Monday, March 16, 2009

A Simple Woman's Day Book #10

OUTSIDE MY WINDOW...
The infamous Sewanee fogging was blinding this morning, but it has cleared out a bit this afternoon. We have overcast skies and the promise of rain is in the air. The ground is still damp from the weekend's heavy rains.

I AM THINKING...
That it is amazing how much the weather can change from one week to the next!

I AM THANKFUL...
that my health, although not perfect, is as good as it is.

FROM THE KITCHEN...
How about left over pot roast with potatoes and carrots? I can't cook when there are so many left overs in the refrigerator!

I AM WEARING...
Black pants and a light pink sweater

I AM CREATING...
I have been gathering items for the baby's room this week. The bedding arrived, and I've been working on gathering a few pieces of artwork for the walls. Sometime in the next few weeks, I'll consider the paint color and begin the transformation from a pink B&B guest room to a nursery! How exciting!!

I AM READING...
Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens for the online book club I've joined. I've been TERRIBLE about reading it so far, as I was trying to finish up another book I had started. I'm terribly behind, so I need to work on catching up with the group so that I may participate in the discussions!

I AM HOPING...
that I get Michael's 40th birthday party invitations out in the mail tomorrow!

I AM HEARING...
As usual, I am listening to classical music at work. Right now, I am hearing Concerto for violin, cello, trumpet, strings & continuo in D major by Georg Philipp Telemann. Lovely.

AROUND THE HOUSE...
We have a soggy yard that the puppies love to play in (the muddier, the better is their motto), and then they track up my porches! Arrrgh. And are there many worse smells than wet dog? Ick.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
The antique 1870s bedroom suite in one of our guest rooms. It looks much like the bed in the Lincoln Bedroom in The White House! It's gorgeous!

A FEW PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK...
Mail Michael's birthday party invitations and plan the menu, finish our "Dear Birthmother" book.

PICTURE THOUGHT...
This is a side of one of the buildings on our town square. I love this old sign. The city's Arts Council has tried to get the building owner to allow them to restore the old painted signs on the side of the building (there's also one for Mark's Foods). Apparently, the man has said that Coca Cola would have to pay him for the advertisement! (hmph!). Well, I think it's pretty special just the way it is. What do you think?

7 comments:

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

i love the glimpse into your life, quiet thoughts shared are so comforting.

Miss Jen said...

What lovely musings, Paula! ;)
Hope you have a delightful week,
dear friend!!!

Love Always,
Miss Jen

The Victorian Parlor said...

I always enjoy your day book entries:) Which bedding did you end up choosing for the nursery?

Blessings,

Kim

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hello Paula

Congratulations on your baby to be!

I love the old Coca Cola sign and wouldn't touch it!

Tillybud said...

Thanks for the peek into your world today - I totally agree with blue moon. og and I like the shabby old wall sign just as it is.

Janet said...

Worse smells than wet dog?

Yes.

Wet dogs that have been rolling in poop. or dead things.

Can't wait to see the finished nursery! Happy birthday to Michael.

Karen said...

I'm catching up on my favorite blogs this week. Don't know where the time has gone. I always enjoy your daybooks and seeing life through your creative, artistic eye. Preparing for the arrival of your baby -- is there anything sweeter to anticipate? And, I agree, the brick wall should be left as it is.