11 July 2014
(Psst! Ladies and gents...to subvert your expectations...only 2/9 of these iPhone snaps have been posted on Instagram so far. We're reversing the natural order of things tonight!)
Let's get started. I have spaghetti brain! Spaghetti brain is when you have a million thoughts crowding your brain and they're all criss-crossed and wrapped up in each other. Most of these thoughts are...maybe something more between a thought and a feeling...and, thus, are rather inarticulate.
But here's a mumbly, jumbly list of the things I can articulate:
-I have a whole notebook dedicated to excellent child-rearing ideas. This week I added: Mom + Dad's bedroom-gone-hotel night in which our kids can take over our room, watch cartoons, and order "room service" from us. And HAOTW, or, Hybrid Animal of the Week, which I'll let you think about on your own.
-I am currently working on a series of poems for summer. (Perhaps therein is the word-thief culprit!)
-Lately, I have a compulsive need to cover all my books in brown and/or white craft paper.
-Ice cream sandwiches.
-Recently, the salt rock lamp was moved to a dog-accessible spot. Until I caught the dogs licking it.
-I get nervous talking to people. I worry all the time they'll find me rude -- but I'm no good at carrying witty conversation.
-New bedding! It looks like tissue paper!
-Sylvia Plath's journals.
-...And random moments of loathing Ted Hughes for destroying her most controversial ones.
-I care more about making people feel good than just about anything.
-I am homesick for the seaside.
-Sometimes I write scenes in my head throughout the day, and this is how I end up with sentences like, "the moon in a sliver above the big cloud" stuck in my head forever.
-I wish all the good movies that come out in the winter would come out in the summer. It's so romantic to sneak off to the cinema on a hot afternoon -- to waste a day in the cool dark, and then to emerge with hours of sunlight still ahead.
-Lastly, the sweetest quote from my Robbie: "You just can't look at a daisy and feel sad."