Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Oh, Brother

Sigh. Okay. The fairy costume still isn't done. Most of it is, though, and I've made a crown of flowers for her delicate little head. Do you know that it is really hard to find fairy wings when it isn't Halloween? Emma has long since outgrown hers and I just figured I could run to WalMart or whatever and just grab a pair for $5 or so. Not so much. Two stores later, I finally found a pair at Target. For $12.
Stupid book report.
I'm just putting this off because I'm tired. It's counter intuitive, I know, to procrastinate on something because you have little time in which to finish it. But there you have it. A lot of what I do is counter intuitive.

We almost had some sunshine today, but it changed its mind. I don't care too much for sunshine anyway. I think I'd be happy living in the Northwest. What's for dinner on another rainy, unseasonably cool day? Homemade bread and white chicken chili is the answer. Cooking on a rainy day while listening to Iron and Wine is also the answer.

Emma has expressed an interest in learning to play the drums. I don't know if it'll be her thing, but we are well-connected for experimenting with that sort of thing. My brother came over bearing the gift of a sparkly snare drum and two pairs of sticks. We had a rudimentary (drummer humor) lesson and lots of fun. Somehow, the kids talked Uncle Jon into staying for some Wii games and somehow, now that they've been sent to their rooms to settle in for the night, Chris and Jon talked each other into more Wii games.

I, for one, am going to finish up this dang costume after my brother goes home. And do you know what I'm going to do then? No matter how late it is, I'm going to pour myself a tall glass of wine and take a nice, hot bath. Because no matter how late it is, I know that I need some time to myself today.

Daily Bliss: the way my brother makes me laugh - a deep, giggling way that nobody else can quite inspire
Wake-Up Playlist: Iron & Wine White Tooth Man


60ish and Glad said...

I can just hear that laugh...I know it well...and I can just see that funny boy - enjoying the fruits of his humor. And I can just see that brother of MINE - coming over with a set of teach a sparkling humerous little boy how to do some rudimentary drumming. What a thrill...and better yet I can just see the percentages eeking up on the :Mom's Stole"!

Amy said...

Sounds like a great night. And it sounds like you deserve a glass of wine and bath in your favorite bathtub. Enjoy!

claibornes corner said...

Ah, another drummer - are you SURE she's not going to be a "singer"????????? Enjoy the wine and bath- I had a very nice quiet day and knitting with a long bath too! Wonderful..

Mary said...

I hope you had a wonderful "time to myself" experience. May it carry you through the heaviness of a morning that probably came way too soon. :)