Friday, June 03, 2011

Summer Staples



Apparently, blogging is not dead!

Thank you, to all of my stranger comments on my last post, and thank you to old friends who say, " Why don't you ever post anymore!?"

Summer is here. For me that means HOME, for 10 nice long weeks. So many home projects to start alongside raising two blossoming three year old girls. A short list of things to come:

1.) Read

Yesterday I joined the Montgomery Public library and walked out with Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. The perfect summer read and only 46 pages in I am hooked already. A "coming of age" story set in the deep South, 1960's, about a girl whose mother has died which forces her to move in with her Aunt Tootie. Beth Hoffman really gets me with passages such as,

Later that night, while Momma was asleep on the sofa, I searched through a chest of drawers in her bedroom until I found the strand of pearls she kept tucked inside a pink satin pouch. After pulling an old doily from beneath a lamp and grabbing a Christmas candle from a box in the closet, I went into the bedroom and closed the door. I bobby-pinned the doily to my head, lit the candle, and got down on my knees by the window. Though I wasn't sure exactly what to do, I gazed into the sky and rubbed the pearls between my fingers until they grew nice and warm.

2.) Simplify and give away
closets
drawers
toy bins
fridges
finances


3.) Run
The Atlanta Peachtree Road Race on July 4th with my friends Mary and Lane.

4.) Rest
If I can convince my three year old twins that naps are good then I shalt not let the pot call the kettle black...

5.) Repeat

2 comments:

E. Eustis said...

Definitely Repeat! I like this new post. :) And I am going to check out that book!

Madame Rubies said...

That book keeps popping up around me. I will have to give in and read it here soon. I am rereading Prince of Tides. I rarely reread, but I needed something familiar and deeply poetic right now.

No, blogging is not dead. I still enjoy it quite a bit. I just had to quit looking for comments. Sometimes, I get them, and they make me smile, but I know people read even without comments. I see my stats on google and sitemeter.

Enjoy your summer, Laura!