Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Farm

Last week we visited the Queens County Farm. This has become a favorite place for us. Most of the flowers were gone since our last visit and some of the animals were not around, not sure if it was because it was a weekday or the fact that the weather is changing. It was cloudy for most part of the day and beautifully quiet. We didn't do much but walk, run, touch some flowers and take in the silence and all the greenary around us. I watched my girls play and pick stones together, laugh and just BE.  Most of the time I walked in front or behind them, but always watching closely, not wanting to miss for a second their smiles and bliss.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Farewell to summer

Though today feels like a mid-August day, I am very aware that summer is practically gone and cool fall weather will soon be approaching. I spent my day yesterday clearing out the girl's closets and drawers, making mental notes of what they will need once they can no longer wear shorts and sandals. I also starting creating a list of places to go and things to do before the weather changes for good. Looking back, I wish I had done some of these things earlier, like to going the Brooklyn Bridge Park Carrousel or visiting Governors Island, but this was an unusual summer, with my mother-in-law in town and organizing the new place we moved into. It was a good summer overall but, I do plan to be more proactive come next summer and hopefully I'll have a calendar full of outings and creative things to do with the girls when the time comes. 

Here, a very brief summary of our summer according to my phone:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Do something

I have not been able to sleep much lately. My thoughts and ideas keep running in circles and I feel that I need to stop and listen; the thing is, they all want to speak at the same time and it's becoming hard for me to pause and think, prioritize, decide which I want to follow through. These ideas/thoughts are all about what I'd like to do. You see, I can't just be a stay at home mom, not that there's anything wrong with that but, my creative self needs to breath and be active because otherwise, she just drives me insane and complains until my head can no longer put up with her frustration. I need to feel that I'm part of something else besides my family and home, that I've created something I can feel proud of, something that connects me to others, something that feeds my artistic soul. Anyway, these thoughts I was referring to are mainly about blogging and photography. I'm not sure what to do with this blog: should I delete it, continue writing sporadically, have two blogs (because I want to keep writing in spanish), what exactly should the content be about, etc. Regarding photography, I would like to take it more seriously and maybe start a business; for this, I have tons of ideas but I'm lost in when/how to start. I also have the accessories shop, which is probably last on my list, but it's definitely something I need to tackle.  As you can see, I have much to think about. Or maybe I should think less and actually DO something.

couple of extras:

- Books of Wonder: If you haven't been to this bookstore, you should definitely stop by. I went last week to buy a gift for a birthday girl and just loved their classics collection, their helpful staff and how they've catalogued books by age and themes. It's like a toy store minus the toys.

- The park this weekend: