woke up early to shower and put on a dress, just to feel pretty. brewed coffee. ate a tiny bowl of some precious mini-wheats. intended to study. started, but ended up reading emails and blogs, and occasionally staring out the window. its overcast, but the birds are chirping. its the type of weather i enjoy being outside in because i can stay cool. i really should study, i have lessons today. all i really wanna do is tidy up our house, drink a bit more coffee, and sit outside thinking as J plays in the sandbox.
i also want to buy some flowers to make our yard look pretty. its REALLY ugly, ya’ll. really. but i haven’t been able to bring myself to spend the money since we don’t know if we’ll be here through spring or not. spring is far away, i know, but i hate acquiring and having extra to pack, even if its just a few pots.
getting out by myself today for a little R&R after my mom’s two week visit. it was fun. 🙂 but traveling to kyoto and tokyo, walking all day for a few days, and doing a fair amount of the navigating and translating when without the hubby was a little taxing on my pregnant body and its weary mind. i’m going to go somewhere pretty, order something sweet, and just sit. be jealous. 🙂
i have hopes of seeing you soon — hoping the weather and my refreshed heart will provide more blogging energy. don’t count on it yet, though. a tired mama can change her ideas pretty quickly. 😉
2 thoughts on “today”
Ya know? I know it might not seem like the most practical thing to do… buying flowers for a place you won’t stay in… I struggled with that when I moved to LA. But I bought a couple of potted plants (could be moved??) and my roommate has taken care of the place so that now even though I am leaving after only ten months here… i am really happy to sit outside with a cup of coffee breathing in the flowers.
Who knows? Even getting your hands in some dirt might be therapuetic. 🙂 I vote for some plants. 🙂
Love you Mrs. O’Donnell and miss you mucho much!
I had the same thoughts as Joanna.
Get some flowers. 🙂 They’re good for your soul.
And you don’t have to move them if you don’t want to. Pass them on to the next person who lives there.