Tuesday, November 23, 2010

art every day #23/list it tuesday 11/23: morning moods

this week's list started last week, when i took the girl to preschool and went to circle her mood on the sign in sheet. but there was no option for her state of being that day. so i gave them a verbal heads up and they appreciated that. clearly it was a list in need of expansion. tammy from daisy yellow got things started with bewildered, giggly, exuberant, and questionable, and from there the rest of the words flowed like wine. it was quite the aha moment when i finished. no wonder days can be so complicated - not only with children, but for all of us. who knows what mood we'll wake up hosting, let alone others in the household? at work? in public? i think we all need our own sign-in sheet every morning. it would be a common courtesy to the rest of the world, a public notice to let others know whether they're in for a trick or a treat from us.








(background images: 1) the ethnic paris cookbook, 2) recipes from provence, 3) traditional sarasatic patterns, 4) robert guest's lunchbox notes to his kids in esopus, 5) côté sud, 6) ready made, 7) the cute/idealistic BOHO mag, and the FABULOUS new polaroid book WORD by jen shaffer and jen victoor. a must if you are a polaroid fanatic - available here and here.)

any other listers out there today? please leave your link in the comments!


aimee said...

p.s. yesterday i was histrionic and hungry, and today i'm somewhere between tired and questionable.

Megan Walker said...

Aimee! That was AWESOME! And I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that vacillates between moods. Ever the extremist, today I'm already going back and forth between sassy and chill.

And I agree - I think we should tape our moods right smack on our foreheads (along with our birthday lists!) every day to give everyone a literal head's up! LOL!

So here's me for today: http://megibug.blogspot.com/2010/11/giving-thanks-list.html


P.S. I'm usually so late to your list party, perhaps I should add 'stunned' to my mood! :)

please sir said...

So fun - don't you feel like all of these sometimes? Haha!

Pat said...

This is like two lists in one--the moods and the backgrounds which are fantastic. I bet that preschool sign-in sheet is an interesting list in itself.

Seinfeld fans can view my list today at:


Lisa said...

Ooh, fun fun. I won't even try to describe my mood right now.

What an idea that would be to walk around and see everyone's mood post-it-note-d to their forehead...tee hee.

S.E.Minegar said...

I am, in fact, both tired and fidgety. Good list and really fun backgrounds.

I am listing it (albeit a shorty this week):http://megustaensalada.blogspot.com

painted fish studio said...

i actually am ok with mornings, and can sometimes be even a little cheerful. but if i had someone asking me every morning what my mood is, i'd probably bite their head off!

thank you, thank you, for the good words about WORD!!!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I´d have a sign that says: mood may swing at any time without notice. :D

queencake and titangirl said...

hi aimee, must read your lists in peace and quiet:)i put up my list: http:missyerem.blogspot.com

Buffalo Lucy said...

Ohhh... great list Aimee! I still haven't decided which one fits me this morning. Huh, must be "indecisive."

Here's my Canadian Edition of List it Tuesday: http://buffalolucy.com/2010/11/23/list-it-tuesday-canadian-edition/

aimee said...

jen, now that you pointed that out, if someone asked my mood every morning i'd probably slug 'em too. but i like lisa's idea of putting a post it note on my forehead.

AG Ambroult said...

Love your Can I feel like about seven different moods at the same time?

I'm in on List it Tuesday!

Phoenix Peacock said...

great lists.
as a therapist, often I have to work with my clients on building a repertoire of feeling words. most people can't say more than "good" "tired" "depressed" "happy" etc.
So we work on that A LOT!

Anonymous said...

Today, I feel stressed and irritated. Here's my list. Now, back to cleaning and getting ready for guests on Thanksgiving. Hope everyone has a great one!


Biomouse said...

I totally need one of those charts your daughter has at school to describe what mode she is in today, I think your little lits would fit right on it :) I played today and hoping maybe I can drag you into playing Weekword with us (I'm hosting)-we miss ya :)

My List!

Weekword (not like you don't have a million other things going on!)

aimee said...

hi everyone - thanks for stopping by! i won't be able to check links for a day or two - i have a little one down for the count with a 103. hope you'll all visit each other today!

cath c said...

oh man. thank you! i think i've been all of these over the past week, each day!

my list is up: http://musingsinmayhem.blogspot.com/2010/11/list-it-tuesday-nothing-fancy.html

cath c said...

and oh, i just saw your comment! hope she feels better soon!

Bonnie said...

love your colorful and very descriptive lists !!

this is my first week participating and i am excited ! my list is HERE

L'Atelier said...

how fabulous, yes i agree. we should all have to fill out a sign in card like that.
today i feel a bit wheepy and somewhere between lonely and wanting to be alone. think i haven't shaken this flu yet.

my list: http://latelierivedi.blogspot.com/2010/11/list-it-tuesday_23.html

cindy said...

happy (but on another planet), although we have internet access on it and i do me WE!

Ravenous Rae said...


I finally figured out how many Christmas cards I need!

gypsy said...

Aimee, Here's my list! http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com/vividlife/list-things-they-dont-say.html. Comparing phrases used in Texas and Pennsylvania. Loved all of your moody words!

Karen M said...

Aimee, I hope your little one is starting to feel better. Why do the holidays always bring out the illnesses?

We are all tired and anxious at this house. Here is my list.

LuLu said...

Howdy aimee,

Your lists this week are right on!

Because of time constraints this week, I opted to create an all digital list.

If you are a movie buff, you'll love my list this week!


Bella Sinclair said...

I tend to change moods hourly. I think I'll rotate through the words on your list!

Ooooh, hope the little one feels better. 103!

Fruenswerk said...

Girl...I love those Tuesday List it days...BUT ONES MORE I DID NOT HAVE TIME...Da....

rachel awes said...

great list, aimee, floating on parties of your colorful life!
mood today/hmmmm...
quiet & reflective,
humming & full of mystery.

pluckychickenheart said...

Great lists Aimee..If I could pin down an emotion from the past few days I would. I've been all over the map. Your lists are a great place to start. ( I made a list. sort of..a day late.lol)


Anairam said...

At this stage of the game I am histrionic, cranky, savage, and a little needy.
Back to my 1.30 a.m. to 2.30 a.m stretch of editing, and then off to bed.
(Thanks for providing me with a much-needed break!)

JessiVille said...

Aimee, love the lists! Today I am bewildered, a litle surly and tired. Surly because I am doing all the cooking and baking 2 pies for thanksgiving while on a very restrictive diet. I don't recall seeing "bummed" on the list...ha!
Have a good holiday!

BeaderBubbe said...

Ahh....very good idea...but...what happens when you awake in one mood and by mid-day you are another mood? Maybe carry a pad of post-it notes so you can change? I love lists so this is great...wait, one minute, mood about to change.....lol

Fruenswerk said...

G-sus girl haha...I love those list it Tuesday...but just have no time left...So much going on...Ehhh for quite a while...or month...Suddenly I´m in again...have patience with me...yeah???? haha...