Thursday, September 22, 2011

On My Counter

Alternate title: Still Life with Coffee, Sampler, and Hot Wheels.

We were having a meaningful conversation this morning, my Boy and I, in which he revealed that every afternoon he stands up with his class and they "say some words". Words that turned out to be the entire Pledge of Allegiance, which I had no idea he had memorized, but which he then recited to me, in entirety. A conversation in which he also revealed that two of his friends, amazingly, also like the Cars movies, but that one of them hasn't seen Cars 2 yet. And that he had a dream that I was rocking our Girl when she was a baby, and then I disappeared, and he had to take care of her after that.

Then abruptly, he ran off, abandoning his Hot Wheels and sippy cup. And a weekly bring-home envelope from school, with a newsletter from his Teacher, and a multi-colored bear.

And me. Still reeling from the information bombardment. Loving the reeling, loving the bombardment.

So this is what it is like, being separated for hours at a time, gaining independent experiences.
Now it is me and that teacup.
All sunny, and a good yellow, I found it perched under glass at my Goodwill.
When it was still there a week later, I knew it was meant to be.

Coffee tastes really good sipped from English china.
Then there is that in-the-works sampler.
With yet another house.
I really do love samplers with houses... I hope you do too.

This one needs some color tweaking, so the piles of floss will join it on the counter soon.
Right after the bedding goes out on the line, and the beans get picked.

Its going to be a good day.


Hazel said...

Awww so sweet. They say the sweetest (and the strangest) things don't they? Love your sampler. x

Joy said...

Sounds like a perfect day! I hope you receive as much pleasure as you give!

MoonBeam said...

Sweet story. Beautiful stitching.


Penny said...

Isn't it amazing.... all the wonderful and VERY important news the little ones have for us after a busy day!?!

Cindy said...

Love the post. This is the beauty called balance. You aren't missing out on things in your children's life, but you are also maintaining some things that are important to you.
I always enjoy your blog.

Peggy Lee said...

I remember conversations like these when my little one was growing up. Brings back sweet memories...thanks!

joann renee said...

Aw! I miss you guys - and I still can't believe Jack is in school already!
love, Auntie Jo