25 Things I Never Tire Of

Ξ January 8th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ MissMunchkin, bath, books, good things in life, my partner, sleep, writing |

Taking a cue from Beth:

25 Things I Never Tire Of

  • hot bubble baths
  • candles
  • incense
  • a good book
  • chocolate
  • frozen yogurt
  • the moon
  • the constellation Orion (no clue…)
  • sleeping in
  • rain
  • dancing
  • listening to music
  • quiet time to myself
  • taking long walks
  • new clothes
  • watching MissMunchkin discover new things
  • learning new things myself
  • traveling
  • redecorating a room
  • walking through new houses/apartments
  • musicals
  • going to the theatre
  • writing
  • getting a new movie from NetFlix.com
  • going on a date with my partner
  • What do you never tire of?

     

    The Start of Something New…?

    Ξ December 21st, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ MissMunchkin, bath, books, my partner, sleep, writing |

    I wrote in Adventures With MissMunchkin about the possible end of naptime and the subsequent earlier bedtime.I’ve been dreading the end of naps. It’s been like that lunch break they give you on a job. Even when you love your job, a break is nice; being able to get something to eat is even better!

    After a week of 8 o’clock bedtimes, I’m beginning to change my tune. MissMunchkin has suddenly morphed into Miss Independent, so much so that I’m not even noticing naptime came and went without a nap. I’m even getting to eat the occasional hot meal!

    After MissMunchkin is asleep, usually within 15 minutes, I have a good two hours, if not three, before my partner gets home from work. (It’s Christmas, I’m lucky he gets to come home at all.) I have time all to myself to do . . . well, whatever I want.

    As a result of my new-found time, I have rediscovered more forgotten pleasures than just reading.

    • A hot bubble bath. Nothing washes away the day like a hot bath, throw in that good book and you may have found heaven.
    • Shaving more then once in a blue moon. ‘Nuff said.
    • Time and feeling like (see bath) changing into some “non-Mommy” clothes.
    • Actually being able to cook a real, hot, semi-adult meal and then being able to sit at the table and enjoy it with my partner.
    • Being able to write without fear of interruption without warning. Nothing breaks your train of thought like a crying child.

    MissMunchkin is also sleeping through the night with the occasional exception. So, my sleep deprivation is wearing off, which means I’m still awake enough after 9pm to do all these things. Although I’m afraid all this seems to be leading to a new kind of sleep deprivation . . . Ah, well. Maybe I’m just not meant to get sleep!

     

    For the love of a good book

    Ξ December 20th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ MissMunchkin, books |


    Growing up, I was a bookworm. I was rarely without a book in hand or at least on standby in my bag. You could probably find a backup or two in there as well.Over the last few years I lost my books for various reasons (jobs, crappy libraries, lack of funds, a baby, etc.)

    Two things have happened this fall.

    One being MissMunchkin has reach independent mode and spends a good share of the day not needing me. Plus, she’s sleeping through the night (mostly), so sleep deprivation is wearing off and I’m not passing out every chance I get.

    Two, Mother finally let me in on a secret: Paperback Swap. Why she had been hiding such a thing, I don’t know. Now, as long as I have enough funds for a couple stamps, I can have new books! Not to mention getting rid of the ones I don’t want anymore, thus clearing up space for more . . . books!

    Ahh . . . I’d forgotten the beauty of a well crafted book. Nothing in the world compares. Movies don’t even begin to match books in the ability to completely transport you into entirely different worlds, ones that can go on indefinitely. (If you can get the authors to cooperate.)

    If I have to be addicted to something, it might as well be books . . .

    “There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.” - Christopher Morley

    “The invitation of the bookstore occurs on so many levels, we simply must take our time. We peruse the shelves, weaving around the other customers, feeling a cold gust of rain from the open door, not really knowing what we want. Then there! …we stumble upon it…. We open to the first page, and the universe unfolds, once upon a time.” - Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop.

    “Just the knowledge that a good book is waiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.” - Kathleen Norris

     

  • Katriona is a lifelong autodidact exploring the 'verse. She is currently employed fulltime by Corwynt and MissMunchkin as a stay-at-home-mom. In her spare time Katriona moonlights as a webmistress and writer.

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