microphones made of twizzlers and a water bottle.
friday: walking the streets of a new city at night with a hero
saturday: being toasted and loved, running and dancing, loving back
sunday: flowers in a vase on the windowsill given by little hands
monday: finding the most perfect christmas tree in the woods near our home. one that is perfectly too big and charliebrownish, but is truly the kind of tree i've wanted all my life.
tuesday: supportive running partners, who have become friends
wednesday: a day spend with teak, creating with our hands gifts to give and sharing a delicious meal and midday toast.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


a must.
makes my heart beat
and my
dimples bigger.
(a very, very good thing.)

Monday, December 6, 2010