OUTSIDE MY WINDOW: things are beginning to look like spring. The sky is a gorgeous shade of deep blue, and the whitest-white clouds provide a sharp and beautiful contrast. The rhubarb is up, all the plants have unfolded their leaves, and the second batch of kittens has been born on the farm.
I AM THINKING: about so many things - lots of tough situations going on around me. Also, I think the more stressed out I get, the more I tend to read. (Is that a legitimate, healthy coping technique?) Hence the long book list already this year.
I AM THANKFUL: for too many things to mention.
FROM THE KITCHEN: the smell of take-out pepperoni pizza. That's it.
I AM WEARING: my favorite jean capris, a long-sleeved green shirt, padded Nike flip-flops, and a squirt of Oscar de la Renta.
I AM CREATING: lots of fun things with my daughter-in-law, Emily. We purchased a Silhouette CAMEO last fall and are now in business - even considering an Etsy site! I'll post some photos next week so you can see what we've been up to.
I AM GOING: to stay in tonight and catch up on some DVR'd shows. Have any of you been watching the new Fox show called Touch? It's pretty good!
I AM WONDERING: where the time goes. Really. It's sad how it passes so quickly!
I AM READING: MUCH this year! After finishing the complete new-to-me "Baxter Family Series" by Karen Kingsbury, I am rereading an old favorite series by Francine Rivers - The Mark of the Lion. Even though some parts are vaguely familiar to me, most of it is like new!
I AM HOPING: that our attempts at decorating for a bridal shower this coming Sunday will be successful. I'll post photos of that next week, too, and let you decide.
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO: a short road-trip with my husband on Saturday. Just the two of us. Alone for the day. Not many things are nicer than that.
I AM LEARNING: that I can do more things than I thought I could. Between self-doubt and being a procrastinator, I haven't given myself a fair shot at a lot of things.
I AM PONDERING: the fact that today is a gift, and tomorrow is never a given. I have a sweet young friend who had a complete hysterectomy today after finding cancer in her ovary two weeks ago. She is 36, has been married just two years, and hoped to start their family this year. Both sad and scary!
A FAVORITE QUOTE FOR TODAY: "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS: A hot cup or two of coffee with flavored creamer to start my day. No coffee, no workee. :)
A FEW PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK: Finish making a burlap sign, and cut vinyl letters for a vintage/crafty window re-do.
Thanks to The Simple Woman's Spring Daybook for inviting us to join in! Click on the link to read some amazing thoughts by other women during the months of March and April.
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