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At a whisper

whispering

Hello from foggy Thomas Run. Everything is at a whisper around here, inside and out. The fog makes everything quiet outside. Inside, this round of colds has me almost completely without a voice this morning. Only slightly panic-inducing (understatement), since I have to sing at a funeral tomorrow morning. And whispering with four children isn't very effective. As I croaked to my mother on the phone this morning, she recommended whiskey, hot water, honey and citrus–a hot toddy

But, thankfully it doesn't take a literal voice to write a blog post, just a figurative one. And since it's been awhile since I've rounded up some good things from around the web….Here's what I'm pinning these days:

❉ Maybe this will clear my sinuses

❉ I will be the cool aunt who shows up with this for post-turkey play. (Usually, we have family wrestling matches. Oh yes, we do. But my mother may appreciate this slightly less violent activity. I'm seeing some family v. family matches ahead.)

❉ I am all OVER this. Where's my cheese grater?

❉ I used to make salt dough ornaments with my 3rd grade students. But I'm digging this upscale version. 

❉ I want these badly. But alas, I am a poor girl. (I welcome any comfortable every day shoe suggestions in the comments. My Danskos are dying.)

❉ This is an important skill every girl should have.

❉ I have some small fabric scraps that I cherish for various reasons. Maybe this is an idea. 

❉ Some people want a maid. Me? I want a personal knitter.  This is the first thing I'd send her.

❉ With four girls, I must master this simple skill.

❉ I'm over at 4KidsorMore talking about library fines (again). And if you're still changing crib sheets, you'll want to know about this

Alright. We have a lot on the to-do list today despite the fact that we're all dragging…There's guinea pig food to purchase. Tights to find for my dress tomorrow. (How do we feel about tights and open toe shoes? Is this cool now? Or totally ugly?), A photo walk to take for Emma's e-course. And ironically, library books to return. 

Happy, foggy Thursday! ( I whispered that.)

 

whispering

Hello from foggy Thomas Run. Everything is at a whisper around here, inside and out. The fog makes everything quiet outside. Inside, this round of colds has me almost completely without a voice this morning. Only slightly panic-inducing (understatement), since I have to sing at a funeral tomorrow morning. And whispering with four children isn't very effective. As I croaked to my mother on the phone this morning, she recommended whiskey, hot water, honey and citrus–a hot toddy

But, thankfully it doesn't take a literal voice to write a blog post, just a figurative one. And since it's been awhile since I've rounded up some good things from around the web….Here's what I'm pinning these days:

❉ Maybe this will clear my sinuses

❉ I will be the cool aunt who shows up with this for post-turkey play. (Usually, we have family wrestling matches. Oh yes, we do. But my mother may appreciate this slightly less violent activity. I'm seeing some family v. family matches ahead.)

❉ I am all OVER this. Where's my cheese grater?

❉ I used to make salt dough ornaments with my 3rd grade students. But I'm digging this upscale version. 

❉ I want these badly. But alas, I am a poor girl. (I welcome any comfortable every day shoe suggestions in the comments. My Danskos are dying.)

❉ This is an important skill every girl should have.

❉ I have some small fabric scraps that I cherish for various reasons. Maybe this is an idea. 

❉ Some people want a maid. Me? I want a personal knitter.  This is the first thing I'd send her.

❉ With four girls, I must master this simple skill.

❉ I'm over at 4KidsorMore talking about library fines (again). And if you're still changing crib sheets, you'll want to know about this

Alright. We have a lot on the to-do list today despite the fact that we're all dragging…There's guinea pig food to purchase. Tights to find for my dress tomorrow. (How do we feel about tights and open toe shoes? Is this cool now? Or totally ugly?), A photo walk to take for Emma's e-course. And ironically, library books to return. 

Happy, foggy Thursday! ( I whispered that.)

 

7 comments on “At a whisper”

  1. I love your lists, Molly. I can knit, but oh I am not sure I am up for that. Perhaps after the holidays – two more sweaters to finish. Love the soap recipe. We go thru a sinful amount around these parts. Shoes…hmmm. I really like my Danskos or Keens. UGH on the library fines. I just went to our local library to yell, I mean talk, to them about two books they say were never returned. One was sitting right there on the shelf. BLECH! Feel better and sing well!

  2. Gorgeous picture- I love the foggy fall. Praying your voice returns in time for singing tomorrow. Good luck with the tights- my Husband hates them, so I am simply band from dresses until summer! 😉

  3. There’s a Dansko outlet in PA, not far from the MD border. I rely on my Danskos for style and walking comfort since I walk about town so much. I did get a knockoff pair of clogs from Lands End this fall for $40 – just as comfy as Danskos. I was impressed.

    I hope your voice came in time!

    I think open toe shoes with tights is trendy, but I’m not sure the rest of me is trendy enough to pull that off 🙂 But I did get big horn-rimmed glasses this summer like the hipsters. . .

  4. Thomas Run, as in road? I grew up in Harford County on Thomas Run not far from Harford Community College. When it was foggy, it was FOGGY. Hope your throat is better and the fog has cleared.

  5. From one singer to another see if you can locate a jar of Honey Loquat at your local health food store/Whole Foods market. It is a thick syrup that you mix with boiling water to make a tea-like drink. My singer/performer pals and I swear by it. You may find yourself bringing a travel mug of the stuff to the funeral with you, but it will get you your voice back.

    Good luck and feel better!

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