Monday, March 30, 2009

It's been a while...



For Today...

Outside my window... Above are bright blue skies; below are blowing banks of white flower petals from the orchard across the road

I am thinking...
that our town must have a bull’s-eye hanging over it; we have had more than our share of trauma and tragedy lately- the infamous imprisonment & torture of a teenage boy, the death of another service man- the eighth soldier in less than seven years- followed 2 weeks later by the murder of Sgt Dunakin & his fellow officers, and now there is a missing 8-year old girl, last seen Friday night.

I am thankful...
that Chris is back to regular hours at work (for the time being) & still has work to do at the ranch for KJ- extra is always good


From the kitchen...
your guess is as good as mine; I made a trip to Costco last night, so there are plenty of supplies, just little inspiration


I am wearing...
my cool weather work uniform- grey slacks, black knit top, black loafers, & long grey/green cardigan

I am reading...
Lumby Bounty by Gail Fraser, The Marquis’s Secret by George MacDonald, & Miss Silver Comes to Stay by Patricia Wentworth

I am hoping...
that the authorities find the missing girl soon- alive and unharmed.

I am creating...
project samples for a knitting class I’ve been asked to teach- I sure hope they know what they’re getting into

I am hearing...
Classical music on the radio, and a crop dusters buzzing the fields up the road


Around the house...we are all suffering from spring allergies- even the cats are sneezing; new plants are starting to gather on the potting bench again, awaiting their bed assignments; I finally have a new shower faucet- the old one has been dripping for over a year- & my beloved Pfaff sewing machine made it back from the repair shop after a month.

One of my favorite things...
a leisurely walk at twilight with Chris- last night we saw several owls

A few plans for the rest of the week...
start addressing graduation invites and announcements- only 9 weeks left!; haircut on Wednesday- this warmer weather makes it grow twice as fast; Saturday, I’ll have to work in the morning, then a group of us is off to visit a new yarn shop in Modesto

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...



one of many memorials along the highway on Friday- Chris took this driving into work just before the processions started.

4 comments:

Rebekah said...

I pray that spring brings "Hope eternal" to your community!

Becca said...

Your community has been through a lot. I do hope that little girl is found safe and soon!

Hugs to you!

Becca
p.s. check out my blog, I have a swap going!

Debbie said...

I've been missing you!
I hope that precious child is found safe and sound.

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

Wow! That is an awesome picture, I bet it was neat to see in real life!

That is so sad that there has been so much heartache in your community. I hope the girl is found quickly too!

Only 9 weeks left? Where does the time go? Has he decided where to go to school next year?

Hope things are good with you!