Sleep was filled with cozy dreams, dreams without weird symbolism or world colliding, dreams that felt safe and sound and clean and organized.
I woke up with a stomachache and couldn’t find my slippers, but I’m determined to make the most of this day. Because, you know, why make the least of it?
I received two books yesterday from Drew, the UPS fellow: Farmer Jane by Temra Costa and the new book by Mark Winne, the title of which is long and a bit grating, but the content of which I’m sure is quite good. I’ve tasked myself with giving these books a quick read and selecting pieces for small group reading, since I have all this time. Actually, I don’t have time to NOT meet with this group. I hear Heidi Klum in my head, asking the question of all of us, including me, who are busy with work, family, school, home and can’t seem to find time for hanging with like-ish minds, bouncing ideas off each other once a month: Are you in or… are you out? I’m not throwing down, though. I’m just going to read for review and send some things along and hopefully we’ll find time to get moving on a project or two.
Park District soccer took over our household for months. Practice, games, shepherding parents, firing up girls, planning practices, juggling assistant coach schedules, finding socks/shinguards/cleats/the right jersey, laundering, late-night viewing of practice drills on YouTube, etc. No, this wasn’t me – good god, no – but it was my husband (head coach) and daughter (forward). The team is all girls, 5th-8th grade; the difference between a 5th grade girl and an 8th grade girl is astounding/kind of jarring, even without the eyeliner. I give Jim and his two assistant coaches (one a PhD candidate at U of I, the other a freshman) a lot of credit for striking the right balance of skillbuilding, discipline, and silliness/fun. They have a winning record and a lot of confidence and they all LIKE each other and say hi to each other in the halls at school. I kind of want to be on their team.
I feel like another weekend is about to get away from me. What is it, Wednesday? But it’s Halloween, with Lilly’s 12th (!?!?) birthday on Tuesday. The house needs some help (when doesn’t it?), and it’s just maintenance, it’s not even taking something new on. As I mentioned, I couldn’t find my slippers this morning (well, I found the right one, but the left one went missing) and everything is kind of a mess upstairs. I need a real desk, a tiny little corner somewhere in this occasionally annoying small house that is not the basement, at least not until we do something with the basement. I made a suggestion that was poorly-taken, but I still think it could work. I’m talking small table with a file box on top here, not some behemoth piece of furniture that will invite piling of papers. I’m sure the family aesthete can help me brainstorm a way to make it look cool and unobtrusive and Swedishly attractive and efficient.
:: grumble ::
I need to get my hands on one of Lilly’s comic strips – they always improve my mood. Her characters are called Bulbles and they’re adorable and positive and are a serious window into the way she sees the world. If I can unearth the scanner (ha), I’ll post some here.
Open tabs? Not so much. Firefox kept crashing and I finally deleted all tabs in disgust and started over. I have a couple, I guess.
This place is on the list for CHGO: The Visiting Cody Sequel
This photo of Christy Turlington Burns made me a little sad. I don’t know why. Because she looks like one of Tom Wolfe’s social X-rays here? To me?
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