Thursday, April 23, 2009

What's New

What's new? What have we been doing? Let's see...

A visit from in-laws. A visit from Mom. A piano recital (and a duet with Sarah). A visit to a dairy farm. Solitary cycling on country roads (many more farms). Reading every single one of the American Girl period books with Sarah. A flight, a funeral. A fish dinner. Warm walks with Sam. New running shoes. A first sleep-over. Dozens of tulips in the front yard (I love seeing the light through the color of the petals). A choral concert. Spring cleaning. A day walking in nature with kids. Crazy busy weeks...then a breather. Reading every word of A Death in the Family (James Agee) as slowly as possible. Picking up my Japanese quilt again. Rain, sleet, sun, warmth, wind, cold (and sometimes all in one day). Freelance design work in Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional). Taking the houseplants outside to visit the sun. Obsessed with a crossword or two. Obsessed with New York Magazine. Chocolate-chocolate oatmeal chip cookies. Emails from old friends. Seeing old friends in person. Seeing old places in person. Traction on a new portfolio website (stay tuned). Watching Season One of All Creatures Great and Small as a family. A much-thumbed stack of landscaping books (new plans for the backyard). Removing the slipcovers on a couch and chair after ten years. Summer planning. Two birthdays. A new fire station. Getting things done. Keeping things simple.

3 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Gee, it's too bad you don't have anything to do ;-). You need a rest!

amywb said...

oh, do I miss you. glad for a peek. hope I'm in your next list. :)

Jen said...

wow, you're really busy. Hey, I forgot about that class back in March that you wanted to go to; is there anyway to try again? I miss chatting with you!