Fall 2013-dark leaves

Friday, January 8, 2010


Oh, my. I didn't know it could feel so good to be alone. Well, I'm not technically alone; there are two sleeping children upstairs. But the big girls have gone over to a friend's house to play FOR THE ENTIRE AFTERNOON--thank you, Abby!!--and Brian is out studying. And I am left all to myself.

You know how good it feels when you've cleaned out your closet or all the drawers in your dresser? No one can tell a difference from the outside, but there is a lighter feeling when you walk into the room. That's how I feel right now, having farmed out 1/2 of my kids--the house feels light and partly empty. Very refreshing. And yet I already miss them.

Now off to my To Do list? Not yet--I just brewed a fresh mug of coffee and intend to cruise through the cookbooks I pulled out last night in search for some healthier dishes. I think I'll turn on some Norah Jones too. Wow, what a treat!


  1. Yea! Is this an Abby I know? Have you connected with Abby E. yet?

    Enjoy your time! I've got two sleeping, one at a friend's house, and Caroline is entertaining a friend, so I haven't heard a peep out of them! Aah...
    Love, Elizabeth

  2. Yes, it was Abby E. :) The girls had a great time, but I'm not sure George was honest when I asked if it were too crazy and he said no. But I sure had a wonderful afternoon!! Glad you were able to enjoy too.

    By the way, did you know there are no CFA's north of Nashville all the rest of the way to St. Louis. We so should have stopped in Franklin on the way back home after Christmas!