Seeing..my daughter precocious love of teenage rebellion - she's got a thick leather dog collar with grommets draped around her neck: "Yarrow pretty necklace!" she says proudly. Between her sense of style, her home-made tattoos, and her massive crush on Baby Jesus, we've got an adorable little rebel on our hands!
Smelling..Clove, cardamom, and Patchouli incense, peppermint Dr. Bronner's soap, and green growing things
Tasting..coffee with cream and whole wheat scones with butter and the best-ever Strawberry, blueberry jam a friend gave us. It's a huge jar, so I'm planning to stick some of it in a tart with chocolate ganache..if I can avoid spooning it directly into my mouth.
Listening.. to Lori Mckenna sing about disappointing marriages..I don't know why I like all these songs I can't relate to..but I do, I love them, so does Seth..maybe they remind us how good we have it?
Grateful...for a clean house, my whole day is open now that I'm not burdened by weekend mess! I want to do this more often - keep up with things and do a proper clean on Sunday night to start the week in a fresh, beautiful way! I'm planning to spend the rest of the morning outside weeding and planning and dreaming.
Reading.. My newest Simple Things Magazine - there's a recipe for home-made basil ice cream! And a delightful little article that argues for a return to saying Grace before meals! I love it! I'm also reading Fertility, Cycles, and Nutrition by Marilyn Shannon. I like her concept of health and good nutrition a lot, and her tone is lovely.
Loving..my new tattoo..it's so comforting to have Rilke's understanding words with me, so thrilling to see them done with so much love and care by an artist who works toward perfection. Thanks John Biswell! (I promise, I'll put up pictures soon, I need Seth to take the photos or they'll end up fuzzy and awful, I know..I tried!)Hoping.. I'm reading my crows right; that this week follows the weekend well; that the cucumbers continue their abundance (and that I can keep up with them!).