Monday, July 5, 2010
i am so excited, summer is officially here for me. for the next two weeks i have all day to myself. kids are still in kindergarten (yes, i am not keeping them home just yet, this is me me me time :), so the house is empty all day. except it isn't because one woke up today with a cold and a bit of fever. so he's been here, keeping me company.
in this vacuum of time i have so far realized that i still really love that bit of light that finds its way to our bedroom, that my basil plants are finally recovering from an attack of slugs, and that doves have made a nest outside my bedroom window. right where a piece of wood meets the wall, placed randomly not long ago. there is something so crazy about this. these little fine eggs, just lying there, on such a fragile construction. the doves don't know, or don't care. just like us. i guess that unless something profound and tragic happens we never realize how fragile a construction life and existence really is. we don't have to.
so for the next two weeks i have an insane amount of plans. all the practical stuff that was postponed till this day (like cleaning bathrooms. because they all started to look like street toilets in calcutta. if there is such a thing...i was there, but cannot remember, probably because the city was all flooded). besides those cleaning details, i am so planning to get some sewing done. among a few hundred other creative things i'd like to do.
and then we will be off to denmark for 5 weeks. which i look very much forward to, especially after my mom told me over the phone today that she has been making a truckload of elderberry flower drink. love it.