Monday, June 22, 2009

The Simple Woman's Day Book, entry #13


OUTSIDE MY WINDOW...
Today I was blessed to see a brand new baby fawn outside my office window! I know I go on and on about the view outside my window here at Sewanee, but it truly is spectacular. Every May and June when all the babies are being born, I am fortunate to see at least one! The baby I saw today could barely walk, was so unsure on its spindly new legs, and was the sweetest, smallest one I've been blessed to see in the wild. What a rare treat! Mama was close by keeping an eye on the little guy. She knew exactly where I was peeking out the window, and the least movement, she would raise her head to stare at me as if to let me know she was watching me closely!

I AM THINKING...
what a fabulous life I am blessed to live and how full of gratitude I am that I live each day in such beautiful surroundings with so much love from family and friends.

FROM THE KITCHEN...
We haven't planned for our dinner tonight, but I am in the process of researching a gluten-free diet and the benefits of it. I am also in the process of cutting out two things from my diet...red meat and chicken (the latter is going to be much easier for me since driving down highway 64 recently behind a chicken truck). DH and I want to improve our health and feel the best place to start is with our diet. I'm looking for gluten-free recipes if anyone has any to share!

I AM WEARING...
a new product I was fortunate enough to stumble upon while on my recent trip to Fairhope and Point Clear, Alabama...new beautiful sparkly body butter that smells wonderful! Thanks to Betsey at Rosie Blu (http://www.rosieblu.com/ - be sure to tell her Paula from Tennessee pointed you in her direction) for including a sample in my shopping bag!

I AM READING...
a fascinating book, also recommended by Betsey at Rosie Blu: The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto. I AM LOVING IT! I began the book this morning before work and had to force myself to put it down in order to make it to work on time! I can hardly wait to get home to continue reading it.

I AM HOPING...
that the day ends as beautifully as it began.

I AM HEARING...
the sound of birds outside my open window against a soft background Mozart. Is there any more beautiful combination?

AROUND THE HOUSE...
we are still unpacking from our trip, but the laundry is finished. I love the smell of fresh laundered clothing and linens! We are preparing for our yard sale in July, so each evening Dear Husband and I plan to trek up to our storage room and clean out at least two more boxes! We may be finished by Christmas! Ha!

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
My newly discovered "must have" - 222 waters! (see Rosie Blu's website)

A FEW PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK...
Grocery shopping for new gluten-free products, a trip to the local produce stand, baths for Molly and Max (after a trip to the lake for a quick swim that I'm sure they will love), DH's "swearing in" to the Lion's Club as their newest member, handwritten letters to family members whom I miss terribly, and work in the flowers and gardens.

PICTURE THOUGHT...
Oh, how I loved our trip last week to Point Clear and our stay at the beautiful Grand Hotel (sigh). The sunset over Mobile Bay each evening was breathtaking.

4 comments:

Miss Jen said...

Lovely musings and what a glorious picture!

Blessings~ Jen

The Victorian Parlor said...

It sounds like such a beautiful day:). Glad that you had such a wonderful vacation!

Blessings,

Kim

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I would love to see a fawn outside my window. I'm not sure about Edward though.

Happy wishes to you for the 4th!

Janet said...

We saw two baby fawns a couple of weeks ago when we went rock climbing. Are you still working on the gluten-free diet? If you go to Kentucky Hollers on my blogroll, she's been trying some of that for her daughter, who is gluten-sensitive.