Monday, October 06, 2008

An Autumn Daybook


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FOR TODAY October 6th...

 

Outside My Window...

A line of finches perched on a long cane of our Banksian rose bush, silhouetted against a clear, bright blue sky

 

I am thinking...

Work stuff- another deadline looming

 

I am thankful for...

Paid sick leave; while contemplating possible surgery, it’s a wonderful feeling to not worry about losing income while I recover

 

From the kitchen...

Meatloaf, grilled mushrooms & zucchini, & homemade cornbread

 

I am wearing...

A dark green sweater, black slacks, & black loafers

 

I am creating...

A page for my Sketchbook- “Starry Night”- & my third scarf for the Special Olympics Project.

 

I am going...

To have a long weekend; next Monday is Columbus Day, which is a paid holiday for us

 

I am reading...

Stealing Lumby by Gail Fraser; The Art of Beatrix Potter & At Home with Beatrix Potter for some inspiration.

 

I am hoping...

That the stretching exercises I was given this morning will help relieve the pain & stiffness in my arm

 

I am hearing...

Laughter coming from the break room, while my coworker watches the Vicar of Dibley DVD I brought from home

 

Around the house...

Lots of yard work looms- the cantaloupe, grapes, & cherry tomatoes are done, the roses need to be cut back, & I need to dig in plenty of compost into the large bed- think I’m going let that one go fallow this winter.

  

One of my favorite things...

My collection of full-length aprons; they are pretty, practical, & make me feel like I’m ready for any home challenge

 

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:

Wednesday is the monthly Garden Club meeting; I hope to make it over to knitting group on Friday- I haven’t been by in over a month; Chris has to take some vacation time, so we both have a three-day weekend- we’re hoping to go to see the Da Vinci exhibit at the Tech Museum in San Jose.

 

Here is picture thought I am sharing.

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I ordered these adorable pincushions from Esty- they were made by one of my blogging friends, Cindy at Superior Living





 Drop by Peggy's place, The Simple Woman, to visit the other Daybooks being shared this week.

 

10 comments:

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

You are such a busy bee Meg, which totally fits those pin cushions you love so much!!

I can't believe your arm is still that sore, unbelievable that much damage happened so easily!

Oh, can I come over to your house for dinner? Maybe I could have take out? Yummy!

Have a great day my friend!

Lisa said...

Those ARE adorable pincushions. I'm coming over dinner. It's gotta be better than whatever I'm not making tonight! ;)

mitchowl said...

I love the pincushions. LOVE them.
I loved your blog today, too.

Joyce said...

I am so glad to have found your interesting blog. I'm new to the Simple Woman's Daybook.

I sounds like you might be in the San Jose area? I used to live in Campbell, then San Jose, and then Milpitas, CA.

snpnmnmi said...

Forget about dinner (though I do like a good crispy, tomatoey meatloaf)... I'm coming for the DaVinci exhibit! Yeah, San Jose might be a little far for a day trip... maybe you can share a link or take a clandestine picture (NO! Don't!!)
Tammy :):):)

Dana said...

I am so envious of your green thumb.

Grilled mushrooms and zucchini. YUM! I love those with ANYTHING...although since my surgery I've not been able to handle anything beef. Sad. Fajitas tease me so!!:)

Mrs. Staggs said...

This is such a nice list to read, Meg. It feels homey, and comfortable. I enjoyed Stealing Lumbly. Those books are a real treat, and I have you to thank for telling me about them.

I'm looking forward to seeing your next page.

Those pin cushions are charming. I especially like the bee skep!

Shanna said...

I love when you do this entry! Fun to see a tiny picture of you ;)

Those pincushions are SO cute!

Dory said...

Oh my goodness... how cute are those pincushions??? Adorable.

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