Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive Autumns - George Eliot (my very favorite autumn quote).Autumn has blown in. The winds are whipping fierce today. I love it! It's cold and it's a bit gloomy...yet my soul desires this enviornment with every ounce of my being...I can't really explain my relationship with fall...my need for the crisp air...and the beauty of it all. Autumn is when I feel most alive and connected to the earth. I feel the most inspired and relaxed. Seeking warmth and finding it. Treasuring moments of pure bliss. Anticipating the magic of the leaves and wondering where they shall carry me to or what they may bring to my front door this time. What a pleasure this fleeting season. Embrace & Enjoy these breathing days & courting nights - Love, C
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
It's raining and feels like fall and I love it.
I have been craving chocolate milk.
I finally sucked it up and paid a huge fine at the library for a lost harry potter movie.
Isabelle has gotten pefect 100% on her first 2 spelling tests.
I am really enjoying the new bible study that I am in, it is about the power of women's words.
I am also enjoying MOPS & MosaIc, two wonderful groups that I am in with the most amazing friends/mothers. I feel so blessed. :)
I have done NO crafts lately.
Progress is coming along on the house again: the fireplace is being worked on and the remainder of the house windows have been ordered.
Isabelle is loving ballet again this season (and will take part in The Wizard of Oz recital in Spring). She has also started Brownies and is very excited about all the things that are planned.
I am looking forward to anything/everything fall.
I think that is all for the moment: Happy Weekend friends & family!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
It's starting to look a little bit like fall around here! Noah recently decided to landscape the front lawn a bit, this means tilling up all the grass in front and re-seeding in hopes for lush wonderfulfulness to sprout up in the future. He also tore out some old stuff that was lingering around and planted some beautiful fall mums!
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
This weekend I had a little time to do some crafting. I decided to make some bean-bags for the kids and a stuffed owl plushie. I enjoyed creating, but honestly sometimes it is so exhausting. Getting out all the materials & supplies..preparing and planning and executing with constant interruptions....then cleaning up...I don't know , I am thinking of taking a little break from crafting all together for a bit. I love it but its stressing me out lately and that's not what it's all about. Although, I may scrapbook a little tonight...
I swear my dog hates me. He wants to give me a heart-attack. He may just succeed. Noah tore up the whole front yard this weekend to put in new grass. My job is to water it. joy. I am still waiting on new kitchen windows, but I decided I would hang my curtains anyway because I am tired of waiting and I want a little more warmth and character in my kitchen. So although the windows are not finished/framed, etc... I hung the curtains anyway. I like them. I bought gala apples today. those are nice apples. So, I got so many tasks done this morning without the children. It was amazing. I almost felt like a superhero. well sort of. But seriously, glad I got a lot done. Nothing good in the mail today. Was it worth walking to the mailbox for? I think not. I wish I had some mums and mini pumpkins. Soon enough I suppose. today I am wearing my Brookfield Zoo shirt. I sure do miss that grand zoo. got to get back there sometime. This week is moderatley busy, but next week is extremily busy. Many activities starting. (ballet, girlscouts, Mosiac group (mothers of school age children), bible study, etc). I wonder what I should make for the evening meal tonight. I have no taste for any thing and no ideas.
Friday, September 04, 2009
My favorite produce from the garden, besides snap peas..oh and acorn squash....and pumpkins when we got them (not this year). We do many things with tomatoes, but unlike my amazing and talented friends, I do not CAN. Canning is not for me, not right now anyway. We make sauces, salsa, freeze them ,fry them, bake them, salad them...but my favorite way of all to enjoy these beautiful globes....is to slice them, sprinkle them with a dash of salt and pepper serve them with cottage cheese. <-- the perfect dish. Just my two abe lincolns.
Currently the family is asleep and I am drinking hot chocolate. I feel a cold coming on and I am not too happy about that at all. I am looking forward to this holiday weekend. I have goals of sleeping and crafting hopefully. I really want to make something. anything. It might be softies (stuffed dolls), it might be scrapbooking, it might be something completely different... I might actually get my canvas and paints out this weekend, who knows!
The kids are loving school, but I can tell Isabelle gets quite tired. It is a long day for her. We had parent night the kids school last night and that was very inspiring. Such a good & positive atmosphere to be embraced. I am so excited for this school year.
With Labor Day weekend upon us, I shall leave you with a quote that I enjoy: "Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But, other times it is essential to take time off and make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow" - Douglas Pagels, These are the gifts that I would like to give you.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Pictured: Boy Child eating his lunch.