Monday, May 24, 2010

Cozy Monday

Outside it is wet, wet, wet;  The weather reports are predicting record rainfall for the next three days or so.... Second to sun, I love a good rainstorm next -- preferably with thunder and lightning, though we haven't seen those yet.  I resign myself happily to a few days of indoor activities, and sigh, the inability to do laundry.... (Conveniently, we've never purchased a dryer.  We just use a laundry line, which I love, but which also certainly has it's limitations during a rainy stretch.)

This morning, I had the chance to sit at my desk while the rain pounded outside.  The kids colluded wonderfully with my desire to do a few sketches -- baby A took an extra long nap, while S sat with his headphones on, listening to one audio book after another. **

I have an old book with gorgeous photographs of trees and shrubs that I picked up ages ago at a garage sale -- long before Seedling was even a glimmer in my eye.  I used a few of the photos for a mobile when S was a baby, and I think I planned to cut out others and use them for cards or mix-cd covers, but I'm so glad I never got around to it. 

This morning I cozied up with a hot mug of tea, an Anzac biscuit, and a notebook.

I have new stock arriving from My Baby and Me this week, and I'm feeling full of ideas and creative energy.  I can't wait to get to work!  I've absolutely loved hearing all of your suggestions in the Seedling giveaway comments.  Thank you so much for taking the time to share them with me. 

Hope you are all having lovely Mondays also.....

P.S. ** Audio Books -- these have continued to be a wonderful discovery.  On a whim, I did a search for kids' stories on itunes, and found an incredible (free) collection from many different sources.  We've now increased our audio book library by about a hundred-fold.  Of course, S wants to hear the same stories over and over, but we're gradually increasing our repertoire.