Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Library Book

Hazel & Jade are a part of a reading program at our local library. This week we checked out a very cool book that I would like to share. It is called 10 things I can do to help my world, by Melanie Walsh. This book was so cute, and provided realistic ideas to help kids become more conscious about the environment and what they can do to help. Probably the best tip in the book (which we practice) is coloring on both sides of the paper, and the cutest tip being to help feed the birds in the winter. I loved this book, so much so that I decided to write a blog about it.

Check it out for yourself :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Scarf Swap

I had the idea of knitting a scarf for a friend, and having that friend knit a scarf for me. So it would be a wonderful scarf exchange of sorts. So dear Joanne, I have finished your scarf!! The second scarf I have ever knitted, and I am happy with how it turned out. Not as long as I would have hoped but I love the natural color and the cute little buttons. I hope you like it and I can't wait to see my scarf. Love you....

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sonnet 43

Sonnet 43 - How do I love thee? Let me count the ways by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight.

For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.

I love thee to the level of every day's most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.

I love thee freely, as men strive for right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use in my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose with my lost saints,—

I love thee with the breath,Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,I shall but love thee better after death.

As a 15 year old girl, obsessed with poetry, thrift stores, bell-bottoms, and the like. I purchased a framed copy of this poem complete with pressed flowers and fell in love with it. I hung it up on our wall recently (a throw back from my wannabe hippie days), and every time I see makes me smile.