Monday, June 14, 2010
Monday is typically our quietest day. My husband and I share a car, and Monday is his day to drive (rather than bike or carpool) to work, so the kids and I enjoy a peaceful "home day." I try to leave our time unscheduled, and we often have a leisurely morning spent doing all of the undones from the weekend list. Folding and putting away laundry, cleaning the bath, trying to stock up the fridge with a few meals and snacks. Thrilling, right? No, not really, but it does feel good to prepare ourselves for the week. This morning I spent a good hour in the kitchen whipping up a lentil soup for the week's lunches, a roasted-tomato, garlic, and portabello pasta sauce for dinner, and a double batch of apple-cinnamon-oat muffins for snacks. Aya hung out in the Ergo, and Solomon stood beside me at the sink making "water soup" and "water muffins" (And hoo-boy, let me tell you, those were delicious. The kid knows how to make an excellent water soup.)
I finally had a chance to flip through a stack of books I picked up at the Founders Book Fair last week. Founders is such a great place to visit with kids -- it's a historic park with many old storefronts, a bakery, a brewery, an old WWII aeroplane you can go inside, a playground, a train, a barn full of vintage buses and wagons -- the list goes on and on. It also features an annual bookfair -- I picked up these six beauties before I was hurried away from the books (and toward the aeroplane) by my impatient toddler. I'm not entirely sure what I'll "do" with them, but at 50 cents a pop, the bright covers were hard to resist.
I'm also just about to finish up this lovely book -- an interesting combination of fiction and autobiography, gifted to me by my sister some time ago. I've been reading up a storm lately; there's something about winter that just makes me want to crawl into bed, oh, around 7:30 or so and just read and read. And music from this talented folksy singer-songwriter has been on repeat lately. I just can't get enough. (Find another favorite video here.)
**Coming soon -- a few photos of the new one-of-a-kind "Welcome" sleep gowns I've been working on. That is, if I manage to tear myself away from my evening-long reading sessions, and get out to the studio....