My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Sunday, May 30, 2010

All in my head

Today has been a very busy day… in my head. 

I have designed and sewn a lovely dress, and paired it with just the right accessories.

I have solved one sister’s housing dilemma, and bought a perfectly thoughtful gift for another.

I have re-arranged the storage area to make room for a summer play room.

I have re-finished the kitchen island.  It’s just right.

I have updated my food storage and instilled  a deep sense of patriotism in my children.

And I’ve written thank you notes to several women whom I admire.

Unfortunately, now I’m exhausted.  I have not one ounce of energy left to actually do any of those things.

In fact, I feel so overwhelmed that I’m paralyzed.  All I can bring myself to do is eat some oreos  and watch an episode of LOST.


  1. I get like that. Tomorrows another day. Start small..............♥

  2. This is FANTASTICALLY cute and clever...and real. Made me smile!