Wednesday, March 31, 2010

For Today - March 31, 2010 - Wednesday

Outside My Window . . . Dark - it's still dark.

I am hearing. . . ticking clock

I Am Wearing
. . . that ancient pink & blue chenille robe!

I Am Thinking
. . . . I really need to tidy up the place before my brother comes up from Houston. He's never seen it. . . first impressions and all that, you know!

I am wonderingg . . . Why I've been awake since 2 AM?

I Am Grateful
. . . that dear daughter is going to be fine. We spent all afternoon in the doctor's office and/or the ER. Her heart, lungs, bloodwork, etc., is all fine. An inflamed bone in her chest. How does that happen?
OH! And you won't believe it! The ER doctor was the SAME ONE who tended to her 6 years ago when she was admitted into the ER for her herniated disk. . . or is it "disc". Oh well. Anyway, he remembered her! Remembered her symptoms, her surgeon's name and reiterated what we heard over and over again six years ago, "It was a HUGE herniated disc"! It was somehow comforting that he still works the ER.

And that he still wears a Mickey Mouse watch.

From the kitchen
. . . hot tea

I am going . . . tidy, tidy, tidy. Then take mama to get her haircut. Meet up with my brother somewhere, bring him to the house and then go out for the best hamburgers in east Texas!

I am reading
. . . Nada

I am hoping
. . . to not become crabby because of so little sleep.

Around the house . . . Messes & disarray!

One of my favorite things
. . . Telling about God's faithfulness to us. Especially about the cozy little cabin. You can read about it at

SSomething you may not know about me . . . I took photos yesterday of my daughter when she was in the ER. We've lamented there is not one single photo of her and her herniated disk experience. So we tried to make up for it yesterday. And yeah - I just happened to have my camera with me. I guess that's something you might not know about me - I usually have my camera with me these days. . . .

Today's photo
Daffodils blooming in a calf bucket. I dug them from the old house & plopped them in here. . . didn't even add soil! That's why you see them around old homesteads . . . . a person just can't kill them!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

For Today - March 29, 2010 - Tuesday

Outside My Window . . . Birds! This place has tons of birds! I saw a redheaded Woodpecker yesterday in the woodsy part of the property. Unfortunately I wasn't able to snap a pix of him :(

I am hearing. . . the little heater running & Shiloh snoring

I Am Wearing. . . that ancient pink & blue chenille robe! With a heavier scarf around my neck. Still stylin' in the cabin!

I Am Thinking. . . . I will not be staying at home today. My daughter needs me.

I am wondering . . . How late I'll stay up tonight?

I Am Grateful. . . for cold nights & warm days - - - to me it's perfect weather!

From the kitchen . . . A few breakfast dishes to wash & put away.

I am going . . . tidy our bedroom & get ready to leave the house.

I am reading . . . I didn't read anything last night. Maybe that's why I didn't get a good night's sleep!

I am hoping . . . to be a blessing today.

Around the house . . . messy dining room, but the bookcases are divine, dahlings! ;)

One of my favorite things . . . Making a house into our home.

Something you may not know about me . . . Well, I'm not superstitious, but I wrote yesterday about my good sleep & now it's eluding me again. No - not superstitious. But I'm not going write any more about my good sleep! :)

Today's photo: Red towel & shadow. I really love the natural lighting in the house. It's one of the things that makes it a perfect place for us. Don't get me wrong - the house is not in perfect shape! It's about 80 years old - - - how many 80 year olds do you know that are in perfect shape. I thought so. . . .Ditto for the cozy little cabin

OK - I wanted to replace the first photo w/the 2nd & now I have two. Will someone let me know how to delete one?

Monday, March 29, 2010

For Today - March 28, 2010 - Monday

Outside My Window . . . It is a cool and sun shiny day!

I am hearing
. . . birds chirping & a little heater humming.

I Am Wearing
. . . that ancient pink & blue chenille robe! With a light scarf around my neck. And house shoes. Oh yes - I'm stylin'!

I Am Thinking
. . . . I need to hurry up w/this entry & call my mom! I call her around 9 AM almost every day. I has become "tradition"!

I am wondering . . . How many people I can fit in this dining room?

I Am Grateful. . . for my life. There is not another person on this earth I'd rather be. My life is perfect. For me.

From the kitchen . . . A few breakfast dishes to wash & put away. There's no dishwasher here in the cabin, and all get washed by hand. It's now so much easier to use the nicest of dishes & glassware, all which must be hand-washed.

I am going . . . to tidy house & continue in the dining room. It has been slow, decorating this new place. Very slow. . . deliberately slow. All on purpose.

I am reading . . . Photography books & manuals. If I did this much studying in school I would have been an A+ student!

I am hoping . . . for a productive day.

Around the house
. . . the smell of citrus. There's lots of citrus: lemons, tangerines, blood oranges & grapefruit.

One of my favorite things . . . Making a house into our home.

Something you may not know about me . . . I am finally sleeping well. I open the bedroom window just a tiny bit to let in that cool/cold night air. I sleep like a log. Not that I really know what that means . . . but I sleep really, really, well. I'm like a new woman! Except I still look like the old one! ;)

About Today's Photo: There are birds here, too!