Wordless Wednesdays

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fab Five Frantic-ness

Hi there. How are you? How's your day going? Any special plans for the weekend? What about me, you ask? I'll tell you.

Panic, bookgroup, potato salad, no mayo, peas, basil, dijon vinaigrette, disappointing, panic, no time, lobster buoy (i'm not sure if that's the correct spelling), no time, shower, frizzy hair, no time, panic, books, brownies, Pinterest, strawberry spinach salad, Toy Story 2, shower, books, water, phones, panic, makeup, will my pictures upload properly, picnics, meetings, hating Facebook lately, no summer this year, nail polish, and three hours.

And panic.

And so to commemorate my oh-so-incredibly balanced state of mind, here are five photos of things that bring comfort, balance, peace, and happiness to my soul (other than the obvious husband, children, and my raggedy Bible).

This is my kitchen sink when it's fearfully and wonderfully clean. Ahhh.

Every morning, I drink a tall glass of ice water, frantically followed by a cup of Plantation Mint Tea. Same glass. Same mug. Every. Single. Day. It has to be this way. I might not function properly if this order is not observed. I might walk backwards down the street. And we CAN'T be having that.

My little lobster buoy. It hangs on my garage. I love it. My mother-in-law brought it home for me after a 40th anniversary vacation out east. I look at it, and I see Maine. I can almost smell the salty waves crashing wildly against the huge, jagged rocks. I cry. Much. Not really. BUT ALMOST.

My books. I read. MUCH. I simply do not understand people who do not love to read. Note: I do not recommend the top book in the stack, "1632". Spine-tingling cheesiness abounds!! As a member from our bookgroup said,"It's like a 600-page beer commercial," and (this is my favorite), "It's a Harlequin romance for men!" Well said.

My beloved piano. While I no longer have the time to practice 4-5 hours a day, I treasure every single second I can playing Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Beethoven, and many other wonderful composers. Note: My 4.5 year old took this picture. Not bad, eh? I thought his grasp of composition was really quite outstanding. I'm also not one bit prejudiced. Nope. Not AT ALL.

Ahhh...I'm already starting to feel a bit more relaxed after viewing these photos. Also... I KNOW it's Saturday, and I am SO SORRY I did not keep my Fab Five Friday commitment to ya'll. Yesterday was non-stop craziness, but that's done with, so I promise I shall re-commit myself to being consistent with this exhaustive-and-not-soon-to-end photo series. Thank you for not hating me. Have a delightful weekend!


  1. Ahhh Mary. This, among countless other things, is why we are friends. Have I ever confessed to you that I have, essentially, eaten the EXACT SAME breakfast every morning for the last 2 years? It is comforting, it is predictable, and most importantly it is nutritious. I leave you to guess what is included (you probably know without thinking). Love you. Love your take on life!

  2. I, too, enjoy a clean sink! Love the pile of books!

  3. Sarah, my love; it could only be one thing. Oatmeal!! Have you switched to coffee in the a.m.? I must confess, I can't remember. Ack!
    Thank you, Rachel! I plan on adding the books you lent me to The Stack today. :-) Also...for the lovely handmade flower (thank you!)I was thinking a sky blue color with a beaded center and the pin backing rather than the clip. Is that doable?