Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Morning cup

It's a beautiful September day in Colorado. My favorite kind of day. The sky is brilliant blue and the air has a touch of fall in it.
If you haven't visited Kim at Daisy Cottage, you really should go over and take a peek. Stopping over there has become my morning therapy. Today she's all about ric-rac and Wedgewood. I love visiting her little yellow cottage and just drinking in all of the goodness and prettyiness of it all.
And for those of you who commented on the neatness of my office space -- of course I straightened it up before I took the picture! That's what last weekend was all about. But, I'll have you know, I'm on Day 3 and it is still in order!
Random thoughts about Wednesdays -- I picked Luke up from school for an orthodontist appointment this morning, and because it's Wednesday the church across the street from the school has their "Jesus Pizza" sign out. For $2 the kids get pizza, a drink and chips. I guess they do quite a business over there. Luke says they have cool music! . . . . .The grocery ads came out in the paper today, so it's time to plan menus for next week. I'm loving my new "old system." I feel so on top of this supper thing these days. . . . . Em has Tai Kwon Do after school. She's only been at it a few weeks, but doing so well. I love watching the kids of all sizes in their clean, white outfits and bare feet. They all look like they're running around in the pajamas and it's endearing in a way. The studio plays soft music, the kids are intent on doing their forms and eager to help each other learn the various routines. When it's time to work as a class, they hurry to line up in formation. It's fairly quiet, save for the voice of the instructor and the frequent yells of "Ki ahp!" as they hit their marks in their punches.
My "mission today" ala Mission Impossible (and I have no choice but to accept it) is to buy vacuum cleaner bags -- I'm all out. So I'm off!


Becky said...

Karen, you sound so content and at peace these days. I remember a time when you did not. Last spring perhaps?

Anyway, I love coming over and hearing your happy day to day activities. Life is good isn't it?

I am on my way over to visit the Cottage that you suggested. Have a great week/weekend as I will be out of town.

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Karen, good luck with the vacuum bags.

Life sounds really good for you right now, I'm so happy to hear it.

Robin said...

You are right - the Daisy Cottage is wonderful! I love how she makes beauty out of little treasures she collects. In only I were so creative!
And I'm so glad to hear that your creative space is still in order! Good for you!

daisy cottage said...

(((Karen))) THANK YOU! What a sweetheart you are!

P.S. Your office space looks wonderful! I know you are enjoying it!

Tristi Pinkston said...


There were actually piles of entries -- that's why it took me so long to make 'em all! You deserve the honor! :)

Xandra said...

Your picture made me wish I were on vacation with my cousin who lives in Denver! I can taste the strong coffee as I sip it out on the porch, enjoying the clear morning.

Thanks for the momentary daydream!

kim said...

Hooray for your space! Hooray for feeling on top of menu planning! :) I hope you got your vacuum bags--for the record, I hate my vacuum! I am looking forward to the day when I can buy a new one.

My boys have orthodontist tomorrow--Austen is oh-so-close to getting his off! I can't wait to only have one in braces.

Your morning sounds lovely--wish I could hop on over and visit and drink coffee for a while--:)

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Thanks for stopping by today! I love your blog. And thinks for the reminder on the vacuum cleaner bags. I should have bought those weeks ago :O

Karen said...

I've enjoyed lurking on her blog for a while now!
My hubby goes out for the bags! My vacuum takes a strange type of bag, and he goes right by the store we got it from.
Have a wonderful week-end, Karen!

justabeachkat said...

I like to visit Daisy Cottage too.

I know what you mean about cleaning up your office space. I worked on mine this afternoon, but didn't finish. Tomorrow's another day.....


kris said...

Hi Karen - I just caught up on all of your posts - whew! I haven't been here in awhile!! I loved your 100 things about you - very fun! Your office area looks amazing - even after cleaning for a week mine wouldn't look that great. :) And the photo on this post - your porch?? - I LOVE it!! Thanks for the link to Daisy Cottage - what a fun place that is to visit too. I've enjoyed catching up with you. Hopefully my life is going to allow me to breathe soon and I'll stay on top of everyone's blogs - it's hard work to catch up!! Sounds like life is good - I love visiting you!

Jen said...

I'm going to vacuum today unfortunately.....I enjoy reading Daisy Cottage too. You seem as busy as I'am running kids places...

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Such a lovely post :) I bet it is so gorgeous this time of year in Colorado. One day, we're going to visit out there :)

Sounds like you're really on top of things, you've got your office organized and clean, you are doing menus and planning meals, and you sound pretty content. Such a happy thing :)

Hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

gail@more than a song said...

You've still got everything in order, way to go! And that reminds me, I need vacuum bags too really badly! I think I'm going to have to order mine though.
We've had a storm move through and are finally feeling just a touch of cool air early in the mornings.

Christie Belle said...

Oh, I have always wanted to visit Colorado. It sounds soooo wonderful there right now. There is NO hint of fall in our air yet, but hopefully soon.

Hmph, you just reminded me that I need vaccuum cleaner bags too:p