Monday, March 21, 2011

For Today - Monday - March 21, 2011

Outside My Window. . . There is the smell of smoke, from all the leaf burning on Saturday & Sunday. Redbud trees are blooming. Dogwoods are, too. Most of the trees have budded out. And the funny old oak trees are pushing out the last of their dried, brown leaves in preparation for the new buds!

I Am Thinking. . . How very much I love Spring! And how very much I love having the windows open. I wish east TX climate was such that we could keep them open year round.

I Am Grateful. . .that my husband is not suffering from allergies this Spring. He usually does a lot of sneezing, especially when the everything is covered in that yellow pine pollen. But not this year. We figured it's because he has a nightly ritual of rubbing therapeutic grade lavender in/around his nostrils every night to keep him from snoring. And it works like a charm - no more snoring!!!! We didn't realize, though, that one of the positive side effects would be no allergy symptoms! But since lavender is a natural anti-histamine, it makes perfect sense!

In The Kitchen . . .Fruit, veggies, a dishes in the sink, waiting to be washed. And within the hour my hubby. He gets to come home every day for lunch. Again - almost heaven!

I Am Creating. . . .a very aromatic home! Diffusing a blend which includes spearmint, sage, geranium, myrtle, chamomile, nutmeg, orange, tangerine, jasmine, ylang ylang, sandalwood, spruce, lemongrass and neroli. Fantastic! Great, great, uplifting aromas that also disinfect the air. . .

I Am Going. . . to check the load of jeans and wash a load of whites. Then I need to sweep/vacuum and mop the floors. It's a busy day of blessing my home!

I Am Reading . . . oh my. . . . several books. . . and too lazy to get up to get the correct titles!

I Am Hoping . . . .to get home blessing done and then play w/my camera.

I Am Hearing . . . Birds. Probably 8 -9 species of birds. A mild day in east TX w/the windows opened, birds calling, and sweet, sweet smell of natural fragrances in about as close to heaven as I can get.

Around The House . . . Yellow pine pollen and dog hair. Yep - the furniture needs dusting and the floors need cleaning!

And Shiloh needs a haircut!

I Am Wearing. . . plaid pajama pants, gray t-shirt & walking shoes! It's a comfy, stay-at-home look!

I Am Thinking . . .my life is so very, very blessed.

I Am Wondering . . . when we're REALLY going to start landscaping. We still don't have any ideas about this piece of land.

One Of My Favorite Things. . .not having to get dressed and leave the house!

Something You May Not Know About Me. . . my youngest son got married on March 14!

About Today's Photo...Youngest son & his bride, a few months before getting married.