Tuesday, February 24, 2009

An essay

As part of the fun Kelly has set her readers an essay task (such a great idea! it worked to break up the monotony of my day...) - to write a piece of our day in Austin-style.  One entry will be randomly picked and a prize sent out!

I decided to do mine in letter format, on paper, and will actually send this to my friend Helen who is currently without internet and missing "blogland" very much. :)  So here goes!

House of Dreams
Tuesday, 23rd February, 2009
My dear Helen,

It is with longing that I write to you this day, for so many weeks have passed since I have seen your smiling face.  How are you faring up in seaside Hervey Bay?  I expect those bonny children of yours are keeping you busy, night and day.  How I would love to come and visit with you soon!  I do hope our health improves as we come in to March.  I am tiring of the various sicknesses ailing us of late.
My throat is aching again today, and so I made the *proper* decision to have a quiet day at home. Elijah is happy- you know my boy, always content to potter at home. 
Those pestersome weevels have moved in again, set to infest and munch their way through our pantry goods.  So today I have taken it upon myself to attack with force, and rid my kitchen of their troublesome presence!  It has been a day hence of sorting and cleaning, and I must say I have rather enjoyed the process. We shall finish the task tomorrow.
This afternoon however, I have had to endure the unpleasant experience of tooth extraction.  Despite my very good dentist's best efforts, I feel somewhat uncomfortable tonight as my body struggles with the sensations in throat and mouth.  I am trusting young William will sleep well again tonight, and allow his Mother some much-needed rest.
Well, my dear, I must away.

With much love and adoration,

Done in haste, but enjoyed!!  Hope you did too.  :)


Kimmie said...

Smashingly good essay..hope you win! I love Jane Austin, she is one of my very favorites.

Thanks for your comment...love what God has on your heart...and in mine...saving two orphans is always good! May it come to pass, as He has written it in your heart. And out of the mouths of babes the Lord speaks...;-)

bless you!

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Elizabeth said...

Isn't this Austen contest fun? I hope you feel better soon.

Kelly said...

Oh lovely friend,

What an extremely charming posting! I am especially enchanted by your use of "bonny", as its apt to be forgotten in today's speak. Pray tell, how are you faring after your dental procedures? I do hope that the good doctor gave you some tonics.

Be well, dear friend! (and thanks for participating, Saminda!)


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