The sun is out, children are playing across the street, windows have been letting breezy, fresh air in, and things are happening here on Madeline Street.
Lately, I have been engaged in the Battle of the Blow-Nose, Head-Cold … I tell ya … it’s been a rough two to three weeks mainly because I am typically in good health. Nevertheless, I press on (not really … there were two days when nothing happened unless it involved napping, pjs all day or more napping). 🙂 But I digress.
Yesterday, I caught craft-fever and after I dropped my beloved off at work I stopped by the library and picked out the week’s entertainment.
I had never seen Nicholas Nickleby … it is, by now, one of my most favorite of movies. I’m in the process of begging D to watch it with me. 🙂
I also managed to make my to-do list and cross off a few items.
But now that I’m back home I’ve begun writing my to-do lists with fervor. After browsing through Angel’s Summer Bucket List I’ve decided to scratch up my own wish list of summer activities.
Lately, I have been feeling lost; before marriage I was busy with two jobs (off and on), school full time, helping at home, and being a Sunday school teacher. Since our wedding day I’ve released many of those roles and have felt that because I wasn’t “busy” I was being lazy or neglectful. Feeling this way has led to many ridiculous rendezvous; take yesterday for example–I spent two hours nervously chewing my finger nails to the bone because I had asked for an application at a crowded, small Thai restaurant which badly needed a cook. As soon as the scrawny, eager waiter requested for me to come back within two hours I knew I was making a mistake. I didn’t want to fill my schedule for the sake of filling it; and for heaven’s sake! I just quite a five year long job working as a cook and was rather enjoying not spending every moment chopping, dicing, and steaming my hair with boiling pasta water.
So I am going to calm down or as my dear husband says, “Wait. God will bring you something; just wait for it.”
(Isn’t he so smart?)
So, without further ado, here is my summer bucket list
worked and reworked our schedules so that we could have one last hoorah as
single women. I am so glad we did. Besides staying up till 3 am, laughing over the
chili which tasted of cinnamon because it was mistaken for chili powder,
drinking late night tea, laughing with my hilarious mama, and discussing all
manner of subjects (marriage, family, boys, and difficulties) we also put
together the boutonnieres and corsages.
larkspur, thistles, tallow berries, and something which looks like a mix
between foxtail and wheat. It was fun finding flowers which complemented our blue, gold, and white theme–though they may be considered weeds I love how they turned out!
So thankful for these ladies in