Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I have been inspired by SouleMama's "wandering" posts. Wandering certainly does restore peace of heart and peace of mind, as she says. There are places I have longed to wander and to record in photographs, and now I am taking a little time to do so.
There is one road about 10 minutes from my house that I like to take a detour on whenever I can. There is an adorable Cape on this road with a beautiful garden, right across the road from this field of Black Angus. I hope that the lady who lives there doesn't pay much attention to how often I drive by her house or how I slow down to see what's blooming. I have thought about leaving a note in her mailbox just to tell her how much I enjoy seeing what she's growing and what projects she's working on. Would that be too stalkerish? Or would she be flattered? Fittingly, today's topic on "On Point" was gardening, and that's what was on while I was driving down this particular road and taking pics with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone, which I am totally in love with (the app and the phone).
Saturday, May 15, 2010
When C was a baby, people would say to me, "Enjoy it, it goes so fast." Yeah, of course, I will! How could I not?
Well, my baby is 10 now, will be 11 at the end of the summer. I realized the other day that I blinked and missed it. I didn't miss it all, of course. I'm a stay-a-home mom, so I was always here. But things get in the way. Moving from a place we hated, struggling here, everything that happened with P, K's unemployment. While I was busy making my way through life and motherhood, I must have missed something because How the Hell Did He Get to Be Ten?!
My boy is truly the most wonderful son anyone could ever ask for. I know you think yours is great, and he is. All of yours are. But mine? Oh, he's beautiful, smart, SMART, funny, VERY FUNNY, generous, kind, devoted to his family, and loves his sister like crazy.
If you're a mother-to-be or a mama with little ones, listen closely. It goes so fast. Enjoy it. And don't blink.