Tuesday, September 27, 2011

more good stuff...

Because I need to remember there *is* good stuff. Because being on the lookout for it somehow seems to help. Because it's better than bad stuff.

*sigh* I am so not in a good place right now. But I'm working on it. I know things will get better. I do. But in the meantime, I think I need to use this place to help me focus on the good stuff. Because it really is there, even when it overwhelmingly feels like it isn't. So anyway, for the next little while, that may be all that gets posted here.

*Today was library day. As in the day that Annie volunteers at the library, and I get to hang out there for two hours. We load up our bags to make the most efficient use of our time while there, but it's not as productive for me as it used to be since Gray is now present to provide a healthy dose of interruptions. :) Still, this is one of my favorite parts of our school week. You know, because LIBRARIES = AWESOME!

*Fresh picked garden goodness.
And we didn't even plant cucumbers--just a rogue plant from our compost.

*Chris's apple butter! Mmmmm...

*I read three short, incredibly fun, graphic novels over the weekend while we were off "sort of" camping.
Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things
Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics
Courtney Crumrin in the Twilight Kingdom

Annie had picked up these books at a used bookstore many moons ago...and when RIP rolled around, she put them in my pile and told me that I *had* to read them. Thank you, Annie! According to whomever decides these things, these are middle grade books. But they are by no means entirely tame. There's delicious darkness within the pages. And I enjoyed every minute of my time with them, more and more so as I read further along. Enough so that I'm really hoping I can come across the next volume more sooner than later.

*Also while pseudo-camping, I finally finished a farmers market bag for us. You know, just as farmers market season is nearing its close for the year. :P (Thanks for modeling for me, Annie.)


DesLily said...

I have two things to say: one: I am with you not being in a good place... and second: Wow Annie! does Rich follow her around with his shot gun? lol...cute cute cute

Kailana said...

I hear you on finding good things. I seem unable to sleep, so in the meantime I am remembering I get to meet my friends newborn for the first time in a few hours. :)

Jean said...

It is good to hear that you can still find the good things despite not being in a good place right now. That good will help you move into a better place. I hope camping refreshed you a bit and that a fall chill in the air helps as well. Hugs to all!

Lu @ Regular Rumination said...

I'm sorry that you're not in a good place right now. *hug* It sounds like there are some good things and your optimism is so great. <3

Trish said...

I think finding the good things is great practice Debi. Some days you might have to look harder than others, but the good things are there (born pessimist, so I know how you feel).

How do you get a cucumber when you didn't plant any!?!? That baffles me. I'd LOVE to have a garden--actually SCOTT would love to have a garden but I'm not sure I could stand it in our summer heat. With our drought this summer most of our bushes and flowers have long ago shriveled. The begonias are coming back but I'm convinced nothing will kill those suckers!

Melissa said...

Aw . . .Debi. I am so sorry you are not in a good place right now. But it does sound like a lot of good things were going on for you.

Quick question: Jake (almost 10) doesn't have the attention span for reading chapter books, but he loves graphic novels. Do you have any brilliant recommendations?