This was Capitol Lake on my walk with George this afternoon. Overflowing its banks but looking very pretty while doing so. This morning, I awoke to a huge clap of thunder and two little pajamaed girls flying into my bed about two seconds later. Telfer had already left for work and the three of us hunkered down for a pretty amazing December thunder-and-lightening storm. I thought for sure we would lose power. We did not but the road down to Jane’s school is closed due to flooding. She spent a good chunk of the day with me and it looks like she will be with me again tomorrow. Think of us. She loves the shop and is forever wanting to skip school and hang with mom for the day. For maybe twenty minutes? To her, that’s surely enough time to get everything done. All day long with all the customers and the talking and the “special projects” mom wants you to do and using the scary, gross bathroom is not what she pictures. Today, while in the bathroom with her I tried to explain what an 1888 building means in terms she could understand. It’s older than mom! It’s older than Grammy! It’s older than Nana! All she knows is the toilet is terrifying to flush. I love having this flexibility though. I can take my girls to work if I need to. They may hate it at this moment but they will remember it for the rest of their lives. I think that’s a win for sure.
And for those of you that care about my reading life, all my reading-related areas are updated here on the blog and I have begun my third installment of the shelf project. Here’s installment one and two if you are interested. To explain myself to my self again, I tend to get overwhelmed by what I want to do and read (so many things) and so this is a way of narrowing the amount of choice. I actually feel less stress and more freedom when I have a bit of a project in motion.