We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness. David Orr from "Earth in Mind"
Apr 1, 2008
The Rainy Day- in the life of
Please note there is a guilty admission at the end of this post. Don't think any lesser of me for it ;)
2 am a small warm body creeps his way into bed and nestles down for another five hours of sleep.
7am I am awakened by kisses, pats on the head and finally a few tugs of my hair.
7:30 am a family breakfast of corn porridge (we are beginning to think that Alder has a thing for condiments, any condiment)
8 am Mama heads out for the Post Office and the shop to check email.
9:30 Alder and Mama tackle the living room and entrance way...and sweeping.
11am yogurt snack and an attempt at a nap for A (a mama can dream can't she?)
12:30 out for a rainy day walk around town (stop by to see Papa)
1pm spontaneous play date with 5 other kids, all sorts of ages. (Patti I'll give Kim's email she has more Nova news), a bunch of Mama's hanging out playing with babes and buttons (my friend is the button source)
4:30 pm home for brief melting child, then naked child, then child hurling fork and eggplant at Mama's head.
5:30 pm join Papa at the shop to hangout while a friend has an appointment.
5:30- 7:30 pm happy Alder, naked Alder, more happy naked Alder, not so happy Alder.
7:30 pm Alder (dressed) and Papa go home I'm having a little down time.
8pm- 5:30 am Mama gets totally sucked in and stuck. Sucked into Heroes and watching the second 2/3s on Netflix. Stuck because there are lots of banging on the nearby doors, and the guys who live in this building are rough.
5:30- 9:45 sleep...nap.
So once a year or so I get sucked into watching some TV series on disk all the way through, an unintentional marathon. This is the real reason we don't have a TV, Mama get way too sucked in. I do have to say that if you at all like graphic novels then you'll probably like Heroes, it isn't art but it's fun. Of course since I don't have a TV it is possible that everyone on the planet has already heard of Heroes.