Monday, March 23, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook


FOR TODAY Monday, March 23, 2009...

Outside my window... Although there is a very cold breeze, splashes of sunlight are playing on the brick building across the lawn.

I am thinking... that after taking a nice four day road trip, I was really not ready to come home yet.

I am thankful for... get away times. They are so rejuvenating.

From the learning rooms... I am trying hand applique. I feel like a little kid learning how to color. It's hard to keep straight and smooth lines.

From the kitchen... there hasn't been much going on in my kitchen lately. Since the kids have left home - popcorn for dinner works for me.

I am wearing... black pants and shirt and a white and black sweater.

I am creating... a special birthday gift for my little grandson who will be an unbelievable ONE YEAR old in just a few weeks. It has to be special, something that makes him think of and remember us, and small enough to fit inside the flat rate box that is soon taking off for Peru. I think I have come up with the perfect gift. I'll share more about it later - as his mama reads this blog and I wouldn't want her to tell him what it is! Suffice it to say that we have all had a fun time watching it come to be.

I am going... to Subway for lunch.

I am reading... the mail.

I am hoping... for warmer weather and less wind.

I am hearing... the furnace running. I don't want to hear the furnace running. I would much rather hear the air conditioner.

Around the house... I am getting ready to clean and paint. I think I have finally decided on colors - that is always the hardest part for me.

One of my favorite things... is taking roadtrips with my husband. We just got back from the Oregon coastal area where we watched a friend compete in a Mustang Challenge (where he had 90 days to break a wild mustang. He placed 6th and he was very fun to watch), discovered some quaint quilt and yarn shops, and visited with family we don't get to see often enough. It was so fun to get better acquainted with our youngest neice and nephew who are 3 and 6. Sweet Molly, who is 3, wrapped my heart around her little finger by calling me "Red Robin" as opposed to Aunt Robin. Grayson, who is 6, was delightful as well. He is definitely 'all boy' while being very well-behaved and good mannered. We had a great time.

A few plans for the rest of the week: include some spring cleaning as I get prepared to paint. I would rather take a beating than paint - but I am getting closer to convincing myself to do it.

Here is picture thought I am sharing... can you believe I just got home from a road trip through some of the most beautiful country ever, and I didn't take one picture? Not even one.

I think that calls for a re-do!

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8 comments:

Becky said...

I cannot even believe for one minute that your baby grandboy is going to be a year old. I cannot believe it! I just can't get my head around that. It was just yesterday. Really!

I will be so happy to see what you are sending him though. I have no doubt it is something very special and quite creative.

Willow said...

No photos? That sounds like me!

Dawn said...

I can't believe you didn't catch those yellow daffodils on that green grass!! But I'm so glad you got away for a few days.

We had the most wonderful weather this week-end and today it's blowing like crazy and I'm hearing the furnace, too. We need some snow or rain so badly, though!

I can't wait to see what you're sending to Peru! We're having Brent Deakins back again this week-end with the rolling Extreme Peru display.

Karen said...

Your getaway sounds so lovely. It sounds like a "just what you needed" trip.

gail@more than a song said...

I can't believe either your grandson will be one soon! They grow too fast...looking forward to seeing what you're sending him!
We've got one turning 1 next month and I need to get on the ball.
Picking paint colors is hard for me, but painting is even harder. Hope your week is good!

Michelle said...

I won't tell Tyler...tell me!

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