Here and There

Thursday, March 26, 2009


I didn't realize we had any special daffodils until these started coming up in the back. Planted them thinking they were regular old daffodils, come to find out they're so fancy!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Thank you, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.

Last night we saw two great things on PBS. One, a great Ken Burns American Story about women's suffrage, Not For Ourselves Alone and a documentary about women soldiers in Iraq called Lioness.

I recommend both features wholeheartedly! Totally fascinating, mind-opening stuff.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

New Little Gidding

Sometimes you are surprised by life. We're having another kid. Pregnancy puts me over in the contemplative camp I guess, so I've been looking around, staring at the curtains, listening to music, driving, all the while, thinking.

Feeling nauseated about 22 to 23 hours a day, watching Northern Exposure (thumbs up!) , reading Prodigal Summer (thumbs down.) and eating are activities I do best at this time, all the while, thinking.

Most books that feature a pregnant person attempt to describe this kind of absent, dreamy confusion that kind of takes hold during this time. It's hard to nail down exactly what it is. It's weird. I'm thoughtful, but not focused. I know it won't last, so I'm just contemplating it while I'm in it.