I am lying in bed at night thinking of California sunshine. I told Nekos I wished I could make myself dream about it at night. He said it's possible if I just think really hard about it right before I fall asleep. I don't know if that works or not though.
In Nashville it looks like the color has blanched out of everything. Like knuckles clenched around a steering wheel. I hadn't really noticed how brown and gray and terrible everything looks until I saw it held up against California and Southern Arizona. In my mind, I fast forward through the rest of January and February and on into March. In March, I have Tessa's first birthday to celebrate. And there will start to be warmer days. Last year, when we first brought Tessa home from the hospital, I sat on the front porch and held all six pounds of her, exhausted, and watched Nekos plant our garden. That garden is dry and brown now, but one day soon the spring will come.
|Our bed. We got a Tempur-Pedic mattress last winter, and more recently a new bedspread from Pottery Barn, and put John and Yoko up above our heads for extra good vibes. |
I really like the way Tessa's room turned out, too, which I made a whole post
about last month. And I want to do a post soon about my craft "station," but I probably need to get it into order first.
This month I want to try my hand at some carpentry. I'm thinking of making a built-in bookshelf to the left of our fireplace and a window seat in the dining room. How hard could it really be? :)