Sunday, November 28, 2010

Into The Blue

Well. Here it is: The brand new day. I may spend it in a spa, getting a facial, enjoying a massage, having things waxed. Perhaps I will visit shops in downtown and not come home until I have a gift for everyone on my list safely stowed in my sleigh. This could be a baking day, or better yet: Tamale day. Tempting. Very.

I am certain that I am not prepared to make every one dress-up for a long over-due family portrait, but that day is coming. Look out V2 Family... I will be harassing begging imploring demanding dragging hoping we can all sit in one place for a real family picture, soon. Not today, but soon.

Something inside of me is very attracted to this... to floating away with the breeze, to seeing the world below, and the blue above and beyond. Bundled up, a bit dizzy with the height, I think this would be... honestly, I think it would be cold, loud, and unnerving. But I do love watching the hot air balloons, and imagining the sensation of riding untethered.

Maybe today I will walk in the rain, get pushed around in the wind, kick some puddles.

But if you figure out that I am on the computer, posting about the progress on the robot float, or pip-pipping about life at the Bird House, or if I am doing any of the aforementioned activities, then know I am in big trouble.

There is only one thing I should be doing today: Thinking about the Christian Emperor, Constantine, and how I can send Max to school looking just like him for their ancient history pageant. Actually he is playing two emperors, but he cannot remember who the second guy is. (Rest assured fellow cast mates, Max will come through!)

Alex suggests Max wear the same "fancy toga," but when Max changes character Alex says he should: "Turn your back, apply a fake mustache, then turn dramatically and say your lines." And Alex demonstrates with his hilariously accurate theatrical Roman-Emperor voice, then he spins and speaks in a distinctly different old man, Roman-Emperor voice!

I wish I could spin dramatically and produce a fancy tunic and toga.

How about you? What are you doing this brand new day?


hoj said...

Apparently doing the same thing as you....except I am reading Chicken Blog instead of writing Chicken Blog. lol

Peaches said...

Here is a great link to historical patterns:

Golden West said...

Hi Natalie,

Back when I was growing up here in the 1950s, your street was the "edge of town" and everything east was the "back country". El Camino Real was still a dirt road where all of us kids learned to drive!

Glad to hear you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Helen... I am in TROUBLE! lol

Peaches... thank you! This is a wonderful resource. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Golden... what I love about it here, is that it can still feel like the edge of town! I love your blog, the historic images, and your lovely reflections and views of our dear region. Thank you for sharing!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Now. Somebody scold me. I am supposed to be wrestling with tissue patterns!

judy in ky said...

I'm starting to get out the Christmas ornaments, ordering the last of the gifts, and wrapping the gifts I already have. I have set up "Christmas Central" in the dining room.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Judy... you are being super productive. Do you have music playing?

warren said...

I am wishing right now that I was in your neck of the's snowing like mad.

Other than that though, we are planning to go get a Christmas tree tonight which means our holiday season is about to become official!

Jen ( said...

Today, I am reading blogs instead of doing the work I should be doing. Ugh.

Soon, though, I will crack my knuckles (or not) and settle down to the task of educating my youngin' and I just hope I can give him a flair for the dramatic if not a mustache.