Since I was last here...
Everyone in our home is healthy once again.
My kiddos are back in school after a four day weekend (our county is saving money by closing down the schools resulting in many long weekends).
I truly enjoy having my kiddos home the extra days. This weekend we visited the space museum. We visited the library and read new books in our pj's. We watched this visually stunning film - i just love streaming movies through netflix.
I have been knitting a bit. A cardi for Abby.
I have been sewing a bit. I'll be able to share soon.
I have been snacking a lot. I like to eat my food directly off the cutting board. It's fun and there are fewer dishes to wash. (that's goat cheese on the crackers - yum.)
I have been folding laundry while listening to the soundtrack from this wonderful movie. I recommended this film a while ago but it's definitely worth repeating. Watch Once first - you won't be disappointed.
I took a nature walk on a rainy morning.
Since I don't have any completed projects to share and nothing earth shattering (thank goodness) has transpired I thought I'd share some random things about me:
I love a long, hot shower. I rarely take baths.
My favorite thing to eat with tea is almond biscotti.
In the past month I have slept in a white tee so that I could just throw on a coat when I drive Ezra to the bus stop at 7am. I have also worn boots so that I wouldn't have to change mismatched socks.
I could live on brown rice, black beans and salsa...
With blueberry mango smoothies to wash it down. (I buy frozen blueberries and frozen mango chunks at Trader Joe's and blend them with a banana, vanilla yogurt and a bit of water)
For the past two weeks I have written grocery lists and forgotten them on the fridge. Both weeks I managed to buy everything on them except for cinnamon. I must admit that our french toast, granola and cookies have been lacking.
I feel good when my hands and feet are moisturized.
I think I may be growing my hair out. Either that or i just haven't bothered to get it cut in a while.
I love to paint my toenails but I don't paint my fingernails.
I cannot hear myself think when the television is on - at least I hope I am still thinking. I do not feel the same about watching movies.
I try to take my contact lenses out right after dinner - but I often forget. My eyes do not thank me for this.
I feel truly thankful for my husband. Not a day has gone by since March 1991 that he hasn't told me how much he loves me. I know that he means it because he always looks me in the eyes and smiles when he tells me.
Having too much stuff makes me nervous. Each time I bring something new into the house I cannot help but think about how I will have to dust, wash, store or otherwise care for yet another thing.
I am happiest when the sun is shining - even if it's really cold out.
I feel blessed to have all our pets. (we have 2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 guinea pigs and 9 chickens) I talk to them when I have a problem to work out, I get exercise when they take me along on their walks, I breathe more deeply when I stroke the soft feathers of our hens.
Every morning for breakfast I eat eggs moments after they are laid by our hens. They are the most delicious eggs I have ever tasted.
Most nights I read for 30 minutes before going to bed. I wish I could knit and read at the same time. But I choose to read because knitting often involves watching television.
At times the computer makes me feel anxious. On one hand I want to know what all my friends are up to and I want to share what I have been doing. But I also want to spend that time making and knitting and reading.
I received this book in the mail today and I cannot wait to read the ending to this amazing story.
I don't have an electronic reader. My husband has one and has offered to download a book for me so that I can try it out. But I am not ready yet.
I purchase way too many books. They take up a lot of room. I think I will try the e-reader for my next selection.
I think better, and feel more creative, when I put pen to paper. I have started keeping all my making ideas in notebooks. I also doodle little sketches in the margins. Somehow typing just isn't the same.
I feel best on the days I make it to the gym. I have more energy, walk straighter, sleep better and stay healthier when I work out. I wish I had the discipline to exercise at home but I don't.
I haven't gone to the gym as often as i like this winter because I have been "too busy." But after reading this wonderful post I plan to slow down, take my time, and get more done!
Hope you take your time and get more done today!