Adoring: My husband who brings home the bacon and looks so dang hot when he leaves for work in the morning. Also, he and Norah love to sing Swept Away by The Avett Brothers. I cry quietly imagining her wedding, dancing with her daddy, and getting all crazy sentimental.
Listening to: A podcast about fecal transplants. Oh my word. And people get all worked up about placenta encapsulation??
Proud of: Norah. She learned to crochet and began wood-carving last week. She also made another bat house and hiked to the top of Table Rock.
Never Leaving Home Without: my phone. I’m back on call.
Appreciating: the flexibility of my days. It could change tomorrow but for now, I appreciate that I sleep until 8am many mornings. I can call a play day like I did today instead of doing school with the girls. We school year-round to allow for that. I’ve never enjoyed routine and, for now, these days are satisfying.
Nostalgic about: Josh Finch. Scott and I have spent hours remembering our old co-worker. That time he ran through the woods with a pocket-knife certain he was being chased. That time he cried with me over Scott’s chainsaw injury. That time he pulled me up when I was dangling off Kaaterskill Falls. That time he ran through the woods with some shredded cheese certain he was being chased. Oh Finch. You are missed.
Reading: Eat Mangoes Naked, While I was Gone, Birth Matters for my Hypnobabies Recertification, and loads of poetry. I just read The Poisonwood Bible for the first time. That one messed me up in the way only a great book can.
Buying: Dr. Bronner’s Patchouli-Lime Lotion, Alba Sugar Cane Body Polish, and a new math curriculum for Norah.
Drinking: Numi Earl Grey Tea
Working on: long overdue birth stories for my clients. And taxes. And projects for Upstate BirthNetwork.
Wishing: I was finished with my taxes.
Giddy about: My sister will be home in just a few months!!! She’ll be in my kitchen complaining about how I forget to turn on lights. We’ll take our kids to the park. I’ll help her through re-entry culture shock by feeding her chocolate and ice cream.
Feeling: Energized and happy.
Missing: Vermont. And the dear ones who live there–like that sleepy fellow on the right. And the fact that they have recycling containers at the gas pumps.
Grumpy that: I need to make a decision about a homeschool co-op for next year. I’m not ready. I like our current program but it is pricey. With a program that costs less, I’ll have to volunteer more but I’ll have more money to spend on extra-curricular programs.
Decisions. I hate them.