Outside my window … the sun is finally shining. I don’t know how long it was cloudy for, but it was too long. I’m starting to up my vitamin D in preparation for the shorter days, but even with that I’ve been feeling very restless and irritable with the weather!! _uacct = “UA-4888259-1″;urchinTracker();
I am thankful for … balance in so many areas of life: the balance between ethics and income, the balance between work and home, the balance between family and life. I am also thankful for a husband who wakes up early to light a fire in our little woodstove and makes sure that it is nice a hot before bed so that we are using less natural gas!
I am creating … a bunch of maternity pictures from the shoot I did on September 11. I normally walk away with 40-50 shots, but this one has 75!! It’s taking a little longer than usual but I am enjoying them immensely
I am celebrating … fall, and surviving another stressful summer. I love the sense of accomplishment that comes with harvest time, whether you’ve been growing food or not. There is such a hum of activity and enjoyment in the air that I just love!
I am wearing … Sherrie’s green sweats! She passed them on to me and I love them. They are a gawd-awful kelly green, but they are soooo comfy. I’m just impressed that I can actually squeeze into them LOL!
I am reading … Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Neffeneger <== I'm sure I spelled that wrong. She is the author of my favourite book, The Time Traveller’s Wife, and this story captures the same timeless love and heartache that her first book did. I am head-over-heels for it – it is beautiful.
I am hoping … that my Parkland classes fill up for H.A.W.T. Momma! It would mean a lot for us to have at least 2 full sessions in before Christmas. Fingers crossed!
I am hearing … the dishwasher running and the fire crackling
Around the house and yard … a few more vegetables to bring in (no pumpkins, unfortunately), laundry to continuously tackle and floors to wash. Leith and I did devise a kitchen-cleaning co-op, so dishes have been done every day and night for a couple weeks now! Yay! I love having a consistently clean kitchen
One of my favourite things … getting up on my soapbox. I’ve been doing a lot of that lately, haven’t I? I just have a few too many things that I am passionate about, and I believe in the power of compassionate awareness – that is, sharing my opinions without forcing others to do the same. I think that sometimes, people just don’t realize what’s going on around them.
A few plans for the rest of the week … Salsa Burn and Bollywood classes tonight, a quick meet-up with my Dad at the AMA today (getting him maps, paying my van registration…), Salsa Burn and FitHop tomorrow, and Mel’s Bridal Bash on Saturday night!! Yes, that’s right: a chance to wear my wedding dress and party with a whole bunch of other wives, 20lbs after the fact! Should be an interesting squeeze … maybe I ought to have gone for a lace-up gown instead of a zipper
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you:
Kit-kat, pretending she is Ariel from The Little Mermaid