I am thinking…how challenging it is to accomplish all that I would like when it is so satisfying just to sit and read/listen/watch/or just be on these still days.
I am thankful…for most every little thing, to be honest. A few tense and dangerous drives in the last few snowy weeks will do that!
In the kitchen…breakfast was toast with the last of the bread from my current favorite cookbook. For lunch, I made a batch of nori rolls for my deario to take on the road with him and enjoyed mine with another episode of Broadchurch.
I am wearing…my winter layers. Today that is warm brown socks, stripey leg warmers made from worn tights, furry-lined boots, soft cropped coral-pink organic cotton pants under a brown thrift-store long-sleeved cotton knit dress, a grey-brown long organic cotton on top of it all wrapped tight and pinned with an old pin of my mom’s, brown fingerless mitts from Salina and a knit hat that comes off and on according to which room I am in. I was just thinking this morning as I donned all of this, of the warm days to come when getting dressed will mean one simple dress to pull on!
I am creating…a little video for my Small Meadow Post e-card service, to show how it works and why I created it in the first place. It’s a slow process as I learn the technology, wait for the pieces of it to bubble up inside of me, work on being brave enough to actually do the voice-over.
I am going…to Portland, Maine in a week to visit my eldest son, dear friends and celebrate my 56th birthday.
I am wondering…if I will fall in love with watercolor and journaling now that I’ve finally signed up for a class. It’s only taken twenty years of considering it…
I am reading…Lark Rise To Candleford, a Marcia Willett novel, and Finding the Deep River Within. I’ve had Lark Rise for thirty-some years, watched the series many years ago and am finding the book very different than I expected. It is not the novel I thought it would be, more a reminiscence with lots of details of customs, village life, and the rhythms of the English countryside which are much lost. It is wonderfully interesting. The MW novel is so, so…as they all have been. I continue to search for books that satisfy as much as my Rosamunde Pilchers, Elizabeth Goudge’s and Miss Read’s have. The last is the book we are reading at Wisteria & Sunshine. It is deep indeed, and the one chapter a week pace we are setting is just right. I’ve got a Kate Atkinson novel in the wings.
Dori February 28, 2015 at 11:00 pm
Oh, Audrey…… 🙂 I like this post so much, Lesley. The prompts and the writing they encouraged gave me such a nice glimpse into your day and thoughts. I think you should follow this format anytime your muse is quiet.
jenni March 1, 2015 at 11:15 am
i agree with Dori i like reading little snippets of your days like this. I am a little envious that you are going to maine in a week, i love it there, it will be wonderful to see your son and i hope you have a lovely birthday 🙂 I haven’t been able to find anything good to read for awhile so i may try some of these that you mentioned.
What a beautiful picture of Audrey, oh and i’m anxious to see more about this watercolor class you are taking, i hope you have fun with it.
Jan (in the UK) March 1, 2015 at 1:25 pm
I agree with Dori, this was such a lovely post. I hope you have a memorable visit to Maine and a wonderful birthday. We share the same birth month but I’m somewhat ahead of you in years (66 this month)
lynn March 2, 2015 at 6:15 am
Dear Lesley I love this post and I love everything you do, though I am sorry I have not been actively writing, or joining in discussions.. I feel kind of disjointed at the moment and unable to concentrate on much for long.. even my creative work seems difficult, give it some time and I hope the Goddess will help restore me in the coming months…just thinking of you all with kindest wishes xx
Lisa March 2, 2015 at 7:40 pm
Happy birthday Leslie — wishing you a wonderful birthday trip to Maine. I really enjoyed reading your post — love the idea of these prompts. Thanks for sharing these beautiful tidbits from your world.
peggy March 2, 2015 at 11:19 pm
I enjoyed reading your daybook very much…so glad you took part. I hope you enjoyed it. I hope you have a lovely birthday respite! Safe travels!
Laura Bastien March 4, 2015 at 12:18 am
What a lovely peek into your day. That you for sharing. I haven’t popped into your lovely space for many months, but so glad I did today. It is ALWAYS a place of rest and peace; gentle on my eyes and good for my heart.
Lynn March 4, 2015 at 10:11 am
I enjoyed this so much, Lesley, and might have a go at Peggy’s prompts one of these days myself. Such lovely details. Have the most wonderful time ever on your birthday trip! xo