this is me and my version of the sunday smoky eye. i know, it doesn't look all that smoldering, but i'm a laid back kind of girl and rarely like my lower lash line lined, even though my mom always says i look ravishing with it. but moms are supposed to say that. anyway, it is a little like red lipstick. good for once in awhile but not really me. anonymous asked me a formspring question about my favorite makeup shades, please head over there for answers or to ask me something new.
so the day is done. i would bottle this moment up if i could. it's sunday evening and september feels like it is sweeping august under the rug with a light breeze through my windows. the house is clean (yay), the light is fading, the lamps are lit and the dishes are done (thank heavens). the boy is bathed and tucked in and chatting to his stuffed animals. i savor the nighttime. i have a bit of time to relax and read and catch up and plan and conquer.
i'm not always so serene or steady. the other day i emailed my penpal, practically in a frenzy, telling her that i was on the edge of feeling overwhelmed. i can deal with a lot on my plate, but when i get feeling bogged down, i blame it entirely on the state of my house. which is why, saturday afternoon when there was a burst of rain and lightening and plans to go to the splashy park were down the drain, i started moving furniture and rearranging my entire front room. which is the bulk of our living space. it became one of those projects that mid-way through you wonder if you'll survive it. but we did and i'm seriously all the happier about it. i credit the new martha stewart living issue for my motivation. i revamped the living space (still need something smashing for the walls) and consolidated my office and craft space (still need to update my bulletin board, i still have 2009 resolutions pinned up). only the art supply necessities are out for show and everything else is tucked into my craft closet. it feels ready for back-to-school. am ready to launch into the new season. hope you are too.