Have you seen The Simple Woman's Daybook? It's a weekly meme that I absolutely loved the first time I saw it, because it is all about slowing down enough to see what is going on in your life right now, at this moment. It is hosted by Peggy at http://thesimplewoman.blogspot.com/
Outside my Window...my kids and the child next door are planning a playdate. They think I can't hear them, and I'm smiling because unless they plan on climbing over the railing of our second-story deck, they'll have to come through the sunroom to get there.
I am thinking...that the neighbor child's mom either doesn't know what they're planning or doesn't know what she's getting into!!
I am thankful for...the comfort of true friends.
From the kitchen...I am planning a dinner of pork chops (specially for Katie) with rice and green beans. Tomorrow we'll have cinnamon muffins and scrambled eggs for breakfast--doesn't that sound yummy?
I am creating...cards for several friends--for birthdays, sympathy and "just because."
I am going...to get everyone in bed on time tonight...or die trying. I've had a come-and-go headache all afternoon and it's going to be an early evening.
I am wearing...a comfortable navy knit skirt and red top (I almost always wear red on Mondays; it's a T.G.I.M. trick I learned back when I was still working.)
I am reading...a Bridget Jones-y bit of fluff called Getting Over It and longing for something that will engage and stretch my brain. (A sure sign of too much summer reading, I think!)
I am hoping...Scott will be home early-ish. (It's not looking at all promising. I'm about to even stop hoping for "on time.") Ah, well. It will give me time to set up a tranquil evening.
I am hearing...the dog's toenails on the wood floor. You would think that indicates quiet--and I suppose you're right--but it also shows that I can hear people blinking across the street when I have a headache.
Around the house...lots of opportunities to organize. How's that for positive spin?
One of my favorite things...is reading (to my kids, to myself--doesn't really matter!)
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...school supply shopping, a trip to the library, more swim lessons, a playdate or two, some reading, writing and creating, a trip to the post office (and, inevitably, two Excedrin afterwards)
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...the requisite photo that proves we went to King's Dominion. (We were having too much fun to take many photos once we were two feet further into the park.)