Sunday, June 01, 2008

Flights of Fancy

We do play!

This is all about randomness and my whimsical, fanciful mood. First of all, my Mom and I had a good laugh about my break from blogging. Yes, she noticed I've had a lot to say ever since I cutback. What can I say? It's good to know I am not the only one who juggles with issues about quitting, cutting back, taking breaks and then jumping in for more... "Crunchy Chicken" is taking a poll on this timely topic. What do you think?

What do you think of peanut butter on whole wheat bread, hold the jelly?

What do you think about Pork and Beans? And what do you think about science and geeks, and recycling?

I love science and geeks, and these Pork and Beans. And I love my serious boys. My serious boys engaged in serious geek topics. Building flying cars, designing a Lego universe. All your geeks are belong to us. What do you think about video games, and music and slow motion photography and stop motion photography? What do you think of robots?

What do you think of back yard pools, back yard camping, and climbing trees? Max wants me to to think about BIONICLE and this really hurts my brain. I try and I try to learn all those names and places and events. Alex used to try to teach me, and William used to try to teach me, and I just never have been able to retain any of it. Lately, I am reading the BIONICLE comics aloud, to Max. I do all of the voices and dramatic pauses, and I thought this was making him really happy. He says, "It's alright. Mostly I am only interested in you learning the story."

Sometimes it pays to put aside all your troubles, look the other way. Last night friends came and we played and laughed together, and the sun went down and then it came up again, and nothing's really fixed or changed, but I just feel a little bit better. I don't want to over think this... Over thinking is something I do well, and it's not to be confused with deep thinking or productive, genius type thinking. What do you think of swirling and dancing, even when there is no music? What do you think of dresses and aprons, picnics, wide brimmed hats, ponds, brownies, and charm packs?

Nothing is fixed, but the sun came up and I feel alright. I'm going to take a shower, and go on a walk. I'm going to watch the chicas run in the garden, and do some hand quilting. I am going to read a BIONICLE comic to Max, water the garden and listen to music...

...Listen to Pink Martini

"Hang on Little Tomato"
You gotta hold on, hold on through the night
Hang on, things will be all right
Even when it's dark
And not a bit of spark
Sing-song sunshine from above
Spreading rays of sunny love

Just hang on, hang on to the vine
Stay on, soon you'll be divine
If you start to cry, look up to the sky
Something's coming up ahead
To turn your tears to dew instead

And so I hold on to his advice
When change is hard and not so nice
You listen to your heart the whole night through
Your sunny someday will come one day soon to you


s said...

I think that when the pressure is off and the expectations are gone, creativity flows. Sometimes, anyway.

I like Pork and Beans (clever), music, geeks, and the idea of having chickens (one day). And I like your blog, glad I found it.

amy smith said...

and you, my dear, are a delight. :)

gloria said...


Missy said...

Natalie, your blog never fails to bring a smile and joy to my heart. You are such a blessing.

I loved the video of Maria. I have a cd of Jennifer Rose singing the song to that music. Some of the words go something like, "turning till it comes round right" It reminded me of you and how you're able to stop to see, acknowledge and appreciate everything in your world.


Laura Jane said...

What a delightful video of Maria!

So graceful and joyous. What an ornament and a precious last child to have in your family. All those intelligent, individual and strong children. Such a contribution to the world.

A CHARM PACK indeed!

Janece said...

You, this post, Maria, your little chickies video and the music were all much needed balm to my heart tonight. Thank you.

judy in ky said...

Natalie, I have just spent about an hour exploring your offerings on this post. You have introduced me to the Eepy Bird Guys, Pork and Beans, Weezer, and the science teacher. I wasn't aware of any of these before. I have always loved geeks and science!
Your videos are little gems! Your blog opens up whole new worlds for me. I can see where you children get their smarts and imagination... lucky kids!

Julie said...

I'm thinking your science-geek boys would love Colin's favorite band -- The Mathematicians.

I've tagged you. Come read details on my blog.

randi said...

I love those fabrics! So cute!

My sons are bionicle fans. We have a large collection and they love to play with them all the time---especially if friends are over~!

YayaOrchid said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed both videos! Maria looks enchanting as she dances and whirls, so pretty, so dainty, and very angelic. So full of life and happiness. I never had a daughter, and seeing yours, I know I missed out on a singular blessing. And those little chicas, they also frolic with delight, and seeing them, they fill my heart with joy. This post has been a blessing to me, Natalie.

Tracy said...

LOVE the photos, and the titles...and the videos. It's getting interactive here at Chicken Bliog! :o) Happy Days to you all ((HUGS))

Tilly said...

Lets hear it for serious scientific boys and dancing girls with peanut butter on their chins! I'm put out that I can't play your videos for some reason. Glad you're 'looking the other way' for a while -good idea!

village mama said...

confessing that I did not read a word you wrote (so tired), but, I soaked up your photos: gorgeous.

Em said...

SO, I skimmed this post, and will have to come back for more... I love the video of the chicas, and love how you put it all to music - so cool! Your daughter is beautiful... have I said that before? Hmm...

habilimenteuse said...

That video of her dancing is probably the sweetest, most beautiful, most innocent, and pure thing that I've encountered while clicking the "next blog" button here.
Thank you. you made my day.