Well kids, it’s been a busy week and I’m glad to finally have time to sit and write again. We’ve been preparing for our big annual audit at work and I feel like all I’ve done for the last two weeks is sit behind a desk filling out paper work. When it would all get to be too much, I would walk over to the big window in the office and just take in the changing spring-kissed landscape. We’ve been in a dance with the weather here lately–one day is a warm breeze and a cobalt sky, the next is rain drops and jackets. Every time I’m certain spring has finally settled in for good, I wake up to another cold day and bare branches not brave enough to put out leaves. It reminds of me of Robert Frost’s words about this time of year here in New England:
“The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
A wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you’re two months back in the middle of March.”
From the poem Two Tramps in Mud Time
Yesterday was the final day before the audit and everyone at work was rushing around trying to tie things up. One of the girls I work with needed a break from the bustle and went outside for a bit then came back with the cutest little stem of white bell-shaped flowers. She walked around work showing it off like a brand new baby and had everyone smell how fragrant it was for such a tiny thing. Then she got a tiny little cup filled with water and left it on her work table–I think we all enjoyed having a little piece of nature inside with us, especially on such a beautiful day when we all wanted to be outdoors. Actually, my boss wanted to be outside so much that he just took the day off and spent it out on his boat. He came in to work after 9:30 last night in shorts and flip-flops looking like a new man–it’s amazing what a little time outdoors on the water does for the soul.
The husband had to get up early this morning for the audit (I get to stay home and avoid the mess since I just work in the office, hehe). When I came down to the kitchen this morning, I was greeted by a cute little pink flower in a tiny little vase sitting on the windowsill…Husband picked it for me and put it there before he left–he’s a keeper, that one.
Now that I finally have a day out of the office, I’m faced with a mountain of laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, etc. Oh well, I would rather face the laundry than another mountain of paper work. Besides, I get to beat around the house in my slippers sipping coffee and rocking out to OneRepublic and Adele–all is well at the Andrews’ joint 8]
Well, I apologize if my ramblings about everything and nothing bore you–I’m just too fried to talk about anything important today…next week, I promise.
Enjoy your weekend and get outside if you can!
13 thoughts on “Life In My Slippers”
A little bit of nature can change your whole perspective. It’s a beautiful day here in the neighborhood and I am glad after our short but constant rainy days seem to be over. What a gift we are given every spring. To see new life begin again which lets us dance in the glory of the sun.
Loved this Kari..and serendipity being what it is..I just read this wonderful quote before reading your post…”A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. -Walt Whitman” Seems fitting for your reflections 🙂
there is nothing better than Robert Frost and slippers, highly recommend both. Great post, really enjoyed it.
That poem fits perfectly! Yesterday was warm and windy and beautiful! Today the high is 63 (which is pretty cold for us southerners)!
Next Week??? Is that a promise or a threat. I quite liked this week’s post. I’ve wondered where you’ve been. I would say your husband’s a pretty nice/smart guy.
Did I ever tell you, that you remind me of Cleopatra?
It’s .A.Threat. <8[
That poem perfectly captures the weather right now – thanks!
Glad you can enjoy the day today, even if you have laundry to do 🙂
I love Robert Frost…especially since he was a New Hampshire boy and his writings so capture New England. Thanks for reading!
Great to hear from you, even if it’s just the regular work day craze. 😀
I enjoyed reading the ramblings sometimes it is nice to just read something simple about a persons life. Glad you survived the audit prep I know what a burden that can be. Enjoy the weekend and those slippers. Oh and I was touched by the thoughtful flower left by the keeper.
I enjoy reading about people’s normal lives too but then I think mine is too boring to share. Thanks for reading!
I love how you can make even a very busy week at work into a fun article to read. Getting outside does indeed do something for the soul. It was cold and gloomy here yesterday but today holds the promise of warmth and beauty all around, planning on taking your advice and getting outside! Have a great weekend Kari!
It’s raining here now too–but that’s okay because we need it and everything is greening up now that it’s getting watered!