Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Spinning Spinning Spinning

This week has been a bit hectic at the office with my clients' children returning to school and opposing counsel(s) returning to the office after the holidays. New year's resolutions abound. I still haven't quite figured out what my goals should be.  Right now, I'm just "doing what's next" at a most basic level. I'm stumped when it comes to penning bigger goals or big picture goals.  I've made some positive steps though.  I'm working out with a trainer twice a week.  I'm also working with a therapist as well as a business coach in the wings that knows me and my business challenges.  And, I interviewed a young man earlier this week to help me with my practice. Now, I need to narrow my focus on what it is that I really really want to do with my practice.  Go big or streamline?  Hire someone and expand my caseload or stay solo and picky? There are pros and cons to both.  Risk and rewards.

Sunday, January 03, 2016


So in September we headed to Boston and Bar Harbor, Maine for our annual vacation with my husband's family.  We hiked, put our toes in the sand, played, and had a lot of great laughs with family at Acadia National Park.  Here's a few pics from our adventure at Sand Beach, Asticou, Elliot Mountain, Jordan Pond, Indian Point and the Cranberry Islands.


Sand Beach, Maine

Elliot Mountain, Maine

Ferry ride to the Cranberry Islands, Maine

Indian Point, Maine
Hike Around Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park

Asticou Gardens, Maine

What do you want?

So the past year I've taken a respite from blogging and writing. I often think about writing but once I sit down, I just can't write. I think it's because of guilt.  Guilt that I'm not spending that time with my daughter, or exercising, or working on my business. My new year's resolution is to give myself permission to do what my soul needs.  I need to write. I need to be creative. I need to find time for myself to discover.  Discover Who I am. What I Want. What I Want to Do. Now.  For the first time in my life, I am having difficulty articulating that which indicates that I'm at a crossroad.  I can keep moving forward which is always the default but that's just more of this restlessness, more spinning. I'm a goal oriented person.  I need a goal, a finish line, a checkpoint.  However, I can't seem to define the goal that I want to reach. I have so many what ifs, so many directions and choices. I've always looked within and then followed that pull but that pull is not going in a singular direction. I've started my practice. I became a parent. Now I'm trying to be a good mom and a successful attorney but there are areas that are suffering and time is short. I want to be healthy, fit so that I can give my daughter the gift of longevity. I want to have  a romantic relationship with my husband but a three year old will kill the mood every time and by the time we have a few moments to ourselves, we both reach for the pillow to catch some shuteye or the laptop to accomplish a few more work tasks. Round and round we go.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Oh Deer!

I just finished up this darling 37x37 quilt for a friend's baby boy who arrived this past week.  The fabric is from Moda's Oh Deer line.  I used charm packs and arranged the charms in plus signs throughout the quilt. For the back, I used the same line of fabric - brown with blue deer.  For the binding, I used blue with brown dots fabric from the Oh Deer line.  I love love love it!  It's a smallish quilt that will be perfect for tummy time.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sweet Baby Girl

I just finished up this sweet little baby girl quilt, onesies, and burp cloths for a dear friend of ours who just welcomed a baby girl.  It's been a few months since I have had the opportunity to sew for a baby girl so I had a lot of fun with this.  My friend is very sophisticated and has a classic sense of style so I opted for a more vintage look with the pinks on the quilt and burp cloths then threw a splash of the red polka dot on the appliques for the onesies.  I love it!