Friday, September 19, 2014

My Favorite Weather

Summer is nice, 
but fall is my favorite. 
I'm patiently awaiting its arrival,
which is fast approaching.
In the meantime I'm enjoying 
the random rain that decided to 
show up at the end of 
a hot sticky day, in a 
week filled with hot sticky days.
I walked in the rain 
with mother.

She had told me
we'd go to the library together
to pick up my books
that came in,
 before it began to pour.
She surprised me by being adventurous 
and going with me
despite the weather. 
She must've been in an
exceptional mood
because mother doesn't go on 
walks to the library
in the rain,
in flip flops no less. 
She lost one of the sandals.
Whether it was
the flip or the flop, 
I don't really know.
I'm just glad 
she didn't fall in with it!

Six Word Fridays @ My Memory Art: "Fall"

Tea Party

{this moment}

Inspired by SouleMama
A single photo (or more) capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Tea party with Tree Girl and mama. Cozying up in grey rainy weather and watching a movie together, while sipping tea and eating toast with jam. Tea parties are my kind of parties. Calm and relaxing, just how I like them. What can I say? I'm a homebody. We like to take advantage of the rainy days we get to spend at home together, because they aren't many here. And who better to share them with than my favorite girls in the world?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

On the Needles: Swirl Jacket

Knitting: A swirl jacket for my mother, whose birthday is coming up in October! I'm working off of the Depth of Field pattern by Sandra McIver, and improvising quite a bit on the design. 

Reading: Tree Girl has really gotten into reading thrillers lately, ever since she finished The Coffin Dancer by Jeffery Deaver after I brought it back from the free box at the library for her. Since then she's been picking up mystery/suspense thrillers at thrift store and we've been speeding through them together. She really got me hooked on these read-alongs after I listened to her narrate Forever by Jeffery Deaver. We are currently in the middle of Prayers for Rain by Dennis Lehane. I also finished El Cuaderno de Noah and started on The Brainy Bunch, a book about a unique approach to homeschooling. I'm also interested in reading The Notebook in English to compare it to the Spanish version, but probably won't get around to that anytime soon. For now I'm too hooked on thrillers!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

From a Distance

From a distance, we all have enough 
And no one is in need

(Not even the pigeons, who eat my fries right off the table in front of me!)
Song-ography: From a Distance, by Bette Midler

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Work Hard, Sleep Harder

"A portrait of family, once a week, every week, for a year." 

It's a rich man's game
No matter what they call it
And you spend your life
Puttin' money in his wallet

9 to 5, whoa
What a way to make a livin'
Barely gettin' by
It's all takin' and no givin'
They just use your mind
And they never give you credit
It's enough to drive you crazy
If you let it

9 to 5, yeah
They got you where they want you
There's a better life
And you dream about it, don't you

Song-ography: 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton

25 x 25: #10