Saturday, May 16, 2009

welcome back saturday morning! i missed you.

i am feeling content at the moment:

listening to the weepies & the innocence mission & regina spektor.

just read a blog entry that reminded me that my daughter knows i love her even when she can't hear me. 

my little girl is taking a nap; she's pulled her blanket up to her chin and she is absolutely still, which is a rarity. 

my husband is drinking tea and reading the new york times in our front room.

the sun is shining, the sky is clear, and i am looking out our window at matt's garden, which is kind of overgrown right now...but even in its' neglect, its' wildness, its' peas and beans which have sadly grown too large & fibrous to eat - it is alive and green and beautiful.

i am barefoot.

i can hear the washer and dryer working, which means clean laundry later. i love stacks of folded laundry (i just hate putting them all away.)

this morning i read a lovely email from my aunt, and a blog comment from my cousin. both of them are far too far away, but somehow their words on a computer screen warm my heart. i've had this feeling more than once this week- and not just from a blood related relative. it is a gift to have people in your life who speak into your day, however briefly. it is a reminder: we are family, we are friends that are like family, we are connected to something larger than ourselves, we are woven together with a common history even if our lives are happening miles apart from each other.

our house is a mess but i am happy that it is saturday. my tea is cold and it's time to warm it up. soon little m will be up with a startle and we will be off to fix some final things at the house and then to the farmer's market. 

hope your saturday is warm and wonderful, no matter where you are.


  1. So glad you're able to enjoy your Saturday morning and that your mom's house is all but ready! I love the Innocence Mission! They're from my town... have you heard any of Don't solo stuff? I'd like to get my hands on some. They have a kids album too, apparently, that I need to check out! Hope your day is grand!

  2. thanks :)

    oh yes- we have the kids album- it is wonderful!!! it's called "now the day is over"

  3. I am SO happy to read about your lovely, contended Saturday.

    And may I just say that the mix of music I made when Vivian was a couple of months old and that we STILL listen to EACH morning consists of the 3 people you just mentioned: Regina Spektor, Innocence Mission and the Weepies (of course). I promise you I'm not kidding. AND Viv's lullaby music for every nap and night night is the Innocence Mission's lullaby album. All that to say - You have stellar taste in music ;-).

    Hoping your Saturday has continued to be full of contentment.

  4. That's my kind of Saturday. I'm glad it was a good one for you.

    And I LOVED the post you linked to. Thank you for sharing that.

  5. i heart that the house is done.


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