last day of summer

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

i'm sitting here in my basement working from home under artificial light on the last day of summer. I need to either get wireless access or get an extra long cable so I can enjoy this day in my back yard...

wind and birthdays

Monday, September 19, 2005

-this weekend i sat in my backyard for the first time in awhile to read my weekend paper. the wind came through in gusts, catching the paper and dancing it around the young birch tree and the rose bushes. my cat played with the cicada he found on the back steps. i dropped the paper and closed my eyes taking in some of the last sun that will hit me this summer. warm and inviting.

-today is my grandmother's birthday as well as my cousin's son's first birthday. there are 78 years between the two of them. i would love to take my grandmother for lunch but alas i'm too far away and a simple phone call and flowers will have to do.

new home

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

We had everyone from our softball team over for an end-of-season bbq last night -- we had too much food and it was a tad dark. We'll have to get more lights in the back yard. It seems depressing that it will be getting darker by the minute as we get closer to the winter months. I'm excited to get some fall and winter clothes. I love the idea of being wrapped up in a wool sweater like a soft blanket.

Things left to do in the house:
  • choose colours and paint

  • change the knobs on the kitchen cupboards

  • organize my desk

  • unpack the books

  • organize the spare bedroom

When I write all these things down they seem quite trivial and unimportant especially when you think of what people are going through in other parts of the world. Yesterday was my foster child's birthday -- Elinkaela. She lives in Tanzania and she is now 7 years old. I wish I could call her to wish her a wonderful day... or be with her to bring her food and something fun to play with. Instead I'll sit and look at her picture and think of what she is doing.
Proudly designed by Mlekoshi playground