My Dad is guilty for teaching me that everything should have it's place. And, if that place happens to also be labeled, well that is doubly good. He often spent more money or time creating a place for his belongings than he spent on the items themselves. (ie. a hand-carved box for his pencils, a special hook in the kitchen for the garage door key etc.) I find myself doing the same.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
(Embarrassing) Truth #1: The Twilight Series were the first books I had read in 8 years.
Truth #2: They are good. Really good.
Truth #3: They have me reading again.
Feeling a bit guilty about the above admissions, shortly after completing this terrible and wonderful series I moved onto a classic I always wished I had read, Henry James' "The Bostonians".
This is a different kind of 'book' entirely. It is taking me 10x as long to read, but I find myself going back to reread sentiments I love. This is my current favorite:
...the simplest division it is possible to make of the human race is into the people who take things hard and the people who take them easy. He perceived very quickly that Ms. Chancelor belonged to the former class.
I love this and will forever endeavor to belong to the latter class. Take it easy.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
This was our 6th Annual Camping Trip to Ohanapecosh at Mt. Ranier with our good pals James and Danielle. This year Meg and Kelcey joined us. What surprises and pleases me the most about this trip is how little it has changed over the years with the addition of two children. Camping is simply camping. We love it. This year we...
...read by the fire,
Monday, August 9, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Sweet Lu McDougall: "I have to go potty on the grass."
Post-Manhattan Mommy: "Okay sug."