{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Share your moment here and look for others at SouleMama.

My whole day was a {this moment}. I am breaking the “rule” and sharing bits of it with lots of pictures rather than one picture with no words. Just because.

I made yogurt for the first time. It is delicious. Here is the recipe.


I rinsed the sprouts…


…then I fed the sourdough sponge.


The daily bread was made.


Then another sourdough recipe tried. It is beautiful and very good but does not taste like sourdough so I will not share the recipe.


It was a little after 9a when I made the bed…


…and then tried to dry my linens outside in 60mph gusts.


For our camping scout, our day of horsemanship for the older girls, and a day in the Capitol with the littlest ones, I made jerky…

…and granola bars


…and chocolate protein balls.


And then I packed the scout’s in reusables that can be lost.


I packed the girls’ reusables (an with a napkin).



I packed the snack box for our family that will be only four for many hours.


The pizza dough for the evening was mixed, kneaded, and left to rise.


Then it was 12:30 and time to serve lunch.

While the children ate lunch, I mended a pair of ski bibs that a friend would be by to borrow. I should have taken a photo. It wasn’t a bad 3-corner tear repair.

Then, with a sweet 7 year old beside me working on his double-plus-one facts, I knitted past the first decrease row.


My sweet friend came by to borrow the bibs. While she was here she shared some sad news. I am still waiting to hear an update…

Then I knitted some more and we worked on doubles-plus-ones some more.

It was 330p.

I shuttled my scout to his camp out where he set his tent just before the rain.

And what a rain it was. I was on the interstate and had I been able to get onto the shoulder, I would have. I was in tears by the time it broke. I do not like driving in the rain.

After working with a student to the west, I headed home. While reflecting on my day and listening to my iPod, I thought the tune

Sister, you got it good.

Then… This songplayed next.

I drove the rest of the way home in dry silence.