Monday, February 2, 2009

A Simple Woman's Day Book - February 2, 2009


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2009

OUTSIDE MY WINDOW...
Lovely, light falling snow. It has covered the ground and turned the mountain into a Winter Wonderland!

I AM THINKING...
Should I repaint the woodwork and walls of the Man Cave before I refinish the floors?

I AM THANKFUL FOR...
My beautiful niece. Today is her fourth birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARY ADDISON!

FROM THE KITCHEN...
I want to try a few new recipes this week. I've been on a Mexican kick for the last four days.

I AM WEARING...
Black pants and black turtle neck sweater with a red, black and gray striped wrap.

I AM CREATING...
organization in my office. I've been looking at stacks of accumulating paperwork for the last month. I don't want to leave today until I've made a signficant progress toward getting some of this in order!

I AM READING...
I'm still on "The Ambassador's Son" by Homer Hickam. I've not had much opportunity to read the past week, as every night we've been workin in "The Room."

I AM HOPING...
that the men we've hired to refinish our floors won't take one look at them and run.

I AM HEARING...
Sounds of our busy office: the printer in the next room, someone typing in the office beside mine, work study students talking down the hallway. Fortunately, I can also hear my classical music (an constant in my office) that softens all the other noises.

AROUND THE HOUSE...
We have furniture stored in every room on our first floor EXCEPT the kitchen and the laundry room (thank goodness I have some spaces in order). This remodeling job of ONE room unfortunately means that nearly EVERY room in the house is affected.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
Our 13 pane antique secretary that sits in our livingroom. I should do a post on it. It's lovely and comes with all kinds of nifty little secret compartments.

A FEW PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK...
Schedule our "home visit" with the adoption agency, an appointment with the chiropractor for my headaches and fibromyalgia, and more work in "The Room." Also, abstract art class on Thursday night.

MY PICTURE THOUGHT...

Hard to believe this little red headed princess is turning four years old today! She's quite the "ham," in case you can't tell...just like her Aunt Paula!

5 comments:

Miss Jen said...

Paula,
What beautiful musings...how lovely that snow is falling right outside your window. ;) It must be tranquil to look outside to the snow covered slopes.
I found your blog through Selia's, It is just delightful!! How special that you own a Bed and Breakfast....it is just beautiful and I'm sure a lot of fun!I look forward to visiting you again.

Many Blessings,
Miss Jen
www.blessedfemina.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

What a complete cutie she is!!! Paula I love your Day book posts. They really give such a nice glimpse of you.

Ok. Those FLOORS!! I am glad to hear you are not trying to tackle those yourself! What a job, but they will look so wondeful when they are done. I stayed at a Bed and Breakfast last March in Texas and it was so nice and the couple that ran it were wonderful. I bet you really love it:) Have a fantastic Tuesday sweetie! Love, Jamie

once in a blue moon... said...

cute pic, but i like how you muse too, its wonderful free thoughts that you are sharing~

sheri amor said...

your blog post simply expresses you.. i will keep on reading your post for a while

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Hi Paula! Thanks for visiting my blog and for signing as a follower! AWESOME! I've just been visiting your blog and see we like so many of the same things. It'll be fun to share! Oh, what wonderful dogs and sweet kitties too! Your home looks beautiful and cozy. Don't worry about the floor under the rug. A bit of sanding and it'll be all set. My husband has fixed many floors just like that and finished with a couple of coats of polyurethane and they are beautiful.