Sunday, April 27, 2008

Let me just check my Daybook...


Monday, April 28th

Outside my Window

...I see the cats “roaming in the gloaming” of twilight- Daisy is laying on the patio, soaking the warmth from the bricks into her old bones, Poppy is exploring the perimeter of the beds, smelling each green thing, & Dahlia has flattened herself into the grass, waiting to pounce on an unsuspecting bug.

I am thinking...about all the activities of the weekend- the heat & sounds of the
Highland Games in Sacramento, the beauty & variety of Filoli Estates.

I am thankful for...the gift of a big hat & the miracle of sunscreen (SPF 30) ; I was outside all weekend, wandering in the hot sun, & not a single sunburn!

From the kitchen...the scent of tea brewing for a pitcher of sweet tea- black tea with lemon peel & spearmint

I am creating...two little knitted washcloths for a surprise baby shower later this week.

I am the Michael Buble concert in Sacramento on Sunday, a gift for myself

I am wearing...a pale yellow challis skirt with large coral roses & green leaves, a coral colored polo, & spring green knitted low-rise socks

I am reading... The Grey Mask by Patricia Wentworth, & finishing up Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim

I am hoping...that the weather will be kind during Chris’ sojourn in Denver, & that no crisis will extend his stay beyond the two weeks

I am hearing...the sounds of the television show Chris is sleeping through, Sam taking his evening shower, & Beatrice the Lovebird singing her “Goodnight Aria” to her cousins outside the window.

Around the house...everyone is shedding clothing to get comfortable- it got rather warm today & it’s hard to sleep in a stuffy room; I think I’ll turn on the A/C for a bit.

One of my favorite things...clean sheets on a freshly made bed

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...commemorate the 45th anniversary of my entrance to the world today; finish the second washcloth & put together another row on the Church quilt; Thursday is the National Day of Prayer & our choir is performing at the banquet.

Here are some picture thought I am sharing for you...

April 2008 094

April 2008 120

April 2008 101

Please drop by Peggy’s blog, “The Simple Woman”, to join (or just read along) the other ladies as they take a snapshot of their day & focus on the simple things.


Dana said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Will be coming your way (Norther Cali) late June early July for a trip up the coast line...would love some ideas of places to see...

Great pics, that makes me want to visit all the more!

suzee said...

Happy birthday to you!

Lovely post, lovely pics.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday,
Enjoy your day.

Regina Clare Jane said...

This was a lovely post! I just joined up and I have been having so much fun reading about everyone's day!
I am at:

Dory said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Meg,
Happy Birthday to YOU! :o)

Lisa said...

Well, yes, of course, Happiest of Birthdays! I'm so glad (cough, jealous) that you get to go to the Michael Buble concert ~ and I can't wait to read about it! {I do wish we were having any type of sun that I could even possibly get sunburned from ....} You sound busy and content usual!

Duncks said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday. Oh and btw Queen Dork (that's me) has tagged you in meme type thing. Feel free to ignore it. :)