Monday, March 30, 2009

A Simple Woman's Daybook, Entry #11


OUTSIDE MY WINDOW...
There is bright, happy sunshine after many days of rain, although it is rather chilly today. I have beautiful tulips blooming, and my clematis vines already have buds! The redbud trees are blooming, and dogwood trees are beginning to display their colors of white and pink.

I AM THINKING...
That I like the way the sun shines through the new sheers I've hung in our bedroom and gives the room a golden glow.

I AM THANKFUL...
for a day off from work to do some of the much-needed chores around the house.

FROM THE KITCHEN...
I'm thinking it's a night for takeout!

I AM WEARING...
a black, velour sweat suit. Comfy, comfy, comfy!

I AM CREATING...
an organized pantry in the kitchen. It was so crowded that we could barely tell what was in there! I'm fighting against the overwhelming urge to alphabetize my canned goods. Yes, I'm a type A personality!!

I AM READING...
New books arrived in the mail this week -- signed copies of four of Homer Hickam's novels. I am anxious to begin reading three of them. The fourth one, Rocket Boys, is one of my favorite books that I have read many times. You should, too! Beautifully written, heart-touching autobiography!

I AM HOPING...
that DH has a safe journey to Chattanooga.

I AM HEARING...
Purcell's Musick in the Fairey Queen playing softy in the room as sounds of the outdoors find their way inside through the open screen door...birds, a distant lawn mower, the soft breeze rustling the trees outside.

AROUND THE HOUSE...
I am doing some general "cleaning out" that I like to do every spring. Some things for Goodwill, some things for the annual yard sale we have in April...

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
Our back porch that overlooks our back yard with a view of the beautiful trees, a few of them ancient, the nearby creek, all the critters that wander by, and the general peacefulness of our surroundings.

A FEW PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK...
A few last minute tasks for Michael's 40th birthday party coming up this weekend, more home organization, and some time in the yard.

PICTURE THOUGHT...
I love my purple tulips!!

5 comments:

Ce said...

I've always thought running a bed and breakfast would be a wonderfully fulfilling thing to do! I'm sure it is a lot more work than people realize though.

Love the picture on you daybook today. Tulips are my absolute favorite flower!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Sounds like a lovely spring day and a relaxing Monday:)

Have a blessed week,

Kim

Miss Jen said...

Beautiful musings, Paula!! :)
What a lovely picture too....
my mommy just adores tulips!

Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

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

thanks to you i became a simple woman too...

love your tulip pic, the essence of spring~

The Rustic Victorian said...

oh!! love the tulip. I have been enjoying the Dogwoods and everything budding and blooming! I confess,,I am not spring cleaning. I do love this time of year!
Marcie