-Geninne's peacock up there which reminds me of Flannery. And these amazing hand-painted rocks. I want one.
-A cute neighborhood cat asleep on the old wooden swing set in our backyard. I'm not sure what her name actually is, but I call her "Punkin."
-Reading In Fact: the Best of Creative Nonfiction. I plan to write such essays myself.
-Our windows need a good cleaning inside & out.
-Two squirrels booking it down the sidewalk, chasing each other.
-Harley meowing way too early this morning.
-My friend Brett's voice on the phone yesterday. She's the best.
-Birdsong in general.
-A few Patty Griffin songs from Living with Ghosts after filling out a facebook meme: Five Albums that Shaped Me. The other four? Over the Rhine's Good Dog Bad Dog, Radiohead's OK Computer, Emmylou Harris's Wrecking Ball, and Buddy & Julie Miller's self-titled. Five out of many, that is.
-We made pancakes on Saturday due to tradition.
-Yogi Bedtime tea. It's both a good nightcap and a calming brew in the afternoon. I'm a fan of valerian.
-A Granny Smith apple & freshly ground almond butter - the perfect snack.
-Really yummy spicy cilantro sausage we found at Whole Foods.
-I somehow screwed up a batch of cookies on Sunday - a new recipe - so I'm baking my old standard here in a bit. I seem to whip up a batch of cookies once a week. Is this bad?
-Burning cinnamon-sandalwood-clove incense upstairs.
-Peppermint in the air after my husband showers (he uses Dr. Bronner's).
-Frankincense & myrrh spray to freshen up a room.
-method sweet water fabric softener sheets.
-A sample of mint bar soap - Indigo Wild sends freebies with our orders.
-That I should not look forward to Dancing with the Stars as much as I do. I'm aware that it is ridiculous, but maybe it's the former drill team officer within me? Our makeup was just as hideous as the D.W.T.S. contestants' spray tan, for sure.
-And content. We accidentally forgot to pay our gas bill on time, so no hot water today. But I'm pretending we're camping in the mountains. I'll wait to shower first thing in the morning once our gas is restored (we paid today). We have electricity, cold running water, and an electric stove to heat water in the kettle, so who am I to complain? A little greasy hair never hurt anybody.
-The all-too-common writer's block, yet I shall overcome.
-Grateful for a peaceful home in which to work and rest.
Posted by jenni at 4:30 PM