Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Bit Of Activity

Kitchen Still Life with Clutter, Hulk, and Dinosaur

Well, I did do everything I said I would this morning, and even took a good walk but it took me all day long. Still- no complaints.

I offered to go and get Gibson and to pick up Owen and to keep them for a few hours so Lily could get a good nap in. She gratefully accepted so I did that and those boys were WILD! First day back at school for Owen and first day without his brother in awhile for Gibson so they were like puppies when they got back together.
And this- when Owen's teacher helped him into the car she hugged him hard and said to me, "I want you to be aware that you not only have a reader here, you have a writer!"
She is such a special woman and her care for the children is just so blatantly and beautifully honest.
Yes. Owen is beginning to read and even to write and I couldn't be prouder of him if I tried. He takes our praise with casual aplomb- he is simply doing what he is supposed to do- but oh, what a beautiful thing to see happening. And his parents have so much to do with this. They work with him and make games of letters and sounds and that is how it happens. Not just in the classroom, but in the home as well.
And so it went today- busy and good and when I took the boys home, their mama was glad to see them and they were glad to see her and as they tumbled out of the car, Owen said in a gruff funny voice, "I love you, Gibson," and Gibson said in his husky voice, "I love you too, Owen!"

We will eat our soup and oat bread here soon and I want to get to bed early because that little girl is due to be born soon and I need to be rested and well when I am called.

Oh! Did you see the President's speech today? My god. And of course certain Republicans are already saying that his plan to tighten up loopholes in gun purchases is "over-reaching his authority badly."
Or some bullshit like that.
Meanwhile, there's those guys in Oregon who are becoming the biggest joke in the news with their antics.

Now see- I said I wasn't going to do this- let the news disturb my sense of peace.
Ah well.

I can't do anything about any of it but I can go bake the bread, satisfied in knowing that I have done my best in my own tiny part of the world today and quite frankly, that is enough for me.

Stay warm. Be well.

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. OK, I'm caught up with the life of Ms Mary Moon.

    and of course they are. they were saying it even before they even knew what he was going to say.

    I'm tired, my face is achey, and I have to go get a mammogram tomorrow. ugh.

  2. Ellen Abbott- Oh honey. This time tomorrow it will be over. Hang in there.

  3. I think raising a child that reads and writes is so important. I read to both my kids from the day they came home from the hospital and when they were assessed in grade 4 they were both reading at a university level. Their math skills left something to be desired but they could read and write. It still makes me so happy to read what my kids write because it is so clear and legible. My daughter is the writer and I love stepping into her heart and head and reading the stories she writes.

    And if I remember correctly Lily just got really tired when Gibson was born so maybe this girl baby will be here within a day or two. I am so excited!

    Those grandsons of yours. They have so many people that love them and how can it not flow out of them like it does? I love that they love each other but that they also tell each other. We all need to hear that we are loved.

    Which reminds me. I love you, Mary Moon. I do

  4. Birdie- When I was telling Owen today about how happy I was that he was learning to read and write, I tried to impart to him that reading was not only necessary for being able to navigate our world, but also because it is the purest pleasure. I kept saying to him, "Does this make sense?"
    "Yes," he said.
    I hope with all of my heart that he truly learns what I mean.
    And I love you. Thank you for being a part of my life.

  5. The stupid news is making me cranky. Reading about Owen's love of reading and writing balances the equation greatly.

    Hope you do well resting up for that baby girl. Can't wait for happy news from your part of the world.


  6. Reading!!!!! what a beautiful skill it is. Th world opens wide when we learn how. Good good parents, teaching that child the value of reading.

    Another grandchild for you.

    I celebrate from here.

    XXX Beth

  7. I'm hoping for a baby in the morning.

  8. I'm thinking Friday so she shares her birthday with Elvis.

  9. Sometimes watching the news is both addictive and bad for you. I think it's like that at the moment. New baked bread is always good.

  10. You're quiet today. Maybe a cherished little girl is being born.

  11. I am pondering the same question as Angella. Wondering if your daughters is giving birth to her own.


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