Monday, June 30, 2008

As the month ends...


woman reading

 

For Today, June 30, 2008...

Outside My Window...

 

I can see patches of blue sky pushing their way through the layers of smoke haze that have blanketed the Valley & glimpses of the hills to the West for the first time in nearly two weeks.

 

I am thinking...

 

about my presentation for Garden Club next week; my theme is “Home Composting” & I’m trying to decide on either a general overview of options, or an in depth focus on one type (my new research has been on vermicompost- aka, Worm Farming)

 

I am thankful for...

 

meg’s garden, my little corner of this cyber neighborhood. For two years as of today, I have been given the privilege of glimpsing into the lives of creative, generous, caring, & inspiring people, while sharing the things that are important in my world. I can only hope that I have been able to give back a portion of what I have received to those kind enough to visit & encourage me.

 

From the kitchen...

 

I’m trying something new- a Moroccan dinner of spiced chicken, couscous, & grilled zucchini

 

I am wearing...

 

A brown short-sleeved tunic, a patterned skirt in red, peach, & brown, & brown leather slides

 

I am creating...

 

An apron for a summer swap, a pair of toe-up socks for my MIL (Christmas is coming), & my first attempt at recreating my favorite slip.

 

I am going...

 

to replant my “Salad Bed” this week~ the lettuce, radishes, & carrots never took. We’ve tilled up the smaller raised planter, added a bag of chicken manure & some fresh soil, & hung some shade cloth, so I’m going to reseed with leaf lettuce, spinach, radishes, green onions, & carrots.

 

I am reading...

 

Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility for the Ravelry read & knit along, Slay Bells by Kate Kingsbury (an Edwardian mystery), & Moving On by Sarah Ban Breathnach

 

I am hoping...

 

the temperatures stay reasonable for the Holiday~ last year, it was over 105°, which discouraged all of us from doing anything beyond sitting inside all day

 

I am hearing...

 

David Russell’s Renaissance Favorites for Guitar, the laser printer cranking out month-end reports, & my boss chatting with her daughter for the 6th time this morning

 

Around the house...

 

The house is rather tidy, since Sam hasn’t gotten around to finding a job this summer; my portable sewing machine has taken up residence on the kitchen table- I believe it’s time to rearrange the study so I feel more comfortable working up there; I was excited to “find” two forgotten sprinklers in the front lawn- the guys have put in new pop-up heads, so now maybe my ferns won’t need hand watering.

 

One of my favorite things...

 

The smell of alfalfa- fresh or dried, it doesn’t matter

 

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:

 

A mercifully quiet week ahead- no meetings, no classes, no appointments; I need to have my car smogged so I can send off the registration; I was considering spending the Fourth in San Francisco- we haven’t been in 2 or 3 years & it appears we will all have the weekend off.

 

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

 

 

Summer 08 004 

This is what the morning skies have looked like for the past couple weeks; fortunately, the air is beginning to clear as the winds change & the fires are being controlled.




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7 comments:

Dory said...

Happy Blogaversary Meg! Congratulations...

Martha/All the Dirt said...

I would love to know about your home composting presentation when you have it developed.

We compost and I wonder what you are going to say the basics are.

We are always interested in learning more about doing a better job for the earth.
Martha

CJ said...

What a lovely blog you have. What I read so far tonight is 'peaceful'.

suzee said...

We readers feel priveleged, too!

Clearer skies are coming...it began to get better by the bay on Sunday, and is now much, much improved.

apronstringsandothertiesthatbind said...

Hi Meg,

I followed you here from my blog. You visited this this afternoon. It's good to meet you.

I enjoyed browsing...
and would you believe...just reading the "stopped by for tea" for comments made me "need" a cup of chai latte. Join me...

See you again soon.

judy

Lisa said...

and we are all the better for knowing you and being able to read your postings, mrs. meg. you truly are a source of encouragement and if i get close enough to my computer screen, i do think i get a little bit of your energy seeping through. ;) blessings, blessings, blessings.

A happy heart at home said...

Hi. Nice to 'meet' you through your Daybook. Happy Blog Anniversary! What does it mean to have a car smogged?

~Susan