Sunday, August 20, 2006

Snapshot

I collect aprons. I keep bits of ribbon and tissue paper that I think is pretty, and little boxes from things that might be nice for making things out of. I have a million knitting projects that are unfinished and more that are unstarted. I am trying like the Dickens to get my home and myself organized. Organization does not come naturally to me. I'm buying organic and local as often as possible. I've recently stopped eating beef because it feels like lead in my belly all of a sudden. I have very little dairy. For the first time in my life I am able to completely forget about work when I come home. One is my real life; the other is not. I've always had several journals at once. This probably explains why I've changed online journals so often. Some ideas deserve a fresh start, unsullied by the past. I can't seem to be able to drink much anymore; one beer or one glass of wine or one gin and tonic, and the next day I feel it. Oh, do I feel it. It's a bit ridiculous. After feeling incredibly ugly and rather disgusting for the better part of a year, I'm starting to come round again, I think, and feel okay about myself. I never thought having a baby would provoke that in me. Ever. I like to stir the pot but these days I'm quite a bit kinder about it and, I'd like to think, more careful about it. I have terrible posture, brought on by pregnancy and then accentuated by carrying wee Luke, who has the densest bones ever in the history of bones -- how else to explain how heavy he is? I love writing letters and having pen pals. I love hot coffee. I love traveling and chocolate and laughing until the tears come. I'm exuberant but secretly shy.

5 comments:

fairlywell said...

Hey! Thank goodness for sitemeter! I like the pretty new page, and I really like the picture with the Esther Williams hat. Guess that answers my question about the hats, hmm? (I hope you got my note in the mail last week?)

Emma said...

I did get your note -- on Friday, and that was how I knew it was going to be a good weekend -- and now the lovely card is decorating the dining room. Yes, I was going to send you a link to my MySpace page as a way of answering your question, but then spur of the moment like, decided to do up this here journal. Expect a reply in the post soon! xo

adagio said...

a new face on things. and officially 'emma' i now see. enjoy your fresh start. cheers! from adagio

Emma said...

Hey, thanks Adagio! I've missed keeping in touch with you. Yes, I'm "out" now... :D

Egyptian Cowboy said...

I'm coming out

I want the world to know

Got to let it show