Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook -- May 24, 2011

Outside my window . . . it is overcast. We had storms last night and more are predicted for this morning. At least the rain keeps the cicadas calmed down!

I am thinking . . . that new medications may be helpful in the long run, but they are a bear to get acclimated to!

I am thankful for . . . so much! It seems so redundant to list the obvious -- my husband, my kids, my home. I am constantly reminded of how very blessed I am!

From the learning rooms . . . EXAMS! Today is Bible. Essays on Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Philippians. I've learned a lot helping ds study.

From the kitchen . . . low key cooking this week as we prepare for vacation.

I am wearing . . . my Lorax t-shirt. "I speak for the trees!"

I am creating . . . not much. Lots of in process stuff, but nothing completed of late.

I am going . . . to yoga, the grocery store, and shopping with dd this afternoon.

I am reading . . . Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I've had this on my shelf for years and never read it.

I am hoping . . . to get everything accomplished today that I need to, so that I can move on successfully to tomorrow's list.

I am hearing . . . electronics whirring (boy they are noisy!) and ds finishing his preparations for school.

Around the house . . . things are looking pretty good. Laundry is caught up and the spring cleaning is completed. Now it's just upkeep.

One of my favorite things . . . buttons. My mom was a seamstress and I loved culling through her box of buttons. I have a jar of buttons that I keep in my sewing room. They just make me happy to look at and play with.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . oil change, help dd take her car to the shop, packing for vacation.

Here's a picture for thought I'm sharing . . .
Dinner last night was tilapia with Herbes de Provence, asparagus steamed with garlic and butter, Campari tomatoes and cucumbers with basil, and fried butterfly shrimp.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook -- May 17, 2011

Outside my window . . . we have sun and clouds. It's still chilly -- 49 degrees, but heading up to 63. The sun is a nice addition after several cold, cloudy, drippy days in a row.

I am thinking . . . about dreams and how they come about. I had a dream early this morning where I really tore into a woman I know. I knew I was angry with her for mishandling some things, but I didn't realize how much anger was still buried inside. Maybe the dream helped me exorcise it!

I am thankful for . . . my dh and kids. We had a good night last night around here. If I'm going to complain about the tough stuff, I have to focus on the good stuff too!

From the learning rooms . . . we are in the homestretch! Last week of classes and then exams start a week from today. Last night ds completed a physics project, wrote 2 essays, did 14 pages of grammar review, learned a new piece on his bass, and was pleasant and funny to be with. Wow!

From the kitchen . . . since the weather's been cooler, I did a pot roast last night. I also made fresh banana bread. Tonight is a new recipe called Calypso Chicken.

I am wearing . . . my t-shirt from Walk in Their Shoes and my flannel robe.

I am creating . . . a mess again. I pulled out some of my fabric stash to make a couple of things to take on vacation. This weekend our weather got cold again, so now it's not so inviting to sew sleeveless cotton shirts!

I am going . . . to work on the new etsy account I'm creating with two friends. I hate the administrative part, but it's gotta be done. I'll post a link when it's up.

I am reading . . . Anna's Book by Ruth Rendell. I have read this book several times, but I am always drawn back to it. It's a mystery, but I love re-reading it looking for clues I've missed or forgotten from previous readings.

I am hoping . . . for a good day today. Fun and productive is what I'm looking for.

I am hearing . . . the computer whirring and the keys as I tap them to type.

Around the house . . . spring cleaning is almost complete. Dd has done a great job, and I've been happy to have things done and pay her a little to help out.

One of my favorite things . . . tea! Hot or iced. I just love tea. Dd and I bought a new blend at Teavana the other day. It's a flavored white tea called Youthberry & Wild Orange Blossom. Delish!

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . pretty much the usual. Meeting up with LBB today, therapy tomorrow. Precepts is over for this year, so Thursday dd and I are going to lunch with my mother. Dd's 21st birthday is Sunday so there will definitely be some celebrating!

Here's a picture for thought I'm sharing . . .
This is the Youthberry tea we purchased. Isn't it pretty!?!