Sunday, February 08, 2009

blame it on the moon


i didn't really mean to scare everyone yesterday with the thought that i might actually be grown up now. i blame the moon. it was just a passing thing (tho' perhaps i'll always feel it when i stack wood, so that might be a good reason to get out of that activity) and it did indeed pass. i'm back to my usual very not grown-up self. just as an example, it's 6 p.m. and do you think i'm making dinner for my family? no, i am not, i'm blogging. that's not very grown-up at all, now is it?

i did, however, indulge in the very grown-up activity of tidying up my writing house/studio/atelier--place that i can't think of a proper name for--perhaps i'll just call it george. even down to scrubbing the floor. now THAT's grown up, but it was before the whole grown-up feeling faded. so i guess it was good for something, since it feels pretty good to sit out here, listening to alanis, fireplace merrily crackling and candles glowing on the dust-free surfaces, glass of organic, CO2 neutral transported (not sure how they did that) chilean pinot noir at hand.


it was a beautiful day and there was definitely a whiff of spring in the air.  sabin was playing with a friend and so husband and i went for a walk in the woods with our friends. there is such a difference in the sun. it's no longer so sharp and harsh, but actually warming again. there are fat buds sitting on the trees, but none are unfurling as of yet. they don't feel THAT safe and it is, after all, still early february. i'm amazed at how there are always mushrooms in the forest, no matter the time of year. today, it was these little fellas. aren't they pretty with the sun shining on them?


in all, it was a lovely, relaxed weekend. i cleaned, i stacked wood, i antiqued, i sewed, i swam, i went for a walk in the woods, i watched a james bond film, i had time to think and scheme and plan and now i've got that sunday evening feeling, so i'm ready to see what the week ahead brings. that's all you can really ask of a weekend, isn't it? maybe it was the moon...

9 comments:

Iasa said...

That sounds like a perfectly loving weekend, but I'm a little confused by this "scrubbing the floor' activity. I am completely unaware of this phenomenon.

tangobaby said...

When I see cute little chubby mushrooms like that, I always wonder what they taste like, but of course I never try them.

I haven't cleaned anything and we have no food. I wish you could show me how you get all this stuff done in two days. I can't even do it with the Free Friday thrown in.

Can't wait to see what kind of scheming you're up to!

B said...

It's good to have you back, after the feeling grown up incident! Don't let it happen again! :)

willow said...

Is that what it was? Okay, moon's fault.

Your weekend sounded incredibly lovely.

Maggie May said...

the weekend sounds lovely, the walk looks divine. a nature walk is one of my favorite things to do.

Char said...

ahhh, productive weekends...they make me feel so accomplished. even when I just cram it in on Sunday. lovely

Barb said...

Now that's my kind of weekend. I'm a little envious that you don't seem to have any snow there. We're still trudging through mountains of it. And mushrooms in the forest ~ now that would be a treat to see. Oh well, soon we too will be in the throws of spring. Barb xo

Starlene said...

I squealed when I saw the mushrooms the way some people squeal when they see babies. : ) My coworkers think I'm a weirdo.

I've been feeling way too grown up lately. I need to be a kid again. Any advice?

Sandra said...

Sounds like a successful weekend. I want to know what kind of dog that is.