Monday, May 12, 2008

I must jot that down...

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For Today, May 12th...

 

Outside My Window...

I see shimmers of heat rising from the pavement beyond the leafy shade of our front yard

 

I am thinking...

about the conversations I had with my grown-and –gone children yesterday, how different each of them are & the challenges they face as they make their own way

 

I am thankful for...

my young knight-still-at-home, a thoughtful & loving soul, who took on all the “Mother’s Day” responsibilities with a grin

 

From the kitchen...

comes a special treat~ fresh crab off the boat last night, along with the first squash of the season

 

I am wearing...

a black/brown/mocha paisley skirt, Battenberg lace trimmed knit top, & brown leather slides

 

I am creating...

a couple reusable shopping bags from my stash of fabric, meant for an up coming Ravelry swap

 

I am going...

to head back to the gym this week, even though my injuries are still a bit troublesome; my weight is creeping up despite being diligent about my diet- I have to get moving again, even if it means living with the pain.

 

I am reading...

the latest Victoria magazine (I am so thankful it’s back) & an historical mystery about Elizabeth I called “The Poyson Garden” by Karen Harper

 

I am hoping...

that Chris makes it home without a cold after the schizophrenic weather in Colorado

 

I am hearing...

the growl of the lawnmower as Sam cleans up the backyard & the hum of the ceiling fan that seems to be a bit off balanced!

 

Around the house...

the A/C filter still needs changing & the curtains washing, but mostly there is peace & comfort to welcome the traveler home

  

One of my favorite things...

a visit to Cold Stone Creamery~ the creations we come up with J

 

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:

It’s time for another haircut (though my stylist has left & didn’t tell me where she was going L), taking a half-day on Wednesday to actually fix dinner for Chris’ return, & a day at the Livermore Highland Games on Saturday (though no dancing this year- oh well)

 

Here is picture thought I am sharing.

 

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My nifty new tote from Tar*get; several ladies had something similar at the last scrapbook workshop, but this is so me!

 

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.

 

8 comments:

Beth said...

Oh the fresh crab sounds delicious!! I didn't know Victoria magazine was back. Thanks so much for letting us know.

With a 15 yr old and a 13 year old I enjoy reading about how you are with your grown kids.

50s Housewife said...

Oh, you've reminded me that our A/C filter needs to be changed too...better put that on the "to-do" list. :)

GardenGoose said...

stopping by to say "howdy" and to wish you a lovely week.

Mrs. Staggs said...

Hi Meg,

Thanks for the welcome back.

This was a fun post to read. Right now I'm reading the 3rd book in the Lumbly series. I'm so glad you reccomended those books. I've enjoyed them very much!

Best wishes to you!

Dory said...

Hi Meg - Wow... love the scrapbooking tote!

Enjoy your half day off today - welcome home Chris! :o)

Amy said...

I like this snapshot of your day. It really is nice to look at the simpler things and be able to have it to look back at later. Good stuff!

Kelli said...

What a great looking tote, I love it! I'm also glad that Victoria is back. I enjoyed reading your Daybook and I hope you are having a great week!
~Kelli

Kathy said...

I totally get what you are "thinking about". Just because they are grown doesn't mean they are absent from our worries and concerns, does it? Have a wonderful weekend...Kathy