Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Puttering

Puttering ~ today is the perfect day for it. The windows are open and a nice spring air is cooling off the house, still hot from yesterday. Dave made a pot of coffee before he left for some meetings. And ... I am still in my pajamas.

Years ago, I read (and have reread many times) Alexandra Stoddard's Living a Beautiful Life: 500 Ways to Add Elegance, Order, Beauty and Joy to Every Day of Your Life. She gave words to many things I already practiced and loved. 

Here is what Alexandra says about puttering ~ "When you are unwinding alone, unpressured, you see things differently than when you are under the gun ... Puttering is a healthy way to sort out where you are at any given time and for me it is a daily ritual."

Here is what puttering looks like for me today:

     *deadheading my petunias

     
     *thinking about the death of Maya Angelou and 
       the power of words

     *a few load of laundry 

     *catching up on Facebook ( am I the only one who still
          really loves Facebook?) 

       *thinking about how Lily is already ten weeks
      old and welcoming a few other babies to the
      world this week, and praying for some soon.to.
      deliver moms

can't get enough of this wee girl  
     
     *praying for several dear friends that are
       suffering from cancer
     
     *transferring bits and pieces to my new
       calendar

 
I am off to shower, then make some guacamole for lunch. 

Do you like to putter?
    
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