5.10.2012

a small book, with miniature chapters...


my simple woman's daybook, as inspired by theirs... because sometimes it's refreshing to take "a little look into the day plans and thoughts of those who are focusing on simplicity... beauty of the everyday moments."




{mr. b. sharing his morning oatmeal}


outside my window... 
a rooftop on which i often see birds and squirrels. right now, the sun is casting shadows of the maple tree that canopies over it as the wind whisks dried, fallen blossoms into little piles that anchor to the roof's valley.


i am thinking... 
so much. mostly about everything i need to do in the next week to meet a deadline. in the next month before isaac turns one. all the things i want to do this summer, hoping it does not quickly pass me by like many other summers have.


i am thankful... 
for this new computer. i can do more on it in one hour of one day than i could in a few hours each day for an entire week on my old mac. it's that much faster and more efficient. it's breathing in and letting out a deep sigh... of contentment and gratitude... of "this was so worth the wait."... of "i can't wait to do things with it that i have longed to do for so long."


in the kitchen... 
ants. yep. every year, about this time. here they come. little tiny ones. no matter how clean we keep the kitchen. and now that we have le bebe crawling around, it bothers me more than ever. mr. b. is picking up the safest, kid-friendly ant ridder he can find on his way home from work. i wish i could have written something like a warm, freshly-baked apple pie or homemade chocolate chip cookies. but nope. it's ants.


i am wearing... 
the most unimaginably unattractive ensemble you can think of. a black hooded zip-up sweatshirt and brown cotton short drawstring yoga pants. both with food from isaac's messy hands all over them.


i am creating... 
a special photo book of isaac's first year of life.
some graphic designs to use in decorations for his first birthday party.
a slide show of photographs from my florida trip.


i am going... 
to have my eyes checked. i think my sight is finally declining. the upside?... getting to pick out cute frames! {this, coming from one who went to have her eyes checked when she was thirty in hopes that she needed glasses, because she loved all the cute frame styles and saw eye-glasses as an accessory. the dr. looked at me and said "come back when you are forty." {{after he checked my eyes, of course.}} so weird that he knew the exact age that they would start to go bad.}


i am wondering... 
why some people cause you to think or believe one thing and then out of the blue cause you to think or believe something opposite with no good reason or explanation of their reason.
wondering... if i do that, too, without knowing it.


i am reading... 
two books by anne lamott. bird by bird and traveling mercies.


i am hoping... 
we can get something resolved that we have not been able to find a solution to. {"we" being my husband and me. not something between him and myself. rather, something between us and an institution we are up against.} a battle and a frustration that has gone on far too long. feeling helpless. i am hoping for answers, direction and help.


i am looking forward to... 
meeting a friend's brand new baby boy tomorrow. though, i know it will make me greatly miss that brand new stage with isaac almost a year ago, it will be such a joy.


i am learning... 
to be more guarded and less instantaneously befriending.


around the house... 
after-maths of little isaac tornados. at least one in every room.


i am pondering... 
motherhood. i always do. but more-so as mother's day approaches.


a favorite quote for today... 
"...to live as if we're dying can set us free. dying people teach you to pay attention and to forgive and not to sweat the small things." {by anne lamott}... especially the "to forgive" part.


one of my favorite things... 
i originally typed isaac's laugh
but i just came from the living room where he was standing with the stereo remote in his hand, wiggling his little butt to the beat of the music. the way he dances every time he hears music no matter where he's at or what position he's in {even sitting}... that is one of my favorite things.
ever.


a few plans for the rest of the week... 
of course, very little of this week remains. but inside the days we have left, isaac and i will see that sweet friend's baby boy {her firstborn}... we'll see her, too.
after that, we'll see {well, sort of see} a different friend's baby. this friend's teeny one is numero dos for her, and is currently making her belly grow outward as i speak. we will spend the day with baby's mama and super cute older brother sipping lemonade out on their charming porch filled with vintage finds.
and after that, we'll see my twin sister... perhaps over tapas? {if i'm lucky}... where i'll have the pleasure to watch their auntie-nephew bond grow.


a peek into my day...
{my freshly bathed boy in his crab bath towel... or is it a lobster?... not sure}

9 comments:

Deborah L. Tisch said...

I have both of Lamot's books, and Traveling Mercies is a favorite of mine.

Love this post!

georgia b. said...

good to know, deborah! i already had traveling mercies, but decided to check out a copy of bird by bird from the library and read it first. then i will follow up with t.m.

someone lent me that book, but i do not remember who. i just remembering them tell me it's a very good book. so i look forward to reading it ... especially now that i know that it's one of your favorites.

Lisa notes... said...

Your pictures are fantastic.

New computer--yes. I got a new laptop a year ago and the speed is amazing. I don't know if I'm actually more efficient as a result, but I like to think I am.

I loved "Bird by Bird." I need to re-read it.

Praying for resolution for you with your institution; I'm currently in a similar place and it can be tough...

Thanks for sharing your daybook. I enjoyed reading it.

Caroline said...

Oh I just love this post today...but really I love all your posts! And Anne Lamott...one of my favorite authors...she makes me cry and burst out laughing. I love that! Have you read Plan B or Grace? Hilarious and heart pulling. Anyway...still need to get my photos moving like yours...I love that.

xoxo

ZeldaMom said...

We get ants this time of the year too...try putting Dawn dish soap down where they are (any liquid soap would work probably) it works for me, we can't have poisons because of our cats.

Amanda said...

So I thought I was following you already, but apparently not. I am now! I love Bird by Bird. Great book. Happy Friday!

Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

Your photos are amazing and your caps-less writing is starting to grow on me :) And I have the annual ant problem too.. for years, the hubby and I blamed each other for leaving things out on the kitchen counter, but neither one of us was right.

georgia b. said...

hmmmm... seems there are so many others with things in common. that's why i like to blog. it makes me realize i'm part of a bigger community of like people. thanks for all you comments, ladies. i loved each one!

lisa, so nice to meet you through "woman's daybook". i enjoyed reading yours, as well. i look forward to doing many more of these.

caroline... so nice to hear from you. i have not read or heard of the two books you mentioned. but i will definitely check them out. i'm not a big book reader, so for me to even read these two by lamott is a big undertaking! =) but i love to hear what effect reading her writing has on you. now i look even more forward to finishing up the books.

z.m., thank you for that tip! i think i had heard that once before, and it's a great tip, knowing my son likes to crawl around the kitchen. i appreciate your help.

amanda, thank you for following! i'm so glad. happy saturday to you!

megan... thanks for you comment about my pics. i don't consider myself a "real" writer, but i do like to think i am a photographer, even if amateur and still learning. so it's so nice to read comments about my photos, even though lately i've been using this blog more for writing than for growing in the area of photography. so glad you like the no-caps style. i think some people get annoyed or frustrated with it... either because they are grammar purists or they find it difficult to read. but it's something i have become hooked on, ever since a friend who wrote e-mails to me that way got me started. =)

stacey said...

I loved reading this. I might have to copy you and do the same thing sometime.

Praying for you and that unresolved situation. Realizing that we ponder and are learning a lot of the same things. Wishing you could create beautiful photo books for me (I'm so bad at that!).

xoxo