Sunday, February 6, 2011


I'm so not motivated to blog these days... life is very busy, though it mostly seems as though nothing is ever accomplished. It's depressing. So here's my fill-in-the-blanks attempt to get back into it.


Outside my window... a blustery wind. This morning it was pouring rain. The weather is never boring at this time of year.

I am thinking... about love. And letting go. And sacrifice. And growing up.

I am thankful for... friends. tea with lemon. a car that runs. chocolate. jeans that fit. new books to read.

From the learning rooms... Ellie loves math best of all. And she's developing into a rather good artist. She sketched a mug today, from several different viewpoints. I was quite impressed.

From the kitchen... soup. ahhhhh, soup. Greek red lentil, today. so good.

I am wearing... warmth. not fashion.

I am creating... costumes. Yes, it is that time of year again. Drama time. This year, it's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Right now I'm working on Aslan's costume.

I am going... round in circles. And, predictably, getting dizzy.

I am reading... stacks and stacks of books. Being sick seems to open up time for that - not much motivation for anything beyond lounging around on the couch. I just finished reading Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card. Loved it.

I am hoping... for sunshine.

I am hearing... silence. At last. I crave it; wait for it all day long.

Around the house... a mess. We've all been sick, in turns; not much has been done. I will have to work like a maniac tomorrow, though, because we have guests coming in the evening. Fortunately they are friends, and I don't feel the need to impress them...

A few plans for the rest of the week:
  • menu planning and grocery shopping
  • a photo walk : I've heard that we're supposed to get sunshine on Wednesday
  • sorting and purging one room... to start with. I'm frustrated with how quickly stuff accumulates.
Here is picture that I am sharing...
not a terribly great photo... my attempt at finding beauty in all this rain...
More daybook pages can be found here.

1 comment:

  1. I love your honesty...if you visited my house I'm sure it would be the same as yours! We love living in it rather than keeping immaculate and ready for inspection. And your rain picture is really good. So difficult to get the timing right and the splash is lovely and high. I'd love to take a picture like that!


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