Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Trapped. Uncomfortable. Cold. (Feet not touching the ground.)
It's still cold. Or, it's cold again. I know everyone else is feeling it too. Where did spring go? My daffodils and tulips would like to know. I can hear them out there, ranting at me. Because, you know, they blame me. I was out there last week, during the warm spell, talking to them. Beaming at them and their little green shoots, encouraging them and congratulating them. And now- now they know me for the false friend that I am. In fear of retaliation- I may never weed again. Pity, isn't it?
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Here, we had a beautiful day. I worked Thanksgiving eve, and so my cooking was done after 4:30pm. It was a whirlwind, and not too extravagant, but I was really in the spirit and didn't mind the hastiness of the preparation. I wasn't hosting, so I had no pressure. Just made some traditional things to have here for that holiday feeling. My apple crisp was super easy and turned out really tasty. But, you know, sugar and apples- how can you screw that up anyway?
I am thankful for so much right now. It has been a very trying year around here, and this coming year may be even harder. There are a great many unknowable variables at this point. So this may the first Thanksgiving I have felt so deeply for all the blessings I have had.
I have learned so much this past year. And I am so thankful for it. I am so thankful for the loving family we are surrounded by, and our good health. I am so thankful for my husband, who is a wonderful man and so supportive. I hold strong hope in my heart that the pain we are experiencing as a country will make us stronger, more resolute, and perhaps more mature.
Here's to hoping the Christmas season will keep you and yours well!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
So I wonder at myself. I wonder if this is not the root of this fantasy life I am so fascinated by. You know, the "living on a farm, growing a great garden, being more rooted, more connected to the earth" fantasy. I've been intrigued with the urban/rural question most of my life. I grew up living in Dallas, and traveling to my grandparent's farm for a couple of weekends every month, helping them tend the cattle. So that is definitely straddling the two worlds. But, since high school, I have been an urban being. I suppose it is longing for that balance I once had. How lucky was I?
Well, I am a decided urbanite now- in a suburb, in the middle of a city. I have a job, two children and lots of commitments. There is very little time for nature. And that is wrong. But, it's pretty tough to carve space to fit in more of the fantasy.
But, I'd like to. So, the question now is- how do I go about it?
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Of course, some of the husbands looked that way too. Not the adorable part, but certainly stuffed into pumpkin suits, bee suits, exaggerated ridiculous, and blithely unaware would apply...
We're also hosts to one dog, three cats and a couple of Betta fish. I'd say we own them, but of course, it's more the other way around. I like Rita Mae Brown's saying, "Dogs have owners, cats have STAFF." Except, it seems to apply across the animal spectrum at our place.
So I'm joining the party, stepping out of my comfort zone, you know. And, I think this should be fun. If I can just stop reading other folks' blogs endlessly so I can attend to my own...