and left a little note in the number 1 box, with directions for him to findthis gorgeous book! ( i've just got it from the post office and i'm already in love with it! i wish I had ordered one for me, too!)
my son and i are secretly planning to decorate daddy's office when he's not there
-the tree ornaments are patiently waiting in their hiding place and we'll buy a tree one of these days.
and i'm - not at all patiently - trying to get over a nasty cold which has left me 'voiceless' for a week now.
Autumn has been here for a while; it's the time for pomegranades,
pumpkins and chrysanthemums around here.
I'm trying very hard to squeeze some moments of seasonal appreciation in
my otherwise crazy life.
I haven't just been busy lately; I've been crazy busy!
I haven't finished reading a single book since schools started;
I haven't done much progress with my crochet project;
I haven't even cleaned and organised the place properly since summer
and my wardrobe is a chaotic mixture of summer and winter clothes!
(I'm actually working on this today)
The reason I've found some time to be here today is the long weekend ahead,
which means there are no schools tomorrow. Yay!!!
So, do tell! What have you been up to lately?
Though, I have to admit, I do stop by your places on my ... free time(?) - more like free minutes! Somewhere between studying with my first-grader, preparing my work for the next day and keeping up with the most basic housework requirements, I check on my favourite bloggers whenever I'm online.
Well, this is it for now.
I don't know when I'll be back with a new post but I do come here every day so I'll definetely know if you waved 'hello'.
It's not very autumnal, but neither is the atmosphere here.
It's hotter and more humid than August!
There is some promise of a change in seasons in the evening breeze
but other than that, summer is still here.
Of course, we (I)'ve eating a lot of grapes,
but I long for a change in the air as well.
I long for cooler afternoons, I long for cardigans and I almost can't wait to snuggle under my crochet blanket.
And I long for rain!!! Where are the August showers I love so much? I would even be happy with a whole-day beautiful September drizzle. As long as there's water falling from the sky.
I find myself completely disorganised these days. My mind is scattered here and there (I still don't know which school I'll be working at - at least I know where I'll be living!)
I've got hundreds of items in my (mental) to-do list and don't know where to start. Well, I do know where to start: my son's room. I need to de-clutter it and get rid of toys and baby clothes and baby books, have it painted and then do the fun part : decorate it!
I somehow feel that all the stress I had in the previous weeks, waiting for my job placement,
hasn't lifted yet. All I want to do is read and crochet and lay back.
Well, this is not the right time to lay back!
I need to pull my act together!
Classes start on Monday.
And I want my son to have a warm, welcoming room to get back to after school.
I nodded and he got out the picnic blanket from the trunk of the car. We lay back, gazing at the feathered clouds sailing slowly above our heads. Bees were buzzing over the clover, crickets were chirping, and we could hear the children playing...
~I've discovered the amazing aroma of fennel seeds and never looked back.
~ I've been using the two different kinds of basil I have in a pot.
~ I've been cooking lots of vegetable stews (veggies courtesy of my dad's produce).
~ I've been adding cherry tomatoes to almost every dish I've made.
~ I've been chopping/ boiling /canning / freezing almost every day.
~ I've been baking and freezing muffins (in an attempt not to eat a whole batch in two days!)
~ And... I have no idea how many tomatoes I've washed, chopped, boiled, canned/ put in the freezer... All I know is that there are now 90 jars (big ones) at my dad's, twelve freezer bags ( quantity for one stew each) in my freezer and fifteen bags in my friend's freezer! And there's more to come!