I woke up to pouring rain this morning. Don’t you love that feeling? Good night’s sleep. Comfy airy blankets. Soft pillows. Gentle light. Sound of rain. Oh! I do.
It’s Monday and I was pretty tired from the weekend. Comfy duds, blogging and coffee all morning. Bare face out of respect for no-makeup Monday. Cinnamon toast. Good tunes. Yup. That’s exactly what I had in mind.
I dove in the clothing collection and came up for air with a 100% cotton orange and pink plaid thrifted American Eagle shirt. Score! With a peachy soft XS Massimo (thrifted of course!) tunic underneath. Some free, like-new, hand-me-down Banana Republic slacks that are as soft as pajama bottoms.
Starbucks cup in hand I was ready for that easy little morning I had planned.
A vintage owl necklace pretty much decided on it’s own to join the party. He matched my mug so I said yes.
As I’ve said before, details make all the difference in my mind. I love fun linings. Coordinating pens. Matching coffee cups. That’s one thing I love about the AE shirt, the lining is hot pink. It contrasts against the outside in a madly fashionable way. SO, I just had to have the pink nails to match. That was a perfect combo in my mind. I love the western flair of the pearl snaps, too.
I was blog ready.
But as I sat writing and editing photos at my aqua desk, I began staring out the window. Always the fatal mistake if you have indoor work plans. The more I stared the more my heart was struck with wanderlust.
In the end, the wanderlust won out. I decided to take my younger brother for a Nature Walk.
The idea was to culture that appreciation of the lovely creation around us.
And check the mail. haha. The simplest of endeavors but appreciated by young and old alike. You never know what you might find in there.
With a little bit of help from his big sister this boy is also culturing a very organic, rocking, sense of style. Okay… maybe a lot of help. But you know. We do what we must to pitch in on raising those younger siblings.
I then had the idea, to work on a science project. I was thinking of trees. How we need them and how truly lovely they are. An important part of the eco-system for sure. That was when I posed the question:
“Do you see any interesting leaves.”
“Why is that one interesting..?’
Thus beginning the leaf and rock scavenger hunt.
That was a fun little adventure.
I now have Seth inside doing projects with the one interesting rock and one interesting leaf he was allowed to bring in. Later we’re going to study them. That shall prove exciting, I think. Homeschooling at it’s best! 🙂
My rainy layed back Monday has been lovely. I hope the same has been true for all of you. Don’t forget to….
Get Out There!
Take a little mini adventure and soak up some nature. Also, spend some time with the small peeps in your life. They’re so special and growing like weeds.