Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dear Readers:

There was an old baby
who sat on the couch...

Well, it wasn't to be a patient poser for a photo session.  She fell off the bed and had a bad landing.  We thought her clavicle was broken but turns out to be just a nasty bump.  She didn't feel like doing much that day so she sat on the couch.  Avery hardly ever never sits on the couch for any length of time.

In other news, Dr. Gooch listed our roosters on Craigslist.  Wanem?  I harvested a green striped squash, and more cucs and beans.  Also, father's day.  Also it's really hot.  And the mosquitos.  The sunflowers have bloomed, I planted Rudbeckia and pink Echinacea.  The tomato plants are too crowded and my Dad insists, "Something must be done!"  And I hope hope rain comes soon.  The corn was looking wilty.  I killed the ants that were invading one of my tropical porch plants and was successful.  Then, there was an explosion of aphids on said plant and I wished I had let the ants live.

My parents are starting a new life, looking for a job and a home.  Inthemeantime, I'm enjoying the company and the diversion they are for me and my littles.

Here's a sampling of my photo fun with Avery.


This last one is my favorite.  I just love the composition.  I love her face.  I love the blue.  I love the crooked lamp and the washed out walls.

Sometimes, when life gets this normal, I wonder who reads this and why.  Now, I need to go spray down the kitchen counters and floss my teeth.

Love,
Yours Truly

18 comments:

Robin said...

Hi Jordan,
I think I read your blog because you are so talented at creating beautiful thoughts and putting them into words and pictures (and I like the normal stuff, too). Once a person finds something really neat out there in this world, it's hard to not keep coming back. Also, I think your parents are cool. And your chickens. And your garden. And your poetry.

Elizabeth said...

I read!

madsta said...

I read :) your words are always so beautifully put :)

k a t y said...

because sometimes it's the only way I know what's going on in your life. Flossing and all.

Kurt Knudsen said...

I didn't know you flossed.
I DID know you keep a clean kitchen.
This is NORMAL?!!!!!

Susannah said...

I have been reading for a year and a half now, I think, ever since I felt a connection to your writing and reflections. Also, I wish you were in my book club. I think you would really add to the discussions!

kera said...

cause your writing is AWESOME!!!! the way you put words together......genious!!! you make me laugh and smile and have ah ha moments!! keep blogging!!!

TX Girl said...

1. Because we will probably never **sigh** live in the same city again and this is how I get my Gooch Family fix.

2. I enjoy the stories you tell through both your words and your pics.

3. I think you are awesome and I love the glimpses into the life that y'all are trying to create.

Rebecca said...

I read because I love you.

Trainer Momma said...

I read because I love your angle on life. On motherhood. On wifehood. I always feel better after I've read what Jordan has done today. You make me want to do/be better.

And I wish I lived near enough with you to come over late at night and do yoga on the floor of your cottage with you. And take home your Beet Soup leftovers.

The Original Mangums said...

Sweet Avery, sitting on the couch! Not normal! Hope all is well now!

The Comeaux Family said...

I read because I like your perspective on motherhood and your compositions.

Brookeanne said...

Because all the wonderful differences between you and your family members, make us in the outside world, wish we could have been born, nourished, loved and enriched in the household you grew up in. Because all of you are incredibly delightful, and unique individuals.

(By the way, if you mother would like another daughter... have her give me a call) ;)

hkobeal said...

I first saw your blog via either Jeni's or Lexi's blogs. And I check in a few times a week. Your family is beautiful. I love to see your pictures and read your posts. I think we could be friends in real life.

I'm not a stalker. (Well, I guess I'm a blog stalker, but don't worry--hopefully either Jeni or Lexi will vouch for me.) :)

Ingrid said...

I like you! That's why I read!

AnnMarie said...
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AnnMarie said...

don't think I've ever commented before, but I found your blog through your parents' blogs -- we served together in Seoul. I read because I love your pictures and your take on life. I really enjoy what you write and aspire to be so handy around my own house one day. :)

Jac's Mum said...

I'm visiting with your blog for the first time today, from Australia. And I think I came to be here through a link on your sister's blog, somewhere near the bias skirt project. And I was at the bias skirt project because it was a link from another lady's blog, who was sewing from Japanese pattern books.

But I like your pictures, and it is fun reading about a family of six in another time zone and place. It's got me dreaming of our summer here, about to start; about cutting my hair, because I liked yours; and about how I blog. My blog is a bit dark at the moment. It got that way, through being my "thinking post" - a bit like a scratching post, but for my disgruntled thoughts. And I think perhaps I need to sit and cry, just for a minute, for the beauty and happiness and sweet family life that I see in your blog. For a few reasons, my life doesn't look like yours. I have the four wonderful children, but not the equal partnership in parenting and life. It's not jealousy, by any stretch - I am made happier by the knowledge that there are people out there who have formed great partnerships, and are getting on with the raising of kids, blessed by that circle of faith and love. But it hurts, just for a few minutes, to sit with the reality that I'm on my own, doing many of the same things, enjoying my children, friends, family, life and sunshine. It just looks different, like random snapshots in a photo album. Sometimes that juxtaposition of my life and your life and everyone else's, slips into a moment of reflection on what is, and what isn't.

So, thank you for blogging. You see, it reaches people in ways well beyond the mundane trip-trap of everyday life. Late morning here, on a Monday. I have groceries to do; but I might drag out the fabric tubs, and make a "bias top" and "bias bloomers" for mine and another's children, inspired by your sister. And then, who knows, maybe I have a happy blog post in me after all.

Kind regards,
Di.