Saturday, April 25, 2009

Doing

Making:

The compulsory new baby blanket:

Minky Newborn Blanket for 3.0 Girl

A flannel throw for playing on the ground (because I loved the fabric when I saw it at the store). I've never sewn flannel on flannel. It's a challenge.

Latest Baby Blanket

Reading:

Russell Kirk

Wendell Berry: a small taste can be had here: Think Little.


Wallace Stegner



Paul Fussell
: Specifically his book on class, which can be accessed free thanks to Google.

Someone recently pointed out that an advantage to being married to a well-read bibliophile is all the great stuff just lying around demanding your attention. This is true. Most of the stuff that has me up thinking in the middle of the night or while I'm fulfilling my daily duties is a result of said curator of our home library.

Catching Up:



Thinking:

about "modern" versus "traditional" ideas about parenting, maturity, fulfillment, family sizes, domestic economies; all due to the reading.

Hearing:

Gianna's deep, throaty voice cultivate more intelligible words. Stella telling me funny things. And also shouting that I'm mean and rude.

Waiting:

for May 6th and my hospital vacay.

for June 29th and our family's trip to Portland for five weeks while Sir takes a class. Can. Hardly. Believe it!!!!!!

This is where Jamie would tell me, "Everything I do, I do for you." Not cheesy Kevin Costner Robin Hood style, just Jamie shorthand for, "Babe, I make things happen."

2 comments:

Aimee said...

You are too much!! Thanks for the leggings...adorable!

Stacy Barrett said...

I love the blanket - so cute ... Can't wait to hear more about what you are "thinking" these days. Always interested ... and, holy cow! 5 weeks in Portland, does that Jaime ever make things happen! ;-)

Been thinking about hospital "vacays" myself. Had a nightmare last night that I delivered this new babe in California, threw a party for a bunch of people the same night, and tried to get the hospital here in Phx to "let me back in" a few days later because I was so tired! ;-)