Monday, January 19, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook


MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2009
OUTSIDE MY WINDOW...
A few snowflakes swirl through the air on this overcast morning on their slow, meandering journey to the ground. It melts soon after landing at its destination. A squirrel is busying himself by scurrying up and down the tree outside my window. I'm not sure what he's finding on the ground and carrying up and away to his home, somewhere among the branches, but he is quite a workaholic! I know he's taking advantage of the clear ground before another snow makes food harder to find.

I AM THINKING...
about tomorrow's historic events and, while I did not vote for Mr. Obama, how I hope all the best for him and great success as a president. He and his beautiful family will be in my prayers. I am thinking how proud I am that our country has, in so many ways, pushed aside racial prejudices, and I have great hope for the future!

I AM THANKFUL FOR...
my wonderful husband who shows me every day in so many ways that he loves me.

FROM THE KITCHEN...
absolutely NOTHING is in the works for dinner! I awakened so late that I didn't have time to do any preparations for our dinner tonight. Perhaps after the comment above, my dear husband will want to take me out for dinner at a nice restaurant!

I AM WEARING...
brown slacks, a v-neck beige sweater, my favorite pair of brown mules. I adore the winter cape I wore today...beige and brown leopard print!

I AM CREATING...
aprons out of vintage material in my spare time. I'm working on creating my own room that will house my creative projects, my sewing machine, a fainting couch where I can read...my own space!

I AM GOING...
to lunch with friends tomorrow.

I AM READING...
Comfort and Joy by Kristin Hannah

I AM HOPING...
that I'll get to see at least a portion of the inauguration of our new president tomorrow.

I AM HEARING...
Classical music on NPR

AROUND THE HOUSE...
I've been in a decluttering mood. I cleaned out several drawers in our kitchen, and I'm anxious to move on to the desk drawers and our filing cabinet sometime this week! Closet reorganization is coming up soon!

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
is the beautiful fine porcelain rose bowl my mother-in-law bought me for Christmas the first year DH and I were married. It sits on the coffee table in my living room, and I love it!

A FEW PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK...
More organizing, more planning of the baby's nursery, an abstract art class, and a date night with my husband.

MY PICTURE THOUGHT...
How beautiful is the winter light ...

2 comments:

Down the Rabbit Hole said...

Paula,
You have been busy! I can't wait to see your aprons! I think that is wonderful that you will have your own room!
Blessings,
Selia

UKZoe said...

Living in England, I definitely did not vote for Obama, heehee, but my son was reading me the schedule for tomorrow and I was thinking "when doe he get to breathe?" that is one busy day!