Monday, April 7, 2008

Rainy days

I remembered the pattern somehow, finished the second white bootie and then made a hat to match. They're up in the shop, and then I had to get going on some green ones...and some pink...and....the day's not over yet.

We stayed home today, dreary weather, expensive gas and nowhere we really needed to go. A good friend also gave me a wonderful book, Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry by Katrina Kenison which solidified the decision to stay home. This exerpt sums up our afternoon:

"We can't reclaim those spacious hours, any more than we can turn back the hands of time and return to that more innocent age. But the lessons taught by the solitude and imposed leisure of childhood are still imprinted on our soul. As children we learned the pleasure of our own company, how to be happy where we were with what we had, how to fill and empty afternoon."

So Allie spent some time making hearts and spaceships, with ET still at the forefront of her imagination.

And baking, a personal favorite. Chocolate chip cookies, with half chocolate chips and half chopped up chocolate bars swiped from Easter baskets.

Baseball is once again cancelled, the fields have been so waterlogged here. I have one disappointed little Dodger at home! Lauren meanwhile draws and writes in her journal, today it's filled with all things Spring. Birds, flowers, trees, bugs, dogs, the list goes on and on.

it will clear will get warm...the sun will come out...maybe tomorrow?

1 comment:

patience said...

oh i LOVE mittens makes me want to dig up my own copy and reread. that AM knows about all the cool stuff.
your rainy day looks so lovely, i wish i had been making cookies, hearts and spaceships today.