FOR TODAY, December 22, 2008
Outside My Window... it's quiet. School is on holiday, so the usual background noise of car doors slamming and children laughing and yelling is absent. But the Mak is watching cartoons and eating breakfast (hey, it's a holiday, people!) and I find that a cheerful sound to make up for the outside quiet.
I am thinking... that I wish I had the kind of metabolism that would let me eat Christmas cookies for breakfast every day this week. As I don't, I'm eating an egg and whole wheat toast. Poor substitute, to my mind.
I am thankful for... the fact that I am finished wrapping Christmas gifts. I still have a few to deliver, but all of mine are at least wrapped. This is the latest I have ever finished, and it is stressful to me.
From the kitchen... tonight will be Sloppy Joes, chips and fruit. We'll be decorating the tree tonight, so it needs to be easy.
I am wearing... brown jeans, brown socks, brown shoes, with a light purple sweater that is oh, so soft. Silver hoop earrings and perfume. Always perfume.
I am creating... a clean place to put up the Christmas tree. Later today I hope to finish the last of the 18 things I have crocheted for friends for Christmas and gladly lay those projects down. Yee haw! I'll have to look at my PIGS (projects in grocery sacks) to see what i will begin next.
I am going...out to buy Zman some new sneakers as a Christmas gift from his grandfather. Oh, then I'll have to wrap them. Darn!
I am reading... The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith and The Art of Praying by Romano Guardini.
I am hoping... that nothing interferes with my plans. What chance of that? NONE.
I am hearing... dogs eating breakfast. Who knew they were so loud. Do you think it is possible to teach a dog to chew with her mouth closed? Hmmmm. Probably not, huh?
Around the house... it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....Hey, that'd be a great song, wouldn't it? What? It's already taken?
One of my favorite things... is a cup of hot cocoa. Think I'll make me one. I'm cold!
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Are you kidding me? Putting up tree. Decorating church. CHRISTMAS! Collapse.
Here is picture thought I am sharing... I wish I lived in Florida so that i could send a card that looks like this one. Honestly. Who wouldn't want a card with a giant alligator on it?