Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Books and Memories

I love reading Amanda Soule's blog, and I like looking at the companies she supports. They remind me of Chinaberry, a company that started out just about the time I had my first daughter, way back in 1984. This company was instrumental to me when I was a young mom, helping me locate quality books for my daughters. And even though my girls are all grown up, it is still a wonderful resource to me, especially this section. I miss the days of sprawling out on the couch with one or both girls and the baskets of books we brought home from the library. We would spend hours reading books together, either silently or together, depending on the age and interests of the three of us. I am so grateful that I was able to stay home with them when they were little. I have such wonderful memories of those days.

Yesterday was a rainy, grey day, just perfect for hanging around, but this morning, the sun was shining and the dew was glittering.


I'm still in the process of moving things around, trying to decide what belongs where, but the big stuff is done. I even dumped out my various knitting baskets in order to consolidate projects that are 99% done so I can finish them up. Last night I finished two washcloths, and wove in the ends on two other projects that were done but still hanging around the workbasket. And I frogged two other projects that I didn't even remember what they were supposed to be! Funny how we think that we'll remember something months down the road, isn't it?

Tonight, I met my youngest daughter at our local Greek Fest for dinner as her Mother's Day gift to me. The festival starts today and runs through Sunday, but since she is going out of town tomorrow for a friend's college graduation, we met tonight. Mother's Day can be celebrated any day, can't it?


I can't believe tomorrow is Friday already! Happy weekend!



  1. I love the ability of books to provoke such strong memories.

    Happy Early Mother's Day!

  2. The picture of the two of you is adorable. Mother's Day is every day if you ask me. Happy Friday,

  3. Doesn't it feel great to finish some near UFO's? I agree on the remembering...I'm a little afraid to pick up a lace shawl I had going just after Christmas.
    That photo is look so alike - same smiles :)