Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I drive past a poor, lonely book lying in the road,
wet and forgotten against the double yellow line
like a lump of roadkill.
I wanted to pull over and stop the traffic,
to scoop it up and smooth out its spine,
to bring it home and dry its sopping pages,
and say, "There, there, you're safe now."
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Apparently, I'm incompetent when it comes to a bunch of black-and-white diagrams and technical sewing terms.
Plus, I didn't have any shoulder pads.
Instead, I said screw the patterns, and made my own creation: a yoga mat bag!
(Please excuse the butt shot, won't you? Self-timers are hard.)
Tune in tomorrow for more of my super sewing spree week!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Found via For Me, For You, who hit the nail on the head when she said: I want to listen to it while laying in the dark with my eyes closed, volume all the way up… Since this is my first day of vacation from work, I've been listening to it all morning, while crocheting up the wazoo and drinking hot mugs of green tea and watching the rain fall (and trying to fight off a sore throat...).
What does your Monday sound like?
I hope your weekend was as lovely as mine.
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Sunday, March 28, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Perhaps this weekend will have to be a sewing weekend. Besides a little babysitting, I don't have much planned, and that's perfectly fine with me. MH is away in Florida (big sister jealousy kicking in, right here) and my parents won't be around too much, so it just may be the perfect weekend for some peace and quiet. I don't even remember the last time I busted out my sewing machine in full force, except to do a quick mending.
(Although, it feels like tomorrow should be Saturday, but that could be because I'm all messed up about time and today is a half day at school, so I can leave early.)
I'm hitting up the clearance section at my local fabric store like nobody's business and even bringing my coupon. They better watch out.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I woke up this morning, early, thinking it was Sunday. I distinctly remember thinking to myself, Oh darn. Yesterday I had all the fun, and now today is Sunday, the blah day of the weekend. Why am I trying to wake up so early? I must have set my alarm by mistake. So I proceeded to shut off my alarm and go back to sleep.
Until I was jolted out of my sleep by the realization that it wasn't, in fact, Sunday. But that it was Thursday. So I dragged myself out of bed and tried to figure out why I had thought it was Sunday.
Wrong again. It's definitely Wednesday.
All day long now, I've been thinking it's Thursday. I filled out the attendance spreadsheet wrong. I wrote the wrong date at least three times. At one point I even reverted back to Tuesday (even more wrong). I've had to consciously think about the date and day of the week about every seven minutes, now.
I guess my brain's just in a fog today. Does this ever happen to you?
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
They inspire me somehow, and make me even more motivated to write or create in some way. I'm kind of a freak, actually--I don't have any desire to live in California or Florida where it's sunny the majority of the year. I need me some good rainy days. (Hence, my extreme desire to get into grad school in the Pacific Northwest.) There's something about a good rainy day that makes me want to go outside and walk in it, to bring an umbrella or put up a hood and just go sit. And dream.
Or maybe go boating on a foggy lake and just listen to the stillness.
Or cozy up in bed and revel in the gray light and listen to the raindrops pelt the house.
But they also make me yearn to walk through fields with a boy,
or play with silly kittens all day long,
or yearn for sunshine and laying around in the morning light. (I'm very fickle, I suppose.)
None of these, however, can I do while I'm at work. Boo. (I promise, pretty soon I'll steer away from these mopey I-hate-work posts...)
On the bright side, look how cute my Gmail is today:
It even gives you little raindrops on the screen. Sometimes I hurry to open my mailbox so I can see what kind weather-interpretation it comes up with that day. It's the little things.....
Tell me: do you enjoy rainy days? Am I the only one?
Photos: HeatherBreanne ,EmilyDoe,Fetie,NataLizzie , Nikolinelr