Wednesday, April 29, 2009

ooohh oooooh that smell....

Good Evening Dear Friends,
Lo and Behold, The past couple days have been quite enjoyable! On Sunday night I was able to get together with one of my closest friends (since freshman year of high school!) who is in from Boston and had a bonfire picnic fit for royalty :) Her younger sister (with husband and son) was there as well, and Lennon and her son Julian had a great time running around until dark. Roasting hotdoggers and marshmelons on sticks and drinking a cold beer around a warm toasty fire... the sounds of young'uns laughing and cracklin' logs in the crisp spring air... cheeks glowing pink in the heat and the scent of campfire lingering in your hair on the journey homeward... is there anything more lovely?

Yesterday was largely uneventful... lots of computer time trying out new methods of self promotion... you will note my new "twitter" feed to your right ;) I felted a nifty little case to look just like the camera it now contains... it was not perfect, but I was definitely pleased with the end result! I shall post photos of that another day...

Today was a much needed grocery shopping trip, followed by an hour and a half at the playground with Lennon. There was another mother there that I had a very pleasant conversation with (which is rare... I find I get more odd stares and glares for my dreads and artsy fartsy appearance than I do any actual enjoyable grown-up encounters at this particular playground...) AND while I was conversing I kept my wiggly little fingers busy with a needle and wool. The final result of this playground trip was a smiling little dude and a nice little rainbow felted bead (again I will post photos another day). This adventure was immediately followed up with another quick trip to ANOTHER grocery store for a few missing items... And THEN..

Once I arrived back home, I put away the groceries, got Lennon settled and then took a quick run over to my (boston) friend's family's house (she's dog sitting) again for some good conversation on the patio... We sat there breathing in the night air.. reminiscing and laughing... sharing the secrets of art and truth and the universe and God... and (of course) plotting to take over the world. It is good to be reminded now and then that though I count but few as friends, those few friends can be counted on for bringing so much light into my life (and, I hope, I in theirs). Now I sit here typing beside my sleeping babe in this late hour and feeling so amazingly greatful for all that I have... and for the possibilities of tommorrow.... Sometime I start to forget how wonderful life is... missing the beauty of it all by looking too hard for the flaws...

How sweet it is... and how fragrant are the roses...

2 comments:

  1. You're absolutely right, there is nothing better than sitting around a campfire with people you care about.

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  2. Sounds like one of the nicest days possible.

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