Doesn't really have the same ring to it as Monday, you know?
Lately, Tuesday has been kind of like my Monday when it comes to blogging. I do love a good hot off the press Monday morning blog post, but I just don't always seem to get to it. So, Tuesday will have to do for recapping the weekend and looking at the week ahead.
Emily came down with a cold on Friday so she had to lay low for a couple of days. It made for a rather cozy weekend, but a little disappointing because she missed a birthday outing on Saturday with some girlfriends. To her surprise, these wonderful girls stopped by to drop off a care package for her... so incredibly thoughtful. That really brightened her day.
We are currently on week three of Whole Food Kitchen and I am loving this class so much. The new format feels just right - longer cooking class videos, weekly ebooks, beautiful contributions from others. The weekly ebooks are each around 30 pages and filled with beautiful photos and graphics. It occurred to me that when all is said and done the material delivered will come close to (or exceed) 300 pages! Hmm... perhaps I do have a book in me after all. ;)
I've seen a few 4am mornings over the past week. I really do love that time of day, to catch the quiet start... the blue hour... the clear headspace for creative thinking. Early mornings are my time, always have been. Even as a teenager I struggled to keep my eyes open past 11pm as my friends would watch movies and such until 2am or later.
My own daughter is a complete night owl, she has been since the moment she was born. It's kind of amazing when you think about the different internal clocks we each have. Individually unique yet so distinct - I wonder what the purpose is? Is there a primal reason for being a night person or a morning person? Like, okay all you night people, you're in charge of watching for predators in the night... and, hey morning folks, you must get the day started early by hunting, gathering or preparing food for the tribe.
Oh, who knows. But it's fun to think about; seems like there must be a purpose to this kind of wiring.
The sideboard arrived!
It took renting a trailer to get it here, but I love it so much. Tattered yet strong and ready to serve. It makes me want to host a buffet style gathering sometime soon, I can just see a hodgepodge of casserole dishes laid out across the top.
The wall color is not nearly as 'limey' as it appears in this photo.
I suppose we should put a dining table in there soon. It will certainly tighten the room up a bit when that happens. We have the table on hand already, and it is small, but the room is quite small to begin with so we'll just call it a cozy nook of a dining room... with a fantastically old, beat-up sideboard!
I find myself peeking in as I work in the kitchen... Hello dining room, you're really coming along!
It's been fun to slowly see this room take shape, having been used as a his and hers office since we first moved in. A few months ago I moved my office upstairs, wanting a 'set-apart' corner to write and think. The new arrangement is so good. And, having this dining room come to life expands our living/entertaining space on the first floor which is really nice.
I love these sort of changes. I crave them, really. Every few months or so I feel compelled to clear and reinvent some part of our home, to breathe new energy into a tired and stiffled space.
Speaking of change... this was taken last week. A 5pm glass of wine beside a sunlight filled window. Evening light is surely returning now.
Yes, sprucing up corners of our home and increased sunlight each day... these are the sort of changes I look forward to.