Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sick....Ad Nauseum

Unfortunately our attempt to reclaim our rhythm has been post-poned for a week or so. My poor babies and Brian have all been sick. Really sick.

I am so thankful for the support of friends and great suggestions on getting everyone back on track.

My hope is that everyone is well tomorrow so that we can go pick up our eggs from the new farm I found. Leah Catherine will be sorely disappointed if she can't go. If only we could have chickens here!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Hibernation

"Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action." - Ralph Ellison

Somewhere along the way, I seemed to get too busy to update our blog. Looking back that should have been my first clue that our rhythm was slipping off. Clue number two should have been the dormant knitting projects in my craft basket.

I slipped into hibernation without realizing it. However, I seem to be waking up after a fitful sleep and find myself more determined than ever to find our groove and re-establish our rhythm.

Today I led circle at co-op and I have to admit it was the first time that I have told a story and felt like ok maybe I *can* do this. Funny for a former banker who spoke publicly all the time to be nervous about oral storytelling, isn't it? Being outside today in the company of friends was exactly what I needed and I feel energized and ready to prepare for spring.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

So much to be thankful for...

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Work In Progress Wednesday

So much is being worked on at the moment....the sweater for Leah Catherine, the sweater for David, a certain Waldorf Doll....and cornbread is baking in the cast iron skillet for some yummy cornbread stuffing! Alas, my camera was left at my mom's today so pictures will be forthcoming. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Today is...

We've changed the old children's folk song and it looks like we've found our weekly groove after much trial and error. Leah Catherine already has made the association with the day and our "activity" for that day and asks about it the night before. Life is so much easier when you've planned on the front end and I love how engaged I feel with Leah Catherine and David.

Today is Monday, today is Monday.
Monday, Park Day.
All you happy children, we wish the same to you!

Today is Tuesday, today is Tuesday.
Tuesday craft, Monday Park Day.
All you happy children, we wish the same to you!

Today is Wednesday, today is Wednesday.
Wednesday Baking, Tuesday Crafts, Monday Park Day.
All you happy children, we wish the same to you!
Today is Thursday, today is Thursday.
Thursday Cleaning, Wednesday Baking, Tuesday Crafts, Monday Park Day.
All you happy children, we wish the same to you!

Today is Friday, today is Friday.
Friday Play Day, Thursday Cleaning, Wednesday Baking, Tuesday Crafts, Monday Park Day.
All you happy children, we wish the same to you!
Today is Saturday, today is Saturday.
Saturday Garden, Friday Play Day, Thursday Cleaning, Wednesday Baking, Tuesday Crafts, Monday Park Day.

All you happy children, we wish the same to you!
Today is Sunday, today is Sunday.
Sunday Family Day, Saturday Garden, Friday Play Day, Thursday Cleaning, Wednesday Baking, Tuesday Crafts, Monday Park Day.
All you happy children, we wish the same to you!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gratitude, WIP Wednesday and Baking Day

The evolution of the doll continues. I have to take a moment here and say that I am so proud of myself thus far. I mean I used my sewing machine last night for the first time. I mean the first time EVER. I have been handsewing the whole thing. In fact, I had originally planned to handsew the body to the legs but decided that machine sewing them would probably be more prudent as I want Leah Catherine to truly play with this doll.



Can I just say that one of the most amazing things about my husband is that he never fails to suprise and delight me? I know this will read like I am jumping totally off topic, but bear with me. I purchased my machine recently (within the past 2 weeks; yes that recently) and have to admit to being totally intimidated by it. Totally. I really couldn't figure out why. I have taught myself many things craftwise, knitting and so forth. So I really have no basis as to why this particular thing stopped me in my tracks, but it did.

So I dragged the machine downstairs last night and was trying to wander my way through the instruction manual. Brian walks over, picks up the bobbin and yarn and just threads it. Feel free to visualize my jaw hitting the floor.

My husband taught me to sew last night.
I had no idea that he even knew how! Married almost 8 years and we've known each other for 15 and I love that he still teaches me new things every day. I am so grateful to have him as my partner.

With it raining all day yesterday, Leah Catherine and I really enjoyed our time in the kitchen. We' ve decided that Wednesday is now baking day since we are doing co-op on Mondays. We truly cooked up a storm, making chocolate cookies, cinnamon bread and sourdough bread.





Finally we made pizza dough and topped it with spinach, portabellos, feta, mozzarella and tomato sauce. Yum!









Sunday, November 15, 2009

The head-bone connected to the neck-bone, the neck-bone connected to the back-bone...






Bit by bit she's coming together...still have to teach myself how to crochet to do the hair and sew decently enough to pull off some clothes.