Sunday, April 3, 2011

one line a day

Rebecca gave me this journal called One Line A Day, A Five-Year Memory Book. 

Here's how it works: You turn to today's calendar date and fill in the year at the top of the page's first entry. Here, you can add your thoughts on the present day's events. On the next day, you turn the page and fill in the date accordingly. When the year has ended, you start the next year in the second entry space on the page and so on throughout the five years.

We were talking about how much has changed just in the past three (make that four...ugh) years since we graduated from college.  If we could go back and read what a typical day's events were like in April 2007, it would probably look something like, "class, Esso for meat & three, nap, baseball game..."

Anyway, it should be fun in a few years to look back and relive forgotten moments. Who knows where we will live or what our daily lives will be like in 2015.

Here's the breakdown on the rest of the stack:

I'm finally getting around to reading Eat, Pray Love, which I'm pretty excited about. It seems like I never have time to read anymore now that I'm back in school. It's giving me the urge to travel.

The Bible is a new one that I bought this year to replace the teen study version I was still using. Instead of making a new year's resolution,  I set a goal to read through the entire Bible this year.  It's something I've never done before. I started on January 1st and have stayed on track so far. Going verse by verse through the Old Testament, I have read some very interesting (and some not so interesting) passages. I'm looking forward to Psalms in the month of May. 

The notebook is a Moleskin. When I purchased it, I was unaware of the history of these notebooks. Apparently they are the heir to a legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Ernest Hemingway. These notebooks would hold sketches, notes, stories, and ideas that would one day become famous works of art. Today, the Moleskin is synonymous with culture, imagination, memory, travel, and personal identity. Unfortunately, mine is just collecting dust on my nightstand right now. Maybe I will be inspired to fill its pages soon. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

spring things

It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!  ~Mark Twain

I love spring. It just makes me happy. I love the weather, the colors, and of course Easter. Spring is full of new life and reminders of God's love and promises.

Even though it's technically still "spring cold" outside (Kimberly knows what this means), I am full of excitement about the beginning of a new season...especially since this is my first spring in Charleston. 

Today's my last day of "spring break" at The Citadel Graduate College and I think I may have spring fever...whatever that means. 

Proof that I am obsessed with spring...and possibly my dog.

Winston's Easter basket from last year

Of course I love anything that involves holidays or sprinkles. I got this idea from your homebased mom and I've already made it for Valentine's Day and spring. I'm definitely planning on making it for pretty much every holiday until everyone I know is sick of it. 

Bunny Bark

Another sure sign of spring...the aiken steeplechase.

I had to copy this picture from the Aiken Standard because I didn't actually see a horse all day due to the rain and other factors.