Saturday, January 30, 2010

the letter about what we've been up to

Dear Julia Charlotte, I was happy to receive your letter of late. You say my voice did not ring true to myself in the last post. Well, it will be better in this post,I promise.I was glad to hear all your news and the details of your recent days. I am glad to hear you have an increased level of energy. You need energy to be a mom.Seriously. You will see where a lot of my energy goes to these days when you see the second picture I am sending you. There is a whole packet of them....!
I found this hardback copy of Wild Things at the thrift store for abt. 49 cents. Sweet. The recycling book was from a thrift store too and is a hit! The nature bowl was also thrifted and was made in Guatemala.We are reading a lot in my spare moments these days. Cozy!
This is where my extra energy seeps away to right now. A forgetful potty training two yr. old. These are her training pants.

Jesse is really into Lego creations at the moment.
I will try to be write more tomorrow with a bit more news from this month!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy New Year!

First of all, a happy new year to all!
I am thinking of a different theme or format for my blogging this year. I would like to try writing here in letter form...
Thus,the Dear Julia Charlotte letters!

Dear Julia Charlotte,
It's with pleasure that I enter into a correspondence with you! From your letters I can tell that you are thoughtful...with a touch of whimsy. I like that in a friend.
I would like to converse on many topics throughout this year,but first I would like you to know a little more about me,other than my interest in letter writing.
At present,I am 27 years old and amazed at how fast 30 is creeping up. I am dark eyed and dark haired. I am not exactly slender. I wish I was.
I live in town,beside a little creek,which is sometimes rushing,sometimes trickling,and sometimes dry.Right now,it's dry.
The house I live in is "earthy" imperfect and cozy. I live on the top floor and while not large,it is plenty of room for us. The layout is amazing! I also enjoy the way the bottom floor usually has interesting tenants and sometimes friends. It comes in handy.
I am the mother of four children,all healthy and full of energy. I love being their mother but some days it takes almost every bit of my energy! Today my baby,(who is two) had the "runs". Yesterday too. And in the night. Since, I am still unpacking and arranging from our move this was most unhandy. It was very messy too.
My husband and I volunteer once a week at our friend's project which is a community center and a soup kitchen. Tonight one of the homeless men asked me to go out for a cigarette with him. He said he would smoke mine! I,of course had to decline.
I would like to keep adding to this letter,but my little ones want me and my bed is covered with things that need to be put away.
I will enclose a picture of my two sons making music for our household.
Your friend,