Tuesday, April 24, 2012

March Photo a Day--Week 4

What?
It's not March anymore?
April's nearly over?
Oh well.
I'm a bit behind in posting, but still chugging away at  my photo a day project.
Here are the pictures from March's list--week 4.
Enjoy!

March 22, 2012
Kitchen Sink

It's there--just off the side of the photo--my kitchen sink.
I really love this photo because it is a glimpse into my every day mornings:
the knife I use to chop veggies for Aaron's salad,
egg shells, from the soft boiled eggs James and Lilly love to eat,
a cup and a spoon, from the baby food I fed Davy,
cucumber peels from Aaron's salad,
 the 50 cent, IKEA kitchen towels I buy in bulk,
and the spoon I used to stir my coffee.
You know, to anyone else, this photo is just a picture of a mess.
But to me, it is a beautiful picture of my life.
It's the way I take care of my family everyday.
It's a few of my favorite things.
It's a beautiful little mess.


March 23, 2012
Moon

Vintage Golden Books are some of my absolute favorites.
This one is about the sky.
It's pretty great.


March 24, 2012
Animal
This is Lilly's little mouse.
She wears a little red dress,
and she sleeps in a matchbox with a soft mattress,
a fluffy pillow and a warm, knitted coverlet.
I just love her.


March 25, 2012
Breakfast

Our avocados are ripe.
That means avocados on toast for breakfast.
Every morning.
It is the simplest and best breakfast I know.
Avocado season is my favorite.


March 26, 2012
Key

My fist car was a 1964 (and a half), Ford Mustang.
It was turquoise.
It had some problems.
The brakes went out on me twice.
While driving.
My power steering would suddenly go out,
 and I'd pull over quick, pop the hood,
and pour in some power steering fluid.
Then, back on the road.
Oh the things you think are no big deal when you're 19 years old.
But I paid for it myself, 
I was proud of it,
and I loved it.
The time came when I had to sell it.
The coolest key, the one with the galloping mustang, went with the car.
But I kept this spare key.
For the memories.


March 27, 2012
Your Name

Do you let your kids write their names in their books.
You should.
This is my name, written in my 5 year old handwriting,
in one of my childhood books, Mouse Soup.
I get a little grin every time I see it.


March 28, 2012
Trash

My husband spray painted our kitchen trash can.
It's eraser pink.
It's so much better than white.
That man will spray paint anything.
It's one of the many things I love about him.


March 29, 2012
Feet
In all the wide world, 
there are few things quite so sweet
as 
baby feet.
Davy.


March 30, 2012
Toy

Do you remember this toy?
My kids love it just as much as I did.
I really love the art on it.
It reminds me of Switzerland.


March 31, 2012
Where I relax

It seems counterintuitive.
I relax by making a mess in my kitchen.
Mixing up a batch of pancakes for my crew.
But it does relax me.
Maybe it's the knowledge that I am caring for my family.
Maybe it's the act of doing something I love.
Maybe it's the recipes in a cookbook I have loved since childhood.
Maybe it's all of it.


There's an interesting thread in all these pictures: things that I love.
Things from my past, my present, my day to day, memories, food, and the acts that I love to perform.
Simple pleasures that I love.
Wishing you a day full of simple pleasures that you love.
Love from,
Greta

PS.  So those towels from IKEA?  They raised the price to 80 cents.  The word is out.
If you like Lilly's mouse, you can find her, and her brother, here.

3 comments:

hennymats said...

lovely photos! The ones of Davy and the kitchen sink are my favorites. There is something so quiet and caring, so much warmth in that first photo.

Amanda Nowak said...

That mouse is the rainbow sprinkles on top of my ice cream. If I had a daughter, she'd own one... or both. :)

AngieK said...

I adore that mouse, my daughter would love one of those!