Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's because I'll take the husband if you give me the band.

Dear Patrick,
I'm considering getting married, only so I can hire Tiny Home to play at the reception. Or maybe I'll just marry both of them...

As if Shake Your Peace wasn't enough to make me swoon. Come on, Gabe.
Love, Adrienne

Thursday, October 7, 2010

It's because "Miss Meg taught us how to make the morning. And Adrienne helped."

Dear Patrick,
Yesterday, we started making books with the third graders. To fill some time, we had them write and draw what was most surprising about their day at Penland. Imagine 18 third graders, in aprons, learning to paint for the first time. This little boy's was my favorite:

Made my day.
Love, Adrienne

Monday, October 4, 2010

It's because my life goes like this: graduation, science, mountains, children, wilderness, anything you'd never expect.

Dear Patrick,
So, I guess the truth is, the mouse won in the end. It's a sad thing and difficult for me to admit but I think it must be true. After a few weeks of begging to be moved, it happened. I moved from a house in the mountains to THE WILDERNESS. Don't think I'm exaggerating, it's truly the wilderness. I keep expecting my second worst fear to be realized and there will be a snake in my house and then I'll just have to spend the rest of my life on top of the kitchen table.Is that or is that not the wilderness? So, in an attempt to continue my streak of doing exactly what makes the least sense, I got a kitten to fill my loneliness. A real one. A really tiny real one.
Her name is Margot. We get along very nicely. She acts like a kitten and I act like her mother. Except for sometimes when she acts like a ping pong ball with sharp claws and I act like I want to sleep all the way through the night. She is cute, though, isn't she? That's why I think I'll keep her, even though all other signs point to crazy. But then again, all signs usually do point to crazy when my logic is concerned so I guess this isn't much different. But what can I do, I'm my mother's daughter. And because of my new addition, all I think about is this:


Maaaa-gic. Well anyway, new house, new kitten, new happy.
Love, Adrienne