Monday, November 28, 2011


I really like looking at colored christmas lights.  But I think our house would look pretty cool in a red and white candy cane theme.  But still, colored lights!

I'm thinking of starting a new blog.   I'm thinking of stopping blogging.

I need to do the dishes.  There are a multitude of them on the counter.  But I am waiting to know for sure that the kids are asleep, first.  They probably are.  And it seems totally odd that I must wait to do the dishes just in case the kids are not asleep but trust me on this one.  I do and I will.

Oh help.  Like any of it really matters.  But it kind of does.

I need to go to bed soon.  But you know: dishes: kids asleep: waiting.  And so it goes. {Which, we can all agree on this one, even I agree with myself on this one: And So It Goes by Billy Joel is a pretty awesome song.  The End.}

Monday, November 21, 2011

You know, Gratitude Week, or something like that

This morning I am thankful for rain instead of snow.  I am thankful that we got three of our four upstairs doors re-hung (just waiting on the fourth).  I am thankful for a gene inheritance that lends itself towards finish carpentry.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


It's come down to that: the posting at the beginning of each month, and then -- nothing.  And so it goes.

November entered this year with swirling wind and rain beating down the leaves that have not yet fallen off the front tree in our yard.  It is still dark outside from the blanket of heavy clouds covering the valley from mountain to mountain.

Now I wish I had bagged up the leaves that were left on the ground yesterday.

There is something cozy and grim about this kind of Fall weather.  Something that demands a sweater and a nice cup of herbal tea.  My tea went cold this morning getting kids out the door to school.  But that is not unusual.  I have a house to pick up, beds to make and floors to vacuum and sweep.

Last night after the kids had eaten a sufficient amount of candy and were sent off to bed I took down the Halloween decorations and packed them back up.  I gathered a few carefully chosen candy remnants for myself and took a book to bed to read.  This morning I am back to eating no sugar for a few weeks.  I turned the calendar almost as soon as I was up. I am fond of October but I am happy to be done with it this year.

Hello, November.