Outside my window...the grape vine is in full growth surrounding our back porch and our pear tree is bearing fruit.
I am thinking...way too much! September is always intense at work, plus transitioning back into meal planning, daycare pickup and a fitness routine the works with these...my mind is a whirlwind.
I am thankful for journals and lists, and nighttime when Marc is putting Kai to sleep and I have a few minutes of quiet.
From the kitchen...a full freezer including muffins and cookies to thaw out on the go, and an empty fridge until my weekly shop later today.
I am wearing...the usual when I finally have time to sit down and write. I tend to slip into sweatpants and a tshirt on weekend morning and weekday evenings.
I am creating...nothing particularly inspiring right now, sadly. Mostly schedules and plans to help me find pockets of peace in a crazy month.
I am going...to KidsBooks today! Yes, I am going for work, but without doubt I will get a book for Kai and maybe another as books are to me like coffee is to others.
I am reading...cookbooks, school worksheets, notes and textbooks, and Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton. Quite good.
I am hoping...every day I can find just a few minutes to write, daydream, or plan something fun. (And that one day, I return to adding pictures to this list.)
I am hearing...how important it is for me to spend time just being.
Around the house...for once, it seems almost everything is where it needs to be, with the exception of laundry waiting to be folded, but I like doing that. Not everything is perfect, but I am feeling pretty good about it! How novel.
One of my favourite things...is getting up early, feeling totally rested and the house is quiet for a good half-hour. Luxurious.
A few plans for the rest of the week...a good run or workout (maybe two?), Kai's first hip hop class, Sarah McLaghlan concert on Saturday and Carrie's baby shower on Sunday.
Every night I go to bed, I have thoughts swirling in my head. Things to do. Scrapbook pages I want to create. Gifts I want to make. Skills I want to learn. And, of course, daily happenings that I don't want to forget, but invariably will by tomorrow morning, only to pop up in a random thought weeks down the road. So, here I am. I may use this blog daily to empty my head and heart before cuddling up in my duvet, or as it may be, I may write in it once a month. Who knows. It is for me, but perhaps something I write or learn may spark a fire in someone else. Perhaps it may quiet a mind or make you feel like you are not alone out there. It is for me. But perhaps it is for you.