Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Work that's Kinda like Play

"Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life become a beautiful success, in spite of poverty."

Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

































25 comments:

mountain mama said...

oh, i love those images. where are they from? where are you? what am i missing? :)

Jodi said...

Mountain mama, I work as a living historian on an 18th century farm. Sort of like colonial Williamsburg, but in Pennsylvania.

Stephanie Ann said...

I love the photo of you in the window.

Christine said...

Which life is simpler?, ours, or the ones in the photo's, that is the question.

ohangelina said...

oh jodi.
i love these so so so so much.
i just stopped breathing for a second.
buckle shoes, long linen draping, down a cold stone hall, weathered winding wood stairs, i can close my eyes and pretend i am there, too. xxxxxxxx

Ostriches Look Funny said...

i always get excited when you go back to work. I love the photos and the you in a bonnet.
I dont so much love the less frequent blog posts, but the you in a window shot soothed my angry cat fur a bit.
Angry cat fur?
I'm tired. You know what I'm saying right? Kindred spirits do.
Meow

Ostriches Look Funny said...

p.s. I expect at some point to see your tin foil hat.
You know, to keep the aliens away.

Chelsey said...

That quote is beautiful. I love the picture of you at the window. All these pictures are so lovely...

Cheryl said...

I love seeing the knooks and crannies of your work place. As ever, looking for clues about how our house used to be. Our stairs were taken out, but some of the treads are still visible. The stairs used to go up by the inglenook. Weirdly they used the old stair door, to make the floorboards, to fill the hole!

Where did the settlers come from, that built the place originally?

Jodi said...

JoAnn - angry cat fur? Love it! Yes, tin foil hats. I'll make you one 'cause you're my friend :)

Jodi said...

Cheryl, the people immigrated from England, and the house style is English as opposed to German, which is common in this area. Your house sounds so cool.

Jodi said...

Christina - it depends on which day you ask me :)

Melissa said...

Lovely! The Marmee quote and the pictures of your work-like-play. Thank you for giving us a glimpse it!

Elisabeth said...

Oh, Mrs. Jodi! I want to work where you work!!!
Such beautiful pictures! :-)

Alexis said...

Get down with your bad self;)
I love the quote and the pictures. My parents own a bicentennial farm in Virginia. The farm house is...old and beautiful and so is the one in your photos. I truly love old things...
Oh and you in that bonnet...love it!!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Such wonderful and evocative pictures.....Some of my ancestors came from England in1763 or 64 and lived for a time in Chester County. No idea where......I love to imagine their lives....Others were German and others Scottish...These pictures are beautiful, Jodie!

Amy said...

The quote is so good. Need to write it down. We have a similar type of place near us--I'll probably accidentally look for you next time we're there:)

Nancy said...

Okay, the shot looking down the narrow staircase gave me a little bit of vertigo. I like that you didn't narrate these. Gave me a sense of the peace and quiet of the place. Wearing my tinfoil helmet to smooth my angry cat fur,I remain your loyal imaginary friend.

Leslie said...

yummy photos... adorable you.

Southern Gal said...

I love your job. I love when you share about your job. And the quote at the beginning of this post fits it so well. Of course, you knew that already. ;)

Southern Gal said...

P.S. We're on The Horse and His Boy now. It took a while for Ethan to get into this one, but now he's begging me to read every time he sees me sit down. He wants to get to Prince Caspian so I'll let him see the movie. I know his game...

Jodi said...

Southern Gal, I have friends that wouldn't let their children see the LOTR movies until they read the books. Smart move, I think. Stick to your guns.

Emily said...

I love that photo of your feet on that winding stairway! And the one of your shoes next to red sneakers. And the one of the light seeping through the window.

Well, I love all of them.

mountain mama said...

Super cool! We may have to visit one day!!

Graceful said...

Coolest job EVER. Wicked jealous! I love the shot of those steep stairs -- although I think I'd a tumble if I had to traipse up and down those at my workplace (though your shoes look pretty stable and sturdy!). ;)

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