fiddlehead.....every changing, ever growing

fiddlehead....ever changing, ever growing

Monday, February 21, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window. . .cold, icy.  So icy that the kids are home ALL DAY due to road conditions!

I am thinking. . .that I would like to start my spring cleaning.  Maybe spring will show up.

I am thankful for. . .the love and friendship in my life.  I really am.

From the kitchen. . . a lovely burning candle that smells so fresh.  Hot cup of chai tea.  fruit, lots of fruit.  again, a symbol of spring.

I am wearing. . .jeans, Packer t-shirt and long gray sweater.  I love gray right now.

I am creating. . .a new painting from our trip to Ethiopia almost a year ago.  Hope to get to it later today.  The link below is the companion piece to it.

I am going. . .(after Jack finishes his time out) to get all 7 kids in my house to the art studio 
(studio below...I know I'm spoiled)  ;) 

I am reading. . .   blogs & magazines,  right now because it is quick and satisfying.  "People" with Jennifer Aniston on the cover is for quiet time later today.  Rocks your world, i know.  There is a pile of great books bedside, which I will tackle on spring break.  Right now they just put me to sleep!

I am hoping. . for spring.   peace.  hope in the world.

I am hearing. . .6 kids laughing as they play, Bob the bulldog making noises playing with them, and 1 kid (Jack) whining to come out of  the"time out" spot.

Around the house. . .the kids are home from school with an "ice day".   It is busy and chaotic, but in a good way.

One of my favorite things. . . Gwen Frostic's book:  To Those Who See
To Those Who SeeIt is a book my grandmother gave me, that had been agift to her in 1973.  It is filled with poetry, beautiful papers and reflections of nature.  I recently shared it with my artist's group and they loved it too.  It is fantastic.

A few plans for the rest of the week. . . a couple days of the school routine, working out, eating better, getting in the art studio, watching a movie.  Then driving 5 hours to MN with 4 kids ALONE, to be with my Dad on his birthday, visit my family and  snuggle my baby niece, Eleanor.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing . . .


Faith said...

Thanks for your comment about the Hugs from Henry project! Right now I have as many photographers as I can handle at the moment but I will definitely put you on the list!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post and photos. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post and photos.

Helen said...

Your sacred coffee painting is amazing! I hope you will post a photo of the newly finished companion piece soon!

Claudia said...

oh, your niece is just so beautiful!!!

Thank you for visiting the fiddlehead report!