Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window... It is a beautiful late afternoon with clear skies and 74 degrees. My elderly chocolate brown Lab is tossing a large chew stick up in the air and then retrieving it. Someone should go out and play with him. Someone...

I am thinking... about my three grown sons and how their lives are spinning like tops... some in a good way... and some not so much. They've proven they can pretty well handle their challenges without my husband and me... and long as we'll be listeners and not advisors. Thank goodness I'm a pretty good cheerleader!

I am thankful... for my dear husband who was so patient to help me work with a cloche display about an hour ago. He's so patient with me, especially when I should keep a neater house and wouldn't request eating out so much. You see, I'm just so very busy.

From the learning rooms... my mind is my learning room and is constanting embeding things that are new insights and perspectives I was unable to discern before. I am practicing regaining my birthright of personal empowerment that has been lost through my own neglect. No one is to blame. Blame - the most useless and destructive word in any language.

In the kitchen... the coffee pot just clicked off. My husband and I enjoyed a cup of coffee with two Girl Scout shortbread cookies.. 24 calories, I think. (smile)

I am wearing... my church clothes.. didn't change but should have. Nice black slacks, black stretch top and I tossed the navy blue flats I wore, thinking they were black. This has reconfirmed my worst suspicion... I'm old! Well, at least the two shoes matched!

I am creating... I've about finished my cloche, but unless my husband will come help me, there is no getting the top off without destroying the whole look... so, yes, it is done!

I am going... to finish SOMETHING!

I am wondering... What big project I can conquer and complete in 15 minutes for I am about to think that I have become ADD... again, in my old age!

I am reading... nothing but blogs and looking at pictures in magazines. Not good! It's time to start a reread of Jan Karon's Mitford series. The peace and calm that those books give me are worth a fourth re-read.

I am hoping... to make a trip back to Mexico soon.

I am looking forward to... getting my house in order... someday.

I am hearing... a mass of parrots in the trees outside. They are fussing very loudly about something.

Around the house... are a few things that need to be rearranged. Trying to figure out just how to do it.

I am pondering... how much MacKenzie Childs I can live with. (Alot!)

One of my favorite things... Having the opportunity to write about my thoughts and feelings. That's pretty rare.

A few plans for the rest of the week ... I want to prepare for a quick trip to Mexico just in case the opportunity arises.

Picture of the Day . . .

A painting depicting my husband's Swedish ancestors
coming to Texas from Kansas by covered wagon.


Rita said...

I loved hearing all the things that you were thinking about. I hope you have a wonderful week and get to go back to Mexico to see your kiddos real soon!

Laura said...

This is wonderful Karen.
What a treat to read about your day.


Chris said...

Hi Karen, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Jo's This and That said...

Lovely post! I too will be married 40 in Sept. Thanks for sharing Joann