Posts tagged #amreading
Ten.Three Hundred & Fifty-Eight

1. He asks me if I know what time it is. I guess 8:30 but it is 9:30.  

2. Well, I do wake up at 4:30 every day so maybe I needed these extra 5 hours today.  

3. I take a peak at the garden. The tomatoes are choking out the rosemary and the okra. I’ll need to prune them back.  

4. The Fire Next Time.  

5. Well, she is tenacious.  

6. Two little white butterflies off in the distance. The sounds of cars going to and from. I wonder where the deer is and if we’ll see her again. 

7. I think of his words and how he said all the things I’ve been thinking about about people and Christianity and to survive as a black person.

8. It just seems like my heart won’t stop breaking.  

9. I’m not sure I liked the movie but it did make me cry. 

10. We need more stories about death. 

Ten.Two Hundred & Ninety-Seven

1. The colors of this morning's sky: peach and lavender and lemon and sky blue. I'm reminded of rainbow sherbet.

2. The blooms from yesterday's floral workshop are so fragrant. I think it might just be the eucalyptus.

3. Waffles toasted in the oven and bacon and coffee. I sit next to the big kid at the island. 

4. She’s pouting again because there isn’t any prosciutto.  

5. Meal plan + grocery list + grocery shopping + last minute supplies + sunshine + getting to talk to the woman at Michael’s about the retreat.  

6. That feeling of almost being knocked over from gratitude.  

7. Thought we were out of ink. Turned out we’re out of paper.  

8. But the goal is to be in bed before 11 so that I’m not too tired on the plane.  

9. He tells me that he’s excited for me and that we’re going to have fun and it feels good and affirming to be seen and loved.

10. Travel jitters. 

Ten.Two Hundred & Eighty-Seven

1. The grayness is hanging around this morning. There should be rain today. 

2. Three cups in the ceramic blue mug before leaving for the grocery store. I'm leaving later than usual and know that I will miss the little old man.

3. Goddess braids. That sounds and feels right.

4. I seem to have lost track of the day. This happens sometimes when there is much to do. I think it might also be a symptom of a lack of presence. How do we lose time? By losing ourselves?

5. She helps me go through the cookbooks to figure out what to make for tonight's dessert. We go through what's on the rack and then she spots Bouchon Bakery. 

6. A simple chocolate chip cookie seems like the way to go. I have her read the recipe and then we gather the ingredients, get bowls. I tell her that we're going to practice mise en place and then I read to her the ingredients again and the amounts and we talk about fractions and how many scoop are needed to make 2/3. 

7. I have forgotten to buy a present. I really am the worst at these kinds of things. One day I will be better. 

8. Wine and laughter and chicken and salad and wine and more laughter. Gratitude at the table and the counter and the sofa. 

9. And then suddenly it's midnight and you almost wish you could stay longer. 

10. The kids go straight to their rooms, crawl into bed with their clothes still on. I open a window to let in the chill. There is almost no sound.