Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Survey of My Interior II

It's time to take a break and sort things out in my head. I took this idea from Mel's blog Actual Unretouched Photo. If you haven't met her, you really should go on over and introduce yourself. Her blog is funny, heartwarming and honest to the core. It's been eons since I posted my first survey. What do I think, need, dream, love, hate, like, dread, need to do? I think I need to make a to-do list for today. I think sipping a cup of homemade coffee, first thing in the morning on my back porch, is better than any Starbucks. I think I'll be glad when the inspection is done on our house today. I think I'm really procrastinating packing for this move. I think I'm really going to miss the view of the mountains that I have from my office window when we move to the new house. I think we have a busy day ahead of us and I'll be relieved when baseball/softball season is over. I need quiet time on a regular basis. I need coffee to get me going in the morning. I need my children to pick up their things. I need girl friends and am sooo thankful that I have them. I dream about my new sewing room. I dream about going to New England some day. I dream about very weird things if I eat ice cream right before bedtime. I love watching "my" Swainson's hawks that nest in our back yard, soaring to and from their tree, the wife screeching at husband, the kids screaming for more. I love that the daisies in my garden are in full bloom and giving me one last show before I leave. I love that Dan surprises me with text messages throughout the day and I know he's thinking of us. I love vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, lavendar scented soap and freshly bathed babies. I hate that my nails are so brittle. I hate big slabs of onion on hamburgers. I hate flights that are late, long lines at the bank and high gas prices. I like that my son calls his mother at least once a week:) I like watching my elderly neighbor take his dog for a walk every morning at 8:30. I like having a nice, big window to watch the neighborhood while I work (or play) on the computer. I like that my sister-in-law has become a stay-at-home mom, so we get to see each other a lot more. I like OPI's fun names for nail polish like "An Affair in Red Square," "Chick Flick Cherry," "Java Mauva" and "Senorita Rose-alita." I dread having a colonoscopy. I dread packing up the storage area in our basement. I dread the day that Jan Karon finishes writing books about Mitford. I need to get some laundry going today. I need to find Luke a ride to his game this afternoon. I need to put in a couple hours of work today. I need to meet the inspector at the new house at 10:00. I need to figure out a better way to balance my days. I need to get Emily out of bed. I need to weed the rose garden one last time. I need to have another cup of coffee.

8 comments:

Jen said...

I loved this. We share some of the same things in common. I loved that. I hope you do have a great day today. Wished you lived close by we could go to the pool together. I believe our daughters would be good friends....I too enjoy my girl pals.

annie said...

My to-do list is not making much progress! I love moving though! Onions on burgers are gross and I really love Jan Karon's books!

Lynne said...

Great post!

This post is an example of why I just gave you an award - check my blog!

Bill said...

Tht's a very nice list, filled with much gratitude, and reasonable and manageable dreads.

Bev said...

That's a long list and I was right there with you for many of them. We have an older neighbor who takes a walk every morning and as he goes by our house, he leans in a bit and peeks through our front door to where he knows we're sitting having coffee and we wave. I love that! BTW the dread of the colonoscopy is worse than the actual having it which was no big deal. The stuff you drink is ghastly but honestly the procedure itself was nothing to fret over.

Judith said...

Karen, I so understand enjoying all you can at your present home before you leave it; the wildlife, even weeding the flower beds. It is like leaving a part of ourselves. and no matter the joys of your new home, there's just something nostalgic about where we were.

gail@more than a song said...

I loved reading this! Can relate to some of them too....however I've never had a view of mountains from any window, how nice! We live at like 5 feet above sea level, very flat land. Now a freshly bathed baby, did that recently and they are so sweet you could just eat 'em up!

BClark said...

It is never a bad thing, in my opinion, to do a little checking it all out. Usually I holler at myself for not being the person I want to be. Good for you, and it will all come together. While you are there take a picture of your favorite view and you can take it with you. Best to you, Barbara