For Today, June 14, 2010
Outside my window... I'm looking at grass that I need to mow. But I've got to get some laundry and errand running done this morning/afternoon so PapaC can leave on Wednesday for a trip up to see his dad. That being said, it will be atleast tomorrow before I can mow because I WILL NOT mow when it is 98 degrees outside, which it will be by this afternoon.
I am thinking... that my granny square afghan is looking pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. I'll let you see it once I take a photo.
I am thankful for... my appliances. Think how easy my life is in comparison with women who came before me. Refrigerators and freezers make my grocery shopping and food storage easy. Washers and dryers speak for themselves. And the little luxuries like dishwashers. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
From the kitchen... grilled chicken and veggies for supper tonight, probably. Tomorrow we'll have tuna salad, I think. Something cool and easy. After that it'll be just me and the grandgirl, so I'm sure menu planning will revolve around chicken nuggets. And cheese.
I'm am wearing... Khaki capris, purple t, amethyst earrings, sandals and perfume.
I am creating... a baby afghan for some friends at church. They are having their third boy. It is really cute--done in easy strips of pale green, aqua, yellow and orange. Think kind of circus-tenty.
I am going... out a lot this week! Craft Circle. Parish Council. Book Club. I like all the activities in themselves, but I hate it when they are all bunched together like that.
I am reading... Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith. Book #8 in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Love it. Comfort reading at its best.
I am hoping... to get my very looooooooonnnnnnngggggg to-do list done this week, so that I can paint a little this weekend. Walls that is. In the bedroom. If I could get the two un-furnitured walls done, then PapaC could help me do the others. But maybe I can talk the Zman and his bride into helping me move the furniture. If I could get it done before PapaC comes home----Wouldn't that be a GREAT surprise!?
I am hearing... my air conditioner run. And run. And run. Summertime in Texas.
Around the house... Clean all bathrooms. (Didn't do it last week.) They are shamefully grubby. Mop entryway and kitchen floors. Yuck. I don't like mopping.
One of my favorite things... is Sunday night. We usually have supper late-ish, then watch videos. It's a nice, quiet time. We just finished season 1 of Mad Men, which I think is extremely well done, but hard to warm up to because there is no really good or heroic character. Everyone is either nuts or pretty despicable. But the guy who plays the lead? Yum.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Financial statements for parish. financial data for Diocese. Tape off trim in bedroom. Lug McKid back and forth from Dance Camp.
Words I'm pondering "Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring." ---------St. Catherine of Siena
Here is a picture thought I am sharing...
Eat your vegetables, girls!